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Macek gives talk and is featured analyst in timely video

Steve Macek, professor of speech communication
Steve Macek, North Central College professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, gave talk about film censorship and more.

Steve Macek, North Central College professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, spoke about film censorship at Think of the Children, an event held in September at the Hideout that featured books, songs and films that have been banned in Chicago. The program lineup also included a historian, comedian, artist and musicians who addressed the subject of banned and suppressed art.
 

North Central College’s Macek and Failing ’14 are featured radio guests

Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication, Brian Failing ’14
Exhibit cocurators Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication, and history major Brian Failing ’14 are interviewed on two Chicago radio programs.

The voices of Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, and Brian Failing ’14, majoring in history and urban and suburban studies, have been heard recently on two radio programs.

They were featured guests as cocurators of their exhibit, “Banned in Chicago: Eight Decades of Film Censorship in the Windy City,” on display through Aug. 16 at the Museums at Lisle Station Park in Lisle.

Macek discusses media activism, film scholarship and more at conference

Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication
Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication, was a panelist at Seattle’s Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference.

Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, attended the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Seattle this spring. He served as a respondent on a panel about Detroit, automobiles and film, and also participated in a roundtable discussion on media activism and film scholarship.

Radio interview to preview opening at museum of student-faculty film exhibit

Brian Failing ’14 and Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication, discuss their “Banned in Chicago” film censorship exhibit on radio May 18.

Brian Failing ’14 and Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, will be featured on Rick Kogan’s WGN live radio show Sunday, May 18. “After Hours with Rick Kogan” runs 9-11 p.m. on 720 AM; Failing and Macek will be on air 10-10:30 p.m. This program had originally been scheduled for May 11, but was preempted.

North Central hosts faculty academic conference April 26

Smith Hall at Old Main
Faculty and staff are invited to attend the Illinois American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Spring Conference, hosted by the College April 26.

North Central faculty and staff are invited to attend the Illinois American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Spring Conference, hosted by the College on Saturday, April 26, in Smith Hall.

Twice each year, the Illinois AAUP sponsors an educational conference at a school with an active AAUP membership. North Central’s AAUP chapter is host for the 2014 spring conference, which will focus on the theme “The Role of Women in Higher Education.”

Macek receives media attention about his talk

Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication
Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication, gave a talk that was reported in local labor news media.

Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, gave a talk Jan. 30 at the monthly meeting of the Naperville Township Democratic Organization. His talk was later reported in the Fox Valley Labor News. Click here to read the article.
 

Macek and Brian Failing ’14 present paper at conference

Steve Macek, Daniel Ellsberg, Brian Failing ’14
Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication, and Brian Failing ’14 present paper on film censorship at national conference.

Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, and Brian Failing ’14, double major in history and urban and suburban studies, presented a paper at the conference titled The Point is to Change It: Media Democracy and Democratic Media in Action.

Guest political scientist to give talk on immigration and American democracy

Robert Koulish, Ph.D.
Robert Koulish—political scientist, author and professor at the University of Maryland—will give a lecture Thursday, Oct. 3, on America’s immigration policies.

North Central College will host a free lecture titled “Immigration Reform in the Age of Criminalization” by Robert Koulish, Ph.D.—political scientist, author and professor—at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in North Central’s Smith Hall at Old Main.

Macek presents papers at international conferences

Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication
Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication, presented papers at two international conferences in England.

Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, presented papers at two conferences in England.

Macek’s op-ed receives wide syndication

Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication
Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication, authors syndicated op-ed about cyber-security bill in U.S. Congress.

Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, authored an opinion piece, titled “Let’s not sacrifice our privacy on the altar of cyber security,” that has been picked up by various news outlets, from The Naperville Sun and Columbus Dispatch, to outlets in San Diego, Brooklyn, Texas, Kentucky and more. The piece was syndicated by the American Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that works to encourage more citizen debate on important societal issues.

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