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Oesterle Library showcases select publications, themes

Oesterle Library showcases select publications, themes

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During fall term, North Central’s Oesterle Library will feature publications by faculty members, books on global human rights, and news about Banned Books Week, Constitution Day, National Freedom of Speech Week and more. The displays are showcased in the library’s lobby.

Community Publications
Martha Bohrer, associate professor of English. “John Galt’s ‘Annals of the Parishi’ and the Narrative Strategies of Tales of Locale” in John Galt: Observations and Conjectures on Literature, History, and Society, 2012



Madormo’s new novel to be featured on air, in person, in print

Madormo’s new novel to be featured on air, in person, in print

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John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, has authored a young-readers novel that was released nationwide through publisher Penguin Books for Young Readers on May 10.



John Madormo wins Best Family Screenplay Synopsis

John Madormo wins Best Family Screenplay Synopsis

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John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, won first place for Best Family Screenplay Synopsis at the 2010 Reno Film Festival Synopsis Contest. His winning script is titled “Dream Machine.” The story: A dream research specialist, in an effort to help his patients suffering from recurring nightmares, has created a remarkable device—a machine that can transport them, mind and body, back into their dreams—to relive those nocturnal delights, or into those nightmares, to confront their demons.


John Madormo wins publishing contract for novels

John Madormo wins publishing contract for novels

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John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, was awarded a two-book publishing contract with Penguin Books for Young Readers for a pair of middle-grade novels titled Casey Collier, Snoop for Hire. The first book will debut in summer 2011 as a Philomel hardcover, followed by a Puffin paperback a few months later. Book two will hit the shelves in summer 2012.


John Madormo wins Grand Prize and more for synopsis

John Madormo wins Grand Prize and more for synopsis

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John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communications and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, won two awards at the Reno Manhattan Shorts Film Festival, held in Reno, Nev., Sept. 25-26. The synopsis of his screenplay, Paulie Perkins P.I., won First Place in the Individual Family Film Division and the Grand Prize for Best Overall Synopsis in all categories. Paulie Perkins, P.I., is a story about a 12-year-old private detective.


North Central College in today’s local news

North Central College in today’s local news

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Naperville Sun: “Gloria Gaynor: Still Surviving” “Opera singer to perform at NCC’s Wentz Hall" “Cardinals thinking multi-dimensional” “Winning in Reno” John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communication, and his screenplay synopsis win big at film festival in Reno.


John Madormo's screenplay places in contest

John Madormo's screenplay places in contest

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John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, took second place in the Comedy Division at the Chicago Screenwriters Network 2009 Midwest Screenwriting Contest for his screenplay, a comedy titled The Boys' Club.  It also reached the Semi-Finals of the 2009 Scriptapalooza International Screenplay Competition. The Boys’ Club is about five retired widowers who meet each day for coffee, doughnuts and an endless discussion of minutia.


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