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Oesterle Library displays faculty publications, history of library

Oesterle Library displays faculty publications, history of library

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During winter term, North Central’s Oesterle Library will feature publications by 10 faculty members and the history of Oesterle Library. The displays are showcased in the library’s lobby.

Community Publications
•    Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education. “Polish Americans” and “Progressive Era, 1900-1920” in Sports in America: from Colonial Times to the Twenty-first Century: an Encyclopedia, 2011.



Steve Macek's op-ed about proposed merger is published

Steve Macek's op-ed about proposed merger is published

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Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, had his syndicated op-ed piece titled “A Merger That Isn’t Comcastic” published online in August. The co-authored article argues against the proposed $28 billion merger between Comcast and NBC/Universal.


Steve Macek offers critique, testifies about media merger

Steve Macek offers critique, testifies about media merger

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Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, was quoted July 7 and July 13 as an expert in online publications about the pending Comcast/NBC Universal merger, which, he says, would result in reduced local news coverage and job cuts for news employees at those stati


Steve Macek gives keynote address at conference

Steve Macek gives keynote address at conference

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Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication, gave the keynote address at the 6th Annual College of Arts and Sciences Student Research Conference at Indiana University Northwest in Gary, Ind., on April 15. The conference theme “The Shoulder of Giants” focused on student research.


Steve Macek moderates forum, presents paper

Steve Macek moderates forum, presents paper

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Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication, moderated a League of Women Voters forum on “Journalism in the 21st Century” March 20. He also presented a paper on the history of the underground press in Chicago, titled “The Establishment Strikes Back: Harassment of the Underground Press in Chicago (1968-1973),” at the Popular Culture Association conference in St. Louis, March 31-April 3.


Ryan Piers ’11 heads to Uganda to research crisis journalism

Ryan Piers ’11 heads to Uganda to research crisis journalism

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Broadcast communication major Ryan Piers ’11 will be traveling to Uganda March 13-27 to conduct research, funded by a Richter grant, for his project titled “Susan D. Moeller’s ‘Compassion Fatigue’ Preventing Journalism Methods and How They Were Applied When Reporting on the LRA.” Piers will be based in Kampala, Uganda’s capital, and staying in a house run by the Catholic Diocese. His research will involve interviewing local and international journalists, asking questions that test whether or not they used the proposed methods of “good crisis journalism” talked about in Susan D.


New Community Publications Display in library

New Community Publications Display in library

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Oesterle Library will feature the following publications during winter term in its Community Publications Display in the lobby:
  • Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education: “The German Turners and the Taming of Radicalism in Chicago” in International Journal of the History of Sport, October 2009.
  • Tom Gill, instructional media coordinator in Oesterle Library: Photographs in Northern Indiana Lakes, September/October 2009.
  • David Gray, assistant professor of accounting, and Gerald Hamsmith, professor of accounting emeritus: “Patterson


Steve Macek is panelist and presenter at multiple events

Steve Macek is panelist and presenter at multiple events

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Steve Macek publishes article

Steve Macek publishes article

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Steve Macek, associate professor speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, co-authored an article about the digital TV conversion and privatization of the airwaves that was widely published on online news sites.


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