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Students, staff present at LEV-cosponsored conference on faith, justice and civic learning

Steve Oliveri
North Central College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program recently co-sponsored the first National Faith, Justice and Civic Learning Conference.

July 1, 2011—North Central College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program recently cosponsored the first National Faith, Justice and Civic Learning Conference with DePaul University, providing students and staff the opportunity to present three sessions on various topics.

Cancer researcher returns to North Central to guest lecture science courses

Zach Pratt, a 2005 alumnus who recently completed his doctorate in cancer biology, returned to North Central to guest lecture some biology courses.

Zach Pratt hopes to combine his passion for scientific research with his knack for teaching.

Since earning his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from North Central in 2005, Pratt has completed his doctorate in cancer biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He returned to North Central in February 2011 to guest lecture some biology courses, using bacteria to teach a lesson in evolution.

Award-winning film is focus of global human rights discussion April 21

North Central presents “Stuck,” a documentary about four orphans looking for homes in the U.S., and discussion by children’s rights activist Dawn Stark.

North Central College welcomes Dawn Stark, a global children’s rights activist, as part of the College’s annual global human rights focus. Stark will introduce and discuss the new human rights film “Stuck” on April 21.

The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday, April 21, in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center. Stark will introduce the film and lead a discussion after the showing. Admission is free.

AMA achieves third in the nation, first time in school history

North Central College’s American Marketing Association (AMA) team tied for third overall in international Collegiate Case Competition.

North Central College’s American Marketing Association (AMA) team tied for third overall in the AMA Collegiate Case Competition—the first time in school history for a top finish. The team traveled to New Orleans in April to compete at AMA’s 36th Annual International Collegiate Conference against nine other finalist teams that had qualified from a field of 86 schools earlier this year.

“4.48 Psychosis” is presented in Meiley-Swallow’s intimate theatre

The adult drama “4.48 Psychosis” by late British playwright Sarah Kane features North Central College student actors April 24-27.

The drama “4.48 Psychosis” by late British playwright Sarah Kane will feature North Central College student actors April 24-27.

Global human rights filmmakers show their film, lead workshop April 16

North Central College hosts documentary screening of “Disruption” and workshop by renowned documentary filmmakers Paco de Onis and Pamela Yates.

North Central College hosts renowned documentary filmmakers Paco de Onis and Pamela Yates as part of the College’s annual global human rights focus. The pair returns to show and discuss their new human rights film “Disruption” on April 16.

President Emeritus Harold Wilde in the news as online author, radio guest

Harold Wilde, North Central College’s president emeritus, has op-ed about procuring commencement speakers picked up by NPR, Time.com, zocalopublicsquare.org.

Harold R. Wilde, North Central College’s president emeritus, has been in the news as an online author and radio guest.

His April 7 op-ed story about the unique challenges college presidents face in securing Commencement speakers was first published on zocalopublicsquare.org and subsequently published by Time.com and NPR, resulting in wide online distribution and an on-air interview on NPR’s “All Things Considered” weekend program Saturday, April 12, with guest host Tess Vigeland.

Author and professor Elliott Gorn to speak on “The Ghost of Emmett Till”

Eliott Gorn
North Central College welcomes Elliott Gorn, one of the nation’s foremost scholars of American urban, cultural and social history, to speak April 23.

North Central College welcomes author Elliott Gorn as guest lecturer on the subject “The Ghost of Emmett Till” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the College’s Harold and Eva White Activities Center.

Madormo, Stanley and Jackson are judges for community Teen Poetry Contest

Three North Central College faculty members are chosen to serve as judges for the Naperville Public Library’s annual Teen Poetry Contest during April.

Three North Central College faculty members were chosen to judge the Naperville Public Library’s fourth annual Teen Poetry Contest in celebration of National Poetry Month in April.

Kirk gives presentation at TED-like talk about The Argus Project

Jonathon Kirk, assistant professor of music
Jonathon Kirk, North Central College assistant professor of music, copresented “Subaquatic Sound Art” about innovative, electronic music.

Jonathon Kirk, North Central College assistant professor of music, copresented at a TEDx talk in February at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill.

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Kirk presented alongside Dr. Lee Weisert, assistant professor of music at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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