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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.

North Central College senior Kevin Driscoll wins top scholarship from Publicity Club of Chicago

Kevin Driscoll ’16
The Publicity Club of Chicago awards Kevin Driscoll ’16 its highest scholarship “to support the next generation of talented public relations professionals.”

The Publicity Club of Chicago (PCC) has awarded North Central College senior Kevin Driscoll its top scholarship award. Only three local public relations-focused students received scholarships from PCC and Driscoll won the highest award at $1,000.

Driscoll, of Lemont, received the award—which represents the PCC’s “commitment to supporting the next generation of talented public relations professionals”—at its December luncheon meeting.

Students display 29 pieces of art at professional exhibit

Fifteen art students were chosen to showcase their artwork at the Paramount Theatre Art Gallery through March.

The artwork of 15 students at North Central College will be showcased at the Paramount Theatre Art Gallery in Aurora as part of the 2016 Paramount Grand Gallery. The free exhibit will be on display through March 28.

Students and pieces of artwork were selected by North Central College Associate Professor of Art Barry Skurkis, who works with the curator of the gallery. The diverse collection includes 29 pieces of art created with mixed media, oils, acrylic on canvas, wood, tar, watercolor and more.

SEA Conference connects emerging artists with needed business skills and connections

North Central College hosts the 16th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 26-27 to help aspiring artists become successful entrepreneurs.

North Central College’s 16th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 26-27 will help aspiring artists learn to become successful entrepreneurs.

Macek authors essays and a book review, presents at conference

Steve Macek, professor of communication
Steve Macek, North Central College professor of communication, has published two essays and a book review and given two presentations at a national conference.

Steve Macek, North Central College professor of communication, chair of communication and media studies, published essays in two new books, gave presentations at the National Communication Association Conference, and wrote a book review.

Chosen for her nonprofit work, Supna Jain gave MLK address to large audience

Supna Jain, adjunct instructor of communication
Supna Jain, North Central College adjunct instructor of communication, was a featured speaker at the Bloomington-Normal Dr. Martin Luther King Awards Luncheon.

Supna Jain, North Central College adjunct instructor of communication, was a featured speaker on Jan. 16 at the 40th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Luncheon sponsored by the Human Relations Commission of Bloomington-Normal. She spoke to some 450 members, including the mayors of Bloomington Tari Renner and of Normal Chris Koos.   

North Central College junior directs original production “The Cherub’s Mask”

Jack Morsovillo ’17 directs “The Cherub’s Mask,” an original production, cowritten with John Lindberg ’17 about a family’s struggles with divorce and illness.

North Central College features the original production “The Cherub’s Mask,” directed by junior Jack Morsovillo and written by Morsovillo and sophomore John Lindberg. Staged Feb. 11-13, the play explores the effects of divorce on a family.

North Central hosts third annual Technologies in Education Conference for education majors

Alumni teachers, administrators present sessions on using technology in the classroom to equip North Central College education majors for careers as teachers.

Education students at North Central College participated in the Technologies in Education Conference (TIEC) Jan. 23 to learn how to use the latest technologies in the classroom.
 

Jack Ryan ’16 exemplifies integrated learning as part of NAC&U panel in Washington

Jack Ryan ’16
College Scholar Jack Ryan ’16 presented his mathematics and theatre research at the National Press Club during a press briefing on interdisciplinary studies.

A rare but intriguing combination of mathematics and theatre research by Jack Ryan ’16 resulted in an invitation to speak this week at a Washington, D.C., press briefing at the National Press Club. Ryan was invited to present his research along with other undergraduate scholars as a way to support the mission of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), which sponsored the event.

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