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Kirk performs, presents at music conference

Jonathon Kirk, assistant professor of music, performed and presented his custom interactive sound processing software at a conference on improvisation.

Jonathon Kirk, assistant professor of music, performed and presented his custom interactive sound processing software at the International Society for Improvised Music (ISIM) conference, titled Improvisation and Cross-Cultural Creativity: Fostering Connections Through Spontaneous Musical Art. The conference was held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Dec. 2-5.

Concert Winds to perform March 12 at “Chords for Kids” event for children with autism

North Central College will host “Chords for Kids,” the fifth annual free concert for children with autism and their families, March 12 in Wentz Concert Hall.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307

Feb. 14, 2011—North Central College will host “Chords for Kids,” the fifth annual free concert for children with autism and their families at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12, in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave.

Borla and Mouse featured in “Recording” magazine

Jazz faculty members Janice Borla and Jack Mouse were featured in “Recording” magazine in the article “A Basement Conversion: The Borla/Mouse Basement Studio.”

Jazz faculty members vocalist Janice Borla and drummer Jack Mouse were featured in a four-page article titled “A Basement Conversion: The Borla/Mouse Basement Studio” in the October 2010 issue of “Recording,” a magazine for the recording  musician. The article focuses on their home studio, which they designed, and includes comments from recording engineer John Larson on how the space was adapted for recording and mixing sessions. Here’s a preview from the article:

FYE: Thanksgiving New Orleans Style

Students participating in the First-Year Experience Verandah in New Orleans are blogging about their experiences.

Fifty first-year students, five faculty, and five First-Year Experience mentors are in New Orleans as part of D-Term Study Away Verandah Experience. Students are performing service work in rebuilding local homes and chronicling their experiences on a FYE: Thanksgiving New Orleans Style blog.

Two seniors showcase their art in exhibit

The art work of two senior art majors, Ali Urasky and Marcy Thomas, will be showcased in an exhibit titled "Treasured Undesirables" during February.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

Jan. 25, 2011—North Central College will showcase the art work of two senior art students during a month-long exhibit, Feb. 1-28.

Titled “Treasured Undesirables,” the free exhibit will be on display in North Central’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. The artists will greet visitors during an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Shindler and Larsson present at conference about education abroad

Jack Shindler and Kimberly Larsson in North Central’s international programs present and chair sessions at Association of International Educators Conference.

Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs, and Kimberly Larsson, assistant to the director of international programs, gave presentations related to education abroad at the Association of International Educators (NAFSA) Conference in Detroit, Nov. 3-5.

Guzman helps nominate Chicago Literary Hall of Fame inductees

Richard Guzman, professor of English and coordinator of master in liberal studies program, served as a nominator for the new Chicago Literary Hall of Fame.

Richard Guzman, professor of English and coordinator of master in liberal studies program, served on the Committee of Nominators and Selectors for the new Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, which held its first induction ceremony Nov. 20, hosted by the Chicago Writers Association at Northeastern University in Chicago. The ceremony drew together some of Chicago’s greatest writers to honor Saul Bellow, Lorraine Hansberry, Gwendolyn Brooks, Nelson Algren, Richard Wright and Studs Terkel.

Flamenco Festival showcases dance, music, art, film, lecture

Jelena Sanchez, adjunct instructor of Spanish, teaches flamenco dance
During February, the College’s annual Flamenco Festival features rhythmic music and dance from Spanish culture, as well as films and photography.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

Muck and Mashuli co-author online op-ed

William Muck, assistant professor of political science, and economics major Etienne Mashuli ’13 co-authored an op-ed piece on international NGO website.

William Muck, assistant professor of political science and coordinator of global studies, and Etienne Mashuli ’13, economics major, co-authored an op-ed piece about the Robin Hood Tax campaign that was posted on the website of an international NGO focused on global poverty. Their comments about the proposed Robin Hood Tax, a small fee on all global financial market transactions to raise money to help fight poverty, were made in the context of the recent G20 Summit in Seoul, Korea.

Caliendo publishes book on race and ethnicity

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science, has co-edited and published a book, “The Routledge Companion to Race and Ethnicity.”

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science, and Charlton D. McIlwain have co-edited and published a book, “The Routledge Companion to Race and Ethnicity.” It’s a comprehensive guide to the increasingly relevant, broad and ever-changing terrain of studies surrounding race and ethnicity.

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