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Educators attend North Central workshop on diversity, equality in schools

Public school administrators learned how =to better serve children from diverse populations during a workshop presented at North Central College.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Oct. 12, 2010—Public school administrators learned how to enact strategies to better serve children from diverse populations during a workshop presented at North Central College.

North Central College education faculty earn award for top paper

Three North Central College associate professors of education were recognized at the American Institute of Higher Education’s 5th International Conference.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Oct. 8, 2010—North Central College associate professors of education Maureen Kincaid, Nancy Keiser and Kristine Servais were recognized at the American Institute of Higher Education’s 5th International Conference in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 29-Oct. 1, for presenting the conference’s top paper.

North Central College education faculty earn award for top paper

North Central College education faculty members were recognized by American Institute of Higher Education for presenting the conference’s top paper.

North Central College education faculty earn award for top paper

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

North Central College hosts bookfair at Barnes & Noble Oct. 30

North Central will host a bookfair, including a story time and face painting for children, Saturday, Oct. 30, at Barnes & Noble, 47 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville.

North Central College will host a bookfair, including a story time and face painting for children, Saturday, Oct. 30, at Barnes & Noble, 47 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. The event is free and open to the public.

Students from the College will be in the store’s Children’s Department leading a story time at 10:30 p.m. and doing face painting at 11 a.m.

Amanda Chlebek

Each year, Naperville’s Beebe Elementary School welcomes more than 20 North Central students like Amanda for field experience. These teachers-in-training spend 20 weeks observing the latest methods for teaching reading and language arts, developing and teaching lesson plans and working with small groups of pupils. It’s an inspiring experience for Amanda. “I look forward to spending more time learning with the students and watching them grow with the knowledge I help provide,” she says.

Christi Thigpen M '10

Christi Thigpen M ’10 received the special “fist bump” from President Hal Wilde that was a distinguishing finale for the Class of 2010.

Christi Thigpen M ’10 received the special “fist bump” from President Hal Wilde that was a distinguishing finale for the Class of 2010. Wilde underwent surgery in May after a hand injury, preventing him from shaking the hands of all 598 degree recipients. Currently a special education teacher at Downers Grove South High School, Thigpen received a master’s in education and hopes to pursue a career in school administration as a dean or student activities director.

North Central NOW Fall 2010

Meet the College's nine new tenure-track faculty

Meet the College's nine new tenure-track faculty

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Among the many new faculty and coaches this academic year are nine full-time, tenure-track faculty. They are Leila Azarbad, assistant professor of psychology; Suzanne Chod, assistant professor of political science; Kristin Geraty-Bonacci, assistant professor of sociology; Andrei Guruianu, assistant professor of English; Katherine Heller, assistant professor of mathematics; Kelly Howe, assistant professor of theatre; Jonathon J.


Ramona Wis presents workshops to directors, educators

Ramona Wis presents workshops to directors, educators

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Ramona M. Wis, Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts, professor and chair of music, presented a workshop to an international audience of artistic directors during the Sister Singers Network conference in Chicago in July. Her session was titled “Influence Changes Everything: How Conductors Can Create Momentum and Achieve Success (and still sleep at night).” More recently, Wis facilitated a workshop with the K-12 music educators of Indian Prairie School District 204. Held Aug.


Dr. Lora Tyson

An inspiration to hundreds of North Central College students and aspiring educators, Lora Tyson, associate professor of education, died September 1, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer. It was the very same day that more than 100 family members, friends, colleagues and College alumni gathered for a Cubs game to raise funds to support the Dr. Lora Tyson Curriculum Resource Center in Oesterle Library, which has been renamed in her honor.

North Central participates in NAC&U’s 2010 Summer Institute

North Central participates in NAC&U’s 2010 Summer Institute

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In June 2010, a team of North Central College faculty and administrators joined colleagues from 20 colleges and universities at the 14th annual Summer Institute of the New American Colleges & Universities (NAC&U), the consortium of independent and small to mid-sized institutions, of which North Central is a founding member.


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