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Sunny Gill is Outstanding Senior Man

North Central College has named Sunbir "Sunny" Gill of Westmont, Ill., Outstanding Senior Man, the highest award presented to a member of the class of 2010.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, Associate Director of Public Relations, 630-637-5306

June 2, 2010--North Central College has named Sunbir "Sunny" Gill of Westmont, Ill., Outstanding Senior Man, the highest award presented to a member of the class of 2010.

Gill will graduate June 12 with a major in psychology. He is the son of Sunita and Balbir Gill of Westmont and a graduate of Westmont High School.

The Outstanding Senior Man award was presented in May at North Central's Honors Convocation, an annual spring event that recognizes student excellence in academics and co-curricular activities.

Muck, Coon receive Junior and Senior Faculty awards

Muck, Coon receive Junior and Senior Faculty awards

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During the Service Awards event May 21, Bill Muck and Heather Coon were named recipients of the Clarence F. Dissinger Award for Junior Faculty and Senior Faculty, respectively. The awards recognize two faculty for their distinguished teaching, leadership and service to the College “above and beyond the call of duty.” Muck joined the faculty in 2008 and is assistant professor of political science.



Sunny Gill is the 2010 Outstanding Senior Man

Sunny Gill is the 2010 Outstanding Senior Man

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Kept a secret till the end of Honors Convocation May 18, President Wilde announced Sunbir Gill as the Outstanding Senior Man. “Sunny” has been a familiar face and respected leader on campus since his freshman year. He served as president of Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) his senior year and his strong work ethic and hands-on approach to leading have been instrumental in opening the SIFE store and leading his team to the national championships for two years.


VanHorn and Kelley give talks at Psi Chi Symposium

VanHorn and Kelley give talks at Psi Chi Symposium

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Daniel VanHorn, assistant professor psychology, and Karl Kelley, professor of psychology, gave addresses April 30 as part of the Psi Chi Symposium at the 2010 Midwestern Psychological Association annual meeting April 29-May 1 in Chicago. VanHorn’s address was titled “Tips for Getting Into Graduate School” and Kelley’s talk was titled “Finding Employment With an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology.”


Sawyer, students, alum give posters at psychology meeting

Sawyer, students, alum give posters at psychology meeting

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Thomas Sawyer, professor of psychology, collaborated with three students and one alumna to give two poster presentations at the 82nd annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago April 29-May 1. One presentation, co-authored with psychology majors Jennifer John ’10 and Mike O'Connor ’11, was titled, “Facial Masculinity Effects on Competitiveness Judgments.” The second was co-authored with alumna Allison Shostrom ’09, a psychology graduate student at Roosevelt University, and Brandi Balensiefen ’11 and was titled, “Blaming the Bottle: Responsibility/B


Keith Avery helps schools, leads research in bullying prevention

Keith Avery helps schools, leads research in bullying prevention

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Keith Avery, counselor/educator and licensed clinical psychologist in the Dyson Wellness Center, is conducting research with a Chicago area school district to assess bullying issues, school climate and the social and emotional development of students in grades K-12. Working with administrators at Kenilworth School District 38 in Illinois, he is assessing 400 K-8th grade students and the staff and faculty regarding bullying behavior, school climate issues, and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) as required by Illinois State Law Public Act 93-0495.  The law requires schools


North Central hosts symposium about water usage and conservation

The public is invited to hear national, regional, state, local and Canadian officials discuss water usage and conservation at a symposium April 15.

The public is invited to hear national, regional, state, local and Canadian officials discuss water usage and conservation during a symposium April 15 at North Central College.

College psychologist leads research to prevent bullying in schools

A licensed clinical psychologist at North Central College conducts research with a school district to assess bullying issues of students in grades K-12.

Keith Avery, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist at North Central College, is conducting research with a Chicago area school district to assess bullying issues, school climate and the social and emotional development of students in grades K-12. Working with administrators at Kenilworth School District 38 in Illinois, he is assessing 400 K-8th grade students and the staff and faculty regarding bullying behavior, school climate issues, and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) as required by Illinois State Law Public Act 93-0495.

Evergreen Park High School AP Psychology students visit North Central

Students in an Advanced Placement psychology class at Evergreen Park High School are visiting North Central to learn about the College’s psychology program.

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

Feb. 19, 2010—Several students in an Advanced Placement psychology class taught by Elizabeth Hinde at Evergreen Park High School are visiting North Central College March 5 to learn about the College’s award-winning psychology program.

Karl Kelley and students to present paper at psychology convention

Karl Kelley and students to present paper at psychology convention

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Karl Kelley, professor and chair of psychology, and psychology majors Camille Heneghan ’10 and Lyndsey Pojman ’12 have co-authored a paper, titled “Status and Success: Perceptions of Employees Requesting Family Leave Using Video Vignettes,” which has been accepted for presentation at the 2010 >Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention May 27-30 in Boston.


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