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Renard Jackson and Jack Shindler give talks at symposium

Renard Jackson, assistant professor of education, and Jack Shindler, professor of English, gave presentations at ACCA’s Scholarship of Pedagogy Symposium.

Renard Jackson (photo), assistant professor of education, and Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs, participated in the Scholarship of Pedagogy Symposium sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA). Hosted by Dominican University on Oct. 30, the conference was titled Connecting the Dots: Helping Students Integrate Learning Across Contexts.

Works by elementary, high school art teachers shown in exhibit

Works by 14 art teachers in Indian Prairie School District 204 are featured in an exhibit at North Central College.

Works by elementary, high school art teachers shown in exhibit

Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

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 tribute to celebrate legacy of Mary Lou Cowlishaw

North Central College and Hear Us! will pay tribute to the legacy of the late Mary Lou Cowlishaw at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26.

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

Oct. 4, 2010—North Central College and Hear Us!, an organization dedicated to helping homeless women and children, will pay tribute to the legacy of the late Mary Lou Cowlishaw.

The event starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in the lobby of Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, will begin with a reception commemorating Cowlishaw and continue with a screening of the documentary “On the Edge,” a film about how families deal with homelessness. Admission is free.

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.

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 exceeds new requirements for graduate degrees in education

North Central College exceeds state requirements for teachers and administrators pursuing graduate studies in educational leadership, College officials say.

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

March 17, 2010—North Central College exceeds new, more strict state requirements for teachers and administrators pursuing master’s degrees and certification in educational leadership, College officials say.

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