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Wolf received Fulbright to attend two-week seminar at Universität Leipzig

Gregory Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities
Gregory Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities, received a Fulbright fellowship to attend summer seminar in Germany.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German, received a highly competitive Fulbright fellowship to participate in the Sommerakademie für amerikanische Germanistikprofessoren, an intensive two-week seminar at the Universität Leipzig in Germany in June 2014.

Wolf edits new book celebrating Milwaukee Braves

Gregory Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities
Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College professor of German, edited new book “Thar's Joy in Braveland! The 1957 Milwaukee Braves,” published in May.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German, edited the new book “Thar's Joy in Braveland! The 1957 Milwaukee Braves,” published in May by the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).

Film, speakers, exhibit focus on 20th century opposition to suppression in Germany

Michael Lunberg, Consistorial Councillor in Berlin and Brandenburg
North Central College hosts a two-day symposium, April 7-8, featuring a documentary screening, guest speaker, colloquium and exhibition of historical posters.

North Central College hosts a distinctive two-day symposium, titled “Religious Opposition to Suppression: German Traditions,” on Monday and Tuesday, April 7-8, featuring a documentary screening, guest speaker, exhibition of historical posters and colloquium.

Students present their research, travel experiences to retirement community residents

Emily Labedz ’15, Hannah Kramer ’14
North Central College German majors Emily Labedz ’15 and Hannah Kramer ’14 are invited to speak to local residents about German culture.

North Central College German majors Hannah Kramer ’14 and Emily Labedz ’15 gave formal presentations to senior residents of Monarch Landing, a Naperville retirement community, on March 12. Their presentations focused on their research and travels in Germany.

Kramer, who’s pursuing state certification to teach German in high schools, studied in Heidelberg, Germany, in fall 2013 and participated in a D-Term study trip to Germany in 2012 led by Gregory Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German.

Professor and student have essay published in international journal

Jessy Krempp ’16 and Professor of German Gregory Wolf
Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College professor of German, and German major Jessy Krempp ’16 co-published an essay in scholarly international journal.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College professor of German and Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor of the Humanities, and German major Jessy Krempp ’16 co-published an essay in the scholarly journal “Communications from the International Brecht Society” 42 (2013) 126-132.

German pop band performs free concert at North Central

As part of its U.S. tour, the German indie pop band Tonbandgerät will perform at North Central College at 11 a.m. Monday, March 17.

As part of its U.S. tour, the German indie pop band Tonbandgerät will perform at North Central College March 17.  

Hosted by the Goethe Institut in Chicago, the concert is open to the campus community and will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, March 17, in Pfeiffer Hall. Admission is free but advance reservations are required; email Denise.Eiserman@chicago.goethe.org or call 312-263-0472. A meet and greet with the four band members will follow the concert.

Director and producer Farrokh Asadi presents his film in U.S. premiere screening

North Central College will host the U.S. premiere of “Judith,” an epic film adaption by Farrokh Asadi of Bertolt Brecht’s play “The Jewish Wife,” on Feb. 24.

North Central College will host the U.S. premiere of “Judith,” an epic film adaption by Farrokh Asadi of Bertolt Brecht’s play “The Jewish Wife,” on Feb. 24.

Asadi, who’s also the director and producer, will be on campus to introduce and discuss the film at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in Smith Hall at Old Main. The free screening is cosponsored by the College’s German program, German Club and Film Club.

Language professors Bard and Wolf give presentations

Norval Bard, professor of French; Gregory Wolf, professor of German
North Central College Professor of French Norval Bard and Professor of German Gregory Wolf presented at a state conference about foreign language pedagogy.

Norval Bard, North Central College professor of French, and Gregory Wolf, professor of German, gave presentations at a conference focusing on pedagogy in the foreign language classroom. The conference was the annual meeting of the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ICTFL), which took place in Tinley Park Oct. 17-19.

Wolf publishes essays on German playwright, American baseball players

Gregory Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities
Gregory Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German, publishes 10 essays in various publications.

Gregory Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German, authored a 26-page essay, titled “The Desire to Control Death: Heinrich von Kleist’s Epistolary Correspondence on Schicksal, Tod and Selbstmord,” which was published in the 2013 book “Wenn sie das Wort Ich gebraucht.” Festschrift für Barbara Becker- Cantarino von FreundInnen, SchülerInnen und KollegInnen,” with editors John Pustejovsky and Jacqueline Vansant.

North Central graduate earns highly competitive Dunn Fellowship

Mark Zajac ’12, Dunn Fellow
North Central College graduate Mark Zajac has earned a spot as a policy fellow in Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s Chicago office through the Dunn Fellowship program.

Recent North Central College graduate Mark Zajac ’12 of Des Plaines, Ill., has earned a spot as a policy fellow in Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s Chicago office through the James H. Dunn Memorial Fellowship Program.

“I’ve always been interested in all things international, traveling to other countries and foreign affairs,” Zajac says. “This fellowship opens a lot of doors and will help me to better understand the world.”

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