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Gems gives talks, publishes book and article about sports history, society and identity

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, publishes book, co-publishes article, co-presents at universities in Sweden.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, published an article, titled “Fairy Tales? Marion Jones, C.J. Hunter and the Framing of Doping in American Newspapers,” in Sport in Society, November 2013. The article was coauthored with Gertrud Pfister of the University of Copenhagen.

Gems shares expertise about history of sport, locally and globally

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, publishes article in journal, interviewed about history of the marathon and more.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, was interviewed by Naperville Community Television (NCTV) about the history of the marathon, its importance to Boston and its relevance to Patriots Day. His interview was part of a telecast by NCTV on the weekend of the Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon, Nov. 10.

Wynard gives talks at American School Health Association conference

Tammy Wynard, coordinator of health education
Tammy Wynard, North Central College visiting instructor of health and physical education and coordinator of health education, presents twice at conference.

Tammy S. Wynard, North Central College visiting instructor of health and physical education and coordinator of health education, presented twice at the annual American School Health Association conference in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 10-13. The conference brought together professionals working in higher education, K-12 schools, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as pre-service teachers and school nurses.

2011 alumna co-authors paper in journal

Ashley Popp '11
Ashley Popp, North Central College 2011 alumna, publishes paper based on her college research in “Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research” journal.

North Central College alumna Ashley Popp, class of 2011, co-authored a paper, titled “The Global Transformation of Belly Dancing: A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Counter Hegemonic Responses,” which was accepted for publication in the 2012 No LIV issue of the journal “Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research.”

Gems presents at conference, publishes chapter

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, presented paper at conference, published chapter in book.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, presented a paper, titled “Downfall of the Turner Movement in the United States,” at the German American Studies Conference at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., on April 13.

Carius inducted to Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame

Al Carius, head men’s cross country & associate head men’s track and field coach
Al Carius, North Central College head men’s cross country and associate head men’s track and field coach, was inducted to Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame.

Al Carius, North Central College head men’s cross country and associate head men’s track and field coach, was inducted into the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame on April 1, according to the Peoria Journal Star.  

A Morton, Ill., native, Carius has coached North Central College to 14 Division III national cross country titles, including the most recent in 2011, and six outdoor and three indoor national track and field titles in his 46 years at the College.

Gems has chapter, book reviews published

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, publishes chapter in new book and two book reviews in “Journal of Sport History.”

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, had his chapter, titled “Baseball, Invented Tradition, and Nationalistic Spirit,” published in “Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport,” which is edited by Stephen Wagg and published by Palgrave Macmillan. The book goes beyond the newsy versions of apparent turning points in sport history and explores these moments in a series of detailed and insightful studies.

Gems named international fellow at sport institute

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central professor of health and physical education, gives talks at Bangladesh Institute of Sport Sciences, named international fellow.

 Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, delivered two presentations in December 2011 at the Bangladesh Institute of Sport Sciences in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He also was inducted as an international fellow of the institute, along with another American and international scholars from Turkey, Denmark, Malaysia, Great Britain and Spain. The events were attended by a host of sports dignitaries and the Bangladesh minister of commerce.

Selsky gives talk at NSCA personal trainer clinic

Kendall Selsky, visiting assistant professor of health and physical education
Kendall Selsky, North Central College visiting assistant professor of health and physical education, spoke at clinic about injury prevention techniques.

Kendall Selsky ’93, North Central College visiting assistant professor of health and physical education and exercise science program director, spoke at a continuing education session at the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Illinois State Personal Trainer Clinic held in Chicago Nov. 5. The topic she presented was titled “ACL Injury Prevention Techniques/Programs for Strength & Conditioning Professionals.”

Gems is featured in documentary, gives online interview and talk at local museum

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, is featured in Oct. 20 documentary, gives interview and talk on history of sport.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, was interviewed and filmed for a documentary titled “Brotherhood of Bags” that will air Thursday, Oct. 20, at 8:30 p.m. on the Lakeshore Public Television (WYIN) station.

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