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New College staff assignments

New College staff assignments

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North Central welcomes new additions

North Central welcomes new additions

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Gems teaches in China and Turkey, joins editorial board

Gems teaches in China and Turkey, joins editorial board

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Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, was offered a position as consultant on curriculum and instruction matters during his visiting professorship at Beijing Sports University in June. He also traveled to Antalya, Turkey, where he gave a presentation titled “Sport and the Social Construction of American Masculinity” at the 15th annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science June 23-26.


John Stanley appointed to national panel on gender identity

John Stanley appointed to national panel on gender identity

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John Stanley, instructor of speech communication, assistant director of forensics and director of individual events, was appointed by American Association of University Professors (AAUP) president Cary Nelson to a three-year term as a member of the AAUP Committee on Sexual Diversity and Gender Identity.


Alex Knobloch named CCIW Man of the Year

Alex Knobloch named CCIW Man of the Year

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Alex Knobloch ’10 was named the 2010 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Man of the Year. Recognized as the conference’s top male student-athlete, he was chosen through a voting process conducted by the CCIW Senior Woman Administrators and Faculty Athletics Representatives. There were five other nominees. Knobloch, a biology major who graduated with a 4.0 GPA, was a member of the travel squad as an alternate for North Central’s national championship-winning cross country team this past season.


Shindler and Larsson give presentations at international conference

Shindler and Larsson give presentations at international conference

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Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs, and Kimberly Larsson, assistant to the director of international programs, gave presentations at the Association of International Educators (NAFSA) Conference June 1-4, in Kansas City, Mo. Some 7,000 educators attended worldwide. Shindler was chosen from among 11 other presenters nationwide to give his session at the international conference.


North Central friend and faculty member dies

North Central friend and faculty member dies

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Mary Lou Cowlishaw, who represented Naperville in the Illinois House of Representatives for nearly 20 years and has been an adjunct professor of education at North Central since 2003, died June 23 after a long and courageous bout with cancer. She was an architect of the Chicago school reform of 1995, the parent of two North Central graduates and a recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from North Central in 1999. Visitation is Friday, June 25, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, 516 S.


Tom Williams named associate professor of biology emeritus

Tom Williams named associate professor of biology emeritus

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Associate Professor Thomas Williams was awarded emeritus status at Commencement June 12 and named Associate Professor of Biology Emeritus. Williams came to North Central in 1981 from Washington State University, where he received a doctorate in zoology. His expertise in zoology focused on salamander anti-predator mechanisms and he ignited a passion for scientific research in his students by including them in his laboratory and field projects, conference presentations and publishing.


Faculty and students co-present at educators institute

Faculty and students co-present at educators institute

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Susan Mack, visiting instructor of education, and new graduates Sandy Moller ’10 and Jessica Mateo ’10 were co-presenters of a workshop titled “Preparing Teachers for Diversity in Classroom Management” at ACI’s Center for Success in High-Need Schools Summer Institute for Educators on June 18 at Trinity Christian College. Moller was the 2010 Outstanding Major in Spanish at North Central’s 2010 Honors Convocation and Mateo graduated with a degree in elementary education.


Gems is teaching history of sport in China

Gems is teaching history of sport in China

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Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, is serving as a visiting professor at Beijing Sport University in China from June 8 to 22.


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