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Gems publishes book review in Journal of Sport

Gems publishes book review in Journal of Sport

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Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, had his book review of Kevin Quinn’s “Sports and Their Fans: The History, Economics, and Culture of the Relationship between Spectator and Sport” published in the Journal of Sport History, 36:2 (Summer 2009), 307-308.


Fulbright scholar addresses climate change is our cities

Fulbright scholar addresses climate change is our cities

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Meet and hear from North Central’s fifth Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Radha Rajagopalan Tuesday, Feb. 23. She will give a talk titled “It’s Not Just Hot Air: Facing Climate Change in North American Cities,” drawing on her experience and expertise as senior research analyst in Toronto’s Environment Office. Rajagopalan’s free talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Meiley-Swallow Hall. Her strong interest in global climate change and water conservation complements the College's 2009-2010 international and cultural focus on global environmental change.


SEA Conference features alumnus, lecturer Matt Boresi

SEA Conference features alumnus, lecturer Matt Boresi

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More than 50 students and faculty members will attend the College’s 10th annual, nationally recognized Self-Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 19-20 in Lisle. Lecturer of theatre and award-winning playwright and lyricist Matt Boresi ’97 will give the closing presentation, “I’m All Fired Up-Now What?” and lead a workshop.


Amy Avery talks to parents at local high school

Amy Avery talks to parents at local high school

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Amy Avery, assistant dean for student success, led a workshop titled “Help Your Teen Survive and Thrive in High School and Beyond” at Parent University, a one-day event for parents in the Naperville and Indian Prairie school districts. Parent U was held Feb. 6 at Neuqua Valley High School and Avery was one of four presenters.


Daniel Lloyd joins swimming coaching staff

Daniel Lloyd joins swimming coaching staff

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Daniel Lloyd joins the athletic department as the new part-time assistant men’s and women’s swimming coach/recruiter.


Michael de Brauw publishes articles in "Oxford Encyclopedia"

Michael de Brauw publishes articles in "Oxford Encyclopedia"

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Michael de Brauw, assistant professor of classics, has seven articles—including entries on Greek oratory, Athenian funeral orations, speechwriting in ancient Greece, and figures of speech in classical rhetoric—published in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome (February 2010).


Wendy Koenig presents paper at London conference

Wendy Koenig presents paper at London conference

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Wendy Koenig, associate professor of art, presented a paper titled “Motion and Sound: Investigating the New Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center” at the Transcultural Memory conference at the University of London in London, England, on Feb. 4.


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.


Stephen Maynard Caliendo wins grant for study

Stephen Maynard Caliendo wins grant for study

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Stephen Maynard Caliendo, associate professor of political science, and Charlton McIlwain of New York University were awarded a grant of approximately $21,000 from Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) and funded by National Science Foundation for their project, “The Effects of Racial and Racist Appeals on White Voters.” Their study is designed to ascertain how anti-black racial appeals and black candidate appeals to racial authenticity affect white potential voters’ perception of both black and white candidates.


Work of 1890 alumnus featured in Chicago exhibit

Work of 1890 alumnus featured in Chicago exhibit

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The work of James Henry Breasted, Class of 1890 and among North Central’s most revered alumni, is being honored with an exhibit at the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago through Aug. 31.


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