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Coon and Matsubara co-present research paper

Coon and Matsubara co-present research paper

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Heather Coon, associate professor of psychology, and Fukumi Matsubara, professor of Japanese, co-presented a research paper titled “Can a Reparation Offer Function as an Apology?” at the 11th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology on Jan. 28 in Las Vegas.


Tom Gill's photographs featured in exhibit

Tom Gill's photographs featured in exhibit

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Tom Gill, instructional media coordinator in Oesterle Library, will showcase a collection of his photographs in his first gallery exhibit, which runs Feb. 4 through March 4, at the W. F. Wellman Exhibit Hall in Hammond, Ind. Twenty-four of his nature and landscape photographs were chosen to be included in the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority exhibition titled “Sanctuaries.” The exhibit features more than 150 images of northern Indiana sanctuaries from 25 local photographers. An opening reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.


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Kevin McCarthy, area hall director and housing coordinator, Schneller Hall, was promoted to director of residence life.


John Madormo wins publishing contract for novels

John Madormo wins publishing contract for novels

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John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, was awarded a two-book publishing contract with Penguin Books for Young Readers for a pair of middle-grade novels titled Casey Collier, Snoop for Hire. The first book will debut in summer 2011 as a Philomel hardcover, followed by a Puffin paperback a few months later. Book two will hit the shelves in summer 2012.


Gerald Gems is guest speaker, publishes essay

Gerald Gems is guest speaker, publishes essay

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Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, had his essay titled “The City” published as a book chapter in S.W. Pope and John Nauright, eds., Routledge Companion to Sports History (London, 2010). He was also guest speaker at the Dinner & a Lectures series at the Gaylord Building Historic Site in Lockport, Ill., Jan. 21. He spoke about the depth, diversity and importance of sports in Chicago’s cultural heritage as explored in Gems’ book Chicago Sports History.


"Cosmic tenor" Herman White gives talk on origins of universe

"Cosmic tenor" Herman White gives talk on origins of universe

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Herman White, North Central Trustee and senior scientist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, will give a presentation on how the universe came to be on Jan. 15 at the St. Louis Science Center. He and two other African-American physicists, the "Three Cosmic Tenors," who also love opera, will talk on what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 81st birthday.


Gregory Wolf gives lecture in Germany

Gregory Wolf gives lecture in Germany

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Gregory H. Wolf, associate professor of German, was invited by the national German academic society Steuben-Schurz Gesellschaft to deliver the guest lecture titled “Deutsche Immigranten in den USA: Auf der Suche nach Freiheit, Unabhaengigkeit und Selbstbestimmung” [German Immigrants in the USA: In Search of Freedom, Independence, and Self-determination] in Potsdam, Germany, on Dec. 10, 2009.


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Kelly Pilleux, international student advisor, and her husband Enrique welcomed a son, Andres Santiago, weighing 8 lbs., 3 oz., on Jan. 6. He joins a sister Sofia, 4.


Jan. 16 panel to discuss personal experiences with Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan. 16 panel to discuss personal experiences with Martin Luther King Jr.

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[caption id="attachment_1373" align="alignleft" width="209" caption="1960, President Arlo Schilling and King meet on campus"] [/caption] A panel of distinguished North Central alumni and friends will discuss the 50th anniversary of the historic visit and speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on North Central's campus. Panel members who had personal contact with King will share and reflect on their experiences with the great civil rights leader. The panel is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, in Meiley-Swallow Hall. Panel members include:
  • Rev. George St.


New Community Publications Display in library

New Community Publications Display in library

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Oesterle Library will feature the following publications during winter term in its Community Publications Display in the lobby:
  • Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education: “The German Turners and the Taming of Radicalism in Chicago” in International Journal of the History of Sport, October 2009.
  • Tom Gill, instructional media coordinator in Oesterle Library: Photographs in Northern Indiana Lakes, September/October 2009.
  • David Gray, assistant professor of accounting, and Gerald Hamsmith, professor of accounting emeritus: “Patterson


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