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Renard Jackson and Jack Shindler give talks at symposium

Renard Jackson and Jack Shindler give talks at symposium

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Renard Jackson (photo), assistant professor of education, and Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs, participated in the Scholarship of Pedagogy Symposium sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA). Hosted by Dominican University on Oct. 30, the conference was titled Connecting the Dots: Helping Students Integrate Learning Across Contexts.



Guruianu publishes his memoir "Metal and Plum"

Guruianu publishes his memoir "Metal and Plum"

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Andrei Guruianu, assistant professor of English, released his memoir “Metal and Plum” by Mayapple Press in November 2010. It’s available at Amazon and www.mayapplepress.com. His book conveys the impact of immigration on his family, contrasting the hardships of Ceausescu’s Romania with the challenges of adaptation to the United States and how painful it is to go home and find the place you knew is no longer there.



New content strategy for website reveals new look, design

New content strategy for website reveals new look, design

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The College recently unveiled a new look and content to its website. Viewers noticed vivid colors that reflect the College’s Cardinal spirit, easy “go to” buttons on the homepage, and photos and features throughout the site that communicate stories about North Central’s student and faculty accomplishments, campus life, news, majors and programs, and events.



Forensics team is on a roll!

Forensics team is on a roll!

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During the last weekend in October, the forensics team traveled to Lee’s Summit, Mo., near Kansas City, to compete at the Central States Swing Forensics Tournament, which included two different tournaments on Oct. 30-31. North Central’s team took first place both days and six students placed in the finals—“an incredible feat,” says John Stanley, assistant professor of speech communication, assistant director of forensics and director of individual events.



Wis is featured speaker at music educators conference

Wis is featured speaker at music educators conference

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Ramona Wis, Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts, professor and chair of music, was the headliner for the Ohio Collegiate Music Educators Association (OCMEA) Conference in Columbus, OH, on Nov. 6. Wis presented several sessions to undergraduate music education students from Ohio State, Miami University of Ohio, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Marietta College and other institutions in the state, covering topics of Music Education Philosophy, Rehearsal Design, Collaborative Teaching Techniques, and Repertoire Choice and Concert Programming.



Gems' book review published in Journal of Sport History

Gems' book review published in Journal of Sport History

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Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, had his book review of Liam T.A. Ford's Soldier Field: A Stadium and Its City” published in the Journal of Sport History by the North American Society for Sport History, 37:2 (Summer 2010), 301-302.



Faculty gives lecture, leads discussion on India Nov. 11

Faculty gives lecture, leads discussion on India Nov. 11

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One of North Central’s own faculty members, Assistant Professor of History Shereen Ilahi, will give a talk and lead a discussion related to India and global environmental change at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in Meiley-Swallow Hall. Titled “The 1947 Partition of Punjab,” her timely lecture will focus on the creation of the sovereign states of Pakistan, Bangladesh and India and how the British drew the line in 1947 that partitioned the region of Punjab that borders India and Pakistan. The event is free.



Jazz vocalist Janice Borla is featured artist Nov. 10

Jazz vocalist Janice Borla is featured artist Nov. 10

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Go Cards!!!!

Go Cards!!!!

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“Humility … winning culture … a coaching philosophy.” These attributes aptly describe head football coach John Thorne, says Naperville Sun reporter Paul LaTour in his Nov. 5 feature, “One of a kind.” The article about Thorne and the Cardinals’ 8-0 season record precede the Little Brass Bell contest against Wheaton College (8-0) Saturday, Nov. 6, in Wheaton at 1 p.m. Go Cards!!



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