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Campus Safety officer Joshua Mooi honored for Navy Cross

Campus Safety officer Joshua Mooi honored for Navy Cross

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Campus Safety officer Joshua Mooi was honored Nov. 9 during a Veteran’s Assembly program at Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora. Mooi was recognized by Naperville Mayor George Pradel for earning a Navy Cross, the highest honor awarded by the Navy and the second-highest military honor after the Congressional Medal of Honor. Lance Corporal Mooi is credited with saving the lives of 10 fellow Marines during Operation Steel Curtain in Iraq. On Nov.


Celebration of the International Year of Discovery: View new Milky Way images, hear presentations

Celebration of the International Year of Discovery: View new Milky Way images, hear presentations

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The campus community is invited to Oesterle Library from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, to celebrate the International Year of Discovery with the unveiling of NASA’s mural-sized images of the core of the Milky Way galaxy and to hear various presentations. This community-wide event is co-sponsored by the College’s mathematics department and Oesterle Library. Following is a schedule of activities: •    12 to 2 p.m.—Viewing of Galileo’s Dialogo.


Gregory Wolf gives paper at international conference

Gregory Wolf gives paper at international conference

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Gregory Wolf, associate professor of German, delivered a paper titled “Notes from the Underground: Teaching Language and Culture at a Small Institution” at the annual international conference of the German Studies Association in Washington, D.C., Oct 8-11.



Ben Wahlund's composition performed in concert

Ben Wahlund's composition performed in concert

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Ben Wahlund, adjunct instructor of music, had his composition titled “Forward, Together, Forward” performed in a premier concert Nov. 2 by the Northern Illinois University Percussion Ensemble. The composition is a short, five-minute fanfare written for the ensemble’s performance at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis. The performance was also broadcast live.


Greg Stolze M '03 wins first place in Tribune contest

Greg Stolze M '03 wins first place in Tribune contest

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Greg Stolze M ’03 won first place in the Chicago Tribune’s Great Chicago Ghost Story Contest. His entry “2122 North Clark” beat some 800 entries. Cultural critic Julia Keller said Stolze’s story is “beautifully written, and the story is told primarily through dialogue. Moreover, it's truly a Chicago ghost story. It simply couldn't be set anywhere else.


Welcome: New North Central employees in October

Welcome: New North Central employees in October

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Gerald Gems publishes article and review

Gerald Gems publishes article and review

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Judy Walters and Leah Kind co-present at symposium

Judy Walters and Leah Kind co-present at symposium

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[caption id="attachment_661" align="alignright" width="76" caption="Judy Walters"][/caption] Judy Walters, associate professor of computer science, and Leah Kind, adjunct instructor of English, gave a presentation at the 2009 Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA) Scholarship of Pedagogy Symposium held at Lewis University on Oct.


Congratulations

Congratulations

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Christina Doxsie, grant writer, and her husband Erick Lee welcomed a son on Oct. 22, weighing 6 lbs., 15 oz., and measuring 18 inches.


Patricia King wins awards for short stories and novella

Patricia King wins awards for short stories and novella

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Patricia King, adjunct assistant professor English, won awards for two of her short stories and for her novella. “A Luck that Will Save Her” won Honorable Mention for Hunger Mountain's 2009 Howard Mosher Short Fiction Prize. “Dogs in Guatemala” was a Finalist in the 2009 Short Story Contest by The Journal, a literary magazine of The Ohio State University. Her novella, “Angels Unawares,” was a Finalist in the 2009 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.


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