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Oesterle Library presents spring term exhibits, newsletter

Oesterle Library presents spring term exhibits, newsletter

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During spring term, North Central’s Oesterle Library will feature publications by faculty members, the history of Cornerstone Day and highlights of the College’s Sesquicentennial Celebration. The displays are showcased in the library’s lobby.

Community Publications
David Fisher, professor of philosophy.
•    “Law and Revenge Violence: From Saga to Modern Fiction” in Teaching Law and Literature, 2011.



Oesterle Library displays faculty publications, history of library

Oesterle Library displays faculty publications, history of library

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During winter term, North Central’s Oesterle Library will feature publications by 10 faculty members and the history of Oesterle Library. The displays are showcased in the library’s lobby.

Community Publications
•    Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education. “Polish Americans” and “Progressive Era, 1900-1920” in Sports in America: from Colonial Times to the Twenty-first Century: an Encyclopedia, 2011.



North Central College in the news

North Central College in the news

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North Central College in the news

Chicago Tribune: “College defends Spike Lee’s King holiday speech

NCTV17: Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, was featured in a news story titled “Beating the boredom with board games.”



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.



Gems, students participate in summer graduate school in Denmark

Gems, students participate in summer graduate school in Denmark

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Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, and North Central students Stephanie Salerno, who’s pursuing a master’s in liberal studies, and senior Kelly Lofgren, physical education: K-12 major, traveled to Denmark and participated in the University of Copenhagen Summer School for graduate students. On Aug.


Gerald Gems contributes to book on gymnastics

Gerald Gems contributes to book on gymnastics

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Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, authored a chapter titled “The German Turners and the Taming of Radicalism in Chicago” in a new book by Gertrud Pfister, “Gymnastics, a Transatlantic Movement: From Europe to America.”


Gems is chosen associate editor of international publication

Gems is chosen associate editor of international publication

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Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, was named an honorary member and associate editor of the International Journal of Sport Sciences and Physical Education.


Gems gives talk at sport, race, ethnicity conference

Gems gives talk at sport, race, ethnicity conference

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Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, delivered a presentation titled “Immigration, Sport, and the Italian Quest for Identity” July 17 at the Sport, Race, and Ethnicity conference at the University of the West Indies in Bridgetown, Barbados.


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.


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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