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Gems teaches, serves, presents in international positions

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, is named officer of international society, teaches and gives talks worldwide.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, was elected a vice president of the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport; his four-year term began August 2013. His duties include setting the direction of the organization, organization of conferences, service on the scientific committee and more.

Disabilities are no obstacle for North Central broadcasting major

Ryan Henders ’14 utilizes his guide dog Irby and support from the North Central College community as he pursues dream of broadcasting and enjoys campus life.

Ryan Henders ’14 utilizes Irby, his black lab and canine roommate, to navigate campus and just about everything else. A guide dog, Irby arrived at North Central College when Henders transferred to pursue his dream of studying broadcasting at a smaller campus.

Nearly blind, Henders was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma, a rare type of eye cancer in both eyes, when he was 9 months old. “I can see certain things like the figure of a person, but I have no depth perception or ability to see how close someone or something is,” says Henders.

Vuksanovich, Duncker-Hoffmann publish advice for training Writing Center tutors

Monica Vuksanovich and Karin Duncker-Hoffmann
North Central College’s faculty Monica Vuksanovich and Karin Duncker-Hoffmann coauthor published article titled “Writing with English Language Learners.”

Monica Vuksanovich (photo, left), North Central College visiting assistant professor of Spanish, and Karin Duncker-Hoffmann (right), instructor of ESL (English as a second language), coauthored the article, “Writing with English Language Learners: Advice for Training Writing Center Tutors.” It was published in the Summer 2013 issue of ITBE Link, the quarterly publication by the Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages-Bilingual Education (ITBE).

Forbes ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges for 2013-2014

Forbes magazine ranks North Central College among the top 25 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities for 2013-2014.

Forbes magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges for 2013-2014.

Forbes includes North Central College among the top 25 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities. The magazine profiles the top 650 of the nearly 2,500 four-year institutions of higher learning in the United States. Forbes ranks North Central College No. 106 in the Midwest, No. 306 in the nation among private colleges and No. 456 overall.

North Central College selected to take part in civic learning, engagement initiative

North Central College’s strong commitments to civic learning and democratic engagement are recognized by Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

North Central College’s strong commitments to civic learning and democratic engagement are being recognized by the group Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA).

Kelley contributes chapter in resource for career development professionals

Karl Kelley, professor of psychology
Karl Kelley, North Central College professor of psychology, has chapter published in 6th edition of “A Counselor’s Guide to Career Assessment Instruments.”

Karl Kelley, North Central College professor of psychology and director of FYE, wrote a chapter titled “Differential Aptitude Testing,” which has been published in the 6th edition of “A Counselor’s Guide to Career Assessment Instruments” (2013) by editors Chris Wood and Danica G. Hays. Kelley also was a contributor in the 5th edition.

North Central College named among top Illinois schools for return on investment

North Central College alumni earn a high return on investment (ROI) in their education, a new study shows.

North Central College alumni earn a high return on investment (ROI) in their education, a new study shows.

North Central College is named a “High ROI College” by Affordable Colleges Online (AC Online), a key resource for college affordability and financial aid information. AC Online identified Illinois colleges and universities with the greatest lifetime return on investment and ranks North Central College No. 11 among 39 institutions in the state.

North Central College named one of the nation’s best comprehensive liberal arts schools

North Central College is named “one of the best comprehensive liberal arts colleges in the nation” by Colleges of Distinction in its 2013-2014 directory.

North Central College is named “one of the best comprehensive liberal arts colleges in the nation” by Colleges of Distinction in its 2013-2014 directory.

Colleges of Distinction is a college guide that considers the views of guidance counselors, educators and admission professionals to honor colleges that excel in four areas of undergraduate education: student engagement in the educational process, great teaching, vibrant learning communities and successful outcomes.

New North Central College students discover possibilities during Orientation

Hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College during Orientation.

During summer 2013 Orientation sessions, hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College.

From study abroad courses to athletic teams to clubs and organizations, Orientation serves to inform students about options so they can begin to plan their years of study and make the most of their experience at North Central College.

Hamalis among top Eastern Orthodox scholars to contribute to anthology

Perry Hamalis, Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion
Perry Hamalis, North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, published an essay in new book, “Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration.”

Perry Hamalis, North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, associate professor of religious studies and director of academic opportunities, has a published essay, titled “The Theological-Ethical Contributions of Archimandrite Sophrony (Sakharov) to Environmental Issues,” in the 2013 book “Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration: Orthodox Christian Perspectives on Environment, Nature, and Creation.”

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