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Murawska leads workshop for middle school teachers

Jackie Murawska, adjunct instructor of mathematics
Jackie Murawska, North Central College adjunct instructor of mathematics, led workshop for middle school teachers at Metropolitan Mathematics Club of Chicago.

Jackie Murawska, North Central College adjunct instructor of mathematics, led a workshop titled “Fractions, Frustration, Ratios, and the Condominium Community Problem” for middle school teachers at the Metropolitan Mathematics Club of Chicago (MMC) Conference of Workshops held in New Lenox, Ill., Jan. 28.

Wolf publishes article, teaches online and at workshop

Gregory Wolf, professor of German
Gregory Wolf, North Central College professor of German, has feature article on baseball published and presents webinar and workshop on teaching German.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College professor of German, and a member of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) published the feature and lead article, “A Friend of Pirates History. From 42-112 to a World Series Championship,” on April 6 in The Hardball Times, an Internet site focusing on the history of Major League Baseball and advanced sabermetric analysis.

Koenig is guest lecturer in Oregon

Wendy Koenig, associate professor of art
Wendy Koenig, North Central College associate professor of art, was a guest classroom lecturer and presenter at Pacific University.

Wendy Koenig, North Central College associate professor of art, was guest lecturer at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., on April 23. She delivered two classroom lectures, one on Dada and a second on the use of the artist’s body in 20th century art. Koenig also gave a public presentation on her current research into acoustic design at Holocaust museums in the United States.

Koenig has been teaching at North Central since 2008. She earned a B.A. from the University of Louisville, an M.F.A. from Ohio University and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.

Film Central presents national premiere of “Littlest Nomads” May 10

Film Central, North Central’s indie/social-change film series, features national premiere screening of “Littlest Nomads,” giving voice to homeless children.

Film Central, North Central College’s indie/social-change film series, presents guest speaker Diane Nilan and the national premiere screening of the short film “Littlest Nomads” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall. The film is the second in the Film Central series during spring term and is sponsored by the College’s English department, fine & performing arts, Office of International Programs and Leadership, Ethics and Values.

2011 alumna co-authors paper in journal

Ashley Popp '11
Ashley Popp, North Central College 2011 alumna, publishes paper based on her college research in “Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research” journal.

North Central College alumna Ashley Popp, class of 2011, co-authored a paper, titled “The Global Transformation of Belly Dancing: A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Counter Hegemonic Responses,” which was accepted for publication in the 2012 No LIV issue of the journal “Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research.”

Carballo promotes Teach First program at school, conference

Julie Carballo, adjunct instructor of education
Julie Carballo, North Central College adjunct instructor of education, gives talks to local high school groups and presentation at national conference.

Julie Carballo, North Central College adjunct instructor of education and director of Teach First, gave a talk about the Teach First program to the Future Educators Association at West Aurora High School on April 17. She has also given presentations to the National Honor Society and Future Educators of America groups at East Aurora High School.

Fisher gives his assessment of French philosopher

David Fisher, professor of philosophy
David Fisher, North Central College professor of philosophy, has published various chapters and essays on the work and thinking of philosopher Paul Ricoeur.

David Fisher, North Central College professor of philosophy, had a chapter titled “Ricoeur’s Atemwende: A Reading of ‘Interlude: Tragic Action’ in Oneself as Another” published in the book “From Ricoeur to Action: The Socio-Political Significance of Ricoeur’s Thinking,” edited by Todd S. Mei and David Lewin, published by Continuum Studies In Continental Philosophy, March 2012. The book engages with the thinking of the French philosopher Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005) in order to propose innovative responses to 21st century problems.

Kirk gives talk, showcases original work

Jonathon Kirk, assistant professor of music
Jonathon Kirk, North Central College assistant professor of music, gave lecture on re-imagining Bach’s canons and premiered composition at Auburn University.

Jonathon Kirk, North Central College assistant professor of music, gave a lecture titled “Strange Loops: Re-imagining Bach’s Canons” at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala., April 23, as part of a short residency. His lecture looked at the unusual structures of three lesser-known canons by Bach—“BWV 1072,” “BWV 1074” and “BWV 1078”—and discussed issues of aural perception within various types of canonic writing. He also reflected on other concepts introduced in Douglas Hofstadter’s seminal book, “Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid.”

Chicago artists' group profiles art history major headed to grad school

The Chicago Arts Archive profiles art history graduate Marcy Thomas '11, who is pursuing a master of fine arts degree at Northern Illinois University.

The Chicago Arts Archive profiles art history graduate Marcy Thomas '11, who is preparing to pursue a master of fine arts degree at Northern Illinois University.

Thomas was interviewed about her experience at North Central College, where she is one of the first graduates to receive a degree in art history.

North Central hosts annual day of community service

Student volunteers during previous Intersection Day
Volunteers from North Central College and local community join forces to help 12 service agencies during annual Intersection Day of service on May 5.

For the sixth year, North Central College students, faculty and staff will join members of the community in a day of service for different community organizations and nonprofits. Volunteers joining the Intersection day of service on Saturday, May 5, will build, clean, host events, work and play to help others and make a difference in local communities.

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