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Mock Trial team places fourth at contest

North Central College’s Mock Trial team took fourth place (of 14 teams) at Quincy University Riverside Classic Oct. 22; three students win top awards.

North Central College’s Mock Trial Team earned fourth place (among 14 competing teams) at the eighth annual Quincy University Riverside Classic, which was held at the Adams County Courthouse in Quincy, Ill., Oct. 22.

Niyah Banks ’15 earned an Outstanding Witness Award and Jennifer Rieger ’13 earned an Outstanding Attorney Award. Both students are political science majors. Alexis Ledbetter ’12, majoring in theatre and psychology, earned awards for both Outstanding Witness and Outstanding Attorney.
 

Chemistry club holds demo day for National Chemistry Week

Chemistry major James Davidson ’13, far right
North Central College’s chapter of the Student Members of the American Chemical Society hosted a demo day Oct. 20 as part of National Chemistry Week activities.

North Central College’s chapter of the Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS) hosted a demonstration day as part of its National Chemistry Week activities Thursday, Oct. 20.

Students in SMACS and faculty advisor Paul Brandt (photo, left), professor of chemistry and chair of chemistry and physics, performed 12 different experiments for the event in front of a handful of North Central College students.

North Central College student studies in Germany, interns at brewery

Louis Waldmeir, a junior majoring in German, history of ideas
Louis Waldmeir, a North Central College junior, is studying abroad in Heidelberg, Germany, and working at an organic German brewery at an old monastery.

Louis Waldmeir, a North Central College junior, is living, studying and working in Heidelberg, Germany, through mid-December. He’s taking classes in German at the Universitat Heidelberg—one of the 50-plus study abroad programs North Central offers its students—and working at an organic German brewery as part of an internship.

Waldmeir is majoring in German and minoring in history of ideas at North Central and is a resident of Dubuque, Iowa.

North Central College honors Ryan Dowd with Alumni Recognition Award

North Central College is honoring Ryan Dowd, executive director of Hesed House in Aurora, with its 2011 Alumni Recognition Award.

This is the fourth of five weekly installments profiling individuals who will receive Alumni Awards & Recognition on Nov. 11 during North Central College’s Sesquicentennial Homecoming Celebration.

Oct. 25, 2011—North Central College is honoring Ryan Dowd of Aurora with its 2011 Alumni Recognition Award.

North Central College alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst named Illinois Teacher of the Year

Josh Stumpenhorst '03 Teacher of the Year
The Illinois State Board of Education has named North Central alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst recipient of the 2011-2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year Award.

Oct. 24, 2011—North Central College alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst is the 2011-2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year.

Stumpenhorst earned his undergraduate degree in social science and secondary education at North Central College. He teaches language arts and social science to sixth-graders at Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville Community Unit School District 203. He credits his experience at North Central for helping him achieve success as an educator.

New book celebrates 150-year history of North Central College

North Central College's Sesquicentennial is celebrated and explored in the new book, “North Central College: 150 Years. A Promising Start.”

Oct. 20, 2011—A new book celebrates the 150-year history of North Central College.

The book, “North Central College: 150 Years. A Promising Start.” traces the College’s history from the founders who established the school in 1861 through present day.

Gray gives accounting expertise in presentation, interview

David Gray, assistant professor of accounting
David Gray, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, presented at an American Accounting Association forum and was interviewed for an article.

David Gray, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, presented “Improving Students’ Understanding of Quality of Earnings and Footnote Disclosures Using Excel Analyses” at the American Accounting Association (AAA) Midwest Regional Conference’s Effective Learning Strategies Forum in Indianapolis on Oct. 14. AAA promotes worldwide excellence in accounting education, research and practice and is an organization of people interested in accounting education and research.

North Central College students prepare for careers in health sciences and medicine

Rebecca Kirk
North Central pre-health students receive preparation in academics, research opportunities, field experiences, personal counseling and placement assistance.

Oct. 19, 2011—At North Central College, pre-health students get a full dose of preparation: academics, research opportunities, field experiences, personal counseling and placement assistance.

Rebecca Kirk, a junior with majors in biochemistry and psychology, has had her heart set on becoming a doctor for as long as she can remember. “I’ve wanted to become a pediatrician since the day I was born,” she says.

Gems is featured in documentary, gives online interview and talk at local museum

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, is featured in Oct. 20 documentary, gives interview and talk on history of sport.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, was interviewed and filmed for a documentary titled “Brotherhood of Bags” that will air Thursday, Oct. 20, at 8:30 p.m. on the Lakeshore Public Television (WYIN) station.

North Central alum Andrew Phillips joins front office of pro team

Andrew Phillips, 2009 graduate in English, print journalism
Andrew Phillips, a 2009 North Central College graduate, will join the front office of the Akron Racers pro softball team as director of marketing and PR.

Oct. 19, 2011—Andrew Phillips, a 2009 North Central College graduate, is joining the front office of the professional softball team the Akron Racers as director of marketing and public relations.

Prior to accepting a position with the Racers, Phillips worked with another National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) team, the Chicago Bandits. While a student at North Central, Phillips interned with the Bandits for two years before assuming the role of director of public relations, social media and ticket sales after graduation.

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