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Jazz faculty are featured artists in new CD

Jazz pianist Dan Haerle
The Dan Haerle Trio, comprised of North Central College jazz faculty and clinicians, released “Aspiration,” showcasing 13 compositions by pianist Dan Haerle.

The Dan Haerle Trio, comprised of North Central College jazz faculty and clinicians, has released its third CD, “Aspiration,” showcasing 13 original compositions by pianist Dan Haerle. Bassist Bob Bowman and drummer Jack Mouse are also part of the group and featured artists on the album. The trio has been playing together for more than 30 years.  

Human resource management major selected for NASPA mentoring program

Stephania Rodriguez
Stephania Rodriguez, a sophomore human resource management major from Aurora, has been selected for the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program.

Stephania Rodriguez, a sophomore human resource management major from Aurora, has been selected for a prestigious program that offers networking, mentoring and other opportunities for students interested in learning about careers as higher education administrators.

Rodriguez has been accepted into the 2011-2012 class of the Undergraduate Fellows Program of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, formerly known as the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

Nicholson has article published in mathematics journal

Neil Nicholson, assistant professor of mathematics
Neil Nicholson, North Central College assistant professor of mathematics, had an article published in the Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications.

Neil R. Nicholson, North Central College assistant professor of mathematics, recently had an article published in the Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications. His article, titled “Piecewise-Linear Virtual Knots,” both investigates how various classical knot theory results carry over to the space of virtual knots and classifies piecewise-linear virtual knots up to edge index six.

Shindler and Pilleux give presentations at educators conference

Kelly Pilleux and Jack Shindler, international programs
North Central College’s Jack Shindler, professor of English, and Kelly Pilleux, international student advisor, presented at international educators conference.

North Central College’s Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs, and Kelly Pilleux, international student advisor, presented independent sessions at NAFSA, the Association of International Educators Region V annual conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Nov. 2-4. NAFSA Region V is composed of Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin and has approximately 800 members representing more than 250 institutions.

D-Term offers special activities on campus, around the world

Students on 2010 study abroad course to France
North Central College’s D-Term offers students range of opportunities—from travel to service to academics and more—to enhance their educational experiences.

Nov. 29, 2011—During North Central College’s D-Term—a three-week period between Thanksgiving and Christmas—students have a wide range of opportunities to choose from to enhance and expand their educational experiences. Opportunities range from service to academic to travel and intramural sports, and locations span from across the country to overseas to the Chicago area and campus.  

North Central named among 220 “Colleges of Distinction” for 2011

North Central College has been selected for inclusion among the Colleges of Distinction, a website and guide of 220 of America’s best bets in higher education.

Nov. 14, 2011—North Central College has been selected for inclusion among the Colleges of Distinction, a website and college guide profiling more than 220 of America’s best bets in higher education.

Based on the opinions of guidance counselors, educators and admissions professionals, Colleges of Distinction honors colleges that excel in four areas of undergraduate education: student engagement in the educational process, great teaching, vibrant learning communities and successful outcomes.

SIFE holds gift fair on campus after Thanksgiving

SIFE Fair Trade Friday gift fair Nov. 25-26
Fair Trade Friday, SIFE’s annual alternative gift fair, will be open after Thanksgiving Nov. 25-26 and in time for the holiday shopping season.

Fair Trade Friday, the North Central College Students In Free Enterprise’s (SIFE) fourth annual alternative gift fair, will be open after Thanksgiving Nov. 25 and 26 and in time for the holiday shopping season.

Convenient shopping hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25 and 26, at the red brick house at 116 S. Brainard St.—home of North Central’s faculty offices for anthropology, sociology and the Division of Human Thought and Behavior. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted.

North Central College exhibits black and white photography by alumnus

"Waterfall" by photographer Jon Balke ’69
North Central College presents “In the Absence of Color,” an exhibit of silver-based black and white photography by alumnus Jon Balke Nov. 20-Jan. 5.

Silver-based black and white photographs by artist and North Central College alumnus Jon W. Balke will be on display Nov. 20 through Jan. 5 in an exhibit titled “In the Absence of Color.”

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., Naperville. An artist reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, where guests can meet Balke and discuss his work. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Senior psychology major has research paper accepted for publication

Rachel Garthe ’12, psychology major
Research paper by North Central College senior Rachel Garthe has been accepted for publication in the Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research.

Senior psychology major Rachel Garthe had her research paper accepted for publication in the academic publication “Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research.” Titled “The Effects of Self-Esteem and Aggression in Scottish Young Adults on Depression,” her paper will be featured in a future issue. The journal is an international, fully reviewed, quarterly journal dedicated to the publication of undergraduate student research.

Education students share experiences at education conference

Sarah Hall, Michael Swanson, Erica Pang, Anna Laky, Bryan Taylor
North Central College’s Jan Fitzsimmons, executive director of urban education laboratory, and five students present at Illinois Science Education Conference.

North Central College’s Jan Fitzsimmons, executive director of urban education laboratory, and five education students were selected to present at the statewide Illinois Science Education Conference Oct. 27-29 in Tinley Park, Ill.

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