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Organic Theater Company stages “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” at North Central College

Chicago’s Organic Theater Company brings holiday show “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” to Naperville for five performances at North Central College

Chicago’s Organic Theater Company brings its fan-favorite holiday show “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” to Naperville in December for five performances at North Central College.

“Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” is a funny and moving work that brings the ghost of Jacob Marley out of the shadows and into the spotlight to tell his version of the Dickens classic. Written by award-winning playwright, actor and director Tom Mula, this fanciful tour of Marley’s afterlife and his assignment to redeem Scrooge and himself is a delightful holiday show.

Student Emily Rademaker named North Central College 2011 Lincoln Laureate

Emily Rademaker, 2011 Lincoln Laureate
North Central College faculty chose senior Emily Rademaker as this year’s Lincoln Laureate for her excellence in academics and co-curricular involvement.

Nov. 11, 2011—Emily Rademaker of Cary, Ill., has been named North Central College’s 2011 Lincoln Laureate, an annual award that honors outstanding seniors at four-year degree-granting institutions in Illinois. North Central College faculty selected Rademaker as the College’s top senior for her excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities.

Governor Pat Quinn presented Rademaker with a medallion, certificate of achievement and a check for $500 on Nov. 6 at the House of Representatives in Springfield.

German, education student interns at school in Germany

Molly Gstalter, a junior studying abroad and teaching in Germany
North Central College junior Molly Gstalter studies full time in Heidelberg, Germany, while interning as English teacher to students in local secondary school.

Molly Gstalter, a North Central College junior, has expanded her studying abroad experience during fall term in Heidelberg, Germany, by pursuing an internship. Gstalter is taking classes in German full time at the Heidelberg Universität through the American Junior Year Program, while also interning as an assistant English teacher at Hölderlin Gymnasium, a secondary school in Heidelberg.

Gstalter carries a major in German and minors in secondary education and English language learning at North Central College and is a resident of Skokie, Ill.

Macek is panelist at Media Democracy Day event

Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication
Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication, relates media events to Chicago’s media history at Media Democracy Day.

Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, spoke as a panelist at a Media Democracy Day event at the HumanThread Gallery in Chicago Nov. 5. The “2011 Media Democracy Day-Chicago: What we’ve learned and looking ahead” was sponsored by Metro Chicago Progressive Media Network, HumanThread and Chicago Media Action and included panelists from the sponsoring groups and Occupy Chicago. Macek spoke about 2011 media events in the context of Chicago’s media history.

McMahon gives talks to parents, educators

Mary McMahon, associate professor of mathematics
Mary McMahon, North Central College associate professor of mathematics and mathematics education coordinator, gave talks to parents, to teachers at conference.

Mary McMahon, North Central College associate professor of mathematics and mathematics education coordinator, gave a presentation titled “College on the MIND?” on Oct. 19 at Math Night for Parents, an event sponsored by the mathematics department at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville. Other presenters included Jim Fox ’00, math major and secondary education minor, and Amy Van Vlerah, who completed her teacher certification at North Central. Both are teachers at Neuqua.  

Rivera presents her research on the first-year college experience

Nicole Rivera, adjunct assistant professor of psychology
Nicole Rivera, North Central College adjunct assistant professor of psychology, presented “Exploring Diversity in the First-Year College Experience” at meeting.

Nicole Rivera, North Central College adjunct assistant professor of psychology, presented a session titled “Exploring Diversity in the First-Year College Experience” at the Diversity Research Symposium at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., Oct. 29. The conference was sponsored by Ball State’s Office of Institutional Diversity and the Department of Psychological Science.

Wolf conducts oral history interviews, publishes essay

Gregory Wolf, professor of German
Gregory Wolf, North Central College professor of German, publishes essay on all-star pitcher as part of Society of American Baseball Research Biography Project.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College professor of German, is a member of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) founded in 1971 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He published a 5,000-word essay on Steve Hargan, an All-Star pitcher in the 1960s and 1970s, most notably with the Cleveland Indians, in conjunction with SABR’s Biography Project.

Athletic training students among best in state in contest, one wins scholarship

One of many athletic training spaces at Athletic Complex
North Central College’s team of athletic training seniors takes second place at Illinois Athletic Trainers Association College Bowl.

Each year, students and staff members in North Central College’s athletic training education program attend the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association (IATA) Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium for education and to compete in the College Bowl.  

This year’s event was held Nov. 5-6 in Bloomington and the College Bowl competition, involving 11 participating teams, took place Nov. 6. The College Bowl is held annually at the state meeting and utilizes a “Jeopardy” format, with three rounds and a final question.

Spanish Club hosts Latin Music Festival Tuesday, Nov. 8

 Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita tango dancers perform at Latin Music Festival
North Central College’s Spanish Club Fusion Española presents its second annual Latin Music Festival Nov. 8 with professional dancers, musicians.

North Central College’s Spanish Club Fusion Española presents its second annual Latin Music Festival Nov. 8. The free event will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall and features a variety of sounds from Latin America and Spain with food for guests to enjoy. Tapas will be served before the show begins and guests are welcome to come and go as they wish.

The following artists will perform during the festival:

Political science professor cited in report on Tea Party, Occupy movements

Occupy Naperville
Stephen Maynard Caliendo, associate professor of political science, is cited in a Daily Herald article about the Tea Party and Occupy movements.

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, North Central College associate professor of political science, is cited in a Sunday, Nov. 6 Daily Herald article about how the Tea Party and Occupy movements are spurring citizen involvement in America's political process.

Caliendo told the newspaper his North Central students are watching both the Tea Party and the Occupy movements with great interest.

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