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Rebecca Rachan ’16 attends prestigious math workshop

Rebecca Rachan ’16
North Central College mathematics major Rebecca Rachan ’16 participated in the Undergraduate Modeling Workshop at North Carolina State University.

Rebecca Rachan ‘16, a mathematics major at North Central College, participated in the Undergraduate Modeling Workshop May 18-23 at North Carolina State University. Rachan was one of 29 students from across the nation—from schools like Virginia Tech, Brown and Penn State—accepted into the prestigious workshop.

“When I got in, I was shocked and incredibly excited,” says Rachan, who completed her rigorous application with help from Marco Martinez, North Central College assistant professor of mathematics.

Vuksanovich and Pope present ESL growth ideas to Illinois teachers

Monica Vuksanovich, Kate Pope
North Central College Monica Vuksanovich, visiting assistant professor of Spanish, and Kate Pope, director of the English Language Institute, present talk.

Monica Vuksanovich, North Central College visiting assistant professor of Spanish, and Katherine Pope, director of the English Language Institute (ELI), presented a talk titled “Partnerships for Success: Building and Growing University-level ESL Programs” at the statewide Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages-Bilingual Education (ITBE) conference this spring.  

Nobel Peace Laureate shares inspiring message with campus community

Mustafa Alnaqeb, North Central student from Yemen, and Tawakkol Karman
Tawakkol Karman, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate, shares her experiences as human rights activist, journalist, female leader of Yemen’s peaceful revolution.

Inspiring. Amazing. Passionate. Empowering. These are just some reactions by North Central College students to hearing Tawakkol Karman, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate, share her experiences as the female leader of Yemen’s peaceful revolution.

Karman visited North Central College June 3-4, her only stop while in the United States. She met with students in classes and informal settings and gave a public address as the culminating event for the College’s three-year international focus on global human rights.

2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Tawakkol Karman to speak tonight in Wentz Concert Hall

Tawakkol Karman, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient
North Central College welcomes Yemen’s Tawakkol Karman, the first Arab and second Muslim woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, to give a talk June 3.

Nobel Peace Prize recipient Tawakkol Karman of Yemen will give a talk about her experiences as a journalist, politician and human rights activist June 3 at North Central College.

Gems releases book, sees another title chosen for national book club, delivers presentations

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, released a new book and saw another title chosen for a national book club.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, this spring released a book titled “Boxing: A Concise History of the Sweet Science,” published by Rowman & Littlefield.

Music education program receives Collegiate Chapter Growth Award from NAfME

Concert Choir
North Central College’s music education program and its student chapter were recognized for membership growth by the National Association for Music Education.

North Central College’s music education program and its student chapter were recently recognized by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the professional organization for music educators.

The North Central College chapter was presented with a NAfME Collegiate Chapter Growth Award for 2013-2014. Awarded to chapters that increase their membership over the previous year, the distinction recognizes programs that have “demonstrated a high level of dedication and effort to the benefit of members’ professional development.”  

Maher presents at annual conference, publishes papers, conducts field research in Israel

Ed Maher, visiting lecturer in sociology
Ed Maher, North Central College visiting lecturer in sociology, caps off academic year conducting field research at two sites in Israel this summer.

Ed Maher, visiting lecturer in sociology at North Central College, co-presented a conference paper, titled “Iron Age Village Economy and Possible Literacy: Preliminary Remarks on the Faunal Data from Khirbet Summeily,” at the annual conference for the American Schools of Oriental Research in November 2013.

Physics majors assemble electronics for Small Radio Telescope to record space data

Amy Damitz ’15, Bryan Cardwell ’15
Physics majors use summer research opportunities to assemble Small Radio Telescope for future campus installation.

Thanks to the skills and research efforts of physics majors at North Central College, students and faculty will soon have the opportunity to explore another area of science: radio astronomy.

Gray presents at Institute of Management Accountants meeting

David Gray, associate professor of accounting
David Gray, North Central College associate professor of accounting, presented at the Institute of Management Accountants Fox Valley Chapter meeting in May.

David Gray, North Central College associate professor and chair of accounting, gave a presentation titled “Cost Accounting Systems—Best Practices for Post-implementation” at the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Fox Valley Chapter’s meeting on May 21.

The IMA provides a forum for research, practice development, education, knowledge sharing, and the advocacy of the highest ethical and best business practices in management accounting and finance.
 

Wolf edits new book celebrating Milwaukee Braves

Gregory Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities
Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College professor of German, edited new book “Thar's Joy in Braveland! The 1957 Milwaukee Braves,” published in May.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German, edited the new book “Thar's Joy in Braveland! The 1957 Milwaukee Braves,” published in May by the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).

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