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Katlyn Garris works molten glass as Ramson Lomatewama provides feedback.
SIFE students gain an appreciation for Hopi art while exploring new products for campus sales.

Three students who are active in Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) recently visited the Hopi School near the Grand Canyon in Arizona to learn more about Hopi art and build relationships that could result in the sale of products on campus.  Arlinda Bajrami ’12, Katelyn Garris ’12, and Raine Tagare ’12, along with Matt Krystal, assistant professor of anthropology, and Gerald Thalman, associate professor of accounting, also helped dig a trench for electrical cable to power a new glassblowing studio.

Chronicle of Higher Education names North Central a “Great College to Work For”

North Central College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

July 25, 2011—North Central College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The results, released today in The Chronicle’s fourth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of nearly 44,000 employees at 310 colleges and universities.

Gems gives lecture in Cuba

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, gave talk on sport, ethnicity, assimilation theory at the World Congress of the Sociology of Sports.

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, presented a lecture titled “Sport, Ethnicity, and Assimilation Theory: The Case of Italian Americans” at the weeklong World Congress of the Sociology of Sports in Havana, Cuba, on July 13. He was also interviewed by the Cuban press for an article to be published in all Cuban papers.

North Central alumni, students hone skills as they lead and teach at summer camp

Eighth-grade scholars solve math problem during Math Olympics
For the first time, North Central alumnae co-direct the Junior/Senior Scholars summer camp, a college readiness program that partners with high-need schools.

July 21, 2011—For the first time, North Central alumnae served as co-directors of the Junior/Senior Scholars summer camp, a college readiness program that partners with high-need elementary and secondary schools in Aurora and Chicago. Program Coordinator Jan Fitzsimmons recruited Cherrelle Blevins ’09 and Jill Bushman ’10 to serve as co-directors, along with four North Central alumni as coaches and 17 students as interns for the 2011 five-week summer program.

Student Jacqueline Roller hosts first solo art exhibit

Student Jacqueline Roller hosts first solo art exhibit

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North Central student Jacqueline Roller hosted her first solo art show July 16 at the Naperville Art League. The Naperville resident plans to complete her studies in 2012 with a double-major in studio art and psychology.



Keating is moderator at UIC conference

Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, moderated a session on architecture and class at Working Class Studies Association meeting.

Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, participated in the 2011 Conference of the Working Class Studies Association June 22-25 at the University of Illinois-Chicago. The multi-day event explored American working class history and culture.

North Central stages “Annie,” featuring community actors

Some 115 community actors star in “Annie,” North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre, in six performances July 15-17 and July 22-24.

North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents the delightful family musical “Annie” July 15-17 and July 22-24, featuring some 115 actors from the community.

Six performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. July 15, 16, 22 and 23 with two Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. July 17 and 24 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Wolf leads workshop for teachers of German

Gregory Wolf, associate professor in German, conducted a statewide workshop, “Strategies for Successful German Programs: Advocacy, Articulation, and Outreach.”

Gregory H. Wolf, associate professor in German, conducted a statewide workshop and seminar titled “Strategies for Successful German Programs: Advocacy, Articulation, and Outreach” for the Michigan chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German, hosted by Wayne State University in Detroit on April 16.

Course on College's archives among fall 2011 Community Education programs

North Central College is offering the opportunity to learn about the College’s extensive archives through a course in the Community Education program.

North Central College is offering the opportunity to learn about the College’s extensive archives. A course about the College’s archives is among the offerings this fall through North Central’s Community Education program.

“With the college celebrating its Sesquicentennial this fall, our on-campus archivist will be running a course on the history of the College and showing many of the artifacts that have been maintained throughout the years,” said Deanna Taylor, the College’s community education program director.

McMahon gives talk on Common Core Standards for Mathematics

Mary McMahon, associate professor of mathematics and mathematics education coordinator, gave a presentation at the ACI Summer Institute for Educators.

July 12, 2011—Mary McMahon, associate professor of mathematics and mathematics education coordinator, gave a presentation titled “Math and the Common Core” on June 24 at the ACI Summer Institute for Educators, held at the Illinois Math and Science Academy in Aurora. The annual summer institute includes presentations, keynotes and skill-building workshops that focus on teaching diverse students with varying learning styles in high-need schools.

The objective of McMahon’s presentation was to give teachers a familiarity with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

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