North Central College - Naperville, IL

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.

Naperville utilizes North Central student researchers to conduct survey

Mary Galvan, associate professor of marketing
Four students in the Marketing Research class partner with the City of Naperville to conduct survey of utility customers about City’s smart grid initiative.

July 11, 2011—As the City of Naperville moves forward with implementing the Naperville Smart Grid Initiative (NSGI), the City recently recognized its partnership with North Central College and its students in conducting a survey to gauge utility customers’ existing understanding and perceptions of the NSGI.

Gary Ernst receives emeritus status after long career

Retiring after 25 years on North Central’s faculty, Gary Ernst is named Professor of International Business and Marketing Emeritus at Commencement.

July 8, 2011—Retiring after 25 years on North Central College’s faculty, Gary Ernst was named Professor of International Business and Marketing Emeritus during the College’s 2011 Commencement exercises on June 11.

In conferring Ernst’s emeritus status, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty R. Devadoss Pandian said, “(Gary Ernst) … has served this institution with honor and distinction for 25 years. In his retirement, the College will miss an outstanding teacher, committed citizen and a wonderful colleague.”

Senior Molly Link receives leadership award

Molly Link, a graduating senior and sociology major, was voted recipient of the Mark A. Reid Student Leadership Award by her senior classmates.

July 8, 2011—Molly Link, a graduating senior and sociology major from Batavia, Ill., was voted recipient of the Mark A. Reid Student Leadership Award by her senior classmates.

Each year, a deserving senior receives this award in honor of Mark Reid, a former student leader and president of North Central’s Student Association when he was killed in an auto accident in 1984.

First Citizen of the College Award presented at Commencement

Marti Bogart, associate professor of economics and associate dean for academic affairs, received the Harold and Eva White First Citizen of the College Award.

July 7, 2011—Marti Bogart, associate professor of economics and associate dean for academic affairs, was named the 20th recipient of North Central College’s Harold and Eva White First Citizen of the College Award during Commencement exercises on June 11.

The First Citizen of the College Award recognizes a student, faculty or staff member who exemplifies the best of North Central College and honors a “unique spirit and legacy,” that of Harold and Eva White, longtime editors and publishers of The Naperville Sun and alumni of the College.

Former board chair Dick Norenberg receives Swing Award

At Commencement, North Central honored Dr. Richard Norenberg, College Life Trustee and 1955 alumnus, with the Gael D. Swing Award for Meritorious Service.

July 7, 2011—During Commencement exercises on June 11, North Central College honored Dr. Richard Norenberg, College Life Trustee and 1955 alumnus, with the Gael D. Swing Award for Meritorious Service.

Established in tribute to the College’s eighth president Gael D. Swing, the award is a rare honor and recognizes alumni, trustees and friends whose extraordinary service to the College exemplifies the quality and integrity that were hallmarks of Swing’s tenure as president.

Student participates in President Clinton’s new initiative

Senior Liz Hasseld is chosen a volunteer in the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America meeting in Chicago to address job creation and economic growth.

July 6, 2011—When the premier Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America conference came to Chicago June 29-30, Liz Hasseld ’12 was in the thick of things. On her own, she had applied and was chosen to work as a volunteer, which involved supporting CGI staff in coordinating logistics of the speakers and the more than 700 leaders from businesses, nonprofits and government during the two-day meeting.

Faculty and staff recognized for outstanding service, teaching, scholarship

Six faculty and administrative staff members are recognized by for their outstanding teaching, scholarship and service “above and beyond the call of duty.”

June 28, 2011—North Central College recently recognized faculty and administrative staff members for their outstanding teaching, scholarship and service "above and beyond the call of duty." Each was presented with endowed awards established in memory of two North Central College alumni—Clarence F. Dissinger, Class of 1921, and his sister Ruth C. Dissinger Althaus, Class of 1922. With the exception of the scholarship prize, awards were based on student, faculty and staff nominations.

The administrative staff award recipients are:

Zachary Jack publishes book “Let There Be Pebble”

Zachary Jack, associate professor of English, writes “Let There Be Pebble: A Middle-Handicapper’s Year in America’s Garden of Golf” after yearlong research.

June 28, 2011—Associate Professor of English Zachary Michael Jack released his latest work, “Let There be Pebble: A Middle-Handicapper’s Year in America’s Garden of Golf,” in May 2011 by University of Nebraska Press. His yearlong research for the book about the famed oceanside Pebble Beach golf course culminated in on-site coverage of the U.S. Open on the 10th anniversary of Tiger Woods’s unprecedented win in 2000.
 

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