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Gems gives talk at sport, race, ethnicity conference

Gems gives talk at sport, race, ethnicity conference

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Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, delivered a presentation titled “Immigration, Sport, and the Italian Quest for Identity” July 17 at the Sport, Race, and Ethnicity conference at the University of the West Indies in Bridgetown, Barbados.


Students present their summer research to the campus

Students present their summer research to the campus

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For the past six weeks, 37 students and 15 faculty have participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC) conducting research that spans many majors and topics. Students presented their research to the campus community July 21 in a poster format in Kroehler Science Center. Nancy Peterson, professor of chemistry, noted research can be lonely and slow-going at times, so students and faculty involved in SURC meet weekly to collaborate and discuss their work.


John Stanley contributes to textbook on presentations

John Stanley contributes to textbook on presentations

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John Stanley—instructor of speech communication, assistant director of forensics and director of individual events—contributed to a textbook published in July by Kendall Hunt. Titled “THE Presentation Guide Book: From the Classroom to the Boardroom,” the book by Crystal Rae Coel Coleman is a how-to resource for giving presentations. Stanley’s contribution, titled “Enjoy Delivering Your Message,” begins on page 65.


Recent online videos about North Central College

Recent online videos about North Central College

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Jazz faculty member Frank Caruso leads student jazz ensemble in performance of “When Johnny Comes Marching Home.” NCTV17 reports on Los Lonely Boys performance in Wentz Concert Hall. The Cavaliers drum & bugle corps perform in Res/Rec Center July 11.


Steve Macek offers critique, testifies about media merger

Steve Macek offers critique, testifies about media merger

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Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, was quoted July 7 and July 13 as an expert in online publications about the pending Comcast/NBC Universal merger, which, he says, would result in reduced local news coverage and job cuts for news employees at those stati


Biology major wraps up stellar academic, athletic career at North Central

Alex Knobloch becomes both the College's 2010 Outstanding Major in Biology and the 2010 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Man of the Year.

Alex Knobloch of East Moline made the most of his experience at North Central College, excelling in both academics and athletics.

Among other honors, the Alleman High School graduate and son of Craig and Barb Knobloch was named the College’s 2010 Outstanding Major in Biology and the 2010 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Man of the Year, an award that recognizes the conference’s top male student-athlete.

Junior/Senior Scholars on campus for academic day camp

Junior/Senior Scholars on campus for academic day camp

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This summer, North Central College is home to 180 students, elementary through high school grades, from the East Aurora and Chicago communities and 17 college interns.


Gems teaches in China and Turkey, joins editorial board

Gems teaches in China and Turkey, joins editorial board

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Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, was offered a position as consultant on curriculum and instruction matters during his visiting professorship at Beijing Sports University in June. He also traveled to Antalya, Turkey, where he gave a presentation titled “Sport and the Social Construction of American Masculinity” at the 15th annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science June 23-26.


North Central educators present at conference on international studies

The team that heads the Office of International Programs at North Central College recently gave presentations at a conference for international educators.

The team that heads the Office of International Programs at North Central College recently gave presentations at a conference for international educators.

Jack Shindler of Naperville, professor of English and director of international programs, and Kimberly Larsson, assistant to the director of international programs, gave presentations at the Association of International Educators (NAFSA) Conference June 1-4, in Kansas City, Mo. Some 7,000 educators attended worldwide.

John Stanley appointed to national panel on gender identity

John Stanley appointed to national panel on gender identity

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John Stanley, instructor of speech communication, assistant director of forensics and director of individual events, was appointed by American Association of University Professors (AAUP) president Cary Nelson to a three-year term as a member of the AAUP Committee on Sexual Diversity and Gender Identity.


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