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Music chair Ramona Wis presents paper at conference

Music chair Ramona Wis presents paper at conference

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Ramona Wis, Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and chair of North Central's music department, is presenting her paper “Reframing Leadership” today at Northwestern University as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the Center for the Study of Education and the Musical Experience (CSEME). CSEME brings together music education faculty, doctoral students and center fellows to examine contemporary issues and foster collaborative research on music teaching and learning.


North Central music department chair presents paper at conference

Ramona Wis
Ramona Wis, chair of the music department at North Central College, presented her paper “Reframing Leadership.”

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

June 11, 2010—Ramona Wis, chair of the music department at North Central College, presented her paper “Reframing Leadership” June 11 at Northwestern University as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the Center for the Study of Education and the Musical Experience (CSEME).

Education faculty present their model of collaborative leadership at conference

Education faculty present their model of collaborative leadership at conference

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Associate professors of education Kristine Servais, Maureen Kincaid and Nancy Keiser presented a paper about their collaborative leadership model that was inspired by the late Lora Tyson and has been successfully integrated into the College’s teacher education program. They presented their paper at the Association of Teacher Educators Conference in Chicago in February and submitted it for publication to the journal of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. Over the past decade, the education department has evolved from the conventional leadership approach of a


North Central faculty and staff honored for outstanding service

Five North Central College faculty and administrative staff members are being honored for outstanding teaching, scholarship and service.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, Associate Director of Public Relations, 630-637-5306

June 8, 2010--Five North Central College faculty and administrative staff members are being honored for outstanding teaching, scholarship and service.

Political science major receives award at state conference

Joshua Bailey, a junior at North Central College, received an award for an academic paper he presented at a conference.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

June 7, 2010--Joshua Bailey, a junior at North Central College, received an award for an academic paper he presented at the 18th Annual Conference for Students of Political Science, hosted by the Illinois State University (ISU) Department of Politics and Government on April 28.

Paloma Martinez-Cruz receives Dissinger faculty scholarship

Paloma Martinez-Cruz receives Dissinger faculty scholarship

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During the May 27 faculty meeting, the winner of this year’s Clarence F. Dissinger Award for Faculty Scholarship was awarded to Paloma Martinez-Cruz, assistant professor of Spanish. The award recognizes Martinez-Cruz for her newly titled manuscript, “From East L.A. to Anahuac: Women and Knowledge in Mesoamerica,” published by the University of Arizona Press and due in October. Her book has received glowing reviews.


Cancer researcher, MacArthur fellow is Commencement speaker

Cancer researcher, MacArthur fellow is Commencement speaker

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Dr. Olufunmilayo “Funmi” Olopade, an internationally respected cancer researcher and MacArthur fellow, will deliver the Commencement address at North Central’s 145th graduation ceremony June 12. Olopade is the associate dean for global health and professor of medicine and human genetics at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. As a physician and scientist, she epitomizes the “bench to bedside” philosophy in her application of scientific discoveries to clinical medicine.


North Central grad, school board veteran pursues teaching career

Jeannette Clark is graduating from North Central College with a degree in elementary education and pursuing a career as a teacher.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

June 1, 2010—Jeannette Clark is no stranger to the education process, having served Naperville and Aurora for 16 years as a member of the Indian Prairie School District 204 Board of Education.

Now, Clark is preparing to gain a whole new perspective on education—from within a classroom. She’s graduating from North Central College with a degree in elementary education and pursuing a career as a teacher.

NCAA III recognizes Diane Anstine for her faculty leadership

NCAA III recognizes Diane Anstine for her faculty leadership

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Diane Anstine—associate professor and chair of economics, Ruge Fellow and Faculty Athletic Representative—was selected as a 2010 NCAA Division III Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) Fellow and will be attending the Division III FAR Fellows Institute in October. She was selected from more than 450 FARs in Division III schools nationwide. Anstine was nominated by CCIW’s commissioner because of her work at North Central and its faculty mentor program and her leadership and work within the conference and NCAA.


Muck, Coon receive Junior and Senior Faculty awards

Muck, Coon receive Junior and Senior Faculty awards

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During the Service Awards event May 21, Bill Muck and Heather Coon were named recipients of the Clarence F. Dissinger Award for Junior Faculty and Senior Faculty, respectively. The awards recognize two faculty for their distinguished teaching, leadership and service to the College “above and beyond the call of duty.” Muck joined the faculty in 2008 and is assistant professor of political science.



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