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North Central College alumnus earns Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching

Robert Taylor, Golden Apple Awardee
North Central College alumnus Robert Taylor is one of 10 Chicago-area educators being honored with 2012 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

May 16, 2012—North Central College alumnus Robert Taylor is one of 10 Chicago-area educators being honored as recipients of a prestigious 2012 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Taylor, who earned his master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from North Central College in 2000, is a second-grade teacher at Central Road School in Community Consolidated School District 15 in Palatine.

District 15 announced Taylor was presented with the award May 9.

Heather Carlson ’91 delivers keynote address at Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research

Heather Carlson '91
Heather Carlson '91 delivered the keynote address at North Central College’s 15th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.

May 15, 2012—If you want to succeed at scientific research, you’ve got to be able to work well with others.

That was the advice North Central College students and others heard May 15 during the keynote address at the College’s 15th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research from professor, pharmaceutical researcher and North Central alumna Heather Carlson ’91.

North Central College alumni honored for teaching excellence in Naperville schools

Two alumni of North Central College’s music education program are being recognized by Naperville Community Unit School District 203 for excellence in teaching.

May 15, 2012—Two alumni of North Central College’s music education program are being recognized by Naperville Community Unit School District 203 for excellence in teaching.

Nicholas Janssen, a 2005 graduate of North Central College, received District 203’s Outstanding Early Educator Award for his work as choral director at Naperville North High School. Emily Steffen, a 2010 graduate, received the district’s Outstanding First-Year Teacher Award  for her work at Naper and Ellsworth elementary schools.

Community invited to sample local cuisine at Cornerstone Picnic May 18

North Central College invites the community to sample free servings of entrees from Naperville restaurants during the Cornerstone Day Picnic May 18.

North Central College invites the community to sample free servings of entrees from several Naperville restaurants during the annual Cornerstone Day Picnic on May 18.

The Cornerstone Picnic will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the Riverwalk Gateway north of Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, 455 S. Brainard St.

Honors Day celebrates student achievement

North Central College welcomes distinguished visiting scholar May 15 as keynote speaker for the College’s 15th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.

North Central College welcomes a distinguished visiting scholar and alumna—Heather Carlson ’91—May 15 as keynote speaker for the College’s 15th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research. The Rall Symposium is a forum for North Central College undergraduate students to present their independent scholarly research projects, spanning all academic areas, and is part of a daylong Honors Day event that recognizes top student scholars and their academic achievements.

2011 alumna co-authors paper in journal

Ashley Popp '11
Ashley Popp, North Central College 2011 alumna, publishes paper based on her college research in “Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research” journal.

North Central College alumna Ashley Popp, class of 2011, co-authored a paper, titled “The Global Transformation of Belly Dancing: A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Counter Hegemonic Responses,” which was accepted for publication in the 2012 No LIV issue of the journal “Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research.”

North Central College recalls service of alumnus, trustee Albert Benedetti 1924-2012

Dick Wehrli '56 and Al Benedetti '48 in 2003
North Central College is remembering a longtime stalwart of the College who passed away on May 3.

North Central College is remembering the service of alumnus and Life Trustee Albert Benedetti of Naperville, a longtime stalwart of the College who passed away on May 3. He was 88.
 
He was president of Bruno Benedetti & Sons, a Naperville home building company. A street in Naperville bears the family name, Benedetti Drive.
 

North Central College alumnus shares wisdom, expertise on video game development

Computer science professor Stephen Renk, left, and Ross Przybylski '05.
Alumnus Ross Przybylski spoke to interactive media studies students and community members about his experience developing video games.

May 4, 2012—You can accomplish just about anything you can imagine if you try hard enough, entrepreneur and video game developer Ross Przybylski told an audience at North Central College.

Przybylski, a 2005 graduate of North Central College, hosted the April 25 presentation, “How To Become Your Own Game Developer With Adobe Flash.” He told the audience of students and community members how he used Adobe Flash to develop the game “Hero Mages,” a cross-platform, multiplayer Web and mobile game.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra returns for May 19 concert in Wentz Concert Hall

Chicago Symphony Orchestra to perform May 19 at North Central College, concluding College’s stellar 2011-2012 Sesquicentennial Fine & Performing Arts Season.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra will perform May 19 at North Central College, marking the CSO’s third appearance in the College’s acoustically stunning Wentz Concert Hall.

The performance will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in North Central’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $150 and $125; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Hemlata Mistry ’05 passion for Korea earns a Fulbright

Hemlata Mistry ’05 watches news reports about North Korea with a special fascination. She developed an academic passion for the Korean culture and language while at North Central, and now her hard work and advanced studies have resulted in a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA). She will begin the orientation process in July and then receive an assignment to teach English in South Korea while engaging in cultural exchange programs and furthering her own Korean language studies.

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