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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.

Before tonight’s Last Lecture, visit Japanese Spring Festival

Before tonight’s Last Lecture, visit Japanese Spring Festival

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North Central presents its annual Japanese Spring Festival—featuring food and free activities and performances—on Monday, May 14. It will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center. Visitors can stop by before the Last Lecture, which begins at 8 p.m. in Wentz Concert Hall.



Murawska leads workshop for middle school teachers

Jackie Murawska, adjunct instructor of mathematics
Jackie Murawska, North Central College adjunct instructor of mathematics, led workshop for middle school teachers at Metropolitan Mathematics Club of Chicago.

Jackie Murawska, North Central College adjunct instructor of mathematics, led a workshop titled “Fractions, Frustration, Ratios, and the Condominium Community Problem” for middle school teachers at the Metropolitan Mathematics Club of Chicago (MMC) Conference of Workshops held in New Lenox, Ill., Jan. 28.

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.

David Letterman asks Naperville science kid, “Do you go to North Central?”

A Naperville "Science Kid" prompts David Letterman to ask about North Central College.

North Central College made an appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman” on Thursday, May 10.

Jack Brandt, son of North Central College chemistry professor Paul Brandt, was one of three Naperville students selected for the show’s annual Science Kids segment. Jack is a seventh-grader at Kennedy Junior High School.

Jack wore a North Central College sweatshirt on the show. Letterman pointed to his shirt and asked, “Where do you go to school, is it North Central?” Jack proceeded to illustrate the power of atmospheric pressure using the “Can Crush” experiment.

Madormo’s new novel to be featured on air, in person, in print

Madormo’s new novel to be featured on air, in person, in print

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John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, has authored a young-readers novel that was released nationwide through publisher Penguin Books for Young Readers on May 10.



Wolf publishes article, teaches online and at workshop

Gregory Wolf, professor of German
Gregory Wolf, North Central College professor of German, has feature article on baseball published and presents webinar and workshop on teaching German.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College professor of German, and a member of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) published the feature and lead article, “A Friend of Pirates History. From 42-112 to a World Series Championship,” on April 6 in The Hardball Times, an Internet site focusing on the history of Major League Baseball and advanced sabermetric analysis.

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.

Koenig is guest lecturer in Oregon

Wendy Koenig, associate professor of art
Wendy Koenig, North Central College associate professor of art, was a guest classroom lecturer and presenter at Pacific University.

Wendy Koenig, North Central College associate professor of art, was guest lecturer at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., on April 23. She delivered two classroom lectures, one on Dada and a second on the use of the artist’s body in 20th century art. Koenig also gave a public presentation on her current research into acoustic design at Holocaust museums in the United States.

Koenig has been teaching at North Central since 2008. She earned a B.A. from the University of Louisville, an M.F.A. from Ohio University and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.

Film Central presents national premiere of “Littlest Nomads” May 10

Film Central, North Central’s indie/social-change film series, features national premiere screening of “Littlest Nomads,” giving voice to homeless children.

Film Central, North Central College’s indie/social-change film series, presents guest speaker Diane Nilan and the national premiere screening of the short film “Littlest Nomads” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall. The film is the second in the Film Central series during spring term and is sponsored by the College’s English department, fine & performing arts, Office of International Programs and Leadership, Ethics and Values.