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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.”

Carballo promotes Teach First program at school, conference

Julie Carballo, adjunct instructor of education
Julie Carballo, North Central College adjunct instructor of education, gives talks to local high school groups and presentation at national conference.

Julie Carballo, North Central College adjunct instructor of education and director of Teach First, gave a talk about the Teach First program to the Future Educators Association at West Aurora High School on April 17. She has also given presentations to the National Honor Society and Future Educators of America groups at East Aurora High School.

Shop for Mother’s Day at alternative gift events

Shop for Mother’s Day at alternative gift events

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NCC’s Best, the business arm of North Central College’s SIFE, presents Mother’s Day alternative gift events on Wednesday and Friday, May 9 and 11. All members of the campus community are invited to show appreciation for your mom this Mother’s Day, while making a difference for moms around the globe, by shopping at these alternative gift events on campus:

•    Wednesday, May 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 116 S. Brainard House (aka SOA house)
•    Friday, May 11, 7 p.m. at The Union event, 129 W. Benton Ave.



LEAD for a Change

Click here to watch the spring leadership conference, which presented speakers and workshops to help students develop leadership skills.

Mulberry Child

Click here to watch when Author Jian Ping presented the film "Mulberry Child" to a packed room at North Central College.

Fisher gives his assessment of French philosopher

David Fisher, professor of philosophy
David Fisher, North Central College professor of philosophy, has published various chapters and essays on the work and thinking of philosopher Paul Ricoeur.

David Fisher, North Central College professor of philosophy, had a chapter titled “Ricoeur’s Atemwende: A Reading of ‘Interlude: Tragic Action’ in Oneself as Another” published in the book “From Ricoeur to Action: The Socio-Political Significance of Ricoeur’s Thinking,” edited by Todd S. Mei and David Lewin, published by Continuum Studies In Continental Philosophy, March 2012. The book engages with the thinking of the French philosopher Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005) in order to propose innovative responses to 21st century problems.

Kirk gives talk, showcases original work

Jonathon Kirk, assistant professor of music
Jonathon Kirk, North Central College assistant professor of music, gave lecture on re-imagining Bach’s canons and premiered composition at Auburn University.

Jonathon Kirk, North Central College assistant professor of music, gave a lecture titled “Strange Loops: Re-imagining Bach’s Canons” at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala., April 23, as part of a short residency. His lecture looked at the unusual structures of three lesser-known canons by Bach—“BWV 1072,” “BWV 1074” and “BWV 1078”—and discussed issues of aural perception within various types of canonic writing. He also reflected on other concepts introduced in Douglas Hofstadter’s seminal book, “Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid.”

Wellness Fair open to all students, employees; Kaufman closed, lunch in Res/Rec

Wellness Fair open to all students, employees; Kaufman closed, lunch in Res/Rec

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The Dyson Wellness Center invites all North Central College students, faculty and staff to its Wild World of Wellness Fair, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at the Res/Rec Center. Dyson has partnered with the College’s Human Resources office, Chartwells and some 80 community businesses and North Central organizations to promote various ways to stay healthy emotionally, spiritually and physically.



Men’s track & field wins 34th CCIW championship title, women claim second place

Men’s track & field wins 34th CCIW championship title, women claim second place

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At the CCIW Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Illinois Wesleyan University May 4-5, the men’s team cruised to its second straight conference championship, and its third in the last four years. The fourth-ranked Cardinals placed first in just three of the 21 events, but collected 13 second-place finishes and eight third-place showings to put up 285 points and claim the 34th CCIW title in the program’s history. Ninth-ranked Augustana College was second in the final standings with 216.5 points.



Chicago artists' group profiles art history major headed to grad school

The Chicago Arts Archive profiles art history graduate Marcy Thomas '11, who is pursuing a master of fine arts degree at Northern Illinois University.

The Chicago Arts Archive profiles art history graduate Marcy Thomas '11, who is preparing to pursue a master of fine arts degree at Northern Illinois University.

Thomas was interviewed about her experience at North Central College, where she is one of the first graduates to receive a degree in art history.