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Education alumnus named to administrative position in Kaneland school district

Kaneland Community Unit School District 302 has appointed alumnus Michael Purcell director of educational services 6-12.

Maple Park-based Kaneland Community Unit School District 302 has appointed North Central College alumnus Michael Purcell director of educational services 6-12.

Wolf edits new book celebrating Milwaukee Braves

Gregory Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities
Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College professor of German, edited new book “Thar's Joy in Braveland! The 1957 Milwaukee Braves,” published in May.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German, edited the new book “Thar's Joy in Braveland! The 1957 Milwaukee Braves,” published in May by the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).

Gray presents at Institute of Management Accountants meeting

David Gray, associate professor of accounting
David Gray, North Central College associate professor of accounting, presented at the Institute of Management Accountants Fox Valley Chapter meeting in May.

David Gray, North Central College associate professor and chair of accounting, gave a presentation titled “Cost Accounting Systems—Best Practices for Post-implementation” at the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Fox Valley Chapter’s meeting on May 21.

The IMA provides a forum for research, practice development, education, knowledge sharing, and the advocacy of the highest ethical and best business practices in management accounting and finance.
 

North Central College alumnus discusses the value of liberal arts disciplines

Dr. Satyan Devadoss hearing student's poster presentation at the Rall Symposium
Satyan Devadoss ’93 uses keynote address, “The Shape of Nature: Bees, Trees, Origami,” to inspire the Rall Symposium audience.

Kincaid weighs in on elementary education redesign

Maureen Kincaid, associate professor and chair of education
Maureen Kincaid, North Central College associate professor of education, served on a panel at ACI Center for Success in High Need Schools Partnership meeting.

Maureen Kincaid, North Central College associate professor and chair of education, recently served on a faculty panel during the ACI Center for Success in High Need Schools partnership meeting. She presented alongside Kenneth King of Roosevelt University and Vicki Trinder of the University of Illinois Chicago.

Macek discusses media activism, film scholarship and more at conference

Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication
Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication, was a panelist at Seattle’s Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference.

Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, attended the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Seattle this spring. He served as a respondent on a panel about Detroit, automobiles and film, and also participated in a roundtable discussion on media activism and film scholarship.

North Central College professor recounts campus visit by Maya Angelou

English professor Richard Guzman recounts the 1989 visit to North Central College by acclaimed poet and author Maya Angelou.

Maya Angelou, the acclaimed author and poet who died May 28 at age 86 in North Carolina, made a lasting impression on many members of the North Central College family when she visited campus in 1989.

Keating recognized by DuPage County Historical Society for contributions in urban history

Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History
Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History at North Central College, receives award from historical society and delivers presentation.

Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History at North Central College, was recognized this spring by the DuPage County Historical Society for her scholarship in the field of urban history.

Keating has published a number of scholarly texts and is highly regarded for her co-editorship of the seminal “Encyclopedia of Chicago,” which contains a vast amount of information on DuPage County and its communities.

Janacek awarded fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington

Bruce Janacek, associate professor of history
Bruce Janacek, North Central College associate professor of history, has been awarded a three-month fellowship at the library to pursue research for new book.

Bruce Janacek, North Central College associate professor of history, has been awarded a three-month fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., to pursue research for his book titled “Elias Ashmole: A Study in Virtuosity.”  

Educators are among first to complete College’s new principal-preparation program

Six candidates are the first to complete North Central College’s newly redesigned principal-preparation program.

Heather Schild learned a lot about leadership and the responsibilities of being a school principal while she studied for her master’s degree in education (MAEd) at North Central College.

For two years while enrolled in North Central’s principal-preparation program, Schild worked as an Instructional Coordinator in Naperville Community Unit School District 203 and reported directly to Naperville North High School Principal Kevin Pobst.

“I thought North Central’s program was rigorous and provided a lot of authentic experiences,” Schild says.