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Oesterle Library displays faculty publications, history of library

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During winter term, North Central’s Oesterle Library will feature publications by 10 faculty members and the history of Oesterle Library. The displays are showcased in the library’s lobby.

Community Publications
•    Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education. “Polish Americans” and “Progressive Era, 1900-1920” in Sports in America: from Colonial Times to the Twenty-first Century: an Encyclopedia, 2011.
•    Zachary Jack, associate professor of English. “Extreme Sports” in Sports in America: from Colonial Times to the Twenty-first Century: an Encyclopedia, 2011.
•    Maureen Kincaid, Nancy Keiser and Kristine Servais, associate professors of education. “Using a Collaborative Leadership Model in a Teacher Education Program” in American Journal of Educational Studies, May 2011.
•    Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies. “The Reporters’ Rebellion: The Chicago Journalism Review 1968-1975” in A Moment of Danger: Critical Studies in the History of U.S. Communication Since World War II, 2011.
•    Neil Nicholson, assistant professor of mathematics. “Piecewise-Linear Virtual Knots” in Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications, September 2011.
•    Lawrence Van Oyen, professor of music and director of bands, and Rich Wilders, Marie and Bernice Gantzert Professor in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, professor of mathematics and chair, Division of Science. “Turning Students into Symmetry Detectives” in Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, September 2011.
•    Gregory Wolf, professor of German. “Claude Osteen” and “Steve Hargan” in Society of American Baseball Research Biography Project, September 15 and October 19, 2011.

Theme Case
“A History of the North Central College Library” is a pictorial exhibit depicting the history of the North Central College Library, from its starting location in the basement of Old Main through the 2002 and 2005 renovations of the lower level of Oesterle Library. This display is the second in a series of exhibits highlighting various aspects of the College’s history using materials from the Archives.