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Josh Stumpenhorst '03 named Teacher of the Year, again

Josh Stumpenhorst '03 Teacher of the Year
Josh Stumpenhorst ’03 has earned another Teacher of the Year accolade, this time from the Illinois Education Association (IEA).

Josh Stumpenhorst ’03 has earned another Teacher of the Year accolade, this time from the Illinois Education Association (IEA).

Stumpenhorst is a sixth-grade social science and language arts teacher at Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville and last fall was named the Illinois State Board of Education’s Teacher of the Year.

The 158th annual IEA Representative Assembly was held at the Hilton Chicago March 15-17. The assembly is where representatives of the 130,000-member organization meet yearly to determine policies and direction for the association.

Learn lessons of calculus with humor and music

North Central College hosts “Calculus: the Musical!”—a comic and memorable review of the concepts and history of calculus—on April 3.

“Calculus: The Musical!”—a comic review of the concepts and history of calculus—returns April 3 to North Central College as part of a national tour.   

Using musical parodies that span genres from light opera to hip-hop, the show is a blend of sketch comedy, musical theatre and classroom lecture. All this makes the learning of calculus fun and entertaining.

Wis is presenter at in-service workshop, guest clinician at festival

Ramona Wis, professor and chair of music
Ramona Wis, North Central College’s Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts, gave in-service workshop for teachers, was guest clinician at music festival.

Ramona M. Wis, North Central College’s Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and professor and chair of music, gave an in-service workshop presentation titled “Best Practices in the Choral/General Music Classroom” for the vocal/general music teachers in Naperville Community Unit School District 203 on  March 2.

Servais publishes new book for education leaders

Kristine Servais, associate professor of education
Kristine Servais, North Central College associate professor of education, co-authored new book, “The Courage to Grow: Leading with Intentionality.”

Kristine Servais, North Central College associate professor of education and coordinator of master of arts program in education, has co-authored her second book, “The Courage to Grow: Leading with Intentionality.”

Alumna wins Elementary School Principal of the Year award

Kimberly Lisanby-Barber
North Central College alumna Kimberly Lisanby-Barber is named the 2012-2013 Elementary School Principal of the Year by the Illinois Principals Association.

Kimberly Lisanby-Barber, a 1977 graduate of North Central College and principal of Lincoln Elementary School in Spring Valley, has been named the 2012-2013 Elementary School Principal of the Year by the Illinois Principals Association (IPA).

The award recognizes elementary school principals who have demonstrated a positive impact on their students and learning community. Horace Mann and the IPA announced the award in February.

Eric Ilich ’04 named football coach at Hoffman Estates High School

Eric Ilich
North Central College alumnus Eric Ilich ’04 has been named football coach at Hoffman Estates High School, the Daily Herald reports.

North Central College alumnus Eric Ilich ’04 has been named football coach at Hoffman Estates High School, the Daily Herald reports.

Ilich, who majored in physical education K-12 at North Central, has been an assistant football coach at Bartlett High School. Prior to being the North Central Cardinals' quarterback in 2004, he was quarterback for the first two years of Naperville’s Neuqua Valley High School in 1998-1999.

North Central College’s Jan Fitzsimmons honored by education professionals

Educator Janis Fitzsimmons is being honored by peers for helping prepare young teachers to pursue careers serving children in high-need schools.

Feb. 21, 2012—North Central College educator Janis Fitzsimmons is being honored by peers for her achievements in helping prepare young teachers to pursue careers serving children in high-need schools.

Fitzsimmons will receive recognition April 16 during the annual Honoring the Profession gala hosted by School of Education at Dominican University. The gala recognizes a select group of educators who continue to serve students and young people in the United States through the education profession.

Class of 1951 commemorates classmate with scholarship

Classmates of Phyllis Ebinger ’51 were worried when she became very ill the winter of senior year. Within a week of being diagnosed with acute leukemia, the popular young woman died of the disease. “We’d prayed all that week that she would return to school,” says her brother Warren ’51 (who was two years older). She was Homecoming Queen that fall and the roommate of Mary Ritzman ’51 Ebinger, Warren’s future wife.

Record 45 North Central students to present at NCUR

Student presenters at previous NCUR
For third straight year, a record number of students will represent North Central College at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

For the third consecutive year, a record number of students from North Central College will participate in the nation’s leading conference on undergraduate research.

Forty-five students will represent North Central at the annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) March 29-31 at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. No other college or university in Illinois will send more students to this prestigious conference.

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