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Spiritual growth important to college students, researchers tell NAC&U members

Helen and Alexander Astin
Alexander and Helen Astin delivered the keynote address for The New American Colleges and Universities’ 2011 Summer Institute at North Central College.

June 23, 2011—Colleges and universities can do a better job encouraging undergraduates to explore spirituality, preeminent higher education researchers Alexander and Helen Astin said during the keynote address for The New American Colleges and Universities’ 2011 Summer Institute at North Central College.

Guest speakers tell graduate students in education about technology use in classrooms

Students in North Central College’s master of arts in education program heard two guest speakers talk about technology use in classrooms.

Students working toward graduate degrees in North Central College’s master of arts in education (MAEd) program recently heard two guest speakers talk about how technology is being used in today’s elementary, middle and high school classrooms.

Susan Mack, visiting instructor of education, hosted the lecture by guest speakers Tony Schlorff, a math teacher in Naperville Community Unit School District 203, and Rodney Mack, executive director of technology for Wheaton Community Unit School District 200.

Cavenagh recognized for outstanding editorial work

Tom Cavenagh, Schneller Sisters Professor of Leadership, Ethics and Values, received the Austin Fleming Editor Award as editor-in-chief of ADR publication.

Tom Cavenagh, Schneller Sisters Professor of Leadership, Ethics and Values, was recently awarded the Austin Fleming Editor Award for his role as editor-in-chief of the Illinois State Bar Association publication “In the Alternative.” This award is the highest prize given to Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) editors.

The congratulatory letter from the ISBA read, “That makes you a member of a small, elite group of editors who, since 1981, have been recognized for truly outstanding service to the ISBA.”

Legal expert on collective bargaining advises Higher Education Leadership course

Chicago attorney Larry Poltrock shared his expertise about collective bargaining issues with students in a Higher Education Leadership graduate program.

April 7, 2011—A Chicago attorney shared his expertise about collective bargaining issues while guest lecturing a course in North Central College’s Higher Education Leadership graduate program.

Larry Poltrock of the Chicago-based firm Poltrock & Poltrock told students in the master’s degree course on legal aspects of higher education they shouldn’t think of unions as just functions of blue-collar laborers. Collective bargaining issues affect teachers and other professionals represented by unions, he explained.

Navakas talks about global education

Francine Navakas, Svend and Elizabeth Bramsen Professor in the Humanities, was part of a five-member panel presentation at AAC&U annual meeting.

Francine Navakas—Svend and Elizabeth Bramsen Professor in the Humanities, professor of English, director of integrative programs and associate academic dean—was part of a panel presentation titled “Weaving Global Education throughout the Institution” at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Held Jan. 26-29 in San Francisco, the conference was titled Global Positioning: Essential Learning, Student Success, and the Currency of U.S. Degrees.

Fridays at The Union are back

Fridays at The Union are back

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Check out theunionnetwork.com for upcoming events, including this Friday, Feb. 4, with headliner Rachele Eve, featuring Dan Price and Ben White with Chris Mathien from the band Mathien. Music starts at 7 p.m. and door open at 6:30 p.m. at The Union, 129 W. Benton Ave. Tickets are $5/North Central student with ID and $8/public at the door.



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