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North Central alumna Kristine Book teaching children in South Korea

Kristine Book
Kristine Book, a 2006 alumna of North Central College, is teaching communication skills to schoolchildren in South Korea.

Kristine Book, a 2006 alumna of North Central College, is teaching communication skills to schoolchildren in South Korea.

The Sauk Valley News in Book’s hometown of Dixon, Ill., recently published an article about her experiences. She’s teaching six classes a day, Monday through Friday, she told the newspaper.

North Central College welcomes Sesquicentennial author Philippa Gregory Oct. 23

North Central College will host a talk by Philippa Gregory Oct. 23 as part of the College’s Sesquicentennial Author Series presented by Anderson’s Bookshops.

North Central College will host a talk by Philippa Gregory Oct. 23 as part of the College’s Sesquicentennial Author Series presented by Anderson’s Bookshops.

Molly Shannon to discuss new children’s book Sept. 28 at North Central College

North Central College hosts Molly Shannon Sept. 28 when Anderson’s Bookshops present the actress discussing “Tilly the Trickster,” her new book.

North Central College will host Molly Shannon Sept. 28 when Anderson’s Bookshops present the actress discussing “Tilly the Trickster,” her new book for young readers.

Forensics team is off to great start

After a successful finish in national competition last academic year, North Central College’s new forensics team is already off and competing.

North Central College’s forensics team is building on last year’s successful finish in national competition with a strong start this year.

“We’re entering a new season with brand new events, and already the forensic team is continuing to demonstrate a strong record of competitive success,” says John Stanley, assistant professor of speech communication, assistant director of forensics and director of individual events.

Oct. 21 music faculty performance to include piece written by local resident

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An Oct. 21 performance by members of North Central College’s music faculty will include a piece written by a local resident.

Oct. 11, 2011—An Oct. 21 performance by members of North Central College’s music faculty will include a piece written by a local resident.

The free performance begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in North Central College’s Koten Chapel at Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St. No tickets are required.

Sohinee Roy joins faculty in English department

Sohinee Roy, assistant professor of English
North Central College appointed five new full-time, tenure-track faculty for the 2011-2012 academic year, including Assistant Professor of English Sohinee Roy.

North Central College appointed five new full-time, tenure-track faculty for the 2011-2012 academic year, which starts Sept. 12. Among the new faculty is Sohinee Roy, assistant professor of English.

North Central College welcomes Sesquicentennial author Bill Bryson Oct. 26

North Central College will host a talk by Bill Bryson Oct. 26 as part of the College’s Sesquicentennial Author Series presented by Anderson’s Bookshops.

Oct. 7, 2011—North Central College will host a talk by Bill Bryson Oct. 26 as part of the College’s Sesquicentennial Author Series presented by Anderson’s Bookshops.

Bryson’s talk begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. The cost is $22 and includes a copy of a new paperback edition of his book “At Home: A Short History of Private Life,” and admission to the author event, question-and-answer session and signing line.

Publication profiles English professor Zachary Jack on eve of author's talk

Publication profiles English professor Zachary Jack on eve of author's talk

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The River Cities Reader recently profiled Associate Professor of English Zachary Jack in a piece that talked about how he is a descendant of seven generations of  families in Iowa.

Jack will deliver an author’s talk and read from his creative-nonfiction book “Native Soulmate” (scheduled for September release) at the Bettendorf Public Library on Thursday, July 21.



Zachary Jack publishes book “Let There Be Pebble”

Zachary Jack, associate professor of English, writes “Let There Be Pebble: A Middle-Handicapper’s Year in America’s Garden of Golf” after yearlong research.

June 28, 2011—Associate Professor of English Zachary Michael Jack released his latest work, “Let There be Pebble: A Middle-Handicapper’s Year in America’s Garden of Golf,” in May 2011 by University of Nebraska Press. His yearlong research for the book about the famed oceanside Pebble Beach golf course culminated in on-site coverage of the U.S. Open on the 10th anniversary of Tiger Woods’s unprecedented win in 2000.
 

Students’ outdoor assignment for environmental studies class changes their view

Students in the Environmental Studies 120, People and Nature class, tend campus garden and landscaping as part of class work and learn more than gardening.

Two columns of rectangular black plots of dirt along the pedestrian spine produce a variety of vegetables the campus community can eat at Kaufman Dining Hall.

Several students have helped tend these plots as part of Environmental Studies 120, People and Nature, taught by Martha Bohrer (photo, below), associate professor of English.

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