North Central College - Naperville, IL

The Union hosts musicians, poets, speakers this winter

An award-winning poet, renowned civil rights leader, touring musicians and more headline at The Union in downtown Naperville this winter.

An award-winning poet, renowned civil rights leader, touring musicians and more headline at The Union in downtown Naperville this winter. Sponsored by North Central College's Christian Life Council, The Union is a venue gathering place that draws regular Friday night college-age crowds for spiritually significant expressions of music, film and art.

Gerald Gems speaks on radio, in Copenhagen and Taiwan

Gerald Gems speaks on radio, in Copenhagen and Taiwan

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Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, gave a radio interview for WDCB Du Page Public Radio on “Chicago's Failed Olympic Bid,” broadcast Oct. 2, 5 and 9. In addition, he gave a presentation titled “Sport, Politics and American Globalization” at the University of Copenhagen Summer School for graduate students on Aug. 21. He also delivered a keynote address titled “Past, Present, Future: The Cultural Power of Sport” at the first annual International Sociology of Sport Conference hosted by the National Sport University in Taipei, Taiwan, on Sept. 25.


Gerald Gems publishes book, articles

Gerald Gems publishes book, articles

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Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, has had a number of recent publications. His book titled Understanding American Sports, which he co-authored with Gertrud Pfister of the University of Copenhagen, was published in July by Routledge. His chapter titled “Sport Historians, the City, and the New Social History” was published in Routledge Companion to Sports History (London) by Steven Pope and John Nauright, eds.


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