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Snow Bowl fundraiser Feb. 3 for Tyson Resource Center at North Central College

Snow Bowl benefit in 2011
Join night of bowling, fundraiser Feb. 3 to support resource center for North Central education students and chapel service Jan. 24 in memory of Lora Tyson.

Community members are invited to join an evening of bowling, networking, fun and fundraising to support a valuable resource for North Central College education students.

North Central hosts 2012 AMC 10 and 12 math contests

North Central College campus
North Central College will host a testing site for the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 10 and AMC 12 exams Feb. 22 for high school students.

North Central College will host a testing site for the American Mathematics Competitions test 10 and 12 (AMC 10 and AMC 12) on Feb. 22. These contests are the premier high school examinations in mathematics.

Nicholson has article published in mathematics journal

Neil Nicholson, assistant professor of mathematics
Neil Nicholson, North Central College assistant professor of mathematics, had an article published in the Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications.

Neil R. Nicholson, North Central College assistant professor of mathematics, recently had an article published in the Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications. His article, titled “Piecewise-Linear Virtual Knots,” both investigates how various classical knot theory results carry over to the space of virtual knots and classifies piecewise-linear virtual knots up to edge index six.

D-Term Verandah courses offer experiential learning

North Central College offers a record 17 Verandah experiences during D-Term, including four for first-year students only. Register on Merlin; space is limited.

During 2011 D-Term, North Central College is offering a record number of Verandah course offerings for students. These experiential learning opportunities connect faculty and students in informal environments outside the classroom around topics of interest.

McMahon gives talks to parents, educators

Mary McMahon, associate professor of mathematics
Mary McMahon, North Central College associate professor of mathematics and mathematics education coordinator, gave talks to parents, to teachers at conference.

Mary McMahon, North Central College associate professor of mathematics and mathematics education coordinator, gave a presentation titled “College on the MIND?” on Oct. 19 at Math Night for Parents, an event sponsored by the mathematics department at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville. Other presenters included Jim Fox ’00, math major and secondary education minor, and Amy Van Vlerah, who completed her teacher certification at North Central. Both are teachers at Neuqua.  

North Central College hosts AMC 8 math contest

Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave.
North Central College will host a testing site for the American Mathematics Contest 8 (AMC 8) for students in grades 8 and below Nov. 15.

Oct. 3, 2011—North Central College will host a testing site for the American Mathematics Contest 8 (AMC 8) for students in grades 8 and below. Students who are either home-schooled or enrolled in area junior high schools are invited to participate. The contest will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the College’s Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave., Naperville.

Google internship leads to job offer for computer science, math major

North Central College student Jonathan Rascher’s experience as a summer intern with Google has led to an offer of a full-time job with the company.

Oct. 13, 2011—North Central College computer science and mathematics double major Jonathan Rascher’s experience as a summer intern with Google has led to an offer of a full-time job with the company.

McMahon presents session at ACI Teacher Induction Academy

Mary McMahon, associate professor of mathematics
Mary McMahon, North Central College associate professor of mathematics, gave a presentation for K-12 teachers at the ACI Teacher Induction Academy at Concordia.

Mary McMahon, North Central College associate professor of mathematics and mathematics education coordinator, co-presented “A Reasoning-Based Approach to the Algebra Strand of the Common Core Standards” for K-12 teachers at the Associated Colleges of Illinois Teacher Induction Academy at Concordia University in River Forest on Sept. 23.

Wilders and Van Oyen publish article on symmetry of math and art

Professors Richard Wilders and Lawrence Van Oyen
North Central College Professor of Mathematics Richard Wilders and Professor of Music Larry Van Oyen publish article on art and transformations in math class.

Lawrence Van Oyen (photo, right), professor of music, and Richard Wilders (left), Marie and Bernice Gantzert Professor in the Liberal Arts and Sciences and professor of mathematics, had their co-authored article, “Turning Students into Symmetry Detectives,” published in the September issue of Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, a publication of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The article discusses how the mathematical concept of symmetry can be used to analyze certain kinds of art.

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