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Gems is featured in documentary, gives online interview and talk at local museum

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, is featured in Oct. 20 documentary, gives interview and talk on history of sport.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, was interviewed and filmed for a documentary titled “Brotherhood of Bags” that will air Thursday, Oct. 20, at 8:30 p.m. on the Lakeshore Public Television (WYIN) station.

Tribune interviews Gems about the 1985 Bears invite to the White House

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, was interviewed in Chicago Tribune about the 1985 Bears team visit to the White House on Oct. 7.

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, was interviewed for an article by Katherine Skiba, Chicago Tribune correspondent in Washington, D.C., about the Chicago Bears 1985 championship team invitation to the White House on Oct. 7, 2011. Click here to read the article.  

NCTV to air live broadcasts of three North Central College football games

Naperville Community Television (NCTV17) will air live broadcasts of three upcoming regular-season North Central College football games.

Naperville Community Television (NCTV17) will air live broadcasts of three upcoming regular-season North Central College football games.

Viewers can catch the Cardinals in action on NCTV17 when North Central hosts Augustana College at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8; Wheaton College at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5; and North Park University for its Sesquicentennial Homecoming game at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.

The live broadcasts of the games will be hosted by Alex Symonds and 2011 North Central College graduate Marc Dahlquist. Five cameras will be used in the broadcasts.

Gems gives talk, coauthors chapter and essays in books

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, gives talk in Copenhagen and publishes three pieces in new books about sports.

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, gave a presentation titled “Migration, Assimilation, and Sport: Historical Developments and Current Events” at the University of Copenhagen Summer School for graduate students on Aug. 27. In addition, he served as an advisor to several American and international students relative to the development of their doctoral dissertations.

Gems interviewed for films, gives talk in Germany

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, was interviewed for two documentaries, gives talk on the German American Turners.

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, was filmed and interviewed by documentary producer John Cork for two films. Cork’s Cloverland Productions will produce a biography of swimmer Johnny Weismuller, and 20th Century Fox will broadcast Cork’s documentary on the 1924 Olympics on HBO (date TBA).

Gems gives lecture in Cuba

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, gave talk on sport, ethnicity, assimilation theory at the World Congress of the Sociology of Sports.

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, presented a lecture titled “Sport, Ethnicity, and Assimilation Theory: The Case of Italian Americans” at the weeklong World Congress of the Sociology of Sports in Havana, Cuba, on July 13. He was also interviewed by the Cuban press for an article to be published in all Cuban papers.

Gems gives paper, contributes to documentary

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, presented a paper on “Interwar Black Basketball” and was interviewed for part of a documentary.

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, presented a paper titled “Interwar Black Basketball: Bridging, Race, Class, and Gender Gaps” at the North American Society for Sport History convention at the University of Texas in Austin on May 28. He was also interviewed for part of a documentary film, “Sanctioned Savagery: A History of American Football.”

A member of North Central’s faculty since 1988, Gems received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.

Education alumni share advice with current students

Shane Gillespie, Class of 2004, English teacher
Four alumni of North Central College's undergraduate and graduate education programs share their expertise and advice with students.

March 7, 2011—Students majoring in education at North Central College get to learn from excellent faculty members on a daily basis and from highly respected teachers in the field. Recently, four alumni of North Central’s undergraduate and graduate education programs returned to campus to share their expertise and advice with students in the 242 Classroom Management Techniques in Secondary Education class taught by Kristine Servais, associate professor of education.

Three faculty and student publish book reviews

Faculty Sheryl Finkle, Jerry Gems, Zachary Jack and graduate student Stephanie Salerno have book reviews published in “Journal of Sport History.”

Three North Central faculty and one graduate student had book reviews published in the fall 2010 issue of the “Journal of Sport History,” 37:3. Sheryl Finkle, professor of education, reviewed “The Ohio State University at the Olympics: A Biographical Dictionary of Athletes, Alternates, Administrators, Coaches and Trainers” by Rusty Wilson; Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, reviewed “The Empire Strikes Out: How Baseball Sold U.S.

Athletic Training's New Home

Athletic training's new facilities.
The athletic training program is making the most of its recent move into a space it can truly call its own.

The North Central College athletic training program is making the most of its recent move into a space it can truly call its own, having relocated to a 3,000-square foot facility in the Res/Rec Center.

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