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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.

Gerald Gems awarded Fulbright grant

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, received a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant to teach and consult at the University of Copenhagen.

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, was awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant in U.S. Studies—Pop Culture and will teach and act as a consultant at the University of Copenhagen during the month of April and again in December. Gems will conduct his work during his professional term this spring.

Record number of students to present at national research conference

A record 38 students from various academic areas will represent North Central at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research this spring.

 

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Jan. 31, 2011)—For the second year, a record number of North Central College students have been chosen to participate in the nation’s leading conference on undergraduate research.

D-Term courses take students around the globe

In December, students take advantage of life-changing study abroad opportunities.

Jan. 24, 2011—North Central College’s trimester format offers students a break from regular classes between Thanksgiving and the new year. During December—or D-Term—students can take advantage of North Central’s study abroad opportunities.

Alum cites impact of King's inspirational words

King’s words helped Brian Lee '01, speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast, overcome adversity after a season-ending football injury.

Jan. 17, 2011—The keynote speaker at North Central College’s 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast says the civil rights leader’s words inspired him to achieve success in his life.

Brian Lee, a 2001 graduate of North Central, told the gathering of nearly 200 students, community leaders and other guests how King’s words helped him overcome adversity when he sustained a season-ending injury during his football-playing days at North Central.

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