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Oesterle Library features new lobby exhibits

The scholarship of President Troy Hammond and publications by various members are featured during winter term in the Oesterle Library lobby exhibits.

Each term Oesterle Library presents new and timely exhibits in its lobby. Winter term’s exhibits feature the scholarship of Dr. Troy Hammond and publications by various faculty members.

Community Publications
As Dr. Troy Hammond begins his tenure as the College’s 10th president, a special exhibit will showcase his scholarship throughout his career.

Curtis Hudson '88

Curtis Hudson was named principal of Charles Reed Elementary School in Plainfield, IL. This is his sixth year in Plainfield School District 202. He resides in Aurora, IL, with his wife and daughter, age 4.

Steve Joslyn '86

Steve Joslyn was named head baseball coach at Chicago State University after spending the last 10 years as an assistant at Northern Illinois University under Ed Mathey ‘86. As NIU’s main assistant, Joslyn earned the title of associate head coach in 2008. His efforts at NIU helped the Huskies bring in three nationally ranked recruiting classes to DeKalb. Overall, Joslyn helped the Huskies to 255 victories and five Mid-American Conference Tournament appearances. Nearly every graduating outfielder tutored by Joslyn at Northern Illinois has signed a professional baseball contract.

Christopher Ranallo '09

Christopher Ranallo is the head coach for the girls swimming and diving program and a physical education teacher at West Aurora High School. Previously, Ranallo coached for two years at Metea Valley High School as an assistant in the boys and girls aquatics program and worked with both boys and girls swim programs at Naperville North High School while student teaching. He has also coached water polo at Waubonsie Valley High School and for the Geneva River Rats summer youth swimming program.

North Central alumna Karen Popovich named 2012 Illinois Art Educator of the Year

The Illinois Art Education Association has named North Central College alumna Karen Popovich the 2012 Illinois Art Educator of the Year.

The Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA) has named North Central College alumna Karen Popovich the 2012 Illinois Art Educator of the Year.

Popovich, of Aurora, teaches at Indian Prairie School District 204’s Metea Valley High School in Aurora. She earned her bachelor’s degree in studio art from North Central College in 1996.

The annual award recognizes the exemplary contributions, service and achievements of an outstanding IAEA member. The award will be presented at the IAEA conference in Lisle on Nov. 2.
 

Wynard gives talks at American School Health Association conference

Tammy Wynard, coordinator of health education
Tammy Wynard, North Central College visiting instructor of health and physical education and coordinator of health education, presents twice at conference.

Tammy S. Wynard, North Central College visiting instructor of health and physical education and coordinator of health education, presented twice at the annual American School Health Association conference in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 10-13. The conference brought together professionals working in higher education, K-12 schools, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as pre-service teachers and school nurses.

Alcohol Awareness Week features giveaways, games, shows

Old Main in the fall
North Central College’s Dyson Wellness Center sponsors Alcohol Awareness Week Oct. 15-19 with free theater performance, film screening, games, giveaways, food.

North Central College’s Dyson Wellness Center is sponsoring Alcohol Awareness Week Oct. 15-19 with daily activities, including the free theater performance “Erasing the Distance,” film screening, games, food and multiple giveaways.

Check out these activities; no reservations or tickets are needed to attend any events.

Monday  
Erasing the Distance” theatrical performance

North Central’s academic departments, campus offices host documentary Oct. 4

Faculty/student panel discussion and screening of “Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture” is set for Oct. 4.

North Central College will present the documentary, “Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall. A faculty and student discussion, with audience participation, will follow the free event.

Michael Giaquinto

At North Central, Michael immersed himself in as many opportunities as possible, from competing in football and track and field to serving in the classroom. He worked in adaptive physical education (PE) classes with middle- and high-school special-needs students and loved it. He watched them compete at Special Olympics and hopes his future employment includes similar work.  

He especially enjoyed teaching in different school environments. “At one high school, I gave lessons in two of my passions - weight training and exercise science. I’ll be doing my student teaching in PE at a middle school and volunteering as a football coach at a high school. What fun experiences!”

Michael plans to teach at either the middle- or high-school level and coach a sport. He encourages “every student to take advantage of all North Central has to offer. There’s a lot.”

Survey finds North Central College graduates among highest income-earners

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

North Central College ranks among the top 15 percent of private, nonprofit schools in the 2011-2012 survey by Payscale.com. The mid-career median salary for North Central College graduates is $81,300, ranking No. 39 out of 303 schools in the private, nonprofit category.

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