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Coon and Matsubara co-present research paper

Coon and Matsubara co-present research paper

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Heather Coon, associate professor of psychology, and Fukumi Matsubara, professor of Japanese, co-presented a research paper titled “Can a Reparation Offer Function as an Apology?” at the 11th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology on Jan. 28 in Las Vegas.


Psychology students, faculty recognized for scholarly achievements

Several psychology students and faculty at North Central College are being recognized for academic and scholarly achievement.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Feb. 1, 2010—Several psychology students and faculty at North Central College are being recognized for academic and scholarly achievement.

Katlyn Humphrey, a senior from Lisle, has received the Psi Chi National Service Award. Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, recognizes students who contribute in an exceptional way to meeting a local chapter’s goals and the societal aims of the organization.

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.

Nicole Allgood gives presentation at research conference

Nicole Allgood gives presentation at research conference

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Nicole Allgood, visiting lecturer of psychology, gave a presentation titled “The Perspective of Young Adult Siblings of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Exploration of Themes of Grief and Loss” at the Midwest Educational Research Association conference in St. Louis on Oct. 15.


New tenure-track faculty

New tenure-track faculty

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North Central College appointed three new full-time, tenure-track faculty for the 2009-2010 academic year. They are: •    Alberto Fonseca, assistant professor of Spanish. Previously a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Kansas and at Virginia Tech, Fonseca specializes in 19th and 20th century Latin American literature and instruction in Spanish at all levels. He holds a B. A. in literature from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, an M.A. in history from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D.


A Culture of Inquiry

One of the key goals of North Central College’s 2007-2012 Strategic Plan is to foster “a culture of inquiry” in which intellectually ambitious students can advance as far as their motivation and curiosity will take them.

A Worship Leader Becomes a Political Leader

Leading up to the College’s 150th celebration in 2011-2012, the Archives is collecting oral histories of trustees, faculty and alumni, like the Reverend Nicholas Hood ’46. This story reflects the memories he recently shared.

Inspired Partnership, Inspiring Stories

Eric Knox was a fourth grader growing up on Chicago’s West Side in the late 1980s the day some North Central College students showed up at his school. The students were there to tutor pupils at James Weldon Johnson Elementary School in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood.

Extraordinary Teaching Distinguishes Ruge Fellows

A former student who recently visited David Fisher, professor of philosophy, told him that his Philosophy of Law course was among the most memorable of her years at North Central College. “She remembered being engaged, her brain was alive,” he says. For Fisher, those conversations are welcome reassurances that his teaching methods reach his students. “I know that I’ve succeeded,” he says.

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