North Central College - Naperville, IL

Faculty and staff recognized for outstanding service, teaching, scholarship

North Central College recognizes faculty and administrative staff members for outstanding teaching, scholarship and service “above and beyond the call of duty.”

North Central College recognized faculty and administrative staff members for their outstanding teaching, scholarship and service “above and beyond the call of duty” for the 2011-2012 academic year. Each was presented with endowed awards established in memory of two North Central College alumni—Clarence F. Dissinger, Class of 1921, and his sister Ruth C. Dissinger Althaus, Class of 1922. With the exception of the scholarship prize, awards were based on student, faculty and staff nominations and announced in May 2012.

The administrative staff award recipients are:

Keating authors new book “Rising up from Indian Country”

Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History
Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, recounts battle of Fort Dearborn and birth of Chicago in new book.

Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, has authored a new book, titled “Rising up from Indian Country: The Battle of Fort Dearborn and the Birth of Chicago,” published by the University of Chicago Press. The book’s release coincides with the Aug. 15, 2012, bicentennial of the Battle of Fort Dearborn.

History professor on Monday morning broadcast about diversity in suburbs

Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College professor of history, to take part in panel discussion Monday morning July 30 about diversity in Chicago's suburbs.

A North Central College professor is scheduled to take part in a panel discussion Monday morning about diversity in Chicago's suburbs.

Chicago Public Radio station WBEZ-FM 91.5 is scheduled to air the discussion from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, July 30, during a live broadcast from Maxfield's Family Restaurant and Pancake House, 352 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard.

The panel will include Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History at North Central College.

Junior/Senior Scholars summer camp celebrates 25 successful years

Elementary education major Erica Pang '12 teaching second grade
North Central College’s Junior/Senior Scholars summer camp has provided quality learning experiences for students in under-resourced neighborhoods for 25 years.

For 25 years, North Central College’s Junior/Senior Scholars Pipeline to College program has provided a summer camp experience with hours of high-quality learning experiences to help school-aged students in under-resourced neighborhoods advance in their achievement levels.

Student interns gain experience at The Field Museum of Natural History

Alex Pirela '13 and Callie Clay '13
Two North Central College students are gaining valuable experience working as interns this summer at The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

Two North Central College students are gaining valuable experience working as interns this summer at The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

Caroline (Callie) Clay '13, an anthropology major from Dixon and Alex Pirela '13, a social science and history major from West Chicago, are working under the supervision of Gloria Levitt '03, associate registrar in The Field Museum’s Department of Anthropology.

Teachers hear literacy education experts present at North Central College symposium

Katie Wood Ray
More than 200 Naperville-area teachers gathered at North Central College June 18-22 to learn from some of the nation’s leading experts on literacy education.

More than 200 Naperville-area teachers gathered at North Central College June 18-22 to learn from some of the nation’s leading experts on literacy education.

The College partnered with Naperville Community Unit School District 203 to present the weeklong symposium, which provided teachers the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and best practices for teaching reading and writing to children in grades kindergarten through high school.

Wrigley Field honors North Central College alumnus, Teacher of the Year Josh Stumpenhorst

Illinois Teacher of the Year Josh Stumpenhorst '03 with family at Wrigley Field
North Central College alumnus and Illinois Teacher of the Year Josh Stumpenhorst threw out the first pitch before a Cubs game at Wrigley Field.

June 13, 2012—One of the perks of being Illinois Teacher of the Year is throwing out the first pitch before a Cubs game at Wrigley Field.

North Central College alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst experienced his day at the Friendly Confines on Tuesday, June 12, before a night game versus the Detroit Tigers. Stumpenhorst attended with his wife and their two young children, who were excited to meet Cubs pitcher Alberto Cabrera.

“Cabrera just talked to my boys and signed a ball,” Stumpenhorst Tweeted before the big moment. “They are in heaven.”

Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams to address North Central College Commencement

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps
Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Alexis Smith earns James Henry Breasted 1890 Outstanding Major in History Award

Alexis Smith of Oak Lawn was awarded the James Henry Breasted 1890 Outstanding Major in History Award for 2012 during Honors Day May 15.

May 17, 2012—Alexis Smith of Oak Lawn was awarded the James Henry Breasted 1890 Outstanding Major in History Award for 2012 during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Raymond Treonis earns College's 2012 Outstanding Major in Social Science/History Award

Raymond Treonis
Raymond Treonis of Naperville was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Social Science/History Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

May 16, 2012—Raymond Treonis of Naperville was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Social Science/History Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Treonis is a senior majoring in social science/history with a minor in interactive media studies. He is the son of Norbert Treonis and a graduate of Naperville North High School.

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