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2011 alumna co-authors paper in journal

Ashley Popp '11
Ashley Popp, North Central College 2011 alumna, publishes paper based on her college research in “Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research” journal.

North Central College alumna Ashley Popp, class of 2011, co-authored a paper, titled “The Global Transformation of Belly Dancing: A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Counter Hegemonic Responses,” which was accepted for publication in the 2012 No LIV issue of the journal “Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research.”

SIFE named regional champion, qualifies for nationals

SIFE faculty advisors Clifton, Nicholson, Krystal, Thalmann (not pictured)
North Central College’s SIFE team is named regional champion and qualifies to compete at nationals after presenting projects to business leaders.

After participating in the SIFE Regional Competition in Chicago on April 16, North Central College’s SIFE team was named a regional champion and qualified to compete in the SIFE USA National Exposition May 22-24 in Kansas City. Some 65 teams competed at the Chicago regional event.

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Lauren Brightmore

“If you have a passion for sports, I recommend majoring in sport management. There are so many opportunities to build your resume at a school of North Central’s size. You take a variety of classes and learn many ways to build a career in sports.”

For Lauren, two of those opportunities were internships. One of the internships helped define her career interest. It involved interviewing student-athletes and writing their stories for publication on the College’s athletics website and distribution to media. “I discovered I like writing in sports journalism and want to work in this field.”

Her second internship connected her with coaches and team administration. “I interned with North Central’s track and field coaches and learned how to set up a meet and was involved in the labor that goes into running a program.”

Lauren says, “Everybody at North Central wants to help you get better and secure internships where you’re challenged to practice what you’ve learned.”

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.

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.

Sanderson scores big with Blackhawks internship

Derek Sanderson ’13 landed an internship with the Chicago Blackhawks through the INROADS program, an organization that helps prepare minority students for corporate and community leadership through internship experiences. The program was originally launched in Chicago in 1970, but now INROADS is an international organization with more than 35 offices serving nearly 2,000 interns at more than 200 companies. INROADS is a prestigious program available at institutions like Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.

Sport management major interns with Chicago Blackhawks

Sport management major Derek Sanderson is spending his summer working as an intern with the Chicago Blackhawks' marketing department.

Sport management major Derek Sanderson is spending his summer working as an intern with the Chicago Blackhawks' marketing department.

Sanderson, of St. Louis, Mo., is entering his junior year. He was profiled Friday in the Blackhawks Daily, the team's front office newsletter. In the profile he answered questions about why he chose to attend North Central, what books he likes to read and where he'd like to retire.

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