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Student Emily Rademaker named North Central College 2011 Lincoln Laureate

Emily Rademaker, 2011 Lincoln Laureate
North Central College faculty chose senior Emily Rademaker as this year’s Lincoln Laureate for her excellence in academics and co-curricular involvement.

Nov. 11, 2011—Emily Rademaker of Cary, Ill., has been named North Central College’s 2011 Lincoln Laureate, an annual award that honors outstanding seniors at four-year degree-granting institutions in Illinois. North Central College faculty selected Rademaker as the College’s top senior for her excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities.

Governor Pat Quinn presented Rademaker with a medallion, certificate of achievement and a check for $500 on Nov. 6 at the House of Representatives in Springfield.

German, education student interns at school in Germany

Molly Gstalter, a junior studying abroad and teaching in Germany
North Central College junior Molly Gstalter studies full time in Heidelberg, Germany, while interning as English teacher to students in local secondary school.

Molly Gstalter, a North Central College junior, has expanded her studying abroad experience during fall term in Heidelberg, Germany, by pursuing an internship. Gstalter is taking classes in German full time at the Heidelberg Universität through the American Junior Year Program, while also interning as an assistant English teacher at Hölderlin Gymnasium, a secondary school in Heidelberg.

Gstalter carries a major in German and minors in secondary education and English language learning at North Central College and is a resident of Skokie, Ill.

Wolf conducts oral history interviews, publishes essay

Gregory Wolf, professor of German
Gregory Wolf, North Central College professor of German, publishes essay on all-star pitcher as part of Society of American Baseball Research Biography Project.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College professor of German, is a member of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) founded in 1971 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He published a 5,000-word essay on Steve Hargan, an All-Star pitcher in the 1960s and 1970s, most notably with the Cleveland Indians, in conjunction with SABR’s Biography Project.

North Central College student studies in Germany, interns at brewery

Louis Waldmeir, a junior majoring in German, history of ideas
Louis Waldmeir, a North Central College junior, is studying abroad in Heidelberg, Germany, and working at an organic German brewery at an old monastery.

Louis Waldmeir, a North Central College junior, is living, studying and working in Heidelberg, Germany, through mid-December. He’s taking classes in German at the Universitat Heidelberg—one of the 50-plus study abroad programs North Central offers its students—and working at an organic German brewery as part of an internship.

Waldmeir is majoring in German and minoring in history of ideas at North Central and is a resident of Dubuque, Iowa.

Wolf conducts workshop, presents paper, leads panel

Gregory Wolf, professor of German
Gregory Wolf, North Central College professor of German, presents paper and moderates panel at conference; conducts daylong workshop for language teachers.

Gregory H. Wolf, professor of German, presented a paper, titled “Articulation, Advocacy, Outreach, and Program Building: German Studies at a Small Liberal Arts College”; and organized and moderated a panel discussion, “German and German Studies: Reelections on the Past and Visions for the Future,” at the 35th annual conference of the German Studies Association. The meeting was held Sept. 22-25 in Louisville, Ky.

Wolf leads workshop for teachers of German

Gregory Wolf, associate professor in German, conducted a statewide workshop, “Strategies for Successful German Programs: Advocacy, Articulation, and Outreach.”

Gregory H. Wolf, associate professor in German, conducted a statewide workshop and seminar titled “Strategies for Successful German Programs: Advocacy, Articulation, and Outreach” for the Michigan chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German, hosted by Wayne State University in Detroit on April 16.

Wolf moderates session at international conference

Gregory H. Wolf, associate professor of German, was moderator and commentator at international conference—Migration, Religion and Germany—at Ohio State.

Gregory H. Wolf, associate professor of German, served as moderator and commentator for the session “Transnational, Transcultural Migrations” at the international conference Migration, Religion, and Germany held at The Ohio State University April 8-10. Generously supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany, this conference addressed migration to and from Germany from the 18th century to the present with specific focal points of religious migration and the domestic dialogues focusing on it.

Wolf conducts workshop to teachers of German

Gregory H. Wolf, associate professor in German, conducted a workshop and seminar for the Arkansas chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German.

Gregory H. Wolf, associate professor in German, conducted a statewide workshop and seminar, “German Program Building through Articulation, Advocacy, and Outreach,” for the Arkansas chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German, held March 11-13 in Arkansas. The three-day immersion event concentrated on modeling best practices to build and strengthen German language programs on the K-16 level through effective advocacy of the discipline, productive vertical and horizontal curricular articulation, and innovative outreach programs and community building.

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