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Oesterle Library displays faculty publications, history of library

Oesterle Library displays faculty publications, history of library

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During winter term, North Central’s Oesterle Library will feature publications by 10 faculty members and the history of Oesterle Library. The displays are showcased in the library’s lobby.

Community Publications
•    Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education. “Polish Americans” and “Progressive Era, 1900-1920” in Sports in America: from Colonial Times to the Twenty-first Century: an Encyclopedia, 2011.



Successful Snow Bowl raises funds for Tyson Center

Successful Snow Bowl raises funds for Tyson Center

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Some 150 people, including faculty, students, alumni and friends from the community, gathered Jan. 28 to hold a fundraiser in honor of Lora L. Tyson, former North Central College associate professor of education from 1999 to 2008.

Held at Naperville’s Brunswick Zone XL, the inaugural Snow Bowl included bowling, a billiards tournament and silent auction to raise funds to support and renovate the Dr. Lora L. Tyson Education Curriculum Resource Center.



North Central participates in NAC&U’s 2010 Summer Institute

North Central participates in NAC&U’s 2010 Summer Institute

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In June 2010, a team of North Central College faculty and administrators joined colleagues from 20 colleges and universities at the 14th annual Summer Institute of the New American Colleges & Universities (NAC&U), the consortium of independent and small to mid-sized institutions, of which North Central is a founding member.


Education students create summer school program

Education students create summer school program

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Six North Central elementary education students took up a challenge from alumna Kate Smith ’05 Pereda, a fifth-grade elementary school teacher in Addison, to create and teach a summer school program at her high-needs school. “Kate contacted me last spring asking for help. Her district had canceled its summer school programs and she needed help with an alternative program,” said Maureen Kincaid, associate professor and chair of education. “Kate came to campus and spoke to our elementary education classes about the need.


Education faculty present their model of collaborative leadership at conference

Education faculty present their model of collaborative leadership at conference

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Associate professors of education Kristine Servais, Maureen Kincaid and Nancy Keiser presented a paper about their collaborative leadership model that was inspired by the late Lora Tyson and has been successfully integrated into the College’s teacher education program. They presented their paper at the Association of Teacher Educators Conference in Chicago in February and submitted it for publication to the journal of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. Over the past decade, the education department has evolved from the conventional leadership approach of a


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