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Students may apply by Feb. 20 for Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research

Students may apply by Feb. 20 to present their original research at the College’s 16th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research May 14.

North Central College students may apply by Feb. 20 to present their original research at the College’s 16th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research, which will take place during Honors Day on Tuesday, May 14.

Information about the symposium and how to submit proposals may be found on the College’s website. A list of frequently asked questions also is available.

Nicholson’s presentation emerges as chapter in book

Neil Nicholson, assistant professor of mathematics
Neil Nicholson, North Central College assistant professor of mathematics, was coauthor of a chapter in a book on service learning in higher education.

Neil Nicholson, North Central College assistant professor of mathematics, was a coauthor of a chapter in the book titled “Service-Learning in Higher Education: Connecting the Global to the Local.” The book emerged from presentations at the Fourth International Symposium on Service-Learning held in China in September 2011, where Nicholson co-presented with colleagues from the University of Indiana-Bloomington and William Jewell College.

Mueller and VanHorn receive award from prestigious teaching institute

Jonathan Mueller (left) and Daniel VanHorn, psychology faculty
North Central College’s Jon Mueller, professor of psychology, and Daniel VanHorn, assistant professor of psychology, receive award for poster presentation.

North Central College’s Jonathan Mueller, professor of psychology, and Daniel VanHorn, assistant professor of psychology, are recipients of the 2013 Doug Bernstein Award from the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (NITOP) for their poster presentation titled “Fantasy Researcher League: Engaging Students in Psychological Research.”  

Wolf gives presentation, coordinates sessions, publishes multiple articles

Gregory H. Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities
Gregory Wolf, North Central College professor of German, presented at national meeting for teachers of German and published essays, review, interview, article.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German, is chair of the Small Undergraduate German Programs special interest group of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language. In that role, he organized a breakfast and presented “Meaningful Collaboration Between Secondary and Postsecondary German Programs” with Dr.

Gems publishes various articles, gives presentations

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, recently published articles in various journals and delivered presentations.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, recently published articles in various journals and delivered presentations.

Gems’ article, titled “Sport, Democracy, and the Americanization of Italian Americans,” was published by the History Research Journal, 2:5 (Summer 2012), pp. 349-354.

Oesterle Library features new lobby exhibits

The scholarship of President Troy Hammond and publications by various members are featured during winter term in the Oesterle Library lobby exhibits.

Each term Oesterle Library presents new and timely exhibits in its lobby. Winter term’s exhibits feature the scholarship of Dr. Troy Hammond and publications by various faculty members.

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As Dr. Troy Hammond begins his tenure as the College’s 10th president, a special exhibit will showcase his scholarship throughout his career.

Senior art students present their work in “Lifelines” exhibit

North Central College art education majors Samantha Rapp and Alyssa Coy showcase their paintings, drawings, mixed media, sculptures through January.

A monthlong art exhibit showcases work by two North Central College art education seniors, Samantha Rapp of Hinsdale and Alyssa Coy of Oswego.

Titled “Lifelines,” the exhibit includes paintings, drawings, mixed media and sculptures that reflect the values and creativity of the artists. The free exhibit is open to the public and on display through Jan. 31 in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

North Central’s SEA Conference teaches entrepreneurs the business of arts

Tom Sharpe
North Central College’s 13th annual Self Employment in the Arts Conference Feb. 22-23 helps aspiring artists become successful entrepreneurs.

North Central College’s 13th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 22-23 will help aspiring artists learn to become successful entrepreneurs.

The SEA Conference provides educational resources to help aspiring artists gain entrepreneurial knowledge and skills needed to establish and maintain careers as independent artists. The conference features performances, workshops, panel discussions and other activities tailored to actors, filmmakers, musicians, painters, sculptors, writers and other artists.

Fontana presents original research at archaeology conference

Marisa Fontana, adjunct assistant professor of sociology
Marisa Fontana, North Central College adjunct assistant professor of sociology, presents research on using unique technology to identify pottery groupings.

Marisa Fontana, North Central College adjunct assistant professor of sociology, was invited to present her original research as an archaeologist at the Southeastern Archaeology Conference held Nov. 7-10 in Baton Rouge, La. Fontana’s talk was a preliminary report on the feasibility of using technology—called Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry or LA-ICP-MS, for short—to identify chemically distinct groupings of Native American pottery recovered from archaeological sites in Alabama.

Blanchet plays percussion in “Annie”

George Blanchet, percussionist and lecturer in music
George Blanchet, North Central College percussionist and lecturer in music, plays percussion in the musical “Annie” at Paramount Theater through December.

George Blanchet, North Central College percussionist and lecturer in music, plays percussion in the family musical “Annie,” which runs Nov. 21-Dec. 30 at Paramount Theater in Aurora. Blanchet has performed for other musical productions at the Paramount, as well as the Chicago Sinfonietta and Metropolis Symphony Orchestra.

Blanchet has been teaching percussion at North Central since 1998 and directs the Percussion Ensemble.

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