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Student researchers test out newly renovated science research lab

A new research lab in North Central College’s Kroehler Science Center is designed to encourage greater collaboration among students and faculty.

A Kroehler Science Center lab that has been home to dozens of student and faculty research projects  now boasts a renovated interior that’s more conducive to collaboration and long-term projects. The lab was completely gutted to redesign the space and accommodate new flooring, updated furnishings and improved storage and shelving.

“It’s much easier to collaborate with people from different labs and overall, everything is much more organized,” says Scott Blaszak ’14, a biology major. “The redesigned space is better situated for conducting research.”

WONC station manager wins first-place trophy as Best Sportscaster

Kevin Jackman ’14
North Central College student broadcaster Kevin Jackman ’14 is named Best Sportscaster in the state at the 2013 Illinois Broadcasters Association.

North Central College student broadcaster Kevin Jackman ’14 was named Best Sportscaster in the state at the 2013 Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA) Silver Dome Awards, held June 19 in Peoria. The Silver Domes are the most prestigious broadcast performance award in the state.

Jackman, a senior majoring in broadcast communication and interactive media studies/convergent media, competed with commercial broadcasters to win his first-place trophy in the Small Market Radio division.

Hamalis speaks at conference about political theology

Perry Hamalis, Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion
Perry Hamalis, North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, was a speaker at an endowed conference on Christianity and democracy.

Perry Hamalis, North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, associate professor of religious studies and director of academic opportunities, was a featured speaker at the Third Solon and Marianna Patterson Triennial Conference on Orthodox/Catholic Relations held at Fordham University in Bronx, N.Y., June 11-13.

Murawska elected to ICTM board of directors

Jaclyn Murawska, adjunct instructor of mathematics
Jaclyn Murawska, North Central College adjunct instructor of mathematics, was elected to board of directors of the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Jaclyn Murawska, North Central College adjunct instructor of mathematics, has been elected to the board of directors of the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM). She will serve a three-year term as a director-at-large beginning October 2013.

North Central stages the witty, fanciful opera “Iolanthe”

North Central College’s Summer Light Opera presents the Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera “Iolanthe” July 12-14, 18-20 with actors from the community.

North Central College’s Summer Light Opera presents the Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera “Iolanthe” in July and features actors from the community.

Six performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. July 12, 13 and 18-20 and at 2 p.m. July 14 in North Central’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Macek presents papers at international conferences

Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication
Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication, presented papers at two international conferences in England.

Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, presented papers at two conferences in England.

Corsino publishes article about the Chicago Outfit and organized crime

Lou Corsino, professor of sociology
Lou Corsino, North Central College professor of sociology, published an article in the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice.

Lou Corsino, North Central College professor of sociology, authored the article, “They Can’t Shoot Everyone: Italians, Social Capital, and Organized Crime in the Chicago Outfit,” in the May issue of the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice (Vol. 29 No. 2, 256-275).

The quarterly journal focuses on a critical issue in contemporary criminal justice in order to provide a cogent, thorough and timely exploration of the topic. Those issues include organized crime, community policing, gangs, white-collar crime and excessive police force.

Gems publishes, presents, receives award

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, publishes chapter, article and book review; gives talks; receives service award.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, published a chapter, article and book review; delivered presentations; and received a service award from the North American Society for Sport History.

His chapter, titled “Sport in the United States,” was published in a book edited by Claude Sobry and titled “Sports Governance in the World: A Socio-Historic Approach.” (Paris: Editions Le Manuscrit Press)

National Science Foundation honors North Central College President Troy D. Hammond

North Central College President Troy D. Hammond is being honored by the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

North Central College President Troy D. Hammond is one of some 63 outstanding alumni of the National Science Foundation’s highly competitive Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) to be honored and profiled by the prestigious organization upon the occasion of its 60th anniversary.

North Central College students achieve Dean’s List honors for spring term

Goldspohn Hall
North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2013 spring term.

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2013 spring term. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, undergraduate students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.6 (4.0=A) for the term and be enrolled as full-time students.

The following students were named to the Dean’s List for spring term:

Annie Adamski
Jesse Adamson
Carolyn Aikens
Alejandra Alarcon
Joshua Albright
Alyssa Allgood
Jeffrey Andersen
Allison Anderson
Armana Ansari
Migal Arasar
Michelle Arb
Mario Arellano

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