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College of DuPage graduate earns full-tuition scholarship to North Central College

Brendan McCormack with Stephen Mueller and Linda Doyle, transfer admissions.
College of DuPage graduate Brendan McCormack of West Chicago has been awarded the 2012 North Central College/College of DuPage Honors Scholarship.

May 22, 2012—College of DuPage graduate Brendan McCormack of West Chicago has been awarded the 2012 North Central College/College of DuPage Honors Scholarship.

The award is a renewable full-tuition scholarship that enables a College of DuPage Honors Scholar to pursue studies at North Central College and earn a bachelor’s degree. This year’s award was presented May 1 during COD’s Celebration of Academic Excellence to recognize 2011-2012 Honors and Presidential Scholars.

Bulandr and Caron named outstanding seniors during Honors Convocation

President Wilde with outstanding seniors Peter Bulandr Jr. and Mary Caron
North Central College selects Peter Bulandr Jr. as the Outstanding Senior Man and Mary Caron as the Outstanding Senior Woman for 2012.

North Central College recognized Peter Bulandr Jr. as the Outstanding Senior Man and Mary Caron as the Outstanding Senior Woman for 2012 during the College’s annual Honors Convocation on May 15.

The annual awards recognize one senior man and one senior woman for their successes in the classroom, their involvement and contributions to the campus community outside the classroom, and their future potential.

Student wins top honors and tuition prize to law school

Jennifer Rieger ’13, political science major
North Central College political science major Jennifer Rieger ’13 won second-place honors at contest and tuition waiver to attend John Marshall Law School.

North Central College political science major and junior Jennifer Rieger earned second-place honors and a tuition waiver to attend John Marshall Law School after competing at the law school’s annual National Undergraduate Diversity Mock Trial Competition April 13-14.

Some 60 top students from colleges and universities across the country met at Marshall’s Chicago campus to compete for the chance to win law school tuition waivers. Rieger’s second-place finish in the individual best advocate award netted her a $9,000 prize in tuition waivers to John Marshall.

Heather Carlson ’91 delivers keynote address at Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research

Heather Carlson '91
Heather Carlson '91 delivered the keynote address at North Central College’s 15th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.

May 15, 2012—If you want to succeed at scientific research, you’ve got to be able to work well with others.

That was the advice North Central College students and others heard May 15 during the keynote address at the College’s 15th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research from professor, pharmaceutical researcher and North Central alumna Heather Carlson ’91.

North Central College alumni honored for teaching excellence in Naperville schools

Two alumni of North Central College’s music education program are being recognized by Naperville Community Unit School District 203 for excellence in teaching.

May 15, 2012—Two alumni of North Central College’s music education program are being recognized by Naperville Community Unit School District 203 for excellence in teaching.

Nicholas Janssen, a 2005 graduate of North Central College, received District 203’s Outstanding Early Educator Award for his work as choral director at Naperville North High School. Emily Steffen, a 2010 graduate, received the district’s Outstanding First-Year Teacher Award  for her work at Naper and Ellsworth elementary schools.

Murawska leads workshop for middle school teachers

Jackie Murawska, adjunct instructor of mathematics
Jackie Murawska, North Central College adjunct instructor of mathematics, led workshop for middle school teachers at Metropolitan Mathematics Club of Chicago.

Jackie Murawska, North Central College adjunct instructor of mathematics, led a workshop titled “Fractions, Frustration, Ratios, and the Condominium Community Problem” for middle school teachers at the Metropolitan Mathematics Club of Chicago (MMC) Conference of Workshops held in New Lenox, Ill., Jan. 28.

Wolf publishes article, teaches online and at workshop

Gregory Wolf, professor of German
Gregory Wolf, North Central College professor of German, has feature article on baseball published and presents webinar and workshop on teaching German.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College professor of German, and a member of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) published the feature and lead article, “A Friend of Pirates History. From 42-112 to a World Series Championship,” on April 6 in The Hardball Times, an Internet site focusing on the history of Major League Baseball and advanced sabermetric analysis.

Koenig is guest lecturer in Oregon

Wendy Koenig, associate professor of art
Wendy Koenig, North Central College associate professor of art, was a guest classroom lecturer and presenter at Pacific University.

Wendy Koenig, North Central College associate professor of art, was guest lecturer at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., on April 23. She delivered two classroom lectures, one on Dada and a second on the use of the artist’s body in 20th century art. Koenig also gave a public presentation on her current research into acoustic design at Holocaust museums in the United States.

Koenig has been teaching at North Central since 2008. She earned a B.A. from the University of Louisville, an M.F.A. from Ohio University and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.

Film Central presents national premiere of “Littlest Nomads” May 10

Film Central, North Central’s indie/social-change film series, features national premiere screening of “Littlest Nomads,” giving voice to homeless children.

Film Central, North Central College’s indie/social-change film series, presents guest speaker Diane Nilan and the national premiere screening of the short film “Littlest Nomads” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall. The film is the second in the Film Central series during spring term and is sponsored by the College’s English department, fine & performing arts, Office of International Programs and Leadership, Ethics and Values.

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.”

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