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Artwork by North Central College student on display during October

"Metropolitan Chaos" art exhibit
North Central College showcases the artwork of senior student-artist Mark Burns during his monthlong exhibit, “Metropolitan Chaos,” Oct. 3-31.

North Central College will showcase the artwork of senior student-artist Mark Burns during a monthlong exhibit, Oct. 3-31.

Titled “Metropolitan Chaos,” the free exhibit will be on display in North Central’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Burns will greet visitors during a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

North Central College student attends Archaeological Field School, uncovers burial sites

North Central College anthropology major Jessica Pantel spent the summer excavating and researching ancient civilization and burial sites in Peru.

Anthropology major Jessica Pantel ’13 spent six weeks this past summer participating in anthropological research in the Ancash region of the Andes Mountains in Peru.

McMahon presents session at ACI Teacher Induction Academy

Mary McMahon, associate professor of mathematics
Mary McMahon, North Central College associate professor of mathematics, gave a presentation for K-12 teachers at the ACI Teacher Induction Academy at Concordia.

Mary McMahon, North Central College associate professor of mathematics and mathematics education coordinator, co-presented “A Reasoning-Based Approach to the Algebra Strand of the Common Core Standards” for K-12 teachers at the Associated Colleges of Illinois Teacher Induction Academy at Concordia University in River Forest on Sept. 23.

Wolf publishes essay on all-star baseball player

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

Gregory H. Wolf, professor of German, is a member of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) and recently published a 5,000-word essay on Claude Osteen, an all-star pitcher in the 1960s and 1970s in conjunction with SABR’s Baseball Biography Project. The SABR was founded in 1971 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.  

Gems gives talk, coauthors chapter and essays in books

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, gives talk in Copenhagen and publishes three pieces in new books about sports.

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, gave a presentation titled “Migration, Assimilation, and Sport: Historical Developments and Current Events” at the University of Copenhagen Summer School for graduate students on Aug. 27. In addition, he served as an advisor to several American and international students relative to the development of their doctoral dissertations.

North Central College celebrates 150 years at Homecoming

Community members are invited to join the celebration of North Central College’s Sesquicentennial and 2011 Homecoming Nov. 9-13.

North Central College invites community members to join in the celebration of the College’s Sesquicentennial and 2011 Homecoming Nov. 9-13. Public events include performances by North Central’s own theatre and musical groups, a concert by popular singer-songwriter Colbie Callait, a reunion party with dancing and entertainment, parade, football game and more.

Forensics team is off to great start

After a successful finish in national competition last academic year, North Central College’s new forensics team is already off and competing.

North Central College’s forensics team is building on last year’s successful finish in national competition with a strong start this year.

“We’re entering a new season with brand new events, and already the forensic team is continuing to demonstrate a strong record of competitive success,” says John Stanley, assistant professor of speech communication, assistant director of forensics and director of individual events.

Wilders and Van Oyen publish article on symmetry of math and art

Professors Richard Wilders and Lawrence Van Oyen
North Central College Professor of Mathematics Richard Wilders and Professor of Music Larry Van Oyen publish article on art and transformations in math class.

Lawrence Van Oyen (photo, right), professor of music, and Richard Wilders (left), Marie and Bernice Gantzert Professor in the Liberal Arts and Sciences and professor of mathematics, had their co-authored article, “Turning Students into Symmetry Detectives,” published in the September issue of Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, a publication of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The article discusses how the mathematical concept of symmetry can be used to analyze certain kinds of art.

WONC claims three student Silver Dome Awards

North Central College student broadcasters who run WONC-FM 89.1 earned three awards, including a first-place prize, at the IBA student Silver Dome Awards.

Sept. 20, 2011—North Central College student broadcasters who run WONC-FM 89.1 earned three awards, including a first-place prize, at the Illinois Broadcasters Association’s 2011 student Silver Dome Awards.

Oct. 21 music faculty performance to include piece written by local resident

Victoria VerHoven
An Oct. 21 performance by members of North Central College’s music faculty will include a piece written by a local resident.

Oct. 11, 2011—An Oct. 21 performance by members of North Central College’s music faculty will include a piece written by a local resident.

The free performance begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in North Central College’s Koten Chapel at Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St. No tickets are required.

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