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Moussetis presents paper in Malaysia

Robert Moussetis, associate professor of international business, gave a paper at the Exploring Leadership and Learning Theories in Asia conference in Malaysia.

Robert Moussetis, associate professor of international business, presented a paper titled “Strategic Leadership of the Political Environment of the Business Firm: The Relationship of Environment-Organization and Performance” on Feb. 16 at an international conference, Exploring Leadership and Learning Theories in Asia (ELLTA), held Feb. 15-17 and hosted by the Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang, Malaysia. The core emphasis of the conference was on understanding Asian perspectives on leadership and learning.

Neuroscientist discusses gender and the brain Feb. 22

Lise Eliot discusses gender and the brain.
Author of “Pink Brain, Blue Brain” and neuroscientist Lise Eliot will give a talk about gender differences and the brain on Feb. 22.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

Feb. 8, 2011—North Central College welcomes neuroscientist Lise Eliot, author of “Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow into Troublesome Gaps and What We Can Do About It,” to speak about gender and the brain.

Eliot will give a free talk at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in North Central’s Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville.

Students from other colleges may enroll in summer courses at North Central

Summer research student
Enrollment is underway for summer school at North Central College. Courses are open to students from other colleges.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307

Feb. 19, 2011—Enrollment is underway for summer school at North Central College. Courses are open to students from other colleges and to all North Central undergraduate and graduate students.

College appoints coordinator of undergraduate research

Nancy Peterson, professor of chemistry, was recently appointed the College’s first coordinator of undergraduate research.

Feb. 18, 2011—Nancy Peterson, professor of chemistry, was recently appointed the College’s first coordinator of undergraduate research. In making the announcement during a faculty meeting fall term 2010, R. Devadoss Pandian, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, noted that one of the objectives of the 2007-2012 Strategic Plan is to expand faculty-student collaboration, including undergraduate research.

Blanchet performs live on radio program

George Blanchet, percussionist and lecturer in music, performed a new composition live on the classical music station WFMT-FM 98.7 on Jan. 24.

Feb. 18, 2011—George Blanchet, percussionist and lecturer in music, performed live on the classical music station WFMT-FM 98.7 during an 8 p.m. show on Jan. 24 with Alicia Cordoba Tait on oboe. They performed a piece titled “Conversations for Oboe and Percussion” by Patricia Moorehead. The piece was inspired by and composed for Blanchet and Cordoba Tait who are engaged to be married. Blanchet teaches percussion and directs the Percussion Ensemble at North Central.

Murawska leads workshop

Jackie Murawska, adjunct instructor of mathematics, led a workshop at the Metropolitan Mathematics Club of Chicago Conference.

Feb. 18, 2011—Jackie Murawska, adjunct instructor of mathematics, led a workshop titled “Investigations Using Inductive Reasoning: Adding Excitement to the Standard Curriculum” for middle school teachers at the Metropolitan Mathematics Club of Chicago (MMC) Conference of Workshops on Feb. 5 in Lincolnshire, Ill. This is Murawska’s third year as half-time faculty in the mathematics department.

Feb. 15 lecture, film focus on India

Feb. 15 lecture, film focus on India

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North Central will host a free lecture, followed by a film at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 15, in Meiley-Swallow Hall. Madhu Rao, an international women’s rights advocate, will give a talk titled “Renting a Womb in India: Outsourcing’s New Frontier” that was originally scheduled for Feb. 1. The film “The Story of India” by Michael Woods (photo) will be shown at 8:30 p.m. Part two of a six-part series made for PBS and BBC, this film is a journey through today’s India and uncovers the country’s historic figures, achievements, legacies and impact in the region.



Self Employment in the Arts Conference helps creative students gain a business edge

North Central College hosts the 11th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 25-26.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Jan. 26, 2011)—College and high school students, educators and adults who aspire to be self-employed artists will gain valuable information about running their own business Feb. 25-26 when North Central College hosts the 11th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference.

Athletic Training's New Home

Athletic training's new facilities.
The athletic training program is making the most of its recent move into a space it can truly call its own.

The North Central College athletic training program is making the most of its recent move into a space it can truly call its own, having relocated to a 3,000-square foot facility in the Res/Rec Center.

Caliendo gives talk, engages in debate

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science, gives keynote address at conference and participates in debate.

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science, gave a keynote address titled “Race, Politics and Elections” on Feb. 3 at the University of Akron’s annual Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond series. He and coauthor of “Race Appeal” Charleton McIlwain, associate professor of media, culture and communication at New York University,  participated in a debate “Who Can Use the N-word” on Feb. 10 at Hofstra University on Long Island in New York.

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