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Gems releases book, sees another title chosen for national book club, delivers presentations

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, released a new book and saw another title chosen for a national book club.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, this spring released a book titled “Boxing: A Concise History of the Sweet Science,” published by Rowman & Littlefield.

Music education program receives Collegiate Chapter Growth Award from NAfME

Concert Choir
North Central College’s music education program and its student chapter were recognized for membership growth by the National Association for Music Education.

North Central College’s music education program and its student chapter were recently recognized by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the professional organization for music educators.

The North Central College chapter was presented with a NAfME Collegiate Chapter Growth Award for 2013-2014. Awarded to chapters that increase their membership over the previous year, the distinction recognizes programs that have “demonstrated a high level of dedication and effort to the benefit of members’ professional development.”  

Maher presents at annual conference, publishes papers, conducts field research in Israel

Ed Maher, visiting lecturer in sociology
Ed Maher, North Central College visiting lecturer in sociology, caps off academic year conducting field research at two sites in Israel this summer.

Ed Maher, visiting lecturer in sociology at North Central College, co-presented a conference paper, titled “Iron Age Village Economy and Possible Literacy: Preliminary Remarks on the Faunal Data from Khirbet Summeily,” at the annual conference for the American Schools of Oriental Research in November 2013.

Physics majors assemble electronics for Small Radio Telescope to record space data

Amy Damitz ’15, Bryan Cardwell ’15
Physics majors use summer research opportunities to assemble Small Radio Telescope for future campus installation.

Thanks to the skills and research efforts of physics majors at North Central College, students and faculty will soon have the opportunity to explore another area of science: radio astronomy.

Gray presents at Institute of Management Accountants meeting

David Gray, associate professor of accounting
David Gray, North Central College associate professor of accounting, presented at the Institute of Management Accountants Fox Valley Chapter meeting in May.

David Gray, North Central College associate professor and chair of accounting, gave a presentation titled “Cost Accounting Systems—Best Practices for Post-implementation” at the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Fox Valley Chapter’s meeting on May 21.

The IMA provides a forum for research, practice development, education, knowledge sharing, and the advocacy of the highest ethical and best business practices in management accounting and finance.
 

Wolf edits new book celebrating Milwaukee Braves

Gregory Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities
Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College professor of German, edited new book “Thar's Joy in Braveland! The 1957 Milwaukee Braves,” published in May.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German, edited the new book “Thar's Joy in Braveland! The 1957 Milwaukee Braves,” published in May by the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).

North Central College alumnus discusses the value of liberal arts disciplines

Dr. Satyan Devadoss hearing student's poster presentation at the Rall Symposium
Satyan Devadoss ’93 uses keynote address, “The Shape of Nature: Bees, Trees, Origami,” to inspire the Rall Symposium audience.

Macek discusses media activism, film scholarship and more at conference

Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication
Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication, was a panelist at Seattle’s Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference.

Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, attended the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Seattle this spring. He served as a respondent on a panel about Detroit, automobiles and film, and also participated in a roundtable discussion on media activism and film scholarship.

Kincaid weighs in on elementary education redesign

Maureen Kincaid, associate professor and chair of education
Maureen Kincaid, North Central College associate professor of education, served on a panel at ACI Center for Success in High Need Schools Partnership meeting.

Maureen Kincaid, North Central College associate professor and chair of education, recently served on a faculty panel during the ACI Center for Success in High Need Schools partnership meeting. She presented alongside Kenneth King of Roosevelt University and Vicki Trinder of the University of Illinois Chicago.

Janacek awarded fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington

Bruce Janacek, associate professor of history
Bruce Janacek, North Central College associate professor of history, has been awarded a three-month fellowship at the library to pursue research for new book.

Bruce Janacek, North Central College associate professor of history, has been awarded a three-month fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., to pursue research for his book titled “Elias Ashmole: A Study in Virtuosity.”  

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