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Celebrate Chinese New Year Feb. 15

The Chinese Club invites the community to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit Tuesday, Feb. 15.

Jan. 21, 2011—North Central College’s Chinese Club will host its annual Chinese New Year Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave., Naperville.

The free event celebrates the Year of the Rabbit and will start with the traditional Lion Dance and feature Chinese instruments and music, Chinese martial arts, games and authentic food.

Gerald Gems awarded Fulbright grant

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, received a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant to teach and consult at the University of Copenhagen.

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, was awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant in U.S. Studies—Pop Culture and will teach and act as a consultant at the University of Copenhagen during the month of April and again in December. Gems will conduct his work during his professional term this spring.

Sarah Lureau presents paper

Sarah Lureau, assistant professor of accounting, presented a paper at the American Accounting Association Midyear Auditing Conference in Albuquerque.

Sarah Lureau, assistant professor of accounting, presented a paper titled “Auditing Inventories at Patterson’s Fine Chocolates” at the American Accounting Association (AAA) Midyear Auditing Conference in Albuquerque, N.M., Jan. 14. The paper was coauthored with David Gray, assistant professor of accounting, and Gerald Hamsmith, professor of accounting emeritus.

Mary McMahon gives talk

Mary McMahon, associate professor of mathematics and mathematics education coordinator, gave a talk at the ACI Teacher Induction Academy.

Mary McMahon, associate professor of mathematics and mathematics education coordinator, presented a talk titled “Welcome to Discrete Mathematics—The Mathematics that You Never Learned in School” to K-12 teachers at the Associated Colleges of Illinois Teacher Induction Academy, held at Dominican University Jan. 28.

Moran earns prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship

North Central College student Peggy Moran has earned a prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship.

Author and entrepreneur Peggy Moran knows the exact moment that triggered her decision to resume her education. It was in 2008, when her college-aged daughter was hospitalized with a life-threatening condition.

“That changed the way I view the present tense,” Moran says. “Everything suddenly became more meaningful, and time became of the essence in a different way.”

New film series features independent films

North Central presents screenings of five culturally significant films during its inaugural series, "Film Central: The Best in Independent Film."

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306, nadunker@noctrl.edu

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Jan. 24, 2011)—Community members are invited to attend screenings of culturally significant films during North Central College’s inaugural series, “Film Central: The Best in Independent Film.”

MLK Prayer Breakfast to feature young alum, coach and teacher

MLK Prayer Breakfast to feature young alum, coach and teacher

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MLK Prayer Breakfast to feature young alum, coach and teacher



North Central College music ensembles to perform six concerts in May and June

Musical talents of North Central College students will be showcased in Wentz Concert Hall during a series of six performances in May and June.

April 22, 2011—Musical talents of North Central College students will be showcased in the stunning acoustics of Wentz Concert Hall during a series of six performances in May and June.

The concerts feature both choral and instrumental ensembles performing in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets for each event are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Filmmaker Spike Lee to speak during Martin Luther King Week

North Central College presents filmmaker Spike Lee as the keynote speaker during its 2011 Martin Luther King Week celebration.

Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Jan. 4, 2011)—In one of the first major public events during its Sesquicentennial year, North Central College presents filmmaker Spike Lee as the keynote speaker during its 2011 Martin Luther King Week celebration.

First-year students experience life in New Orleans

First-year student Gail Oesterle reflects on her experiences learning and serving in New Orleans.

A group of North Central students spent a week in New Orleans this December as part of the First-Year Experience program. Over the summer, all incoming first-year students read the Dave Eggers book “Zeitoun” about a family’s struggles in the Crescent City following Hurricane Katrina’s devastation in 2005. The theme of “Building an Ideal City” was explored during the seven-week FYE 100 course in the fall.

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