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North Central’s Tyson Education Center to benefit from local 5K

North Central College’s Tyson Education Curriculum Resource Center to benefit from funds raised at Metea Valley High School 5K run/walk on June 1.

North Central College’s Dr. Lora L. Tyson Education Curriculum Resource Center will benefit from proceeds of a local 5K run/walk this June. The 5K event will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 1, and feature professional distance runner Adam Goucher, along with students, staff and families of Metea Valley High School in Aurora, Ill.

McMahon presents to teachers in high-need schools

Mary McMahon, associate professor of mathematics
Mary McMahon, North Central College associate professor of mathematics, co-presented a talk on mathematical modeling at ACI’s Teacher Induction Academy.

Mary McMahon, North Central College associate professor of mathematics and mathematics education coordinator, presented at the Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) Teacher Induction Academy at Dominican University April 19.

North Central’s forensics program makes College history

North Central College’s forensics program made College history at two national tournaments, advancing further and placing higher than ever before as a team.

North Central College’s forensics program made College history in April 2013 at two national tournaments, advancing further and placing higher than ever before as a team.

At the American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) held April 5-8 at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas, North Central’s team placed the highest ever—13th of 78 teams, with individuals ranking in top positions. To date, the highest placement for the team at the AFA-NIET competition was 15th in 1999.

New Ruge Fellows “humbled” by honor

North Central College has named three Ruge Fellows, rewarding outstanding teaching of senior faculty.

North Central College has rewarded three faculty members for their outstanding teaching by naming them Ruge Fellows. Mara Berkland, associate professor of speech communication, Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science, and Nancy Peterson, professor of chemistry, were recognized at the April 25 faculty meeting by R. Devadoss Pandian, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.

“Teaching is an art and a science,” he said. “These professors have an enthusiasm for working with students and a passion for their discipline that’s unfathomable.”

Murawska receives mathematics education research award

Jaclyn Murawska, adjunct instructor of mathematics
Jaclyn Murawska, North Central College adjunct instructor of mathematics, received an award from Northern Illinois University for her recent research.

Jaclyn Murawska, North Central College adjunct instructor of mathematics, received the Merlyn J. Behr Award in Mathematics Education from Northern Illinois University and its Department of Mathematical Sciences. The award recognizes Murawska’s significant contribution to the field of mathematics education for her dissertation research, “Preservice Elementary School Teachers’ Conceptual Understanding of Place Value Within a Constructivist Framework.”

North Central College students stage Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” April 25-28

North Central College students present five shows of “The Taming of the Shrew,” William Shakespeare’s play about gender differences.

North Central College students stage “The Taming of the Shrew,” William Shakespeare’s play about gender differences, April 25-28.

WONC-FM claims rare spot on iHeartRadio

Oliver Hall is home of WONC-FM 89.1
North Central College’s student-run radio station WONC-FM 89.1 is streaming live nationwide on iHeartRadio.com and through the iHeartRadio mobile app.

North Central College’s student-run radio station WONC-FM 89.1 began streaming live online via iHeartRadio.com and through the iHeartRadio mobile app on April 7. WONC is one of only eight college radio stations in the United States the company chose to be part of its streaming services.

Hayes wins Outstanding Educator Award from CPA society

Allison Hayes, assistant professor of accounting
Allison Hayes, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, was chosen to receive the Illinois CPA Society 2013 Outstanding Educator Award.

Allison Hayes, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, was chosen to receive the Illinois CPA Society’s 2013 Outstanding Educator Award. She will be recognized at the Illinois CPA Society Leadership Recognition Dinner on June 10.

Criteria for this award include excellence in teaching, excellence in student motivation and mentoring, educational innovation, and contributions to the academic community and/or the accounting profession.

Hamalis publishes article on ethics in nine-volume reference

Perry Hamalis, Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion
Perry Hamalis, North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, published an article in the International Encyclopedia of Ethics.

Perry T. Hamalis—North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, associate professor of religious studies and director, Office of Academic Opportunities—had an article titled “Eastern Orthodox Ethics” published in the International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).

English writing and French major participates in poetry festival

Kimberly Grazulis ’13
North Central College senior Kimberly Grazulis is chosen to read in Chicago’s 14th annual Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival.

North Central College student Kimberly Grazulis ’13 participated in the 14th annual Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival in Chicago.

The festival was held April 4 at Columbia College Chicago and featured the talents of eight poets from Chicago-area colleges and universities who read their own original works. Other participating institutions included DePaul University, Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.