Secondary Education

Annual Snow Bowl fundraiser for Tyson Center is Feb. 7

Jan 09, 2014

Community members are invited to enjoy an evening of bowling, fun and fundraising with North Central College education students and alumni to support a valuable resource for future educators.

The fourth annual Snow Bowl to benefit the Dr. Lora L. Tyson Education Curriculum Resource Center will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Brunswick Zone XL, 1515 W. Aurora Ave., Naperville. Cost is $30/person for bowling or $20/person for socializing; a portion of the cost will directly benefit the Resource Center. To register, contact Mary Reynolds, associate director of alumni events, at 630-637-5202 or; participants are asked to register by Jan. 24.

The evening will feature bowling, billiards, complimentary soft drinks, a cash bar and networking opportunities with generations of North Central students, alumni, faculty and friends.

Tyson was a popular and influential member of North Central’s education faculty from 1999 until her death in 2008 from cancer. She envisioned a place where students could gather to plan lessons, create materials to use in those lessons, and utilize a variety of resources. Her vision became a reality when North Central established the Tyson Resource Center after her death.

Housed in Oesterle Library, the Tyson Resource Center provides work space to conduct research, share teaching ideas, plan lessons and access teaching tools, materials and interactive technologies. More than 420 North Central alumni work as educators at schools in Naperville and throughout six counties in the Chicago area.

North Central College offers several opportunities for students interested in education, including undergraduate degrees in elementary education and secondary education and a minor in English language learning. Undergraduate majors also are offered in art education, music education and physical education, as well as a minor in health education. The College offers a master of arts degree in education, with emphasis in curriculum and instruction or educational leadership and administration. A master of arts in education is among seven graduate degrees offered at North Central College.