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North Central's Snow Bowl to benefit education resouce center

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By Theodore Slowik
North Central College

Community members are invited to join North Central College education students and alumni for an evening of bowling and networking to support a resource for future educators.

The third annual Snow Bowl to benefit the Dr. Lora L. Tyson Education Curriculum Resource Center will be from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at Brunswick Zone XL, 1515 W. Aurora Ave., Naperville.

Register by Jan. 18 for an evening of bowling, complimentary soft drinks, a cash bar and socializing by contacting (630) 637-5740 or The cost is $30 per person for bowling and $20 for socializing. A portion of the cost will directly benefit the Resource Center.

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 use a variety of resources.

Her vision became a reality when North Central established the Tyson Resource Center after her death.

The 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 offers several opportunities for students interested in education, including an undergraduate degree in elementary education -- with options to earn minors in secondary education, reading and 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 also offers a master of arts degree in education, with emphasis in curriculum and instruction or educational leadership and administration. Master of arts in education is among seven graduate degrees offered at North Central College.