Campus Connection

Campus Connection Submissions - Sept. 16, 2011





Fourth Annual CSEC Golf Outing Fundraiser

The Civil Service Employees Council (CSEC) will sponsor the Fourth Annual Scholarship Golf Outing, Sunday, Oct. 9 at Gold Hills Golf Club. Sign-in and last minute registration will start at 9:30 a.m. at the course with the outing starting at 10 a.m. Funds raised, after costs, go to the Scholarship Fund to support the nine annual scholarships given to CSEC employees' children to help meet the tuition expenses of college education.

The outing is open to all WIU and community members. So put a team together and come out and enjoy a round of golf and the camaraderie. Prizes for winners of flights, best shots and raffles will be part of the festivities. A cookout will follow the outing and is included in the price.

Entry fee is $50 per person or $200 per team. Participants who don’t have a team and register early can be added to a team. Early registrations should be sent to Bill Rupert, Sherman Hall Room 312, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455. The event organizers welcome those who want to sponsor a hole or tee or donate prizes, and sponsors' names will be published to the campus community as supporters. For information about registering for the outing or sponsoring part of the event, contact Bill Rupert at (309) 298-1963 or


Western Walks-a-Thon Deadline 4:30 Today (Sept. 16)

A Western-Walks-a-Thon sponsored by Hy-Vee will take place from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 on the Hanson Field Track (rain site: Spencer Student Recreation Center track).

The event is free of charge, but registration is required at Human Resources, 105 Sherman Hall, or the Campus Recreation Office in the Spencer Student Recreation Center. All donations go to Samaritan Well. Hy-Vee will provide a healthy snack. All WIU employee participants (excluding student workers) will receive a free t-shirt.

For more information, contact Lori Buresh-Anderson or Judy Yeast at 309-298-1228, ext 243, or Registration forms are online and are due by 4:30 p.m. Sept.16 at either Human Resources, Sherman Hall 105 or at the Campus Recreation Office, Spencer Student Recreation Center.

Wear Pink Reminder / Sign up for the Big Pink Volleyball

Support breast cancer awareness by wearing pink on Tuesdays throughout the month of October, and by signing up your own Big Pink Volleyball Team! Registration is $5 per person and is due by at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday , Oct. 4 in the Campus Recreation Office, Spencer Student Recreation Center. Employees begin play on Tuesday , Oct.r 11; play goes through Thursday , Oct.13 . Proceeds from the event will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the McDonough District Hospital Mammogram Assistance Program.

For more information, contact Lori Buresh-Anderson at( 309) 298-1670 or  



Faculty & Staff News

Grants & Contracts

  • Vivian Coeur, Beu Health Center, and Curtis Bilbrey, public safety—$4,000 from the Illinois Higher Education Center for "Enforcement of Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Grant."

Professional Activities

  • Lee Brice and Jennifer Roberts, history, co-edited Recent Directions in the Military History of the Ancient World," which was published by Regina Books, 2011.
  • Peter Cole, history, presented “No Justice, No Ships Get Loaded: Political Strikes on the Durban and San Francisco Bay Waterfronts” at the Conference on Race, Radicalism, and Repression on the Pacific Coast and Beyond held at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, May 2011.
  • Barclay Key, history, authored "'Out-Democratin' the Democrats': Religious Colleges and the Rise of the Republican Party in the South," which was published in "Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican," ed. Glenn Feldman. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2011.
  • Walter Kretchik, history, authored "U.S. Army Doctrine: From the American Revolution to the War on Terror (Modern War Studies)," published by the University Press of Kansas, 2011.
  • Roberto Mazza, history, presented "For God and la Patrie: Antonin Jaussen, Dominica and French Agent in the Middle East 1914-1920" at the EHAT Conference, University of Chicago, May 2011; "Urban Violence in the Holy City: A test of National Struggle, the Nebi Musa Riots in 1920" at the International Conference on Urban Conflicts, Belfast, May 2011; and “Food, Games and Leisure: the Spanish Consul in Jerusalem 1914-1920,” Food and Drink Histories Conference, Preston, England, June 2011. Roberto Mazza, history, edited "Jerusalem in World War I: The Palestine Diary of a European Diplomat," I.B. Tauris, 2011.
  • Jennifer McNabb, history, presented “‘What, Are You Married?’ Matrimonial Instability in 'Measure for Measure' and Litigation in the Early Modern English Church Courts” at the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, April 2011, and served as a panelist for the publication roundtable.
  • Febe Pamonag, history, presented "'Our Little Japanese Friend’: American Scholarship for Japanese Women, 1890s-1920s” at the 104th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, Seattle, Washington, August 2011.
  • Timothy Roberts, history, presented  “Identity Formation among ‘Americans’ in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1800-1850” at the Annual Conference of the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic, Philadelphia, July 2011.
  • Yong Tang, journalism, authored the paper "Freedom of Information with Chinese Characteristics," which was awarded the "Best Poster Presentation" prize for the Communications Law and Policy division of AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication).
  • Dave Voss, mathematics (emeritus), presented "MIME Runge-Kutta Methods for Time-dependent PDEs" in the mini-symposium "Software for the Numerical Solution of Initial and Boundary Value ODEs/DAEs" at the seventh International Conference on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) held in Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 2011.