Contemporary philosopher Martha Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, will present "Compassion in Public Life" for the 12th annual Mary Olive Woods Lecture at WIU.
The 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 lecture in the Union Sandburg Theatre, hosted by WIU's department of philosophy and religious studies, is presented in conjunction with Western's College of Arts and Sciences 40th anniversary celebration. The lecture and a reception in the Union Sandburg Lounge are open free to the public.
Nussbaum, who also holds appointments in the University of Chicago Divinity School and the philosophy and classics departments, has focused her work on ancient Greek philosophy, contemporary moral and political philosophy, and the connections between philosophy and literature.
In one of her recent books, Cultivating Humanity (1997), Nussbaum defends a broadening view of the college curriculum and the idea of a liberal education to include the study of gender, race, non-Western cultures and sexuality. Other books she has authored include Sex and Social Justice, to be released from Oxford University Press; Poetic Justice: The Literary Imagination and Public Life (1996); and The Fragility of Goodness (1986).
Nussbaum, who received her bachelor's degree from New York University and her master's degree and doctorate in classical philology from Harvard University, has taught at Harvard, Brown, Stanford and Oxford universities; and she has lectured extensively across the United States and abroad. Among her numerous awards and honors is the 1990 Brandeis Creative Arts Award in Non-Fiction and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She was a research adviser at the World Institute for Development Economics Research in Helsinki, which is part of the United Nations University; and she currently chairs the Committee on the Status of Women for the American Philosophical Association.
Nussbaum's lecture is made possible through the 1987 trust fund of Mary Olive Woods, administered through the WIU Foundation. The Woods fund provides up to eight student scholarships each year in addition to the annual lecture presentation.
The College of Arts and Sciences will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a week of special activities Monday, Oct. 12 through Friday, Oct. 16.
Activities kickoff Tuesday, Oct. 13 with an 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. student tent fair in the University mall, between the Union and the Student Recreation Center. The fair, open to the campus community, will feature departmental displays, souvenirs and refreshments.
The college, lead by Dean Phyllis Farley Rippey, includes 15 departments, 18 bachelor degree programs and 11 graduate programs. There are 16 minors offered as well as 15 dual-degree and pre-professional programs offered. Among the newest programs offered by the college is a Leadership Education and Awareness Program called LEAP 2000, a multicultural and academic residential program, and two new minors in environmental studies and cultural studies.
"Our 40th anniversary is another milestone in the history of our college, which is dedicated to sharing the oldest and newest of human knowledge," Rippey said. "Our faculty seeks to inform students of the fundamental truths that human experience has discovered and tested, whether those truths are scientific, social or personal. This knowledge is so vital in becoming an educated adult that WIU expects all students, regardless of their majors, to study these essential matters.
"We prepare students to lead useful and fulfilling lives within their communities," Rippey added. "In addition to the coursework that is the focus of their majors, arts and sciences majors take a wide range of courses that make them flexible and broad minded so that they'll be able to meet the challenges of a changing world."
On Thursday, Oct. 15, the public is invited to hear contemporary philosopher Martha Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, present "Compassion in Public Life" for the 12th annual Mary Olive Woods Lecture at 7:30 p.m. in the Union Sandburg Theatre. A reception will follow in the Union Sandburg Lounge.
The department of biological sciences will host a noon Friday, Oct. 16 seminar, which is open to the public. Jim Robinette, director of animal collections at Chicago's John G. Shedd Aquarium, will present "Shedd Aquarium: Opportunities for the Future" in Waggoner Hall 378.
The college will conclude its anniversary week with an Oct. 16 gala banquet and celebration in the Union Grand Ballroom.
For more information, call 298-1828.
WIU's Annual College of Business and Technology (CBT) Week kicks off Monday, Oct. 12 with CBT Alumni Day.
J.C. Henriken '94 of Monsato will speak to an agriculture class as part of Alumni Day activities Oct. 12. McDonough District Hospital Director of Human Resources Sue Frier '80 '81, will speak to two management classes.
Another highlight of Monday's activities includes the 1998 Business Etiquette Dinner, which will begin at 6 p.m. in the University Union Lamoine Room. Nonnie Cameron from At Ease, Inc., a Cincinnati-based firm that specializes in business protocol and etiquette, will present a "hands on" business etiquette dinner, followed by an after-dinner program that will focus on proper behavior for various business situations.
At 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13 in Stipes Hall 121, Nigel Twose, adviser to World Bank's vice president for finance and private sector development in Washington, D.C., will present "Business Partners for Development." Beginning at 11 a.m. in Stipes Hall 121, the Annual Ethics Panel will feature Twose; Peace Corps Fellow Jason Harris; and WIU accountancy professor George Peek discussing "Doing Business in Development Countries."
The annual Undergraduate Case Competition will also be held Tuesday. Beginning at 1:30 p.m., the finals of the undergraduate case competition will be held in Stipes Hall. Teams will be competing for more than $700 in prize money. This year's case centers on the globalization opportunities and ethical decision-making situations at the Levi Strauss Company.
The 1998 Ferguson Lecturer and CBT Distinguished Alumnus Ed McManus, executive vice president and chief operating officer of procurement and logistics for American Stores Company, will be on campus Wednesday, Oct. 14. McManus will be honored at a luncheon that day and at 2 p.m. will deliver the 10th Annual Ferguson Lecture in the University Union Grand Ballroom, which is open free to the public.
CBT Week continues with a luncheon to kick off the new CBT Investment Club. Edward D. Jones, Inc. has donated $30,000 for the club, comprised of select WIU business students. The club will invest the money and use all profits for CBT-related scholarships. At 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 a lecture by the president of the Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro (Mexico) will be held in Stipes Hall 121.
CBT Week wraps up Friday, Oct. 16 with the 19th Annual Economics Conference. The conference, "The Global Economy: Economic Implications," begins at 1 p.m. with Dominick Salvatore, chair of the economics department at Fordham University, presenting "Globalization and International Competitiveness." Panel sessions will be held at 1:50 p.m. and 3:50 p.m. All sessions will be held in the Union Sandburg Theatre. To register ($7 for sessions) call 298-1153.
For more information, call 298-2442.
For 34 students attending Spoon River College, enrollment at WIU is included through a dual admission program agreement initiated this year by the two institutions.
President Donald S. Spencer and Spoon River College President Keith Miller signed the agreement last spring, which allows students to be admitted to the two schools and to be eligible for student services provided by both institutions.
Students starting the program at Spoon River meet SRC admission standards and have financial aid handled through the community college. Upon transfer to WIU their financial aid and advising records will be handled by Western faculty and support staff.
Western currently has an agreement with Spoon River College which enables eligible students to reside in WIU residential facilities and utilize other campus services such as the Beu Health Center.
The dual admission is for degree programs at all Spoon River locations including the Canton campus and attendance centers in Macomb, Havana and Rushville, and includes transition to WIU programs at the main campus and the WIU Regional Center in the Quad Cities.
The Ninth annual Take Back the Night march against violence and march for empowerment will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 beginning on the steps of Sherman Hall.
"Take Back the Night marches have occurred throughout the U.S. since the late 70s," said Janine Cavicchia, director of the Women's Center. "They help educate people about the dangers of violence in our communities, specifically violence that targets women like rape, sexual assault, incest, etc. Take Back the Night helps empower us to find our voice against these outrages. The theme for this year's event is Unlock the Silence and Take Back the Night.'"
Feminist singer-songwriter Jolie Christine Rickman, whose music for social change has been released on three CDs, will perform at the march and at the Daily Grind coffeehouse on the lower level of Bayliss and Henninger Halls afterward. Rickman will also speak at Disability Awareness Day Oct. 22, speak at a Women's Studies class and be a part of an open mic night at the Turning Point Café in Macomb Oct. 23.
The march also features table displays informing participants of violence prevention efforts and victim support services available on campus and in the community.
Sponsored by the WIU Women's Center and the Western Illinois Regional Council Community Action Agency's Victim Services office, the event will coincide with the Student Government Association's Campus Safety Week.
Campus offices, departments and groups that are interested in co-sponsoring the event, that would like to provide a table display, that would like to make a financial contribution or gifts in kind, or whose members would like to help with various tasks prior to or the night of the event, may call Cavicchia by Monday, Oct. 19 at 298-2242.
Chief operating officer (COO) of procure-ment and logistics of American Stores Company and a WIU alumnus will be the10th Annual Ferguson Lecturer Wednesday, Oct. 14 for WIU's College of Business and Technology (CBT) Week.
Edward McManus will present the 1998 lecture at 2 p.m. in the Union Grand Ballroom.
McManus, of Park City, UT, began his career in the retail food industry at Giant Food Stores while completing his degree at WIU. After graduation, he joined the corporate office of Giant Foods. In 1978 he joined Jewel Food Stores as director of distribution and was later promoted to director of distribution for the company's Sav-on Drug Store division.
In 1986 he was named district manager of store operations for the company's Osco Drug Store division. McManus rose through the ranks of the company throughout the years resulting in his current COO position.
American Stores Company is one of the nation's largest food and drug retailers with annual sales of more than $20 billion. McManus leads the company's $200 million marketing, procurement and logistics and information technology groups.
McManus received his bachelor's degree in business from WIU in 1973. He lives near American Stores corporate headquarters located in Salt Lake City, UT. Through his association with Jewel, McManus has been an avid supporter of the United Way and the Chicago Food Depository.
Jim DiTulio was named director of the WIU Counseling Center, effective Oct. 1.
DiTulio has served as the center's associate director and coordinator of clinical and counseling services since July 1995. As associate director he was responsible for supervising and evaluating clinical staff, providing individual and group counseling services and crisis intervention, overseeing the center's public relations efforts and developing the center's professional development activities. He also worked closely with the University Crisis Management program.
DiTulio joined the University Counseling Center in 1989 as a staff counselor. Prior to coming to Western, he worked as the director of counseling services at Edgewood College in Madison, WI, a social worker, and coordinator of the Big Buddy Program in Wisconsin. He is a 1983 and 1986 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
"Jim's years of experience in counseling at Western, his familiarity with our Counseling Center, student needs, and his involvement in campus committees provides him the background and knowledge necessary to serve effectively as director of the University Counseling Center. I am excited that he has agreed to accept this key position in Student Services," said W. Garry Johnson, vice president for student services.
The University Counseling Center, staffed by eight professional counselors, provides personal, group, career and academic counseling to WIU students. The center also offers psychological and vocational assessments, and maintains a Career and Self-Help Resource Center. Counselors also offer many outreach programs in residence halls, Greek houses, and other campus venues during the year.
The 1998 State and University Employees Combined Appeal (SECA) campaign is in effect at WIU. SECA gives University employees the opportunity to contribute to a wide range of human services by pledging through payroll deduction or by writing a one-time check.
Departmental volunteers distributed pledge materials to WIU employees earlier this week. Pledges may be returned to volunteers or be sent to Human Resources, Sherman Hall 105. If you have not received SECA materials, contact Susan Creasey, Human Resources, 298-1971.
Through campus mail, WIU employees will receive packets with information about a supplemental disability income plan available for the first time at WIU. Meetings explaining this plan will be held Thursday, Oct.15 and Friday, Oct. 16 in the Union Lamoine Room. Meeting times are listed in the packets.
Replacement packets will not be available. Questions about this offer must be directed to Doug Mize who will represent Fortis Benefits at the meetings.
Employees who enroll in this plan must use all sick leave and be unable to work for a minimum of 90 days to be eligible to qualify to receive this benefit. Bring your packet and your questions to one of the meetings.
State employees may receive free flu shots from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct . 21 and Thursday, Oct. 22 in the Union Algonquin Room.
Flu shots will be given to WIU Regional Center employees from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9 at 3205 60th St., Moline, and from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 3801 7th St, East Moline. Other times and locations are available. Call Mary Massa at the Regional Center at 309/762-9481.
A health ID card will be required for identification. These shots are available to retired employees as well as active employees eligible to be covered by a state group health plan. For more information, contact Human Resources, 298-1853.
Western Illinois University is committed to maintaining a supportive educational environment for all members of the University community. A key component of this commitment is the elimination of racial and ethnic harassment on campus. The University will take whatever actions are appropriate and effective, within defined legal perimeters, to achieve this goal. Western Illinois University defines racial or ethnic harassment as verbal or physical threats that are racially or ethnically motivated; person-to-person racial or ethnic insults likely to start a fight; damage to a person or property that is racially or ethnically motivated; or acts to create a hostile or intimidating environment for identifiable members of any ethnic or racial group in any educational setting on campus, in or out of the classroom. In some cases, the harassment of students or employees by University employees may be a violation of state and federal law which would call for disciplinary action to be taken by the University against the harasser; in other cases, harassment may be a form of disruptive behavior which calls for educational intervention or mediation.
In all cases, racial and ethnic harassment disrupts learning and working environments and subjects harassed persons to stresses incompatible with the institution's educational mission. Furthermore, it is the position of Western Illinois University that racial and ethnic harassment is inherently wrong, and that the University has the responsibility to undertake appropriate intervention to address the behavior.
The University recognizes that harassment often takes the form of verbal behavior and, therefore, efforts to eliminate it may raise free speech questions. The University is fully committed to free speech. However, verbal racial and ethnic harassment that impedes educational objectives in campus settings devoted to instruction, study, research, learning, enjoyment of cultural events, or participation in student activities, or which violates contractual obligations under which students are admitted to residence halls, must be addressed. In its efforts to resolve complaints which are filed by employees or students, the University will adhere to relevant legal definitions as they develop as well as to those applicable ethical standards of professional behavior which have been arrived at through consensus by the academic community.
Nothing in this policy shall be construed to penalize a member of the Western Illinois University community for expressing an opinion, theory, or idea pertaining to any racial or ethnic group, provided the expression contains no face-to-face threat, face-to-face menacing statement, or face-to-face slur.
Guidelines on Resolution
All University administrators and supervisors are charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the University's Policy on Racial and Ethnic Harassment is carried out. The President and Vice-Presidents have ultimate responsibility for ensuring compliance with this policy.
The University offers the following avenues of resolution for persons wishing to register complaints:
Resolution of violations of this policy can be sought by contacting the Affirmative Action Officer, Department Chairpersons, Deans, Directors, Civil Service Supervisors, the University Human Resources Director, the Student Advocate, or staff of the University Counseling Center, Student Development and Orientation, and Student Residential Programs. These contacts provide an opportunity for persons with a complaint to discuss their complaints and consider alternatives, and for University officials to provide information and make appropriate referrals to other departments and offices.
Resolution can also be sought through established complaint procedures. Complaints involving students or staff will be received by the Affirmative Action Office according to the guidelines outlined in the University's Discrimination Complaint Procedures. This procedure is published in the Student Handbook and the Civil Service Handbook. Complaints involving students will also be received by the Student Judicial Affairs Office according to the guidelines in the Student Conduct Code published in the Student Handbook. Complaints involving civil service employees may also be received by the University Human Resources Office according to the guidelines published in the Civil Service Handbook.
Guidelines on Sanctions
In those cases where a violation of this policy would be a violation of federal or state law, and where the appropriate response would be the application of disciplinary action against faculty or staff, that action will be carried out in accordance with established collective bargaining and other applicable employee personnel procedures. Appropriate sanctions will be applied as provided under those procedures.
Sanctions for students will be in accordance with the provisions of the Student Conduct Code.
Carolyn Ward, educational and interdisciplinary studies, authored the book Community Education and Crime Prevention: Confronting Foreground and Background Causes of Criminal Behavior, published by Greenwood Publishing Group Inc., Westport, CT 1998.
K. Dale Adkins and Katharine A. Pawelko, recreation, park, and tourism administration (RPTA), co-authored "Family Perceptions of Church Recreation Programs," published in the National Recreation and Park Association Abstracts from the 1998 Symposium On Leisure Research, Ashburn, Virginia: NRPA.
Dean A. Zoerink, RPTA, co-authored "Exploring the Effects of a Social Skills Training Program and Inclusive Recreation Experiences on the Integration of Adults with Persistent Mental Illness into Community Programs," published in the National Recreation and Park Association Abstracts from the 1998 Symposium On Leisure Research, Ashburn, Virginia: NRPA.
Laura Barden, biological sciences, authored a review of the book Internet Links for Science Education: Student-Scientist Partnerships, published in the Journal of Chemical Education, vol. 75, pages 1219-1220.
Tim Kupka, theatre, designed the lighting for two concerts at Dance Place in Washington, D.C. One was for soloist Demetrius Klein and the other was for the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble. Dance Place is regarded as the home of contemporary/modern dance south of NYC.
Bob Gessner, biological sciences, was the conference organizer for the 24th Annual Alexander H. Smith Lakes States Foray held at WIU's Alice L. Kibbe Life Sciences Station in Warsaw. He also presented "Mycological Tales from West-Central Illinois" at the conference.
Jai Hyon Lee, English and journalism, gave an invited lecture titled "The Rise and Fall of Korea's Economy and Beyond," at Syracuse University.
Nicholas Pano, College of Arts and Sciences, presented "Sali Berisha and Albania's Democratic Transition" at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies in Boca Raton, FL.
Bea Wehrly, college student personnel/ counselor education emeritus, delivered the keynote address at the University of British Columbia (UBC) invited multicultural counseling conference, "Working with Interracially Married and Dating Couples: Counseling Issues and Interventions" held in Vancouver, Canada.
Wehrly also presented a noon-hour colloquium, "Interracial Dating and Marital Issues: Practical Implications to Helping Professionals and Educators," for faculty and graduate students. The sessions were supported by the David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education at the UBC.
Bill Bushaw, financial aid, has been appointed to Citibank's Midwest Educational Financing Leadership Council.
WIU was recently honored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Region 10 as "Benefactor of the Year." WIU is the first university selected to receive this award.
According to the SME, the award signifies the highest honor presented to a company or organization within the states of Illinois, Missouri and Kansas. The regional membership includes more than 6,000 engineers in 23 chapters and more than 1,000 university and college students in 27 student chapters. Region 10 is the fourth largest of the 14 SME regions serving the U.S., Canada, Australia, Europe and the Far East.