Campus Connection - December 18, 1998
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WIU Centennial Book, Compact Discs Now Available

To commemorate WIU's Centennial Celebration, English professor John Hallwas has written "First Century: A Pictorial History of Western Illinois University."

An oversized, 250-page hardbound volume, the book provides a comprehensive look at the people, programs and events that have shaped WIU over the past 100 years. A visual and narrative history, "First Century" features more than 700 black and white photographs of teachers, buildings, events and activities that have marked Western's growth from a small normal school to a multifaceted, nationally- accredited university.

The book closes with a special section of stunning color photographs of the modern campus, and includes a vast index to faculty members, athletes, programs, buildings, organizations and activities.

Hallwas, a literary scholar and historian, received his education degree in 1967 and a master's degree in 1968 from Western Illinois University. Specializing in medieval literature, he received a Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1972.

He was hired to teach English at Western in 1970, and he has remained at the University throughout his career. For the past 20 years, he has focused on American studies and has written or edited more than 20 books

Hallwas has written dozens of scholarly articles, hundreds of newspaper essays and several plays based on Illinois history.

"'First Century' is an engaging account of a notable University and a reflection of American cultural change in the 20th century," Hallwas said. "As a Western alumnus and faculty member, it was a privilege to research and write the book that pays tribute to the University's 100-year anniversary."

To order a copy of "First Century," call 800/338- 6369; or fax to 309/298-2931. Advance sale price of the book is $32.95 plus $5.95 for shipping and handling.

Two Centennial compact discs are now available: the Centennial Instrumental Collection and the Choral Collection.

Selections from the Centennial Instrumental Collection, featuring the WIU Marching Band, Jazz Studio Orchestra and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, include:

WIU Marching Leathernecks
Dale Hopper, Director
1. Western Loyalty
2. We're Marching On
3. Death Hunt
4. Liturgical Dances
5. Moanin'
6. Maleguena
7. Georgia On My Mind

WIU Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Jon Dugle, Director
8. Rejouissance
9. The Best of All Possible Worlds
10. Westphalia Chorale and Battle Scene 11. Auto-Da-Fe (What A Day)
12. Glitter and Be Gay
13. Make our Garden Grow

WIU Jazz Studio Orchestra
Dale Hopper, Director
14. America the Beautiful
15. Feet Bone
16. Blue Moon
17. Harlem Airshaft
18. Taint' What You Do
19. The Stars and Stripes Forever

Selections from the Centennial Choral Collection, featuring the WIU Heritage Ensemble and University Singers, include:

WIU Singers
James Stegall, Director; Jenny Perron, Piano
1. Western Loyalty
2. 'Mong the Gently Rolling Prairies 3. We're Marching On
4. Purple and Gold
5. Gershwin Melody

The Heritage Ensemble
Doreen Graves, Director; Timothy Lee, Piano
6. Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow 7. I Love, I Love the Lord Today
8. O What a Journey When You Don't Know God
9. Come By Here, Dear Lord

Cost for the compact discs are $15 each plus $3.25 shipping and handling. To order by phone, call 800/338-6369; or fax, 309/298-2931.

Police Corps Program to Be Established at WIU

A new Police Corps Program in Illinois, funded by the United States Office of Justice Programs, will be housed at WIU, according to WIU department of law enforcement and justice administration (LEJA) officials.

The Police Corps is designed to increase the number of community police with advanced education and training, and put them in communities where they are most needed, said Robert Fischer, LEJA professor and director of the Illinois Police Corps. The program operates in 23 states and offers scholarships to college students committed to completing a bachelor's degree and providing four years of police service. The Police Corps Program also requires that all participants complete 16 weeks of Police Corps Academy training.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for any student interested in law enforcement," Fischer added. "With the program housed at WIU, we are responsible for developing, in cooperation with existing academies and the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, a 640-hour Police Corps Academy."

The Illinois program will receive funding for 20 students. Individuals completing their degrees and the academic training will be certified as police officers and will be assigned to patrol in communities selected by the training board. To be eligible, a student must enroll full time at a four-year college or university. The program is not limited to law enforcement majors.

"The fact that WIU was chosen to house and develop this program further demonstrates the quality and reputation of our law enforcement department," LEJA Chairperson Stephen Reinhart said. "We are honored that Western was selected as the state's Police Corps Program site."

For more information, contact Fischer, 298-2266, or e-mail

Fitzgerald Named WIU Public Safety Director

Bob Fitzgerald has been named WIU director of public safety. His appointment, effective Dec. 15, was announced by Vice President for Administrative Services Jackie Thompson.

Fitzgerald has served as acting director since Aug. 21, replacing Greg Roepke, who resigned.

"Bob Fitzgerald has a broad administrative background, having served as a patrolman, sergeant and lieutenant during 23 years of service in the Macomb Police Department and managing the parking services operations at WIU since 1997," Thompson said.

"There were three quality candidates from the department for the director's position, and I am confident that Bob will work with the staff and area law enforcement agencies to provide a comprehensive safety and service program for the University," Thompson added.

Prior to being named acting director, Fitzgerald served as director of parking services at WIU. He accepted the WIU position in January 1997, after he retired from the Macomb Police Department (MPD) with 23 years of service. He was hired by the MPD after his 1973 graduation from WIU with a bachelor's degree in law enforcement administration (LEA). Fitzgerald also served six years as a part-time LEA instructor at WIU, teaching criminal investigation and the criminal justice system.

Fitzgerald's wife Rebecca is executive assistant to the president at Citizens National Bank. Their daughter Amy is hall director of Corbin/Olson on the WIU campus, and their son Rob is a student at Carl Sandburg College.

Area Nurses Awarded Hanson Scholarships

Six area nurses have been awarded scholarships for WIU's spring 1999 term through the Dorothy R. Hanson endowment. The scholarships are given to registered nurses who live or work in McDonough County and attend classes at WIU.

Edward F. Hanson, the son of WIU's legendary athletic director and football coach Ray "Rock" Hanson, funded the endowment through the WIU Foundation in 1980 in honor of his wife Dorothy, who died in 1976.

Recipients of the Hanson Scholarship for the spring 1999 semester are: Melanie Beans of Adair; and Mary Jane Clark, Grace Mbere Gachanja, Peggy Jones, Cindy Scott-May and Mary C. Thompson of Macomb.

New or renewal scholarship applications for summer 1999 are due May 1, 1999 to the department of health education and promotion, Stipes Hall 402, WIU, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455-1390, telephone: 298-1076.


Campus Briefs

WIU Students, Alumni to Perform at the White House

This year's Christmas present for select WIU and west-central Illinois musicians will be a few days late. But they don't mind; they have been invited to perform a candlelight recital Wednesday, Dec. 30 at the White House.

The Western Illinois University Student String Quartet and the Camarata Chamber Singers from Canton will entertain at a candlelight tour hosted by First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton for dignitaries and members of the executive branch of government.

This fall, Stephen Richter, a 1981 WIU music performance graduate and director of the Camarata Center for the Arts located in Canton, wrote a letter to the White House social secretary seeking a performance opportunity for the newly-organized Camarata Chamber Singers.

"The Camarata Chamber Singers, directed by John L. Davis, is a premier 20-member women's chorus featuring some of the finest 14- to 20-year old vocalists in the region," said Richter, who earns a living as an administrator and public relations specialist for Petersen Health Care in Peoria.

"The program we have chosen needs string accompaniment, so I called WIU," Richter added. "Western is not only my closest connection, but since it's my alma mater I know about the quality of the (music) department.

"Monte Belknap (assistant professor of violin) was so eager to get his students involved," he added. "That began what we hope is a very good relationship between WIU and the Camarata Center for the Arts."

"This is such an honor and an exciting time for the entire WIU string department," said Belknap, who began preparing the premier quartet comprised of freshmen violinists.

"I am personally pleased that Mr. Richter had the confidence in WIU's music department to ask them to participate in this exciting opportunity," said James Butterworth, dean of Western's College of Fine Arts and Communication. "String faculty Tanya Carey, Monte Belknap and Andrew Johnson along with the students are to be applauded."

OSA Office Hours

The Office of Student Activities will modify their current office hours for the semester break.

Effective now through Monday, Jan. 18, hours will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Regular hours will resume on the first day of classes, Tuesday, Jan.19. Regular hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Position Opening

WIUM/WIUW - Public Radio for the tri-states from WIU, announces an opening for development director, responsible for corporate and listener support; underwriting sales, on-air membership drives, direct mail and planned giving.

Proficient communication, organizational and public relations skills are a must: public speaking, special events, press releases and publications, community liaison.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree and relevant experience. Master's degree, demonstrated fundraising and sales success, and familiarity with public radio preferred.

Letter of application, transcripts, resume, and three current letters of reference to: Dorothy Vallillo, WIUM/WIUW, Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455-1390. Screening of applications begins Jan. 19, 1999.

{Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including minorities, women and persons with disabilities.}

SRC Hours

Student Recreation Center hours of operation during the break will be:
Sat.-Sun. Dec. 19-20 Noon-6 p.m.
Mon.-Wed. Dec. 21-23 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thurs.-Sat. Dec. 24-Jan. 3 Closed
Mon.-Fri. Jan 4-8 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sat.-Sun. Jan 9-10 Noon-6 p.m.
Mon.-Fri. Jan.11-15 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sat.-Sun. Jan. 16-17 Noon to 6 p.m.
Mon. Jan. 18 Noon to 11 p.m.
Tues. Jan. 19 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Campus Connection - December 18, 1998
Faculty and Staff Section

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Faculty Senate

Effective Jan. 1, 1999, the Illinois income tax exemption is changing. Anyone who is currently claiming additional allowances because they or their spouse are 65 years old or older, or are legally blind, must file a new Form IL-W-4 in the Payroll Office.

Also, employees claiming additional allowances because of adjustments to income for things such as alimony, deductible IRA contributions or student loan interest must file a new form.

Please file the new form as soon as possible in the Payroll Office to avoid under-withholding of you state income tax.

Civil Service

Civil Service New Employees

Watts, Derek, police officer, OPS, 11/17/98. Mowbray Hall, 298-1949. 

Civil Service Promotions/Transfers

Scott, Elwanda, secretary III, Academic Computing,transferred to secretary III, Financial Aid, 12/7/98.

 Civil Service Retirements

Hampton, Rosalie, secretary III, Occupational Information and Placement Office, 8/31/98.


Donald Healy, special education, published "Inclusion Dialogue Starters" in the Illinois Division of Learning Disabilities Fall,1998 Fastback.

Yvonne Kellar-Guenther, communication, published a chapter, "The Power of Romance: Changing the Focus of AIDS Education Messages," in the book Power in the Blood: A Handbook on AIDS, Politics, and Communication.

Professional Activities

Tim Howe, agriculture, presented "Agriculture Research into Organic and Sustainable Farming Systems at WIU" at the annual meeting of the Illinois Crop Improvement Association in Lincoln.

Robert Lombard and Barry Witten, elementary education and reading, presented "Telling the Story of Citizenship: Using Literature to Engage Students in Geographic Themes" at the 78th annual conference of the National Council for the Social Studies in Anaheim, CA.

Bob Quesal, communication sciences and disorders, co-authored and delivered two presentations at the Speech-Language-Hearing Association annual convention in San Antonio. The first was a mini-seminar titled "Assessing Reactions, Disability, and Handicap in People Who Stutter" and the second was a poster session titled "Measurement of Multiple Outcomes in Stuttering Treatment: A Preliminary Investigation."


William Faulkner and Richard Mathers, sociology and anthropology, received $267,884 from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services for "Testing, Test Evaluation and Test Construction 99."

Virginia Helm, Provost's Office, received $50,000 from the Illinois Board of Higher Education for "Transforming Teaching and Learning Through Technology."

Norman Walzer and Steve Kline, IIRA, received $115,000 from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs for "Mapping for the Future - Year 4."

In Lee, information management and decision sciences, received $7,000 from the Illinois Council of Food and Agricultural Research for "Development of DASS Toolbox Guidelines/Protocols/Standards."

Larry Conrad, archaeological research laboratory, received funding from the ABS Water Cooperative to support "Phase I Archaeological Survey of ABS Water Cooperative." The total project costs are based upon units of service required; the total amount of the award will be determined at the end of the project.

The Occupational Information and Placement Office received two grants, which will benefit programs and services offered to students, according to Alfred Waters, director.

Household Finance Company (HFC) presented Waters with a $2,500 grant, which will be used to purchase two new interactive computer stations for student use.

The placement office also received a $12,000 grant from the Target Greatland Organization.

Waters said the grant will be used toward improving services to WIU students, including establishing additional interactive computer stations.

Michael Brunn, elementary education and reading, and Gloria Delany-Barmann, educational and interdisciplinary studies, received a national foundation grant, one of only 70 awarded nationwide, to investigate the influx of Spanish-speaking students in a rural Illinois school district.

Using the Spencer Foundation small research program award, Brunn and Delany-Barmann are researching and documenting the changes occurring within the Beardstown, IL school system.

Michael Dickson, CAIT, received $89,275 from the Kirby School District 140 for "Challenge Grant for Technology in Education: Reality-Based Learning Project Year 3."

Jeanette Thomas, biological sciences, received $7,500 from the Office of Naval Research for "Advances in the Study of Echolocation in Bats and Dolphins."

Dan Yoder, Dean Zoerink and Dale Adkins, RPTA, received $3,000 from the Illinois Association of Park Districts for "Illinois Association of Park Districts' Study."

Service and Awards

Janis L. Edwards, communication, received a top paper award for her presentation, "Towards a Theory of Visual Parody in Political Discourse" at the National Communication Association in New York City. She also presented a media forum on depictions of gender in political cartoons, "Draw/Laugh/ Man/Woman."

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