Campus Connection - April 10, 1998
Campus and Community Section

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Employees to be Recognized

Employees with 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service to WIU will be honored at the Employee Service Recognition Reception to be held at 7 p.m., Monday, April 27 in the Union Lamoine Room. They include the following:

35 Years of Service–Beth Biswell, management; Hugo Magliocco, music; Nicholas Pano, College of Arts & Sciences.

30 Years of Service–Bem Allen, psychology; James Ashton, campus recreation; John Blauvelt, geography; David Bormet, Visual Production Center; Keh-Chang Chu, physics; Luis Fernandez, foreign languages & literatures; Frank Fulkerson III, College of Arts & Sciences; Judith Gedney, physical education; Mo H. Hassan, instructional technology & telecommunications; George Hopkins, history; Lawrence Jahn, biological sciences; Mona Johnston, family & consumer sciences; Frederick Jones, art; Hans Moll, non-traditional programs; Lana Myers, admissions; Sandra Nelson, educational & interdisciplinary studies; P. James Nielsen, biological sciences; Larrance O'Flaherty, biological sciences; Michael Pledge, economics; Charles Potkay, psychology; George W. Potter, art; Patricia Robinson, WIU Library; Ev Sinnett, educational administration & supervision; Larry Sipes, educational administration & supervision; James Yunker, economics.

25 Years of Service–Gloria Barr, College of Business & Technology; Carol Sue Blansfield, philosophy and religious studies; Sofi Boutros, family & consumer sciences; Dorothy Busby, financial aid; Sharon Baucom, provost and academic vice president's office; L. Elaine Derry, IL Law Enforcement Executive Institute; David Eck, administrative computing; Jean Fields, Beu Health Center; June Frazer, English; James Hommel, building services; Peter Hughes, purchasing; James P. James, psychology; Eugene Kozlowski, theatre; Paul Lee, instructional technology & telecom-munications; Kenny Loquist, accountancy; Eugene Mathes, psychology; John McCarthy, management; Russell Morey, management; Russell Oliver, building mechanical maintenance; Marla Parker, communication; Rebecca Parker, communication; Patricia Sartore, Beu Health Center; Sharon Schisler, Journal of Developing Areas; Jeri Scott, human resources; Ned Shearer, communication; Sandra Shearer, communication; Cari Sheets, student development & orientation; Dennis Sigwart, health education & promotion; Charles R. Smith, English; James Sticklen, education-al/public service radio; Paul Thistlethwaite, marketing & finance; Charles Ulrich, health education & promotion.

20 Years of Service–Donald Bath, chemistry; Robert Baxter, public safety; Clare Beadles, Beu Health Center; Gregory Beck, building services; Marcia Blackledge, administrative computing; Larry Borders, University Union building services; Vicky Brattain, building services; Lavern Brewster, building mechanical maintenance; Charles H. Clark, elementary education & reading; Gene Clark, public safety; Kimberly Clements, student development & orientation; Cheryl Cohen, physical education; Stan Cunningham, law enforcement & justice administration; Ann Curtis, infant & preschool center; M. Duane Easley, heating plant; Kathy Fischer, health education & promotion; Robert Gessner, biological sciences; Leonard Harzman, agriculture; Dale Hopper, music; Mary Huff, Beu Health Center; Janice Johnson, human resources; Iraj Kalantari, mathematics; Kenneth Keudell, biological sciences; Hyung Kim, music; Betty Lagrange, student development & orientation; Janet Lindsey, building services; James Livermore, building services; William Maakestad, management; Jerry G. Markley, educational broadcasting; Velma Messmore, agriculture; Thomas Moore, public safety; Joyce Nielsen, extended learning; Michael Pendergast, athletics; Dennis Phillips, building services; Alta Pollock, billing & receivables; Catherine Potkay, administrative computing; Carolyn Prueter, biological sciences; Lonnie Riggens, building services; Steven Rittenmeyer, educational administration & supervision; Theresa Roegge, purchasing; W. Lynette Summers, building services; Marian Swisher, family & consumer sciences; C. Susan Tellefson, family & consumer sciences; Kenneth Thermon, education/public service radio; Terry Thiel, public safety; Roberta Tyson, disability support services; Dona Walzer, information management & decision sciences; Dale Watkins, academic computing; Debbie Wiley, political science; Gerald Wilson, building maintenance; Stephen Zellers, building maintenance.

15 Years of Service–Bradley Bainter, development office; Robert Ball, athletics; Garold Blansett, building mechanical main-tenance; Ida Paulette Danowski, non-tra-ditional programs; Dilip Das, law enforcement & justice administration; Cathy Dwyer, physical plant; Kenneth Durkin, law enforcement & justice administration; Michael Fimmen, social work; Sudhir Gokhale, mathematics; Shirley Gray, accountancy; Junior Lee Hamm, non- traditional programs; Lana Harn, financial aid; Alan Harris, student residential programs; Marna Hodges, payroll office; Noah Hornbaker, heating plant; Warren Jones, economics; Hallie Lemon, English; Brendan Maguire, sociology & anthropology; Deborah McDaniel, information management & decision sciences; Lawrence Mortier, vice president for advancement & public services; Janice Owens, scholarship coordinator; Dorothy Pederson, College of Education & Human Services; Donna Pestle, agriculture; Robin Pittman, WIU Library; Geetha Rao, computer science; James Shank, building mechanical maintenance; Nancy Sherer, human resources; Patrick Stout, educational broadcasting; Roger Toland, building mechanical maintenance; Dorothy Vallillo, educational/public service radio; William Vincent, English; William Wilt, athletics; Viola Worthington, WIU Library.

Ten Years of Service–John Q. Adams, educational & interdisciplinary studies; Timothy Adams, administrative computing; Karen Ault, computer science; Judith Bagley, sponsored projects; Michelle Barclay, College of Business & Technology Advising Center; Vickie Beebe, building services; Marie Bell, geography; James Brakefield, management; Kathy Chipman, athletics; John Chisholm, mathematics; Steve Collier, University Union general building; Dean Corder, public safety; Donna Corrie, regional development; Allen Daniels, building services; Larry Dean, Visual Production Center; Farideh Dehkordi-Vakil, mathematics; Patsy Dickey-Olson, information management & decision sciences; Virginia Diehl, psychology; Patrick Dowdall, physical plant; Carolyn English, provost and academic vice president's office; Christine Finson, elementary education & reading; Carol Fimmen, cross-cultural educational programs; Diane Fullenwilder-Bracey, advising/academic support center; Raymond Gabica, theatre; Dave Gravino, university relations; Edward Hamann, counselor education & college student personnel; Kenneth Hawkinson, communication; Andrea Henderson, purchasing; Diane Hermes, College of Fine Arts and Communication; Jeffrey Hillyer, biological sciences; Coni Hobby, law enforcement & justice administration; Keren Humphrey, counselor education & college student personnel; Dorothy Huston, building services; Steven Inghram, building mechanical maintenance; Thomas Ingrassia, counseling center; Bonnie Johnson, WIU Library; Don T. Johnson, marketing & finance; Donald H. Johnson, educational/public service radio; Laleh Kalantari, computer science; Joann Kennedy, Rural Transit Assistance Center; Nancy Keithley, accounting office; Melba Koontz, building services; Mary Kubasak, vice president for student services' office; Christopher Lantz, instructional technology & telecommunication; Dennis Little, building mechanical maintenance; Claudia McCain, music; Pamella McLean, Advising/Academic Support Center; Sally McPherson, WIU Library; David McNeil, golf course; Deborah Mercer, financial aid; Linda Moose, payroll office; Vicky Olds, building services; Nancy Parsons, health education & promotion; Robert Robinson, bowling and billiards; Julie Rose, international education; Ronald Ruebush, chemistry; Wendell Seals, building services; Joni Shumate, provost and academic vice president's office; Anna Skelton, public safety; Charles Spencer, physical education; Karen Stallworth, academic computing; Julia Standard, physical education; Pearlie Strother-Adams, English; Kay Stelter, non-traditional programs; Lee Tichenor, computer science; Jennie Trias, English; Peggy VanOoteghem, COEHS Advising Center; Cheryl Webster, accounting office; Margaret Welsh, copy center services; Dwight White, building services; Linda Wilkinson, WIU Regional Center; Burton Witthuhn, provost and academic vice president; Barbara Wuestenfeld, Beu Health Center; Sue Zendt, University Advising/Academic Support Center.

Honors Program

Thomas Helm, professor of philosophy and religious studies, has been selected to succeed John Klasner as director of the University Honors Program. Helm's appointment will begin in August 1998.

Helm joined the WIU faculty in 1974. Since spring 1997, he has served as associate director of the Honors Program. He was acting director during Klasner's fall 1997 sabatical leave. Helm received his doctorate from the University of Chicago.

Klasner has served as director of the program for five years. Under his leadership, the Honors Program has increased enrollment, entered articulation agreements with community colleges, expanded curricular opportunities for honors students and completed planning for a new location for the program offices.

Campus Connection Publication Dates

The Campus Connection publication dates for the rest of the spring semester and the summer session follow.

April 10, 17 and 24; May 1, 8 and 15; June 5 and 26; July 17.

The first issue of the fall semester will be Aug. 21.

Dual Admission Program at WIU and Spoon River College

Students attending Spoon River College will have an opportunity to make the transition into WIU even easier through a dual admission program agreement signed by the two institutions.

President Donald S. Spencer and Spoon River College President Keith Miller announced and signed the agreement which allows students to be admitted to the two schools and be eligible for student services provided by both institutions.

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.

Students starting the program at Spoon River will be required to 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.

New Tax-Deferred Representatives and Companies

The WIU Board of Trustees has approved changes in the tax-deferred supplemental retirement plan. An approved company is no longer limited to one representative; however, only approved representatives may meet with employees.

New representatives include Joe Bartlow, Howard P. Harris, Don Hubner and Marilyn Pastorelli, who represent American Funds and Putnam. Edward Sholtis is a new representative of John Hancock Mutual Life Ins. Co. Other new representatives and companies will be announced as they complete WIU requirements.

All approved representatives have been invited to the Benefits Fair, to be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in the Union Galena Room. Employees are invited to attend and review the options available for saving for retirement with tax-deferred plans.

Call Nancy Sherer at 298-1853 with questions.

New Civil Service Employees

Allen, Jerry, police officer, public safety, 3/25/98. Mowbray Hall, 298-1949.

Ford, James, pipefitter, building mechanical maintenance, 4/23/98. Physical Plant, 298-1834.

Payne, Judith, police officer, public safety, 3/23/98. Mowbray Hall, 298-1949.

Employee of the Month

Pat St. John, building service worker in Thompson Hall, has been selected as the Civil Service Employee of the Month for April.

St. John was nominated for the extra effort he put forth when a fire occurred in Thompson Hall. His helpfulness to individuals who lost their belongings in the fire and the enthusiasm he shows in his job on a daily basis were cited in the nomination.

Human Rights Panel Discussion

The panel discussion "Observing Human Rights: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Turns 50" will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 17 in the Union Sandburg Theatre.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted Dec. 10, 1948 by the General Assembly of the United Nations meeting in San Francisco.

Panelists include three human rights experts:

A. Belden Fields, a professor of political science at the University of Illinois; Michael Heflin, the deputy director of Amnesty International's Midwest Regional Office in Chicago who served as fellow at the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights while attending the University of Cincinnati School of Law; and Adriana Portillo Bartow, a native of Guatemala who lost family members in Guatemala's civil war, and who is now director of a youth center in Chicago's Westlawn neighborhood.

The panel discussion is free and open to the public.

Paul Robeson Celebration April 15

To mark the 100th anniversary of Paul Robeson's birth, the Focus on Harmony Committee is sponsoring several events to explore and celebrate the achievements of the eminent human rights activist, scholar, actor, musician, lawyer, and athlete.

Events include Celebrate Paul Robeson: A Performance; the Paul Robeson Commemorative Essay Contest; and a fall 1998 Focus on Harmony Celebration.

"Celebrate Paul Robeson: A Performance," a multimedia tribute of song and drama, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15 in the Union Grand Ballroom. Faculty who want students to attend for extra credit and would like students' attendance verified, should send class rosters to Cathy Werner, Sherman Hall 202, today, April 10.

The Paul Robeson Commemorative Essay Contest is open to all WIU students. Students who submit the three winning essays will receive $250, $150, and $100, respectively, and will be asked to participate in the Sept. 16-17 Focus on Harmony Celebration. All entries must focus on some aspect of Paul Robeson's life and must be the original work of the student submitting the essay. Essays must be typed (double-spaced).

Three copies of each entry must be sent to the faculty development office (Seal Hall 318) by 4:30 p.m., April 24. Essays will be judged on clarity, insight and overall writing quality. A committee of three faculty members and staff will determine and announce the winning essays Monday, May 11.

The Focus on Harmony Committee has worked with the WIU library to make library resources on Paul Robeson available to students, faculty, and program facilitators. A website ( has been established by the Paul Robeson 100th Birthday Committee to gather ideas and resources that also may be of interest.

Call faculty development, 298-2434, for more information.

Summer Child Care

WIU Child Care Services at 318 Robin Road, Macomb, offers summer programs for children of WIU students and employees.
Programs offered include:
Infant and toddler program
2- and 3-year-old preschool program
4- and 5-year-old preschool program
School-age program
Full day (more than 5 hours)
Half day (5 hours or less)

Details of the service include:
Program licensed for children ages
six weeks to 12 years
Full- or half-day care available
Nutritious snacks and meals
Fenced play yard
Developmentally appropriate curriculum

Hours of operation are Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fees for the full-day infant and toddler program are $95 per week; fees for the full-day preschool and school-age program are $65 per week.

Call 837-2540 for more information.

Personal Computer Workshops

The Center for Management and Professional Development at WIU will offer several personal computer workshops this spring.

The workshops, which will be held on campus, include: Personal Computer Training for Beginners ($69), to be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, June 1 and 3; Understanding Windows 95 ($59), to be held from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22; Quickbooks Pro 5.0 ($89), to be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, June 8 and 10; AutoCAD Release 14 for Windows 95 ($149), to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday evenings June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; and Microsoft Office, which includes four sessions described below.

The Microsoft Office workshop package consists of Word ($79); Excel ($79); Access ($55); and Power Point ($55). People may register for any of the individual sessions, but those registering for all four Microsoft Office workshops will receive a tuition discount.

Word 97 will be held from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 28 and 29; Excel 97 will be held from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, May 4 and 6; Power Point 97 will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 18; and Access 97 will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20.

Registration is limited to ensure individual computers for each participant. Registration fee includes course materials, refreshments, use of the computer lab and all instruction.

Call the Center at 298-1555 for a regis-tration form or more information.

Creative Writing Festival

The Annual High School Creative Writing Festival sponsored by the WIU department of English and journalism and featuring the Garrison Awards for student writing will be held Friday, April 24.

The festival will begin at 8:45 a.m. in the Union Sandburg Theatre and feature a variety of workshops on poetry and fiction led by WIU faculty and students.

This year's guest writer will be Michael Carey, Iowa's Farmer Poet. Carey has published three books of poetry, is a working farmer, and a frequent writer-in-residence in Midwestern public schools. Sigma Tau Delta, the honor society for English majors and minors, will host Carey's public reading followed by a reception at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in the University Writing Center, Simpkins Hall 341.

For more information, call 298-1103.

Public Radio To Present Live Jazz Program April 17

WIUM/WIUW celebrates public radio's partnership with live performance music with the third in the Celebration Concert Series. The Anthony Catalfano Jazz Quartet will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 17 in the Parkview Room of the Macomb Dining Company.

Anthony Catalfano, one of the Midwest's finest jazz pianists, has a repertoire that ranges from Ellington to Wayne Shorter and points west. Serious listeners will appreciate the addition of a bass trumpet to the standard piano-bass-drums group, resulting in a sound that is unique and captivating.

With the support of the Illinois Arts Council, WIUM/WIUW invites the public to attend free of charge. Seating for this performance is limited and reservations are required.

Call 298-1873 or 800-895-2912 to make a reservation.

Civil Service Fund Drive April 15-22

The WIU Civil Service Award Fund Drive is scheduled for April 15-22. Funds acquired will go toward scholarships and book awards.

"Unlike other fundraisers, the Civil Service Award Fund Drive volunteers make personal contact with each civil service employee on campus," said Chris Ramsey, chair of the fundraising committee. "This unique fundraising method raised $4,949 last year, and our goal this year is to surpass that figure."

Up to eight $750 scholarship awards for dependents of civil service employees are awarded yearly to full-time undergraduate students. Eligible students must be a dependent of a WIU civil service employee who holds a permanent-status position. Dependent scholarship applications are available in the Human Resources Office, Sherman Hall 105.

Up to 15 book awards, valued at $50 each, yearly go to civil service employees who hold a permanent-status position and who are currently enrolled in courses at Western. Recipients are selected by a random drawing of the University's request to enroll forms. Individuals may receive the book award or scholarship award only once.

In 1997, the Civil Service Award Selection Committee awarded a combined total of $6,750 for dependent scholarships and employee book awards. Since its inception in 1981, scholarship awards totaled $64,402 and book awards totaled $8,120.

The number of scholarships and book awards granted is dependent upon funds generated, and all awards are funded through the Civil Service Award Fund. As of the first of the year the endowment balance was $51,885, Ramsey said.

"The endowment balance needs to be $140,000 to be self-supporting at the current level of giving, so it is essential for donations to increase in order to maintain this standard," Ramsey said.

Tax deductible contributions may be made through payroll deduction, with cash or by check.

Homeless Children Satellite Broadcast April 22

The emotional, social and physical barriers to school participation experienced by children without homes will be the focus of the third Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Opening Doors broadcast Wednesday, April 22.

The broadcast, which originates from WIU, will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The local viewing site is Memorial Hall 303. This is the third in a series provided on the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness.

The April 22 topic, "Programs with Promise: Creating Opportunities for Success for Homeless Children and Youth," will focus on exemplary practices and partnerships to ensure success in serving youth without homes and their families. Featured speakers are Diane Nilan, associate director of Hesed House in Aurora; Ed Portillo, supervisor of the social work department for Rockford Public Schools; and Sue White, homeless advocate for the Youth Services Network in Rockford.

Biology Day Open House April 24

WIU's 18th annual Biology Day Open House for high school students, science teachers and administrators will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 24 in Waggoner Hall.

Sponsored by the WIU biological sciences department, the day's activities include seminars, demonstrations, displays and tours. A College Bowl competition will test students' knowledge of biology. There will be a lab practical contest for individual students and a hallway competition available for attending students. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to winners of the various competitions.

Registration for the biology bowl and lab practical competition will close when all available time slots are filled. For more information, call Carolyn Prueter, biology department, 298-2408.

Rocky Run April 25

The second annual Rocky Run, a fundraiser for local charities, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 25. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy some quality time with your dog and at the same time have fun and raise money for the Humane Society of McDonough County and the United Way.

The competitive two-mile race will start at the corner of University Drive and Western Avenue (the WIU baseball field). A one-mile fun run will start approximately at 9:45 a.m. at the same location. WIU mascot Rocky, will be the official starter and will be available for photo opportunities.

The $12 entry fee includes a race t-shirt, a goody bag and refreshments for both you and your pet. Sponsors for this year's event are: Chapman's Book Store, Ford Hopkins Health Mart, CITGO/A & W Root Beer, Kathi's Florist, Citizen's National Bank, Wal-Mart Vision Center, Century 21 Purdum-Epperson, Inc., Travel Company, Sweeney Cleaners and Coca-Cola.

To enter, cc:mail Kathy Orban or call the athletic department at 298-1964.

WOW Spring Luncheon April 27

The Western Organization for Women (WOW) has announced its annual spring luncheon set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday April 27 in the Union Lamoine Room. The luncheon will be served buffet style from 11:30 to 12:30. Those who attend are encouraged to arrive when they can and leave when they need to.

The program, set for 12:15 p.m., will feature keynote speaker Gloria-Jeanne Davis, director of opportunity programs department for Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing of America, Inc., in Normal.

The WOW Woman of Achievement Award will also be presented. Luncheon cost is $6.25 per person. Send a check payable to WOW to Susan Martinelli-Fernandez, Morgan Hall 412.

Payment must be received by Friday, April 17 to reserve a place.

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Professional Activities

Amy Betz and Judy Potter, Macomb Projects, presented "I Can Do It–You Can Too! Make the Arts Accessible For All Children" at the 24th Annual Early Childhood Conference at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills.

Letha Clark and Carol Bell, Macomb Projects, presented "Software Review–Software for Young Children" at the United Township Schools Joint Institute in East Moline.

Clare Terry and Carol Bell, Macomb Projects, conducted a LitTech Outreach Workshop for teachers and staff at the Withrow Early Childhood Center in Springfield.

Marisa Beard and Clare Terry, Macomb Projects, conducted LitTech Interactive Outreach Training for the Early Childhood Professionals at Horrabin Hall, WIU.


Norman Walzer and William Westerhold, IIRA, received $34,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce/Economic Development Administration for "Cooperative GIS Project 98."


Meckinley Scott, mathematics, coauthored "An Extension of the Multiple Vacation Queue Model," published in the Journal of Applied Statistical Science.

Paul C. Thistlethwaite and Ron Bauerly, marketing and finance, coauthored "Perceptions of Skills Needed by Undergraduate Students for Success: View of Four Publics," published in the Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, fall, 1997.

Nicholas Pano, College of Arts and Sciences, authored "Albania," published in the 1998 Collier's International Yearbook (New York: Collier-Newfield, 1998).

Service and Awards

Larry Morley, mathematics, has been elected governor of the Illinois Section of the Mathematical Association of America effective July 1.

Keren M. Humphrey, counselor education & college student personnel, received the 1998 Outstanding Professional Leadership Award from the American College Counseling Association at its annual meeting in Indianapolis, IN.

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