Campus Connection - April 24, 1998
Campus and Community Section

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WIU Bands to Release Two New CDs in April

The WIU Band Office is releasing two new compact discs at the end of April.

The Jazz Studio Orchestra's (JSO) "Live In Europe" will feature live selections taped during JSO's 1997 summer European tour. Beginning with the Woody Herman staple "Apple Honey" and Billy Strayhorn's "Blood Count," the disc is a musical travelogue through Germany, France, Italy and Spain. This disc follows the successful release of two other compact discs by the JSO: "Jazz At The Crossroads," which was nominated for a Grammy, released in 1992; and "The Third Degree," which earned a four-star rating in Downbeat magazine, released in 1994.

The other release is by WIU's Symphonic Wind Ensemble, a group of 50 premier wind and percussion musicians. The disc, "A Salute to Leonard Bernstein," features a variety of favorites including "Four Dances from 'West Side Story'," the "Candide Suite" and "On the Waterfront." Recorded in the Browne Hall Hainline Theatre, this is the second compact disc to be released by the Wind Ensemble. "Fantasy Variations" was released in 1993.

To order copies of these discs, send a check payable to WIU Bands for $15 per disc (indicate discs to be purchased), plus $2 for shipping and handling to, WIU Bands, 1 University Circle, WIU, Macomb, IL 61455-1390, or call WIU Bands, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 298-1505 to order by phone or request an order form. Visa and Mastercard are accepted.


Phi Kappa Phi Initiation and Awards Banquet April 26

The WIU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi honor society will holds its annual initiation and awards banquet at noon Sunday, April 26 in the Union Grand Ballroom.

Some 200 junior, senior and graduate students and seven faculty members will be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, which recognizes and encourages superior scholarship in academic disciplines, honors persons of good character who excel in scholarship and serves the interest of the students by promoting an atmosphere conducive to academic excellence.

Faculty initiates include James Butterworth, dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication; Fred Ebeid, professor and chair of marketing and finance; Tom Green, associate professor of agriculture; Rolf Hackmann, professor of marketing and finance; Richard Hattwick, professor of economics; Chris Merrett, associate professor, Institute of Rural Affairs; and Dan Wise, professor and chair of geography.

Senior mathematics major Bethany Webb will be recognized for earning a 1998 graduate fellowship.

Receiving scholarship awards will be junior communication-broadcasting major William Fuhr, named the Roland Grass scholar; and junior communications sciences and disorders major Melanie Rivenson from Des Plaines, named the Paul Nollen scholar.

Four students will also be recognized as the 1998 Phi Kappa Phi research paper award winners. Monetary awards accompany the recognition. First place winner is Kathleen McEleney, a senior biology major who conducted her research under faculty adviser Paul Nollen. Second place goes to senior psychology major Jennifer Cox. Her research was accomplished under faculty adviser Karen Harris. Senior biology major Erin Blakemore earned third place with her research completed under faculty adviser Paul Nollen. Fourth place goes to Monica Grimsley, a fall 1997 graduate and first-semester graduate student in economics. Her research was done under faculty adviser LaVonne Straub.


Steam Line Repair Schedule

The physical plant will inspect and repair large steam lines across the WIU campus beginning spring 1998 in order to minimize problems during extreme weather.

This will affect lines that serve buildings on WIU's south end of campus during spring 1998, and buildings on the north side of campus in spring and summer 1999.

When the steam is shut off on the south campus, there will be no hot water or air conditioning (except in areas with local mechanical units) in the following buildings:
Art Gallery Lincoln-Washington Halls
Auxiliary Services Memorial Hall
Beu Health Center Mowbray Hall
Bennett-Hursh Student Center Sallee Hall
Browne Hall Seal Hall
Corbin-Olson Halls Sherman Hall
East Village Simpkins Hall
Garwood Hall Tillman Hall
Heating Plant Annex University Village

The steam will be shut off to the south part of campus from 8 a.m. Sunday, May 17 until 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 3 and from 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2 until 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. Call Art McEwen at the physical plant, 298-1834 with questions.


Marimba Virtuoso at WIU

Steven Chavez, marimba virtuoso, will be a guest artist in residency at WIU Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 1.

Chavez will present lessons, clinics and lectures throughout the week. A "hands on" marimba session, which the public in invited to attend free of charge, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 28 in Browne Hall 130.

Chavez will also present a 7 p.m. Friday, May 1 concert in Browne Hall Hainline Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public

For more information contact Richard Cheadle, 298-1235 or 298-1544.


Wind Ensemble Concert

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will present a concert at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 28 in Hainline Theatre.

The concert will feature John Vana, professor of saxophone, as soloist. There is no admission charge. The recently released CD featuring the works of Leonard Bernstein will be available at the concert.


Community Development/Rural Health and Economy Presentation

"Community-Initiated Decision Making: Using Community Development Techniques to Improve Rural Health and Rural Economies in Kentucky" will be presented from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, April 28 in Stipes Hall 501. Steve Fricker, interim director, division of community programs at the University of Kentucky Center for Rural Health will speak.

The event is sponsored by the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs and the WIU Sociology and Anthropology Club.


Technology Education Exhibit

WIU's department of industrial education and technology will host the 41st annual Industrial and Technology Education Exhibit Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1 in the Union Grand Ballroom. Projects will be on display for free public viewing from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 1 in the Ballroom.

The exhibit attracts nearly 1,000 projects constructed by elementary and secondary school industrial and technology education students from throughout the state, according to Ralph Dirksen, general chair of the exhibit.

Exhibit categories include computer aided design (CAD) and manufacturing; crafts; machine drafting; architecture; graphic arts; metalworking; furniture making; woodworking; power mechanics, models and electricity.

Judging will take place Thursday. Certificates, ribbons and plaques will be awarded at a 2 p.m. Friday ceremony.

For details, call Dirksen at 298-2388.


Jazz Brunch April 26

WIUM-91.3 FM/WIUW-89.5 FM will host a Jazz Brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m Sunday, April 26 at the Best Western Iowan Motor Lodge on Highway 61 South in Fort Madison, IA.

Entertainment will be provided by the WIU Jazz Studio Orchestra (JSO) under the direction of Dale Hopper.

The JSO will perform big band music including the music of Kenton, Basie, Miller, Ellington, Artie Shaw, and Harry James.

The public is invited. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children ages 4-11. Ticket price includes entertainment and the five-entree champagne brunch. For ticket information, call WIUM/WIUW at 298-1873 or 800/895-2912.


CAS Awards Reception

The College of Arts and Sciences Awards Reception will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, May 4 at the WIU Alumni House.

The awards presentation honoring outstanding faculty, retiring faculty and select students will begin at 5:15 p.m. The campus community is welcome to attend.

Outstanding faculty–Teaching: Mark Boley, physics; Research: William Faulkner, sociology; Service: Morris Vos, foreign languages and literature.

Retiring faculty: Joseph Coster, physics, 31 years; A.B. Villanueva, political science, 27 years; William Klopfenstein, chemistry.

Special recognition will be given to Frank Fulkerson for serving the college for 13 years as associate dean, who will return to teaching.

Student Council Honorary Recognition Awards include: Humanities: Karissa M. Brooks, foreign languages and literature; Social Sciences: Jennifer L. Cox, psychology; Natural Sciences and Math: Bethany R. Webb, mathematics.


UDT Spring Gala Concert

The May 1-3 Spring Gala Dance Concert at WIU's Brophy Hall Dance Studio is more than just an opportunity for nearly 30 University Dance Theatre (UDT) students to showcase their talents. This year's gala will also serve as a fund raiser to help send seven WIU dancers and physical education associate professor Heidi Clemmens to their command performance at the May 18-20 National College Dance Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Audience members at the May 1-3 concert will get to preview the award-winning piece "Homeward," which the group will perform at the Kennedy Center. The Spring Gala Concert will also feature a ballet for five dancers.

Performance times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets will be available at the door. Admission is $4 for the public, $3 for students and seniors and $2 for children age five to 12 and free for children under age five.


Golf Tournament

The Greater McDonough County Classic Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, May 2 at Gold Hills Golf Club. There will be a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. and a "Grip It and Rip It" longest drive contest will follow the tournament.

Teams will consist of three golfers. Cost per team is $60 and includes continental breakfast and lunch. All proceeds will be donated to Macomb Beautiful and WIU's We Care.

Call Gold Hills, 837-2930, or campus recreation, 298-1228, for more information.


Retirement Receptions

The physical education department will host a reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 5 at the Alumni House to honor Dick Pawlow. The campus community is invited to attend and wish the Pawlows a wonderful retirement.

The communication department will host a reception for Carolyn Collins from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 8 in the Union Lincoln Room. The reception is open to the campus community.


Farewell Reception

There will be a farewell reception for Elaine Vail from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, May 8 in Stipes Hall 501. The University community is invited to say goodbye to Professor Vail who has been on the faculty for more than 25 years.

Any questions may be directed to Dennis Sigwart at 298-1621 or 298-1076.


Combined Orchestra/Choral Concert

The WIU Orchestra, under the direction of Andrew Johnson, and the WIU Choirs, under the direction of James C. Stegall, will combine to present three major orchestral/choral works at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 5 in Hainline Theatre.

The concert features baritone soloist and assistant professor of voice Lynn Thompson, soprano soloist and associate professor of voice; Charolette Megginson, mezzo-soprano and associate professor of voice, Marietta Dean; and tenor soloist and associate professor of voice, Bruce Gardner.

Those wishing to attend this generally sold-out concert are urged to arrive early, as admission is free to all WIU students, faculty and staff, as well as the general public.


Youth University

Youth University, sponsored by WIU's department of elementary education and reading, will be held Monday through Friday, June 15 to July 2 on the WIU campus for gifted children in grades two through eight.

Students can participate in one to four morning classes in acting, music, writing, news reporting, computers, photography, art, cartooning, social studies, brain teasers and science. Class times are 8 to 8:50 a.m., 9 to 9:50 a.m., 10 to 10:50 a.m. and 11 to 11:50 a.m.

The magical musical "Cinders: The Real Story," with instructor Debbie Maguire, will also be available for participants. Musical practice will be from 1 to 3 p.m. June 15 to July 2. Cost is $70 per student. Students enrolled in three or more classes may enroll for $60. A maximum of 20 students will be accepted for the play.

In order to be accepted into Youth University '98, students must meet one of the following criteria: previously participated in Youth University above first grade; be enrolled in a recognized school gifted program; be in the top 10 percent of their class; or provide a letter of recommendation from the student's teacher.

Registration will be held through mid-May; however, due to limited class sizes, early registration is encouraged.

For more information, call Betsy Hommel, 298-2171or Cindy Dooley, 298-1923.


Summer Youth Workshops

The School of Extended and Continuing Education will offer the following summer workshops: Art for Gifted and Talented Students, to be held June 14-19 for students in grades four through six and June 21-26 for students in grades six through eight; Art of Television, to be held July 12-17; Eco- Adventure, to be held July 19-24; and Girls Plus Math, to be held July 26-31.

In Art for Gifted and Talented Students, students will have the opportunity for drawing and painting, computer art, ceramics and other forms of three-dimensional expressions under the guidance of WIU art faculty.

Students must be in or be qualified for the gifted program in their school system or demonstrate marked ability in art.

The registration fee is $295, which includes tuition, art supplies, extracurricular activities and room and board. Commuter student fees are $245, which includes tuition, supplies and the noon meal.

In Art of Television, students ages 14 to 17 will learn how to work in a state-of-the-art broadcast facility under the direction of department of communication-broadcasting faculty. Students will also use professional electronic equipment to shoot stories on location. Each student will gain experience as a videographer, editor, writer, producer, graphic designer, sound engineer, reporter and anchor.

In addition, students will also have the opportunity to be present during a live newscast at the WGEM studios in Quincy.

The registration fee is $295, which includes tuition, production supplies, extracurricular activities and room and board. Commuter student fees are $245, which includes tuition, supplies and the noon meal.

In Eco-Adventure, students in grades four through six will explore forest and prairie habitats at WIU's Horn Field Campus, and visit the WIU Kibbe biological field station to study ecosystems of the Mississippi River. WIU biological sciences faculty will lead the camp.

Completion of the fourth grade is required of all participants. The registration fee is $295, which includes tuition, supplies, extracurricular activities and room and board. Commuter student fees are $245, which includes tuition, supplies and the noon meal.

Girls Plus Math, an enrichment camp for girls ages 11-13, promotes interest in math the willingness to take risks in analysis and the self-confidence to persist in problem solving.

Taught by department of mathematics instructors, Girls Plus Math also features female role models who will meet with the girls to describe how they use math in their careers.

Completion of the fifth grade is required. The registration fee is $315, which includes tuition, classroom supplies, activities and room and board.

For all the workshops, students must be recommended for the program by a teacher or school administrator and are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, contact Non-Credit Programs at 298-1911.


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) and half-day (5 hours or less).

Details of the service include: Program licensed for children ages six weeks to 12 years, nutritious snacks and meals, fenced play yard and 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.


Summer Music Camps

Junior high and high school students interested in music have an opportunity to "Study with the Masters at WIU" in June during the annual Summer Music Camp.

Ten camps are offered for resident participants and commuters. Three camps offered Sunday, June 14 through Saturday, June 20 include senior high saxophone camp, taught by WIU assistant music professor John Vana; junior high concert band camp, taught by Homer Junior High School (Lockport) band director Sherri Harrison and Oliver W. Holmes Middle School (Wheeling) band director Sandy Thompson; and senior high vocal/choral camps, taught by WIU music professor James Stegall.

Three camps for combined junior high and senior high students offered Sunday, June 21 through Sunday, June 28 include jazz piano camp, taught by WIU alumnus and Nashville, TN professional musician Stephen Kummer; jazz bands camp, taught by WIU director of bands Dale Hopper; and flute camp, taught by WIU music professor Gerald Carey.

A senior high double reed mini-camp for oboists and bassoonists is offered Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28. Taught by WIU assistant music professor Michael Ericson, the mini-camp is intended to serve as an introduction to the senior high concert band camp which runs the following week.

Three camps scheduled for Sunday, June 28 through Saturday, July 4 include the senior high concert band camp, taught by director Jon Dugle and Dale Hopper; a junior high vocal/choral camp, taught by James Stegall; and a senior high drum major camp, taught by WIU alumnus Christopher Pitlik.

Camps are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Some camps have audition requirements. For an application form, call 298-1505.


Campus Connection - April 24, 1997
Faculty and Staff Section

Table of Contents

Professional Activities

Bem Allen, psychology, presented "Psychology and Art: Do We Understand Shadows?" at the 44th annual convention of the Southwestern Psychological Association in New Orleans.

Bob Andersen, financial aid, presented "Putting Technology to Work–Computer Solutions to Make Your Life Easier" at the annual conference of the Illinois Student Financial Aid Administrators.

Darv Bloemker, industrial education and technology and director of the Western Illinois Network for Safety (WINS), and Fetene Gebrewold, Clark McCammon and Dan Sigwart, health education and promotion, presented an Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) 10-hour voluntary compliance workshop for regional business and industry representatives at Cooper Industries in Macomb.

Patricia Chrosniak, elementary education and reading, presented "Cognition and Phonological Awareness in Developing Readers," at the first Impact of Deafness on Cognition Conference of the American Educational Research Association in San Diego.

Chrosniak also presented "Captioned Video in the Social Studies Classroom," at the Great Lakes Regional Conference for the Social Studies of the National Council for Social Studies in Chicago.

Jeff Crump, geography and Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, presented "Agriculture, Immigration and Social Struggle in West-Central Illinois" in a session on Latino/a workers in the Midwest, during Agriculture and Natural Resources Week at Michigan State University, Lansing, MI.

Crump also presented "From Plows to Pleasure: John Deere and Redevelopment in Moline, Illinois" at the annual convention of the Association of American Geographers in Boston.

Yvonne Kellar-Guenther, communication, presented a paper titled "How Effective Are Sexual History Discussions?" at the 66th annual convention of the Central States Communication Association.

Lori Landay, English and journalism, presented "Dancing Across the Color Line: Race and Performance in Josephine Baker's ‘Princess Tam Tam' and Mae West's ‘I'm No Angel'" at the Society for Cinema Studies conference in La Jolla, CA.

F. Gene Miller, elementary education and reading, exhibited materials distributed by the Materials Distribution Service for the National Center for Research in Vocational Education at the Careers Conference sponsored by the University of Wisconsin's Center on Education and Work in Madison, WI.

Miller also exhibited materials distributed by the Materials Distribution Service for the National Center for Research in Vocational Education at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development in San Antonio.

Terri Murphy, financial aid, served on the registration committee at the annual conference of the Illinois Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

Colby Sellers, financial aid, presented a training session on "State and Federal Programs" at the annual conference of the Illinois Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

Robert P. Sutton, history, was the guest speaker at the banquet for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the landing of the French Icarians in the United States. He presented "The Icarian Communal Heritage," at the event, which was part of the 30th annual meeting of the National Icarian Heritage Society in New Orleans.

Lillian M. Snyder, sociology and anthropology emeritus, presented "The Contribution of the Icarians to Literature," at the 30th annual meeting of the National Icarian Heritage Society in New Orleans.


Grants

B. Nicholas DiGrino, recreation, park, and tourism administration, received $4,400 from the Bolingbrook Park District for "Bolingbrook Park District Assessment Project."

Carol Fimmen, CCEP, received $12,000 from Rock Valley College for "Cross-Cultural Programs at Rock Valley."

Leonard Harzman, agriculture, received $325 from the Illinois State Board of Education for "Agri Star Tec Block Grant."

Gordon Roskamp, agriculture, received $16,000 from the Illinois Soybean Program Operating Board for "No-Tillage Weed Management Systems in Roundup Ready Soybeans–Years 2 and 3."


Publications

Lori Landay, English and journalism, authored Madcaps, Screwballs, and Con Women: The Female Trickster in American Culture, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in their series in Feminist Cultural Studies, the Media, and Political Culture, April 1998.

The staff of the Curriculum Publications Clearinghouse (CPC) recently edited, did camera-ready preparation, and began distributing the Exemplary Career Guidance Programs 1995: Secondary and Post-secondary (MDS-1016) and New Visions: Education and Training for an Innovative Workforce (MDS-1073) for the National Center for Research in Vocational Education (NCRVE). These reports are available by calling CPC at 298-1917 or by sending e-mail to Diana Burnell at Diana_Burnell@ccmail.wiu.edu.


Service and Awards

Bill Bushaw, financial aid, won the Committee of the Year award for his work on the Illinois Financial Aid Legislative Information Committee this past year.


Campus Connection - April 24, 1998
Faculty and Staff Section

Table of Contents

Professional Activities

Bem Allen, psychology, presented "Psychology and Art: Do We Understand Shadows?" at the 44th annual convention of the Southwestern Psychological Association in New Orleans.

Bob Andersen, financial aid, presented "Putting Technology to Work–Computer Solutions to Make Your Life Easier" at the annual conference of the Illinois Student Financial Aid Administrators.

Darv Bloemker, industrial education and technology and director of the Western Illinois Network for Safety (WINS), and Fetene Gebrewold, Clark McCammon and Dan Sigwart, health education and promotion, presented an Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) 10-hour voluntary compliance workshop for regional business and industry representatives at Cooper Industries in Macomb.

Patricia Chrosniak, elementary education and reading, presented "Cognition and Phonological Awareness in Developing Readers," at the first Impact of Deafness on Cognition Conference of the American Educational Research Association in San Diego.

Chrosniak also presented "Captioned Video in the Social Studies Classroom," at the Great Lakes Regional Conference for the Social Studies of the National Council for Social Studies in Chicago.

Jeff Crump, geography and Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, presented "Agriculture, Immigration and Social Struggle in West-Central Illinois" in a session on Latino/a workers in the Midwest, during Agriculture and Natural Resources Week at Michigan State University, Lansing, MI.

Crump also presented "From Plows to Pleasure: John Deere and Redevelopment in Moline, Illinois" at the annual convention of the Association of American Geographers in Boston.

Yvonne Kellar-Guenther, communication, presented a paper titled "How Effective Are Sexual History Discussions?" at the 66th annual convention of the Central States Communication Association.

Lori Landay, English and journalism, presented "Dancing Across the Color Line: Race and Performance in Josephine Baker's ‘Princess Tam Tam' and Mae West's ‘I'm No Angel'" at the Society for Cinema Studies conference in La Jolla, CA.

F. Gene Miller, elementary education and reading, exhibited materials distributed by the Materials Distribution Service for the National Center for Research in Vocational Education at the Careers Conference sponsored by the University of Wisconsin's Center on Education and Work in Madison, WI.

Miller also exhibited materials distributed by the Materials Distribution Service for the National Center for Research in Vocational Education at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development in San Antonio.

Terri Murphy, financial aid, served on the registration committee at the annual conference of the Illinois Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

Colby Sellers, financial aid, presented a training session on "State and Federal Programs" at the annual conference of the Illinois Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

Robert P. Sutton, history, was the guest speaker at the banquet for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the landing of the French Icarians in the United States. He presented "The Icarian Communal Heritage," at the event, which was part of the 30th annual meeting of the National Icarian Heritage Society in New Orleans.

Lillian M. Snyder, sociology and anthropology emeritus, presented "The Contribution of the Icarians to Literature," at the 30th annual meeting of the National Icarian Heritage Society in New Orleans.


Grants

B. Nicholas DiGrino, recreation, park, and tourism administration, received $4,400 from the Bolingbrook Park District for "Bolingbrook Park District Assessment Project."

Carol Fimmen, CCEP, received $12,000 from Rock Valley College for "Cross-Cultural Programs at Rock Valley."

Leonard Harzman, agriculture, received $325 from the Illinois State Board of Education for "Agri Star Tec Block Grant."

Gordon Roskamp, agriculture, received $16,000 from the Illinois Soybean Program Operating Board for "No-Tillage Weed Management Systems in Roundup Ready Soybeans–Years 2 and 3."


Publications

Lori Landay, English and journalism, authored Madcaps, Screwballs, and Con Women: The Female Trickster in American Culture, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in their series in Feminist Cultural Studies, the Media, and Political Culture, April 1998.

The staff of the Curriculum Publications Clearinghouse (CPC) recently edited, did camera-ready preparation, and began distributing the Exemplary Career Guidance Programs 1995: Secondary and Post-secondary (MDS-1016) and New Visions: Education and Training for an Innovative Workforce (MDS-1073) for the National Center for Research in Vocational Education (NCRVE). These reports are available by calling CPC at 298-1917 or by sending e-mail to Diana Burnell at Diana_Burnell@ccmail.wiu.edu.


Service and Awards

Bill Bushaw, financial aid, won the Committee of the Year award for his work on the Illinois Financial Aid Legislative Information Committee this past year.


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