Campus Connection - June 26, 1998
Campus and Community Section

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Sherman Hall Designated on National Register of Historic Places

Age does have its rewards.

Sherman Hall, the first building constructed at WIU, has earned the distinction of being placed on the National Register of Historic Places for its educational significance. Garwood Hall was also approved for National Register inclusion because it is linked to Sherman Hall by a passageway, and the Art Gallery was supplementally included because it was the original heating annex for Sherman.

But it is the stately elegance of Sherman Hall and its educational contribution as the site of the original Western Illinois State Normal School that carried the building to acceptance on the National Register of Historic Places.

"This recognition will enhance Western's Centennial celebration scheduled for 1999-2000," said WIU Associate Vice President for University Relations and chair of the Centennial Steering Committee John Maguire.

The honor of placement on the National Register of Historic Places means that Sherman Hall, Garwood Hall and the Art Gallery will be eligible for grant awards restricted to buildings with the national designation. Some restoration grant opportunities give applicants with federal designation a preferred consideration.

Sherman Hall was called "Main Building" when it opened its doors to 229 normal school students in 1902.

The imposing Classical Revival style structure was constructed on the site of a former Macomb brickyard over a six-year period. Its construc-tion cost was $302,950. In 1956 the building was named Sherman Hall in honor of Lawrence Sherman, an influential politician, speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives and Macomb lawyer.

Sherman Hall was the focal point of all campus life when it was built and until extensive campus expansion took place after World War II. Sherman Hall contained classrooms, an auditorium, a gymnasium, a library, laboratories and administrative offices. The building has retained most of its architectural integrity, and in recent decades restoration and improvements have been guided by the desire to preserve its original appearance. Garwood Hall was opened in 1919 and complemented Sherman Hall with a cafeteria, apartments and additional classrooms.

The lengthy application process to include Sherman Hall, Garwood Hall and the Art Gallery on the National Register of Historic Places was successfully completed by Adell Newman, director of the Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center and former University Relations editor, and Maguire. Contributing to the application were Michael Hott, WIU architectural superintendent, and Debra Miller, WIU College of Fine Arts and Communication development director.

Ehlert Named to WIU Board

Carolyn Ehlert, manager, Illinois Government Affairs for Deere & Company, Moline, has been appointed to the WIU Board of Trustees by Governor Jim Edgar.

"I have had an opportunity recently to work with Ms. Ehlert and I'm absolutely delighted that she has agreed to serve as a member of the Western Illinois University Board of Trustees," said President Donald S. Spencer. "She brings a special perspective from the Quad Cities, which is most welcome. But even more importantly she has a terrific understanding of higher education. We look forward to working with her as we continue to expand the University's role in serving the Quad Cities."

Ehlert has worked at Deere & Company since 1979 and has served in her present position since 1986. She is a member of the Illinois Coal Development Board and the board of directors of the Illinois Quad City Chamber of Commerce and the Business and Industry Federation of Economic Concern. She is also a member of the Women's Legislative Network and Illinois Women in Government. Ehlert has served on the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce Focus 2000 Committee and the Illinois Manufacturers Association Government Affairs Committee. She has a bachelor of arts degree from Marycrest College and a master's degree in business administration from St. Ambrose University.

She replaces Gretchen A. Winter, vice president for business practices at Baxter International Inc., Deerfield, who was one of seven original appointees to the Board.

Maxwell Named Director of Student Activities at WIU

Daniel Maxwell has been named director of student activities in the Office of Student Activities (OSA) at WIU, effective Monday, July 6.

He replaces Karolynn Dyer who served as the interim director since January1998. Jim Miner left the position in August 1997 to assume a position as associate director of WIU's Student Recreation Center.

Maxwell's responsibilities will focus on providing staff support for a complex co-curricular program including concerts, lectures, film, artists series, Greek life, volunteer services and leadership development; administering budget, program and personnel needs for the OSA; supervising staff, including graduate students; advising the Council on Student Activities Funds; coordinating the training and professional development of staff and graduate assistants; and administering policies for the operation of the office and student programs.

Maxwell received a bachelor's degree from the Crouse-Hinds School of Management, Syracuse University (NY) in 1986 and a master's degree in 1988 from the University of Miami (FL). He is currently the assistant director, Arizona Student Unions, at the University of Arizona where he has directed the Office of Student Programs since July 1996. In this position, he has directed the leadership planning for the student life co-curriculum and directed staff and student volunteers in the following areas: campus activities, Center for Off-Campus Students, Center for Service Learning, and the Collegiate Institute for Leadership and Greek Life Programs.

At the University of Arizona since 1990, Maxwell has served in various positions culminating to his current position. During a two-year term as director of the department of student programs, he supervised campus activities and three student service centers in addition to directing several programs and student organizations.

Road Closed

The intersection of Western Avenue and Murray Street is being widened to accommodate a turning lane. Murray Street has been closed from Western Avenue to Sherman Drive. "Road closed" signs have been placed at both intersections until construction of the turning lane is complete the end of July.

Call the Physical Plant, 298-1834, with questions.

Dual Admission at Western and John Wood Community College

President Donald S. Spencer and John Wood Community College President William M. Simpson announced and signed a dual admissions agreement, which allows students to be admitted to the two schools and to be eligible for student services at both institutions.

Dual admission is for degree programs at JWCC's Quincy campus as well as the district's attendance centers in Pittsfield and Ursa. It provides for transition to WIU programs at the main campus in Macomb and at the WIU Regional Center in Moline.

"This program encourages students to complete an associate's degree as they work toward a bachelor's degree," Spencer said.

Campus Briefs
St. Louis Rams Schedule

The St. Louis Rams have scheduled 20 days of practice in Macomb, including two night practices, during their four-week 1998 summer training camp, which will be held at WIU.

Second-year Head Coach Dick Vermeil will bring rookies, quarterbacks and selected veterans into camp Saturday, July 18, with morning and afternoon practices scheduled Sunday through Tuesday, July 19-21. Veterans are scheduled to report to camp Thursday, July 23.

Community members will be able to meet Rams' players and coaches at an evening event July 23 in downtown Macomb. Details of the event will be announced at a later date.

Full team practices begin with morning and afternoon sessions Friday, July 24. Team practices are open free to the public. Because practice schedules may change, daily updates will be available beginning July 18 by calling 309-298-RAMS (7267).

Night practice sessions on WIU's Hanson Field are scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4 and Wednesday, Aug. 12.

The Rams 1998 summer camp schedule includes a Saturday, Aug. 1 scrimmage with the Indianapolis Colts in Urbana-Champaign, a Saturday, Aug. 8 pre-season game with the Super Bowl champions Denver Broncos in St. Louis and a Saturday, Aug. 15 pre-season game in San Diego against the Chargers. The Rams will break camp after a Wednesday, Aug. 19 morning practice.

The Rams summer facilities are located at the north area of the WIU campus off University Drive and include training areas in Brophy Hall, with the NFL training fields just north of Brophy. Free visitor parking is available in Q-lot off University Drive.

For more information, call the Macomb Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (MACVB) at 1-888-2GORAMS (1-888-246-7267).

Summer Music Theatre

Tickets are available for the three Summer Music Theatre performances to be held in Browne Hall Hainline Theatre during June and July.

Two performance dates remain for "Into the Woods." They are Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27. "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?" will be presented July 2, 3, 9, 10 and 11 and "Once Upon a Mattress" will be performed July 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25.

Adult tickets are $15; seniors $12, children 12 and under $8; WIU students $5.

For more information, call the Hainline Theatre Box Office at 298-2900, from noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Lake Ruth to be Featured in Heritage Days Home and Garden Tour

Six area nurses have been awarded scholarships for WIU's summer 1998 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 Foundation in 1980 in honor of his wife Dorothy, who died in 1976.

Recipients of the scholarships for summer 1998 are: Joyce Gabbert of Camden; Sandra Busard of Donnellson, IA; and Jane Baxter, Mary Clark, Marcena Gabrielson and Grace Mbere Gachanja of Macomb.

New or renewal scholarship applications for fall 1998 are due July 1 to the department of health education and promotion, Stipes Hall 402, 298-1076.

Happy New Year

In appreciation for everyone's efforts in concluding fiscal year 1998, and in preparing for the new fiscal year 1999, the vice president for administrative services is hosting a "Happy New Year" reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 1 in Sherman Hall 200. The reception is open to all University employees.

Major League Baseball Road Trip

As part of its summer activity program, the Office of Student Activities (OSA) is offering a bus trip to a major league baseball game. A limited number of spaces may be available to WIU faculty and staff who'd like to see the St. Louis Cardinals play the Houston Astros on Saturday, July 11 at St. Louis' Busch Stadium.

WIU staff may reserve tickets beginning Tuesday, July 7. Tickets are $25 per person, available on a first-come, first-served basis, and include round trip transportation and bleacher seating. The bus will leave at 7 a.m. from the Union. The game begins at 12:15 p.m.

For tickets, call OSA at 298-3232, after July 7.

Mussatto Tournament Set for July 26

The 13th Annual Harry Mussatto Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held at 8 a.m. Sunday, July 26 at WIU's O.L. Champion Golf Course.

The 18-hole best shot scramble will feature four-person teams competing for more than $1,000 in prize money. Teams winning first place in each flight will receive $400. The tournament will also feature a $10,000 hole-in-one contest sponsored by Motorola Inc.

Entry fee for the tournament is $120 per team with all proceeds going toward the Harry Mussatto Scholarship fund at WIU.

Entry blanks are available at area golf courses. For more information, contact Jim Miner at 298-1228 or Mel Blasi at 298-3676.

Card Shower

Friends and co-workers may send get well wishes to Anita MacKenzie, mailing services, who is undergoing a bone marrow transplant.

Cards may be sent to Barnes Jewish Hospital BMT, 1 Barnes Plaza, Queeny Tower Room 13103, St. Louis, MO 63110. She will also accept calls at 314/362-6576.

Campus Connection - June 26, 1998
Faculty and Staff Section

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New Civil Service Employees

Black, Lance, electrician, physical plant labor, 5/18/98. Physical Plant, 298-2882.

Clayton, D. Paul, plumber, building mechanical maintenance, 6/1/98. Physical Plant, 298-1834.

Elting, Yvonne, garage attendant, Transportation Services, 6/8/98. University Garage, 298-1988.

Koll, Janet, collection specialist I, Billing and Receivables, 5/27/98. Sherman Hall 103, 298-2051.

Palmer, Kimberly, telephone operator I, Telecommunications Services, 6/17/98. Sherman Hall 22, 298-2713.

Civil Service Promotions/Transfers

Carithers, Deborah, secretary IV (Trans), College of Arts and Sciences, transferred to secretary IV (Trans), Chemistry, 7/1/98.

Knott, Garland, stationary fireman, Heating Plant, promoted to utilities and maintenance repairman, Building Mechanical Maintenance, 6/15/98.

Matteson, Cheryl, secretary IV (Trans), Student Residential Programs, transferred to secretary IV (Trans), Music, 6/8/98.

Morgan, Joe, stationary engineer, Building Mechanical Maintenance, promoted to utilities and maintenance repairman, Building Mechanical Maintenance, 6/14/98.

Rhoads, Troy, maintenance worker, Physical Plant, transferred to stationary fireman helper, Heating Plant, 5/18/98.

Webster, Cheryl, accountant II, Accounting Office, promoted to accountant IV, Accounting Office, 6/1/98.

Westen, Cheryl, accountant I, Accounting Office, promoted to accountant II, Accounting Office, 6/5/98.

Civil Service Resignations

Chaplain, Judith, admissions/records officer II, Non-Traditional Programs, 6/12/98.

Gillispie, Kathryn, secretary III (Trans.), WIU Regional Center, 5/29/98.

Murphy, Ricky, building service worker I, Building Services, 6/12/98.

Teel, Christie, medical insurance specialist I, Beu Health Center, 6/12/98.

Civil Service Retirements

McDonald, Linda, secretary IV (Trans), Chemistry, 6/30/98.

Miller, Scott, grounds worker, Grounds Maintenance, 6/30/98.


Kathy Barclay and Cecelia Benelli, elementary education and reading, co-authored "Designing and Assessing Projects for the Inquiry-Based Classroom" published in Teaching & Learning, Spring 1998.

Virginia Leonard, history, published an article "Back to the Future: Haiti in 1 5 and 1994," in the British journal Low Intensity Conflict and Law Enforcement, Vol. 6 (Winter 1997) pp. 64-75.

Netkal M. Made Gowda, chemistry, co-authored "Kinetics and Mechanism of Oxidation of Aspirin by Bromamine-T, N–Bromosuccinimide, and N-Bromophthalimide," published in the International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 407-414 (1998).

Professional Activities

Vickie Frohne, physics, presented "Two-Liter Physics" at the Illinois Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (ISAAPT) conference at Knox College in Galesburg. Several students also made presentations. Chen Liu, graduate student, and Paul Holder, undergraduate student, presented "Working with Vickie Frohne;" Jeff Lackey, graduate student, presented "Working with Jim Rabchuck, Vickie Frohne, and Mark Boley;" Dave Rigsbee and Doug Franklin, graduate students, and Clay Nall, undergraduate student, and Amul Tevar, Macomb high school student, presented "Working with Mark Boley." Nall won third prize in the undergraduate presentation contest, and Tevar won first prize.

Bruce Leland, English, presented "The Promise and Peril of (Virtually) Teaching Technical Writing" at the 14th Computers and Writing Conference in Gainsville, FL. He also conducted sessions on plagiarism and evaluating web sources at a pre-conference workshop.

Leland also presented a version of the paper at the Faculty Summer Institute on Learning Technologies in Champaign.


Larry O'Flaherty, biological sciences/IEM, received $17,700 from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for "Identification and Enumeration of Plankton Samples from Illinois Lakes 98-99."

Service and Awards

Gene Kozlowski, theatre, was elected chair of the university/college division of the Illinois Theatre Association. He will begin his duties this summer. He has also been appointed to the advisory committee for the quarterly publication Follow Spot, the official publication of the Illinois Theatre Association.

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