A century of commitment to superior academic achievement, scholarship, public service, graduate education and the highest standards of social justice will be celebrated during WIU's 1998 Founders' Day luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 23 in the Union Grand Ballroom.
Founders' Day is celebrated to honor the beginnings of the University that evolved from the WIU Normal and Training School with 229 students when it opened its doors Sept. 23, 1902 to today's university which offers a comprehensive curriculum in the arts, the sciences and numerous professions to more than 12,000 students.
"As Time Goes By" is this year's celebration theme. New employees, designated as newly hired since the 1997 Founders' Day, are invited to the luncheon as guests of WIU President Donald S. Spencer; invitations have been mailed.
The remainder of the University community is encouraged to attend the $5 per plate luncheon, which will include a collective introduction of new employees, remarks by Spencer and a presentation of Western's Centennial Campaign video. The 14-minute video highlights the people and events of the University from its founding in 1899 through present day.
The menu includes chicken salad on a lettuce leaf, pasta salad, croissants and cake. Advance reservations are required by Wednesday, Sept. 16 to the WIU Advancement and Public Services Office, Sherman Hall 303, 298-1861.
Tables of eight may be reserved with advance payment. No walk-ins will be admitted. For more information, contact Kellie Esters, 298-1861.
Saturday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Balloon Rally Balloon Glow. Vince Grady Field. WIU Marching Band will play.
Thursday, Sept. 17 Focus on Harmony Day. Union Grand Ballroom. Dr. Maura J. Cullen will speak from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. (reservations only) and from 2 to 4:30 p.m. (open to all).
Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 5 p.m. Evening with the President and Mayor. Union Lamoine Room. Call 298-1914.
The following meeting dates and times for the Graduate Council have been established for the fall semester. Friday, Sept. 4, Friday, Oct. 2, Friday, Oct. 30 and Friday, Dec. 4. Meetings will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Union Board Room.
Agenda items are due in the Graduate Office by noon on Wednesday one week prior to the meetings. Call 298-1806, with questions.
Opportunities for University and community members to meet the candidates for the position of director of the WIU Counseling Center will take place next week.
WIU faculty, staff and students may meet with individual candidates from 9:30 to 10 a.m., and counseling professionals from the University and community may meet with the candidates from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the Union Algonquin Room on the following days.
Tuesday, Sept. 8Michael Illovsky; Thursday, Sept. 10James Ditulio; and Friday, Sept. 11Jacqueline Conley.
Call Jim Ackil, chairperson of the search committee, at 298-1593 with questions.
The first fall meeting of the faculty senate is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 in the Union Capitol Rooms.
WIU Theatre's 1998-99 Season
The WIU Theatre 1998-99 season will open Wednesday, Sept. 30 with a performance of Woody Allen's play "Play It Again, Sam" at 7:30 p.m. in the Browne Hall Hainline Theatre.
This tale of a neurotic New Yorker's trouble with women is directed by Gene Kozlowski, chair of the theatre department, and will also be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 1-3. This performance opens an interesting and diverse season for University Theatre, according to Kozlowski.
"From traditional favorites to some more modern works and even a musical, this season does offer something for everyone, " said Kozlowski.
The season includes: Thornton Wilder's American favorite "Our Town," which explores life and death in a small town, Oct. 13-17; William Shakespeare's comedic tale of mistaken identity, "Comedy of Errors," Nov. 4-7; and during the spring semester: Arthur Miller's exploration of a post WWII family in "All My Sons," Feb. 22-26; Scott McPherson's humorous and poignant chronicle of two sisters learning to care for each other again amidst illness in "Marvin's Room," March 7-11; and the musical story of a deaf, blind and mute pinball wizard in The Who's rock opera "Tommy," April 15-24.
Season tickets are available during the month of September for $40 each, which is one-third off the price of individual tickets. To purchase season tickets, send a check for $40 for each ticket to: University Theatre, 101 Browne Hall, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455-1390. Be sure to include your address and phone number. Or, call 298-2900 or 298-1543 to request your tickets, a ticket order form or further information. Individual and group ticket prices are also available.
The International Tearoom, located in the FCS Corporate Dining Room, Knoblauch Hall 239, will open for the semester on Tuesday, Sept. 8. As an opening special, patrons may receive a free beverage with the purchase of a dessert.
The tearoom will be open from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday when classes are in session, and will serve a variety of desserts and beverages. For more information, contact Mary Norvell, 833-1649.
Ag-Vocators and the Visiting Lecture Committee will sponsor a lecture by Gaspar Nolte, USDA Agricultural Specialist in Peru. The public is invited to the event, which will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11 in Knoblauch Hall 152. Nolte will speak on "Peruvian Economy, Agricultural Policy and Import Regulations."
Call the agriculture department, 298-1080, for more information.
Women's Center Events; Open House Sept. 11
The Women's Center at WIU will host an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11. The event, which is open to everyone, will take place in Memorial Hall 200. Refreshments will be served.
"We have changed the look of the Center to provide a more inviting and welcoming, and comfortable atmosphere," said Janine Cavicchia, who was named acting director of the Women's Center this summer. "If you haven't been to the Women's Center lately, you haven't been to the Women's Center. Come check us out."
This year's events calendar includes the following: co-sponsorship of Focus on Harmony Day, which is coordinated by WIU's Faculty Development Office, Thursday, Sept. 17; Take Back the Night March and Rally, co-sponsored with the Western Illinois Regional Council (WIRC), Thursday, Oct. 22; The Women's Leadership Conference, Thursday, April 8 and Friday, April 9, 1999; several activities during March 1999 to commemorate Women's History Month; and Take Our Daughters to Work Day in April 1999.
Dates and topics for Sisters' Lunch Rap and the Women as Researchers Brown Bag lunch series will be announced in Campus Connection issues.
The Feminist Reading Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings in Memorial Hall 200 and is open to all students, faculty and staff who are interested in reading and discussing books and articles on women's issues.
The Feminist Action Alliance (FAA), which increases awareness of women's issues on campus and in the community, will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 in the Center.
The Women's Center is planning several new programs. "We're working with the League of Women Voters to co-sponsor an information session about where the candidates stand on various women's issues," explained Cavicchia.
Center staff are developing a mentoring program for students of color at WIU. The Center is also exploring the possibility of running support groups for women going through divorce one for students, which would be co-sponsored by the University Counseling Center, and one for WIU employees, which would be co-sponsored with the Employee Assistance Program. If you are interested in this support group, call the center, as the staff are trying to determine the need for such a group.
For more information, call the Women's Center at 298-2242, or check the center's electronic bulletin board on cc:mail.
WOW Fall Reception
Western Organization for Women (WOW) announces its annual fall reception is set for 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15 in Knoblauch Hall 239.
A brief program about the 150th anniversary of the first women's rights convention at Seneca Falls is scheduled. WOW is a campus organization dedicated to enhancing the position of women at WIU. Membership is open to women and men employed or previously employed at WIU, their partners, students and alumni of WIU. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided.
Concert to Honor Magsig
Under the auspices of the Faculty Song Recital Series, the WIU music department will present a Faculty Chamber Music concert honoring music professor James Magsig, a longtime accompanist for the series, who retired in July 1998.
The concert, to be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13 in Hainline Theatre, will serve as a benefit for the James A. Magsig Scholarship Fund.
The program will consist of vocal and instrumental chamber music and art songs by Beach, Hardin, Faure, Vaughan Williams, and others. Performers include WIU voice faculty, Marietta Dean, Bruce Gardner, Charolette Megginson and Lynn Thompson, instrumentalists Michael Ericson, Randall Faust, Karen Martin and John Vana, joined by WIU pianists Jason Aquila, Rhoda Butler, Michael Campbell, Claudia McCain, Hyung Ja Kim, Tammie Walker and guest pianist Leonora Suppan- Gehrich. In honor of Magsig's contributions to the WIU choral area, an ensemble from the University Singers will perform a medley of songs by George Gershwin under the direction of James Stegall.
A reception will follow in the Hainline Lobby. Admission is free with donations to the James A. Magsig Scholarship Fund requested. For additional information, call 298-1544.
Artwork in the Union
The WIU Union will be exhibiting "Butterfly, Impressions of Form and Color Painted on Silk" by Helga Ida-Maria Bollheimer in the Grand Ballroom Gallery through Wednesday, Sept. 30. The exhibit includes one-piece-only originals exclusively brush painted with French paints on fine silk.
The Union will display photographs by art photographer Bridget Gray in the Prairie Lounge Gallery through Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Gray photographs the woodlands near London Mills, IL.
Visual Production Center Services
The Visual Production Center (VPC), Memorial Hall 418, provides a variety of photographic and graphic services for the University.
Photographic services include production of slides, photos, and other graphic materials for classroom instruction, photos for University news releases and publications, slide duplication, production of color and black and white prints, and electronically scanned prints and slides onto computer disks.
Individual, group, passport and I.D. photos are taken in the VPC studio, and campus events and activities are photographed on request.
VPC's graphic services include production of large posters, banners, signs, logos, overhead transparencies, and displays. Computer presentation development and traditional slide/tape programs are available. Other services include lamination, mounting visuals, displays, CD-ROM, and television studio set production.
Office hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call VPC at 298-1358.
The University Writing Exam office has moved to Simpkins Hall 308. The fax number is 298-1630. The phone number remains the same: 298-1319.
I'd like to extend a very special thank you to all the people who contributed to such an overwhelmingly successful International Student Orientation.
We have welcomed approxi-mately 100 new international students to WIU this semester, and their response to the welcome and services they received is outstandingly positive.
Thank you for making this orientation one of the most successful ever!
Conferences and Workshops
PowerPoint for Macintosh. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11. Knoblauch B34. Register with faculty development, 298-2434.
Sister's Lunch Rap. Noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14 in Memorial Hall 200. Topic: Body Image. Call 298-2242 with questions.
Motivating Students: Attendance, Participation & Performance. 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14. Union Fox Room and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 22. Stipes Hall 501. Register with faculty development, 298-2434.
Introduction to Microsoft Word. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16. Stipes 327 Register with faculty development, 298-2434.
Focus on Harmony Day, "Creating Community Across Campus." Dr. Maura J. Cullen from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 2 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. Union Grand Ballroom. Contact Gloria Delany-Barmann, Horrabin Hall 80, via cc:mail or campus mail to reserve a space in the 8:30 a.m. session. The 2 p.m. session does not require a reservation.
Digital Image Capture and Manipulation 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. Knoblauch B34 Register with faculty development, 298-2434.
Edwards, Diane, secretary III, management, 7/29/98. Stipes Hall 414, 298-1535.
Markley, Deborah, internal auditor I, internal auditing,8/31/98 Sherman Hall 208, 298-1664.
Royer, Clarene, clerk III, foundation and development, 9/2/98. Sherman Hall 303, 298-1808.
Smith, Judith, clerk II, university housing and dining, 8/19/98. Seal Hall, 298-2461.
Washington, Deangelo, secretary III, financial aid, 8/17/98. Sherman Hall 127, 298-2446.
Knox, Todd, building service worker I, building services, promoted to stationary fireman helper, heating plant, 8/17/98.
Wetterling, John, stationary fireman helper, heating plant, promoted to stationary fireman, heating plant, 7/27/98.
Widger, Randall, bowling/billiard attendant, University Union bowling, promoted to equipment service worker, University Union bowling, 8/10/98.
Andrews, Cheryl, building service worker I, building services, 8/19/98.
Boussaard, Suzanne, secretary IV, international education, 7/28/98.
Carrigan, Clara, clerk III, development, 8/21/98.
Forgy, Janet, staff secretary, advising/academic support center, 8/14/98.
Intercollegiate athletics announces two title changes. Joe Protsman, formerly the associate athletic director/business, is now senior associate athletic director for finance. Dwaine Roche, formerly the assistant athletic director for development, is now associate athletic director for development.
Won Moo Hurh, sociology and anthropology, authored The Korean Americans, published by the Greenwood Press in their New American series, 1998.
Carol Schneider and Linda Robinson, Macomb Projects, presented "Technology Team Assessment Process" at the Summer Institute for the Nebraska Project for Children and Youth with Deaf-Blindness, Lincoln, NE.
Penny Ralston-Berg and Andrew Kerr, Center for the Application of Information Technologies (CAIT), presented "Combining Traditional Classroom and Internet Delivery" at the University of Wisconsin Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning.
Brian Haezebroeck and Andrew Kerr, CAIT, attended the U.S. Department of Education Star Schools Summer Institute in Los Angeles. Kerr presented "USDLC Star Schools: An Engaged Learning Approach to Distance Learning" at the institute.
Andrew Kerr and Roger Kent, CAIT, aired a live hour-and-a-half satellite program titled "Engaged Learning: Shooting for the Stars, Instructional Video" that was streamed over the Internet. Kerr was executive producer; Kent was producer.
Clyde Cronkhite, law enforcement and justice administration, presented "Trends and Forecasts for the Criminal Justice System" at the World Future Society Conference in Chicago.
Mary Jensen, special education, presented "Basic Gang Awareness," "Gangs and Bully Behavior," "Proactive Classroom Management" and "Crisis in the Classroom" at the New Mexico Gang Task Force Conference in Albuquerque, NM.
Paul Nollen, biological sciences, presented "Mating Behavior of Echinostoma Paraensei and Echinostoma Trivolvis in Concurrent Infections of Hamsters" at the American Society of Parasitologists meetings in Kona, HI.
Meckin Scott, mathematics, presented "Analysis of a Probability Model Involving Effect of Environmental Conditions on the Performance of a Machine" at the 25th International Conference on Stochastic Processes and Their Applications, held at Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.
Anita Werling, music, served as organ clinician for the Pine Mountain Music Festival in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She played a recital at Trinity Episcopal Church in Houghton, MI, and led five workshop sessions for church organists.
Darlene Young, physical education, presented two papers: "Public Relations Within the Sport Industry" at the sport management session of The 98 Seoul International Sport Science Congress, and "Effective Promotions Through Sponsorship" at the Korean Society for Sport Management Conference. Both were held in Seoul, Korea by the Korean Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Sonaxuan Dai, health education and promotion, has been awarded the 1998 O.L. Meyer Graduate Student Stipend Award from the Illinois Environ-mental Health Association (IEHA).
Tom Peters, University Library, has been elected to another term on the Illinois Cooperative Collection Coordinating Committee (CCMCC).The CCMCC helps initiate consortial pricing arrangements for electronic resources for academic libraries.