Western News--Winter 2013
Western News, a complimentary Alumni Association publication, is published quarterly and mailed to over 95,000 alumni and friends of the University. Western News contains information about academics, athletics and organizations, class notes, and special features on alumni who distinguish themselves through outstanding accomplishments.
INSIDE: Alumni Events Calendars 1, 2, 28 Arts & Sciences 28 Athletics 10 Foundation 12 Education & Human Services 14 Classnotes 21 Obituaries 23 Winter 2013 USPS 679-980 Business & Technology 3 Fine Arts & Communication 7 Libraries 13 Western News Alumni News and Notes from Western Illinois University WIU 2013 Alumni Achievement recipients Fallen Soldiers 5K sets record By Darcie Shinberger ’89 M.S. ’98 Five Western Illinois University alumni have been selected to receive the WIU Alumni Achievement Award at the Saturday, Dec. 14 Commencement exercises. This year’s Alumni Achievement recipients are Stan R. Campbell M.S. ’75, associate vice chancellor for student affairs and director of campus recreation at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Roger Clawson ’77, State Farm Agent/owner of Roger Clawson State Farm Agency; John L. Comerford ’96, president of Blackburn College; Richard M. Goldsbury ’79 MBA ’80, president of the North America and Oceania Regions of Bobcat Company and president of Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment; and Jeff Lorber M.S. ’90, vice chancellor for development at the University of Illinois Springfield and senior vice president of the University of Illinois Foundation. Western’s Alumni Achievement Award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions in one or more of the following: exceptional accomplishment in one’s chosen field of endeavor; exceptional service in community affairs at the local, state or national levels; or exceptional service in support of the advancement and continued excellence of WIU. Campbell, a 1975 physical education master’s degree graduate with an emphasis in sports management, has served as associate vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 2007, and as director of campus recreation since 1982. Previously, he was the assistant vice chancellor for student affairs and also served as intramural sports and recreation facilities coordinator at Nebraska. Campbell served as the sport clubs director, assistant intramural sports director and physical education instructor at Western Illinois University from 1976-1979. He is a member of NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation, where he has served as By Darcie Shinberger ’89 M.S. ’98 WIU Alumni 4 . . . . . Chicago 13-14 . Macomb 22 . . . . Columbia (MO) “Rocky on Parade” unveiled around making that mere thought a reality. Case in point: the new public art project at WIU, “Rocky on Parade.” “An idea that is developed and put into action is more What started as a light conversation among friends after important than an hours turned into a idea that exists only university-community as an idea.”—Buddha partnership that quotes. benefits WIU art Western Illinois students, while paying University Art homage to Western’s Professor Bill Howard mascot and bringing certainly is a man town and gown closer who puts an idea into together. action … and knows “Rocky on The unveiling of Rocky on Parade statues. how to rally people Parade” was unveiled Continued on p. 19 at the University’s Town & Gown celebration Oct. 3 in Macomb. Inspired by successful projects like Cows on Parade in Chicago, We are com ing “Rocky on Parade” features 14 life-size (and bigger than January February March to a city life-size) fiberglass bulldogs decorated by area artists. 15-25 . Tahiti 5 . . . . . Glen Ellyn (IL) 14 . . . . Atlanta near you! Visitors can pick up a map at the Macomb Area Chamber 16 . . . . San Diego 13 . . . . Gulf Shores (AL) 24 . . . . Chicago of Commerce and other locations to follow the “dog walk” 21 . . . . Macomb 12-22 . Caribbean to view the Rocky sculptures. Using a design similar to 29 . . . . Washington D.C. 16 . . . . Phoenix See page 2 for entire calendar. Continued on p. 18 20 . . . . Denver UPCOMING ALUMNI & FRIENDS EVENTS December In November, Western Illinois University hosted the second annual Fallen Soldiers 5k run/walk in Macomb, which resulted in the largest foot race in McDonough County history. With close to 500 participants, more than $15,000 was raised for the WIU Fallen Soldiers Scholarship Fund. The fund was created in honor of two WIU alumni who were killed in the line of duty, Capt. Derek Dobogai ’03 and Lt. Col. Robert Baldwin ’93, and supports veterans and service members currently enrolled at Western.