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An Unforgettable Evening A devastating accident turned tragic in the early hours of the morning on February 13, 1999. At approximately 1:51 a.m., Rolla Fire and Rescue responded to a report from a member of Pi Kappa Alpha who smelled smoke and noticed it coming out from the floorboards. Eleven of the members staying in the house that weekend were able to get out safely, but no one was able to enter the basement because of the excessive heat and smoke. Jered Adams, a 21 year-old junior double majoring in electrical engineering and engineering physics, was discovered at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon in the hallway outside of his bedroom in the basement. Adams death was causedby smoke inhalation according to Phelps County Coroner Larry Swinfard. The fire was brought under control nine hours after the initial report. The fire and rescue crews were unable to overcome the flames in the basement because, like the members, they were forced out by the heat and smoke. Therefore, the flames spread from the basement to the upper floors of the house. Finally, at 5:00p.m. on Saturday, the flames were put to rest. The university has taken every possible attempt to help the members of Pi Kappa Alpha. Many fraternities and residential life offered rooms to the members who lost their homes. A local church opened their kitchen to the fraternity to allow their cook to come in and prepare their meals, in order to keep all the men together. The University Bookstore provided replacement books to all the members, while Student Council's copy machine was available to anyone member who wanted to copy notes from a classmate. Many other acts of kindness were shown around the community. Businesses and individuals have donated clothes, money and other items to the fraternity. Triangle fraternity hosted a car wash that raised money for Pikes. KTIR, a Rolla radio station, donated $1 for every $10 in private funds raised. Although the fue that destroyed Pi Kappa Alpha was a misfortune, the support that the community and university gave to the members of Pikes was incredible.

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Making Headlines

Pope John Paul II and Pres ide nt Clinton clasp hands as they leave the stage after they addressed the crowd in St. Louis, Tuesday January 26, 1999.

St. Louis Cardinals' Mark McGwire lifts his son Matthew at home plate after hitting his record-setting 62nd single-season home run off Chicago Cubs pitcher Steve Trachsel in the fourth inning, Tuesday September 8, 1998 in St. Louis.

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Chi cago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa watches his 6 1st season home run leave the park during the fifth inning of a game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Chi cago, Sunday Septe mber 13, 1998. The homer tied the record long he ld by Roger Mari s a nd broken by Mark McGwire the previous week.

Senator John Glenn , 0 -0hio, waves as he leaves the Operati ons and Checkout Building Thursday morning October 29, 1998 at Kennedy Space Center. Glenn , Commande r Curt Brown , front , and fi ve othe r crew me mbe rs were on their way to Launch Pad 39B and a planned liftoff on the Space Shuttle Discovery.

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Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan pauses as he announces his retirement Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at the United Center in Chicago. Golfer Tiger Woods rips his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the Buick Invitational Sunday, February 14, 1999 in San Diego. Woods, who held the 54 hole lead, fLred a final round 65 to win by two shots.

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Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway points to the trophy following the Broncos' 34-19 victory over the Atlanta Falcons at Super Bowl XXXIII Sunday, January 31, 1999 in Miami. Monica Lewinsky arrives at her lawyers' office on Thursday, June 25, 1998 in Washington. Lewinsky's lawyers are in the midst of negotiations with Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr on a possible immunity deal for the former White House intern.

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For one week in autumn, UMR's fraternities and sororities joined together to play games and have fun in order to show pride in the Greek life. These activities provided not only an outlet for school stress, but also a chance for Greeks from different houses to face each other in friendly competition. Greek Week kicked off with a party at Beta Sigma Psi on Friday, September 18. At 7 AM on Saturday, athletes from each house gathered to participate in the Triathlon. Opening games began at 11 with fraternities and sororities competing in games like Gladiator joust, broom ball, darts, and volleyball. There was also a homerun derby and a washer-toss competition. The show chariots were judged in order to choose the best chariots for the gods and goddesses, and contestants were judged in a Toga competition. On Monday and Tuesday ldi-Odysseys were held at The Puck. Among the activities were a 9-foot basket dunk competition, koosh-ball driving, and eating the most grapes in a minute. There was also a best god or goddess look-alike competition and a standup comedian contest. Many parties filled the evenings during Greek Week. The Toga Party and the '70's Party were filled with many original costumes. The Karoke Party gave the brave a chance to show off singing ability (or their complete lack thereof). The week ended with Closing Games at Elysian Fields on Saturday. In addition to the volleyball championships, the day was filled with tug-of-war, chariot races, soccer, and flag football. One of the mot exciting events of the day, for both participants and spectators, was the mud wrestling competition. Two people squared off in a pit where the mud rose above the ankle. Within seconds of the start, it was nearly impossible to figure out which wrestler was which. Even the fan,s-wer-e not safe from the mud; those sitting in the first couple of rows ended up splattered. Although the week was exciting, it was also exhausting. The week concluded with the announcement of the winning fraternity and sorority based upon points earned throughout the week. On Saturday, it was announced that Tau Kappa Epsilon won top honors and that Zeta Tau Alpha had won as the top sorority. Kali Snelling, representing Tau Kappa Alpha, was named as Greek Week queen.

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Halloween Fun

Above: Members of the Farrar 4 Haunted House take a moment away from scaring visitors to show off their costumes. Right: Joe Dersch, hanging in the stairwell, scared visitors as they walked by.

On Halloween night various student organizations sponsored events to benefit the Rolla community. The residence halls, Greek organizations, and departmental organizations all got involved this year. Students helped collect donations for local charities; patrolled the streets on foot; and helped provide a safer environment for all those out on Halloween night. The Quad hosted a haunted house and welcomed trick-or-treaters with candy. Altman House 5, hosted a parent's lounge for parents to wait in while their youngsters went through the haunted house. Farrar House 4, built the haunted house inside of Farrar. The haunted house was for students of UMR and members of the Rolla community. Members of the Quad staff estimate that 150 people walked through the haunted house. The University of Missouri-Rolla's student chapter of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) turned the UMR experimental mine into a "Haunted Mine." As part of the haunted mine event, visitors were able to enter the mine, which had been turned into an old-fashioned mine complete with equipment of the era and other displays of older mining methods. Proceeds benefited LOVE and the UMR's student chapters of SME by supporting its Christmas Charity program, a program that's designed to adopt local area families in need. UMR's Panhellenic Council sponsored a "Walk the Streets" program. Students from sororities, fraternities, and the resident halls banded together to help provide a safer environment for the trick-or-treaters of Rolla. Students armed with flashlights, candy, glow-in-the-dark necklaces, and short wave radios, patrolled the streets of Rolla, MO. Students helped any lost children that were separated from their group, reported any problems they encountered, and passed candy out to children. Everyone who was involved had a fun and safe Halloween. This was the second year that UMR Panhellenic has sponsored the "Walk the Streets" program.

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And last, but not least the ladies of Kappa Delta teamed up with the gentlemen of Delta Tau Delta to sponsor another haunted house. Members from both organizations helped build the haunted house, and they worked at the haunted house as well. The haunted house was at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house in Rolla. It featured a maze, a shrinking room, and various ghosts and other goblins. This was the most successful year in history for the haunted house at Delta Tau Delta. All the proceeds went to benefit the Rolla chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters. The students of UMR not only had a fun Halloween by dressing up as monsters, ghosts, and other creatures, but they also helped raise the community's awareness of local charities. The streets were also made a little safer for young children to do their trick-or-treating due to the efforts of the students of UMR.

Mad Scientist AI Birschbach cuts off one of the fingers of victim Jeremy Pepper.

Photo submitted by Jeremy Pepper.

Sean Zuckerman and Nick Nordstrom scared people.

Photo submitted by Jeremy Pepper.

Ben Turman scared people in the lightless maze.

Photo submitted by Jeremy Pepper.

Two scary figures man the graveyard.

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Hotnecotn ing 1998 The central theme of Homecoming 1998 was "Shipwrecked in Rolla." The theme was carried throughout the week in events such as the Coconut Catapult and the Hula-Hoop Contest. Homecoming activities began Monday, September 28 and continued until the football game on Saturday, October 3. Games ranged in activities from Joe Miner Look-a-Like to Koosh Ball Driving to the Belly Flop. The Student Union Board also sponsored a barbecue during Monday's games with king and queen candidates serving up hamburgers and hot dogs. Games were a time for people and organizations to shine. Some of the more memorable included the Coconut Catapult and the Eating Contest. The object of the Coconut Catapult was to launch a coconut as far as possible. Catapult ideas were limited by size and method of propulsion, but that did not stop creative juices from flowing. Some organizations had contraptions over ten feet tall while other ideas consisted of a Yaffa Block and shovel. The Eating Contest on Tuesday brought the brave to the forefront. Contestants were required to eat eight sardines in the least amount of time. Some contestants ate the sardines like they were pieces of candy while others had difficulties keeping the food in their stomach. Throughout the week, groups also worked hard to compete in the Scavenger Hunt, Best Banner and Best Yard Decoration. Some of the odd itellls found on the Scavenger Hunt list included a Puff the Magic Dragon record, a New Coke can, and a Smurf figurine. Each organization also worked hard to convince the student body to vote for their Homecoming Queen and King Candidates. Besides the normal events found during Homecoming week, the campus also participated in an alumni golf game where new students and old showed their best golf swings. The Residence Hall Association also sponsored a nonalcoholic Homecoming Dance at the Puck. Students could be seen swinging the night away and just having a good time. No other event was more looked forward to then the football game Saturday against Pittsburgh State and the announcement of King and Queen. During half time, the winners of Homecoming were announced. Pi Kappa Alpha took first in organizations followed by Sigma Phi Epsilon in second and Chi Omega in third. Then it was the big moment, who would be crowned the new king and queen? Former Queen Kasie Keeling joined Homecoming festivities to pass down her crown to sorority sister Anika Stuckenschneider, representing Kappa Delta. The lucky King was Andy Heap, representing Pi Kappa Alpha. The Miners took to the field ready to make Pittsburgh State work for a win. In the end, there was nothing the Miners could do. As the last seconds of the game ticked down, the Miners suffered a disappointing 41-3loss to end Homecoming festivities. The week was filled with games at The Puck. 22 Activities


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A ship sail s through Pi Kappa Alpha's front lawn.

Homecoming Queen Ani ka Stuckenschneider and King Andrew Heap.

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Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity shows Homecoming spirit with their lawn decorations.

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Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity won first prize overall in the Homecoming competition.

Fans endured the warm Homecoming game weather to watch the Miners take on Pittsburg State University.

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Photo by Ryan Shawgo

Sigma Phi Epsilon displays their S.S. Minnow as part of their lawn decorations.

Cheerleaders excite the crowd during a pause in the Homecoming game.

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Zeta Tau Alpha displays Homecoming spirit through lawn decorations

S.O.S.--Chi Omega placed third overall.

The Pitt State ship squares off against UMR in front of Pi Kappa Alpha.

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A student takes part in Homecoming week festi vities.

Kappa Delta shows the week's theme through lawn decorations.

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Blues Traveler Performs on UMR Stage Blues Traveler, the roots rock band known for its hits "Runaround" and "Hook" performed at the Gale Bullman MultiPurpose Building on October 21, 1998. Throughout its early years, Blues Traveler built its reputation and its fan base by touring constantly, averaging more than 250 shows a year. Despite the lack of any radio or MTV coverage, the band secured a devoted following by word of mouth alone. The grapevine method worked well: the band managed to sell hundreds of thousands of copies of each of its first three releases, although none of the albums quite achieved gold status (sales of 500,000). That all changed with the release 1994's four; the album spawned two Top 10 singles, and went on to sell over six million copies. The die-hard fans of Blues Traveler loved the show and begged for more. The crowd grew louder and louder as they waited for the clock to stike seven o'clock. It seemed like an eternity but finally 7:00 came and the show started. The crowd cheered and clapped as Dear Liza took the stage. After getting the crowd worked up Dear Liza finally finished and Blues Traveler came on stage. The masses cheered, clapped and sang along as Blues Traveler, lead singer and harmonica player, John Popper, took to the microphone and sang the songs the students came to hear.

Photo by Ryan Shawgo

Lead singer John Popper plays for the crowd.

Guitarist Chandler Kinch Ia and lead singer John Popper perform on stage.

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Ticket were sold at the University Center West ticket window and Adventuretime Video in Rolla. Tickets were available in St.Louis, Springfield, Columbia, St. Robert, and Jefferson City as well. Students of UMR could get their tickets for twelve dollars while ticket price for the general public was twenty dollars. Almost 600 student priced tickets were sold. Ticket sales may have been low, but that didn't stop Blues Traveler from giving the crowd a great show. The Student Union Board brought the band to Rolla and provided reasonably priced tickets to the student body. Blue Traveler provided their own opening act, Dear Liza, a great musical talent. The students' efforts at planning, preparing, advertising and executing the concert were outstanding. Members of SUB did everything from helping with security to selling refreshments at the concession stands. The work was hard, but it was definitely worth it.

Photo by Ryan Shawgo

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Got Game? Hot Shots '98 To most, October 30, is just the day before Halloween. At UMR this year, it was something a bit more special. That Friday night, the TECHS (Teaching, Understanding, Caring, Helping Students) presented the annual "Hot Shots" tournament. This year was the third time that the TECHS have sponsored the program, which was co-sponsored by M-Club, STUCO, SUB, St. Pat's Board, and Hebbeler Bottling Company. Many local businesses also provided donations. Between 300 and 500 students attended the program, which had no admission charge and provided free pizza and pop to everyone. The goal of the program is to show students that there are fun alternatives to drinking on a Friday night, and to give them a place to have fun. Hot Shots began at 10 PM, and continued until 3 AM. The night was filled with sports and music. Teams participated in 3-on-3 basketball tournaments, co-ed volleyball tournaments, racquetball tournaments and ping pong tournaments. Winners from each tournament were awarded official "Got Game?'' tshirts. Participants and spectators were also given the opportunity to win prizes for correctly answering questions about alcohol and wellness. ''We had the best turnout we've had since Hot Shots started," TECH Cori Lock said. "I have so much fun helping out with it. It keeps getting better every year."

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"What EIT Exam?" Alicia Cobb Chris DeBons Dave Meller Matt Ryan Brian Sharp Kelly Young Ping Pong

"Charlie" Chang i Chou

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"Next" Wes Lyles Dan Miller Eric Moore Ryan Nolan


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sTEP One of the most exciting performances to see at UMR was undoubtably the step show-a dance performed with precise rhythms and coordinated movements. Alpha Phi Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta were among the groups that performed step shows this year on campus. Delta Sigma Theta's Neophyte Step Show was November 21, 1998. The performance began with a brief performance by Kappa Alpha Psi, known for their use of canes in their routine. Next to perform were, the "nasty" men of Omega Psi Phi. Their performance was filled with their unique style of dog barking, heard often around campus. The ladies of Delta Sigma Theta, led by Maleika Patterson, then entered for their portion of the performance. Each lady showed a few of her own moves, and then the step group moved into a tribute to the guys who had gone before. They performed their own interpretations of the stepping of Kappa Alpha Psi and Omega Psi Phi. Alpha Phi Alpha had a step show in the fall and another in the spring. The crowd was very impressed with both performances. For some spectators, this marked the first time they had ever seen a step show. "Everyone should go at least once because you don't know what you're missing," remarked Niki Williams.

Photo by Ryan Shawgo

Members of Alpha Phi Alpha "step it up".

Carefully coordinated footwork thrilled the crowd.

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Presidential Hopeful Looks for Support

Native Missourian Bill Bradley spoke before a full gymnasium on February 4, 1999, as part of the UMR Remmers Special Artist and Lecturer Series. This series was established to bring distinguished people to the campus, for the benefit of the students and the community. The series is funded by the late Walter E. Remmers, and his wife, Miriam. Bradley's appearance is the 21" in the series, which has also brought such notables as Colin Powell, Margaret Thatcher, and Henry Kissinger. After the Air Force and Army ROTC posted the colors, music student Mary Ann Peaslee sang the National Anthem. Chancellor John T. Park, Student Council President Karl Schmitt, and the President of the University of Missouri system, Manuel T. Pacheco, all gave a brief introduction. Then Bill Bradley stood before the crowd, ready to tell them why he was the best choice for the country's next president. On January 12, 1999, Bradley had announced that he would oppose current Vice-President AI Gore in the race for the Democratic nomination for President. Now he stood before an estimated 2000 people, ready to tell why he deserved to be the country's next President. Bradley was born in Crystal City, Missouri, and while he was attending Princeton University he was a three-time basketball All-American. He also won a gold medal with the U.S. basketball team in the 1964 Olympics. After college he played for the New York Knicks, and also served in the Air Force Reserve. He served in the U.S. Senate as a representative from New Jersey for 18 years, and has written several books.

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Presidential Hopeful Bill Bradley

Bradley brought all of his experiences to the crowd in the form of stories, both funny and touching. He focused on realizing goals, and said, "The best thing about being alive is being alive. The smallest things in life with meaning are more important than the big things without meaning." Campaign finance reform was the focus of Bradley's speech, along with helping the nation's young people, and also those who were not benefiting from the current economic boom. Bradley also stressed the importance of a focus on the actual issues, rather than on the personal lives of the candidates. He referenced the on-going scandal surrounding current President Bill Clinton by saying, "I think that no one has distinguished themselves in this sad episode." After Bradley fmished his speech, the crowd was given an opportunity to ask questions.

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Only 365 Days 'Til the Bes t Ever The 91" annual St. Pat's celebration took place on March ll-13'h. The celebration was planned by the St. Pat's Committee. They plan everything down to the last detail. These are the activites that enthrall the UMR students and keep alumni and visitors coming back year after year. This year's celebration started with Snake Invasion. The freshmen males carried shillelaghs and the freshmen females carried walking sticks around campus. A shillelagh was a small tree trunk with the roots still attached. Shillelaghs and walking sticks were usually decorated by paint or carvings to show the individual's St. Pat's spirit. The freshmen used their shillelaghs or walking sticks to smash hordes of rubber snakes into the ground-saving UMR from the terrible snake invasion, just like good old St. Pat, who drove all the snakes out of Ireland. Follies were the first major event of the St. Pat's Celebration. Follies were held at the Puck on Monday and Tuesday. Follies included such competitions as Greenest Person, St. Pat's Jingle, Leprechaun Look-A-Like, and several others for both fun and St. Pat's points. Follies were meant to help build the student body's St. Pat's spirit and give everyone some entertainment. On Wednesday, St. Pat and his court arrived at the Bandshell downtown. There was a small ceremony with guest speakers then followed by more Follies. Wednesday night was also the Theta Tau Omega Casino Night. Casino Night was a chance to have a lot offun. Casino Night allowed students to play games and gamble with fake money to win prizes. All the money raised that night went to various charities. On Thursday and Friday students took part in Gonzo and Games. On Thursday and Friday, school was out and all the students poured out to Fraternity Row fields for the fun and games. People also came from all over the state, and even the country, to experience the celebration. These two days were filled with games, contests, food, drink, and around fun for all involved. Friday night St. Pat and his court hosted a coronation and a knighting ceremony. St. Pat and his court announced the winner of the Queen of Love and Beauty. Along with the winner of the Queen contest, St. Pat knights both Student knights and honorary nights. The Coronation Ceremony was held at the Multi-Purpose Building. The non-court members of St. Pat's committee decorated the gym. There was green and white everywhere, from the streamers along the ceiling to the stage which St. Pat and his court resided. The Coronation Ceremony is the most formal event of the St. Pat's celebration. The St. Pat's Court presided over the ceremonies in their full dress uniforms. The festivities began with St. Pat and his court entering the gym and taking the stage. Then the distinguished guests of St. Pat's were escorted in. This included Chancellor Parks, Dr. Tom Akers, Senator John T. Russell , and Distinguished Alumni Jerry Bayless and H. Dain Ward. Next the 1998 Queen of Love and Beauty, Diane Moellenhoff, took her place to the right of St. Pat. Then the 1999 Queen candidates were escorted in, one at a time. Following the Queen candidates' entrance was the knighting ceremony. Here the St. Pat's Student Knights kissed the Blarney Stone and are officially knighted by St. Patrick. . After the knighting Ceremony was the announcement everyone was waiting for, the winner of the 1999 Queen of Love and Beauty, Kate Carter- Mi ss Carter, a sophomore in psychology , is the daughter of John and Wendy Carter, nominated by Student Union Board. Those who were in her court include First runner-up- Mandy Wedertz, a senior in biological science, daughter of Bill Wedertz, nominated by Kappa Alpha Order. Second runner-up - Kate Wasem., a senior in metallurgical engineering, daughter of Charles and Chris Wasem, nominated by Blue Key. Third runner-up - Amber Nations, a junior in biological science, daughter of Sharon Carr and Mike Nations, nominated by Theta Tau Omega. Fourth runner-up - Melinda Collins., a senior in engineering management, daughter of Ron and Pam Richards, nominated by Beta Sigma Psi. After the announcement of the Queen and her court, St. Pat announced, "Let the Revalry Begin!" Saturday was the annual St. Pat's parade. UMR student organizations helped line the streets with floats that displayed the theme for this year's celebration, "Stars of the Silver Screen." There were also non-float entries where students walked in the parade. The St. Pat's Parade was the main event of the Celebration. The parade drew hundreds of people to the town of Rolla. Finally the closing event of the St. Pat's celebration of 1999 was Pro Wrestling at the Multi-Purpose Building. This event was brought to UMR by the Student Union Board. Amidst the body slams and eye gouges the winners of the St. Pat's contests were announced. Alpha Epsilon Pi was the overall winner. All is left to do now is to count the days 'til the next St. Pat's.

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1999 St. Pat's Queen Candidates Alycia Ahrens Gamma Beta Sigma Laura Bandy Kappa Sigma Leah Battle Varsity Cheerleaders Heather Benhard National Residence Hall Honorary Holly Bentley Delta Tau Delta Carey Brendlinger Sigma Tau Gamma Kate Carter Student Union Board Carrie Beth Clay Delta Omicron lambda Melinda Collins Beta Sigma Psi Vanessa Fernandez International Student Club Interfraternity Council Laura Fisher Amanda Gilbertson Lambda Sigma Pi Joanne Gunzel Triangle Michelle Hendrick Lambda Chi Alpha Tonica Inglehart Chi Omega Andi Jaegers UMR Independents Cori Lock Kappa Delta Jessica Marshall Newman Center Missy McGuire Alpha Epsilon Pi Mandy Modlin Student Council Kelly Morris Zeta Tau Alpha Amber Nations Theta Tau Omega Julie Nowakowski Sigma Nu Heather Nydegger Thomas Jefferson Hall Association 路Shauna Oppert Phi Kappa Theta Jessica Pence Society of Women Engineers Kenesia Schaper American Institute of Chemical Engineers Gretchen Schmeling KMNR Molly Schneider Sigma Phi Epsilon Jill Schoenecker Panhellenic Council Pricilla Schulte Sigma Pi Jody Shaw Chi Epsilon Billie Snodgrass Theta Xi Mary Margaret Sullivan Quadrangle HaJI Association Elizabeth Szkrybalo Omega Sigma Heather Teitelbaum Tau Beta Pi Sarah Vehige American Ceramics Society Kate Wasem Blue Key Mandi Wedertz Kappa Alpha Order Rachel Wheeler Residence HaJI Association Amy Young Sigma Chi

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This year, the Miners ended the season with many individual victories. Good attitudes and hard work helped them make it through the season. OffensiVelY, there were some players who did exceptionally well in a verY difficult season. The University of Missouri-Rolla's leading rushers for the season were freshman Ken Okwuonu with 3g5 yards, junior Matt Brueckener with 237 yards, sophomore Brad Clarke with 211 yards, and senior Steve Hodson with 190 y~ds. on the receiving end, senior Ed Starks with 378 yards an.d junior Sam Petty with 333 yards were in total control. Bft\ckener had a 46.5% completion record for 1032 yards, which helped him lead the team with 115.4 average yards per garne, while Okwuonu, Clarke, and Hodson were the other leaders ifl yardage with 35.9, 19.2, and 17.3 yards respectively. The team's )eading point scoreres were Okwuonu with 36 points, ~e nior 13obby Barton with 16 points, and Bruckener with 12 points. DefensivelY, Barton and senior Jeff Fulks led in interceptions with fl)t.~r eac)1 for the season. Senior Bryan Lewis led with six sacks for a total of 34 yards. Junior Tom Benassi and senior Dean l)eSherlia Jed the team in tackles with senior Charles Varadin a.nd sopllornore Jason Beerman right behind them.






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Miner defenders try to push the opponent out of bounds.

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The Miners also had a team member named to the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association all conference second team. Defensive end Lewis received this honor. Six other members of the team were recognized for their efforts throughout the season by being named honorable mention. On the offensive side, senior Jim Younce and senior Wes Tull, both linemen, were honored along with wide receiver Starks. For the defense, DeSherlia, a linebacker, and Benassi and Fulks, both defensive backs, were also recognized. The team consisted of seasoned veterans ready to make new memories and new faces ready to experience new things. The season was not made by the number of games won, but by what each individual took away at the end of the season. "My most memorable moment was when I stepped onto the field at the first game for the first time .. .it sent chills up my spine. It's been a dream of mine to play college football for some time and it was awesome to see it actually come true," stated freshman linebacker Jason Elrod. With the outstanding efforts of the individual team members, the Miners only have bright things to look forward to in the future.

Garrett Bethke avoids the defender to gain yardage for the Miners.

The offensive line huddles to set up the next play. The Miner defense works their magic to stop Pittsburgh State from gaining yards.

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Matt Hinson watches on as Jeff Fulks helps Tom Benassi catch the ball. 1998 Miner Football Team. The Miner Defense brings the opponent down.

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Steve Hodson tries to catch the ball as a Pittsburg State defensive player tries to stop him. Matt Brueckner tries to find a receiver.

Steve Hodson rushes passed the opponent to score a touchdown for the Miners.

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A Year to Remember By Maria Buman0lag

For the past four years, Bryan Lewis has put his heart and soul into every football game he played for the Miners and in his final year of eligibility, it fmally paid off. Lewis was selected to the second team of the MidAmerica Intercollegiate Athletics Association's All-Conference Team. A defensive end, Lewis was the only Miner to be chosen for either the first or second team, although six of his teammates earned honorable mentions. Lewis finished the year with 46 tackles, of which 34 were solo stops, a team-high six quarterback sacks, nine tackles for lost yardage, a pass breakup, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. "I worked so hard in my career at UMR to show people who told me I was too skinny to ever play here and that I could never make the grades. That I could work hard enough to be a stand out player for my team as well as the MIAA is very special," stated Lewis. Lewis attributes his life successes to his loving and supporting family. In football, all the coaches were key elements in his success. Particularly, Lewis noted Jim Anderson who gave him the opportunity to get his foot in the door and prove his ability. Ed Finnell, Lewis 's lifting mentor, also played a large role in helping him achieve the goals he had set for his senior year. Lewis is a Kansas City native who moved to Rolla in the ninth grade. He is currently studying History at UMR and plans to graduate in May of 2000. His future plans include getting married and joining the Highway Patrol after graduation. No matter where Lewis's future leads, he will always remember his Miner football years. "Knowing that this is the last time I will play football for the Miners and my teammates. I realized how much I enjoyed playing football this year and how much I am going to miss playing the game," said Lewis.

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A Jock and a Brain By Scott Vogelsang

The jocks and the brains are two classifications of people typically seen on a college campus. Stereotypical jocks are those walking around campus sporting their prestigious letterman jackets with nothing but sports on their minds. Classes are the last thing they need to worry about. On the other hand, the stereotypical "brain" or nerd knows little to nothing about athletics and constantly has his nose in a book. These are the people with the highest test scores and who always turn in their homework. On a campus like the University of Missouri-Rolla, it is not hard to fall into one of these categories. Matt Long, a junior at UMR, has decided to put these stereotypes to rest. He has proven that he can have the best of both worlds. The Vianney High School (St. Louis) graduate and current Engineering Management major has shown that one can excel both on the field and in the classroom. This past year, as co-captain of the UMR men 's soccer team, Long was named as a scholar athlete for the 1998 season by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. After leading the Miners to their first ever Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Conference championship while holding an above average grade point average, he was selected to the third team Academic All-Region team for the North Central region. This is quite an honor since the 33-member team was made up of 21 Division I players and he was one of only three players from the National Collegiate Athletics Association Division II. During the season, the team travels all over Mid-America playing games. It is a very hard task to keep up on homework and studies. Long stays dedicated to his studies, but is quick to kick the ball around in any free time that he has. As a midfielder/defender, Long helped lead the Miners to a school record for victories with a record of 13-4. He scored two goals and gave out three assists, which also earned him First Team All-Conference honors for the 1998 season.

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Matt Lo ng, Chris Leonard, and Joe Young ce lebrate their victory. Ashley DuPree shows off some of his fancy footwork. B.J . Stuhlsatz fights the opponent for the ball.

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A Winning Season By Jeff Cowan

There have been many changes taking place this year for the men's soccer team, the biggest of which was a change of head coaches. In his first season here, Dawson Driscoll has made a positive influence on the soccer program. He led the men's team to a record of 13-4, which is the team's best record ever. "Our men's team accumulated the best record ever here, which allowed them to win the Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association, and ranked them regionally for the first time ever," said Driscoll. The success they accomplished this year was based on the efforts of the whole team as well as individual efforts. Nine members of the team won All Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association honors. The first team consisted of Ashley Dupree, Brian Koscielski, Todd Wilfling, Matt Long and Nathan Wojtiekwicz. Dupree anchored the defense at the sweeper position . Koscielski was second highest scorer on the team with 17 points and 6 goals. Wilfling, the freshman goalie, allowed

12 goals in 14 games giving him a goals against average of 0.88. Long contributed two goals and three assists for the year. Wojtiekwicz was the leading scorer with 18 points and 7 goals. Members of the second team were defenders Alan McMahon and Aaron Ogorzalek, rnidfielder Scott Vogelsang, and forward B .J. Stuhlsatz. Ogorzalek took honors of "Freshman of the Year," following in Stuhlsatz's footsteps . Stuhlsatz was the Miners ' third highest scorer of the season with 16 points. Although the team had a great season this year, they will only get better as the years go on, with the assistance of Driscoll. The team only has one senior on it, and they expect great seasons in the future. "The men's soccer program is very competitive, and will continue to be very competitive in the next few years, because they only have one senior graduating this year. So the core of our team will return next year and hopefully come up with another successful season," said Driscoll.




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Southern Indiana Indianapolis Columbia College Missouri-St. Louis Missouri Southern Southwest Baptist Lindenwood Lincoln St. Joseph's (lnd) SIU-Edwardsville Truman State Baker Missouri Baptist William Woods McKendree Quincy Rockhurst

W, 2-1 L, 2-0 W,2-0 W,3-0 W, 2-1 (OT) W,3-2 W, 2-1 (OT) W, 3-1 W, 1-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-1 (OT) L, 1-0 W,2-0 W, 1-0 W,2-0 L, 2-1 L, 1-0

Division Ranking: 1st Matt Long dives trying to steal the ball from the opponent.

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Proving Them Wrong Bx Brxce Tinker

As the new season approached, many questions still lingered. Could the 1998 women's soccer team perform as well as last year's team? How would the team respond to the new coach? With only a small number of freshmen on the squad and a new head coach, no one could be certain of the outcome of the season. There was no doubt that the Lady Miners would have many skeptics to prove wrong and many obstacles to overcome. Under these circumstances, a team has two options: fold under the pressure, or forge together into a team. The Lady Miners started out to an average 2-3 start. Throughout the season, many of the games were close, physical contests, but the team rose to the occasion and played with all they had in them. When asked which game was the most memorable, junior rnidfielder Sara Rudy said, "The most memorable game, by far, was our last game against Rockhurst. It was a ninety minute muddy battle. They are a good physical team and we beat them 4-2. Everyone played well together. This game will push us successfully into next season because we played so well together that game." The team was led by Denise McMillan, who finished with 15 goals, 6 assists, and 36 points and Michelle Johnson,



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Midwestern State Indianpolis Southern Indiana Missouri-St. Louis Central Methodist Southwest Baptist Lindenwood Central Missouri St. Joseph's (lnd) SIU-Edwardsville Truman State Baker Missouri Baptist William Woods Quincy Minnesota StateMankato

Score L, 2-0 W, 1-0 L, 3-2 L, 3-1 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 3-2 W, 2-1 L, 1-0 L, 3-0 W, 1-0 L, 1-0 W, 2-1 W,4-0 L, 3-0 (20T W, 5-2 W,4-2

Division ~Rt~UJffih Ranking: 7th Li zz Szkrybalo fight s to keep the ball away from her opponent.

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the team's number one goalkeeper, who had 74 saves on the season. The Lady Miners fought their way to a winning season, which was a goal set before the season started. The strongest asset to this team can probably be seen just as clearly off the field as it can be seen on the field . These women are extremely close friends and the team unity is the reason for their success. Regardless of the statistics and records, the Lady Miners love the game. Lizz Szkrybalo, a sophomore forward said, "Although the season wasn 't all wins and fun, it was the best year of soccer I have ever played. Not so much in playing but in remembering my love for the game. I think that has a lot to do with our new coach, who brings passion and flare to the game through his coaching. It made me realize just how lucky I am to play competitive soccer, and to be a part of a team made up of some really great people." In his first year at the University of Missouri-Rolla, Coach Dawson Driscoll led his team to a 10-7 overall record. The Lady Miners accepted this season and have determined to improve on it. Bringing with them their memories and experiences, they are sure to make next season a success as well.

Jen Splaingard dives to keep the ball away from the op ponent. Julie Whelan gets tangled up with the opponent as she tries to keep the ball in Lady Miner possession. Libby Stephenson tries to bl ock an opponent from stealing the ball as Sara Rudy picks it up.

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Senior Jason Reneau tries to protect his eyes fro m the Sun in the Kansas Jayhawk Invitational. Jeff Krause, Matt Hagen, and Josh Sales lead the pack as opponents follow behind. The Miners start off a meet helping to pace each other.

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Old Mee ts New By Bryce Tinker

The 1998 University of Missouri-Rolla men 's cross country team had quite a different look from that of the 1997 squad. In 1997, the team finished fourth in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association conference and had an All-American senior help lead them to many victories. Unfortunately, athletes must graduate just like everyone else. The Miners were not worried. They had a unique blend of seasoned veterans and talented youngsters eager to sprint into the season. Nine year Coach Sarah Preston fielded a roster of twenty-two eager runners. The group contained only five seniors: Matt Hagen, Jeff Krause, Jason Reneau, Josh Sales, and Dan Saylor. The only two juniors were Kevin Johnson and John Sanders. The rest of the squad were freshmen and sophomores with lots of talent and potential. In the preseason polls, UMR was picked to finish in sixth place in the MIAA conference out of eight teams. The Miners had five regular season track meets scheduled, only one of which would be hosted in Rolla, followed by the conference championship and then the regional meet. If they placed well, they could advance to the NCAA Division II national championships.

At their first meet, hosted by Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, the Miners fini shed second out of three teams. In the top ten finishers , UMR had three runners place: Matt Hagen, freshman Paul Whetstone, and Josh Sales. The Miners had respectable finishes in most of the other meets. In the Southern Stampede, the Miners fini shed ninth of fourteen teams. In the Miner Invitational, the Miners finished second out of four teams. The Border States Invitational posted a twelfth place finish out of twenty-two. As predicted, the Miners finished sixth out of eight teams in the MIAA championships at Pittsburg State University. They also finished thirteenth in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, which had twenty-four teams participating. Overall, the individual leader was senior Matt Hagen. He Jed the Miners in every race and received All-Conference Honors for his efforts. Other leaders were Senior Josh Sales and Freshman Josh Anyan who were usually UMR's second and third finishers and often finished within a minute of Matt Hagen 's times. Though not the best of years, the Miners showed that they could run and run well. With so much returning talent, it will be interesting to see what next year 's team is able to accomplish.




Top Finisher

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SIU-edwardsville Twilight Kansas Jayhawk Invitational Southern Stampede Miner Invitational Border States Invitational MIAA Championships NCAA Great Lakes Regional

2 of3 16 of 16 9 of 14 2 of 4 12 of22 6 of 8 13 of 24

6. Matt Hagen 58. Matt Hagen 28. Matt Hagen 2. Matt Hagen 8. Matt Hagen 7. Matt Hagen 11. Matt Hagen

Men's Cross Country Front Row (L to R) : John Sanders, Nick Ragsdale, Kevin Johnson , Jeremy Theys, Adam Lang, Tim Albers. Middle Row : Ja so n Reneau , Dan Saylor, Matt Hagan, Coach Sarah Pres ton , Josh Sales, Jeff Krause, Paul Whetstone. Back Row : Kevin McGuire, Jo sh Anyan , Toby Glavin , Walter Kramb, Jason Burnes, Jeremy Spencer

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Years of Hard Work By Brxce Tinker

What do Lambda Chi Alpha, the Biological Sciences department, and the University of Missouri-Rolla Cross Country team have in common with each other? The answer is a man named Matthew Hagen. During the 1998 men's cross country season, the team looked to Hagen for leadership and inspiration. He did not fail them. The six foot, one hundred forty-five pound senior accepted the role of the leader and performed up to that level. In every single match, Hagen was the top individual finisher for the Miners, and finished in the top ten overall in four of the meets this season. Coached by Sarah Preston, in her ninth season as head coach for the cross country squad, Hagen improved on his personal time with each meet. Hagen recorded his fastest time this season for the 8K race at the Border States Invitational with a time of 25:22. The match was hosted by Washington University on October 10. The next race was the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championships held in Pittsburg, Kansas, on October 24. With a time of26:05 , Matthew placed seventh overall. His strong performance there, coupled with his intense drive all season earned him All-Conference Team honors. Hagen was the only UMR runner to be awarded this honor in the 1998 season. Hagen finished the season on November 7 with an incredible race. He ran the 10K at the National Collegiate Athletics Association Great Lakes Regional meet. He finished eleventh overall with a time of 32:42, missing an automatic spot in the NCAA Division II Championships by mere seconds. He completed the season with a strong, impressive finish. Hagen is a Rolla native. This is Hagen's last year of eligibiity and his last year at UMR. Hagen will take his bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences and see what the "real world" has to offer him.

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Her Turn Now Sheri Lentz, a junior and a member of the Lady Miner's cross country and track teams, has made many accomplishments in her college career both as a athlete and a student. In the fall, she ran cross country and did well, and she followed this with her successful track season in the spring. She juggled her sports career and academics while studying to be a Metallurgical Engineer. ''With academics, I have a very busy life. I love my major. It makes the long hours of studying worth it. I try to use the same disciplines and work ethics from running in my school work," says Sheri. Sheri also knows that she must take her potential to its maximum in order to succeed in all aspects of her life, both leisure and professional. Sheri Lentz will become one of the elder athletes on both the track and cross country teams. She is ready and willing to take on the role of a leader on both squads and hopes to do well in both. The Miners are also looking forward to Sheri being a leader on the squads. She has shown in the past that she has what it takes, by taking control in different races throughout her career intercollegiate sporting career. This can be seen in her win in the 10,000 meter run at the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville meet. Although she did not compete in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) track meet, she did put on very good showings for the team throughout the season and most likely will throughout next season. Lentz had many other great meets throughout the season with several finishes in the top ten, a feat not easily achieved in the MIAA's competitive conference. The Miner squads are in agreement: watch Sheri Lentz next season. She has had many very good seasons and there is no reason to think the future will be any different. Her time is now to be a dominant force in the conference.

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Running with Heart By Tom Lahr

Under the leadership of their coach Sarah Preston, the Lady Miners Cross Country team battled their way through the season like true competitors. The Lady Miners, though they did not always do as well as they may have liked, always ran with heart and spirit. In a team consisting mainly offreshmen and sophomores, this was a must. This also meant that there were great things to come in the future for the young running squad. Runners at the University of Missouri-Rolla must have the perfect mix of running spirit and class spirit in order to be able to compete in the events. The Lady Miners had to do this while traveling everywhere to show what they could do. The Lady Miners were seen running in towns from Joplin, Missouri to Lawrence, Kansas and even to Hillsdale, Michigan and many other towns and cities in the midwest. The Lady Miners went to all these places and still managed to survive the most difficult task at hand, to get through the academics of this demanding institution. The runners had countless projects that would need to be done, but still carried with them the dedication and stamina to be a runner on the Lady Miners Cross Country team.




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Sill-Edwardsville Twilight Kansas Jayhawk Invitational Southern Stampede Miner Invitational Border States Invitational MIAA Championships NCAA Great Lakes Regional

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3. Sheri Lentz 94. Sheri Lentz 34. Sheri Lentz 10. Sheri Lentz 40. Sheri Lentz 25. Sheri Lentz 59. Kim Hoffman

Women's Cross Country Front Row (L toR): Coach Sarah Preston, Julie Nowakowski, Tera M c Ca llum , Sheryl Zicc ardi. Back Row: Kim Hoffman, Jennie Garrison, Deb Leonard, Sheri Lentz, Annie Owens.

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The younger members of the team turned to graduating member Sheryl Ziccardi. She shared her knowledge of how to survive being a student athlete. For all her dedication and hardwork to the Lady Miners Cross Country team, Ziccardi was awarded Most Valuable Player (Runner). The Cross Country squad is gearing up for next year's season. They hope to improve on what was a good beginning this past season. This will be done as some faces go like Sheryl Ziccardi, and other faces return such as Sheri Lentz. There will be many more new faces to come with each and every season. The Rolla campus had better prepare for a giant explosion to occur from the Lady Miners runners. Young athletes will bloom into mature athletes and emerge as new leaders of the team. They will bring along with them the knowledge and expertise they need to get them to the top in everything they try to accomplish in both academic and extra-curricular environments. Much is expected from this youthful squad, so much so that everyone will begin to notice. The Lady Miners hope competing squads notice the most, from a distance of course.

In the Kan sas Jayhawk Invitati ona l, Kim Hoffman makes good pace to the fini sh line. At the Southern Stampede, Freshman Jennie Garrison tries to make her mark.

As she has done all season with the Lady Miners, Sheri Le ntz leads th e pack at the Miner Invitational. Senior Sheryl Ziccardi tries to take the early lead at the Kansas Jayhawk In vitational.

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True Dominance By Tom Lahr

The University of Missouri-Rolla men's swimming program had a tough act to follow with last year's third place National Collegiate Athletics Association Division II title, but the Miners did just that. Without any hesitation the UMR swimmers came out this year with reckless abandon to build on what they had done last year. They did a great job this year with a seventh place fini sh at the NCAA Division II national meet. They also won Regionals again for the third year in a row, and for the sixth time in the past seven years. The Miners have shown true dominance in this sport over the past few years. Under the coaching of Doug Grooms, formerly the assistant coach, the Miners continued their swimming prowess. The Miners did have many returning swimmers, but Grooms knows that means nothing. 'We had a great season last year. Where we finish is really beyond our control. The only thing we can control is our own situation,"explained Grooms. But what Grooms was given is another great team that showed what they can do over and over again. The Miners not only beat out other teams in their division but ousted

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Washington University Drury Southwest Missouri State Truman State Invitational St Louis University Invitational Arl<:ansas-Little Rock Invitational Washington University Invitational Truman State Southwest Missouri State Mideast Regional Championships NCAA Division IT Championships

several NCAA Division I schools. A lot of this success is due to the depth found in the Miner line-up. Grooms said, "Having this kind of depth will give us a lot of options. We can pick and choose more, and if we need to hold someone out of a relay to rest him for another race, we' ll be able to do that." The whole team had an good year though. Everyone agreed about that. This is due to the effort put out by everyone. Senior Eddie Brown said, "The freshmen class is making the competition tough." This causes everyone to work harder to earn their spot. With hard work comes compensation, this time in the form of victories. The Miner swimming squad, even after having a good year like this one, is still hoping to get even better. Every member of the squad wants to excel even more than they already have. Be on the look out in the years to come for a powerful group of men to swim to victory for the University of Missouri-Rolla.

Standings/Score W, 148-54 L, 141-90 L, 111-94 2nd 1st 1st 1st W, 111-82 L, 49-34 1st 7th

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A True ~~~~!J:lpion Entering your freshman year of college, you are expecting a lot of changes in your life. You have always heard of how much time is needed outside of class for studies and how you really need to learn to manage your time if you are going to succeed. Mark Finley, a freshman from Florissant, MO, had feelings and fears like any newcomer to the University of Missouri-Rolla. He planned to be a swimmer at UMR and knew that it would be hard to overcome the rigorous academic tasks while participating in athletics; but, he still thought he would give it a try. The result: UMR won its third straight regional title and finished seventh at nationals. Finley played a very important part in UMR's success in the pool. By balancing a tough freshman academic schedule and two practices a day for 20 weeks out of the year, he contributed in just about every area that he could. The swimmer posted a high GPA in the fall, which helped boost the team 's average to 3.20, fourth best among fall athletic teams. Finley performed even better in the pool. He was the Miner 's most proficient swimmer and received national recognition for his efforts. At regionals, he was named men 's swimmer of the meet for his victories in the 200-yard freestyle (1 :42.48), 500-yard freestyle (4:40.74) and the 200-yard backstroke (1 :53.36). Once nationals came around, he cranked his motor up another notch to AllAmerican standards. Finley received individual All-American honors in the 200-yard freestyle (sixth place, I :41.16), 500-yard freestyle (third place, 4:31.02), and 200-yard backstroke (eighth place, 1:54.57). Finley also earned All-American statu s by anchoring the Miner' s 800-yard freestyle relay (third place, 6:48.35). In addition, he was acknowledged as Honorable Mention All-American in the 400-yard medley relay. Finley was ranked seventh in the 500 Freestyle and eleventh in both 200 Freestyle and 200 Backstroke in the final Division II National Rankings. And for his hard work throughout the season, Finley was recognized as the swim team's Most Valuable Player. Although it may not seem possible, Finley is planning to accomplish even more in the future. With three years of eligibility remaining, the Miners have a really good chance of attaining their fourth straight regional title and maybe even a national championship. 58 Sports

Being a college athlete can be a tedious task. At times, it may seem to be more of a job than an enjoyable experience Things are no different at the University of MissouriRolla. Being involved in a varsity sport definitely takes time away from studies and can easily be used as an excuse for having average or below average grades. This may be the case at some universities but UMR is a definite exception. All of the time spent in competition did not stop UMR athletes from making the grade in the classroom. For the 1998 fall semester, the UMR student-athletes had a cumulative grade point average of 3.06. Both men's and women's teams posted averages above 3.0, with the men having a 3.07 and the women a3.03. Mark Mullin, UMR Athletic Director, is most pleased with how the fall semester went. He explains, "There are a variety of reasons why student-athletes are consistently performing above the average of the student body at UMR. As administrators and coaches, we have stressed the importance of recruiting student-athletes who have the academic preparation necessary to be successful at an academically rigorous institution. Our coaches do an excellent job of scrutinizing academic credentials as well as athletic credentials." Mullin also pointed out that the student-athletes are gaining important life skills for the future. These values enhance their academic performance and professional preparation. "I believe participation in athletics and being a part of a group striving toward common goals and objectives encourages development of such values as: leadership, citizenship, sportsmanship, goal setting, time management, work ethic, and teamwork," stated Mullin. The coaches of these athletic teams should also be commended as they play a huge part in the student-athlete's education. The coaches are very understanding of the amount

of time needed to meet the academic needs of UMR and compromise with the students. "I allow some flexibility in scheduling of practices that puts classwork first when necessary," commented Doug Grooms, UMR Swimming coach. Travis Boulware, UMR Varsity Baseball coach, added, "I give my players freedom to miss team practice and make up the work at their convenience or individually with a coach. I encourage the player to take care of their schoolwork before practice. We are probably the only team in the conference that on road trips our players take their schoolwork with them. They are good at helping each other out if help is needed too." Men's tennis was the top academic team in the fall semester with a GPA of3.32, followed by baseball (3.27), men's golf (3.23), men's swimming (3.20); the top women 's team was women's cross country (3 .16). Ten of the 14 varsity athletic teams at UMR had grade point averages exceeding 3.0. In addition to holding high grade point averages, many of the students-athletes at UMR also received various academic honors at the regional and conference levels. A total of 28 student-athletes were named to the Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll. This honor is awarded to any player that is at least a sophomore in athletic eligibility with a 3.0 grade point average at their university for a minimum of two semesters. Of this group, 10 players were selected from the Miner football team, nine from the men 's soccer team, six from the men's cross-country team, and three from the women's cross country team. The UMR Scholar Athlete program, which started four years ago, saw the number that earned the award more than double this past year. A total of 153 student-athletes made the UMR Honor Roll and 16 of them did so with an average of 4.0. The student's and coaches involved in all varsity sports should be congratulated for a job well done.

Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll Men's Soccer


JeffHoug1and (Hopkinsville, KY) Tom Benassi (St. Peters, MO/Fort Zumwalt South) Matt Long (St. Louis, MONianney) Garrett Bethke (Houston, TX/ Taylor) Conor Magee (Dublin, Ireland) J.D. Bridges (Neosho, MO) Alan McMahon (Rockford, IL) Jeff Fulks (Moberly, MO) Jarred Rhea (Wichita, KS/Southeast) Matt Hinson (Claremore, OK/ Oologah) B.J. Stuhlsatz (Wichita, KS/Northeast) Wes Prothe (Paola, KS) Scott Vogelsang (St. Louis, MO/Hazelwood East) Andy Singleton (Rolla, MO) Nathan Wojktiewicz (Overland Park, KS/Shawnee Mission) Wes Tull (Camdenton, MO) Joe Young (Chestfield, MO/Chrisian Brothers) Chris Willhoite (Olathe, KS/ South) Jim Younce (Bolingbrook, IL) Men's Cross Country Scott Griefzu (St. Charles, MO/Orchard Farm) Matt Hagen (Rolla, MO) Kevin Johnson (St. Charles, MO/Francis Howell) Jason Reneau (Myrphysboro, IL) John Sanders (Waynesville, MO) Dan Saylor (Florissant, MO)

Women's Cross Country Sheri Lentz (Rolla, MO) Debbie Leonard (St. Charles, MO/Francis Howell North) Sheryl Ziccardi (Orchard Park, NY)

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With seven lettermen returning, including four starters, anyone can see why the University of Missouri-Rolla men's basketball coach, Dale Martin, would be optimistic for the 199899 season. The Miners were picked for a seventh-place finish in the Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletic Association preseason coaches poll and that is exactly where they ended with their6-10 MIAArecord, 12-15 overall. It was a season of streaks for the Miners in 1998-99. The main problem: they were both wining and losing streaks. The Miners experienced two and three-game winning streaks that were countered by three to five-game losing streaks. They started the season fairly good with a 6-2 record but then the losses started to pile up. The Miners managed to win only three of their next 14 games. During this 14 game spread, only six of the games were at home which had an effect on the Miners' performance. The Miners were 4-7 on the road while 8-6 at home. After this skid, the Miners pulled it together to finish strong winning three of their last five regular season

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Philippine National Team (exhib) L, 72-71 (OT) Hannibal-LaGrange W, 68-54 L, 69-59 Rice W, 105-71 Arkansas Baptist W, 99-80 McKendree w, 88-79 Maryville L, 76-63 Montevallo W, 85-70 Rockhurst W, 104-66 Westminster L, 73-71 (OT) Tarleton State L, 86-78 Central Oklahoma W, 103-79 Dream Builders (exhib) L, 78-68 Emporia State W, 82-79 (OT) Northwest Missouri State Missouri Western L, 76-59 Truman State L, 55-49 Washburn L, 56-53 w, 75-68 Central Missouri State Missouri Southern W, 754-53 Northwest Missouri State L, 64-50 L, 77-64 Pittsburg State L, 71-59 Southwest Baptist L, 76-57 Pittsburg State Truman State L, 69-58 W, 86-72 Lincoln Washburn L, 75-50 Missouri Southern W, 71 -67 W, 86-51 Southwest Baptist L, 88-56 Pittsburg State

Division Ranking: 7th Scott Holly runs around the defense to make a basket for the Miners.

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games. This strong finish earned them a berth in the MIAA post-season tournament. The season came to a close with an 88-56 loss to Pittsburg State in the first round of the tournament. There were many bright spots in this season of ups and downs. As a team, the Miners were ranked first in the MIAA for free throw percentage (376/507, 74.2%) and threepoint field goals made (209, 8.04 average). On the individual side of things, sophomore Scott Holly earned Second Team All-MIAA Conference honors while being tied for 6'h in scoring (15.3 points per game) and 9'hin Field Goal Percentage (41.2%). Senior Kevin Conkright was 5'h in the MIAA in assists (3.48 average) and 6'h in steals (1.96 average). Junior Kevin Robertson finished with a threepoint field goal percentage of 40.8% which was 5'h in the MIAA. With the top six scorers returning next year, the Miners have a lot to look forward to in the future.

Hannibal Lagrange makes it hard for Jeff Yoder to make a shot, but he is not giving up easily. Jace Turnbull makes a fastbreak past the defense.

Ryan Matthews has only one thing on his mind, the basket. Kevin Robertson make the opponent anxious to learn what his next move will be.

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The defense thi nks they can stop Scott Holly, but Holly knows differently.

Leaving the competition behind, Jeff Yoder goes in for an easy lay up. A little tangled up with the defense, Aaron McNeil signals for the ball.

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Surro unded by black shirts, Cory Brunson thinks of his next move.

Showing off some fancy foot work, Doug Call tries to keep the ball in play.

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Rising BxQr.~atness To say that Scott Holly is an outstanding basketball player is a definite understatement. The sophomore from Alamogordo, New Mexico, helped lead the Miners to a 12-15 record and a trip to the Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletic Association postsSeason tournament. In two s/easons at University of Missouri- Rolla, Scott has made his name known in the MIAA conference through his excellent play. In his first season, Holly won the most prestigious award among freshman, the MIAA's "Freshman of the Year." As a sophomore, he did nothing but improve. This past season, Holly's hard work earned him a spot on the MIAA all-conference second team. He was the only UMR player to be named to the all-conference squad. Scott was among the team leaders in many categories, including: assists (80), steals (42), three-point field goal percentage (30.5 %), and rebounds (5 .2 average) . He led the team in scoring with 15.3 points per game, which was sixth in the MIAA conference. In addition to scoring, Holly also ranked ninth in the MIAA in Field Goal Percentage (41 .2%) and seventh in the MIAA in three-pointers (1 .85 per game). Some of the Holly highlights this past season included his career high 32 points, in a performance that ended in a win over the third-ranked NCAA Division III Maryville University, and the three free throws he made in the closing seconds of the game to seal an 82-79 overtime win against Northwest Missouri State University. These free throws ended a 19-season losing streak for UMR in Maryville. UMR has a very promising future with Scott Holly returning for two more seasons. Don't expect anything but improvement from him and the UMR basketball program.

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An Outstanding Start Bx Brxce Tinker

The brightest spot in the 1998-1999 season for the Lady Miner's Basketball team is perhaps the potential for greatness in one particular player that was evident this season. A freshman from Ballwin, Missouri, Janel McNeal graduated from Parkway West High School. McNeal had a phenomenal season this year with the Lady Miners. In her first season of Division II college basketball, McNeal surpassed all expectations for herself and was showered with honors. Early in the season, Janel was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Turkey Day Classic Tourney at the University of Missouri-Rolla. The Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association confernece awarded her the Freshman of the Year honor. McNeal earned Honorable-Mention status on the All-MIAA team as well. McNeal was solid in every one of her games. She averaged a double-double in every game of the Lady Miners' conference schedule with an average of 10.7 rebounds per game. The boards were dominated by McNeal. She had more rebounds than any other player in the entire conference and an amazing 9.6 boards per game average. Shooting 52.7 percent from the field, McNeal led the Lady Miner 's in scoring with 15.9 points per game. She finished eighth overall in scoring in the confernece. With such a strong presence at the forward position, it is obvious that as McNeal continues to improve and dominate, the Lady Miner 's will be sure to follow her lead.

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Surrounded by a sea of defenders, Janel McNeal tries to shoot. Jamie Schroetlin tries to drive to the basket even though a defender is blocking her way. 1998-1999 Lady Miner Basketball Team

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Better Than the Past By Bryce Tinker

Hoping to improve on a record of 8-1 8 last season, the Lady Miners and their head coach Linda Roberts were looking forward to the 1998-1999 season. The new squad had a very new look. With only 6 returning letterman, the rest of the team was comprised of fre sh, new fac es. D ebra Gronewoller, the only senior on the team, brought with her the experience of 8.3 points per game last season. The five newcomers are transfers Eriaka Phillips and Sarah Badsky, and freshman Janel McNeal, Amy King, and Amy Vogt. The Lady Miners started the season explosively with a 6-2 start. Their six game win streak was the longest since December 1995 ; however, the team lost steam in an 8 game losing streak in December and January and never quite recovered. The rest of the season was up and down with no considerable winning or losing streaks. The Lady Miners fini shed the season with a record of 10-12 overall and a 4-12 MidAmerican Intercollegiate Athletic Association conference. The team was a outstanding rebounding team however. The squad

fini shed fourth overall in MIAA offensive rebounding. The Lady Miners were led in scoring this season by freshman Janel McNeal who averaged 16.8 points per game. Junior transfer Sarah Badsky of Topeka, Kansas, had the most assists with 73. Miranda Beadles was the Lady Miners threat behind the arc, with a team leading 3-pointer percentage of 35 .2. Shannon Perry, a sophomore forward who averaged 3.3 points per game, drew much attention to the women's basketball team for receiving Compaq "Plays of the Week" award for an incredible basket she made on February 10, against Lincoln University in a game that the Lady Miners won by only one basket. Overall, the Lady Miners 98-99 season was a success. One highlight was the Lady Miner's 100 point game in a victory over Webber State. They fini shed with a better record than the previous season, and , since the team is relatively young, they are very likely to continue to improve for years to come.


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Shannon Perry goes for the difficult shot. Amy Milliken tries to confuse the defense with her fancy footwork. Amber Vogt gets in the middle of chaos as she tries to get a rebound.

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Trying to make a crucial free throw for the Lady Miners, Sarah Badsky shows her form. Miranda Beadles takes a beating from the defense as she tries to get a rebound. Jackie Kelble has little time to shoot as a defender rushes towards her. Despite all the Southern Illin ois defenders, Debra Gronewaller is able to get a shot off.

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Gai ning Exp erie nce By Bryce Tinker

Led by Coach Travis Boulware, the Miners finished the season with a record of9-27 overall. This is the ninth year for Coach Boulware to be coaching the baseball team. In the past years, he has led the Miners to very successful seasons, including the 1997 season, which remains UMR 's best season. Throughout the season, the Miners have split most of the series they have played against their opponents. Only Central Missouri State, Northwest Missouri State, and Pittsburgh State were able to dominate the Miners. These teams were able to defeat the Miners on every occasion. The Miners had eight players with a batting average over .300. The team was led by Ben Frank, Ryan Stack, Nathan England, Dwight Ipock, and Joe Schrnidberger. On base percentage was led by Ryan Stack and Nathan England. Runsbatted-in leaders were Kyle Bruemmer with 36, and Pat O'Rourke with 24. The Miners big hitter was Kyle Bruemmer with six home runs. There were five other batters tied with one home run. The pitching staff was led by three pitchers with fifty or more innings pitched. Tom Winkleman pitched 52 innings, with an earned run average of 5.02 and four wins. Alan Woodward and Dallas Blasdel each pitched 51-plus innings. Blasdel

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recorded two wins on the season. The Miners are a very young team consisting of only two seniors: Jim Vanlten at second base, and John McReynolds behind the plate. Many freshman and sophomores are on the squad. Speaking of the youth of the team, assistant Tim Rhodes states, "We, the coaching staff, really didn' t know what to expect from this year's team. Losing 12 seniors, with 5 of them in the starting line-up, and one of them in the top three of the pitching staff, made this year's team have to fill a lot of holes. We knew we were going to be young and make mistakes, with the change from high school baseball to college baseball, so we needed to work hard and keep the right attitude. Despite all the young mistakes, I, and the rest of the coaching staff, was pleased with how things turned out. Granted, everyone would like to win every game, but sometimes you have to take your losses and learn from them only to become better for upcoming years." The team has plenty of room and time to mature and develop. With such a young team, the Miners stand a great chance of improving and becoming a dominant team.

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Third basemen Jeff Morri s offers pitcher Tom Wi nkelman advice about his next pitch. Second basemen Jim Vaniten gets ready to make a pl ay. Dwight Ipock takes hi s stance as he waits for the next pitch. Catcher Kyle Bruemmer acts quickly to stop a steal at second base.

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The Young Can Win By Scott Vogelsang The easiest way to describe the UMR men's track and field team this past year is: "young." The 31-member team was made up of 15 freshmen, seven sophomores, four juniors, and five seniors. It seemed as though the inexperience would have a bad effect early on as the team had a very rough indoor season this past winter. In the Arkansas State Kickoff Klassic, the top performance was from freshman Scott Borchers, who finished fourth in the 55-meter high hurdles. There were only two other Miners that finished among the top eight. These were Eddie Brown (8th in high hurdles) and Chris Keithley (7th in the triple jump). In the following meet, UMR's highest finishes were posted by the relay teams (lOth in the mile relay and 12th in the two-mile relay). The highest individual performance was by Richard Words, who came in 15th in the long jump. In the Saluki/USA Open, the Miner's again struggled as only two performers finished in the top ten. Mike Smolinski was gth in the 400-meter run and Words finished IQth in the triple jump. The Miners didn' t score at the MIAA indoor championships as the top finisher was Matt Hagen (7th in the 3000-meter run). UMR built off the disappointing indoor season and came back strong for the outdoor campaign. There were two first place finishes by Eddie Brown in the first outdoor meet.

Running the last stretch of the 400 meter dash, Mike Smolinski leaves the competition behind. Showing why he got 7th in the MidAmerica Intercollegiate Athletics Association, Chris Keithley makes a wonderful jump.

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He won the 400-meter hurdles and the 11 0-meter high hurdles. Two second place finishes were posted by Scott Borchers ( 110meter high hurdles) and Matt Hagen (3000-meter steeplechase). Heath Misak added to UMR's success by placing third in the javelin throw. The Miners' success continued to grow throughout the season. In the Missouri Southern meet, Matt Hagen finished 1st in the 3000-meter steeplechase and six other Miner's finished in the top eight of their respective events. Also the 4 x 400-meter relay team finished fifth. There were nine top ten finishes for the Miners in the Washington University Invitational, the best being a third place finish by Matt Hagen. UMR had a great showing at the SlUE meet as there were first place finishes by Mike Smolinski in the 400-meter dash and Heath Misak in the javelin. The Miner's had two second place finishes, one third place, and two fourth and fifth place finishes. At the SMSU Queen City Invitational, UMR agian faired well. There were eight top eight finishes. The Miner's will greatly miss the five seniors that are leaving this team, but they will not be lost without them. With being so young this past year, UMR is looking forward to next few years. The younger guys will keep gaining more and more experience and that will only help the Miners to improve in the future.

Scott Borchers makes a fantastic leap in the II 0 meter high hurdles, showing why he pl aced 8th in the MidAmerica Intercollegiate Athletics Association. Gi ving his all, Heath Mi sak throws the javelin. Matt Hagen lead s th e pac k in the steeplechase, as he did all season.

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Second in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association and a provisional national qualifier, Jac kie Kelble competes in her specialty, the javelin. Junior Sheri Lentz races in the I 0,000 meter at the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville track meet, placing first. Kim Hoffman tries to stay ahead of the competition.

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Defeating the Odds B Tom Lahr With thirteen out of the sixteen members of the Lady Miner's track and field team being freshmen or sophomores, the Miners knew that this was going to be a difficult year. But the Lady Miner's did well in their showings, having many high place finishes from several of there leading runners including a fourth place finish at the MIAA indoor championships from Rachel Kuro in the high jump. The Lady Miners, coached by Sarah Preston who spent her twelfth season with the Lady Miners track and field squad, went through their season of eight grueling meets with high hopes and did well in each of the meets. But they did struggle against several of the more experienced squads, but the Lady Miners shall overcome that hurdle with time. Even through that adversity, the Lady Miners watched several of

their members finish in the top ten at several of the meets including the important Saluki/USA Open held at Carbondale IL, where four of the Lady Miners finished in the top ten in their events. The Lady Miners also finished ahead of many larger schools at their meets like University of Memphis and the University of Mississippi . Finishes like these show the potential of this squad in the years to come. Though this was a relatively young squad they show much promise for future years to come. Having a young team means that in the near future they ' ll be a great team waiting to show their stuff. The rest of the squad is planning for great things from this group, as it won't be changing too much over the years but always improving.

Senior Robin Paarlberg runs hards in the 400 meter race. Making a sp lash in the dirt, freshman Alexis Collins pl aced sixth in the MidAmerica Intercollegiate Athletics Assoc iation in the triple jump and beat the indo or a nd outdoor sc hoo l records.

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Rugby: At Its Dirtiest

UMR Rugby Front Row (L toR): Bill Fellows, Pat Barry, Mike Thomas, Phil Bosanquet, John Key, Gino Lannaza, Jason Long Second Row (L toR): Seth Razi, Kyle Houston, Ed Walch, Rick Goldhammer, Ryan Hale, Todd Schiermier, Randy Ritzen, Ryan Horvath Back Row (L to R): Chris Ruzic, Joe Diciolla, Matt Abel, Jim Slee, Matt Bates, Lancer Mott, Nick Rocco, Dave Sedwick

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A Brigh t Spot Even though the UMR tennis team had a below average season this past year, there were quite a few bright spots; one of the most noticeable being the addition of another Lopez. This past season UMR was graced with transfer student Miguel Lopez, who was reunited with his older brother, Javier, a senior at UMR. The younger Lopez had an outstanding first year for the Miners. During the fall of 1998, he was the only Miner to win a match at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Small College Championships. Not only did he win a match, but he fought hi s way to the quarterfinals before being knocked off. This was a good preview of how Miguel would fair off in the regular spring season. He started the regular season with two impressive wins, one of which helped UMR beat Northwest Missouri State for the first time in 20 years. Lopez then hit his only slump of the season. He was defeated by four outstanding opponents in hi s next four matches, but didn ' t lose his composure. Miguel came right back and won the five following matches in impressive fashion. This streak came to an end when Drury came to visit the UMR courts. Having a record of 7-5, Miguel was ready for the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Tournament Championships. Lopez was the tournament's second seed for No. 1 single's competition. He had an amazing weekend at the tournament but fell just short of his goal as he lost in the finals. On the doubles side, Miguel Lopez and Michael McCoy placed fourth in the tournament. Lopez won all-conference honors at the meet. Miguel was UMR's No. I player for both singles and doubles for the entire season. He finished the season tied with the UMR team record in doubles with a 5-7 mark. Miguel is looking forward to the future in which he sees nothing but improvement.

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A Swinging Season B Tom Lahr Congratulations can be given all around for the University of Missouri-Rolla men's tennis program. There were many winners throughout the season and some great showings at the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA), like a second place finish from Miguel Lopez. The Miners, as a team, came in fifth place at the MIAA championships, a very respectable position. One of the many accomplishments of the team this year was it's win over Northwest Missouri State - a win 20 years in the making. Yes UMR beat Northwest Missouri state for the first time in twenty years, behind the leadership of the veteran players like Matt Balven, and Javier Lopez. And with eight of the eleven current members of the team being freshmen or sophomores, we can expect many more great things from the UMR tennis program. The Miners did this under the watchful eye of their coach Don Morris who

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has been their coach for the past two years. He knows that the team will be doing many more great things in the upcoming years. What else is there to be said about University of Missouri-Rolla tennis program other than about their phenomenal season? This season followed another very good season where UMR tied for fourth place in the MIAA Championships, and hopefully the next years will be even better for the wonderfully growing program. If so, UMR could have one of the best tennis programs to be found around the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. All at UMR are hoping for that. The school would love for its tenni s program to be one of the greatly advancing programs in the school. Tennis, like all of the other sports in the MIAA, is still growing and one day will be one of the highest ranked teams in the conference.



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A Successful Tee Bx Brxce Tinker The 1998-1999 ea on was a ucce for the UMR golf team. They played well in all of their matche . Coached by Ray LeueHyn, who led the team to eventh place fini he in each of the previou two sea ons, the Miner fini hed eventh in the MIAA for their third traight year. The Miner golfed in ten tournaments thi eason and had orne very olid performances from many of their golfer. . Some of the most con i tent fini sher were Mike E enpreis, Andy Laegler, and Brad Neuville. Though many other UMR golfer contributed greatly at many of the matches, the e three were consistenly among the top fini her for UMR and overall. A a team the best finj h the Miners had was at their own tournament, the UMR Fall Classic in which they tied for ninth place. The best thing for the Miners is that their quad is young. This year team had no eniors on it and only six juniors. It will be interesting to see how the eason tum out for the Miner next season .

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1999 Gale Bullman Award Matt Hagen Jaime Ostmann

Coach of the Year Dawson Driscoll

Robert Nicodemus Award Andy Singleton

Honorary M -Club Awards Dr. Richard Miller

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Baseball MVP Dwight Ipock Softball MVP

Basketball (Men) MVP Scott Holly Basketball (Women) MVP Janel McNeal

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GolfMVP Andrew Laegeler Soccer (Men) MVP Brian Koscielski Soccer(VVonnen)MVP Sara Rudy

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Track and Field (Men, Indoor) MVP Mike Smolinski

Track and Field (Men, Outdoor) MVP Matt Hagen

Track and Field (Women, Indoor) MVP RachelKuro

Track and Field (Women, Outdoor) MVP Jackie Kelble

Cross Country (Men) MVP Matt Hagen

Cross Country (Women) MVP Sheryl Ziccarrdi

Football (Defense) MVP Bryan Lewis

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E-veryone Athletics for By Ginny Heaton

On every college campus across the country, non-varsity athletes participate in all sports. How can they do this? Intramurals provide this opportunity for students to play the sports that they love. Intramural season here at UMR begins with softball in September and continues throughout the year until track in April. Any organization may participate in an intramural sport, provided the organization can form a team for the sport. There are five major intramural sports available: softball, flag football, volleyball, basketball, and soccer. Teams may be all women, all men, or co-ed for most sports. For those athletes who just want to "show their stuff' in other sports, there is everything from cross country to racquetball to table tennis. This intramural season introduced a new director, Eric Ascher. Intramural season is an exciting time for all who participate. The competition is tough, but all the games are fair and fun. Whether you're into IM's for the exercise, the excitement, or to show off your stuff, they are a great time for everyone.

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Sigma Phi EQsilon: Continuing Five years of Intramural Dominance By Brad Williams As long as anyone can remember, the name of Sigma Phi Epsilon has been synonumous with intramurals on the University of Missouri-Rolla campus. The men of Sig Ep have won the overall intramural championship an incredible 21 out of the last 25 years. This included a run of 15 titles in a row from 1975 to 1989. This year proved to be not exception as the fraternity recently wrapped up their fifth consecutive overall championship with a runaway margin of over 200 points. A combination of house support, hardwork, and enthusiasm seem to be the key for the intramural powerhouse. It is not uncommon to see over 60 men on the Sig Ep sideline supporthing their frathernity. House support is a big reason for Sig Ep's success says senior Jamie Dent, "I think what might set out house apart from most organizations is the fact that we are extremely supportive not only for big sports, but small sports as well." Junior Jeff Laughlin states that almost all the members in the fraternity have a very competitive atititude and although intramurals are for fun, everybody wnats to win. "This tradition is so strong at Sig Ep that when you join the house, it's hard not to get excited about intramurals. You alwys see guys practicing weeks ahead of time whether it be for a big team sport or a small individual sport." As impressive as Sig Ep's consistency has been, their dominance in thi s year's intramural championship may be just as impressive. The fraternity not only held the lead in the overall point system from the very first event, they finished the year by winning 7 sports, including three of the last four. Sig Ep also placed third or better in 13 out of 18 intramural events, exemplifying the fraternity's all-around balance of atheltes that have contributed to their unprecedented run.



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Front Row: (L to R) Danny Howard, Jeremiah Bridges, David Hubbard, Kevin Martin Middle Row: Daniel Wester, Zachary Schulte, Travis Young Back Row: Bradley Pauley, Jason Duryea, James Buckner

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Some Alpha Phi Alpha dancers pose with their Queen of Black and Gold at their Fall Step show. Pictured are Brian Dupree, Anthony Jones, Kenan Morrison, Solomon Lightbourn, Chaz Jaquess, Joseph Caldwell, Richard Words, an Janel McNeal. Photo by Ryan Shawgo

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Front Row: Steven Truemyer, Reed Risinger, James Klotz, Ryan Casey, Michael O' Dell, Andrew Herzog, James Orlando, Carl Fesser Back Row: Michael Peterson, Troy Clifton, Aaron Loehr, Benjamen Braatz, Christopher Mueller, Jason Estol, Matthew Schaefer, David Bechemeier, Jon Mertz, Charlie Hummer, Lucas Moore, Nicholas Offerman, Andrew Blase, Joshua Anderson, Nathan Hughey, Timothy Heerboth, Geoffrey Floro, William Borrenpohl, Erik Palar, Timothy Albers Not Pictured: Shawn Stengel, Jason Rickman, Jake Gould

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Kappa Sigma 95 Years of Excellence! This year, the Beta Chi chapter of Kappa Sigma celebrated its 95'h anniversary at UMR. Alumni and friends poured in over homecoming and St. Pat's for the festivities. We also had one of the biggest pledge classes in years during the fall semester. We are continuing to work hard on rush and are hoping for yet another big pledge class next fall. The 1998-99 school year was a very prosperous one for Kappa Sigma. We ended the year with a pretty strong finish in intramurals, Greek sing, and St. Pat's, that also included a third place finish in the cudgel competition. We also successfully raised over $1000 for the American Cancer Society with events like our annual Chili Dinner. Many of the brothers this year excelled as well, including Brian Lowry- Kappa Delta's Campus Man, Andrew Szaflarski- IFC Greek Sing chair, and Benjamin Yenicek, who officially became an alumni member of the St. Pat's board. With such a great year, the men of Kappa Sigma are proud to have been around for 95 strong years, and are looking, as always, to make the next 95 years even better!

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Back Row (L toR): Jason Skinner, Michael Stewart, Ryan Hunt, Cody Lovins, Joseph Mclain, Jasyn Randazzo, Troy Lovins, Daniel Perry, Jamon Andreasen, Brian Olson, Joshua Colwell, Robert Langford, Matthew Borman, Allen Reisinger, Jack Phipps, Brian Fuller, Jon Schmidt, Douglas Spooler, Matthew Hagen, Andrew Singleton, Zachary Perry, Troy Williams, Antone Smith, Ryan Hanson, Todd Monroe, Eric Hibdon, Chad Cole, Scott Green, James Nelson, Brad Huxol , Richard Willis, Timothy Canter Front Row: Brian Partridge, Isi s, Mark Adams, Thomas Costello, Wesley Cattoor, Adam Britt, Travis Crossland, Donald Modde, Steven Van Hoose, Matthew Wade

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Early stages of the remodeling of the Pi Kappa Phi house on Pine Street. Photo by Kari Woods

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Front Row: Luke Hann, Jason Burnes, Don Dwyer, Matt Clipper, Doc (Mascot), Chris Rewczuk, Noah Adelman, Nick Ereckson, Mike Cunnings, Brian Evans Back Row : Jim Hahn, Jason Kwacz, Evan Zelkovich, Erick Allis, Nick Ragsdale, Nick Ulmer, Wade Sharp, Joel Cumby, Ken Goeke, Matt Raterman, Sean Gottlieb, Jack Reeves, Jeff Hahn, Larry Ragsdale, Nick Spooner, Art Drennen, Pete Russell Not Pictured: Mike Greenway, John Jilg, Mike Zwick, Scott Ford, Bob Cesaric, Aaron Barklage, Matt Seelke, Jeremy Hall, Lucio Simoni, Adam Goetz, James Abbott, Greg Sanders

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The St. Pat's float theme this year was Aladdin and all the work and diligence paid off when it won second place. ------------~-------------------

Work week of Fall1998 consisted of a major project. A new retaining wall was constructed through a lot of hard work and determination.

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Eric Gamble: Interfraternity Council President

By Rachel Fauss Eric Gamble is currently the Interfraternity Council President on campus. He is a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, Theta Tau Omega, Alpha Phi Omega, and is on the UMR Varsity Baseball Team. Gamble was elected to the three-year commitment as an IFC Representative from Sigma Nu, where he has been very active since joining. During elections, some virtues are looked for among presidential candidates. Gamble says that IFC members look for "an extremely hard worker the entire time they have been a rep on the IFC" and someone who "knows the workings and rules of the IFC." An lFC member can only run for an office during their final year as a representative on the IFC. The UMR-IFC, to put it simply, is the governing body of the Greek community. Along with the Panhellenic Council, it works to make the UMR Greek community the best it can be. "In the past year, the IFC has put on numerous Greek activities such as Greek Week and Greek Sing as well as a canned food drive and a donation of over $3,000 to local charities. IFC also co-sponsored Winter Leadership Workshop and many other small events," said Gamble. The IFC is also in charge of the Greek Standard of Conduct, which is a set of rules that all houses must adhere to. These are mainly risk management rules and regulations. They also attend two conferences a year to meet with other IFC's throughout the US to gather new information and get new ideas on how to improve the Greek community. Gamble continued, "The IFC and Panhel work together on a regular basis to put on the major events as well as the smaller ones. They are a great asset to us and it would be very hard to do all the things we do without being able to work with the ladies of Panhellenic Council."

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Jill Schoenecker: National Pan hell enic President

By Rachel Fauss Jill Schoenecker is currently the National Panhellenic President on campus. She is a member of Chi Omega, Omega Sigma, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). She was elected to the three-year commitment of a Panhellenic Representative for Chi Omega. Learning that she had the opportunity to become President, Schoenecker took the extra time to talk to past IFC and Panhel Presidents and with the Greek Life and Panhellenic advisors. She learned about issues facing Panhellenic and the Greek community. Schoenecker started her term as Panhel President in December 1998 and is the first Panhel President to be elected without rotation. Now, anyone who wants to be president of Panhellenic can as long as they are from one of the three National Panhellenic Council sororities on this campus. Other requirements are that they must have been on Panhel for two years and hold the title of Senior Representative. "The Panhellenic Council serves as a governing body for the NPC and local sororities on our campus. Our main job is to keep harmony between the sororities and to promote the Greek Community. We do this by organizing Formal Rush, working Preview weekends, and by supporting philanthropies," said Schoenecker. She continues, "The other main thing Panhel does is work with the IFC. We work together to put on Greek Week, Greek Sing, and Greek Hayride. Also, we have Greek Pride Day, Greek Day at the Basketball game, and canned food drives. Panhel and IFC are working together better than ever." In the past year, Panhel has organized Project Halloween, Risk Management seminars, Creative Dating Programs, Gateway Leadership Conference, the Department of the Month program, and a Tai lgate party and Scholarship Brunch with Phelps County Panhellenic Alumni Association. They are also working at Ozark Extravaganza, campus tutoring, blood drives, and a highway cleanup. Working together with the campus, Greek life, and the community, Panhel is making its imprint on Rolla.

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Chi Om.ega

Chi Omegas Keeping Busy By Jessica Ittner The Chi Omegas have had quite a busy year. The fall semester of 1998 started with formal rush , where we pledged 16 new girls and initiated 9 girls. Chi Omegas worked hard during Greek Week and Homecoming, and they also volunteered their time at local elementary schools as well as organizations such as Choices for People. During the spring semester, Chi Omega held its seventh annual Spaghetti Dinner with the proceeds going to Pi Kappa Alpha. We also worked very hard preparing for St. Pat's, and we have gained three wonderful pledges through informal rush .

Aminta Guillen and Kristina Allen at the Chi Omega House Photo submitted by Jessica Ittner

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Zeta Tau Alpha

By Lucie Johannes This year has been very eventful for the ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha. After just celebrating their local twenty-fifth anniversary and the one-hundredth anniversary of the national fraternity in 1998, the Zetas were still moving strong in 1999. The ZTA's take pride in their campus involvement. They hold leadership positions in many campus organizations. They are active participants in intramurals and always have a good time playing for the team. The Zetas did a lot this year for their national philanthropy, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. All the proceeds from their annual spring soccer tournament and their volleyball tournament in the fall go to the foundation. The Zeta's also handed out shower cards which act as reminders for women to do monthly self examinations for breast cancer and pink ribbons for breast cancer awareness. The ZTA's also did other local serv ice for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, local nursing homes, Head Start, and they have a stretch of highway that they kept clean. With all this hard work, the Zetas still find time to have fun. They had numerous socials with fraternities, a theme party in the spring titled "Dress Your Date," and their annual White Violet formal in the fall. The ZTA's take pride in all that they are able to do and accomplish, but the one thing that they are most proud of is their strong sisterhood.

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Kappa Delta

Row (L to R): Kerri Campbell, Sarah Palmer, Diana Arflack, Nichole Sloan, Tiffany Swoveland, Debbie Sam Esaray, Robyn McCarty, Kelly McCarty, Martha Phariss, Gretchen Shroer, Mari Hutchison Second : Lynn Taber, Corie Reeves, Jen Glawson, Heather Hill, Rachel Durst Third Row: Issa Boileau, Cassie Watkins, Lock, Michelle Grace, Dawn Gomez, Tara Maassen, Kate Wasem, Jen Denser, Ginny Heaton, Julie Crow, Maria Courtney Peace, Kristin Defillipo, Laura Wagner, Kristi Miller, Jamie Johnson Back Row: Ami Elias, â&#x20AC;˘ ...,,,uuâ&#x20AC;˘" Muller, Amanda Nielsen, Nikki Williams, Amanda Loftsgard, Azurdee Garland, Jarnie Ferrero, Kelly Wilkerson, Carter, Crystal Cook, Shelly Miller, Cheryl Barnum, Sarah Lamb, Alison Sievers, Traci Walker, Stefanie Sudduth, Sigman, Julie Donzie, Stacy McNeil, Suzanne Minier

By Rachel Fauss Kappa Delta has been extremely busy this past year with their participation in Greek Week, Homecoming, Greek Sing, and St. Pat's. They are very proud and supportive to this year's St. Pat's Queen Kate Carter and Homecomjng Queen Anika Stuckenschneider. Kappa Delta is also proud to have all of their many additions to their house, twenty-two in fact. This was the biggest fall pledge class ever on campus. With their work cut out for them they still had some fun at their annual theme party in the fall and the White Rose Formal in the spring. The theme party this year was Midnight Masquerade. It gave the Ladies of Epsilon Alpha a chance to dress up as their favorite movie and storybook characters. The best costume winners dressed as the main characters from "The Princess Bride." The White Rose Formal is a traditional formal in honor of one of the symbols of Kappa Delta. All of the ladies look forward for a chance to dress in their best and dance away the night in style. Kappa Delta has just finished their annual Shamrock Project. It occurs every March and is one of their major philanthropy projects. This year they came together to put on Campus Man, a male competition to see "The Big Man on Campus" is. The Ladies of Epsilon Alpha also helped out Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity by donating embroidered sweatshirts with the help of Ozark Mountain Embroidery, as well as with a monetary donation. In addition , they helped Joe Schmidberger with hi s Student Council President campaign.

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John Erdman and Andrea Benson at Fall 98 Theme Party "Midnight Masquerade." Photo submitted by Kappa Delta

Kappa Delta with Pi Kappa Alpha and their new sweatshirts.

Azurdee Garland, Debbie Holdorf, and Kate Wasem ha ndin g out the new Pi Kappa Alpha sweatshirts. Photo submitted by Kappa Delta

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Chicken Soup for the Miner's Soul

Photo by Rachel Fauss

By Courtney Peace Everyone has experiences in their lives that make for truly good stories-not just tales of falling off of your bike when you were seven. These stories are about the good in all people, the beauty of human nature. Whether or not they can recall the moment, everyone has experienced a time when they were glad just to be human. Few people, however, are lucky enough to be able to share their story with rest of the world. For sophomore Shelley Miller, one such experience is captured for everyone to read. Shelley's short story "McDonald's" was published in Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II in the section "On Love and Kindness." Stories published in the book are meant to show the feelings and experiences of teenagers. Her story tells of a day when she was in McDonald's with friends and one of her friends yelled to a man on the sidewalk. Shelley and the others in her group were a bit afraid of a confrontation, until they realized that her friend was simply offering to buy the man a meal. Shelley did not submit her story immediately after the incident. Instead, she said that she had been sick for awhile and had nearly read an entire book in the Chicken Soup series. She realized that she had experienced something similar to the stories in the book, and by chance checked for an address to which to mail her story. She found the e-mail address in the back of the book and sent two stories. Nearly a year later she received a notice that her story might be published. The next letter her parents forwarded to her was the notification of the release of the book, on that very day. Chicken Soup has written Shelley many times since the publication of her story, always asking her to submit more stories. Although Shelley agrees that the money would be nice, she is not sure whether she'll write more any time soon. "I' m not a writer," she says. "I hate English. That's why I'm an engineer."

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Renovations to Residence Halls by Sara Petrikovitsch Many renovations and improvements have been made this school year both at the Quad and at T.J. Four floors in the North Tower of T.J. received new carpeting. The South Lounge of T.J. got new carpeting and furniture, along with a fresh coat of paint. The elevators at T.J. were worked on over winter break to make them run more smoothly. For one floor of T.J., desk chairs were replaced in dorm rooms . Both Ethernet and cable was added to more rooms. The TJHA office was renovated. Also, a larger computer lab was added at the Quad. Many new improvements and renovations for the Residence Halls are planned for the remainder of the school year, or the near future. Windows are going to be replaced in the North Tower rooms soon. The window replacement should start by late April or late June. Mattresses are replaced periodically, so many rooms will be soon equipped with new ones. The three remaining floors of the North Tower will get new carpeting. One floor or wing of T.J. will get new desk chairs in order to try out a new design. Furniture for some TV lounges will purchased to replace old, or missing items. The inside of the elevators will be refurbished to make them look nicer. Another renovation could include the addition of a Coop apartment at the Quad. One floor would have a kitchen/commons area made out of 3 existing rooms. The other rooms would stay as normal dorm rooms, with the residents all sharing the common area. The Residence Halls are all self-sufficient. All of the money that goes toward improvements and renovations come from the residents' fees . Residents are encouraged to voice their opinions about what renovations should take place. After all, it is their fees that fund the improvements. The best way to get heard is by filling out the surveys presented by HIRC, or talking to a representative of TJHA, QHA, or RHA. Other residents may also feel the same way, and your input could make the Residence Halls a better place to live.

Kelly Whitsett, Michael Thomas, and Jay Stone ma.lce use of the newly refurbished Thomas Jefferson South Lounge.

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Anne Cannady: Queen of the Quad

by Kari Woods If one glances around campus, they will see leaders of various types everywhere. Anne Cannady, however, is a leader of leaders. She is currently serving as the Head Resident Assistant at the Quadrangle. Anne is an Engineering Management major and hopes to graduate in December 2000. She has been involved in residential life since the beginning of her college career. She has served as a summer RA once and a regular RA twice prior to her current position. There are many differences between her job now and what she has done in the past, though. "As head RA, you are caught between the RA staff and the central staff, which is difficult at times. And, my job is to make people who are already leaders into better leaders and role models." She decided to become a Head RA for a couple of reasons. "I am able to give support to RA's and watch the young RA's begin to grow. I will build leadership skills that will be important throughout my life," she said. Being Head Resident Assistant is not an easy job by any means, but it has countless benefits. "I love getting to know the other RA's and supporting them. The personal contacts I make here will encourage me when times get hard and I can remember the good times I had in the residence halls for the rest of my life. It's been nice to be able to make my mistakes here in managerial situations as opposed to in the real world." Anne is faced with very diverse problems all the time. She says that when trying to fix any situation, you should "talk the problem, not the person. You have to think things out and ask yourself if it will matter in ten years." I was lucky enough to have Anne as myRA my freshman year and I can tell you that she made an impact on her residents' lives that will not be forgotten in their lifetimes, let alone in ten years."

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Rebecca Rogers and friends take a study break to enjoy the sun at the Quad's sand volleyball court.

Some Quad residents relieve a little stress with a leisurely game of sand volleyball. Photo by Kari Woods

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Alttnan House 5

Photo submitted by Karla Niehaus

Front: Robin Kramer Floor (L to R): Allison West, Tracia West, Dave McKinstry, Michael Petter Next Row : Laura Lekar, Anita Elsea, Karla Niehaus, Cody May, Chris Robbins, Matt Rohweder Back Row: Whitney Novak, Julie Oldham, Laura Davies, Rachel Wheeler, Adam Brotherton, Sarah Harper, Andrew Petri, John Youngblood, Brent Thompson, Eric Dokter Not Pictured: Casey Bax, Steven Card, Jeff Mueller, Ethan Peterson, Bryan Wilson, Tayfun Uslu, Richard Welch, Amber Huffmann

A Little About Alttnan 5 ... By Karla Niehaus The coolest venue on the Quad! We're always busy doing something ... Watching movies, eating pizza, helping each other study ... Look for us proudly wearing our yellow Crayola box t-shirts on campus, or celebrating our QHA House of the Month Award. We even have our own appreciation day!! All our residents are active members of a strong community, and we wouldn ' t have it any other way!

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Front: Daniel Goellner, Jesse Campbell Second Row: Tracia West, Sarah Harper, Meghan Reed, Whitney Novak Third Row: Matt Rohweder, Dave McKinstry, Steve Posch, Karla Niehaus, Robin Kramer, Julie Oldham, Kendra Younker, Laura Davies Back Row: Cody May, Kraig Kreikemeier, Michael Knowski, Adam Brotherton, Phillip Coleman, Kenneth Campbell, Chris Robbins, John Youngblood

Photo submitted by Karla Niehaus

Photo submitted by Karla Niehau s

L toR: Jeff Mueller, Michael Petter, Robin Kramer

Photo submitted by Karla Niehaus

Altman 5 Appreciation Day recognizes some first floor guys. (L toR): Phil Coleman, Michael Knowski, Adam Brotherton

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Farrar 4

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A Little About Farrar 4 ... This year, Farrar 4 has been one of the most active dorms on campus. So far, we've been NRHH and QHA house of the month in only one semester. We also have won the spirit point chase for the first semester in the Quad. Farrar 4 is involved in many ways . We have our own intramural teams which place very well in the international soccer tournament, as well as making the playoffs in flag football and going 6 - 1 in softball and placing well in swimming and cross country. We have had a float trip and a haunted house trip. This semester included many movie nights, a group hall decoration for Christmas and many other activities. We are one of the best and most active houses on campus and many houses strive to be like us. Farrar 4 is by far the best of the best!

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''Patrick Painter: In the Spotlight"

by Sara Petrikovitsch Resident Assistant at Thomas Jefferson Hall for the 1998Head the as serves Painter Patrick student graduating in May, has been invol ved Management Engineering an Painter, 1999 school year. member ofTJHA and RHA for four years, active an was He activities. with many student government for one year. Painter has also been the Rep Co Stu a as served and a member of NRHH for three years, and then advisor for Chancellor's member class a Engineers, President of the Society of Manufacturing and awarded an Opportuniyears, ur fo for Research Leadership Class, involved with Undergraduate ties in Undergraduate Research grant twice. As the Head RA, Painter has many duties and responsibilities. As the supervisor of the Resident Assistant Staff, Painter must have biweekly one-on-one meetings with each staff member, hold and organize weekly staff meetings, provide programming and other pertinent information daily to staff members, and coordinate staff development activities. Painter is also resposi ble for such administrative tasks as approval off all postings in TJ, submitting weekly reports to the Resident Director, assessing damages to the common areas and prepare TJ for extended holidays. Painter, along with Anne Cannady (Head RA at the Quad), are responsible for much of the fall staff training and the RA selection process, Carousel. Painter has accepted a position as a Process Engineer at Procter and Gamble in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. His broad range of activities has given Painter many different perspectives, all of which will help him perform well in the business world. "I feel that my experience here at UMR, in and out of the classroom, has matured me as a leader and as a person a great deal," stated Painter.

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TJ Hall Staff

Photo submitted by Jennifer Wengler

Row 1: (kneeling) Timothy Brown, Patrick Schroeder, Daniel Schwent, Richard Words, Kirk Junker, Nicholas Skupnik Row 2: Patrick Painter, Devin Hess, Molly White, Michael Matthews, Jessica Bigas, Abere Karibi-Ikiriko, Tammy Pratt Row 3: Robert Beane, Steven Alferink, Shawn Maloney, Michael Thomas, Jason Eyerkuss, Cory Alexander, Craig Hunsicker, Melvin Harris Top: (Standing up) Sandi Smith, Seamus McGrath, Brent Eaves

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1 North

Photo by Ryan Shawgo

Front Row: Aaron Ogorzalek, Todd Wilfling, Paul Balaster, Kevin Butler, Daniel Strom, Matthew Redenbaugh, Eric Salgat Middle Row: Joshua Dalton, Richard Ormsby Back Row: Jeffrey IGck, Samuel Harvey, Yong Lee, Matthew Gebhardt, Patrick Schroeder, Gideon Stewart, Stephen Jacobsen, John Burns, Tristan Buckley, Matt Stadler, Matthew Lockwood, John Howell, Michael Teasdale, Pete Chang, Stephen McCracldn

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2 North North

Photo by Kari Woods

Front Row: (L to R) Tom Lahr, Carl Zernicke, Bryce Tinker, Arnold Hart, Scott Vogelsang Second Row: Adam Jones, Paul McGrew, Chris Geigel, Chris Wilson, Michael Carmichael, Adam Chamberlain, Steven Alferink, Joshua Lippert, David Newman, James Eidson, Adam Moore, Matthew Goska Not pictured: Kurt Voss, Andrew Pereiras, Jason Koszola, Anthony Hillard, Eric Williams, Erhan Onay, Fatih Komurcu, Kevin Schuster, Wayne Buller, Mark Proe, Chad White, Adam Vaughn, Brendan Hackett

David Newman, Joshua Lippert, Bryce Tinker, Paul McGrew, Tom Lahr, and Scott Vogelsang aspiring to be the "Got Soda" spokesmen. Photo by Kari Woods

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3 North

Photo submitted by Cory Alexander

Front Row: (L to R) Jared Barnes, Julio Montes, Joseph Molinaro, Jay Loeffler, Keenan Bull, Cory Alexander Back Row: Daniel Schmidt, Robert Schott, Jeffrey Rohlena, Bob Olsem, Eric Sutton, Jeremy Smith, John Macauley, Daniel Thi ll , Daniel Trutwin, Jeremiah Bush, David Burd, Timothy Brown, Andy Lasater, William Chalko, Jesse Grisham, David Houghton, Kevin Baumann, Mankit Au, Roger Farrar, John Fitez, Brian Carlson, Edward Salley

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5 North North

5NN Carolers Emily Sheehan, Vasu Trisal, Julie Nadler, Shannon Saettele, Kerri CampbeU, Amanda Jessen, Kari Woods, and Rachel Fauss pose with 4N after caroling for them.

By Kari Woods When it comes to getting involved, the ladies of 5 North North are among the best. In September, 5NN hosted "Art and Chocolate," which was named Diversity Program of the Month in the residence halls by NRHH. The National Residence Hall Honorary is an organization of residence hall leaders who recognize outstanding people and programs in the dorms each month. For "Art and Chocolate," residents submitted artwork of all kinds and ate fine chocolate as they perused their gallery of art. Resident Assistant Molly White attributes her community's involvement to a couple of things. "I think thi s is a really friendly floor and also a diverse, but unified one. We 've used this to our advantage by creating new programs such as Art and Chocolate," she said. The ladies also formed their own roller hockey team. After a few weeks of practice, they challenged their brother floor, 6 North. The guys accepted the challenge and the game was an exciting one. The girls nearly pulled it off, but they lost by the controversial final score of 4-3 . They were rewarded, though, when the game was named the Social Program of the Month for November. Some of the ladies helped to spread holiday cheer throughout TJ in December. They sold Christmas carols to the residents and then surprised some unsuspecting students with personalized singing grams. This was a huge hit and was also named the Social Program of the Month. In the spirit of the season, they donated the money they earned to Operation Helping Hand, which gave food and clothing to needy families in the Rolla area. By donating the most in TJ, they won 25 dollars in floor funds. The ladies have several more programs lined up for the spring semester, including Art and Chocolate II, a slumber party, and Road Rules-5NN style. That makes for a busy semester, but they wouldn't feel at home if it was any other way.

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Left: SNN Christmas Carolers sing to residents (L toR): Molly White, Erika Marlow, Kerri Campbell, Kari Woods, Rachel Fauss, Vasu Trisal, Julie Nadler Below: Laura Kimbel and Amanda Collins get ready for Snowball

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Left: Molly White and Laura Kimbel buried in balloons from the Swing Dance Below: SNN chaUenges 6N to a game of roller hockey (L to R): Travis Burke, , , Kristi Kuhlmann, Laura Kimbel, Sara Petrikovitsch , Mark, Addie Schwartz Photo submitted by Molly White

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5 North West

Photo by Chad Cornwell

Front Row: (L toR) Lindsey Ricketts, Lucinda Romig, Jennifer Kauffman, Laura Roselli, Wendy Scheihing, Jessica Bigas Back Row: Christina Green, Lori Kindervater, Robin Bumgarner, Jeanne Treasurer, Lies! Christman, Amanda Young, Erin Wobbe, Erin Sommers, Gina Zientara, Kathleen Knecht, Melissa Schwaller, Amanda Nielsen, Leann Splitter

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6 North

Photo by Kri sti Kuhlmann

Back Row: Andrew Wilding, Nathan Randolph, Benjamin Palenzin, Dale Hurd, John Miller, Gerald Jackson, Mattheuw Prenger, Mark Friedman Third Row: Kevin Morris, John Hartenstein, Paul Morgan, Michael Bening, Yifan Wu, Michael Touma, Jason Whitsett, Brennan Hussman Second Row: James Atkinson, Curtis Robinson, Justin Besancon, Scott Mitchell, Justin Ryan , Stephen Eads, Andrew Jackson, Benj amin Carnahan, Seth Potthast, Jeffrey Seaman, Lars Garoutte, Justin Miller, Artun Ada First Row: Melvin Harris, Jacob Stroupe, Martin Kofsky, Miles Propp, James Mette, Seamus McGrath

6 Northerners squeezing "eight" people into a North tower elevator.

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2 South

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Front Row: Erin Swearengen, Rachel Schiller, Sarah Lay, Heather Nydegger, Carrie Pulliam, Leann Berger Second Row: Ashley Nenninger, Suzanne Minier, Stephanie Welch, Heidi Cain, Jessica Kerns, Mary Ash Third Row: Arrnela Redzic, Sarah Massie, Nichole Bialczyk, Mary Badino, Kerry Wehner, Jayne Huseman, Erin Balducci Back Row: Kelly McCarty, Sherry Reeves, Sara Behal, Kelli Gist, Jamie Ferrero, Crystal LeRoy, Julie Barton, Sarah Albers, Megan Wall Not Pictured: Marcia Steger, Aminta Guillen, Alexis Collins, Amy Elias, Angela Keune, Lindsey Davis, Jennifer Petersmeyer, Meghan Weatherford

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5 South

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Joshua Lippert and Paul McGrew enjoy a late-night intense game of ping pong.

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Robin Kramer hoping to medal in the ever-popular sport of Turkey Bowling at Thomas Jefferson's Poultry Olympics.

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Back to Front: Jessica Lowry, Candice Luehrs, Jennifer Kinkead, Evelyn Barnes, Gail Nueck, Abere Karibi-Ikiriko, Tara Maassen, Sarah Bruening, Natalie Dixon, Jean Meyer, Stacy Allen, Rosanna Saindon, Rachel Franks, Elizabeth Dixon Not Pictured: Stephanie Koenig, Christina Eck

9 South dresses up for Trick-or-Treat night for area children Photo submitted by 9 South

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Quad Staff

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Bid Day by Rachel Fauss The first day of class is always nerve wrecking, especially as an incoming freshman. This holds even truer for those girls who went through formal rush and were eagerly awaiting their bids. Though the day passed rather quickly it seemed like an eternity until the meeting with their rush counselors. It was time to find out if the three formal parties were worth their time, if they would receive a bid, or would it just maybe be their fust choice. Everyone's hopes were high and sealed in one little envelope. I still remember it clearly, sitting there and looking at all the new friends I had made. As a rush group we had spent lots of time together traveling from house to house and comparing information from each house. Individually we were called outside the room and given that little envelope. It was finally my turn and I walked outside. My rush counselor placed the little envelope in my nervous hands and I opened it as best as I could. The writing looked foreign as I skimmed the elegantly scripted card. It took me a moment to figure out which house had extended me a bid. I paused for a moment, wondering if I was making the right decision to accept my bid and knew in my heart that I was. My rush counselor pointed me down the hallway to meet the rest of my new pledge sisters. We stood there waiting for the rest of our future sisters, getting more excited as our number grew, and impatiently waiting for the storming of the campus by the sororities. We couldn't wait to meet our new sisters. We could hear them coming before they even set foot on campus. Their cheering and shouting brought us all to the windows. Finally, we were allowed to go out and greet them. There were a lot of hugs, smiles, and surprisingly enough, the noise grew. Pictures were being snapped left and right. The world felt like it was spinning, but I was happy and laughing. I had always wanted a sister- and now I had 55!

Chi Omegas Kendra Younker, Leslie Swope, Katherine Zwick, and Elizabeth Searcy on Bid Day. Photo submitted by Jessica Ittner

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by Sara Petrikovitsch "What should I bring?" "Will I get homesick?" "Are my classes going to be too difficult?" "Will my professors be mean?'' "Will I make new friends?" "Will I keep up with my old friends?" "Will my roommate be weird?" It is a significant transition from high school to college. Not only are freshmen attending a new school, but they are most likely moving away from home. All of the questions above are concerns facing incoming freshmen . Luckily, measures are taken to ease new students into college life. All freshmen at UMR are required to move onto campus a week before classes begin. This allows the students to become familiar with the campus and their new residence before facing the stress of homework, tests or projects. New ways of keeping up with fami ly and friends, such as long distance phone calls, email, and letter writing, are substituted for direct contact. However, Residence Halls or Greek houses allow students to be surrounded by possible friends at all times. This, along with the possibility of living with a complete stranger, adds new excitement to the social lives of freshmen. New students also have the opportunity to become involved in campus organizations. Whether joining a professional society, hall government, or a religious affiliated club, freshmen can use organizations to make new friends, to fill free time, or to discover new hobbies. Although new experiences may be scary, freshmen find out quickly how college life is both educational and entertaining.

Freshmen Emily Sheehan, Dale Hurd, and Amanda Jessen have adjusted well to campus life. Photo by Kari Woods

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Who IS that Camp us Man? By Amanda Nielsen A night filled with laughter, applause, and tossed eggs marked the Kappa Delta Campus Man competition held March 6'\ 1999 in Centennial Hall. The Kappa Delta Sorority spent approximately 230 hours of their spare time to create an enjoyable night for fellow students. The following men participated in the event: Steve Bumpers, Alpha Epsilon Pi; Trevor Coons, Sigma Nu; Ben Cunningham, Delta Tau Delta; Jeremy Glenn, TJHA; Mark Hopkins, QHA; James Klotz, Beta Sigma Psi; Adam Lang, Keramos; Brian Lowry, Kappa Sigma; Greg Sanders, Delta Omicron Lambda; Karl Schmitt, Student Council; Pat Schroeder, American Ceramic Society; Kevin Stevenson, Student Union Board; Rick Szevery, Newman Center; Greg Voepel, Sigma Phi Epsilon ; Conor Watkins, Pi Kappa Phi ; David Wibbenmeyer, Sigma Chi; and Sean Zuckerman, RHA. The 17 contestants competed in four categories: casual wear, swim wear, talent, and formal wear. Many types of fashion were displayed that night. In the swim wear competition, one saw everything from goggles and floaties to a pair of duct tape swim trunks. In the formal wear competition , styles varied from the average dress shirt and tie to a 70's jumpsuit to a leopard-print suit. The talent competition was equally as colorful. Contestants did everything from singing, to dancing, to comedy, to juggling eggs. The top five contestants then went on to the finalist interview. The scores were then tallied and the winners were announced. Second runner-up was Adam Lang from Keramos, first runner-up was Conor Watkins from Pi Kappa Phi, and the Campus Man was Brian Lowry from Kappa Sigma. Earlier in the week, a smaller competition, Mr. Popularity, was held at the Puck. Here, students could vote for their favorite candidate by donating their spare change in their favorite candidate's box. The winner of the Mr. Popularity contest was Conor Watkins. Kappa Delta's Campus Man competition was their Shamrock Project for this year. The Shamrock Project is a fundraiser that Kappa Delta holds annually to benefit the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse (NCPCA). All the proceeds from Campus Man went to the NCPCA and the Phelps County Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

Campus Man participants wait anxiously to hear the winner of the contest.

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So Far Awa y... By Rachel Fauss ... And yet so close to home. Many students come many miles to go to school in the town of Rolla and they do this for many different reasons. There are students from not only the United States, but from across the globe. Most come to UMR for its reputation in engineering, its great departments, and its outstanding opportunities. Sarah Palmer from Michigan chose Rolla because it is "far enough from home but close enough to go home when I want to." Sarah, like many teenagers, was searching for independence from her parents. Many out of state students are attending on large scholarships, which help to cover their out of state fees. This is a deciding factor for many students trying to figure out what college they are going to attend. Issa Boileau from Wisconsin says, "Now that I am here, I don' t know how I'll stay if I lose my scholarships, but I have so much going for me that I don ' t want to leave." This is the case for many out of state students who depend so much on their scholarships to stay at a school they enjoy. Some students come to UMR because of the need to be different. I wanted to go to a place no one had heard of in my hometown. I didn't want to go to my state uni versity, where I would be just another number. Besides, all of my high school classmates were going there and I didn ' t want to be a part of a reunion 10 years early. I wanted to go to a place where I didn' t know anyone, and nobody would know me. UMR is a small campus that offers a Jot of possibilities. I knew most of my professors in just one week and they knew my name as well. For Corie Reeves, "everything has definitely been worth all of the stress of going so far from home." Homesickness has plagued many students who have come from beyond the Missouri state line. However, many have found that home is closer than they think. Most students make close friends, brothers, or sisters while they are here and end up knowing more people than they ever imagined. Even though they are joyous to leave Rolla, they are sad to be leaving such great times behind. I knew I was home when I returned from break and I smiled as the sign said "Rolla 8 mi."

A sampling of the wide variety of license plates that can be seen around campus.

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Academic Enhancement Center Students at Thomas Jefferson Residence Hall make use of the AEC's resource facilities. Left: Kenesia Schaper, Aminta Guillen, Bryce Tinker. Below: Kenesia Schaper, Kristopher Scholl, Kari Woods, Tom Lahr, Bryce Tinker, Joshua Lippert.

The AEC - Maximize Your Potential By Sara Petrikovitsch

Many students are unaware of a wonderful academic resource available through UMR: The Academic Enhancement Center, or AEC for short. The purpose of the AEC is to maximize students' academic potential and to assist all currently enrolled students in attaining the academic success they desire. The AEC's have a trained staff that is there to provide direct service to UMR students. Students can go to an AEC and use a variety of methods to assess their skill areas. The AEC's have many resources available to UMR students. These include copiers (only $0.05 a copy), numerous files for a variety of courses, or just a quiet place to study. In addition to academic help, the AEC's have programs such as "study breaks" where pizza, sub sandwiches, and soda are provided. The AEC has four convenient locations around campus: G-7 Altman at the Quadrangle, G-6 TJ in the North Tower, Round House at #3 Fraternity Drive, and the Southwestern Bell Cultural Center at 1207 N. Elm. If you are unfamiliar with the AEC, or a frequent visitor, you are encouraged to visit one of the four locations. After all, every student could use a little academic enhancement!

158 Organizations

American Ceramic Society

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Front Row: Laura John son, Michael Matthews, Julie Crow, Jennife r Sigman, August Altenbaumer, Heather Teitlebaum, Andrew Wittenauer. Second Row: Holl y Bentley, Kri stine Miller, Chad Essary, Tara Milli gan, Nichole Sloan, Adam Lang, Sarah Yeighe, Geoffrey Brennecka, Diana Arflack, Kari Troyer, Robert Leerson, Patrick Schroeder, Julie Barton, Charles Lofton, Marisa McGregor. Back Row: Jason Bodson, Eric Carlton, Dustin Beeaf, Angela Mercer, Zach Byars, Caro l C li c k, Miranda Richards, Erica Middleton.

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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Front Row: Katie Grantham, Natalie Phelan, Samuel Thompson, Molly White. Back Row: Christopher Debons, Casey Shraeder, Kevin Hixon, Josh Love, Shane Hegarty, Christopher Jackman, Donald Cone, Jeffery Purvis, Dr. Fred Nelson.

Fall Semester 1998 President - Christopher Debons Vice President - David Meller Secretary - Natalie Phelan Treasurer - Shane Hegarty

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American Institute of Chemical Engineers ADOPT . A. HlfY 2 O Ml liTT£11 CONTROl AIII£111CAN INSTITUTE OF CH£NICAt £NGIN££RS

The UMR Student Chapter of AIChE has had a very busy year. Two of the highlights include a November trip to Miami for the National Conference and the chapter-hosted Professional Society Softball Challenge. The chapter was recognized at the convention as being the Most Outstanding Chapter in the nation. The softball tournament on April 10, 1999 was a success with 6 competing teams, including two teams d e d I e f by AIChE itself.

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AIChE's community service project for Winter semester 1999. AIChE adopted a two mile section of Highway 44 and helps keep it clean.

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D.J. and Treasurer Tommy McCoy interviewing Jerald Keezer at the AIChE Professional Society Softball Challenge.

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American Nuclear Society

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The American Nuclear Society is a professional organization devoted to advancing science and engineering related to the atomic nucleus. More than 13,000 scientists and engineers in the Society's membership are active in diverse fields of research, teaching, consultation, administration, and engineering. Since this not-for-profit scientific and educational organization was founded in 1954, a primary purpose has been the dissemination of information about nuclear science and technology. Informing the public concerning the role of nuclear power in assuring adequate energy supply in the U.S. and abroad is now considered a vitally important responsibility of the American Nuclear Society. This effort to increase public understanding of the promise of nuclear energy is carried out mostly through activities of Society members in 61 ANS Local Sections throughout the world, including 1,000 ANS members in some 40 countries around the world. The American Nuclear Society Student Branch at the University of Missouri-Rolla plays an active role in providing information through tours, instruction of boy scouts, and other various activities.

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Association for Computing Machinery

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ACM Stutlents Prepare for International Contest By Kristi Kuhlmann and thanks to Manav Misra and Missouri Miner

After placing second in the Mid-Central Association for Computing Machinery Intercollegiate Programming Contest, the UMR chapter of ACM qualified for the international level to be held in April. The contest will be held at the Technical University of Eidenhoven in the Netherlands and the UMR team will be in competition with 28 North American teams and 34 international teams. UMR's team consists of Ryan Lantzer, a computer engineering major, Bill Siever, a computer science graduate student, and Tim Baldwin, a management systems major. Each three member team, consisting of two undergraduate students and one graduate student, is faced with six to eight real world problems which they must solve within five hours. The team that solves the most problems in the fewest number of attempts and the shortest amount of time will win the trophy. "This contest is about problemsolving, team work, and the thrill of measuring up to a stiff challenge .. ." said Bill Poucher, an ACM programming contest director from Baylor. UMR placed third in the contest in 1977 and 198 1.

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Associated Students of the University of Missouri As "the student voice in state government," ASUM represents the needs and interests of UMR and all UM students to the highest levels of government. ASUM is governed by a board of directors comprised of students from each of the four campuses of the University of Missouri system. ASUM's Legislative Intern Program provides the training ground for students to become registered lobbyists while earning political science credit. ASUM also provides students with the opportunity to participate in the political process through a variety of other programs such as the "Lunch with a Legislator" program, Student Lobby Day, and voter registration drives.

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ASUM dinner with Sarah Welch. Student Representative to UM System Board of Curators Karl Schirnitt, Traci Walker, Andrew Laegeler, Ross Whittier, Timothy Laycock, Sarah Welch, Joseph Schrnidberger.

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Meet the Candidates Dinner. Robert May, Ross Whittier, Traci Walker, Ginger Appleberry, Timothy Laycock, Sarah Steelman, Jerry McBride, Mike Lybyer.

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Blue Key National Honor Fraternity

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"Serving, I live" by Lucie Johannes Blue Key is a national honor fraternity whose purpose is "to study, discuss, and strive to further the best interests of the University of Missouri-Rolla; to promote a spirit of fraternalism among all students of this school; and otherwise to fulfill the obligations set forth in the pledge of this fraternity. " The forth members of Blue Key do a lot of things to help out the campus. They hold a leadership forum with Order of Omega and NRHH and they give an award called "Miner of the Month" to a student who does service that is unrelated to any campus organization. They recently started having an organization of the month to recognize organizations that stand out due to outstanding programming or service. Blue Key also puts together and di stiibutes a campus phone book each fall. Blue Key has a representative who is the campus liaison to the Order of the Golden Shillelagh, an alumni organization. The representative works with the alumni on their events during the year. The requirements to join Blue Key are that you have 60 hours, been in college for two years, have a GPA of at least 2.75, and have at least 40 points that are determined fro m campus involvement and leadership positions. The motto of Blue Key is "Serving, I live," and this is evident in all that they do for this campus.

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Cheerleaders 1998 Football Cheerleaders: Leah Battle (Captain), Erica Walker, Connie Johnson, Kori Steinman, Katie Zwick, Amber Huffman, Kristi Allen, Jad Hayes, Patrick Hake, Doug Salmon, Otto Ratjora, Joe Miner. HIGHLIGHTS - When Joe Miner and Pittsburgh State Gorilla were playfighting each other, Joe tried to ride his bicycle over Sam the Gorilla. Sam clotheslined Joe and Joe's head fell off and rolled around on the ground.

1998-1999 Basketball Cheerleaders: Leah Battle (Captain), Connie Johnson, Kori Steinman, Katie Zwick, Tonica Iglehart, Elizabeth Eckhoff, Jad Hayes,Doug Salmon, Carl Sather, Joe Miner. HIGHLIGHTS - At the first conference basketball game, Leah Battle and Kori Steinman tried to put Joe Miner in a double base stunt. It took a while to get him all the way up, but they were successful with help from the rest of the squad.

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166 Organizations

Chi Epsilon

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Front row: Jonathan Hey, Carrie Beth Clay, Jerry Gander, Jody Shaw, Matthew Sander, Duffy Mooney. Second row: Melanie Claxton, Laura Kelly, Ty Sander, John Boschert, Bethany Konz, Larry Ragsdale, Pam Thebeau. Third row: David Hunter, Colleen Stemler, Susan Fry, Travis Easton, Kyle Tilly, Jane Brashear, Charles Wipf. Fourth row: Louis Bartels, Nathaniel Keen, Andrew Andonoff, Elliot Reed, Marc Friedman, Karen Rainey, Rob Lundberg, Matthew Barrows. Fifth row: Houda Jadi, Jeff Riepe, Lane Puis, Eric Bothe, Ann-Marie Hoerner.

Chi Epsilon is the Civil Engineering Honor Society. The primary purpose of Chi Epsilon is to recognize civil engineering students who possess four important qualities: scholarship, character, practicality, and sociability. Chi Epsilon is involved in a number of different activities. Members work with the student chapters of ASCE and AGC in various departmental activities and are well represented in the Interorganizational Development Committee. Scholarships are awarded to deserving civil engineering students from funds donated by alumni members. Members also participate in various volunteer projects such as tutoring and helping to organize the EIT review sessions.

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Delta Omicron lambda

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Front row: Joanne Gunzel , Melissa Laycock, Stacy Heather, Carrie Beth Clay. Second row: Heather McBride, Paula Washington, Miya Barr, Christie Brown. Third Row: Jessica Moran, Darcy Robison, Andrea Sager, Josi Wright, Hollie Cress, Kim Moore. Not Pictured: Jessica Neuner, Billie Snodgrass.

Delta Omicron Lambda is a service organization which emphasizes on women's interests . On December 2, 1998, Delta Omicron Lambda hosted their first annual "Holiday Hearty Soup Dinner" to benefit the Russell Hou se. Over $ l , 100 was raised for the shelter.

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Eta Kappa Nu

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EXCEl Helps Students Achieve Goals By Lucie Johannes With all of the challenging classes offered at UMR, students are always looking for things that can help improve their grades. The EXCEL program was developed to help students improve their math scores and,due to the program's effectiveness, it has grown to include many other difficult classes that are offered on campus. Every leadership position in EXCEL is held by students. Students decide how the organization is going to be handled and which direction it is going to tum in the future. The students who facilitate workshops are also assigned to a committee. These committees are the backbone of EXCEL, as they do things such as improving public relations, working on the management information system, or putting on the EXCEL professional leadership series banquet in which companies that hire UMR graduates come to learn about EXCEL and meet some of the students. To facilitate a workshop, a student must have taken and done well in the class and also have gone through training before school starts. Training consists of learning about group dynamics, collaborative learning, and how to be an effective leader. Each facilitator also has a mentor who visits their workshop and makes sure they are leading the students into becoming an effective group. EXCEL benefits the students in the workshops with good study skill s and better grades. It also benefits the facilitators with leadership skills and a place to practice them . Through the years, EXCEL has achieved its goal of helping students.

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Gamma Alpha Delta

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Many members of the Greek system appreciate the community they live in and want to give something back. Gamma Alpha Delta (GAD) is a way for these students to show their appreciation to the community. The purpose of GAD is to provide service to the community and ot encourage brotherhood among students. GAD is made up of a group of students from nine houses on campus. All three sororities and six of the fraternities participate. Every semester, the houses nominate four to six of their members to pledge the organization. All the members of GAD have a semesterly project, and there is a project that the pledges do on their own. In addition, each of the houses has a service project that they perform with their whole house. Some of the local charities that GAD benefits are the Russell House, the Holloway House, and Rolla Head Start. In the past, they have done things like paint the stairs at the Holloway House, help clean up the bathrooms, and do some construction work. They have even helped lay a trail at a local park. Not only does GAD train its' members to be leaders through community involvement, but it helps them become more well-rounded people who understand that there is a moral commitment to the community in their future professions.

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UMR Gold Miner Dance Squad

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1998-1999 Basketball Season Front row: Cynthia Mizell, Stacy Heather. Second row: Hollie Cress, Rachel Durst, Jennifer Glawson. Back row: Elizabeth Dixon, Natalie Dixon, Kathryn Burnside, Carey Brendlinger (Captain). Not pictured: Rachel Wheeler.

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1998 Football Season Front row: Stacy Heather, Jennifer Glawson. Second row: Shannon Sanazaro, Hollie Cress, Natalie Phelan (Captain), Ann-Marie Hoerner. Back row: Elizabeth Dixon, Rachel Wheeler, Kathryn Burnside, Natalie Dixon, Carey Brendlinger. Not pictured: Katie Grantham, Tonica Iglehart, Teresa Tamburello, Molly Koester.

172 Organizations

Habitat For Humanity

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Photo by Ryan Shawgo

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Helix Biological Sciences Club

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Front row: Paul Bushey (Publicity Officer), Mozow Yusof, Ben Butler (President), Nick Havens. Second Row: Diana Hastings, Amanda Loftsgard. Back row: Matt Hagen, Carl Sather (Developmental Officer), Adam Guss (Vice President), Dr. David Westenberg (Faculty Advisor).

2 + 2 - Success by Ben Butler Helix is the Biological Sciences social and service club and UMR's student chapter of the American Society for Microbiology. In addition to bringing in guest speakers, Helix hosts biannual departmental social events, and participates in 2+2, a program designed to get girls interested in science and engineering at an early age. This year, Helix will be coordinating a day full of interactive 2+2 workshops presented by several student organizations called "2+2 in the Lab." More than the above listed activities, Helix's most important function is to provide a means for Biological Sciences students to get to know each other and their professors.

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lnline Hockey Team

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Front Row : James Camaretta, Jason Farmer, Peter Hong, James, Brian Kocielski (Captain), Steve Elliott (Alternate Captain), Steve Brown . Back Row : Alexander Herr, Brad Redden, Paul McLeane, Jonathan Press, Craig Wagner (Captain), Matthew Chrapek, Mark Schrewe. Not Pictured: Timothy Canter, Martin Farrell , Martin Zvolensky.

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Interfraternity Council

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The Interfraternity Council serves several purposes. The first is to act as the governing body of the UMR Greek system. The second is to see to it that UMR Greeks have a good image among the campus and the community. This is done by holding several charity events. There are fund raisers throughout the year, as well as a canned food drive and a blood drive. The final purpose of the IFC is to hold several "all Greek" events during the year. These include Greek Week, Greek Hayride, and Greek Sing. These events allow the entire Greek community to get together and have a good time.

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UMR Juggling Club

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Standing: Ken Grant, Stephanie Garvin, Steven Jones, Douglas Royal, Kyle Daugherty, Ryan Mahoney, Adam Black. Sitting: Victoria Ames, Rachel Wheeler, Jonathan Buhacoff, Nicholas Streeter, Robert McDonald, Holly Bentley.

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Kappa Mu Epsilon

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Front Row: Marisa McGregor, Adam Lang, Chad Essary, Kari Troyer, Geoffrey Brennecka. Middle Row: Holly Bentley, Laura Johnson, Kristine Miller, Nichole Sloan, Tara Milligan, Sarah Yeighe, Julie Crow, Diana Arflack, Heather Teitlebaum, Julie Barton, Robert Leerson, August Altenbaumer, Andrew Wittenauer, Jennifer Sigman. Back Row: Brian Gilmore, Eric Carlton, Dustin Beeaf, Angela Mercer, Zach Byars, Carol Click, Miranda Richards, Charles Lofton.

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KMNR Radio Station

Station meeting December 1998.

Don Modde, Trained during Fall Semester 1998.

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Twenty Five Years of "Rocking in Rolla" By Kristi Kuhlmann

KMNR 89.7 FM is UMR's student run, noncommercial, educational stereo broadcast station. KMNR is a "free format" station. This means the on-air D.J. chooses all program content. The only exceptions are standard educational productions, such as Earth and Sky and We're Science, which are programs that KMNR airs to serve the public interest. KMNR also provides the local listening community with news, weather, and Town and Campus News. All of the D.J.'s at KMNR work on a voluntary basis, with each D.J. working three hours per week. The radio station is located at the corner of J2'h and Pine Streets - the building with the tiedyed curtains. In addition to playing a wide variety of music this year, KMNR is also celebrating it's 25'h Anniversary. The D.J. 's would like to thank UMR and the Rolla community for making this another great year.

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The Library at KMNR.

KMNR Top 10 for 1998 Courtesy of the Missouri Miner and Trish Gregg, KMNR Program Director Another year has gone by and hundreds of bands have pushed their music out into the world to be heard. Throughout the year, KMNR has received about one thousand CO's, several hundred of which have been debut releases by new artists. Out of all the albums from which the D.J.'s can choose, these are the most played albums of 1998.

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KNAPSACK - This conversation is Ending ... (Alias) JAWBOX - My Scrapbook of Fatal Accidents (Desoto) SUNNY DAY REAL ESTATE - How It Feels To be ... (Sub Pop) JUNE OF 44 - Four Great Points (Quatersick) HOVERCRAFT - Experiment Below (Mute/blast First) NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL - In The Aeroplane Over the Sea (Merge) TUSCADERO - My Way or the Highway (Elektra) MINERAL - Endserenading (Crank!) VITREOUS HUMOR - Posthumous (Crank!) DILLINGER 4- Midwestern Songs of the Americas (Hopeless)

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lambda Sigma Pi

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Front row: Lucie Johannes, Jennifer Butler, Christina Braune, Sarah Stark, Ellen Eye, Connie Nolte, Anne Faeth. Second row: Katherine Compiseno, Amanda Wilson, Kelly Thomas, Elizabeth Szkrybalo, Colleen Stucker, Deborah Holdorf. Third row: Shelley Erickson, Jody Shaw, Julie Nowakowski, Amber Nations, Kimberly Hydeman, Jennifer Adams, Annette Tijerina. Fourth row: Mary Grass, Amanda Gilbertson, Heather Thompson, Anne Heltibrand, Paula Wuebbels. Fifth row: Amy Carr, Jennifer Splaingard, Tracy Davenport, Katheryne Derhake. Sixth row: Jessica Neuner, Tara Algreen. Stefanie Arndt. Not pictured: Jennifer Campbell , Ellen Holthaus, Natalie Sanders, Mozow Yusof.

Lambda Sigma Pi is a service organization comprised of thirty chosen women. Many service projects are held throughout the semester, including helping out at Rolla Manor Care and Choices for People. Lambda Sigma Pi also holds an annual fund-raiser, "Chili, Chips, and Cheese" in the fall semester. Over $1,000 was raised this year and given to the Gingerbread House and underprivileged families in the community. Lambda Sigma Pi emphasizes loyalty and service to people while promoting friendship and fun .

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lutheran Student Fellowship

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Front row: Jonathan Grohs, Brian McCrary, Jamie Martens, Nikki Washburn, Bill Borenpohl. Second row: Timothy Koehler, Sarah Bruening, Bethany Konz, Candice Luehrs , Benjamin Braatz, David Beckemeier. Third row: Jennifer Wengler, William Marley, Sarah Cook, Sandy Ochner. Back row: Daniel Saylor, Patrick Painter, Philip Thiem, Timothy Heerboth , Pastor Douglas Ochner, Evan Zelkovich.

The lSF Adds Dimension to the lives of Students by Brian McCrary The Lutheran Student Center is a gathering place for fellowship, relaxation , and fun. Being a Christian in fellowship with others gives the university experience an added dimension of joy and purpose. Game nights, Supper on Sunday, and other events are times we gather together as friends for time out from the rigors of studying and work. Our Thursday evening Bible-study fellowship enriches students through study and smallgroup discussions of God's Word. Students gain insight into God 's wonderful plan for their lives as well as a better understanding of how God's word relates to everyday issues. We at the LSF would like to extend an invitation to all students to come join us and be refreshed spiritually and socially. Taking some time out for these important areas of life will make your college experience more fulfilling now and one on which you can look back on with contentment. Some of the events this past year include: August - Welcoming Pig Roast, September- Canoe trip on Labor Day weekend, October- hay-ride, pumpkin carving party and a Halloween lock-in with "Trick or Canning," December - Christmas Party, January - Ice Cream Social and Super Bowl Party, February -Square-dancing, trip to St. Louis to see Comedy Spartz, and 30-hour famine . ln March we hosted the Missouri/Southern Illinois Lutheran Student Fellowship Retreat. We've had some great times together and hope you can join us for those yet to come.

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Society of Mining Engineers

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The Society of Mining Engineers won Second Place at the AIChE Professional Society Softball Tournament held on April 10, 1999.

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Missouri Miner

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The Missouri Miner is the official publication of the students of UMR. The paper is distributed every Wednesday and features the activities of UMR students and events happening on campus.

1998-1999 Staff Editor-In-Chief: Justin Ferguson Business Manager: Amy Morriss Assistant Business Manager: Amanda Loftsgard Managing Editor: Jonathan Erdman Assistant Managing Editor: Carrie Pulliam News Editor: Keith Missey Assistant News Editor: Andrea Benson Verve Editor: Jeffrey Leong Assistant Verve Editor: Randal Burd Jr. Sports Editor: Brad Neuville Assistant Sports Editor: Sean Zuckerman Advertising Director: Debbie Mueller Assistant Advertising Director: Jeff Mueller Photo Editor: Wendy Hoffman Copy Manager: Scott Blomquist Assistant Copy Manager: Robert Phelan Staff Writers: Allan Annaert, Harsha! Deshpande, Erin Gifford, Tri sh Gregg, Holly Hawkins, Mi ssy McLean, Manav Misra, Maleika Patterson, Walter Rader, Justin Sutherland, David Wekesa, Tracia West. Advertising Representative: Julie Nadler Photographers: Allan Annaert, Brian Holley, Shawn Kitterman Artists: Jacob Hesse, C. James, Scott Swiezynski. Circulation: Sarah Palmer, Gregory Scheidt.

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MSM Spelunkers Club

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Front row: Marvin Zaske, Tracy Jones, Zack Pyatt, Gina Hurst, Adam Brooks. Kneeling: Trevor Strokker, Kally Gehly, Justin Brooks, Jon Isaacson. Back row: Thomas Stalcup, Lori Kindervater, Sharon Jones, Jason Osiek, Conor Watkin, May Matlock, Kelly Whitsett, Paul Albertson, Francis Furman, Kenny Sheri II , Michael Lemon, James Kauftnann , Matthew Mosely, Rhea Workman.

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National Society of Black Engineers

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National Residence Hall Honorary

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Front row: Patrick Painter, ~eter Collins, Martin Kofsky, Jeremy Pepper, Mike Raska, Heather Benhardt. Second row: Seamus McGrath, Michael Matthews, Anne Cannady. Third row: Kerri Vencato~ Justin Ryan. Not pictured: Elizabeth Dixon, Natalie Dixon, Jonathan Hey, Gerrit Leeftink, Jennifer Wengler, Christopher Ray.

NRHH is Focused On leadership By Anne Cannady The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is an organization in which the top 1% of hall leaders meet to take action towards a common goal. That goal is to recognize all the new and upcoming leaders within the residence halls. We do this by taking over 100 students (preferably freshmen) and teach them the necessary skills to become a great leader at our annual Leadership Trip which includes programs on campus, leadership skills, teamwork, and is topped off by a low ropes course. Another major way we recognize the achievements of other is through our "Of the Month" Awards, or OTMs. These are decided upon by the NRHH members every month and are catagorized by anything from support service staff to social programs. In addition, we have Walls of Fame at both the Quad and TJ where each OTM winner can see their name and award. We do many other programs for charity and within the residence halls as well. UMR's NRHH Chapter has been extremely busy. We have won numerous awards for our chapter every month. In addtion, on the regional level, these members have gotten awards: Patrick Painter for the Distinguished Service Award, Michael Raska for National Communications Coordinator of the Year, and Anne Cannady for NRHH's Outstanding Member of the Year Award. We also have two members who are extremely active on the regional level by serving on the Regional Board of Directors. Christopher Ray was the Regional Associate Director of Administration for a year, through November of 1998 and is the Director of MACURH through November of 1999. Jonathan Hey served as the NRHH Regional Associate Director for one full year as well, ending in November of 1998.

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Omega Sigma

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Dedicated to Service by Lucie Johannes Omega Sigma is a local service organization that both serves the community and provides social activities for its members. They do service projects for various community organizations. For Valentine's Day, they made valentines for Rolla Manor Care. They also decorate the home for Christmas. They have times where they baby sit for the Russell House so that the women are able to go out and have a good time without worrying about their children. They have social events with a lot of the fraternities and campus organizations. They have 70's socials, St. Pat's socials, socials where everyone wears purple, and other various activities. Omega Sigma is dedicated to the development of its members into close friendships and provides them with many activities through which they can service the community.

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Order of Omega

Order of Omega is a Greek Leadership Honor Society. The UMR chapter was installed in December of 1996 and has been steadily growing ever since. Order of Omega sponsors risk management seminars, leadership forums, and service projects for the campus and community. Members of the Order of Omega are fraternity and sorority members who have displayed excellent leadership skills, proven their scholastic ability, and shown dedication to the UMR Greek system.

Members of the Order of Omega.

Fall Semester 1998 initiates.

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Fall Semester 1998 officers.

Spring Semester 1999 officers.

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Panhellenie Council

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This year is the first year that the Panhellenic Council has had an executive council consisting of six people, instead of three people as we have had in the past. We believed that an executive council of six would help the Panhellenic Council achieve its highest capabilities. The Panhellenic Council has been hard at work to make formal rush as successful as possible. We sent out a totally new rush book to all of the incoming women to let them know about the three NPC sororities at UMR. Our rush counselors for formal rush are Anne Heltibrand, Kelly Saunchegraw, Mary Grass, Tiffany Swoveland, Kim McGwire, and Martha Phariss. Leigh Grundy is in charge of formal rush this year and we believe she'll do a great job. Along with making formal rush a success, the Panhellenic Council has also been busy with a few other things. At Greek Sing, we set up a food stand and helped out the Interfraternity Council. The Panhellenic Council is also dedicated to improving scholarship within the sororities. We had a scholarship brunch and honored many sorority members for their excellence. The Panhellenic Council is looking forward to another fun Greek Week and wishes the sororities lots of luck during formal rush.

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Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society

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Initiation banquet at Johnny Smoke Stak's on December 6, 1998.

FS 1998 Nick Findley President Stacy Davis Vice-President Jennifer Kauffman Treasurer Corresponding Secretary Jamie Schroetlin Michelle Grace Recording Secretary Chip Keirn Historian Jamie Johnson Senior Advisor Neil Havens Exec. Council Mark Tawfall

WS 1999 Michelle Grace Jennifer Kauffman Chip Keirn Lucinda Romig Shaun Feaker Cindy Menz Clint Collins Sarah Albers Brian Dunham

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Quadrangle Hall Association

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St. Pat's Committee

Photo by Chri s Bi lli ngsly

1999's "Best Ever" St. Pat's by Lucie Johannes Thi s year marked UMR 's 91 " annual St. Patrick's Day celebrati on and it was, as always, a spectacul ar event on campus. The ce lebration started with the snake invasion on campus the week pri or to all the major events. Freshmen who carried their handmade shi llelaghs and walking sticks were able to showcase their snake-killing abilities as they were beckoned to a fenced in area where plastic snakes were scattered on the lawn . Thi s not only upholds the traditi on, but it also entertains those who pass by. The folli es were held for the three days prior to the long weekend and included activities such as the full beard competition, greenest person, best movie-scene re-enactment, leprechaun look-alike, and best shillelagh and walking stick competition. On Wednesday evening, Theta Tau Omega held a casino ni ght in the Multi-Purpose Building. Gonzo and Games took place on Thursday and Friday with acti vities like cudgel carry and judging, ultimate fri sbee, engineering contest, shillelagh toss, wheelbarrow race, obstacle course, and pillow fi ghting. Friday night was the coronati on ceremonies and the ball. Kate Carter was named St. Pat's queen thi s year and the runner up was Mandy Wedertz. The St. Pat's parade was held on Saturday morning on Pine Street, which had been appropriately painted green. Thi s year 's theme was the Blockbusters of the Sil ver Screen and Sigma Nu won the fl oat competition. On Saturday evening, Professional Wrestling was held at the Multi-Purpose building, which was a televised event. At the event, the winners of the St. Pat's competition were announced. Alpha Epsilon Pi won in the fraternity category and Zeta Tau Alpha was the sorority winner. Over all , everyone had a wonderful St. Pat's and is looki ng forward to next year's "Best Ever" St. Pat's!

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Solar Car Team

Photo by Ryan Shaw go

Members: Timothy Alfermann, Colleen Balducci, Daniel Bohachick, Matt Bohm, Brian Call, Joseph Clendenen, Christopher Day, Christopher Deck, Bill Fennewald, James Gosche Jr., Lee Hall, Julie Hirtz, Paul Hirtz, Tracy Hockenhull, Michael Hunter, Dion Kendrick, Jesse Lai, Jonathan LataH, Lianne Leisenring, Mario Lemus, Gail Lueck, Louis McCarthy, Michelle McGeorge, Brad Meyer, Eric Moore, Stephanie Navin, Zack Oestereich, Joshua Pieper, Matthew Porter, Michael Reeves, Tim Reinke, David Rieffel, Aaron Rues, Nathan Rues, Jeff Sanders, Ryan Seabaugh, Jason Stidham, William Strasser, Jeremy Theis, Justin Webb, Tim Wortkoetter, Sean Zuckerman, Julie Zuerlein.

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Photo by Chad Cornwell

Solar Car Team Shines in '99 by Gail Lueck The Solar Car Team at UMR has successfully completed three national competitions: Sunrayce 93, 95 , and 97. The car, Solar Miner, raced from Indianapolis, IN, to Colorado Springs, CO and finished thi s 1,200 mile race in 17th place out of 36 with an average speed of 28.59mph . The success of this vehicle can be contributed to simple designs , good leadership, low weight, and experienced team members. Our return to Sunrayce 97 marked the best show ing ever from the Team. Solar Miner was the second lightest car in the event and finished the route twice as fast as E-Cubed, our entry into Sunrayce 95 and our Team received the "Best Use of Battery Technology" Award during the race. After returning from the competition , the Team quickly began designing a new car for the next competition. Sunrayce 99 wi ll be held along the East Coast, traveling from Washington D.C. to Florida, in June 1999. This biennial intercollegiate competition is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, General Motors, and Electronic Data Systems and the purpose is to encourage students to consider alternati ve energy resources while gai ning valuable hands-on experience. The Team 's mission is to develop a highly competitive solar powered vehicle that demonstrates the engineeri ng excellence of the members on the Team. Through the spirit of competition, this project hopes to foster leadership, teamwork, and the continuous advancement of technologies for the betterment of humanity. UM R's Solar Car Team is comprised of about 50 members, including students from almost every field of engineering as well as fie lds from the College of Arts and Sciences. Members range from freshman to graduate level. The project is student managed, allowing all of the des ign, engineering, and manufacturing to be performed by the students who volunteer their time and energy. The current Team members have set their goals to produce a successful Solar Miner II for entry into Sunrayce 99.

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Student Environmental Action Coalition

Photo by Ryan Shawgo

Members: Gretchen Schmeling, Katie Cadwell, Mat Rogers, Adam Farag, Jason Ptacek, Nicole Wiliams, Casey Schaefer, Erin Corr, Kelly O' Donnell, Mike Garner, Moriah Peck, Jeff Greer.

The Student Environmental Action Coalition's goals are to inform UMR and the Rolla community of environmentally related issues that affect our world today. The SEAC is involved in many different areas of environmental concern including recycling, wildlife preservation, land preservation, natural resources issues, clean air/water/earth, and state forest and river maintenance. Currently, SEAC is in the process of starting an on-campus recycling program and planning for their annual Earth Day celebration that takes place in the Spring of 1999.

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Thomas Jefferson Hall Association

Photo submitted by TJHA .

THJA 1998- 1999 Executive Board Members President -- Marie Vogan Vice President of Committees -- Scott Pope Vice President of Programming -- Nick Ault Secretary -- Tara Milligan (FS98), Addie Schwartz (WS99) Treasurer -- Justin Besancon

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Turkish Student Association

Photo by Bora Sar

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Wesley House

Photo submitted by Wesley House

Front row: Steven Winsett. Second row: Lea Fromme, Elizabeth Sandefur, Mollie Bradley, Erika Middleton, Holly Bentley, Matthew Kolok, Andrew Huser. Third row: Stephen Gose, Kevin Kroeger, Dawn Willis, Edna Bridges, Rachel Schiller, David Robbins, John Hansen, Timothy Cunningham, Laura Johnsen. Fourth row: Timothy Baldwin, Chad Essary, Jeffrey Sanders, Lane Rezek, Matthew Porter, Kenneth Dunek, Christopher Herbold, Michael Willett. Back row: Justin Ryan, Benjamin Orr.

Wesley House by Mollie Bradley

Wesley House is an Ecumenical Campus Ministry. It is comprised of Christian men and women who join together regularly in fellowship , worship, and service. The house is located on the comer of 8th and Park Streets across from the Post Office. Each week there are three planned events: Break-aways (a time for fun , games, or interesting speakers), weekly Bible studies, and Sunday potlucks. After potlucks, there are student led devotions and the third Sunday of every month one of the supporting pastors provides communion. At least three Sundays a semester the group travels to surrounding churches that support the Wesley House and share a little about what we do, as well as lead the service. Once a semester there is a worship retreat and a work project. Our major local community project is providing wood, through the L.O.V.E. organization, for people who need help heating their homes during winter. In addition to these more serious activities, we have semester coffee houses, a Valentine's Day dance, a haunted house, float trips, camping, movie nights, a spades tournament, volleyball, and much more.

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes

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Members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes gather at the Multi-Purpose Building.

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Organizational Activities

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Help Me! What To Do When Classes Just Do Not Make Sense Sitting across the table from one another in the basement of the Thomas Jefferson Residence Hall, students can often be found talking quietly. Some of them are explaining their troubles. Others, who in this case happen to be tutors, are trying to help them find the solutions to the homework problems that they are working on. The same scenario is repeated many times, all over town. Students who are having trouble in classes receive he lp at the Roundhouse on Frat Row, G-7 Altman Hall, and the Southwestern Bell Cultural Center. The Academic Enhancement Centers (AEC) are a place to receive help in a myriad of classes ranging from Chemistry I to Ceramics 377. The centers were the place to go when classes just were not making sense. The staff members there are trained to help students with any problems that they are faced with, from simple math to complex chemistry. The centers provide more than just help in solving specific homework problems. Students who study in the AEC often report that they are learning how to become an effective studier, so that in the future, similar types of problems would be easier for them to solve. As an alternative to the structure of the Academic Enhancement Centers, students can also be matched with other students who would tutor them on a one-to-one basis in places other than the AEC bui ldings. Private tutors are an alternative that some students preferred over the setting of the AEC. Some students believed that the individual attention they receive would help them to learn more quickly. For students who are members offraternities and sororities, academic help is often located within the house. Many houses offered "study buddies"- upperclassmen who have done well in given classes, to help others wh'o were having trouble in a class. For students who are having trouble in their physics courses, the Physics department hosts a Physics Learning Center (PLC) two evenings each week. Touted as the home for "Victims of Engineering Physics," the center is a much-used resource for students who just cannot grasp whatever physics concepts they are studying in class. No matter what setting a student prefers, there are always options at UMR to obtain academic help. Classes are tough , but the smartest students know that the key to success is knowing when and where to ask for help. From the Academic Enhancement Centers to private tutors to "study buddies," no student ever has to suffer through a class alone.

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The Physics building was home to the " PLC" - the Physics Learning Center, and the second home of many struggling physics students.

The library was often fu ll of students researching and studying.

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Excellence in Teaching What separates U.M.R. s top teachers from the rest?

Fifteen University of Missouri-Rolla members received the 1998-99 Faculty Excellence Awards from the UMR Chancellor John T. Park. Among those honored were Dr. Neil Anderson, an assistant professor of geology and geophysics, Dr. Fikret Ercal, as associate professor of computer science, and Dr. Nuran Ercal, an assistant professor of chemistry, biochemistry division. Drs. Fikret and Nuran Ercal are one of the many husband-wife sets of professors at the UMR campus. Dr. Fikret has been teaching at UMR since August 1990. Dr. Fikret Ercal has received several degrees, including a B.S.- 1979, Istanbul Technical University (in Electronics Engineering), M.S.- 1981, Istanbul Technical University (in Electronics Engineering), M.S.- 1985, Ohio State University (in Computer Science), Columbus, OH, and Ph.D.1988, Ohio State University (in Computer Science), Columbus, OH. Dr. Nuran Ercal has been teaching chemistry here since 1992. Her degrees include M.D.- 1981, Istanbul Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey; M.S. - 1988, Ohio State University (in Physiology), Columbus, OH, and her Ph.D.- 1990, Hacettepe University (premier Medical School in Turkey), Ankara, Turkey. Dr. Fikret Ercal 's research includes parallel processing, medical imaging, neural networks, and image processing and computer vision. For Dr. Nuran Ercal, her research area is "metal-induced oxidative stress and its prevention by antioxidants." Dr. Fikret Ercal has won previous excellence awards. He received awards in 1995-96 and 1997-98. Dr. NuranErcal won her fust excellence award in 1997-98. Another recipient of a faculty excellence award was Dr. Neil Anderson. Dr. Anderson has won a total of three excellence awards in the five years he has been at UMR. Neil Anderson received a B.S. in Geological Engineering from the University of Manitoba, a M .S. in Geophysics from the University of Manitoba, and a Ph.D. in Geophysics from the University of Calgary. Prior to accepting his current position as Professor of Geophysics at the University of Missouri-Rolla, Dr. Anderson worked for some ten years in the Canadian oil and gas industry, and thereafter for four years as a research scientist with the Kansas Geological Survey. Dr. Anderson researches applied geophysics-- mostly non-invasive imaging of the shallow subsurface. Dr. Anderson enjoys out-of-class contact with the stud~nts most of all. He also enjoys working with the UMR in-line hockey team. Anderson s~ys, "Students have much I more energy and enthusiasm than most older adults-- and they keep me feeling young."

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Two of this year's honored faculty members, Nuran and Fikret Erca l.

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Basic Engineering Nearly all students at UMR took classes in the basic engineering department. Anyone who was studying to become an engineer participated in Engineering Graphics 10, which was usually the student's first experience with a group project at UMR. The department taught courses designed to acquaint students with computer software like AutoCAD, MathCAD, and other programs they would need to enter the workforce.

Ceramic Engineering In the United States, there were only thirty schools which offered a Ceramic Engineering or Material Science Degree. The UMR Ceramic Engineering department ranked near the top. It was a small department with approximately fifteen faculty members, one hundred undergraduate and twenty-five graduate students. The department had many activities which let the students and faculty interact. Some of the events included department plant trips, American Ceramic Society National Convention, and barbecues at professors houses. The UMR department specialized in the areas of glass, electronic materials, and refractors. The labs provided hands-on experience with many problems in the industry as well as excitement. Some of the experiments included making a plaster-of-paris mold, and then slip casting a porcelain body or making glass beads.

Chetnical Engineering The ChemicaJ Engineering department received many awards. The Chemical Engineering Academy awarded Dr. Athanasios Liapis an award for outstanding research. Dr. Liapis also received the Criofarma award for outstanding work in freeze-drying at the Eleventh International Drying Symposium in Greece during the fall. The American Institute of Chemical Engineers chapter on campus received an award for being an outstanding chapter in the nation. The Chapter also received an award for being an outstanding chapter five years in a row. Dr. Neil Brook was appointed to National Student Committee for AIChE; he was in charge of the activities of the organization. The department also had many of its faculty travel abroad to speak before peers.

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Chemistry The Chemistry Department had a banner year. The department gained four new faculty members-Professors Scott Kirkby, Grant Merrill, Clifton Merrow, and Phil Whitefield. These new professors added their experience to an already award winning faculty. Curator's Professor Frank Blum received a grant fro m the National Science Foundation, and James Stoffer became the newest Curator's Professor of Chemistry for UMR. Dr. Dan Armstrong received the patent for his new bubble separation procedure, as well as receiving the 1999 American Chemical Society Chromatography. Dr. Oliver Manuel organized a special symposium for the American Chemical Society in New Orleans for his research o n the composition of Ju piter.

Civil Engineering The Civil Engineering department welcomed Dr. Gary Spring, P.E. from the University of North Carolina. The faculty of the Civil Engineering department received many awards. Dr. Joel Burken received the 1998 Rudolph Hering Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers for his publication of an environmental engineering paper. Curator's Professor, Dr. Franklin Cheng was the recipient of the Stateof-the-Art Civil Engineering Award from ASCE at the Structural Engineers World Congress in San Francisco. Dr. Roger LaBoube was named Distinguished Teaching Professor, as was Dr. Abdeldjelil Belarbi similarly awarded. Mark Fitch received the Oak Ridge Associated Universities Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. Dr. Paul Munger was named interim chair to fill the vacancy in the department. Students received second place in national bridge building and egg protection competitions in the fall.

Computer Science The Department of Computer Science at UMR offered emphases in the Computer Systems aspects of Parallel and Distributed Computing and Software Engineering, Numerical and Parallel computing, Intelligent Systems and Theories of Computation. With all of these options for students, it was no wonder that the Department of Computer Science was the largest department in the College of Arts and Sciences. More than 325 undergraduates, 40 masters candidates and I 0 Ph.D. candidates studied in this department.

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Economics The Economic department welcomed Dr. Phil Thompson to their staff. Dr. Thomp on wa a vi iting profes or that the department hired to teach Energy Economics. He wa a member of the Jefferson City Public Works before joining the department. The department is at work developing cooperative degrees with other branches of the University of Missouri system and Mazoon University in Oman. Professor Thompson spoke at both the Midwestern and Western Economic Association meetings. Professor Linda Manning spoke to colleagues at the Missouri Valley Economics Conference, as well as the Southern Economic Association meeting. Professor Arnit Sen spoke at the Robert Morris Teaching Conference in Pittsburgh this winter. These are not the only professors who traveled; Professor Walt Johnson taught Economics and Law in London during the summer as part of the Mi souri-London program.

Education Though usually noted for its engineering degree programs, the University ofMissour-Rolla offered many other traditional degree programs for students to pursue. Until recently, however, if a student wanted to earn a degree in elementary or secondary education, he or she could not do so at UMR. Under Dr. Lasater, the education department has made a few changes. The State Department has approved a program at UMR for elementary and secondary education. This year there were approximately 100 students enrolled in the program. The department looks forward to making positive changes in this new area.

Electrical and Cotnputer Engineering This year, the Electrical Engineering Department worked on a Telemetry Design Project as part of a joint study with the Aerospace Engineering Department. The project involved the design, construction, and testing of a heavy-lift radio-controlled aircraft. The project was undertaken by eight junior and senior students in the Electrical Engineering Department. This was a prime example of students becoming very involved in research projects as undergraduates. These students learned how to use the devices they needed to complete the project, and bow to work with engineers in other fields . The students were also responsible for obtaining a final working product.

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Engineering Management The Engi neering Management Department made some changes for the future thi s year. The department fini shed preparation fo r a statewide program at the Masters degree level. Plan were fin ali zed to deli ver the program via video to 12 locati ons throughout Mi ssouri . The department also interviewed new faculty members to replace recent retirees and increase its expertise. The department was involved in many research projects. These included a study in the use of soybean oil to replace petroleum oil , and the development of intelli gent robots to play soccer in a world cup competition. Students in the department looked forward to the use of new computers in the Computer Learning Centers. ln addition , the department looked into the poss ibility of deli vering courses via the Internet.


English The English department at U.M.R. was very busy this year. The department taught the required English courses to future engineers, and also had many other activities to foster a love of the written word. The department had a poetry contest open to all students. Anyone who visited the Engli sh web page noticed one of the greatest features, if not one of the best ways to procrastinate--magnetic poetry. Whether a student was simply looking to fulfill a degree requirement, or to further his or her knowledge of the written word, the English department was the place to accomplish both.

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Geology The Geology department welcomed Dr. John Hogan, from the University of Oklahoma, and Jim Vandike, from the Missouri Geological Survey, to the department. Professor Neil Anderson received the Faculty Excellence Award for outstanding teaching and research. Research done by Professor Anderson and students on highway engineering related problems continued with help from the Missouri Department of Transportation. Field research done by Professor Jay Gregg on carbonates in ore deposits continued in Irish Midlands near Dublin. Professor Gregg also taught Advanced Stratigraphy and Basin Evolution in Cape Town, South Africa. Professor Dick Hagni taught a two-week short course at the Federal University of Para in Belem, Brazil. Professor Spring finished the mapping of the seven-and-a-half-minute quadrangle.

History and Political Science History students experienced a variety of courses that emphasized the importance of people, their individual choices, their values, and their ways of seeing themselves and their world. History majors studied humanity's accumulated heritage from the caveman to modern man. Political Science explored the world of politics and the principles, techniques, and institutions through which we made collective decisions and resolved group conflicts. An understanding of politics was an especially useful skill for anyone entering a technical career, because so much of modern science and technology was entwined in political controversy. An active History Club brought together faculty and students in a variety of events. A chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honorary hi story society, recognized the work of superior students of history.

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Life Sciences The life sciences department provided many opportunities for students who loved science, but were choosing not to follow a career path in engineering. The life science department was located in the same building as the chemistry classes that all freshmen took, and this gave many students the opportunity to see what other scientific opportunities were available to them.

Math and Statistics All UMR students know that mathematics are an important part of their education. Even those students who are not pursuing engineering or science-related fields will likely take at least one mathematics class during their time atUMR. The Mathematics and Statistics department added three new faculty members this year, in an attempt to make the students' math experience better. Professor Martin Bohner and assistant professors Kevin Pilgram and Bernd Straub joined the department this year. The department earned many awards this year. Among them were Professors Michael Hilgers and Ilene Morgan, who were named as Outstanding Teachers. Professor V. A. Samaranayake received the Outstanding Advisor Award for his excellence in assisting students with academic and career decisions.

Left to Right: (Back row) V.A . Samaranayake, Tom Kirchoff, Kevin Pilgrim, Bernd Straub, Leon Hall, Louis Grimm (Middle row) Mary Kirgan, Albert Goodman, Michael Dorff, Steve C lark, Ma rtin Bohner, Robert Roe (Front row) Matt ln sa ll , Ye Ly, Roger Hering, Ilene Morgan, David Grow, Gaoxiong Gan, Tom Ingram

Mechanical Engineering The Mechanical Engineering department was active this year. They welcomed fluid mechanics teacher Dr. Nancy Ma, who quickly earned a reputation of being a wonderful teacher. Dr. Ashok Midha, the department chair, received the 1998 ASME Mechanisms Committee Award in honor of outstanding contributions to the science of mechanism theory and design and valued services in advancing the engineering profession. In February, the M issouri Soybean Association presented Dr. Virgil J. Flanigan with the Researcher of the Year award.

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And the "Department of the Month" Is ... Each month the Panhellenic Council chose a department of the month. This designation was an honor for the departments, because it recognized those departments who went above and beyond the call of duty to help students. Nominations were taken from each of the sororities, and a department was chosen. December - Metallurgical Engineering

+ Faculty works with students to find summer internships, co-ops, and permanent jobs. + Students say that the faculty and staff truly care about them. + Provides funds for students to go on plant trips.

January- Ceramic Engineering

+ Funded a trip for 22 students to Kansas City to visit various compames. + Professors were willing to go the extra mile to help students. + Department offers help to find scholarships, internships, and permanent jobs for students.

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February - Civil Engineering

+ Held a fundraiser to support the men of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity after a fire burned their home in February.

March - Mining Engineering

+ Sponsored a trip for 20 undergraduate students to Denver, Colorado to attend the Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration national conference. + Visited Rolla elementary schools to teach the students more about Mining Engineering.

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Metallurgical Engineering The Metallurgical Engineering department was known on campus for being one of the closest knit departments on campus, due in part to the small number of students enrolled in the department. Approximately 120 undergraduate students kept active in the department, in such organizations as the Iron and Steel Society, the American Foundryman's Society, the Metallurgical Society/American Society of Metallurgists, and Alpha Sigma Mu, the metallurgical honor society. Students in the Metallurgical Engineering department found many opportunities for research, because many companies funded research of various problems at UMR. These research projects gave faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students the chance to learn hands-on about the types of problems in the engineering world.

Military Science The Military Science department at UMR provided students with many unique opportunities. Classes in the department included Ranger Operations and Wilderness Survival. Another opportunity that the department offered was the "Run for Your Life" event during Fall Semester. Approximately 200 students enroll in the department every year. Those who work hard have the chance for big rewards. Annually, 1520 students complete the Army ROTC program and earned Presidential appointments as Army officers.

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Nuclear Engineering Students in the Nuclear Engineering studied three basic areas: mathematics and basic sciences, humanities and social sciences, and engineering topics. The students applied the principles of physics, chemistry, and mathematics to the study of engineering topics that included statics, mechanics of materials, electronic circuits and machines, thermodynamics, and metallurgy. The knowledge gained in these areas was applied to the understanding of nuclear engineering. Students who chose to study nuclear engineering could work in the areas of nuclear reactor design, plant licensing, plant operation, fuel management and development, radioactive waste disposal, health physics, instrumentation and control, fusion research, space nuclear power, and applications of radioisotopes in industry, medicine, and research.

Philosophy and Liberal Arts While many UMR students had their hearts set on becoming engineers and scienti sts, another group of students held their own in the department of Philosophy and Liberal Arts. The department was also avai lable to engineering students, and many took advantage of the opportunity. Whether students were looki ng for a chance to broaden their horizons by taking classes that interested them, or to earn a minor in another field, the department of Philosophy and Liberal Arts had something for everyone.

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A Home Away From Home Sometimes it seemed we spent more time in class than anywhere else, and so for many, the buildings on campus looked more familiar than our actual homes. Here, a glimpse at the places we begrudgingly spent our days (and sometimes nights).

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Phvsics el

The Physics Department saw its faculty receive awards and continue its tradition of excellence. Dr. Don Madison received the Curator's Professorship, which was awarded to outstanding scholars with established reputations in their field. Dr. Paul Parris received a three-year, $150,000 grant to study the chemicals that are used in photocopiers. The department welcomed Dr. Shufeng Zhang this year. Faculty members were asked to speak at universities and international conferences. Professor Barbara Hale cochaired the 15'h International Conference on Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols, which is to be held on campus August 9-11, 2000. Professors Ron Olson and Bob DuBois spoke to international conferences as well as speaking at national ones. Closer to home, Dr. Don Sparlin was asked to organize the Physics Day at Worlds of Fun in Kansas in May.

Psychology The Psychology Department at UMR kept bu sy this year, improving its programs, and doing many research projects. The department's newest minor, IndustriaVOrganizational Psychology, has been the focus of efforts to improve the curriculum . The emphasis in the Psychology Department is research , which helps students improve their learning, and which also helps them become prepared to enter the work force. Students in the class Psychology 50 were required to participate in research projects. Professors also had research projects of their own. Dr. Connie Meinholdt studied the formation of stereotypes and the impact of prejudice and discrimination.

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Seniors decide what to do

After Graduation Ever wonder how your fellow students fare after graduation? The Career Opportunities Center (COC) surveys graduates and keeps records of many statistics. The COC provided the following information. These statistics are based on the graduates who have reported to the COC. Of those students who graduated with a bachelor of science degree in May of 1998, 91% had "ftrm plans." Firm plans include:

Accept job Graduate School Other plans*

76.3% 18.5% 5.2%

*Other includes military and returning to home country.

While a large percentage of UMR graduates find employment in the state of Missouri, others make different plans. Many of the graduating seniors have travel in their future. The most common area reported by the classes of 1998-1999 is rather surprising; three students are considering or are planning to move to southern California. Nearer locales of interest are Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, and Illinois. The more adventurous have opted for jobs in states such as Texas, Ohio, Georgia, Mississippi, Minnesota, Arizona, and even Alaska. The majority of UMR graduates secure engineering and/or consulting jobs. But there are a few that have other plans. Serving in the military is one option. Some recent graduates will be busy with active duty military and United States Air Force undergraduate pilot training. Deana Scheman, an Electrical Engineering student from St. Louis, is planning to attend medical school. Despite the fact that many graduating seniors are excited to share their concrete plans, others seem to be relieved that they are going to finally grip that long-sought-after diploma. Josh Brown, a Civil Engineering graduate from Fulton, has plans for after graduation: "No studying!" Roger Madry, Jr. had a more fairy tale answer. He is planning to "live happily ever after."

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Raymond Abdelmalek Electrical Engin eering

Asma Hana Ahmad Engli sh

Tuncay Akbas Computer Science Istanbul

David Akers Metallurgical Engineering

Tareq Almofarreh Computer Science

Rebecca Alt

August F. Altenbaumer Ceramic Eng ineering Central ia, IL

Interpersonal Communications Minor

St. Lo ui s, MO

Tara Algreen Geological Engineering Marten sda le, l A

u M Neil M. Amiri Elec trical Engineeri ng St. Charles, MO

Mohd Khir Amir Hamzah Mechanica l Eng in eerin g

Elisa Armstrong Engi neering Management Dallas, TX


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Stefanie Arndt Engineering Management Sikeston, MO

Richard Arroyo Civil Engineering Kansas City, MO

Chris Barbee Management Systems

Michael A. Beck Mechanica l Engineering Holt, MO

Michael Beardsley Chemi cal Engineering Casper, WY

Yavuz Bilecan Mechan ical Engineering

Tim Bollinger Metallurgical Engineering Crestwood, MO

Susan Dawn Book Hi sto ry Political Science Minor Loveland, OH

Robert Bosch Mining Eng ineering Grafton , W I

C lint Botard Mechanical Engineering Coldspring, TX

Laura A. Brashear Hi story Frenc h Minor

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Joshua E. Brown Civil Engineering Fu lton, MO

Matth ew L. Bryant Geology & Geophysics Troy, MO

Maria C. Bumanglag Computer Science Ho uston, TX

Adam Burro ughs Mechani ca l Engineerin g Boli var, MO


Bugra Cankaya E lec tri cal Engineering Istanbu l, T urkey

Eri c J. Carl eton Cerami c Engineering Lovell , WY

Jenni fe r Lynn Carl son Cerami c Engineering Florissant , MO

rar-4 t James Castle Mechanica l Eng ineering Roll a, MO

u M Josue Cavazos Mechani ca l Engineerin g Kansas City, MO

Cesar G. Cea Mec hani ca l Engin eering Kansas City, MO

Gus Chan Electri cal Enginee rin g Springfi eld , MO


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Blaine Christensen Mechanical Engineering Kansas City, MO

Murat Ciftci Engineering M anagement Ankara, Turkey

Kymberli Clark Hi story Rolla, MO

Matthew W. C lark Engineering Management/ Manufacturing Engineering St. Louis, MO

Daniel Cody

Christy Collins Che mi stry Florissant, MO

Peter C. Collins Metallurgical Engineering History Minor Marion, IL

Dennis C ooley Chemical Engineering

Naki a Curti s Mechanical Engineering St. Louis, MO

Jesse Andrew Dare Mechanical Engineering St. Charles, MO

Tracy R. Da ve nport Ci vil Engineering Weston, MO

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Stephe n Dav is Mec hani ca l Engineerin g Mokane, MO

Douglas Dean Geolog ica l Engineeri ng Belton, MO

David De lleart Mechanica l Engineering

Yasemin Demirci Engineering Management

Adrian De neys Metallurgical Engineering Johannesburg, MO

Ju stin L. DePauw C hem ical Engineering St. Louis, MO

Jenny Lynn Devereux Meta llu rgical Engineering St. Peters, MO

James Dietzel Civi l Engineering Bridgeton, MO

u M Elizabeth Dixon Enginee ring Management St. Charles, MO

Nata li e Dixon Aerospace Engi neering St. Charles, MO

David Dorn Engineering Management Ba ll win, MO


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Genevieve DuBois Metallurgical Engineering St. Charles, MO

Rachel L. Durst Petroleum Engineering and Geological Engineering Independence, MO

Jennifer Christine Eckstein Mechanical Engineering Beaufort, MO

Stephanie Edwards Mechanical Engineering St. John, MO

Jeffrey Lee Evans Metallurgical Engineering Beebe, AR

Timothy J. Evers Mechanical Engineering Jefferson City, MO

Steve Fallon Electrical Engineering Rolla, MO

Kenan Fears Ceramic Engineering St. Louis, MO

Cedric Feaster Chemical Engineering Spring, TX

Kevin Fort Mechanical Engineering

Jason Frierdich Geological Engineering Columbia, IL

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Working through School • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Students find interesting ways to

Pay Their Way through College While attending UMR many students find themselves in need of a part time job. Maybe they are having to pay their way through college or perhaps they are just hoping to have a few extra dollars in their pockets just in case they actually do get a date for the weekend. In the past, students have taken a wide variety jobs for many different reasons. When talking to these students you find that each job has it's own advantages and disadvantages when compared to the others. We all know that getti ng a degree from UMR is hard enough by itself without the additional pressures and time constraints of a job but there are at least some options for those who try to pull it off. Students with a heavy load of class work may try to find a job that is slow paced and allows time to study when you are not busy. For example, those who work for the UMR library are often able to get some of their studying done while they are not busy helping other students. Other scholastically minded students have taken jobs such as a night clerk at a local hotel, which lets you study practically the whole time you are at work, or a machine shop assistant on campus, which lets you come in to work at any time so long as you work a certain amount of hours per week. Jobs at UMR tend to be laid back and have flexible hours and there are many opportunities on campus for students longing for some extra cash flow with jobs ranging from giving guided tours to writing for the school yearbook!

Students with their goals set on the future may want to find a job that will look good on a resume. The ever growing metropolis of Rolla does have some industries which hire students as interns such as Briggs & Stratton, Brewer Science, and Anderson & Associates just to name a few. These jobs tend to be more inflexible and demanding but they often pay more competitive wages and do wonders for your resume. Finally, some students may wish to find a job that is enjoyable. These jobs are hard to come by but they are ciut there. Jobs which bring you prestige and self satisfaction. None of these jobs could be more glamorous than that of the Grotto bartender. These chosen few are looked highly upon nightly by dozens of students trying to release the stress of a hard day of studying. Other students have taken jobs working as DJ's at local radio stations or for one of the local fitness clubs. These kinds of jobs may not add much to a resume but they at least have a working environment that is enjoyable. As students have shown in the past, there are numerous opportunities and many different options for those of us needing some extra cash. However, the most effective option still appears to be going home regularly to your parents looking pale and undernourished . This option only requires a weekend of your time and a slight amount of guilt!

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Alex Gerrard Chemical Engineering Anchorage, AK

Vanessa Goodwin Chemical Engineering

Kenneth Carlisle Green Petroleum Engineering Lake St. Louis, MO

Jeffrey L Greer Computer Science Blue Springs, MO

Zehna Gulwmar Engineering Management Ankara, Turkiye

Serhat Cern Gur Engineering Management

Matthew Hagen Biological Science Rolla, MO

Ryan Hale Mechanical Engineering Clever, MO

Heather Hartman Applied Mathematics Springfield, IL

Anita Maureen Hatfield Geophysics Vichy, MO

Mark Haustein Mechanical Engineering Jonesboro, AR

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Haynes- Huckabee • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Jason Haynes Civil Engineering Willard, MO

Canlong He Mechanical Engineering

Andrew D. Heap Electrical Engineering St. Louis, MO

Jeff Heckman Mechanical Engineering Westphalia, MO

Dale M. Henderson Civil Engineering Rosebud, MO

Charles R. Henke Civil Engineering Paris, MO

Janet Herzberg Mechanical Engineering

Jonathan Hey Civil Engineering St. Louis, MO

u M Ellen Holthaus Chemical Engineering St. Louis, MO

Jay Scott Hoskins Civil Engineering California, MO

Jared Huckabee Petroleum Engineering St. Charles, MO


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Huffman - Junker • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Glen Huffman Chemical Engineering

Deborah Hummel Geological Engineering St. Peters, MO

Gina Hurst Geological Engineering Cassville, MO

Tonica A. Iglehart Electrical Engineering Waco, TX

Michelle R. Irwin Chemical Engineering Pleasant Hill, MO

Ananda Jayawardhana Mathematics

David Jayne Chemical Engineering St. Ann, MO

Tracy Jones Geological Engineering Rolla, MO

David Jordan Mechanical Engineering Joplin, MO

Jay Jordan Electrical Engineering Joplin, MO

Kirk Junker Chemistry St. Louis, MO

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Ezerhan Kadioglu Electrical Engineering Istanbul, Turkey

Timothy A. Kautz Civil Engineering Wheaton, IL

Kyle Allen Kershaw Civil Engineering Deca tur, IL

Matt Kleffner Electrical Engineering Jefferson City, MO

Thomas Michael Knaust Electrical Engineering O'Fallon, MO

Bilgen Kubilay Electrical Engineering Antalya, Turkiye

Jason R. Kwiatkowski Chemical Engineering Bolingbrook, IL

Lisa Lai Fook Chemical Engineering

u M Melinda S. Lambeth Geological Engineering History Minor Plainview, IL

Gino Lanasa Mechanical Engineering St. Louis, MO

Jeremy D. Lane Mechanical Engineering Mascoutah, IL


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Leeftink Marler • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Gerrit Leeftink Geological Engineering Houston, TX

Crystal LeRoy Chemical Engineering Hazelwood, MO

Richard Leung

Amy R. Libbert Engineering Management Meta, MO

Cara Norine Lietz Chemical Engineering Marshall, MO

Todd A. Lippincott Geology and Geophysics Parkville, MO

Ryan B. Lorton Civil Engineering St. Charles, MO

Robert J. Lundberg Civil Engineering Economics Minor Florissant, MO

Phanna Ly Geological Engineering

Roger Lee Madry Jr. Mechanical Engineering O'Fallon, MO

Jason Marler Mechanical Engineering

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Martens -Meye r

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Jamie Martens Geological Engineering Concordia, MO

Jeff Massman Electrical Engineering Columbus Nebraska

Christopher Mayberry Computer Science

Michael R. Mayer Electrical Engineering St. Louis, MO

Brian T. McCrary Computer Science Sparta, IL

Robert Alan McDonald Aerospace Engineering Papillion, NE

Anthony McLaughlin Mechanical Engineering Nevada, IA

Clay Allen McNail Mining Engineering Ellington, MO

u M Stacy Renee McNeil Mechanical Engineering Edgerton, MO

Angela Mercer Ceramic Engineering Sikeston, MO

Michelle Meyer Computer Science Troy, MO


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P hoto by M a r c Hutch son

Alice is one of the traditions that has been discontinuesd since the graduating class of 1998-99 began their UMR career.

Seniors voice their opinions about changes in the

St. Patrick's Day Celebrat ion Once a year the students of UMR pre pare for a cele bration like no othe r. A party we b e lieve to rival that of a N ew Orleans Mardi Gras o r a Times Square N ew Years E ve . It is a period of several days whe n the students are finally allowed to put the books away, w e ar some green, and walk the streets in search o f the best parties. Eac h year w e are promised tha t this St. Pa t's will be the best ever, yet each y ear it seem s tha t mo re restrictions are placed on th e cele bratio n s. Tragedies and c h ang ing times have h ad the ir influe nce o n those in c harge a nd in resp o nse those p eople have b een to ning d o wn the activities f o r seve ral y ear s. These c hanges have not been m ade witho ut protest. The stude nt body, for the m ost part, h as no t been in favo r the continua l evolution of the holiday. Graduating seniors were recently asked abo ut the ir feelings o n the changes in the St. Pat's cele bratio ns. T heir reactions are fairly consiste nt and usually are in oppositio n to the changes. Most s tudents think that the c hanges are ruining the tradition that h ad been building for so lo ng . Many think tha t alumni suppo rt will decrease as the cele bratio ns are phased out. T racy Dave npo rt w rote, " I hate the changes ! St. Pat's was a wo nderful tradition that certain campus officials are trying to kill.

I would assume that alumni m ay reduce funding as a possible result, especially old b oard re ps ! Othe r more so c ially- minde d stude nts are simply upset becau se the ir p arties are slo wly being tak e n aw ay. Je nnife r E c kstien wrote, " I think the changes are hurting the cele b ration. St. P at's is a time for the e n tire s tude nt body to re lax and h ave fun. E ve rybo d y cele b rates differe ntly a nd those s tude nts that like to p a int the s treets, drink beer, a nd act c razy a ll w eeke nd s h o uld be a llowed to. W e are a ll resp o ns ible for o u r o wn actio ns a nd sh o uld be a llowe d to cele brate the w ay w e inte nd witho ut campus inte rve ntio n ." A few have spoke o u t in favor of the c h an ges saying that it makes the activities safe r and makes the university a ppear more respectable. M an y stude nts d o admit that some c h an ges in the late 80 's a nd early 90's w ere need ed , however the y feel tha t things are getting carried aw ay late ly and that the w eeke nd is being ruined . UMR is widely known for its cele bratio ns over the weeke nd of St. P atrick 's D ay, a nd as those cele b ratio ns are ch anged , so, too, will the image o f the school c ha nge. For be tte r o r for worse is up for d e ba te, but o ne thing is certai n , " the times, they are a -c hanging !"

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Amanda Mills Engineering Management, Manufacturing Emphasis St. Peters, MO

Diane Moellenhoff Electrical Engineering St. Louis, MO

Scott Moeller Mechanical Engineering Fred ericksburg, VA

Scott Allen Moll Chemical Engineering St. Louis, MO

Duffy J. Mooney Civil Engineering Rogersville, MO

Marcie Lane tte Moo re Biological Sciences Farmington, MO

Hemant Na ngia Electrical Engi neering

Michael D. O'Dell Electrical Engineering Washington , MO

Michael O'Shea Elec trical Engineering Louisiana, MO

Chris Olsen Elec trical Eng ineeri ng Hillsboro, OR

Dustin Olson Chemical Engineering Winfield , MO

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Ozarslan - Pringer

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H. Tolga Ozarslan Engineering Management Istanbul , Turkey

Deniz Ozisik Engineering Management, Industrial Engineering Istanbul, Turkey

Robin Lynn Paarlberg Geology and Geophysics Mathematics Minor Viburnum, MO

Patrick Pai nter Engineering Management, Manufacturing Emphasis Muskogee, OK

Brian Paulsmeyer Electrical Engineering & Computer Science St. Louis, MO

Tanya M. Peters Computer Science Mathematics Minor Charleston, MO

Natalie Ann Phelan Aerospace Engineering St. Louis, MO

Binh Phung Electrical Eng ineering

Lori Pratt Engineering Management Ellington, MO

Susan Price Engineering Management

Eric Pringer Ceramic Engineering

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Pruett - Saindon

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Ryan Pruett Mechanical Engineering Springfield, MO

Mary Ann Pulley Psyc hology Communication & Sociology Minor

Lane Puis Civil Engineering Omaha, NE

Jeffrey L. Purvis Aerospace Eng ineeri ng Jefferson City, MO

John J. Recar, Jr Chem ical Engineering DeSoto, MO

Benjamin Retzi nger Mechanical Engineerin g Wausau , Wl

Malden, MO

Gustavo J. Ray Mechanical Engineering San Antonio, TX

Jeffrey Riepe Civi l Engineering O 'Fall on, IL

Andrea Rebmann Management System s

Scott Rush Engineering Manage ment

Rosanna Saindon Geological Engineering Flori ssant, MO

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Christina A. Sander Engineering Management New Bloomfield, MO

Ty Sander Civil Engineering Roselle, IL

Natalie Sanders Electrical Engineering Lenexa, KS

Mohd Kamal Sareh Chemical Engineering

Carl Sather Biological Science Ottawa, IL

Charmaine Saunders Mechanical Engineering

Peter Sayers Electrical Engineering

Daniel Saylor Electrical Engineering Florissant, MO

Jeffrey Schaefer Electrical Engineering

Deana Scheman Electrical Engineering St. Loui s, MO

Robert Schiffer Civil Engineering St. Charles, MO

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Schmeling- Sokol • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Gretchen M. Schmeling Appli ed Mathematics St. Loui s, MO

Elizabeth Schuler Engineering Ma nagement St. Peters, MO

N icho le Setser

Jo hn Settle Elec tri cal Eng ineerin g Fredericktown, MO

Claire-Nechol Sevier Mechanical Engineering

Ryan Shawgo Ceramic Engineering

Jason Shelton Computer Science Mill stadt, IL

Joe Skerik Mining Engi neering Bu rlin gton, lA

Kali Snelling Mec hanical Engineering Ozark, MO

Margaret Lauren Snelling Geological Engineering French & Military Science Minors Rosev ill e, Ml

Marc A. Sokol C ivi l Engineering St. Loui s, MO

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Sphar- Szachnieski • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Leslie Sphar Petroleum Engineering

Stephen M. Squibb Mechanical Engineering Springfield, MO

Aaron Lee Steigerwalt Geological Engineering Gallatin, MO

William Steinhour Mechanical Engineering Glenarm, IL

Julie Marie Stevens Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management Poplar Bluff, MO

John Stickley Electrical Engineering Maryville, MO

Jason Stidham Engineering Management

Jill Renee Streifel Chemistry Woodbury, MN

Anika Stuckenschneider Civil Engineering Jefferson City, MO

Ann Sullivan Chemical Engineering Florissant, MO

Jason Szachnieski Civil Engineering Cedar Hill, MO

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Taber Webb • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Lynn Taber Engineering Management St. Charles, MO

Heath Throne berry Mechanical Engineering Dixo n, MO

Gary Tomlinson Mining Engineering St. Joseph, MO

James Urbon Metallurgical Engineering Bixby, OK

G. Andrew Van Brunt Mathematics St. Louis, MO

Danny VanDoren Mechanical Engineering Rolla, MO

William Vizuete Chemical Engineering St. Louis, MO

Craig A. Wagner Chemical Eng ineering Granite City, IL

Kathe rine Wasem Metallurgical Engineering Smithton, IL

Diana Watkins Engli sh

Doyle J. Webb Geophysics Marble Hill, MO

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Welsch - Wong • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Robert Welsch Civil Engineering St. Louis, MO

Craig Weltig Civil Engineering Maryland Heights, MO

Jennifer Lynn Wengler Civil Engineering Fredericktown, MO

Sharon Westbrock Psyc hology

Rachel Wheeler Geology Independence, MO

Molly A. White Aerospace Engineering Sacramento, CA

Ross Whittier Electrical Engineering Bonne Terre, MO

Jason A. Wibbenmeyer Electrical Engineering Ste. Genevieve, MO

Thomas Winkelman Civi l Engineering Jefferson City, MO

Kari Anne Wojtkowski Physics Hill sboro, MO

Yi S. Wong Ceramic Engi neering

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Arnie M. Wood Management Systems Computer Science & Psychology Minors Neosho, MO

Huang-Yu Wu Electrical Engineering Taipei, Taiwan

William Brent Wynn Mechanical Engineering Hartville, MO

El if Gulsen Yasar Electrical Engineering Economics Minor Ankara, Turkey

Jeffrey S. Zdenek Aerospace Engineering Riverside, IL

Gina Zientara Chemi stry Dublin, OH

Ahmed M Yahya Metallurgical Engineering Nouakchott, Mauritania

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Senior Achievements • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • August F. Altenbaumer

Sadie M. Burke

Sigma Phi Epsilon, Tau Beta Pi, Keramos, Phi Eta Sigma, American Ceramic Society, Intercollegiate Knights

National Society of Professional Engineers, Association of Engineering Geologists

Neil M. Amiri

Eric J. Carleton

Christian Campus Fellowship, Kappa Sigma, Wind Ensemble, Student Council

Student Marshal - School of Mines and Metallurgy, Master Student Fellowship, Varsity Track and Field, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi, Keramos

Elisa Armstrong Christian Campus Fellowship, Tau Beta Pi, Alpha Iota Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma

Jennifer Lynn Carlson


Chi Omega Women's Fraternity, UMR TECHS Peer Educator, Panhellenic Council, Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, Order of Omega Greek National Honor Fraternity, The American Ceramic Society

Michael Beardsley

James Castle

Alpha Chi Sigma, AIChE, Omega Chi Epsilon

Lambda Chi Alpha, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Intercollegiate Knights, In-line Hockey Club

Richard Arroyo

Michael A. Beck Formula SAE

Murat Ciftci

Susan Dawn Book Concert Band, Theatre Ensemble, All for Love, Phi Eta Sigma, Missouri London Program, History Club, Phi Alpha Theta, Christian Campus Fellowship

Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi, Alpha Iota Delta, Turkish American Cultural Alliance, Turkish Student Association, Rollamo, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Academic Enhancement Center

Kymberli Clark Robert Bosch Kappa Sigma, Society of Mining Engineers, International Society of Explosives Engineers

Chi Omega, Daughters of the Lion, Gamma Alpha Delta, T.E.C.H.S., History Club

Matthew W. Clark Clint Botard

Alpha Epsilon Pi, Interfraternity Council, Alpha Phi Omega, Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Varsity Football

Laura E. Brave

Christy Collins

Chi Omega, Society of Women Engineers, Student Co-Op Association, Phi Eta Sigma

UMR Wind Ensemble, UMR Symphony Band, W.T. Schrenk Chemical Society, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma

Joshua E. Brown

Peter C. Collins

Triangle Fraternity, Theta Tau Omega

Tau Beta Pi, Blue Key, Society of Metallurgical Engineers, Residence Hall Association, Thomas Jefferson Hall Association, National Residence Hall Association, Orientation Student Advisory Committee, Resident Assistant, Collegiate Eagle Scout Association, Alpha Sigma Mu

Matthew L. Bryant Varsity Baseball

Maria C. Bumanglag Kappa Delta, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Thomas Jefferson Hall Association, Residence Hall Association

Jennifer Faye Damron Varsity Softball, Phi Sigma - Biological Sciences Honor Society, Student Council

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Senior Achievements • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Tracy R. Davenport Chi Omega Sorority, ASCE, ACI, Omega Sigma, Lambda Sigma Pi, AGC

Steven Frank American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Newman Center

Justin L. DePauw UMR Rugby

Kenneth Carlisle Green Theta Xi Fraternity, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Epsilon Tau (Petroleum Engineering Honor Fraternity)

Jenny Lynn Devereux Chi Omega, Panhellenic Council, UMR TECHS, Alpha Phi Omega, American Foundrymen's Society, Newman Center Elizabeth Dixon Alpha Iota Delta, Gold Miner Dance Squad, Residence Hall Association, National Residence Hall Honorary, Tau Beta Pi Genevieve DuBois SME, Tau Beta Pi, Alpha, Sigma Mu, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma, UMR Mining Team (Mucking) Rachel L. Durst Association of Engineering Geologists, Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, Kappa Delta Sorority, Order of Omega, Orientation Student Advisory Committee (OSAC), Pi Epsilon Tau, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Society of Petroleum, Tau Beta Pi, UMR Student Ambassador, UMR Cheerleader, UMR Goldrniner Jennifer Christine Eckstein American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pi Tau Sigma, Student Council, Omega Sigma, Student Ambassador, UMR Representative to Rolla City Council Jeffrey Lee Evans Alpha Sigma Mu National Honor Society for Materials Science and Engineering, ASM International, The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society, American Foundryman 's Society, The Iron and Steel Society Timothy J. Evers Phi Kappa Theta, Order of Omega Kenan Fears American Ceramic Society

Valerie K. Green Institute of Industrial Engineers, Society of Manufacturing Engineers Zebra Gurzumar Turkish Student Association, Society of Manufacturing Engineers Matthew Hagen Lambda Chi Alpha, Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Track, Blue Key Honor Fraternity, Phi Sigma Biological Honor Society, M-Club, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, UMR Student Mentor Ryan Hale Rugby, KMNR Anita Maureen Hatfield Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Association of the United States Army Andrew D. Heap Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Interfraternity Council, Order of Omega Greek Honor Society, Theta Tau Omega Honor Fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Dale M. Henderson American Society of Civil Engineers, American Concrete Institute Charles R. Henke Baptist Student Union; Student Council; American Society of Civil Engineers; American Concrete Institute ; Steel Bridge, Concrete Canoe, Concrete Cube, and FRP Beam Contest Teams

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Senior Achievements • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Jonathan Hey

Kyle Allen Kershaw

Residence Hall Association, National Residence Hall Honorary, Quadrangle Hall Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon, Blue Key, Phi Eta Sigma

Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Order of Omega, Chi Epsilon, Jazz Band, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Eta Sigma

Thomas Michael Knaust Senior Resident Assistant, Residence Hall Association, Quadrangle Hall Association, Arnold Air Society, AFROTC

Eric Hibdon Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Order of the Engineer, American Society of Engineer, Association Of General Contractors, UMR's Down To Earth, Gamma Alpha Delta Service Fraternity

Jason R. Kwiatkowski KMNR, Student Union Board

Melinda S. Lambeth Ellen Holthaus

Omega Sigma

Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity, Alpha Chi Sigma, Omega Chi Epsilon, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Lambda Sigma Pi (Service Organization), Intercollegiate Knights

Gino Lanasa

Jay Scott Hoskins

Jeremy D. Lane

American Society of Civil Engineers, Water Environment Federation, Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon

Air Force ROTC, Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society, Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, UMR Trap and Skeet Club, Phi Eta Sigma Freshmen Honor Society, UMR Indoor Soccer Club

Gina Hurst MSM Spelunkers Club, Order of the Engineer, Association of Engineering Geologists


Crystal LeRoy Tonica A. Iglehart

American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Student Council

Chi Omega, Society of Women Engineers, UMR TECHS, Student Council, Gold Miners Dance Squad, UMR Cheerleaders, Aerobics Instructor

Amy R. Libbert Tau Beta Pi

Michelle R. Irwin

Cara Norine Lietz

American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Order of the Engineer, Student Union Board, Society of Women Engineers, Omega Sigma

AiChe, Spelunking

Todd A. Lippincott

David Jayne

Big Brothers/Sisters of Rolla, SEG, AAPG, CL. Dake Geological Society, MSM Spelunkers

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Omega Chi Epsilon

Ryan B. Lorton

Ezerhan Kadioglu

American Society of Civil Engineers, UMR Steel Bridge Team, Chi Epsilon, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi

Turkish Student Association, UMR WaterPolo

Robert J. Lundberg Timothy A. Kautz Beta Sigma Psi

UMR Volleyball Club, Chi Epsilon National Civil Engineering Society, Student Council, Sigma Pi Fraternity, American Society of Civil Engineers

SENIORS 250 Seniors

Senior Achievements • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Jamie Martens

Scott Moeller

Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Varsity Women's Basketball, Association of Engineering Geologists, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi

Sigma Phi Epsilon, UMR Baseball

Scott Allen Moll

Jeff Massman

American Institute of Chemical Engineering, Omega Chi Epsilon, Alpha Chi Sigma, Student Council

Eta Kappa Nu, Newman Center, University Jazz Ensemble, University Improvisation Group

Duffy J. Mooney Chi Epsilon, Tau Beta Pi, Koinonia

Michael R. Mayer IEEE, Toastmasters, Orchestra

Marcie Lanette Moore Phi Sigma, Helix Club, UMR Trap and Skeet

Brian T. McCrary Lutheran Student Fellowship, Habitat for Humanity, Upsilon Pi Epsilon Computer Science Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society

Jessica Neuner Assoc. of Engineering Geologists, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Lambda Sigma Pi, Delta Omicron Lambda

Robert Alan McDonald

Thuc Huu Nguyen

Juggling Club, AIAA, Sigma Gamma Tau, Residence Hall Association, Resident Assistant

Vietnamese Student Association, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Student Council, General Delegation of Independents

Clay Allen McNail

Michael D. O'Dell

Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Interfraternity Council, Society of Mining Engineers, International Society of Explosives Engineers, Order of the Engineer.

Beta Sigma Psi, Student Union Board, Intercollegiate Knights

H. Tolga Ozarslan Turldsh Student Association, Council of Graduate Students, Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Stacy Renee McNeil Pi Tau Sigma, Kappa Delta Sorority, Panhellenic Council, Minority Engineering Program, Society of Women Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Deniz Ozisik Institute of Industrial Engineers, Turkish Student Association, UMR Chess Club

Amanda Mills

Robin Lynn Paarlberg

Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Tau Beta Pi, Alpha Iota Delta Engineering Management Honor Fraternity, Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Fraternity, Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, Intercollegiate Knights, Quadrangle Hall Association, University Band, UMR Trap & Skeet Club

Christian Campus Fellowship, Track and Field, M-Ciub, Blue Key, Omega Sigma, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma, Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Diane Moellenhoff Blue Key, Tau Beta Pi, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Head Resident Assistant, Omega Sigma, OSAC, Society of Women Engineers, Eta Kappa Nu, Phi Eta Sigma

Patrick Painter Head Resident Assistant, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, National Residence Hall Honorary, Residence Hall Association, Thomas Jefferson Hall Association, Tau Beta Pi, Student Ambassador

Brian Paulsmeyer Sigma Tau Gamma, IEEE, Alpha Phi Omega, Kappa Mu Epsilon

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ents Achievem Senior .............................

Tanya M. Peters

Robert Schiffer

Phi Eta Sigma, Society of Women Engineers, Honors College, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Blue Key, Association of Computer Machinists, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Panhellenic Council Representative, Gamma Beta Sigma, Cheerleader

Trap and Skeet Club, General Delegation of Independents, Student Cooperative Education Association, American Society of Civil Engineers

Gretchen M. Schmeling

Gold Miners, AIAA, DOE, SAE

KMNR, Student Environmental Action Coaltion (SEAC), Kappa Mu Epsilon(KME), Student Chapter of MAA (Math Association of America)

Lance Privett

Elizabeth Schuler

Football, Baseball

Society of Women Engineers, Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Iota Delta

Natalie Ann Phelan

Ryan Pruett Tau Kappa Epsilon, Blue Key, Order of Omega, Pi Tau Sigma, Phi Eta Sigma

Margaret Lauren Snelling Tau Beta Pi, Association of Engineering Geologists, Army ROTC, Blue Key

Mary Ann Pulley Voices of Inspiration Choir, Psychology Club

Marc A. Sokol Toastmaster's

Gustavo J. Ray Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, University Ambassador, Thomas Jefferson Hall Association

Stephen M. Squibb

Sigma Phi Epsilon, Phi Eta Sigma Freshmen Honor Fraternity, Omega Chi Epsilon Chemical Engineering Honor Fraternity

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Fraternity, Sigma Pi Fraternity, Gamma Alpha Delta Service Fraternity, Intercollegiate Knights Service Fraternity, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Blue Key Honor Fraternity, Order of Omega Honor Fraternity

Christina A. Sander

Aaron Lee Steigerwalt

Alpha Iota Delta, American Society of Engineering Management, Institute of Industrial Engineering

Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Order of the Engineer

John J. Recar, Jr

Julie Marie Stevens Natalie Sanders Varsity Soccer, Chi Omega Fraternity, Omega Sigma Service Organization, MClub, Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor, Lambda Sigma Pi Service Organization, Blue Key National Honor, Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society

Solar Car Team, American Society for Crystal Growth, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Jill Renee Streifel Phi Sigma, Christian Campus Fellowship, Phi Kappa Phi

Deana Scheman

Lynn Taber

Chi Omega Fraternity, Tau Beta Pi, Panhellenic Council, Order of Omega, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Phi Omega, Phi Eta Sigma

Kappa Delta Sorority, Gamma Alpha Delta, Alpha Iota Delta, American Society for Engineering Management

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Senior Achievements • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Kenneth Talley Air Force ROTC, Trap and Skeet Club

AmieM. Wood Zeta Tau Alpha, Order of Omega, Intercollegiate Knights, Phi Eta Sigma

Heath Throneberry Sigma Pi Fraternity, ASME, IK

Huang-Yu Wu Chinese Student Association

G. Andrew Van Brunt Tau Beta Sigma, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi Craig A. Wagner UMR Inline Hockey, UMR Rugby, American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Ahmed M Yahya Muslim Students Association, Student Council, French Club, African Students Association, International Students Club

Katherine Wasem Kappa Delta Sorority, Panhellenic Council, Order of Omega, Blue Key, Alpha Sigma Mu, AFS, ASM-TMS

Elif Gulsen Yasar Turkish Students Association, Student Council, Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, UMR Ballroom Dancing Club

Doyle J. Webb Society of Exploration of Geophysics, C. L. Dake Society, Association of American Petroleum Geologists

JeffreyS. Zdenek Air Force ROTC, Arnold Air Society, AIAA, Sigma Gamma Tau

Jennifer Lynn Wengler Lutheran Student Center, Residence Hall Association, National Residence Hall Honorary, Senior Resident Assistant

Gina Zientara W.T. Schrenk Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Rachel Wheeler Juggling Club, RHA, QHA, Student Bowling League, Wesley House, C.L. Dake Geological Society Molly A. White Senior Resident Assistant, Residence Hall Association, Thomas Jefferson Hall Association, Sigma Gamma Tau, Latter-Day Saint Student Association, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronauts Thomas Winkelman UMR Varsity Baseball Team, Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, Order of Omega Honor Fraternity Kari Anne Wojtkowski Gamma Beta Sigma, Society of Physics Students, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Sigma Pi Sigma, Spanish Club, Rollamo


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In the131 years since our founding, MALLINCKRODT INC. has earned a reputation for rellablUty and quality. Today, as a diversified world leader with International operations and more than 10,000 employees worldwide, we've expanded our product base to selected healthcare markets Including respiratory care, diagnostic Imaging and palo relief. To say that our future looks bright Is an understatement. Malllnckrodt Inc. has Invested more than $250 million In our St. Louis facility. In addition, Malllnckrodt Inc. sales are projected to grow 8 to 10 percent annuaUy over the next few years. 1999 sales figures are expected to top $2.0 blllion. That level of growth has created outstanding opportunities for both new graduates and experienced individuals in CHEMICAL ENGINEERING and CHEMISTRY at our St. Louis facUlty. Specific positions exist within manufacturing, process engineering, research and development, and quality control. Malllnckrodt Inc. offers a competitive salary backed by comprehensive benefits. For more Information, talk to our campus representative. We are an equal opportunity employer.




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From one organization of dedic{lted engineers to another: Congratulations to the class of 1999! Wallow is a global supplier of heaters, sensors and controls that improve our customer's product perfom1ance and competitiveness.


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Albers, Timothy . .. 51 , 109 Abdelmalek, Raymond ... 225 Abel, Matt .. . 76 Ackermann , Frederick ... 136 Ada, Artun ... 145 Adams , Jennifer . .. 182 Adams, Mark . .. 113 Adelman, Noah ... 120 Ahmad , Asma Hana ... 225 Aholt, Douglas ... 107 Aitkens, Doug . .. 114 Akbas, Tuncay ... 225 Akers, David .. . 225 Albers, Sarah . . . 146 Albertson, Paul . . . 186 Alexander, Cory .. . 138, 141 Alferink, Steven ... 138, 140 Alfermann, Tim . .. 114 Algreen , Tara . . . 182, 225 Allen, Kristina . . . 124 Allen , Stacy . . . 149 Allia , Erick . .. 120 Almofarreh , Tareq .. . 225 Alt, Rebecca .. . 225 Altenbaumer, August . .. 159, 179,225 Ames, Victoria . . . 177 Amir Hamzah, Mohd Khir .. . 225 Amiri , Neil ... 225 Anderson , Joshua .. . 109 Andonoff, Andrew . . . 167 Andreasen , Jamon ... 113 Andres, Nick .. . 114 Anyan , Josh . . . 51 Appleberry, Ginger ... 159 Arflack, Diana ... 126, 159, 179 Armstrong , Elisa . .. 225 Arndt, Stephanie . . . 182, 226 Arroyo, Ricjard ... 226 Ash , Mary . .. 146 路 Atkinson , James .. . 145 Au , Mankit . .. 141


Badino , Mary ... 146 Badsky, Sarah . . . 69 Baker, Keith . . . 107 Balaster, Paul .. . 139 Baldcci , Erin . . . 146 Baldwin , Timothy .. . 201 Barbee, Chris ... 226 Barker, Clint .. . 107 Barnes, Evelyn .. . 149 Barnes, Jared ... 141 Barnum, Cheryl ... 126 Barr, Miya ... 168

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Barrows , Matthew . .. 167 Barry, Pat . .. 76 Bartels, Louis ... 167 Barton , Julie . .. 146, 159, 179 Bates, Matt . . . 76 Baumann , Kevin .. . 141 Beadles, Miranda ... 69 Beane, Robert . . . 138 Beardsley, Michael ... 226 Beck, Michael . . . 226 Beckemeier, David ... 109, 183 Beeaf, Dustin ... 159, 179 Behal, Sara . . . 146 Benassi, Tom ... 42 Benhardt, Heather ... 188 Bening , Michael ... 145 Benson , Andrea . .. 127 Bentley, Holly ... 159, 177, 179, 201 Berg, Heath ... 114 Berger, Leann .. . 146 Besancon , Justin . .. 145 Bethke, Garrett . . . 41 Bialczyk, Nichole ... 146 Bigas, Jessica .. . 138, 144 Bilecan, Yavuz . .. 226 Black, Adam . .. 177 Blase, Andrew . . . 109 Blazic,Adam . .. 114 Bodson,Jason .. . 159 Boileau, lssa . .. 126 Bollinger, Tim ... 226 Book, Susan . . . 226 Borchers, Scott ... 73 Borenpohl, Bill . .. 183 Borgmeyer, Ben . . . 114 Borman , Matthew ... 113 Borrenpohl , William ... 109 Bosanquet, Phil ... 76 Bosch, Robert ... 226 Boschert, John .. . 167 Botard , Clint . . . 226 Bothe, Eric ... 167 Braatz, Benjamen .. . 109, 183 Bradley, Mollie . .. 201 Brashear, Jane . . . 167 Brashear, Laura . . . 226 Braune, Christina . .. 182 Brendlinger, Carey ... 172 Brennecka, Geoffrey . . . 159, 179 Bridges, Edna .. . 201 Bridges, Jeremiah .. . 106 Britt, Adam . . . 113 Brooks, Adam . . . 186 Brooks, Justin . . . 186 Brotherton , Adam ... 132, 133 Brown, Christie ... 168 Brown, Joshua . . . 227 Brown, Steve .. . 175 Brown, Timothy ... 138, 141 Brueckner, Matt ... 43 Bruemmer, Jason ... 114 Bruemmer, Kyle ... 71

Bruening , Sarah .. . 149, 183 Brunson , Cory ... 63 Bryant, Matthew ... 227 Buckley, Joel . .. 107 Buckley, Tristan .. . 139 路 Buckner, James . . . 106 Buenemann, Jason . .. 107 Buhacoff, Jonathan .. . 177 Bull, Keenan ... 141 Bultler, Ben . . . 174 Bumanglag, Maria ... 126, 227 Bumgarner, Robin . .. 144 Bumpers, Steven ... 107 Surd , David ... 141 Burke, Travis .. . 143 Burnes, Jason . .. 51, 120 Burns, John . . . 139 Burnside, Kathryn . .. 172 Burroughs, Adam ... 227 Bush, Jeremiah . . . 141 Bushey, Paul . . . 174 Butler, Jennifer . . . 182 . Butler, Kevin ... 139 Byars, Zach ... 159, 179


Cadwell, Katie . .. 198 Cain, Heidi ... 146 Caldwell, Joseph ... 108 Call , Doug . . . 63 Camaretta, James ... 175 Campbell, Jesse . .. 133 Campbell , Kenneth ... 133 Campbell , Kerri .. . 126, 142, 143 Cankaya, Bugra ... 227 Cannady, Anne . . . 130, 188 Canter, Timothy .. . 113 Carlson , Bria . . . 141 Carlson, Jennifer .. . 227 Carlton, Eric ... 159, 179, 227 Carmichael , Michael ... 140 Carnahan, Benjamin . .. 145 Carr, Amy .. . 182 Carter, Kate . .. 126 Casey, Ryan . . . 109 Castle, James .. . 227 Cattoor, Wesley ... 113 Cavazos, Josue . .. 227 Cea, Cesar . . . 227 Chalko, William .. . 140 Chamberlain, Adam .. . 140 Chan , Gus ... 227 Chang , Pete . . . 139 Chinn, Bryan ... 114 Chrapek, Matthew ... 175 Christensen, Blaine ... 228 Christman, Liesl .. . 144 Ciftci, Murat ... 228 Clark, Jeff ... 114 Clark, Kimberly ... 228

Clark, Matthew .. . 107, 228 Claxton , Melanie .. . 167 Clay, Carrie Beth ... 167, 168 Clfton, Troy . .. 109 Click, Carol . .. 159, 179 Clipper, Matt ... 120 Cobb, Alicia . .. 133 Cody, Dan~l . .. 228 Cole, Chad . .. 113 Coleman , Phillip .. . 133 Collins, Alexis .. . 75 Collins, Amanda ... 143 Collins, Christy ... 228 Collins, Peter ... 188, 228 Colwell, Joshua ... 113 Compiseno, Katherine . . . 182 Cone, Donald . .. 160 Conrad, Dustin ... 107 Cook, Crystal ... 126 Cook, Sarah ... 183 Cooley, Dennis ... 228 Corr, Erin ... 198 Costello, Thomas ... 113 Cress, Holly .. . 168, 172 Crossland, Travis ... 113 Crow, Julie ... 126, 159, 179 Cullen, Sean .. . 114 Cumby, Joel . . . 120 Cunning, Mike ... 120 Cunningham , Timothy . . . 201 Curtis, Nakia .. . 228


Dalton, Joshua ... 139 Danchus, William . . . 107 Dare, Jesse . .. 228 Daugherty, Kyle ... 177 Davenport, Tracy .. . 182, 228 Davies, Laura . . . 132, 133 Davis, Stephen . . . 229 Dean, Douglass . .. 229 Debos, Christopher ... 160 Defillipo , Kristin .. . 126 Delleart, David . .. 229 Demirci, Yasemin .. . 229 Deneys, Adrian . .. 229 Denzer, Jen . . . 126 DePauw, Justin ... 229 Derhake, Katheryne ... 182 Dersch, Joe ... 20 Devereux, Jenny Lynn . .. 229 Diciolla, Joe ... 76 Dietzel, James ... 229 Dixon, Elizabeth . .. 149, 172, 229 Dixon, Natalie . . . 149, 172, 229 Dokter, Eric .. . 132 Donze, Julie ... 126 Dorn, David ... 229 Drennen, Art ... 120 DuBois, Genevieve ... 230

Dunek, Kenneth .. . 201 DuPree, Ashley ... 46 Dupree, Brian ... 108 Durham, Joshua ... 107 Durst, Rachel ... 126, 172, 230 Duryea, Jason ... 106 Dust, Joseph ... 136 Dwyer, Don ... 120

E Eads, Stephen ... 145 Easton, Travis .. . 167 Eaves, Brent ... 138 Eckstein, Jennifer . . . 230 Edwards, Stephanie ... 230 Eidson, James ... 140 Eilers, Mike . . . 114 Elias, Amy ... 126 Elliott, Steve ... 175 Elsea, Anita ... 132 Erdman, John ... 127 Ereckson, Nick ... 120 Erickson, Shelley .. . 182 Esaray, Sam ... 126 Essary, Chad ... 159, 179, 201 Estol, Jason ... 109 Evans, Brian .. . 120 Evans, Jeffrey . . . 230 Evers, Tim ... 114, 230 Eye, Ellen . .. 182 Eyerkuss, Jason ... 138



Faeth, Anne .. . 182 Fallon, Steve . .. 230 Farag, Adam . .. 198 Farmer, Jason . .. 175 Farrar, Roger . .. 141 Fauss, Rachel ... 142, 143 Fears, Kenan ... 230 Feaster, Cedric . . . 230 Fellows, Bill .. . 76 Ferrero, Jamie .. . 126, 146 Fesser, Carl . .. 109 Field, Jeffery . .. 136 Finley, Mark ... 58 Fitez, John ... 141 Floro, Geoffrey . .. 109 Fort, Kevin .. . 230 Franks, Rachel ... 149 Friedman, Mark . .. 145, 167 Frierdich, Jason .. . 230 Fromme, Lea .. . 201 Fry, Susan ... 167 Fulks, Jeff ... 42 Fuller, Brian ... 113 Furman, Francis . .. 186


Gamble, Eric ... 122 Gander, Jerry ... 167 Garland, Azurdee ... 126, 127 Garner, Mike . . . 198 Garoutte, Lars .. . 145 Garrison, Jennie .. . 54, 55 GaNin, Stephanie . .. 177 Garzia, Luke . . . 114 Gebhardt, Matthew . . . 139 Gehly, Kally . .. 186 Geigel, Chris ... 140 Gerrard , Alex . .. 232 Gilbertson, Amanda .. . 182 Gilmore, Brian ... 179 Ginther, Francis . . . 136 Gist, Kelli .. . 146 Glavin, Toby ... 51 Glawson, Jen ... 126, 172 Goeke, Ken .. . 120 Goellner, Daniel ... 133 Goldhammer, Rick .. . 76 Gomez, Dawn .. . 126 Goodwin, Vanessa ... 232 Gosche, James ... 114 Gose, Stephen ... 201 Gaska, Matthew .. . 140 Gottlieb, Sean ... 120 Grace, Michelle ... 126 Grant, Ken ... 177 Grantham, Katie .. . 160 Grass, Mary ... 182 Green , Christina .. . 144 Green , Kenneth .. . 232 Green, Scott . . . 113 Greer, Jeff ... 198, 232 Grisham, Jesse .. . 141 Grohs, Jonathan . . . 183 Gronewaller, Debra ... 69 Guillen, Aminta . . . 124, 158 Gulwmar, Zehna . .. 232 Gunzel, Joanne . . . 168 Gur, Serhat .. . 232 Guss, Adam ... 174


Hagen, Matt ... 50, 51 , 52, 73, 113, 174,232 Hahn, Jeff .. . 120 Hahn, Jim . . . 120 Haines, Jeremy .. . 114 Hake, Pat . .. 114 Hale, Ryan ... 76, 232 Hall, Lee ... 114 Hamer, Joshua ... 136 Hann, Luke .. . 120 Hansen, John .. .201 Hanson, Ryan . .. 113 Harbison, Will ... 114

Harper, Sarah ... 132, 133 Harris, Melvin ... 138, 145 Hart, Arnold ... 140 Hart, Charles . . . 107 Hart, Chri~opher . . . 107 Hart, Sean ... 114 Hartman, Heather ... 232 HaNey, Samuel ... 139 Hastings, Diana . . . 174 Hatfield, Anita . . . 232 Haustein, Mark .. . 232 Havens, Nick . . . 174 Haynes, Jason . . . 233 He, Canlong .. . 233 Heap, Andrew . .. 23, 233 Heather, Stacy . .. 168, 172 Heaton, Ginny .. . 126 Heckman, Jeff . .. 233 Heerboth, Timothy .. . 109, 183 Hegarty, Shane .. . 160 Heineck, Dave ... 114 Hellrich, Michael ... 136 Heltibrand, Anne . .. 182 Henderson, Dale. . . 233 Henke, Charles . .. 233 Henning, John .. . 114 Herbold, Christopher .. . 201 Herr, Alexander ... 175 Hersberg, Janet ... 233 Herzog, Andrew ... 109 Hess, Devin ... 138 Hey, John .. . 167, 233 Hibdon, Eric ... 113 Hill, Heather . .. 126 Hilton, Jared ... 107 Hinson, Matt ... 42 Hixo, Kevin . .. 160 Hodak, Patrick . .. 107 Hodson, Steve ... 43 Hoerner, Ann-Marie ... 167, 172 Hoffman, Kim ... 54, 55, 74 Holdorf, Debbie . . . 126, 127, 182 Holly, Scott . .. 60, 62, 64 Holthaus, Ellen . . . 233 Holthaus, Rob ... 114 Hong, Peter . . . 175 Horrenstein, Joh . . . 145 HoNath, Ryan ... 76 Hoskins, Jay . . . 233 Houghton, David ... 141 Houston, Kyle .. . 76 Howard, Danny . .. 106 Howell, John ... 139 Hubbard, David ... 106 Huckabee, Jared . .. 233 Huffman, Glen . .. 234 Hughey, Nathan ... 109 Hummel, Deborah ... 234 路Hummer, Charlie .. . 109 Hunsicker, Craig .. . 138 Hunt, Ryan ... 109 Hunter, David .. . 167

Hurd, Dale ... 145, 153 Hurst, Gina . .. 186, 234 Husemna, Jayne .. . 146 Huser, Andrew . .. 201 Hussman, Brennan . . . 145 Hutchison, Mari . .. 126 Huxol, Brad . . . 113 Hydeman, Kimberly .. . 182

I lnglehart, Tonica . .. 234 Ipock, Dwight . . . 71 Irwin, Michelle ... 234 Isaacson, Jon .. . 186


Jackman, Chris . . . 114 Jackman, Christopher . .. 160 Jackson, Andrew . .. 145 Jackson, Gerald ... 145 Jacobsen, Stephen .. . 139 Jadi, Houda . .. 167 Jaegers, Kevin . .. 114 Jaquess, Chaz . . . 108 Jayawardhana, Amanda ... 234 Jayne, David . . . 234 Jessen, Amanda . .. 142, 153 Johannes, Lucie .. . 182 Johnson, Jamie . . . 126, 131, 136 Johnson, Kevin .. . 501 Johnson, Laura . . . 159, 179, 201 Jones, Adam . . . 140 Jones, Anthony .. . 108 Jones, Sharon . .. 186 Jones, Steven . .. 177 Jones, Tracy .. . 186, 234 Jordan, David . .. 234 Jordan, Jay .. . 234 Junker, Ki rk ... 138, 234


Karibi-lkiriko, Abere . .. 138, 149 Kadioglu, Ezerhan ... 235 Kauffman, Jennifer ... 144 Kauffman, Keith ... 107 Kauftmann, James . . . 186 Kautz, Kyle .. .235 Keen, Nathan ... 167 Keezer, Jerald .. . 161 Keithley, Chris ... 72 Kelble, Jackie .. . 69, 74 Kelly, Laura . . . 167 Kerns, Jessica ... 1j6

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Key, John ... 76 Kick, Jeffery ... 139 Kindervater, Lori ... 144, 186 Kinkead , Jennifer . .. 149 Kleffner, Matt . .. 235 Klotz, James .. . 109 Knaust, Thomas . . . 235 Knecht, Kathleen ... 144 Knowski , Michael ... 133 Kocielski , Brian ... 175 Koehler, Timothy ... 183 Koester, Molly .. . 136 Kofsky, Martin .. . 145, 188 Kolok, Matthwe ... 201 Konz, Bethany ... 167, 183 Kostecki , Tim . .. 114 Kramer, Robin ... 132, 133, 148 Krause, Jeff ... 50, 51 Kreikemeier, Kraig . .. 133 Kroeger, Kevin ... 201 Kubilay, Bilgen ... 235 Kuhlmann, Kristi ... 143 Kunce, Brett ... 114 Kwacz, Jason . . . 120 Kwiatkowski , Jason ... 235


Lahr, Tom ... 140, 158 Laegeler, Andrew .. . 164 LaiFook, Lisa ... 235 Lamb, Sarah ... 126 Lambeth , Melinda . . . 235 Lanasa , Gino ... 235 Lane, Jeremy ... 235 Lang, Adam . . . 51, 159, 179 Langan , John . .. 114 Langford , Robert ... 113 Lannaza, Gino .. . 76 Lasater, Andy ... 141 Lay, Sarh .. . 146 Laycock, Timothy . .. 164 Layock, Melissa ... 168 Lee, Yang ... 139 Leeftink, Gerrit . . . 236 Leerson , Robert .. . 159, 179 Lekar, Laura ... 132 Lemon, Michael .. . 186 Lentz, Sheri ... 53, 54, 55, 74 Leonard, Chris .. . 46 Leonard , Deb . . . 54 LeRoy, Crystal ... 146, 236 Leung , Richard . . . 236 Lewis, Bryan . . . 44 Lewis, Jason ... 136 Libbert, Amy . . .236 Lietz, Cara .. . 236 Lightbourn, Solomon ... 108 Limbel , Laura . .. 143 Lippert, Joshua . . . 140, 148, 158 Lippincott, Todd ... 236

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Lock, Cori ... 126 Lockwood , Matthew ... 139 Loeffler, Jay . .. 141 Loehr, Aaron ... 109 Lofton, Charles .. . 159, 179 Loftsgard, Amanda ... 126, 174 Long , Jason ... 76 Long , Matt ... 45 , 46, 47 Lopez, Miguel .. . 78 Lorton , Ryan ... 236 Love, Josh .. . 160 Lovins, Cody . . . 113 Lovins, Troy ... 113 Lowry, Jessica . .. 149 Luehrs, Candice ... 149, 183 Lugge, Andy ... 114 Lundberg , Robert . . . 167, 236 Luster, Sean ... 136 Ly, Phanna ... 236 Lybyer, Mike ... 164


Maassen, Tara ... 126, 149 Madry, Roger ... 236 Mahoney, Ryan . .. 177 Maloney, Shawn ... 138 Marler, Jason . .. 236 Marley, William . . . 183 Marlow, Erika ... 143 Martens, Jamie . . . 183, 237 Martin, Kevin .. . 106 Maslin, Greg ... 114 Massie, Sarah .. . 146 Massman, Jeff ... 237 Matlock, May . . . 186 Matthews, Michael . . . 138, 159, 188 Matthews, Ryan . .. 61 May, Cody . .. 132, 133 May, Robert .. . 164 Mayberry, Christopher ... 237 Mayer, Michael . .. 237 McBride, Heather .. . 168 McBride, Jerry ... 164 McCallum, Tera . .. 54 McCarty, Kelly ... 126, 146 McCarty, Robyn ... 126 McCauley, John ... 141 McCoy, Tommy ... 161 McCrackin, Stephen ... 139 McCrary, Brian ... 183, 237 McDaniel, Leslie ... 107 McDavid, Eric ... 107 McDonald, Robert .. . 136, 177, 237 McGrath, Seamus ... 138, 145, 188 McGregor, Marisa ... 159, 179 McGrew, Paul ... 140, 148 McGuinness, Joseph ... 107 McGuire, Kevin ... 51

McKinstry, Dave .. . 132, 133 Mclain, Joseph . .. 113 Mclaughlin, Anthony . .. 237 McMahon, AI ... 114 McNail, Clay . .. 237 McNeal, Janel . .. 108 McNeil, Andrew ... 62 McNeil, Janel ... 65, 66 McNeil, Stacy . .. 126, 237 Menz, Cindy ... 136 Mercer, Angela . . . 159, 179, 237 Mertz, Jon .. . 109 Mette, James .. . 145 Meyer, Jean .. . 149 Meyer, Michelle ... 237 Middleton, Erica . . . 159, 201 Mihalevich, Matt ... 114 Miller, Jason ... 114 Miller, John .. . 145 Miller, Justin ... 145 Miller, Kristi ... 126, 159, 179 Miller, Shelly .. . 126, 128 Milligan, Tara ... 159, 179 Milliken, Amy ... 68 Mills, Amanda .. . 239 Minier, Suzanne .. . 126, 146 Misak, Heath . . . 73 Mitchell, Scott .. . 145 Mizell, Cynthia ... 172 Modde, Donald ... 113 Moellenhoff, Diane .. .239 Moeller, Scott .. . 239 Molinaro, Joseph ... 141 Moll, Scott ... 239 Monnig, Jason .. . 107 Montes, Julio . .. 141 Mooney, Duffy . .. 167, 239 Moore, Adam . .. 140 Mcleane, Paul .. . 175 Moore, Kim . . . 168 Moore, Lucas .. . 109 Moore, Marcie .. . 239 Moran, Jessica .. . 168 Morgan, Paul .. . 145 Morae, Todd . .. 113 Morris, Jeff . . . 71 Morris, Kevin ... 145 Morrison, Kenan .. . 108 Mosely, Matthew .. . 186 Matt, Lancer .. . 76 Mudd, Dave ... 114 Mueller, Christopher ... 109 Mueller, Debbie .. . 126 Mueller, Jeff ... 133


Nadler, Julie ... 142, 143 Nangia, Hemant . . . 239 Nations, Amber . .. 182 Neal, Eric . .. 114 Nelson, James ... 113

Nenninger, Ashley ... 146 Neuner, Eric ... 114 Neuner, Jessica ... 182 Newman, David ... 140 Newton, Tony .. . 114 Nicholas, James ... 114 Niehaus, Karla ... 132, 133 Nielsen, Amanda .. . 126, 144 Niziolek, Robert ... 107 Nolte, Connie . .. 182 Nordstrom, Nick ... 21 Novak, Whitney ... 132, 133 Nowakowski, Julie . . . 54, 182 Nquyen, Thuc ... 107 Nueck, Gail .. . 149 Nydegger, Heather ... 146


Ochner, Sandy ... 183 O'Dell, Michael . .. 109, 239 O'Donnell, Kelly ... 198 Offerman, Nicholas . .. 109 Ogorzalek, Aaron ... 139 Oldham, Julie .. . 132, 133 Olsem, Bob ... 141 Olsen, Chris ... 239 Olson , Brian .. . 113 Olson, Dustin .. . 239 Orlando, James . . . 109 Ormsby, Richard ... 139 Orr, Benjamin .. . 201 Ortballs, Matt . . . 114 O'Shea, Michael .. . 239 Osiek, Jason . . . 186 Owens, Annie ... 54 Ozarslan, Tolga ... 240 Ozisik, Deniz .. . 240


Paarlberg, Robin .. . 75, 240 Painter, Patrick .. . 137, 138, 183,188,240 Palar, Erik ... 109 Palenzin , Benjamin ... 145 Palmer, Sarah ... 126 Partridge, Brian ... 113 Patterson, Robert ... 107 Pauley, Bradley . .. 106 Paulsmeyer, Brian ... 240 Peace, Courtney . . . 126 Peck, Moriash . . . 198 Pepper, Jeremy .. . 188 Perry, Daniel .. . 113 Perry, Shannon ... 68 Perry, Zachary ... 113 Peters, Tanya ... 240 Peterson, Michael ... 109 Petri, Andrew ... 132 Petrikovitsch, Sara ... 143 Petter, Michael ... 132, 133

Phariss, Martha ... 126 Phelan, Natalie ... 160, 172, 240 Phillips, Erika . .. 67 Phipps, Jack . . . 113 Phung, Sinh ... 240 Porter, Matthew .. . 201 Posch, Steve ... 133 Potthast, Seth . . . 145 Pratt, Lori . .. 240 Pratt, Tammy ... 138 Prenger, Jon ... 114 Prenger, Matthew .. . 145 Press, Jonathan . . . 175 Price, Susan ... 240 Pringer, Eric ... 240 Propp, Miles . .. 145 Pruett, Ryan ... 241 Ptacek, Jason ... 198 Puccini, Angela ... 136 Pulley, Mary .. . 241 Pulliam, Carrie ... 146 Puis, Lane . . . 167, 241 Purvis, Jeffrey ... 114, 160, 241 Pyatt, Zack . . . 186

R Rabin, Andrew ... 107 Ragsdale, Larry . .. 120, 167 Ragsdale, Nick ... 51, 120 Rainey, Karen . .. 167 Randazzo, Jason . . . 113 Randolph, Nathan . .. 145 Raska, Mike ... 188 Raterman, Matt . .. 120 Ray, Gustavo . .. 241 1Razi, Seth ... 76 Rebmann, Andrea ... 241 Recar, John ... 241 Redden, Brad ... 175 Redenbaugh, Matthew . . . 139 Redzic, Armela ... 146 Reed, Elliot .. . 167 Reed, Meghan . .. 133 Reeves, Corie ... 126 Reeves, Jack ... 120 Reeves, Mike . .. 114 Reeves, Sherry ... 146 Reinke, Tim .. . 114 Reisinger, Allen ... 113 Reneau, Jason . .. 50, 51 Renfert, Tom . . . 114 Retzinger, Benjamin ... 241 Rewczuk, Chris ... 120 · Rezek, Lane ... 201 Richards, Miranda ... 159, 179 Ricketts, Lindsay ... 144 Riepe, Jeff ... 167, 241 Risinger, Reed ... 109 Ritzen, Randy . .. 76 Robbins, Chris ... 132, 133

Robbins, David . . . 201 Robertson , Kevin ... 61 Robinson, Curtis .. . 145 Robison, Darcy . . . 168 Rocco, Nick . . . 76 Rodriguez, Cory . .. 136 Rogers, Mat .. . 198 Rogers, Rebecca .. . 131 Rohlena, Jeffrey . . . 141 Rohweder, Matt . .. 132, 133 Rollins, Michael . . . 107 Roming, Lucinda . . . 144 Roselli, Laura . . . 144 Ross, Kathleen ... 136 Royal, Douglas .. . 177 Rudy, Sara .. . 49 Rues, Nathan ... 114 Rush, Scott . . . 241 Russell, Aaron ... 120 Ruzic, Chris ... 76 Ryan , Justin . .. 145, 188, 201


Saettele, Shannon ... 142 Sager, Andrea ... 168 Saindon, Rosanna ... 149 Saindon, Rosanna ... 241 Sales, Josh ... 50, 51 Salgat, Eric ... 139 Salley, Edward ... 141 Sanazaro, Shannon ... 172 Sandefur, Elizabeth .. . 201 Sander, Christina .. . 242 Sander, Matthew ... 167 Sander, Ty .. . 167, 242 Sanders, Jeffrey . .. 201 Sanders, John ... 51 Sanders, Natalie ... 242 Sareh, Mohd ... 242 Sarther, Carl . . . 242 Sather, Carl ... 174 Saunders, Charmaine .. . 242 Sayers, Peter .. . 242 Saylor, Daniel . .. 51 , 183, 242 Schaefer, Casey . . . 198 Schaefer, Jeffery . .. 242 Schaefer, Matthew . . . 109 Schaper, Kenesia ... 158 Scheihing , Wendy ... 144 Scheman, Deana . . . 242 Schiermier, Todd ... 76 Schiffer, Robert . .. 242 Schiller, Rachel .. . 146, 201 Schmelling, Gretchen . . . 198, 243 Schmidberger, Joseph · · · 164 Schmidt, Daniel ... 141 Schmidt, Jon ... 113 Schmitt, Karl ... 164 Schoenecker, Jill ... 123 Scholl, Kristopher .. · 158 Schott, Robert ... 141

Schrewe, Mark ... 175 Schroeder, Gretchen . .. 126 Schroeder, Patrick ... 138, 139, 159 Schroetlin , Jamie ... 66 Schuler, Elizabeth .. . 243 Schulte, Dan . . . 114 Schulte, Zachary . . . 106 Schwaller, Melissa ... 144 Schwartz, Addie .. . 143 Schwent, Daniel .. . 138 Seaman, Jeffrey ... 145 Searcy, Elizabeth ... 152 Sedwick, Dave . . . 76 Setser, Nichole .. . 243 Settle, John . .. 243 Sevier, Claire-Nechol ... 243 Sharkey, John . . . 114 Sharp, Brian ... 136 Sharp, Wade ... 120 Shaw, Jody . . . 167, 182 Shawgo, Ryan ... 243 Sheehan, Emily . .. 142, 153 Shelton, Jason .. . 243 Sherill, Kenny . .. . 186 Shraeder, Casey ... 160 Sievers, Allison ... 126, 136 Sigman, Jen ... 126, 159, 179 Singleton, Andrew . .. 113 Skerik, Joe ... 243 Skinner, Jason . .. 113 Skupnik, Nicholas ... 138 Slee, Jim ... 76 Sloan, Nichole . .. 126, 159, 179 Small , Josh ... 114 Small , Luke ... 114 Smith, Antonne .. . 113 Smith , Christopher ... 107 Smith, Jeremy . .. 141 Smith, Sandy .. . 138 Smith, Tom ... 114 Smolinski , Mike ... 72 Snelling , Kali .. 243 Snelling , Margret ... 243 Sokol, Marc ... 243 Sommers, Erin ... 144 Spencer, Jeremy ... 51 Sphar, Leslie . . . 244 Splaingard , Jen ... 49, 182 Splitter, Leann ... 144 Spooler, Douglas .. . 113 Spooner, Nick . .. 120 Squibb, Stephen . .. 244 Stadler, Matt . .. 139 Stalcup, Thomas . . . 186 Stark, Sarah .. . 182 Steelman, Sarah ... 164 Steigerwalt, Aaron ... 244 Steinhour, William ... 244 Stemler, Cooleen ... 167 Stephenson, Elizabeth . . . 136 Stephenson, Libby ... 49 Stevens, Julie ... 244

Stewart, Gideon . .. 139 Stewart, Michael . .. 113 Stickley, John . . .244 Stidham, Jason .. . 244 Stone, Jay .. . 129 Streeter, Nicholas ... 177 Streifel , Jill ... 244 Stroik, Todd ... 107 Strokker, Trevor . . . 186 Strom , Daniel ... 139 Stroupe, Jacob ... 145 Stuckenschneider, Anika . .. 23, 244 Stucker, Colleen .. . 182 Stuhlsatz, B. J .. . . 46 Sudduth, Stefanie ... 126 Sullivan , Ann ... 244 Sullivan , Mary ... 136 Sutton, Eric . . . 141 Swearengen , Erin ... 146 Swope, Leslie . .. 152 Swoveland , Tiffany ... 126 Szachnieski, Jaon ... 244 Szkrybalo,

ETh ...


Taber, Lynn . .. 126, 245 Teasdale, Michael ... 139 Teitlebaum , Heather .. . 159, 179 Thebeau , Pam ... 167 Theim , Phillip .. . 183 Theis, Jeremy ... 114 Theys, Jeremy . . . 51 Thill , Daniel .. . 141 Thomas, Kelly .. . 48, 182 Thomas, Michael .. . 129, 138 Thomas, Mike . . . 76 Thompson , Brent . .. 132 Thompson, Heather ... 182 Thompson , Samuel ... 160 Thomson, Jimmy .. . 114 Throneberry, Heath ... 245 Tijerina , Annette .. . 182 Tilly, Kyle ... 167 Tinker, Bryce .. . 133, 158 Tomlinson , Gary ... 245 Touma , Michael . .. 145 Treasurer, Jeanne .. . 144 Trisal , Vasu . . . 142, 143 Troyer, Kari ... 159, 179 Truemyer, Steven ... 109 Trutwin , Daniel . . . 141 Tucker, Jason ... 136 Turman , Ben ... 21 Turnbull , Jace ... 61


Ulmer, Nick ... 120 Umphenour, Pat ... 114 Urban, James ... 245

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Vaeth, Chris 0 0 0 114 Van Hoose, Steven 0 0 0 113 VanBrunt, Andrew 0 0 0245 VanDoren, Danny 0 0 0245 Vanlten, Jim 0 0 0 71 Vaugh, Michael 0 0 0 107 Veighe, Sarah 0 0 0 159, 179 Vencato, Kerri 0 0 0 131, 188 Vizuete, William 0 0 0245 Vogelsang, Scott 0 0 0 140 Vogt, Amber 0 0 068


Wade, Matthew 0 0 0 113 Wagner, Craig 0 0 0 175, 245 Wagner, Laura 0 0 0 126 Walch, Ed 0 0 076 Walker, Traci 0 0 0 126, 164 Wall, Megan 0 0 0 146 Walters, Brian 0 0 0 114 Wasem, Kate 0 0 0 126, 127, 245 Washburn, Nikki 0 0 0 183 Washington, Paula 0 0 0 168 Watkin, Conor 0 0 0 186 Watkins, Cassie 0 0 0 126 Watkins, Diana 0 00 245 Webb, Doyle 0 0 0245 Wehner, Kerri 0 0 0 146 Weiberg, Kevin 0 0 0 114 Welch, Sarah 0 0 0 164 Welch, Stephanie 0 0 0 146 Welsch, Robert 0 0 0246 Weltig, Craig 0 0 0246 Wengler, Jennifer 0 0 0 183, 246 West, Allison 0 0 0 132 West, Tracia 00 0 132, 133 Westbrock, Sharon 0 0 0246 Wester, Daniel 0 0 0 106 Wheeler, Rachel 0 0 0 132, 172,

177, 246 Whelan, Julie 0 0 049 Whetstone, Paul 0 0 0 51 White, Molly 0 0 0 138, 143, 160,

246 Whitsett, Jason 0 0 0 145


Yahya, Ahmed 0 0 0247 Yasar, Elif 0 0 0247 Yoder, Jeff 0 0 061 , 62 Young, Amanda 0 0 0 144 Young, Joe 0 0 046 Young, Travis 0 0 0 106 Youngblood, John 0 0 0132,133 Younker, Kendra 0 0 0 133, 152 Yusof, Mozow 0 0 0 174

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Zaske, Marvin 0 0 0 186 Zdenek, Jeffrey 0 0 024 7 Zelkovich, Evan 0 0 0 120, 183 Zernicke, Carl 0 0 0 140 Ziccardi, Sheryl 0 0 0 54, 55 Zientara, Gina 0 0 0 144, 247 Ziler, Ray 0 0 0 114 Zuckerman, Sean 0 0 021 Zwick, Katherine 0 0 0 152

Nichole Sloan - Editor-in-Chief Brad Williams -Assistant Editor-in-Chief Courtney Peace - Activities/Academics Editor Matt Schlegel - Activities/Academics Assistant Editor Julie Donze - Activities/Academics Assistant Editor Kristi Kuhlman - Organizations Editor Lucie Johannes - Organizations Assistant Editor Chad Cornwell - Photography Editor Nikki Washburn - Seniors Editor

Danny VanDoren - Seniors Assistant Editor Maria Bumanglag- Sports Editor Tom Lahr - Sports Assistant Editor Bryce Tinker - Sports Assistant Editor Scott Vogelsang - Sports Assistant Editor Kari Woods - Student Life Editor Sara Petrikovitsch - Student Life Assistant Editor Rachel Fauss- Student Life Assistant Editor

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-Golophop n----The 1999 Rollamo was printed by Jostens. Layouts were done on Adobe Pagemaker 6.0 and submitted by disk. A variety of fonts were used throughout each section. Senior pictures were taken by Bob Jones Studio. All color photos were developed by Wal-Mart. Black and white photos were developed by the Rollamo staff.

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My time as Editor-in-Chief is finally done! Once again, I'd like to thank everyone that helped me out with the yearbook. Courtney, Good Luck as Editor-in-Chief. Remember all the little tips I gave you, hopefully, you won't have to find them out for yourself.

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