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									                  I L L I N O I S          S TAT E          U N I V E R S I T Y                   Media Relations
                                                                                                  News Service
                                                                                                  September 16, 2004 • Volume 41, Number 5

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                                                                                                  News Hotline: (309) 438-8371 •

Bowman presidential inauguration Oct. 8                                                             Faculty Brass Quintet
     Dr. Al Bowman will be formally installed president is a special tradition that links the
as Illinois State University’s 17th president heritage and vision of Illinois State Universi-       in Sept. 28 recital
during inauguration ceremonies on Friday, ty,” said Board of Trustees Chairperson Carl                  From Handel to Gershwin and from
Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. in the Bone Student Center Kasten. “The occasion allows us to reflect             Debussy to Kern, the Faculty Brass
Braden Auditorium. A reception immediate- on the rich and distinguished history of Illi-            Quintet plans to provide a diverse and
ly follows the inauguration in the Ballroom. nois’ first public university and to discover          enjoyable recital program at 8 p.m.
     At 7 o’clock that evening, a black tie- the heights it aspires to under the leadership         Tuesday, Sept. 28, in the Center for the
optional Inaugural Fanfare will be held in of its next president.”                                  Performing Arts Concert Hall.
the Ballroom (cash bar available). All events       In addition to Bowman’s inaugural                   The recital is part of the Charles W.
are free and open to the public, and free address, speakers will include Trustee Jay                Bolen Faculty Recital Series. Admission
parking will be avail-                                                Bergman, Academic             is $6, $5 and $4.
able in the Bone Stu- Live inaugural coverage                         Senate Chair Lane                 The quintet includes trumpeter Amy
dent Center parking           President Al Bowman’s inaugural cere-   Crothers and Student          Gilreath, tuba player Michael Forbes,
lot.                      mony on Oct. 8 will be available live via   Government Associa-           horn player David Snyder and trombon-
     “The inaugura- streaming video and for video replay at tion President Josh                     ist Gary Hollander.
tion of a university                                                  Rinker.

Illinois State announces Fall enrollment, highest freshman ACT scores
    For the tenth year in a row, Illinois        with the quality programs and innovative              Illinois State continued the trend of a
State University’s freshman class has set a      strategic plan, Educating Illinois, is respon-    significant increase in minority enroll-
new standard for academic quality. The           sible for Illinois State being a school of        ment, with 2,209 minority students on
University Monday announced a fall enroll-       choice.”                                          campus, 84 more students than fall 2003.
ment of 20,419, which includes 2,834 new             The fall 2004 total enrollment includes       The largest increase in minority students
freshmen and 1,847 transfers.                    17,866 undergraduate and 2,553 graduate           came with 318 new freshmen and transfer
    The freshman and transfer students’          students. Last year’s enrollment was              African American students compared to
academic quality indicators all increased.       20,705, with 18,097 undergraduate and             313 last year.
The freshman average ACT composite               2,608 graduate students.                         Continued on page 3
score jumped to 23.9, up .3 from last year’s
scores and 3.6 points above the Illinois          Illinois State Enrollment by the Numbers
average. The 2004 freshman high school
                                                                                          Fall 2004               Fall 2003
grade point average rose to 3.40 compared             Total Enrollment                    20,419                  20,705
to 2003’s 3.35. Since 1995, the freshman              Undergraduate Students              17,866                  18,097
ACT figures have risen 2.2 points, with the           Graduate Students                   2,553                   2,608
                                                      New Freshmen                        2,834                   3,097
last three years responsible for an entire            New Transfers                       1,847                   1,772
point increase. New transfer students’                Total Minority Students             2,209                   2,125
grade point average increased to 3.06 this
                                                      Enrollment by College               Fall 2004               Fall 2003
year from 3.03 in 2003.
                                                      College of Applied Science
    “Illinois State University is attracting a             and Technology                 3,613                   3,747
higher caliber student year in and year               College of Arts and Sciences        5,889                   5,977
out,” said Steve Adams, assistant vice pres-          College of Business                 3,158                   3,285
                                                      College of Education                3,089                   3,118
ident for Enrollment Management and Aca-              College of Fine Arts                1,152                   1,124
demic Services. “The enhanced image and               Mennonite College of Nursing        583                     545
reputation the University enjoys along
Minority Scholar in                                          Illinois State alumni                                Wellness
Residence Perkins                                            directors and                                        Blood Screening
                                                                                                                      Appointments are available between
here Sept. 26-Oct. 1                                         officers elected                                     7:30 and 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 17. The
                                                                 The Illinois State University Alumni             screening will be held off-campus, at the
    Lighting designer Kathy Perkins will                     Association has three new Board of                   Lab Corp facility, located on 1703 Clearwa-
present “Creating Theatre for Change:                        Directors members. Elected to their first
                                                                                                                  ter Drive in Bloomington. Tests available:
                                                             terms on the board were Derek Beckman
Works by Contemporary African Women”                         ’97 and Ann Kenyeri ’93, both of Chica-              Lipid Profile $18, Lipid Profile w/chem-
on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 3:30 p.m. in the                    go, and Amy Prochaska ’04, of St. Louis,             istry panel $22, and PSA $63. The tests
                     Bowling and Billiards                   who will serve a one-year term as the                require a 12-hour fast prior to the screen.
                                                             Student Alumni Council representative.
                     Center Activity Room                                                                         Register in advance at HR Customer Service
                                                                 Don Shafer ’76, of Peoria was elected
                     as the Minority Scholar                 president and Dan Kelley ’70, of Normal              Center at 438-8311.
                     in Residence.                           was elected vice president. Janessa
                         A public reception                  Williams ’89, of Normal was elected sec-
                                                             retary and Linda Meints Cooper, M.S.N.
                                                                                                                  Family Swim
                     for Perkins will be held                ’99 of Bloomington was elected treasurer.                The first family swim is Saturday, Sept.
                     at 3:30 p.m. Wednes-                        Rich Clemmons ‘72, of Normal will                18, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Metcalf pool.
                     day, Sept. 29, in the                   serve as past president. Also serving on             Lifeguards will be on duty. Register to
Kathy Perkins
                                                             the executive committee are Gary Tiffany
                     Center for the Perform-                                                                      attend at 438-8311.
                                                             ’74, of Cherry Valley, and Andrew Purnell
ing Arts. Both the presentation and recep-                   ’57, of Matteson.
tion are free and open to the public.                            Re-elected to three-year terms were              Drive for Life Food Drive
    Besides interacting with students and                    Linda Meints Cooper, M.S.N. ’99, Bloom-
                                                                                                                      ISU Credit Union “Drive for Life” food
                                                             ington; Bill Johnston ’43, Bloomington;
faculty both in and out of the classroom,                    Lynda Lane ’66, McLean; Marilee (Zielin-             drive will be held from Sept. 20 to Oct. 21.
Perkins will lend her lighting design expert-                ski) Rapp ’63, Normal; Kristen Emmert                Please bring non-perishable food items to
ise to the gospel-musical “Crowns,” written                  Shaner ’86, Morton; Terrence Sykes ’93,              the Credit Union between these dates.
                                                             Elwood; Jana Whitman ’90, Frisco, Col-
by actress and playwright Regina Taylor,                     orado; and Janessa Williams ’89, Normal.             Contact Amy Park at 451-8400 ext. 213 or
which will open the School of Theatre sea-                                                               for further information.
son in the Center for the Performing Arts
Theatre on Oct. 1.                                          Global Review tonight
    Perkins is a theatre professor at the Uni-                  Craig Cutbirth, Communication, will Alumnus to speak at
versity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,                    discuss “America as a Warrior Nation” at Physics Colloquium Sept. 29
where she heads the Program in Lighting                     7 p.m. tonight at Global Review. His free     Alumnus Justin A. Bishop of the electric
Design and works with the Afro-American                     talk will take place in the basement of and computing engineering graduate pro-
Studies and Research Program and the                        Atkin-Colby halls.                        gram of the University of Utah will speak at
Center for African Studies.                                                                           4 p.m. Sept. 29 on “Understanding Affinity
                                                                                                      Interaction for Purposes of Creating an Inte-
                                                                                                      grated Molecular Diagnostic Array Plat-
                                                                                                          His speech is part of the Physics Alum-
                                                                                                      ni Lecture Series.

                                                                                                                  Retirement receptions set
                                                                                                                      Faculty and staff are invited to a retire-
                                                                                                                  ment reception for Robyn McGownd and
                                                                                                                  Connie Guhlstorf on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at
   I L L I N O I S     S TAT E        U N I V E R S I T Y
                                                                                                                  3 p.m. in Fell Private Dining Room of Wat-
                                                                                                                  terson Commons. Both will retire with
                                                                                                                  more than 30 years of service at Illinois
                                                                                                                  State University.
  Published weekly by the                                                                                             Faculty and staff are invited to attend a
  Illinois State University News Service                                                                          retirement reception for Sherry Zehr,
  Normal, IL 61790-3250
                                                                                                                  cashier in Student Accounts, on Monday,
  Editor: Marc Lebovitz • E-mail:
                                                            Donny Bounds, Mennonite College of Nursing
                                                                                                                  Sept. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Cashier’s
  Monday 4 p.m. deadline for submitted items                Alumni Board President, visits with Anna Ropp, 100,
  An equal opportunity/affirmative action
                                                            the oldest living Mennonite alumna, at the            Office. Zehr is retiring after 23 years of
  university encouraging diversity                          Mennonite 85/5 celebration. Ropp graduated in         service at Illinois State.

2 Report        September 16, 2004
Student Affairs’ Lewis to run
Chicago Marathon for minority students
    Long-time University staff member Rick            “The MASAI program provides resources
Lewis will spend his 43rd birthday running       and friends to new students of color,” Lewis
the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon on Sun-        said. “We ask the 25 mentors to meet the
day, Oct. 10. Lewis decided to run the           new freshmen the first day they move in to
marathon to raise money for minority stu-        the residence halls. The mentors provide
dent book scholarships as part of Redefining     help with academic work, motivate fresh-
“normal,” the Illinois State University com-     men to get involved in the campus communi-
prehensive campaign.                             ty and organizations, and generally guide the    Sandi Krumtinger, left, and Suette Overholt flank
                                                                                                  President Al Bowman as they display two recent
    Lewis, assistant dean of students in Stu-    students successfully through their first year   awards received by Illinois State University for its
dent Affairs, has already raised pledges of      at Illinois State.”                              success in last year’s SECA (State and University
                                                                                                  Employees Combined Appeal) campaign. The tro-
$6,000 for students in the Minority Academ-           “I want to not only raise funds for book
                                                                                                  phy is the SECA Chancellor’s Cup, designating Illi-
ic Scholar Achievement Initiative (MASAI).       scholarships, I want to show students that       nois State as one of the top 10 agencies in the state
The initiative pairs up first year students of   through goal setting, hard work, sweat and       for donating to the cause. The plaque is a United
                                                                                                  Way certificate of appreciation for being in the top
color with upperclassmen to help with the        some pain they can achieve success,” Lewis       20 agencies in McLean County. Krumtinger and
transition into the campus community.            said.                                            Overholt are co-chairs of the campaign, which
                                                                                                  begins Oct. 1 and runs through Nov. 5. Last year,
                                                                                                  Illinois State’s campaign raised more than $78,000,

 Symphony Orchestra concert Sept. 19                                                              and this year’s goal is to top $82,000.

     The Illinois State University Symphony Orchestra will open its season with a 7                Seminar on single
 p.m. concert on Sunday, Sept. 19, in the Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall
                                                                                                   women, spaces after
 performing the music of German composer Richard Strauss and Austrian composer
 Anton Bruckner.                                                                                   colonialism, Sept. 22
     Admission is $6 for the general public, $5 for faculty-staff and $4 for students and sen-         “Single Women and Spaces After
 ior citizens. Tickets are available at the CPA box office from noon to 5 p.m. weekdays and        Colonialism” will be the topic of a pres-
 before the concert.                                                                               entation by Kim Stone, English, at noon
     Glenn Block is the conductor of the orchestra and director of orchestras.                     Wednesday, Sept. 22, in Stevenson Hall
     The orchestra will perform the Rosenkavalier Suite from Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier”          401.
 (The Knight of the Rose). It was the fifth of Strauss’ 15 operas and premiered in 1911.               Stone’s presentation is part of Illi-
 The second part of the program will feature Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 – “Romantic.”               nois State’s Fall 2004 International
                                                                                                   Studies Seminar Series. The seminars,
American Heart Walk                                Art faculty drawings                            which examine issues of global culture
here Sept. 25                                      showing through Sept. 19
                                                                                                   and politics, are held every Wednesday
                                                                                                   from noon to 1 p.m. The events are free
    The McLean County Heart Walk will be
                                                        Down the gallery hall from the on-         and open to the public. A free lunch is
held at Illinois State University on Saturday,
                                                   going “200 drawings, select from the            provided.
Sept. 25, starting at 9 a.m. with a ribbon
                                                   Pierogi flatfiles” exhibition in the Uni-           The series is presented by Illinois
cutting ceremony by President Al Bowman.
                                                   versity Galleries is an exhibition of           State’s International Studies Program
    Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the Han-
                                                   drawings by School of Art faculty mem-          Units for African, East Asian, European,
cock Stadium parking lot, with a $25 mini-
                                                   bers.                                           Latin American and Middle Eastern and
mum donation per walker.
                                                        The faculty exhibition, located in         South Asian Studies.
    As the signature fund-raising event for
                                                   Gallery III, runs through Sunday. It
the American Heart Association, the Heart
                                                   includes drawings by Gary Justis, Jim          Enrollment
Walk promotes physical activity and heart-
                                                   Butler, Richard Finch, Michael Wille,          Continued from page 1
healthy living in a fun, family environment.
                                                   Veda Rives, Claire Lieberman, L J Dou-             “Our institution ranks second in the
This year 750,000 walkers will participate
                                                   glas, Jin Lee, Paul Sacaridiz, Sarah           state for attracting the most academically
in over 600 events across the country, rais-
                                                   Smelzer, Bill Conger, Melissa Oresky,          talented students to an Illinois public uni-
ing funds to save lives from the country’s
                                                   Daniella Barroquiero and Ed Stewart.           versity,” President Al Bowman said. “But
No. 1 and No. 3 killers, heart disease and
                                                        An assortment of works from Uni-          retaining those students is equally, if not
                                                   versity Collections continues in Gallery       more important. I am proud for our facul-
    For more information, contact Becky
                                                   II, and in the main gallery, “200 draw-        ty, staff and students that our retention
Mentzer at (309) 438-2559 or at
                                                   ings” is open through Oct. 17.                 rates are also among the highest in the

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‘Crowns’ opens Oct. 1; playwright Regina                                                         Campus decorating
Taylor to visit campus for opening                                                               contest applications
     It’s not easy to get playwrights to stop                           not they have tickets    available
by when you are producing their plays.                                  for that evening’s
                                                                                                     Entry forms for the Homecoming 2004
Edward Albee came to campus about 25                                    performance.
                                                                                                 Campus Decorating Contest for Home-
years ago, but William Shakespeare has                                      Tickets        for
                                                                                                 coming 2004 (Oct. 18-24), are available at
not appeared at the Theatre at Ewing for                                “Crowns” are avail-
                                                                                        and must be
the 27th straight summer.                                               able at the Center for
                                                                                                 submitted by Friday, Oct. 18. All campus
     Fortunately, playwright Regina Taylor,                             the Performing Arts
                                                                                                 offices and departments are eligible to par-
who came to the attention of the national                               box office from noon
television viewing audience more than a                                 to 5 p.m. weekdays,
                                                 Regina Taylor                                       Sponsored by the ISU Alumni Associa-
decade ago as the patient, intelligent                                  on        line      at
                                                                                                 tion, the contest will award gift certificates
housekeeper Lilly Harper on NBC’s “I’ll Fly or prior to each
                                                                                                 for first-, second- and third-place winners.
Away,” will visit the School of Theatre to       performance. Tickets are $12 and $9. The
                                                                                                 Entries will be judged on use of the Home-
speak with students and faculty and for the      play will be directed by School of Theatre
                                                                                                 coming theme (“Illinois State University
Friday, Oct. 1, opening of her gospel-musi-      faculty member Leslie Sloan Orr with
                                                                                                 Redbird Roundup”), originality, use of red
cal, “Crowns,” in the Center for the Per-        musical direction by alumna Shirley
                                                                                                 and white, and use of Illinois State Univer-
forming Arts Theatre (CPA).                      Boykin. It will be presented Oct. 1, 2 and
                                                                                                 sity’s name and images. The Homecoming
     Taylor, who is also an actor and direc-     5-9 at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on
                                                                                                 football opponent on Oct. 23 will be the
tor, is an associate artist at Chicago’s Good-   Oct. 3.
                                                                                                 Youngstown State Penguins, whose school
man Theatre, where she directed “Crowns”             The rest of the Mainstage season will
                                                                                                 colors are black and red.
last spring. “Crowns” celebrates the legacy      include “Metamorphoses” by award-win-
                                                                                                     Decorations must be ready for judging
of black women and their church hats. It is      ning playwright Mary Zimmerman of
                                                                                                 by 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18. The ISU
a theatrical adaptation of the book              Northwestern University, Chekhov’s “The
                                                                                                 Alumni Association Homecoming commit-
“Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in             Seagull,” “Marisol” by Jose Rivera, the Lucy
                                                                                                 tee will judge all entries and announce
Church Hats” by Craig Marberry and               Simon-Marsha Norman musical, “Secret
                                                                                                 winners on or before Wednesday, Oct. 20.
Michael Cunningham.                              Garden,” “The House of Blue Leaves” by
     Taylor will arrive Thursday afternoon       John Guare and the fall and spring dance
and depart Sunday morning, following the         concerts.
Saturday night performance of “Crowns.” A
reception in her honor will be held at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 2, in the CPA atrium lobby.
The public is invited to attend whether or

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