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Today McKendree College respects all relif,non.s and offers students an all- 
inclusive church. Bothweli Chapel, renovated in 1962, continues to beautify the 
campus as seen here with the changing of the leaves. 




Building on 

Tradition... 

170 Years 



Teddy Blackett, Andre Taylor and Creo Argue 
show their school spirit during a football game. 



1998 McKendrean 



McKendree 

College 

701 College Road 

Lehanoriy Illinois 

62254 

Volume 84 

Enrollment: 1100 



"America's 100 Best 
Buys" 



The history of Bothweli Chapei 
reaches back to the earliest days of 
the college and stands as a symbol 
of McKendree's Christian commit- 
ment. Bothwell's chapel bell has 
a valid claim to being the oldest 
bell in the United States. 



Title Page 1 



McKendree fans are of all ages. This little girl 
cheers the team on with Bogie the Bearcat. 

Erica Wilde andMelanieSmithpassout literature 
to incoming freshman at the organizational fair 
where students may sign up for various clubs and 
ormnizations. 




2 Opening Page 




Building on Tradition 

4 c^ no Years 

Together 1,200 eager students and faculty gather 



representing fourteen diverse countries around the world. 



Traditionally, freshmen glimpse at a new direction as 



seniors build on present knowledge for future horizons. 



Once dark and dreary classrooms now hear 



sounds of stimulating discussions and lectures. 



Upcoming events overflow doors and hallways as 



various activities bombard daily campus routines. 




To add a little fun, these 
McKendree students join 
together in cheering on 
the football team. 



Opening Page 3 




4 Student Lifo Division Page 




Traditionally Ours 

170 Years 

As New Student Orientation eases first year jitters, 

returning students settle into the old routine. 
Work, study, and leisure comprise the basic essentials, 

while traditional activities like homecoming spice it up. 
Singing your blues away with Karaoke night 

helps add comical relief to giant headaches. 
This leaves us then with only a few extra seconds 

to extend a helping hand to the community. 

Shock fills the face of Ralph Bleck as he reads the 
Lebanon advertiser. Students learn more things 
about McKendree in the town newspaper than on 
campus. 1968 McKendrean 



To add a little fun to the evening, Jenny Franz, 
Deanna Stewart, Courtney Hammel, and Renee 
Krack attempt to remove the cotton balls from their 
nose during one of the scipmylo events offered by 
NSO. 




Student Life Division Page 5 




Ready to go to Raging Rivers, Janay Morales and 
Matt Olmstead wait patiently on the bus. 




With a watchful eye, NSO coordinators JeffDunbai 
and Tricia Spotanski supervise the Olympics. 




Time to eat as some 
freshman grab munchies 
at the Informational 
Fair. 



"Come join us" invites 
B. J. Yurcisin and Carla 
Murphy as they attract 
new Student Govern- 
ment members. 




6 NSO 




Beginning Anew 

NSO Faces Fears 

The New Student Orientation progi^am "welcomed home" 
incoming students to their new environment by 
providing a positive and highly successful beginning. 
The NSO staff provided learning experiences through various 
activities such as a dance, dinner, and organizational fair. "I came 
in not knowing very many people. However, the activities helped 
me to gain new friends faster," said incoming freshman Molly 
Buck. 

The beginning of NSO week kicked off with students moving 
in and then attending an organizational fair to obtain valuable 
information about the campus. An exciting event that took place 
was the Olympics. "As a commuter, it helped me to interact with 
other students on campus," stated Emily Sisk. Tours were also 
provided to incoming students to ease the stress of first-day 
classes. By Stacy Bock and Heather Knop 



To start the new year, 
President James Dennis 
greets incoming students 
and their families. 

Team effort pays off as 

volunteers for the animal 
shelter pull weeds. 




NSO 7 




After a long night. Mindy Emerick, Emily Spitler, 
-Ajidrea Kowzan and Amy Loyd take a break from 
dancing. 




Caught in the spirit of "Into the Streets", President 
James Dennis prunes the hedges. 




Trying to stay m the As his fellow teammate 

lead of the Olympics, cheers him on, Andy 

Bamett 1st attempts to Montgomery stuffs 

pass the hula hoop marshmallows into his 

through their team first. mouth. 




8 NSO 




Dancing Fool 

Shake Your Thing 

Tying in with the warm welcome, President Dennis 
held a dinner for parents and students in Bearcat. 
Newer events such as a convocation and a class photo 
were added to the regularly scheduled activities. 

"I enjoyed participating in the President's dinner because it 
helped to give a family-like atmosphere," stated Brandy Cater. 
New students also took time out of their unpacking to lend a 
helping hand to the community. Kristen Beckley said, 
"Volunteering made me feel like I am benefiting others." After a 
full day of activities, students enjoyed an evening of dancing with 
a 70's theme. 

As the week came to a close, students participated in a social 
mixer by attending Raging Rivers. "This was a perfect way to end 
a weeklong of activities, " stated Angie Heuman.5v Stacy Back and 
Heather Knop 



Acting as hippies, the 

winnersofthe 70'sdance, 
John Shore and Becky 
Poole, strike a pose. 

Keeping up with the 

beat of the music is an 
easy feat for these 
students. 




NSO 9 




Celebratingtheendofthe parade, John Gardner 
and Bosie the Bearcat smile for the camera. 




During the parade, senior Homecomingattendants 
Andre Taylor and Karen Mudd throw out candy to 
the onlookers. 




Behind the scenes. 

CAB co-coordinators 
Dana Barnard and 
•Jennifer Mullholland 
cover last minute details 
of the parade. 



"Don't let go"! The 

Lehanon High School 
Parents AssfX'iation show 
their town support for 
homecoming. 




10 Homecoming Parade 



Breaking Down 

Baker 2nd Spirit 




Trucking along the 

parade route, SGA sport 
their matching sweat- 
shirts. 

All the hard work paid 
off as Baker 2nd displays 
their winning float. 




Hee-ho! Hee-ho! Hee-ho! was all that could be 
heard as Baker 2nd pulled their float to the 
MPCC parking lot the morning of the parade. 
Once arriving at MPCC, they joined numerous other individuals, 
gi'oups, and organizations who were to participate in the parade. 
In the final minutes before take off, students scurried around in 
hopes of finishing last minute details. 

Now enroute, the parade participants headed to downtown 
Lebanon and passed by many onlookers. Tom Sawyer and Huck 
Finn, along with other "stars," comprised the Sigma float, while 
another set of "stars" made up the Clio float. Sigma Nu displayed 
its school spirit with a prediction about the Bearcat victoiy later 
that afternoon. The McKendree Alumni Board was also out in full 

force that morning. As the many floats, trucks, and antique cars 
approached the townsquare, they prepared to turn a block short 
of the intersection and head back to the college. On the way back 
to the Melvin Price Convocation Center, Alpha Phi Omega 
encountered a little problem when their truck overheated. Alpha 
Psi Omega, however, had no problems. On the home stretch, the 
participants would pass the judges once more and Baker 2nd 
would be awarded first place. 

"We won first place, and the best was that we had a blast 
too," said Michelle Middendorf, a resident on Baker 2nd. Even 
though the floor had to get up at seven in the morning to make the 
float, the members of the Baker 2nd gang got their money's worth. 
By Karen Blomberg and Emily Sisk 



Homecoming Parade 11 




Again and again the defense capitalized over the 
other team. Here in the homeoming games, 
McKendree stops the progression creating a first 
down for the Bearcats. 




Swallowed by Lindenwood's defense, this 
McKendree player trudges through during the first 
game of the season. 




These players must 

always have their head 
in the game, even while 
taking a break. They 
may have to come in on 
the next play. 



Young and old alike, 
fans are very important 
to the game. Fans provide 
.support, bfX).st morale and 
make it all more fun., no 
matter what age. 




12 Homecoming? Football Game 



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McKendree is no match 
for St. Xavier's offense as 
they easily trample the 
Cougar ball carrier. 

Taking advantage of 

space is no problem for 
this Bearcat as he eludes 
his opponent and prepares 
for another touchdown . 



Opening Win 

Back With Style 

NO questions asked, the McKendree football team 
was back in style. The two year-old team was 
tough with an incredible defense and a non- 
stoppable offense. This varsity only needed to do better than last 
year's record, but who knew that the Lindenwood and homecoming 
games were just the beginning of a terrific season? 

With a combination of a stone-wall defense and an unbeatable 
offense, the Bearcats capitalized and easily rolled over their 
opponents in the opening game versus Lindenwood. With a 
packed grandstand, gi'eat weather and a psyched up team, 

Lindenwood had no idea what they were about to face. This was 
only the beginning. 

Using the same ammo, an awesome defense and offense, 
the Bearcats continued their season not letting anyone stop them. 
As the Homecoming game approached, the campus was pumped 
up for what was to be a great game. And a great game it was as fans 
packed the stands and watched McKendree trample the St. Xavier 
Cougars. There was no stopping this team as the essential win 
topped off a beautiful day and McKendree continued down the 
road for a winning season. By Shaun Randol 




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Homecoming Football Game 13 




Accompanied by her brother Sean, Brooke Lashley 
livens up the dance with her expressionistic dancing. 




While taking a breather, Renee Baughman admires 
the decorations. 




Enjoying the music, 

Phines Douglas and Clyde 
Brown .show their stuff as 
they dance. 



Right in step with her 
escort, Anna Pieper 
learns a new dance. 




14 Homecominj,'' Dance 




Awarded with the 

traditional crown, the 
1967 Homecoming Queen 
is announced. 

In need of a rest, 

Homecoming coordinator 
Jen Mullholland takes 
time out to be with her 
boyfriend Matt Wilson. 




Evening Stars 

Huge Turn Out 

Homecoming 97's "Evening of Stars" was a 
sensational hit. The evening contained many 
firsts. For example, it was held at the Officer's 
Club on Scott Air Force Base for the first time. The room was 
attractively decorated in silver and black. Balloons provided a 
ceiling over the dance floor. Decorations on the tables consisted of 
McKendree glasses filled with black water and floating candles 
and many balloon bouquets. Students were encouraged to take 
the decorations home for souvenirs. 

Other firsts were the large number of students who purchased 
tickets. Over two hundred and fifty attended the annual event. 
Moreover, a sit-down meal was not offered. A buffet of finger foods 
provided a cost-cutting alternative. Students enjoyed toasted 
ravioli, sub sandwiches, tortilla chips and salsa, and a tasty 
orange juice drink. 

Campus Activity Board director Lon Smith and the 
Homecoming committee brought in a professional photographer 
who took pictures of couples, groups, and individuals, while a D.J. 
entertained everyone with a variety of music. Country, pop, 
rhythm and blues, rap, hard rock, soft rock, and many more types 
of music were the familiar sounds heard throughout the evening. 
The highlight of the evening was the coronation. The court 
included attendants from the freshman, sophomore, and junior 
classes. The freshman attendants were Abesi Manyando and 
Josh Flowers. Cara Crowe and James Seay were candidates from 
the sophomore class. The junior attendants were Jen Mullholland 
and Chris Mitchell. The king and queen were chosen from three 
couples in the senior class. Those included Karen Mudd and 
Andre Taylor, Tara Jones and Matt Mason, and Kelly Franklin 
and Jason Karnes. Retiring King and Queen Marcus Prewitt and 
Natalie Von Rossum crowned Karen Mudd and Andre Taylor as 
the 1997 royalty. Queen Karen Mudd stated "I was very flattered 
that the student body thought so much to vote for me and think 
of me as a representative of sorts for the school. "fiv Erin Frazier, 
Sarah Frost, and Emily Sisk. 



Homecoming Dance 15 




As final part of the coronation ceremony, 
Homecoming court candidates join in the king and 
queen "s dance. 




Upon learning the winners of the Homecoming 
king and queen. 1996 Homecoming Queen Natalie 
Van Rossum congratulates Queen Karen Mudd. 






In the midst of all the 

excitement, Queen 
candidate Tara Jones and 
her escort calm the 
nerves ofqueen candidate 
Kelley Franklin. 



Capturingthe attention 

of their fellow .students, the 
Homecf jming court awaits 
the announcement of the 
1997 king and queen. 




16 Coronation 



With eyes focused on 

the new king and queen, 
Andre Taylor and Karen 
Mudd are awarded their 
crowns. 

All dressed up for the 

occasion, the Home- 
coming court dazzles the 
scenery. 



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Crowning Royals 

King and Queen 

The road to coronation began two weeks before 
Homecoming. Students nominated prospective 
candidates for the court. After a long week of voting 
by all classes, the candidates were released by CAB. Students 
could choose one girl and one guy from each class to represent 
them. The next week before the C.A.B. comedy show, the final 
candidates were announced. The senior candidates in the run for 
king and queen were: Karen Mudd and Andre Taylor, Tara Jones 
and Matt Mason, and Kelly Franklin and Jason Karnes. These 
candidates participated in the annual Homecoming parade. 
Retiring King Marcus Prewitt had the chance to enjoy the parade 
once again. "It was an exciting experience to give out candy to all 
the anxious kids," said Prewitt. 

Hours after the parade, the court met at the Officer's Club on 
Scott Air Force Base, where the Homecoming dance was held. 

"Before the dance I was very nervous and anxious. I couldn't 
wait until the moment of coronation arrived, " said senior attendant 
Karen Mudd. 

Mudd's anxiety was later relieved when the highlight of 
Homecomingarrived. The Officer's Club was filled with excitement 
and intense emotion as coronation candidates waited to hear the 
final announcement. After what seemed like eternity, Lon Smith 
announced the new royal couple, Karen Mudd and Andre Taylor. 
Homecoming ended with attendants congratulating the new king 
and queen. The road to coronation was finally complete. Bv Emily 
Sisk and Abesi Manvando 



Coronation 17 



Homecoming Dance 
Evening of Stars 



Students from 
McKendree 
West ham it up 
withtheir friends 



Barnett 3rd 

Brook Lashley and Scott 
Mueller 

Jamie Klopmeyer and Neil 
Scott 

Nicole Jeffries and John Van 
Etten 

Jen Stephens and Scott 
Compton 



Amanda Jankowski and 
Dominic Ribbing 

Anne McClon.'. Michelle 
Jackson and Amber Pavil 

Heather Laquet and Wes 
Logan 

Erin Frazier, Sarah Frost, 
Crystal Schallenberg, Eind 
Stacey Parish 

Baker 2nd 

CAB Homecoming Committee 

Yearbook Staff 

Homecoming Court 

Emily Nelson and Rod 
Whitehead 

LaDonna Reed and Major 
Perr\- 



Jackie Thompson and James 
Seay 

Jennifer and George Mills 

Tara Jones and Matt Cramer 

Melissa Lilley and Kevin 
Kwiatkowski 

Anna Pieper and Escort 





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18 Homecoming Dance 




Amy Johnson and Escort 



Kelly Hcltenhausen and 
Kscorl 



Troy Lindaui-r and (iui'st 
•Icn Schott and Tim Hulk-r 



Sara Mcador and Chri.s 
Mitchell 



C'ara Crowe and Matt 
Olmstead 

Robyn Ruedin and Jess 
Taylor 

Leslie Fletcher and Andy 
Heck 

Dana Eggemeyer and John 
Hoack 

Leslie Renting and Matt 
Freebairn 

Michelle Raynes and 
Antonio Parker 

Emily Spitler and Luke 
Heser 

J.J. Mallrich and Shannon 
Stueber 

Julie Grain and Tim Klein 

Ita Shook and Rich Ukte 



Melanie Smith and Paul 
Jenkins 

Kim Smith and Mark 
Buchanan 

Sarah Johnson and Justin 
Knoloff 

John Quinton Faulkner and 
Guest 

Nichole Nailer and Kyle 
Steel 

Zack Haupt and Julie 
Franklin 

Kelly Huene and Tony Van 
Houtin 

Karla Pieper and Erik 
.Schank 

F>ica Wilde and Corev 
Elliott 

Becky Poole and Philip Neal 



Homecoming Dance 19 




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After being hypnotised, 'Number 21" reacts when 
told that he isn't wearing any clothes. 




In hopes of winning a date, several McK guys 
compare answers to the Singled Out survey. 




Enjoyingthe activities 

of Fall Family Festival, 
these .students relax and 
let the grx)d times roll.. 



"Oh not that song!" 
shouts a freshman at the 
Fall Family Festival. 




20 CAB 



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Racing for a good time, 
Meg Osterohoff and Lisa 
Jackson compete in a 
event at the Fall Family 
Festival. 

Sleeping through 
reality was a big trend 
at the hypnotist. 




Having Fun 

Take Time Out 

In a recent article Director of Student Activities Lon Smith 
stated that "The activity board has been in place for twoyears. 
In that time we've had our ups and downs, but rif^ht now, 
we're on an upswing." The main focus of the article was the 
Campus Activities Board, also known as CAB, and was published in 
the September 1997 issue of Campus Actiuites Today. CAB was 
reinstated in the fall of 1995 after being inactive since 1983. With 
Dana Barnard and Jen MulhoUand as co-coordinators, CAB offered 
a variety of activities for the college community. "We want our 
students to know that something fun and interesting is going to 
happen on a regular basis." 

Though McKendree does have a strong sports program, CAB 
offers something for those students who don't enjoy sports or who 
want something different. To kick the year off, CAB joined forces 
with the New Student Orientation team and sponsered a dance 
with a colorful twist. The students were invited to dress up in 
clothes from the 70's and show everyone their groovy dance moves. 

The Lair became home to Lollairpalooza, one of the most 
popular series of activities. A hypnosis act will surely be 
remembered by all as the audience was transformed into animals 
from a petting zoo. Participants also acted like two year olds, 
sunned on the beach, and talked to aliens from outer space. By 
Amanda Fox 



CAB 21 




With a smile Melissa Cantrell poses with her date 
after being chosen for Single Out. 




Amused with the outcome of Singled Out, Abesi 
Manvando and Louis Harden get a little closer. 




These fine young men After a long day, several 
get ready to pin on hearts students get very sleepy 
to see who wins a date. during the hypnotist act. 




22 CAB 



Fredrick Winters 
speaks to a hynotized 
Matt Olmstead while at a 
Wednesday night CAB 
event. 

Fall Family Festival 

provided opportunities 
to steal the stage like 
these students did. 




Going Places 

Fun For All 

CAB sponsored various activities during 
Homecoming v^eek. Students showed their school 
spirit by wearing their pajamas to class, playing 
tug of war, playing their own tunes on drums, having a crazy hair 
day, and wearing school colors. 

The Family Festival offered a chance for parents and other 
family members to be a part of campus life. Carnival games and 
Traveling Max entertained the crowd as well as Bogie the Bearcat. 
Many families attended the football game after lunch was served 
in the Quad. 

Cafe Boheme was held with coffee and all. The lights were dim 
and the candles were lit as the spotlight highlighted the stage. 
According to Adam Peck, the open mic night was meant to "foster 
a community of artists," whether the performers wanted to show 
off their talents or relieve some stress from their everyday 
problems. 

The Mania committee did exactly what their name predicts, 
they caused an uproar! But everyone laughed and became crazy 
as the group of creative students came up with surprising ideas like 
"Twister" and unexpected water balloon fights. 

Battle of the Bands, a popular Spring event, let the campus 
observe first-hand many talented bands. One lucky band even won 
a chance to appear at one of the hottest night clubs in St. Louis. 

Offering extra curricular activities for the students ensured 
they will have a well-rounded lifestyle. It let them interact with 
different people and take a break from their everyday schedules. 
By Amanda Fox 



CAB 23 




With book in hand, commutei' Amy Sandy reads 
her favorite book while taking a break in the 
commuter lounge. 




With a look of determination, this student 
concentrates on finishing her homework. 




Afteralong weekend in 
1970, .some students head 
back to their dorms. 



In the spirit of drug 
awarene.ss,Jas(jn Boston, 
Jared Karnes, Jason 
Karnes, Brent Baker, and 
their iguana display 
advertisement for the 
guest speaker Dan Davis. 




24 Residents/Commuters 



Frustrated with 
Lawrence Berra's inter- 
ruption, Cara Crowe 
( hidden ) attempts to type 
her research paper. 

With a few extra 
minutes, Karen Adock 
catches up on her reading 
while CaiTie Davis works 
on her knitting. 




Morning Drive 

Rise and Shine 

Beep, beep, beep... The alarm sounded as Monday 
morning class came early for residents and 
commuters alike. The resident usually rolled out 
of bed fifteen minutes before class started, while the commuter 
woke ninety minutes earlier in order to make it to class on time. 
Although they shared classes and passed each other on campus, 
residents and commuters had somewhat different campus 
lifestyles. 

"Living on campus gives me a lot more freedom, but at times 
I have to pressure myself to get things done," said sophomore 
resident Michael Redding. "I've become very close with the girls 
on my floor. They are hke sisters to me, and our RA is like a 
mother," said freshman Katie Breck. 

Beccause the transition to college can be overwhelming, 
some students chose to live at home. "I wasn't ready to move out 
just yet, and since I live relatively close, living at home is 
convenient for me," said freshman Matt Lickenbroch. Living at 
home allowed students to ease into the college lifestyle and saved 
them money as well. 

Some commuters, however, felt excluded from campus life. "I 
feel in the dark about certain student activities that go on after 
class hours," stated freshman Susan Sullivan. Commuters made 
up half the student population, with the majority coming from the 
Belleville and O'Fallon area. The CAB committe worked to get 
commuters more involved by planning special activities directed 
towards those who drove to campus daily. 

"Living in a residence hall is a wonderful experience. It allows 
me to build friendships with others that I would not have been 
able to build had I commuted," said sophomore Karen Blomberg. 
By Emily Sisk and Molly Buck 



Residents/Commuters 25 



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Jennie Sees wonders exactly what she's holding 
while volunteering at the Salvation Army. 




Taking a break from t his communtiy service project 
involves dusting the pews. 





Sarah Gamel poses for Staci Loeh shows 

a quick picture while gruesome pictures to 
working hard in the community service 
kitchen. coordinator Dr. Lyn 

Huxford. 



26 Communitv Service 





Taking time out for a 

picture, students and 
faculty pose with a few of 
the adorable animals at 
the Adopt-A-Pet shelter. 

The Salvation Army 

is one project the 
freshmen could chose 
from during NSO's Into 
the Streets. 




Helping Hands 

Care and Concern 

Taking time out for community service was a big part of the 
McKendree College community. There were 150 involved in 
community service via the Center for Public Service and other 
organizations. 

McKendree added two new community service projects to its 
roster. One added project was the Adopt-A-Pet no-kill animal 
shelter. This shelter takes in dogs, cats, and other animals from 
the pound, individuals, and abusive owners. The animals brought 
into the shelter remain there until they are adopted. The other 
new project was Faith House in St. Louis. The Faith House was a 
home for infants and children who were addicted to drugs because 
of parental addiction. Some of the activities at the Faith House 
included feeding the children, reading to them, and just loving 
the little ones. 

The two newest projects, along with the other ten projects, 
were run by the Center for Public Service, comprised of all 
individuals who volunteered their time for the community. 
Community service was important to not only the community, but 
also to the people who did it. "It feels good to feel needed," said 
Robyn Rueden, a McKendree volunteer. 

Being involved in the community also built memories that 
last a life time. Lawrence Berra recalled one of the first times he 
went. "I went up there scared and nervous, but then once inside, 
all the kids came running up, and they start hugging and playing 
with you and then your anxieties just disappear," Berra 
commented. 

Satisfaction was also obtained by community service. Rueden 
stated that she enjoyed helping others because "If we set a good 
example, maybe they'll want to help others too." McKendree 
College Center for Public Service and the McCAT members set 
this good example with each of their programs. Bv/Co/t/? Blnmberg 



Community Service 27 




As she walks out of her room, freshman Lindsay 
Braun is caught going to meet a friend in order to 
studv. 




While answering the phone, junior Major Perry, 
finds time to keep up with his work at the Lair and 
play a game of cards. 




Hard at work sopho- 
more Amy L. Loyd flips 
through s^jme paper work 
for the maintenance crew. 



Taking advantage of 

some time at work, 
freshman Colin Adams 
and sophomore Eric Wells 
study while Christopher 
Birkner signs in at the 
Fitness Center. 




28 Work/Studv 





In the midst of her 

afternoon job, freshman 
Sarah Lundgren checks 
out a book for a student at 
the Hbrary. 

With their eyes glued 
to their books, Jenny 
Nash and Dusty Kallal 
consider Ames a quiet 
place to study. 




Keeping Busy 

Study and Work 

Eat, sleep, work, study This was a typical day of a student. 

For years students have worked on campus not only to pay for 
school but also to help campus staff and faculty. Getting involved 
was the easy part, for students also had to find time to go to class, 
study, and relax. 

McKendree offered a wide variety of jobs for students, 
which allowed them to work in something they enjoyed and gain 
responsibility. The work-study program helped students pay for 
their education. At the beginning of the school year, a job fair in 
Ames dining hall allowed students to explore different jobs and 
apply for ones that sounded interesting to them. This fair made 
the job hunting process easier for students as well as their future 
employers. 

Working in the fitness center, the Lair, or working for 
teachers were some of the more enjoyable job positions. Michael 
Dixon, who worked in the Fitness Center said, "With working 
here, I get to keep up with my studying and keep in shape." 
Students who were not involved in work-study, or students who 
wanted a job that McKendree did not offer, went off the campus to 
find jobs. 

How did those hard-working students find time to study? 
Almost everyone came to college with the intent to study before 
anything else. Freshman volleyball player, Renne Baughman, 
commented, "With my crowded schedule, I still find time to study 
whether I end up getting less sleep or not." On Tuesday and 
Thursday nights from nine until midnight, a late night study 
session was held in Ames dining hall for students who wanted 
extra tutoring or just a quiet place to study. Tutoring came in veiy 
handy for students with hectic day schedules. 

With work and study, days became long and complicated. 
On the other hand, the pay check and better gi-ades made it all 
seem worth while. By Molly Buck, Michelle Middendorf. and 
Amanda Dixon 



Work/Study 29 




McKendree has about 550 commuters, 
including Carol Sinnard. who spends her lunch 
hour in choir. 




Jean Triarte, a non-traditional student at 
the Scott Air Force Base location, poses for a 
picture. 




Taking a break from singing, Hiromi Fujii 
enjoys time to think. 

To gain the necessary 
Fine Arts credit, Anne 
McClory gets ready to 
belt out a tune with other 
choir members. 




30 Non-traditional Student 




Taking time out from 
studying, Peggy Duncan- 
Woods enjoys a quiet 
moment in the chapel. 

Kazu Yokota helps out 

on the yearbook staff. 




Learning Again 

Starting All Over 

Peggy Duncan-Woods was a non-traditional 
commuter student. She worked as a newspaper 
reporter and production editor near Chicago for a 
number of years. She always said she would go to college even if 
it was in a wheelchair. Ironically, she had to start college with a 
wheelchair and crutches. She broke her ankle last year and had 
trouble getting around campus because of the limited number of 
parking spots. McKendree moved her classes to the first level so 
she would not have to quit school. 

Peggy Duncan-Woods was quite often mistaken for a 
professor, which could be attributed to the fact that she was a 59- 
year-old student. Her distinction was that of being the oldest 
enrolled on campus. 

Peggy, a licensed pastor with the United Methodist Church, 
was student pastor in Madison. She lived in Granite City and 
tried to make the church more multicultural. She planned on 
attending seminary at Duke in North Carolina after graduation. 
Peggy 's daughter-in-law also planned on attending Duke. College 
would be "all in the family," because Peggy would have four 
grandchildren in college as well. 

Peggy's attitude was all-inclusive. She demonstrated this 
when she held a Blessing of the Animals ceremony. This event 
attracted twenty cats and dogs and one sandcrab. 

Peggy grew up in Salem, Illinois, where her grandma had 
always wanted her to attend McKendree. "It's been her life-long 
dream for me to attend McKendree College," Peggy stated. 
Thanks to scholarships, Peggy received her undergraduate 
studies free. She had a double major in psychology and religious 
studies. 

When Peggy started college, she had gray hair. She dyed her 
hair brown and bought a few pairs of blue jeans. Her husband, 
also a pastor with the United Methodist Church, was very 
supportive although he had reservations at the beginning. 
Peggy's instructors also encouraged her as she approached 
graduation and the age of sixty. 



Non-traditional Student 31 




Discussing the finer points of Lair food , McKendree 
students enjoy their lunch. 




After finishing their lunch at McDonald's, Brook 
Mario and Jen Mulholland spend free time playing in 
the play place. 





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Victory is on its way as Amused with the Say 

Jarod Karnes gets ready Anything page of YM 
to slam Brent Baker to magazine, students on 
the floor. Baker first have fun 

wasting time. 




32 Free Time 




In their spare time, 
many students call home 
while they try to still do 
homework. 

Before going to class, 
Michelle Raynes spends 
some free time relaxing 
in Baker lounge. 




Relaxing Time 

Peace And Quiet 

Free time? What's free time? While trying to manage 
classes, studies and sometimes work, students seldom 
had free time. As freshman Sarah Niebrugge stated, 
"Between school and sports, my free time is fairly limited. I 
usually only manage a few minutes a day." 

Those students who did manage to find a few minutes of free 
time chose to participate in activites ranging from intramurals to 
social gatherings. With such minimal time on their hands, the 
choices made most often were spur of the moment decisions. 

Although Wednesday night dances, midnight runs to 
Walmart, and intramurals were the most common ways to relieve 
stress, other options were available. Finding an available vehicle 
seemed to the biggest problem for students wishing to go outside 
of "happening" downtown Lebanon. 

Somersaulting down to lower campus, hanging out in the 
Lair, and just sitting in the quad were some of the things students 
were seen doing around campus. "On cold Fall nights to relieve 
stress and use up a few minutes of free time, I like to somersault 
from Bearcat gym to lower campus," stated sopohomore Meg 
Osterhoff. 

Dollar movies, putt-putt golf, and bowling were some of the 
cheaper activites off campus for those who managed to find a car 
and who always seemed to be broke. Although some students went 
home on weekends, the ones who remained on campus usually 
found something interesting to do. By Sarah Yount and Meg 
Osterhoff 



Free Time 33 



McKendree Trivia 



Q. WTiat happened on McKendree 
campus on October 9, 1997? 

A. Even'body was paid. 

B. Plaques for identification of Outside 
Abstract Amvork was installed. 

C. First snowfall of the season. 

Q. The first woman to receive a Bachelor of 
Arts degree from McKendree was Miss 
Mar>- Julia Jewett. What year did she 
receive her degree? 

A. 1878 

B. 1845 

C. 1869 

Q. When was the first football game at 
McKendree College? 

A. 1884 

B. 1892 

C. 1996 

Q. Three current classroom buildings were 
onginally the dorms and the dining hall 
on campus. What are they? 

A . Carnegie, Clark, and Pearsons 

B. Voigt, Wildy, and Old Main 

C. Eisenmayer, Bensen Wood, and 
Bearcat Gymnasium 

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employed in the work/study program? 





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Trick or treat, Halloween comes and goes, but it is what nobody 
knows that fuels the ghost stories. There have been numerous reports 
of noises, cold flashes, and other precarious events all over campus, but 
who knows the truth? 

Dr. Patrick Folk presents a Halloween program called "The 
Ghosts of McKendree," and if the title isn't enough to freak the 
students, the actual event will. 

McKendree is a very historic and old college, and with any old 
historic place, there are ghost stories. Security people for the last three 
decades have reported events in Carnegie such as cold flashes and 
strange noises that sound like chains clanging. The closest event to 
someone ever dying in Carnegie was during World War I. At that time 
Carnegie Hall housed officer candidates. When the world-wide flu 
epidemic struck, one of the candidates became ill and died mysteriously. 
It is unknown, however, where he died. 

The one death that has been recorded and is associated with the 

campus ghost stories took place in the chapel. The student who died 

was the first African- American student to attend McKendree. He was 

The chapel is one of the killed by a bolt of lightning while gathering honey from the bell tower. 

sites on campus where there 

are reports of ghosts. ^^ ^he college archives is a letter from the president of the college at the 

, . , ^. ., „, time stating how the event had saddened the entire campus. Students 

At the annual Civil War 

re-enactment, Dr. Folk today are warned if they go by the chapel at night and hear the piano 
gives a terrific speech. 

playing it is his ghost. 

Because McKendree College was built on Indian mounds, the 
ghost story told about Eisenmayer has some historic basis. It is said 
that an Indian spirit roams the halls of the building, intending no 
harm. 

So what does Dr. Folk gain from telling these ghost stories? "It's 
fun. I took it on as a challenge and I enjoy it," Dr. Folk said. 



35 




36 



Scholastically Ours 




170 Years 

Pencils, pens, and paper are materials needed 



by students to stimulate their mental capacity. 



Long lectures, hours of homework, and research papers 



help to create a busy daily schedule. 



Textbooks, workbooks, and worksheets 



are utilized in order to gain information. 




"Caring, Contemporary, Classic" are just a few words 



that describe the atmosphere for students, faculty, and staff. 



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It takes all kinds of assignments to makes the grade. Zack 
Haupt checks out the crowd's reaction to his routine as a 
Bearcat cheerleader. 




Meosis, mitosis, cell theory, dehybrid cross.. . . 
Freshmen Heather Johnson and Melissa 
Schuchart are quick to absorb information. 



37 



hilosophy frees students 
from narrow thinking 



Dr. Phil Neale came to McKendree College 
in 1974 from Nashville, Temiessee, where 
he was completing a doctorate in 
Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. He took a year out 
from graduate study to to travel in Europe and North 
Africa and spent a month hitch-hiking across Tunisia, 
Algeria, and Morocco. 

Applauding McKendree's renewed vitality. Dr. 
Neale is impressed by the addition of debate, added 
depth in music, and the expansion of athletic activities 
and facilities. More importantly, he is happy about the 
academic seriousness of many students and the positive 
changes that have occurred in the ciuriculum. 

A dominant thread that nins through his years at 
McKendree has been his enjoyment of teaching 
philosophy: helping students try new ideas, examine them 
critically, and move beyond narrow thinking in preparation 
for an inter-cultural , cosmopoUtan life in the 2 1 st Century . 

Faculty and staff feast on carv^ed prime rib and roast leg of lamb 
at the annual Christmas luncheon in Ames. 



Donna Self interviews Dr. Neale for the yearbook. 



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38 Humanities 



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compete in large graduate 

schools 

Since 1 978, Mr. Dave Ottinger, art instructor, 
has witnessed numerous students come to 
McKendree, leave, get married, and have 
children. When Mr. Ottinger first arrived, he felt the 
school was a well-kept secret. Soon thereafter, he would 
come to think of McKendree as home. 

Mr. Ottinger lived in New York, then studied m 
Kansas City aand St. Louis before locating in this area. 

He has seen students pursue degrees at various 
graduate schools across the country. This has illustrated 
that the art program is working and that his students are 
able to compete in the real world after attending 
McKendree. 

"The college works as a village and not just as an 
individual person," stated Mr. Ottinger. "People, faculty, 
and administrators take pride in the students' success. 
Faculty members support each other." 

What used to be the library is now Benson Wood art building. 




"Art enables 

students to 

unlease the 

creative side of 

their being and 

get in touch 

with who they 

are." 



' The annual art display in the spring attracts student works of 
all kinds. 



Humanities 



39 



Students engage in 

dialogue and classroom 

interaction 

Dr. Michele Stacey-Doyle believes 
students take her classes because she 
engages them in classroom dialogue 
and interaction instead of lecturing. "She is demanding, 
always expecting the best, but she's fair and fun" is a 
familiar refrain from alumni who have taken her classes. 
Bom in the Panama Canal Zone, Dr. Stacey-Doyle 
moved many times as a child. Here at McKendree, she 
ser\'es as an associate professor of English, as well as 
direaor of the honors program and as faculty adviser for 
the award-winning newspaper and yearbook. 

Dr. Stacey-Doyle has seen significant changes in 
the importance of excellence to students. "I have noted a 
renewed sense of vitality, spirit, and commitment to a 
liberal arts education, especially since the arrival of Dr. 
Dennis. McKendree continues to be a place where faculty 
and students exercise intellectual rigor and connect with 
the community through experiential learning," she stated. 

McKendree is knownfor its outstanding teacher-student relationships. 
Dr. Michele Stacey-Doyle and Kristen Skippers display this close bond. 



At the faculty/staff picnic, Dr. Michele Stacey Doyle shakes her can 
of rocks to Cajun music in front of Dr. Murella Bosse. 




"Student 
involvement 

is of 
paramount 
importance." 



Taking time outfor munchies, Gretchen Fricke, Victoria Dowling and 
Dr .Michele Stacey-Doyle choose some appetizers at the annual faculty/ 
stafTpicnic. 




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Language, Literature, and Communication 



I Former Academic Dean, Dr. Norm Madsen, congratulates Dr. Ron 
Black on receiving his award. 




The roof comes tumbling 

down as Dr. Ron Black 

teaches 



Dr. Ron Black said that the weirdest 
happening while teaching was the day 
the ceiling in the room next to his came 
tumbling down. "It was the Spring of 1996, and I wasn't 
sure whether to continue teaching or evacuate the room. 
There was still an hour left of class time, "smiled Dr. Black. 
Dr. Black noted the greatest changes since his tenure 
as English professor have been increased enrollment, new 
facilities, better atmosphere, and more energy in the form 
of campus activities. He remarked that the separation of 
his old division into two smaller ones made for greater 
efficiency. The school's emphasis on individual attention 
and caring education and its commitment to quality 
instruction are McKendree traditions, according to Dr. 
Black. 

Dr. Black gains satisfication from observing students 
become interested in his teaching material while inspiring 
' them to do well. 



The Cajun band is a hit with the faculty and staff especially with Patty 
Auburn with her washboard and spoons. 







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Jenny Morales enjoys the peace and quiet as she reads her literature book 
in the sunshine. 



Language, Literature, and Communication 



41 



Dream comes true for 
sociology professor 



Imagine driving through Lebanon on the way 
to Carlyle Lake and seeing McKendree College 
for the first time, commenting to your husband 
that your dream is to teach at such a quaint college. Five 
years later, this dream came true for Dr. Lyn Huxford of 
the social sciences division. 

Since 1978, Dr. Huxford has seen the campus 
appearance and atmosphere change dramatically. She 
notes the qualit\' and number of students on campus have 
increased as have the" openness and tolerance. 

In 1 988, Dr. Huxford spent her sabbatical at Martha's 
Home, a shelter for homeless women and children in 
Texas. Since that time, as coordinator of McKendree's 
Center for Public Service, one of Dr. Huxford's particular 
passions has been to engage students in volunteer and 
ser\ice-leaming activities. 

Dr. Huxford's primary satisfaction comes from her 
close relationship with students. She believes that one of 
the best things about teaching at McKendree is establishing 
relationships with students that may last a lifetime. 



In addition to teaching, Dr. Huxford volunteers time to work at the 
Adopt a Pet center as part of her commmunity service outreach. 






"It was fate 

that I ended 

up here." 




When not teaching or working with the community service program , 
Dr. Hu.xford can be found in her cozy office. 



Dr. Huxford and Dr. Stacey-Doyle pack the remaming cookies from 
Cookie Day to take to the Christian Activity Center in East St. Louis as 
a community service project. 




42 Social Sciences 



laving fun, Dr. Bosse catches up on missed times with her friend and 
Dr. Gordon. 



Dr. Bosse receives Teacher of 
the Year award 




Receiving Teacher of the Year award was 
one of the most rewarding moments in the 
life of Dr. Murella Bosse. Even though 
she began her career in Lebanon by chance, 1998 marks 
her 25th anniversary year. 

Dr. Bosse notes students take her class to learn more 
about themselves as psychology offers students insight. 
More recent class offerings include social work and 
gerontology. The greatest change in her department was 
switching psychology from the education to the social 
science division. The sense of community between students 
and faculty has remained most constant. 

One of Dr. Bosse's most memorable classes was a 
night class in stress management. All her students were 
lying on the floor in a semi-darkened room practicing 
relaxation. When security came along to lock up the 
room, they thought there had been some kmd of accident. 
In her spare time, Dr. Bosse enjoys walking her dog 
on campus and absorbing McKendree's rich history. 

And the winner is: Dr. Murella Bosse accepts a check for $500 from Dean 
Gerald Duff as the recipient of the 1997 United Methodist Church Teaching 
Award. She will be keynote speaker at the Honors Convocation. 




"McKendree is 

becoming a 

premiere 

undergraduate 

institution, 

both 

academically 

and socially." 



These interested students learn more about the We Care Tutoring 
Program. 



Social Sciences 



43 



Snake in class changes 
way of thinking 



During one of Dr. Ted Anderson's first 
years of teaching biology, a maintenance 
man barged into his class with a snake 
in ajar. After showing the class how to handle this snake, 
he reached into the jar and grasped the snake behind the 
head. He did not get his fingers quite close enough to the 
head of the snake, and the snake bit him. The snake flew 
out of the jar and landed in a girl's lap, causing her to flee 
from the classroom. 

Before coming to McKendree College, Dr. Anderson 
felt there was a hard-nosed atmosphere between students 
and professors. He feels this has changed to a caring 
attitude between the two. He genuinely enjoys working 
with his students and seeing them succeed. 

In previous years, Dr. Anderson could describe 
McKendree as a ghost town between classes because 
there were no students to be found. Since the number of 
students has increased drastically, a ghost town no longer 

exists. 

Holding a slide, Professor Fred Fleming teaches his students how to 
work a microscope. (Photo from archives) 



Dr. Ted Anderson (plaid shirt) relaxes in Pearsons after a Fine Arts 
event. 





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44 



Science and Math 



Dr. Reese (right) assists as the faculty and staffserve the annual senior 
luncheon on day of Baccalaureate. 







Excitement brews m 
chemistry lab 



Explosions and things going out of control 
ate not uncommon to Dr. Myron Reese. 
Students seem to enjoy mentioning the 
excitement they had in lab when talking to Professor 
Reese about chemistry courses they took. 

Dr. Reese graduated from college in his native 
California and earned his Ph.D. in chemistry at Notre 
Dame. He joined the faculty at McKendree m 1968. 

A noteworthy change during his tenure at the college 
has been the increase in the number of women enrolled in 
chemistry classes. What has not changed has been the 
small class size which allows working with students to be 
one-to-one. "1 have learned a lot from my students as a 
result," Dr. Reese commented. 

Dr. Reese noted that the hiring of Dr. Dennis has 
been the most significant development in his time at 
McKendree. "I look forward to completing my teaching 
career in the environment of encouragement and 
excitement which his leadership fosters," added Dr. Reese. 

Two heads are better than one. Former chemistry students work together 
in getting their assignments completed. (Photo from archives) 



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Science and Math 



45 



Department growth a big 

factor for business 

professor 

Dr. Frank Spreng from the business 
division grew up in Pittsburgh and 
received his Ph.D. in economics from 
the University of Pittsburgh. After arriving at 
McKendree. he began to study accounting in a serious 
way and became a CPA. Dr. Spreng's academic teaching 
career has focused on undergraduate economics and 
accounting. For more than twenty years, he has chaired 
business programs in undergraduate hberal arts colleges. 
His most difficult and unusal time at McKendree 
occurred about six years ago when he fell off a roof at 
home and spent a semester in a wheelchair. Wheelchair 
bound, all of his classes had to be relocated. 

Dr. Spreng is quite pleased with the growth of the 
business division and the addition of a new major which 
combines the study of economics and finance. "The 
addition of new faculty in management and marketing 
will facilitate curricular development and enhanced 
computer applications in some classes," he added. 

Dr. Mora, new Direaor of Informational Technology, is welcomed by 
Dr. Spreng at the faculty/staff picnic. 



Dr. Spreng looks forward to teaching economics and finance, which 
were recently added to the list of available majors. 









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President's annual faculty/staff picnic in Homer Park. 




46 



Business 



, Aside from his business classes, Dr. Chapuis enjoys working with Sigma 
Beta Delta business honor society. 




McKendree: a small-town, 

small college, family-type 

place 

Dr. Glen Chapuis was hired in 1989 by 
Dean Emerald Owen, only to find out 
the next day that Dean Owen had passed 
away that night. ..an event that saddened the entire 
McKendree community. 

Growing up in Chicago, Dr. Chapuis attended school 
in Austria, where he met his wife. They moved to St. 
Louis in 1977 and have three teenage children. 

Dr. Chapuis has noted many changes over his years 
of teaching management. He noted in particular the higher 
number of students, staff, and members of the football 
team. Dr. Chapuis has also seen an increase in the size of 
the business division, which received an approval to hire 
an eighth new full-time faculty member. 

Dr. Chapuis enjoys his small classes and receives the 
most satisfaction from his students and working with 
Sigma Beta Delta, the business honor society. 

Dr. Chapuis hopes McKendree will remain a career- 
directed, liberal arts college. 
Hitting the books is an integral part of life at McKendree. 




"McKendree is 
still a small- 
town, small 

college, family- 
type place." 



Freshmen Kelly Schmidt, Rory O'Connell, and Jana Fischertake a lunch 
break in Ames and pose for the yearbook. 



Business 



47 



ursing program accessible to 
more students 



To liven up the class, Dr. Wiegmann adds a smile to her lecture. 



Dr. Janice Wiegmann started as a half- 
time instructor in the nursing division 
in 1 982 and became a full-time instructor 
in 1985. She grew up on a dairy farm, the fourth oldest 
of thirteen children. Dr. Wiegmann describes her father 
as a self-educated man, noting it was evident in the 
household that her parents valued education. 

The nursing program has extended to many 
locations: from Alton Memorial to seven community 
colleges. The outreach program has made nursing more 
accessible to students. 

As part of an evaluation of teaching effectiveness, a 
former dean suggested that Dr. Wiegmann use more 
humor in the classroom. One of her colleagues suggested 
she go to clown school; it remains a standing joke 
between them. 

Dr. Wiegmann's enjoys when allumni tell her that 
she motivated them to read and learn and that they 
appreciated her respect for them. 

The nursing field has made great strides since this 1968 photo of 
Dorothy Moss, but the friendly service remains the same. (Photo from 
archives) 




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are committed 

to making 

quality 

education in 

nursing." 



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Nursing students learn about various activities they will participate in 
to become better prepared for their career. 




48 



Nursins, 



Dr. Muench's office is like her second home. She teaches not only at 
McKendree, but also at Rend Lake and Kaskaskia College. 




Satisfaction is guaranteed 

when former students say 

hello 



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he greatest satisfaction for Dr. Karen 

Muench is when McKendree nursing 

graduates return to visit and say hello. At 

times, she observes tremendous positive changes in these 

former students. 

Dr. Muench has lived and worked in Southern Illinois 
all her life. She began her teaching career at Rend Lake 
^ College and also taught at Kaskaskia College. 

She views the increase in students as the greatest 
change during her tenure at McKendree. Also, because of 
the expansion of sites in Southern Illinois and the Kentucky 
Center, the nursing faculty have added travel to their 
teaching agenda. 

In her department. Dr. Muench has seen a big change 
in the student population. More new graduates from 
associate programs are taking McKendree on as a four- 
year program. An increased nursing staff with more 
doctoral-prepared faculty has added another significant 
dimension. 

Dr. Muench (left) mingles with other staff members at a Women of 
McKendree "Good Ole Days" luncheon in New Baden. 



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49 



Education professor helps 

students accomplish 
dreams 

For Jean Kirts, McKendree College has been 
a thirU'-year career, ranging from teaching 
in the physical education major program 
to coaching and athletic administration. During that 
time. Dr. Kirts has seen tremendous growth at 
McKendree and enjoys the sense of energy which is felt 
on the campus. 

The addition of the Melvin Price Convocation 
Center has given the space for more instructional and 
athletic programming. It has also given the staff who 
work in this facility an increased sense of pride in the 
college and its programs. 

Dr. Kirts is grateful for the opportunity to work 
with McKendree students and staff and looks forward to 
continued challenges as the college grows. 

Since she began her teaching careeer here in 1968, 

Dr. Kirts has noted the constant caring for the students 

and their individual concerns. Her greatest satisfaction 

in teaching has been seeing her students accomplish their 

dreams. 

Tuesday night studysessions are a popular way of studying and reviewing. 



The Sudent AffairsOtTice is one of the many stops Dr. Kirts has made 
dunng her thirty years of teaching at McKendree. 




"I have 
witnessed 

greater 

numbers: 

more 

students, staff, 

faculty, and 

programs." 



Students take a moment to chat as they await aerobics class to begin in 
Bearcat. 




50 Educati 



McKendree graduate sees many 



Besides coaching the basketball team, Hairy Statham also teachc;: 
physical education major classes. 





changes, receives national 
recognition 

With 700 career baskeball victories, 
Harry Statham, the head coach of the 
men's basketball team, teaches a 
basketball theory class as part of the physical education 
curriculum. Coach Statham has been with the college 
since 1966. He received his bachelor's degree from 
McKendree and his master's from the University of Illinois. 

Coach Statham has gained satisfaction by seeing 
students succeed in all walks of life. "Opportunities are 
unlimited for students here. A quality education is the 
benchmark of McKendree College," said Statham. 

Many changes have been noted by Coach Statham, 
especially in the physical facilities on campus. The athletic 
fields and MPCC have been added since he started. 
"Playing in Bearcat was a thrill for the 'Cats and a real 
challenge for our opponents," Statham commented. 

In March of 1998, Coach Statham was inducted into 
the NAIA Sports Hall of Fame in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

All smiles, Dr. Folk and Harry Statham cheer the team on from the 
sidelines. 




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students have 

been an 

outstanding 

group overall." 



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from archives) 



Education 



51 



Dr. Reynolds sees 
McKendree as on the move 



Dr. Todd Reynolds has been in higher 
education for nearly thirty years. He 
began his career teaching high school 
histor>- and coaching. He received his doctorate at Ohio 
State Universit>' and recalls the riots of the late 1960s. 

In his eleven years as Vice-President for Student 
Affairs. Dr. Reynolds has seen changes in the physical 
plant and the additions of programs and students, all of 
which have sparked institutional growth. Dr. Reynold's 
department has grown as well. "We now have a full-time 
mtemational director, nurse, counselor, and campus 
activity director. The college is becoming more 
competitive and able to attract faculty and staff with 
advanced degreees and more expertise in their field." 

The college prides itself in giving the students a 
voice. "I have the best job on campus. I interact daily with 
students and tap into their idealism, energy, and projects," 
he stated. He believes the future is in good hands. 
"Generation X is proving itself, just as McKendree has 
proven itself to be a college on the move," he added. 

Eh-. Reynolds helps clean out this house in Missoun during the flood of 
1 993 as one of his numerous community service projects. 



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during NSO week. 



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Administratifjn /Staff 



As operarions manager, Mr.Ed Willet is never without a phone. 



Operations Manager 
wears many hats 




When Operations Manager Ed Willet 
took his position at McKendree, there 
were only sixty-eight phone extensions 
off the main number. With the growth of 
telecommunications, this number has mushroomed to 
525 phone lines and over a thousand voice mail boxes. Mr. 
Willet makes sure that all are informed in using the system. 

Mr. Willet grew up in the Metro-East area. After 
graduating from McKendree in 1975, he served four years 
in the Air Force, specializing in Russian language 
intelligence. 

Mr. Willet's job description has grown since he began 
at the college. He is responsible for security, the college 
book store, food service, and telecommunications. For a 
while Ed was also supervising the physical plant. 

Mr. Willet's personal commitment to McKendree 
goes far beyond his job description. He considers himself 
very committed to preserving the college for future 
generations. He notes that one of the perks of his job is the 
extensive contact he has with the campus commuity. 

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the most 

rapidly 

growing 

department 

on campus." 



Ed Willet and Vicki Bohnenstiehl take time to visit at the faculrs'/statT 
picnic. 



Administration/ Staff 



53 



Kim Lobring establishes 
student bragging rights 



BeforejoiningMcKendree as Public Relations 
Director, Kim Lobring served twenty years 
in the Air Force. He attended night school 
to earn his bachelor's degree and received his master's in 
human resources at Scott Air Force Base. 

Mr. Lobring notes that the greatest change on campus 
throughout his tenure has been from primarily commuter 
to on-campus living. Within his department, significant 
changes have been the updated technology: the 
McKendree web site and desk-top publishing and the 
increased number and improved quality of press releases. 

Bragging about student accomplishments is nothing 
new for Mr. Lobring. With the personalized education 
offered by McKendree, Mr. Lobring remarked that 
students will never be just a number. 

The weirdest thing that ever happened to him was 
when he had to use the fire escape to climb in and out of 
his office window. Construction workers had blocked 
both entrances of his building and Mr. Lobring needed to 
get a camera in order to cover a Saturday football game. 

Sophomore Cara Crowe spends time studying in her room in Bamett. 



As public relationsdirector, Mr. Lobring sits on top of all McKendree 
news. 







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Whether writing papersor doing research , students fi nd the computer 
labs tfj be busy places. 




54 Administration/Staff 



Taking advantage of the Tuesday night study sessions, Dusty Kallal 
burns the late-night oil. 




Sue Froeding-Adams puts 

on the polish while 

earning a degree 






ue Froeding-Adams has been in the 
Department of Custodial, Physical Plant, 
Grounds, and Maintenance since 1985. Her 
greatest satisfaction as Custodial Supervisor has been 
going into an area that requires a lot of work and leaving 
it looking great and ready for guests. "What tops it off is 
receiving a letter saying what a good job I did," she added. 
Such praise makes it easier for her to joke that during one 
24-hour working period, she was locked in three different 
bathrooms. 

In addition to her job responsibilities, Ms. Froeding- 
Adams earned a Master's Degree in Legal Studies with a 
Paralegal Certificate last year. Raised in Portland, Maine, 
she has three sons: a set of twins and a four-year-old. 

Ms. Froeding-Adams has seen the addition of three 
new physical plants in her department. She also comments 
that the student workers seem more mature than before. 
Her greatest enjoyment on the job is working with the 
students and staff. 

Dwight Russell drowns out e.xcess noice with his headphones. 




"Increased 

enrollment is 

the greatest 

change I've 

noticed at 
McKendree 

College." 



With a little help trom Jem Wise, Sue Froeding-Adams balances herlife 
of twin boys and the maintenance and custodial departments. 



Adminstration/ Staff 



55 



Jill Weil celebrates 25th 
year at McKendree 



Assistant direaor of the Computer Center Jill Weil 
is definitely a hometown girl. She was bom and raised in 
Lebanon, so her family roots are deep here. 

Mrs. Weil began working at McKendree in 1972; it 
was her first and only full-time job. She has always worked 
with the federal and state enrollment reporting, even 
though her job has changed significantly over the years. 

Celebrating her 25th year here, Mrs. Weil joked she 
was here before computers. Once the computer system 
was installed, her responsibilities increased. 

Mrs. Weil has many memories of past events at 
McKendree: summer ice cream socials, raking leaves on 
the front lawn, the basketball team's first time at the 
nationals in 1988, and being a sorority adviser. One 
memorable event was during the winter snow storm of 
1982. Lebanon and the campus were completely closed 
down for a week, and a tow truck had to bring her to work. 

Mrs. Weil notes that over the years McKendree's 
greatest changes have been in enrollment, size of staff, and 
facilities. 

In the true holiday spirit, Mrs. Weil decorates every spare inch of her 
office! 



.Karie Hearringgets ready for a tennis game. 




"I get 

satisfaction 

from creating 

a 'perfect' 

payroll and 

getting it 

finished on a 

Thursday." 



The pumpkin carvingcontest in Ames always provides a lot of fun for 
the participants 




56 



Administration /Staff 



Proud daddy WilliamWhite enjoys showing off his little boy on campus 




Things get done with 
improved finances 



Mrs. Mary Ann Newcomb lived in Callifornia, 
Arkansas, and Colorado before locating in Lebanon with 
her husband in 1973. All four of her children attended 
McKendree. 

As an adminstrative assistant in the business office, 
Mrs. Newcomb remarked that a big change at McKendree 
has been in finances. "For many years because of finances, 
we did without. Things were postponed. Finances are 
better now; things are getting done." The addition of 
computers (and white-out) in the business office was 
another advancement, replacing the carbon paper and 
typewriters. 

A constant has been that McKendree has stayed small 
and friendly, so it is easy to know everyone. Mrs. Newcomb 
added that she appreciates her supportive and 
understanding supervisor. 

Mrs. Newcomb recalled walking a mile to work 
during an ice storm. She had called school and the president 
answered the phone. He asked her to come in to work. 

Mrs.Mary Ann Newcomb likes to go out on a limb and shake a leg at line 
dancing. 




"McKendree is 
adequately keeping up 

with and staying 
competitive with other 

private colleges." 



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On Tuesday and Thursday evenmgs, Ames is used for academic study 
time, complete with free tutors like Heather Jones. 



Adminst ration/Staff 



57 



This administrative 

ad9ldld.ni win never nU^ d. XaMng advantage ofa spare moment, Mrs. Hug organizes her desk. 

bird 



Mrs. Annette Hug has worked since 1984 as an 
administrative assistant in the Office of Development. 
She earned the rating of Certified Professional Secretary 
in 1987 and was named Staff Member of theYear in 1988. 
Mrs. Hug has three children, four grandchildren, and a 
Norwegian elk hound named Moki. 

Mrs . Hug stated the greatest change in her department 
has been the addition of a female vice-president to 
supervise, who is "very knowledgeable in fund-raising 
and committed to producing the best results possible." 

Mrs. Hug's greatest satisfaction is seeing a student 
enter McKendree as a freshman with the uncertainty and 
insecurirs- that only a freshman can feel, then seeing that 
same student graduate with confidence, self-assurance, 
and maturirv'. She also finds it gratifying when this same 
student returns to visit. 

Once a bird got into Mrs. Hug's office through the 

ceiling. Her boss got mad when she ran out and slammed 

the door "He did not understand how fearful I am of 

birds," she stated. 

Annette Hug, Jeni Wise, and Janet Isom enjoy a tasty lunchi at the 

Countn.Club, 







"I enjoy 
experiencing 

the 
enthusiasm 

and 

excitement of 

alumni who 

visit campus." 



This Barnett resident talces advantage of the study sessions offered twice 
a v.eek in Ames. 




58 



Administration /Staff 



As a # 1 country music fan, Jeni Wise enjoys meeting Garth Brooks at the 
Grand Ole Opry. 




Jeni Wise: wise choice for 
yearbook editor 



Mrs. Jeni Wise is administrative assistant to Dr. Todd 
Reynolds in the Student Affairs Office and is co-chair of 
the hourly staff In addition, Mrs. Wise is a sophomore at 
the college and serves as editor of the yearbook, which she 
sees as dramatically changing. "The yearbook staff has 
grown from two to fifteen. Better coverage and more copy 
are being added," she stated. 

Bom in Bloomington, Mrs. Wise once pursued a 
country dancing career in Nashville, Tennessee, where 
she two-stepped at the Grand Ole Opry. 

Since she began at McKendree five years ago, the 
Office of Student Affairs has doubled in size with increased 
areas of support services. On the other hand, Mrs. Wise 
has appreciated having the same boss during this time 
period because "the office runs more efficiently with less 
turn-over, and consistency is very important in student 
satisfaction." 

Mrs. Wise gains a tremendous amount of satisfaction 

from the students. "They are very complimentary, polite, 

and intellectually stimulating," she added. 

Spending time with daughter Faith is Mrs. Wise's favorite past time. 




"We are no 
longer 'the best- 
kept secret.' 
The college is 
getting more 

national 

recognition. 

The future is 

bright." 



Student Affairs is a popular place where students can stop by with 
questions. 



Adminstration/Staff 



59 




60 Clubs and Organizations 



Our Organizations 



170 Years 

Beyond studies, clubs and organizations offer 




a chance to get away from everyday routines. 



Colors and letters adorn students 



as they proudly represent each group. 



Students go out with style into the community 



to provide support to those who need it. 



Long lasting friendships are built through 



traditional activities such as rituals and dances. 



Taking a break from the community service fair. Kristie 
Hille and Josh Flowers enjoy a chat. 




The Concert Choir has seen many changes 
smce this photo. (Photo from archives) 



Clubs and Organizations 61 



Sigma Zeta 

Science honor society boasts its largest 
number of members 




Sigma Zeta is a science honor society that was founded 
in 1925 in Alton, Illinois. With Dr. Scott Meisner as 
McKendree adviser, the society met in Voight Science 
to discuss environmental issues such as as recycling and to plan 
occasional field trips. 

Science majors with a 3.0 or higher grade point have the 
opportunit>- to join the club. An induction ceremony is held annually 
in the fall. 

Sigma Zeta enjoyed its largest membership in 1997. "Many sigma Zeta memberstake a break from their meeting for 
students in this honor society continue to further their education in 
a master's program, and a handful will finish their doctorate," 
stated Dr. Meisner. Statistics show high number of graduates will 
then work in their field. 

Fall 1997 members of Sigma Zeta, Beta Chapter, included 
Kelly Ahlers, Lisa Albers, Gina Bloemer, Troy Brock, William 
Chism, David Forbes, Amy Ganscheinietz, Donald Hutchinson II, 
Anna Pieper, Lisa Skaer, Joseph Uhls, and Basil Yurcisin. Anna 
Pieper served as president of the chapter. 





Melissa Stortziun represents the student body as a student 
government executive officer. 



62 Sigma Zeta 




Kelley Franklin chatswith fellow students to find out their 
concerns and what SG A might be able to do. 



Phi Beta Lambda 




Members of Phi Beta Lambda, business honor society, 
man a table at the Halloween trick-or-treat. 



Debate 




Debate team members help Dr. Hunsaker recruit new 
prospects. 



Student Government Association 

SGA broadens horizons 

President Dennis stated that SGA had its most active 
year this year. Being involved on the campus and 
Hstening to the concerns of students was a goal of every 
SGA member. SGA also honored McKendree track star Sarah Korir 
by having her present the game ball at a football game. 

SGA co-sponsored various community service programs. BJ 
Yurcisin coordinated a self-defense program for college females to 
make them more aware of ways to protect themselves on campuses. 
Through the secret Santa program, needy children were "adopted" 
during the Christmas season . "We were adamant about getting involved 
in the lives of unfortunate kids during the holiday, so that they too 
could have a merry season," said junior senator Brook Mario. 

SGA sent three of its executive board members to Florida for a 
beneficial conference to acquire good leadership skills. "Going to the 
conference was enlightening for me. It gave me the opportunity to 
share key ideas with my fellow senators that will benefit both SGA and 
McKendree College," stated Melissa Stortzum. 

One of the many SGA highlights was sponsoring a Halloween 
trick-or-treat event for local Lebanon children. "The Halloween event 
was very exciting and thrilling for us," said senator Alllison Hunter. "It 
made us proud to see the successful results of our work," she added. 
Helping the student body and the residents of Lebanon gave SGA the 
opportunity to broaden their horizons in a way never done before. 




Phi Beta Lambda, Debate, SGA 63 



Literary Interest Society history Honor Society 

Reviews literary works "^ 

Forms Phi Alpha Theta 



The Literan' Interest Society has been in 
existence since 1990. There are no 
requirements for club membership. 
LIS organizes the ^/0/2/a^e, which is a collection 
of student wntings published annually. The adviser 
for LIS IS Dr. Ron Black. 

Members for 1997 included Tony Arnold, Lisa 
Champ, John Clements, C.G. Compton, Dr. Duff, 
Dr. Greenfield, Dan Hamilton, Michele Jackson, 
Adam Jenkins, Stacey Schurhart, Shannon Stueber, 
Kelly Wilborn, and Erica Wilde. The executive 
committee included Audrey Deterding, President; 
Karen Humphrey, Vice-President; and Julie 
Hassenflug, Secretary/Treasurer. 





The history honor society claims McKendree's greatest history buffs. 



Literarj' Interest Society members meet to discuss something they 
love. ..books. 



"Not another picttire" ! JuHe Hassenflug exclaims as other LIS members 
critique work. 




64 Literary Interest Society, Phi Beta Alpha 



Phi Alpha Theta Psychology Club 



Two clubs merge 

Phi Alpha Theta is a merger of the history 
honor society and the history society. 
Membership requirements are twelve hours 
of history with at least a 3. 1 GPA in these classes and a love 
for history. 

Dr. Young serves as the new faculty adviser. He feels 
the club is becoming more social, which is a step in the 
right direction. According to Dr. Halfond, "The informal 
collaboration with students is rewarding and makes 
everything that we do all worthwhile." 

Phi Alpha Theta makes their activities enjoyable for 
the entire school. Much planning and effort went into the 
biannual Civil War reenactment. The history movie nights 
allow students and faculty to experience all aspects of 
history. A picnic and a McKendree history scavenger hunt 
are planned for spring. 

The first project of the club was to save the archives 
located now in the chapel. "When I came here twenty 
years ago, I thought I would see history seeping out of the 
walls," stated Dr. Folk, "but the archives were hidden 
from eye view and needed to be rediscovered." 

McKendree 's history comes alive at the Civil War reenactment. 




Offers scholarships 

The activities of Psychology Club vary. They 
go to hospitals, homes, and hold movie 
nights, with everything tying into 
psychology. The club also hosts speakers such as the 
representative from the FBI who spoke to campus 
members. The club is open to all people interested in 
psychology. In addition, scholarships are offered by the 
club to a junior or senior psychology major. 




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Phi Alpha Beta, Psychology Club 65 



International students 

Welcomed by McKendree community 

McKendree welcomes students from all over the 
world. McKendree College has international 
students from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, 
Ukramia, Ireland, Argentina, Mexico, Ireland, Tanzania, and Kenya. 
Although many international students are nervous about college life, 
the McKendree campus members provide an excellent and safe 
environment for living and learning. 

The McKendree English Institute (MEI) helps students improve 
their English for academic study and introduces them to American 
culture. Scholarships are available to international students, and the 
MEI offers students the opportunity to take college courses for credit 
depending on their English skills. The instructors of MEI average 
eight years of teaching English as a Second Language. 

Class sizes are small. Even in the freshmen classes, faculty 
members are able to provide personal attention to students. Downtown 
St. Louis and other cultural and recreational areas are accessible to 
students. "You are not going to be stressed out on campus all the time 
with studying," stated Kazu Yokata, international student from 
Japan. "You will make friends from all over the world," he added. 

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At the end of the day , Rashid Al-Hammado , Mohammed 
Al-Qubisi, Ying Xiong, Fahad AI-Qubisi , and AnnMaher 
take a moment to shine for the camera. 




During the Halloween season, Mohammed Al-Qubisi, 
Agne Visockaite, and Momoko Oka display their carved 
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students adventure out onto the ski slopes. 



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preparation for a test. from their activities for a quick picture. 



66 International Students 



Lambda Phi Eta 



Pi Gamma Mu 

Social science honor society 

Pi Gamma Mu was founded by the deans 
of the colleges of William and Mary and 
Southern College in Kansas in 1924. It is 
a social science honorary society, and the McKendree 
chapter has approximately fifteen members. 
\ President Rich Blondin said, "Pi Gamma Mu 
provides advancement in government service ratings, 
academic recognition and enrichment, and furthers a 
professional career." 

The greatest change in this organization has been 
its cross-discipline nature. An excellent faculty and staff 
of advisers, however, has remained constant. 




Pi Gamma Mu boasts these members. 




Communications honor society 

Lambda Phi Eta began in 1993 as an honor 
society for communication majors. 
"Members engage in activities that promote 
communication," explained Dr. Bill Haskins, chapter 
adviser. Throughout the United States, there are 140 
chapters in various colleges and universities. 

"We are looking forward to sponsoring the faculty/ 
staff vs. student basketball game. It is an annual fundraiser 
where food is collected for the needy. The event will take 
place in Melvin Price Convocation Center in the spring," 
said Jeff Dunbar, president. 

Membership requirements are an overall 3.0 GPA 
and a 3.25 in major. Members must have accumulated 
sixty college credit hours. The campus chapter is enjoying 
its greatest membership involvement since it was founded. 




Lambda Phi Eta 67 



Nursing Honor Society 

Large membership a plus 

The Nursing Honor Society boasts 183 active members, 
with eleven new members inducted in 1997. Two 
educational meetings are held yearly, with spring 
induction ceremonies conducted in Illinois and at the Louisville site. 
Induction is based on academic standing and credit hours completed. 
Two $250 nursing scholarships are awarded to McKendree nursing 
students each year. In addition, two members seeking a graduate 
degree are awarded $500 scholarships yearly. 




Students in a trans-cultural aspects of healthcare 
course visit migrant farmer workers at a Southern 
Illinois farm. 







fyS Nurses gather for induction into the Nursing Honor 
^ Society at the Louisville campus. 



Nursing students from past years as well as from the present recognize the significance 
of their major. (Photo from archives) 



Laura Zoroya, Virginia Telford, and 
Lisa Reno pose for a quick picture. 




Janice Wiegmann represents the 

McKendree nursing department at 
Nurse Lobby Day inSpringfield. 




68 Nursing Honor Society 



Model UN 

High school students welcomed 

McKendree hosts a Model United Nations session 
each year. Now in its 25th year, the college's 
Invitational Model UN is a simulation of the actual 
United Nations in New York. High School students come to 
McKendree for two or three days to act as delegates and ambassadors 
of foreign countries and debate current international issues. 

According to the college's Model UN handbook, the purpose of 
the invitational UN is "to increase high school students' understanding 
of world affairs and international diplomatic efforts as conducted 
through the United Nations process" and "to challenge and improve 
high school students' intellectual abilities in the areas of history, 
political science, geography, and written and oral communication." 

A total of 539 students and 28 staff members participated in the 
spring session, with seventeen high schools participating in November. 

Six faculty sponsors from McKendree who aid the Model UN 
program are Dr. David Ahola, Dr. Patrick Folk, Dr. Betsy Gordon, 
|Dr. William Haskins, and Dr. Irwin Halfond. Dr. Todd Reynolds is 
the executive sponsor, with Jennifer Franz holding the salaried position 
,of Secretary General. 




These Model UN high school participants represent a 
variety of countries. 




Part of representing a country at the Model UN is 
dressing the part of the delegate. 





Much hard work and preparation go into the event. 



Model UN 69 



Alpha Psi Omega 

Theater honor society 




Alpha Psi Omega is a 

y national theater honor 

>^ society , and McKendree's 

3^"^ cast is the Alpha Theta cast. 



Hester Prj-nne (Melanie Smith) and the minister (Ryan 
Kirkpatnck) sit in the woods during the fall production of 
The Scarlet Letter. 




Mistress Hibbins (Michele Jackson) and Governor 
Bellingham (Adam Jenkins) are awakened by strange 
noises on the scaffold. 



Shannon Stueber and Dr. 

Brailow represent Alpha 
Psi Omega in the 
Homecoming Parade. 

Crew members take a break 
before the production ofThe 
Scarlet Letter begins. 




Dr. Brailow welcomes the 

alumni, as Alpha Psi 
celebrates its 70th 
anniversary by hosting a 
banquet for former 
members and two 
productions. 



At the 70th anniversary 
celebration, the chapter 
displays its charter for 
members to see. 



In the opening scene, 
Master Brackett (Bill 
Chism) struggles to pin the 
scarlet letter on Hester 
Prynne. 



70 Alpha Psi Omega 



Cantori 

Madrigal dinner highlight 



Dr. Jennifer Peters directs the 
eighteen-member Cantori. 
"Cantori is a vocal ensemble 
that concentrates on a cappella singing in both 
modem and sixteenth century styles. One of 
our highlights is the Renaissance Madrigal 
dinner concert," Dr. Peters stated. 

Dr. Peters remembers their first concert. 
"It was a weird experience, accompanied by a 
violent thunderstorm and tornado sirens that 
rattled our nerves and voices." 

The most satisfying aspect about Cantori 
is the moment when the music and singers 
become an entity independent of the director. 
"Then the ensemble is really working right, 
and it is an artistically wonderful moment," 
Dr. Peters added. 






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Gail Delente shows oftTier skills at the piano . (Photo from 
archives) 



Cantori members perform 

around the piano. 

Less than a year old, the 
ensemble has increased 
from twelve to eighteen 
members. 



From the early to middle 
1 900s, McKendree theater 
performed up to twenty 
shows per year. (Photo from 
archives) 

The Cantori provides 

background music for 
Cookie Day. 





Providing accompaniment 

on the piano for the Cantori 
IS Matthew Olmstead. 



Concert Choir 

Choir's record growth a plus 




Cantori. Concert Choir 71 



Fellowshq^ of Christian Athletes 

Places importance on outreach 




Happy Halloween! Cara Crowe and Meg Osterhoff man the FCA 
table dunng the trick-or-treating event for local children m Bearcat 
Gvm. 




MOSAIC 

McKendree offers students all- 
inclusive church 

MOSAIC offers students an 
opportunity to gather and discuss 
problems they face with other 
religious students. A weekly Bible study is also held. 




Over Christmas break, MOSAIC went on a mission 
project near Naples, Florida. 

On Sunday evenings, MOSAIC Peace offers 
students a chance to worship in a relaxed non- 
denominational atmosphere. Reverend Sheryl Palmer 
served as chaplain for the beginning of fall semester. 




This little boy places his nng around the game bottle. 



Reverend Sheryl Palmerbids fareweU to Dr. Huxford and Dr. Brailow 
during a reception held in her honor. 




Erica Wilde, MelanieSmith, and Troy Hancock explain MOSAIC 
and FCA to incommg freshmen at the organizational fair. 




Former Chaplain Sheryl 

Palmer runs off copies for 
her religion classes. Before 
moving to Virginia in the 
fall, Reverend Palmer 
sponsored MOSAIC and 
FCA in addition to her 
teaching duties. 



72 FCA, MOSAIC 



Wind Ensemble 



New band welcomes all 




Vickie Somol directs the 

Wind Ensemble and 
teaches private woodwind 
lessons. Here she talks 
music with Dr. Ypma. 



rhe Wind Ensemble members practice weekly in Upper 
Deneen. 



Chaplain Sheryl Palmer reflects on her days at 
VlcKendree as she bids good bye to Courtney Acree. 





Wind Ensemble 73 



CampusActivities Board 

CAB provides entertainment 

Jen Mullholland and Dana Barnard 
coordinate CAB activities. Together they 
advise forty-five students and six different 
programs: Homecoming, Fall Family Festival, Battle 
of the Bands, Mania, Lollairpalooza, and Ames 
Entertainment. 

Begun in 1 983 , CAB disappeared for lack of support 
until it was reinstituted in 1995. It provides diverse 
campus entertainment and acts as a bridge between 
student groups., organizing campus activities. 





CAB boasts an increase in numbers 
since its reorganization in 1995. 

Cafe Boheme providestime forstudents 
to show their talents. 



We Care, Inc. 

Offers tutoring in area schools 

We Care, Inc. is a tutoring program 
designed to help Lebanon High 
School students with their studies. 
Over fifty McKendree students are involved in the 
program. "It's been a successful run so far with the 
Lebanon High School students' grades actually 
improving because of this free service provided by the 
college. Likewise, it has been fun" said volunteer Stacy 
Back. 

Typically, the tutor and student meet at Holman 
Library to study. It is a learning-oriented, easy-going 
atmosphere that works for the students. 

The tutoring program has expanded to includet 
Lebanon and Summerfield Grade Schools. There 
McKendree volunteers work as teacher assistants or 
help with playground duty. 




We Care, Inc. tutors must complete a 
training session provided in the 
Learning Center. 

Volunteer tutors listen attentively ^^' 
during their training session. •* 




74 Campus Board Activities; We Care, Inc. 



McKendree Review 

On top of campus news 

The AfcKendree Revj'ewkeeps the campus 
community up on local news. Advised 
by Dr. Stacey-Doyle, the staff consists of 
three salaried positions: editor, assistant editor, and 
sports editor. 



PIO'l! > PilSPECIIVES 




"We are always~^looking for more student 
involvement in news writing, layouts, or photography. 
It is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience in 
journalism and public relations, "said Jeff Dunbar. 




There is little free time for the McKendree Revieiv staffers. 




McKendrean 

Yearbook captures memories 




Kazu Yokata takes mugshots for the yearbook. 




Yearbook editor Jeni Wise, Emily Nelson, and Bobbiejo Calhoon 
greet area children at the Halloween trick-or-treat party. 



Yearbook gets off to a 

great start with a large 
number of volunteers. 

Homecoming provides 

a welcomed time for 
some yearbook staffers 
to get together before the 
first deadline. 




McKendree Review, McKendrean 75 



ROTC 



McCAT 



Offers academic, career opportunities 

Army and Air Force ROTC programs 
are available to McKendree students. 
To enter the Amiy ROTC program, 
students must have a 2.0 GPA and pass a medical exam. 
A sL\-\veek summer camp is mandatory. Basic camp 
provides the experiences w^ith Army life and its 
opportunities. Students may earn up to ten credit hours 
and S750 for attendance. 

The Air Force ROTC programs also includes a 
summer field training session. At the junior or senior 
level, students may participate in the Professional Officer 
Course and receive a $1 ,000 incentive scholarship along 
with a monthly stipend. 

McKendree' s ROTC programs offer training for both Army and Air 
Force prospeas. 




DarceyHutton, Francisco Valdez, Work is difficult in the ROTC 

and Kirsten Muschler listen programs. Here students review 
intently to the ROTC instructor. their notes during a meeting. 




Fosters community service, awareness 

McKendree College Community Action 
Team (McCAT) offers opportunities 
lor students to serve the community, j 
McCAT volunteers cooordinate ten service programs and I 
host the hunger and homelessness awareness week. 
Margaret Mead said, "Never doubt that a smaU group of 
thoughtfiil, committed citizens can change the world; 
indeed, it's the only thing that ever does." 




McKendree students stay on front lawn during hunger and homlessness 
week. 



Students staying outside for 

the sleepout gather around the 
barrel fire and share stories and 
songs. 





Besides surviving the cold, 
the challenge for the 
evening is to build a shelter 
out of cardboard boxes. 



76 ROTC, McCAT 



Adopt- A-Pet Christian Activities Center 



Offers perfect solution for pet lovers 

Adopt-A-Pet is a no-kill animal shelter in 
Benld. Each week a van takes 
McKendree volunteers to the shelter to 
walk dogs, socialize with the animals, and clean. 

Since most of the animals have been abused, the 
socialization process is paramount. Without it, the 
animals stand a lower chance of adoption. The facility 
beckons as a wonderful service project for animal lovers. 




Volunteers provide enrichment 

Wednesdays find a group of 
McKendree volunteers going to 
East St. Louis to the Christian 
Activities Center. Here children are treated to 
enrichment programs in art and music by the 
McKendree students. The CAC is located in the heart 
of East St. Louis and offers a gun-free and drug-free 
environment. 




McKendree volunteers havea special place in the hearts of the animals 
at the Adopt-A-Pet shelter. 



The McCAT volunteers provide a weekly artistic outlet for the 
center's children. 




Dr. Young finds a furry 
four-legged friend at the 
animal shelter. 



Program coordinator Staci 

Loeh of Adopt-A-Pet shares 
some gruesome photos of 
one of their rescued dogs. 




Lawrence Berra, Brandy 

Gambill, and Cara Crowe 
recruit volunteers for the 
CAC's art and music 
program. 





The children at the center 
enjoy being creative. These 
two littlegirls make design 
with glue and beads. 



Adopt-A-Pet, Christian Activities Center 77 



Second Chance Shelter 

Volunteers brighten children's faces 




These McKendree volunteers go to the Second Chance Shelter once a week. 



This McKendree volunteer helps his buddy make a smilie 
face. 




Making friends is part of 
thejob. 

Natalie Davis poses with 
her friend before a busy day 
of playing with toys. 




Lawrence Berra has a shy 

A friend showing him the 
proper way to play. 



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Jamie Garmen says "Look at the camera" to her new 
friend. 



This group ofMcKendree volunteers are all smiles with 
their friends at the Second Chance Shelter. 



Faith House Project 

Extends help to youngsters 

Faith House is a group home tor young children who are 
born addicted to drugs or whose parents have problems 
with drugs. McKendree's program at Faith House 
involves reading to and interacting with the three- and four-year-old 
children. Many have learning disabilities and need help to reach a level 
that is "normal' for their age group. 

Because these children do not always receive the individualized 
attention that they need, McKendree volunteers are encouraged to 
play or read with them. McKendree's story time program is a very 
significant experience for these young children. 




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"Into the Streets" 

A freshman reflects on experience 

This year I was given the opportunity to participate in 
"Into the Streets." There were many projects I could 
have chosen from, but I chose to help build a house. So, 
early one morning I was whisked off to help build a house in East St. 
Louis. Upon arrival, I was put to work. The houses had already been 
constructed, but there were still plenty of jobs to be done. 

I first pushed dirt up against the base of the house. When that was 
done. I helped plant shrubs. We all worked up a good sweat! Many of 
the volunteers painted, some put up siding, and some put up boards. 
At the end of the day, every one was tired and beat. 

I enjoyed the time spent helping those in my community, and I 
plan on continuing to help all through school. Hopefully, everyone 
found this project as rewarding and worthwhile as I did. 

What to do? 

Students volunteer at Lebanon Terrace 

The Center for Public Service sponsors several established 
projects, among them, Lebanon Terrace. The Terrace 
is a group home for developmentally disabled adults, 
ranging in age from 20 to 50. During the day, the residents attend 
special eduation schools or workshops to improve their living skills. 
In the evening, they enjoy shopping, movies, or just walking around 
Lebanon. 

Like every other person, the residents enjoy company. McKendree 
volunteers take the residents for walks, play board games, and do 
puzzles. But most importantly, they are there to be a friend to the 
residents. 



Once again. . . 

Mentoring 

The mentoring program is based 
on the Big Brothers/Big Sisters 
program. College students are 
paired up with seventh and eighth graders 
from the Lebanon grade school. These pairs 
meet throughout the school year for two hours 
a week doing various activities, such as going 
to basketball games, eating at McDonald's, 
and studying at the library. They also have 
pizza and movie parties and go to the Science 
Center. 

Mentors for the year were Tammi Becker, 
Lindsay Braun, Carrie Davis, Mindy Emerick, 
Katie Hearring, Tara Hopkins, Andrea 
Kowzan, Davina Lilly, James Parker, Emily 
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Student ambassadors 



represent campus 




SASI 

Students against social injustice 

SASl strives to bring awareness to 
students about various social 
issues. During fall semester, SASI 
sent two students to the National Student 
Campaign Against Hunger and Homeslessness 
in Washmgton, D.C, to gain information 
about these social problems. These students 
worked alongside MOSAIC and McCat to 
make McKendree's hunger and homelessness 
week a successful event. 



Student ambassadors give tours of the college, help with mailings, and contact 
prospective students. 





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Student ambassadors take time out from conductmg campus tours 
to pose for a quick picture. 



'elcome to McKendree! As the ambassadors 
anxiously wait to give their tours, they go 
over the main points in their head. Not 
only do student ambassadors give tours, they also inform 
friends, visiting students, and families about McKendree. 

"Being an ambassador is a lot of fun. It is also good 
experience and a great way to meet various types of people," 
said Julie Rakers. Having student ambassadors also provides 
the campus with a higher percentage recruiting rate. 




Student Ambassadors/SASI 81 



ECO 

Ecology Club 

The Environmentally Conscious 
Organization was created in Spring 
1996 by sophomores Renee Krack and 
Sarah Younr. The purpose of ECO is to increase 
environmental awareness and responsibility in and 
around the McKendree community. Dr. Tami Eggleston 
serves as adviser. 

A few of the projects planned by the club included 
setting up recycling containers around campus and 
planting trees and flowers. The main goal of this newest 
organization is to enhance respect for the environment. 
Freshman Stephanie Bradbury said, "I joined ECO 
because I care about our environment. I think I can help 
spread awareness and clean up the environment a little." 

Officers of ECOget ready to hand out candy dunng the Tnck or Treat 
event in Bearcat. 



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Hearring get their table ready. 

Front Row: Lisa Jackson, 
Courtney Hammcl. Middle 
Row; BobbiejoCahoon,Terri 
Herring, Stephanie Bradbury. 
Back Row: Rcnee Krack, Sarah 
Yount. 



Games Club 

For those who enjoy playing games 
and having fun 




Games Club membersBill Chism and Ted Gamer enjoy a little time 
at Applebees. 





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Intramurals 



Alumni Board 



Provide athletic outlet 



Past graduates gathers 




Intramural members encourage prospective students during NSO. 



One of the intramural 
sports available is washers. 







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The Alumni Board meets quarterly. Dr. 
Val Thaxton is the current president. She 
is also on the students affairs committee 
for the Board of Trustees. The small group of twenty 
three alumni get together and plan events for alums 
such as Homecoming activities, reunion parties, and 
award presentation ceremonies. The board has alumni 
representatives from graduating classes from 1940 to 
present, a range of six decades. The Office of 
Development and Alumni Relations helps in the efforts 
of the Alumi Board. 

Board officers and members include Val Thaxton, 
Randy Hopwood, Miley Palmer, Brenda Moake, Kelly 
Wissehr, Roger Costello, Angela Collins, Adam 
Koishor, Dan Lett, Maria Stallings, Tracy Rouch, 
Teresa Harris, Daniel Dobbins, Greg Nold, Doris 
Jefferson, Clyde Brown, Sylvia Fertig, Carl Manier Jr., 
Carmett Helms, Constance Grob, Orville Schanz, 
Rebecca Brewer, and Shirley Bailey. 




Alumni House representatives 

register alumni during NSO. 

Alumni Director Bob Campbell 

shares a smile. 




Intramurals/Alumni Board 83 



Greek organizations compose a 

section of this campus that is 

distinct in every aspect. Each 

college campus has its own, 

personalized set helping the 

campus build toward the future 
while respecting its past. 

The Greek Alphabet: 

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Alpha Phi Omega Alpha Omega 



Sponsors variety of activities 



Helps with organizational fair 



Alpha Phi Omega is the only co-ed 
national service fraternity on campus. 
APO sponsors and participates in a 
number of service and social activities throughout the 
year, including blood drives, road clean-up projects, 
and road trips. 

APO strives to uphold their cardinal principles. 
These are leadership, friendship, and service. 




APO members prepare to get underway in the Homecoming parade. 





Charity Ehring, Tammi 

Becker, Nikki Smith, Tara 
Hopkins, Jess Davinroy, 
and Julie Spelver pose 
dunng a meeting. 

Tara Hopkins says hi to the ^ 




APO members travel to Truman to visit another chapter. 



Alpha Phi Omega members greet people at the organizational fair. 



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Clio 

Sets high goals 

Kappa Lambda Iota 
(Clio) is a chartered 
organization in 
Illinois. Founded on December 6, 
1869. it has celebrated over 130 years 
of ftiendship, loyalt\', and sisterhood. 
The basic goal of the society is to help 
members reach a high standard of 
womanhood and become well- 
rounded individuals. The key note of 
Clio is sincerity to each other. 

The society stresses honor, 
loyalt\', friendship, and sisterhood to 
fellow sisters and toward other friends. 
The members feel that to have a 
complete and meaningful college life, 
one should have outside interests and 
friends in addition to sisters. Not 
limiting oneself helps one to become a 
truly confident person. The women of 
Clio are proud of their membership. 

Sigma Nu members prepare for the 
Homecoming parade. 



Clio ladies pose for a quick picture 




Clio members man a booth at the organizational fair during NSO. 




Brook La.shley, RichUtke and Ryan Kirkpatrick 
greet area youngster at the Halloween Trick or 
Treat party. 



Sigma Nu 

Fraternity reaps benefits 
of Nu tradition 

The brothers of Sigma 
Nu prepared to reap 
the benefits of the Nu 
tradition started two years ago. By 
the end of the initiation period, they 
found themselves looking forward to 
the era of active national, social 
fraternities on campus. 

During the fall, the fraternity 
diligently finished their last 
requirements to qualify for a national 
charter. The beginning of second 
semester found the brothers directing 
their efforts into what they considered 
the strongest RUSH program on 
campus. They also prepared for the 
'colonization banquet. 



The brothers of Sigma Nu gather at a dance at Lolly's. 





Brandy Gambill, inactive, and Lawrence Berra, Big Brother, help out at the Christian Activities 
Center. Community service is required for Sigma actives. 

Sigma members get together for their group 
picture. 

Kappa 
Sigma Tau 

Has service as goal 

Kappa Sigma Tau 
sorority holds 

sisterhood and 
service as its goals. The chapter was 
reinstated in 1 992 and offers challenges 
to help individuals realize their 
maximum potential in life. 

Through the ideals of service, 
friendship, and equalirv', the sorority's 
purpose emerges as service to mankind . 

According to Kim Behring, Dana Barnard, 
Shaiia Gaddy , and Karen Blomberg, sisterhood 
IS all about pledging. 
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88 Sports 




Our Sporting 
Traditions 

Show how we play the game 

Students, faculty, and staff supp(Ml 

and participate in all types of sports. 
While the men have football and baseball. 

the women enjoy Softball and volleyball. 
Together the men and women join forces 

to win at track and field and cross country. 
Golf, tennis, and soccer also have excellent teams. 

and all have a following of cheering fans, friends, and family. 

The women's soccerteam tights to control the bull. 

Director of sports infomiation Stacey Montooth prepares for the photo 
shoot with Carl Poelker for the master calendar. 




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Men's soccer 

Keeping up with his 

Team canies ball, couch opponent. Adam smkh, 22, 

, ^vyi^^xi makes an attempt to steal 

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successful fall season with a 1 4-8 After scoring. Adam Beck 

( 22 ) gives a big high five to 



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record. The Bearcats competed at 
the XALA midw est region tournament, with the 
highest finish for McKendree under the rein of head 
coach Tim Strange. The team lost three players to 
graduation. but man_\ pla\ ers w ill be returning next 
season. Combined w ilh the team's strength and skill, 
the soccerteam should ha\e another promising season. 



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Beginning a new tradition to prove they are super fans of the football team, 
members of the men's soccerteam routinely carry the couch from their dorm 
to the football game to show their unflinching support. 

The soccer team poses for its group photo. 





I he soccer team cooN off after a tough workout. 
90 .Men's Soccer 




In an intense discussion. Coach Strange reviews the plays with 
the team. 




Women's soccer 

Team faces difficult season with determination 

The Lady Bearcat soccer Icani inanaijed to niainlain a generally 
close-knit unit w ilh a positi\ e attitude as they compiled a 2- 1 4 
record. Small in number and inexperienced, the players and 
their \iHing coaching statTused this year as their de\elopnientairoundation. 

One oflhe highlights oi'lheir season occurred w ilh the help of Ireshman 
Leslie Thompson, who scored both goals for McKendree as they defeated 
Lambuth University 2-0. 

The year was rough forthe Lady Bearcats v\ith se\ eral injuries resulting in 
a limited number of players. "How e\er. the team remained strong and are ready 
to come out full force next season," explained assistant coach Mudd. Although 
fourteam members will be graduating, eleven returning players v\ ill be on next 
year's roster. 

Leslie Thompson ( 16). honorable-mention all-conference selection, uses her ball skills and 
body to protect the ball as she advances toward the goal. 

Outplayingheropponent. Ircshinan Leslie Thompson demonstrates complete control ol the 
ball. 



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Women's soccer team. Kneeling: Stacy Dennis, Mikla Economy . Standing: coach Shelley 
Landa. assistant coach Karen Mudd. Leslie Thompson. Jennifer Hobhs. Jennifer Zahn. 
Aimee Jenks, Mandy Loberg. Amy Grigsb) . Cindy Gaither. Khara Craig. Poll\ Waters. 
Jennifer Albert. Andrea Dought). Jennifer Louthan. Carrie Bi\ ens. Minds How ell. assistant 
coach Diane Roaoz. 



Women's Soccer 



Strong season for 
volleyball 

Sisn of things to come with new coach 



Tie \olle\ ball teiim finished their regukir season with a record of 
18-14. The Lady Bearcats had a highly successful finish as they 
recei\ ed first place in the Trinity Christian College tournament 
with victories over both Trinity Christian and Spring Arbor Colleges. 

The team ad\anced to the America midwest conference tournament, 
w here the\ completed the season with a hard-fought 19-15 record, playing some 
ver> talented opponents. 

Highlighting the Bearcats' season was Stephanie Burke who received all- 
tournament honors in the Huntington College invitational. With four team 
members graduating, the team expects to add some new faces and return in full 

force ne.xt season. 

Michelle Roever waits for the ball. 

Becca Zweigart and Jaime Behrends go for the ball. 



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Coach (iary Whitt honors cniss team members Sarah Konr 
with the MVP award and Jennilier Tuetken with the 1 1 (Wc 
award. 




Second year running 
strong 

5th in nation 

Alter a success! Ill t'irsl season, the track and field team had 
stroni: hopes lor the spring semester. With a lew new faces 
added to both the men and women's teams, the Bearcats 
focused on alop Tin e nalii)nal ranking. Junior memherZachar\ Haupt noted thai 
"the Bearcats'second year of aclion should produce several all-American 
allileles." 

"The team came together and achieved the goals they set," explained 
st)phomore David Glaser. In their second yearof aclion, the cross country team 
gained national recognition as the men's team finished fifth overall at tfie national 
meet in Kenosha. Wisconsisn. 

Last year, freshman Patrick Ronoeiuned all-Amencan honors b\' finishing 
1 Sth in the men's 8()()() meter run with a time of 25 ;()6. Representing the women's 
team, freshman Sarah Korir finished 4th in the nation with a timeof 1 7 : 35 in the 

5 K event. 

Sarah Korir and Jaekson Makene set the pace. 




Celebrating the endol their track and tield season. Coach (iar\ White presents awards 
to David Glaser. Jaekson Makene. and .leremv Ha\es. 

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r yJyjtDCxLl LCCIIII nicllvCS P»mped up and cheering, these fans suppon the Bearcat football players. 

playoffs 

Comeback is with style 



When football came back to McKendree College, 
no one e\er thought that it would be so successful 
in such a shon amount of time. The Bearcats 
mmed a 3-5 record from the first year into an impressive 8-2 
record, which included a trip to the playoffs in just their second 
season. With a ver>- strong rushing attack, a highly acceptable 
passing game, and a hard-nose defense, the Bearcats ended their 
season ranking UthintheNAIA. 

Even though things did not go too well for the Bearcats in the 
playoffs. Coach Carl Poelker was named the 1997 National 
Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Coach of the Year by 
Schuen Sports/.-\merican Football Quarterly. Team member Walter 
Hill said. "Hats off to the coaching staff, parents, fans, and the many 
supponers of the Mighty. Mighty Bearcats! Thanks for a great 
season." 

During half time, the football players venture to the locker rooms. 





In an effort to steal the ball, the 
Bearcats tackle the opponents. 




Anew tradition bcL'ins the season 
as these students carry out a couch 
for the super fans. 



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To impress the tViotball players with their sehool spirit. Paula Hirke. Hriii Onstolt, and Melissa .Stort/um show their true Bearcat pride. 




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With a few extra seconds, these 
football players assume their 
positions. 

Trying to collect money tor their 
fraternity. Sigma Nu members sell 
raffle tickets at a football game. 



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Powerhouse players 

Golf team travels to Myrtle Beach 

The golf team began their season in spring. They 
participated in one fall match for practice. 
According to assistant coach Ted Surmeier, 
"Coach Fred Underw ood. know n as 'Hammer,' has used his 
good recruiting skills to develop powerhouse teams. Both men 
and w omen's teams are expected to go to the nationals. " Melissa 
Cantrell. Ann Watson. Beth Cheny. and Beth Wilson will help 
take the w omen's team to nationals. Lead players for the men's 
team are Mark Eastman and Rob Homer. Last year's conference 
toume> leader u as John Jeffers. who finished with a score of 68. 
A highlight of the golfers' season is their spring break trip. 
While they spent last year at Hilton Head. South Carolina, this 
year's "fun in the sun " will be at Myrtle Beach. South Carolina. *^.- - 

The women's golf team pose w ith coaches Fred Underwood and Ted 
Surmeier. 



The men's golf team look forward to an exciting spring season. 



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McKendree 

one of America's 100 best college buys 

McKendree has been designated among the very select 
group of colleges whose 1996-97 cost were below the 
national a\erage yet which had a freshman class in the fall of 
1 995 v\hose high school GPA and ACT scores exceeded the 
national a\ erage. according to Lew is Lindsey, Jr., director of 
operations forthe Institiutional Research and Evaluation, Inc. 

.McKendree was selected based on a national survey of 
1 .782 U.S. colleges and universities. Only two Ilinois colleges 
were selected for recognition as offering an outstanding 
education value: the University of Illinois and McKendree. 
.McKendree met or exceeded all the requirements and was 
assessed as one of America's top 100 values in higher 
education. 

According to .McKendree President James Dennis, "As 
a leader in higher education for more than 165 years, 
•McKendree offers a unique blend of a classic institution, a 
caringenvironment.andacontemporary education. Providing 
an education of value is what we do and we are honored to 
be among the elite HX) in the cf)untr>' for getting the jobdonc." 




Coach Fred Underwood honors Laura Bewn and Matt Wilson with MVP 

awards. 



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Men and women's tennis 

Competitiveness is the name ol the game 



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icv\ omen's tennis team llnishcd a sLicccsslul season uilh a 16- 

4 leeoid. This us the tliird \ ear lorthe team, yet the I'irsl \ ear 

orthe Lad\ Beareats toeompeie in the Gieat Lakes regional. 

"Looking baek on the season," said eaptain Sarah Miller, "il v\ as a lot olTun. and 

I ha\ e man\ tt)nd memories." 

The eight-member team eoaehed by Robert Polk will all retuin next season. 
Team member Ashlee Putney said she has "great expeetalions lor ne.xt year." 

The men's tennis team has been veiy eompetiti ve sinee its beginning three 
years ago. The sehedule has beeome demanding and inekides Di\ ision I sehools. 
The team also plays in many tournaments aeross the slate. This year's team is 
junior-senior laden, and all members are from Southern Illinois. Aeeording to 
seniorSteve Paliner, "1 feel this team is making progress. I am proud to have been 
a part of the program sinee il began." 

Last summer the courts were resurfaced. As of yet. they are not lighted. A 
decorative banner exclaims "Bearcat Country!" 



. lembers of thev\ omen's tennis team include Melissa Craig. Sarah Meador. 
Ill Schmidt, Coach Polk. Sarah Miller. Ita Shook, and Ashlee Puntnev. 




Coach Polk honorstennis players Chns.X I itciicll wiiliilie M\ Pauardaiul 
Jason Hanes with the 1 10'^ award. 



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Basketball season 
brings honors 

Coach Statham gains recognition 

The 1997-98 McKendree Bearcat basketball 
season w as off to a good stail. The Beaivats kept 
their good game even though they lost four 
outstanding players w ho graduated. 

McKendree recruited four new players for the 1997-98 
season. They were Tony Lara, a 6 foot 5 inch junior, from 
Chicago. LL; Ted Blackett. a6 foot 5 inchjunior. from Brooklyn. 
X\': Brandon Moore, a 6 foot 4 inch junior, from Bellwood, IL; 
and Joseph 01i\ er. a 6 foot freshman from Cairo. IL. Lara and 
Blackett were both forwards, while Moore and Oliver were 
guards. 

Head Basketball Coach Harry Statham said his 1 997-98 
squad w as more athletic than last year's team. He also added that 
this group had more speed and quickness. The Bearcats lost 
Ton\ Lara at the beginning of the season due to an injury. Despite 
the loss of one player, they worked hard and won the American 
Mid-conference pre-season tournament and the St. Ambrose 
tournament. 

Senior Marty Adams was named to the first pre-season All- 
.American Basketball team. Adams received the honor of All- 
American after a successful 1 996-97 season. He was named the 
96-97 McKendree MVP. Adams also received the honor of 
1 996-97 and 97-98 AMC pre-season tournament team, 96-97 
all-conference. 96-97 Newcomer of the Year, and 96-97 third 
team Ail-American. With his 1 14 three-pointers, Adams broke 
the record for most three-pointers in one season. 

Head Coach Statham received his 7fX)th win of his coaching 
career in January. Statham had been working on this 
accomplishmentsince 1 966. "TTiissea.sonha.s had many triumphs, 
and we overcame large obstacles. Through it all . Coach Statham 
led his team to a strong performance." stated David Forbes. 



Bewilderment fills the faces of fellow basketball players as Marcus 
Prew itt makes a perfect shot. 




Coach Statham stretcheshis winning record to 700. 



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•Men's Baskctbal 



Having thesupport ofeach olliLM. the b;iskctb;ill team is avviirdud ihe trophy 
at ihe Tulsa. Oklahoma, tournament. 

Coach Harry Statham gives Marty Adams some words of advice and 
encouragement.. 




1997-1998 McKendreeColiege Basketball: Front Row: Lyle Rakers. Dan Moore. Law rence Simmons. Andre Taylor. Brandon Moore. Ted Blackett. I uii> 
Lara. Jett Thayer. Back Row: Chad Mills. Marcus Prewitt. David Forbes. Marty Adams. Dwight Russell. Creo Argue. Joseph Oliver. .Sean Curtis. Ron 
Awsumb. Harry Statham. 

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Women's basketball 

Team sets high hopes for season 

Tie w omen's baskethiill teiun underthe direction of 
newly added coach Melissa Millercame offa 1 7- 
1 7 record last season and a second-place finish in 
the conference tournament. 

The Lady Bearcats saw holiday action in the Ardmore 
Collegiate Invitational in early December. The team competed 
strongly and continued to battle away this season with the 
asssistance of .Ajiin' Niebrugge. During the tournament, Niebrugge 
led the Cats to victor> w ith 1 9 points and eight rebounds . 

Highlighting the start of spring semester. Amy Niebrugge was 
chosen as the .American Midwest Conference's Woman Basketball 
Player of the Week . With Niebrugge and and returning starters 
Gina Bloemer and Sally LaBruyere. the Lady Bearcats had hopes 
for a successful season. 

Dean Todd Reynolds and athletic secretai^' Gale Olds attend the sports 
banquet in Bearcat. Dr. Re\ nolds ser\ed as spokesperson. 



Angela Arbeiter prepares for the shot in the new Melvin Price Center. 




Gina Bloemer puts on the heat on a 
cold dav in January in .MPCC. 




Amy May waitsffir someone to gel 
open. 



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After finishing another great season, Jeff Dunbar accepts the most 
valuable player award and Steve Dill receives pitcherof the yearaward from 
former coach Dennis Peiper. 



Baseball 




Fans for the softball game take to the bleachers. 




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Develops both JV and Varsity teams 

I he baseball team completed its first fall season 
under the direction of new coach Jim Boehne. The 
large pool of players, numbering thirty seven, 
allow ed for the dcNclopnicnl ol'bolh a J V and Varsity team. 

The Be^uvats had achaiice to leiun more about tlieircapabilities 
as they played intra-squad games in the fall. Coach Boehne stated. 
"I am proud to have AMC Player of the Year Jeff Dunbar and 
Jason Karnes in their final semester. " 

The extra teamwork and practice gained fromthe fall season 
better prepared the Bearcats to attack their t)pponents in the 
spring. Coach Boehne also noted proudly that the team had a 3. 1 
GPA for the fall semester. 
Bob \V alter take.s a big sw ina for the Bearcats. 



A hard swing of the bat assures 
success for a Lady Bearcat home 
run. 



Strong and steady all the way 

through, this Lady Bearcat has a 
perfect stance. 



Softball 



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Teain sets sight on nationals 

he Lady Bearcats softball team completed in both 

fall and spring season games. Newe coach Evelyn 

Bean looked forw ard to a great first spring season. 

The Bciircats proved to be a well-rounded team with great defense 

and strong pitching. The tem alsodemonstratcd pow er-hitling as 

well as speed. 

'^ h '. , Last year's team came close to going to the nationals, and 

* '''" >.-. ^-^ w ith a 20od core of returners and several new plavers, the Lad\ 

Bearcats set hopes on going this season. Coach Bean noted that 

"the student-athletes work as hard off the court as thev do on the 






Volleyball and softballcoach Evelyn Bean , Candy Westberry , Jackie Boh- COUH. 
enstiehl. and Jessica ."Xuizustine are honored at the athletic aw ards dmner. 



Baseball/Soflball 101 



Cheerleading 

Team displays advanced skills 

Cheerleading reached a new level as most of the 
team members had ad\anced tumbling ability. 
The unitx of the ten girls helped them to perfomi 
more ad\ anced stunts than past cheerleaders were able to do. 

The w hole squad cheered for football and w omen's and 
mens basketball games. Not only did the level of the squad 
impro\ e. but they also recei\ed one credit hour of scholarship. 

According to sophomore Leah Rosen. "We've really enjoyed 
cheering this year— especially at the away games. Hopefully, next 
year our budget will allow us to tra\el and support the teams" ! 



Getting ready for the 

football game, the 
cheerleaders give the 
crowd something to 
shout about. 

Psyched for the game, 
the football players 
charge through the sign 
made b\ the cheerleaders 






«Fans lend support to the 

\\\. cheerleaders at the football games. 

. ■ /^^ ^\ \ ^-^jU^^-m '^ The cheerleaders pose before 

I "^^ J ; ^^ ^ ^ takinij off in the Homecoming 

Cheerleader .Squad. Front Row: 
Heather Heenan, Olivia Valdez. 
Middle Row: Tara Arro, Becky 
Boumer. Julie Wright. Leah Rosen. 
Dawn Kelley. Back Row : Gina Raeber, 
Tina Porzukow iak. Heather Knop. 



Cheerleaders bring fans to their feet at home football game. 





1 02 Cheerleading 




Tnvia 



il . Women were banned from 
attending McKendree College in 
,1836. In what year were they voted 
|in and allowed to be admitted' 
A 1856 

B 1869 

C 1880 

2. In Fall. 1997. there were 540 
students residing on campus. How 
many students were commuters? 
A ' 720 

B 625 

C 560 

3. The first Oriental student enrolled 
at McKendree w as Ed w ard Woo. He 
|came as a junior in w hat year? 

A 1927 
B 1946 
C 1909 

4. Before the stage was built in 
Eisenmayer in 1 94 1 , w here v\ as the 
stage? 

A Old Main 

B Chapel 

C ClarkHall 

5. Clio, the women's literary society. 
was organized in 1869. How much 
was the first initiation fee? 

A $ .25 

B S .50 

C Sl.OO 

6. This course was first offered in 
1 893-94. What was it? 

A German Language and Literature 
B Shorthand and Typewriting 
C Calculus and Astronomy 

7. When Lebanon Seminary opened 
in November. 1828. Edward R.Ames 
served as both principal and teacher. 
For his services, he received SI 15 
the first year. What was his salary 
for the second year? 

A S120 

B S115 

C SI 50 

8. In 1 988. the Bearcats established 
an NAIA record for most points 
scored by two teams when 
McKendree beat Huron College. 
Was was the total points scored? 
A IS] 

B 241 

C IM 



9. The first college paper published at 
McKendree was: 

A McKendree Headlight 

B McKendree Re\iew 

C The Lebanon Journal 

10. Which full-time faculty member 
has been at McKendree the longest'.' 
A Dr.JeanKirts 

B Coach Harry Stalham 

C Dr.LynHuxtord 

1 1. Only one full-time staff person 
interviewed for this yearbook has 
lived all of her life in Lebanon. Who 
is it'.' 

A JillWeil 

B Annette Hug 

C Jeni Wise 



1 2. Extension centers at Alton, Scott 
Air Force Base, and Louisville. 
Kentucky, were opened in w hat year? 
A 19W 

B 1974 

C 1984 

1 3. Edith Flint was the first w oman to 
earn adegree from McKendree. What 
year was it'? 

A 1851 

B 1871 

C 1891 

14. McKendree football was started 
again in 1996. In what year had the 
last football team been at 
McKendree? 

A 1950 

B 1960 

C 1970 

1 5 . In what year was the first recorded 
inter-collegiate competition in tennis 
at McKendree? 

A 1915 

B 1924 

C 1928 

16. The first paid coach of any 
McKendree athletic activity was in 
1868. Who was he' 

A "Fritz" Fredit 

B WillliamF.Ratcliff 

C L. C. Leran 

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17. In what year v\'as the first night 
football game played .' 
A V)31 

B 1929 

C 1436 

1 8. The first men's basketball game at 
McKendree was played in 1906. In 
what year was the first women's 
basketball game? 
A l')03 

B 1908 

C 1913 

19. All of these sports have been 

played in intramural sports except 

for: 

A Leap-frog. noK pol\ . marbles 

B Ice hockey, billiards, badmilton 

C Shinney. sw imminng. trapshooting 



20. In the 1 950-5 1 season, the men's 
basketball team boasted the most 
wins in McKendree histt)ry to thai 
date. What was their record? 

A 23 v\ ins 5 losses 

B 21 wins 3 losses 

C 25 wins 2 losses 

2 1 . The men's soccer team entered 
intercollegiate play in 1971 with no 
official uniforms. Against w homdid 
they play their first game' 

A University of Missouri. St. Louis 

B Maryville 

(' Lindenwood College 



Soccer player BillZobrist looks for 
the pass. 




Trivia 103 




104 StudcnLs/I-aculty/Staff 




Personally Ours 

A caring, classic, and contemporary 
' community 



With learning as a main objective. 



dorm residents and commuters come together as one. 



Individuals strive to improve aspects 



that are both seen and unseen, heard and unheard. 



Hundreds of diverse backgrounds meet each day 



and through theirblending, enlightened individuals are molded. 



Faculty and staff avail themselves for support and guidance 



as students achieve their goals in a caring environment. 



An elephant, witch, medusa, and doctor are some of the spooks haunting 
Barnett3rd. 



A tastefully decoratedroom in the resident halls makes lite at McKendrec 
all the better. 




Studenls/Facultv/Staff 105 



ColinAdanisFR 

Frank Adanis JR 

Jennifer Albert SO 

AmnaAli JR 



Lvle Allen IISO 

IMelissaAllenFR 

Bradle\'AmeterSO 

R van Andei-son FR 



Sara Andrews FR 
Jason Ashford FR 

Kii-kBaileyFR , 
Robert Bailey Jr.SR f> 



RobynBallew JR 

Dana Barnard JR 

Dennis Bamett FR 

Sarah Bauer JR 



Adam Beck FR 

ClintBenderFR 

Robert BergerFR 

Lawrence Berra SO 



Christopher Birkner FR 

CarrieBivensFR 

Ryan BlomenkampFR 

Stephanie Bradbury FR 




](f) Mc Kendree C'c jin i n um 1 1 v 




NathanBradeiiFR 

THeatherBr-amletSR 

JessicaBi-andFR 

CassandraBrdnnonPH 



GinaBrauerFR 

LindsayBraunFR 

KatheiineBi«:kFR 

TrovBi-ockSR 



Joseph Brown FR 

Kevi n Bioicker FR 

Andrew Brunner SO 

RyanBrunsSR 



Nicholas BrussFR 

Molly Buck FR 

StephanieBurkeJR 

Joshua Busch FR 



Austin BushnellFR 

BobbiejoCahoonSO 

JenniferCaldwellFR 

Christopher Campbel 1 FR 



Melissa Cantrell FR 

Megan Cash FR 

Brian CaughlanJR 

DavidCauseySO 



McKendrccC(imniunit\ 1 ()7 



Am V Chapman FR 

El izabeth Cherry FR 

JohnChladny SO 

Jeffrey Choisser FR 



Joseph Clark FR 

Cecil G.Compton III SR 

Scott ComptonFR 

Cedric Cooper SR 



Khara Craig SO 

Josh Croft FR 

Cara Crowe SO 

CatherineCummins SO 



Brian Curtis FR 

Scott Davis SO 

Chad Day SO 

Kenneth Deatherage FR 



Stacy Dennis SO 

KendraDillFR 

Amanda Dixon FR 

Jacob Dixon SO 



Dennis Dooley FR 

Michael Dori JR 

Andrea Dfjughty JR 

Timothy DubaFR 





Daniel Duncan IV so 

Robbie EckertFR 

MilindaEmerick FR 

J.Quentin Faulkner PR 



Susan Fiedler SR 

Christopher Fisher FR 

LeslieFletcherFR 

Joshua Flowers FR 



JohnForanSO 

Travis Ford FR 

Amanda Fox FR 

Peter Fox FR 



JulieFranklinJR 

JenniferFranzSO 

EjinPrazierFR 

SallvFrazierJR 



Christine Frederking FR 

Josh Freeman JR 

Sarah Frost FR 

DenisePullerton FR 



SarahGamelFR 
StacvGanzFR 

SethGarrettFR 
ErinGentzFR 



McKcndiccCt>niiiiunil\ 109 



LoriGrayFR 

JarodGrebner FR 

Jerem V Green FR 

Rachel Griffith FR 



AngelaGrossmanSR 

Jessica Giaineich FR 

Brandon GueiTisev FR 

MatthewHailFR 



Courtney Hammel FR 

TroyHancockJR 

ISTKeilHardawayJR 

NicholeHai-per FR 



Scott Harper FR 

Heather Harris SO 

Lindsay Harris FR 

Carrie Haselhorst FR 



Zachary Haupt JR 

Rebecca Hawkins FR 

Heather Heenan FR 

Amanda Heffren SR 



GinaHeinen FR 

Peter Hennessy FR 

Theresa Herring FR 

Casey Heser SR 





Kelly Hettenhausen JR 

Dianna Hicks SO 

WalterHillSO 

KristieHilleFR 



Christina Hilpert JR 

Nicole HoeyFR 

Mindy Hoffman FR 

Lynn Hoi lenkampFR 



KellyHueneFR 

Jessica Huff FR 

Timothy HullerFR 

Sarah Humphrey FR 



Jeremy Hundelt FR 

Mario Hunt FR 

Lisa Jackson SO 

MicheleJacksonSR 



Sharon Jackson SR 

William Jackson JR 

ErinJasinskiSO 

Robert Jeakins SO 



Charles Jimison SR 

Amy Johnson FR 

Charles Johnson FR 

Heather Johnson FR 



Heather Jones FR 

Kim Jones FR 

Monica Jones FR 

Tara Jones SR 



Debra Jordan SR 

Dusty KallalFR 

Jennifer KaiTaker SO 

Christopher Kebenei JR 



Dawn Kel lev FR 

PhiliKenyJR 

Ryan Kirkpa trick SR 

Wrandy Kirkpatrick FR 



Timothy Klein SO 

Kristin KleyerSR 

Jamie Klopmeyer FR 

Heather Knop SO 



Andrea Kowzan SO 

ReneeKrackSO 

KamiKrausFR 

Craig KuhlFR 



HolIyLandrum FR 
NatalieLanning FR 
Heather Laquet SR 
Amanda Larson FR 





Tonica Larson FR 

DarleneLeatherwood JR 

Henry Lee FR 

Josh Lee FR 



Keri Lemmons FR 

Brian Levin JR 

Matthew Lickenbrock FR 

DavinaLilley JR 



TroyLindauer FR 

Matthew Link SO 

DanielleLivingston FR 

Fancee'Long SO 



Michael Long SO 

AmyD.LoydFR 

Al 1 ison Luebbers FR 

Sarah Lundgren FR 



Jackson Makene SO 

Elizabeth Mansker JR 

Abesi Manyando FR 

Paul Marconi JR 



NicoleMarkusFR 

BrookMarloJR 

Bradley Marshall FR 

Ashley MathiasFR 



McKcndrccConimunilN 113 



Tracey Matzenbacher FR 

Teresa McCarty FR 

Grainne "Anne "McClory FR 

KevinMcAvin FR 



Sarah Meador FR 

Michel le Middendorf FR 

Nicole Middendorf FR 

JohnMillerFR 



Christopher Mitehel 1 JR 

Brandon Moore SO 

Janay Morales FR 

EmiiieMorrisFR 



LeslieMotterJR 

Jennifer Mulholland JR 

E Brandon Murphy FR 

NicholeNailerFR 



Jason Nash FR 
Jennifer Nash FR 

PhillipNealFR 
Emily Nelson SO 



KellyNettletonFR 
TrxldNieblingFR 
SarahNiebrugge FR 
StacieNiemeyer FR 




1"^ McKendrcc Community 




Bethany 01 iverFR 

BradleyOliverFR 

JosephJose'Oliver FR 

MatthewOlmsted JR 



JamesO'MalleyFR 

Margaret "Meg' ' Osterhof f SO 

Stacey Parish FR 

Shaneice Penny FR 



Major Perry SO 

Jennifer Phelps FR 

AnnaPieper JR 

Kelly PieperFR 



Roger PfisterJR 

Becky Poole FR 

TinaPorzukovviak FR 

Joanne Povolish SR 



Patrick Presser SO 

Rvan Presson FR 

JaredPryerFR 

Ash lee Putnev JR 



Andrea PyattFR 

Scott Queener SR 

Wesley Radford SO 

GineRaeber SO 



ShaunRandol FR 

Michelle Raynes SO 

Adam Reed FR 

La Donna Reed SO 



Stacy Reindl FR 

Kacy Reiss FR 

Jennifer Renth SO 

Laura Richards FR 



Michelle Rine FR 

Nancy River SR 

ShaunRoberson FR 

Patrick Rono SO 



Amy Rosen FR 

Amy Sandy SO 

Kenneth Scaglione FR 

Cystal Schallenberg FR 



Jason Schueter JR 

Melissa Schuchart FR 

Trisha Schulte FR 

Joshua Scott FR 



Jennifer Sees FR 
Rebecca Seibert FR 
William Session SO 
Josiah Sherman FR 





Ita Shook JR 

Donna Short JR 

Brian Simik JR 

TamaraSimmonds SR 



Justin Simmons FR 

Emily Sisk FR 

Erica Smith FR 

Melanie Smith SO 



Nathan Smith FR 

Tara Smith FR 

Emily Spitler FR 

Tricia Spotanski SR 



Chris Stanfill FR 

Jason Steams SO 

Kyle Steel JR 

Deanna Stewart FR 



Shannon Stueber SR 

Susan Sullivan FR 

Erin Tabing FR 

Andre Tavlor JR 



Clmt Taylor FR 

Shaun Taylor SO 

Tiffany Taylor JR 

Craig Thomas JR 



McKcndi"oeConinuinit\ 



Angela Thompson SO 

Leslie Thompson FR 

Amie Touchette FR 

Justin Townsend SO 



Richard Utke SR 

Steven Vestel FR 

Bethany Vogt JR 

PhiUllip VonHatten FR 



Brandon Voss FR 

Jared Wampler FR 

John Warren FR 

Amv Watson FR 



Michael Weber FR 

Eric Wells SO 

Shawn Wiegard JR 

Jacqueline Wiegert FR 



Katie Wein FR 

Heather Wilde FR 

Stacy Wilhold FR 

Eric Wilkerson FR 



Clayton Willis SO 

Bethany Wilson FR 

Joshua Winningham FR 

Gabriel Wise SO 




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Sara Woolsey FR 

Melinda Wotawa FR 

Julie Wright FR 

Sarah Yount SO 




KimberlyWitt FR 

AdamWittnam FR 

ReginaWoelfelSO 

Mica Woodfin FR 



William Zobrist SO 

Dean Zurliene JR 

Dr. Shirley Aafedt Education 

Dr. DavidAhola Social Sciences 



Ken Bdixemore Residence Life 

Dr. David Brailow Lang.. Lit..Comm. 

Robert Campbell Alumni Office 

Dr. Remo Castrale Education 



Sue Cordon Admission 

Mary Frances D ay \or Health Sendees 

Dr. James Dennis President 

Dr. Michele Stacev-Dovlei<wi,'.,i;/-.. Cotnm. 



Dr. Gerald Duii Academic Affairs 

Dr. Tami Eggleston Social Sciences 

Dr. Julie Farrar Lang.. Lit., Comm. 

Dr. Betsv Gordon Lans.. Lit.. Comm. 



Dr. Man* Rose-Hart Business 

Dr. William Raskins Lang.. Lit.. Comm. 

Jo Henderson McKendree at Night 

Annette HugAIutnni OtNce 



Terese Kasson Business 

Dr. Scott Meissnei Science 'Math 

Pat 'Mesndrd De^eJopment 

Stan Ostexha.s,t Financial Affairs 



Rev. Sher\'l Palmer Chaplain 

Jim Perrine Physical Plant 

Dr. Jennifer Peters Humanities 

Hubert Flace Human Resources 



Brent Reeves Student Affairs 

Dr. Timothy Richards Education 

Craig RohertsonResidenceLife 

Dr. David Salver Education 



Mike Sandy Security 

Donna StM Library 

Lynell Simonson Social Sciences 

G 1 e n n S i m s DiningServices 



Dr. Robert Singer Business 

Roger Smalley Z?w5/>7e55 

Lon Smith Student Affairs 

Majorie Snep Learning Center 




McKendrccC(;mmunily 



Brook Mario and Jen MulhoUand enjoy 
some free time at McDonald's dunng NSO. 




Dr. Tom Sparhawk Social Sciences 

Dr. Chris Stanley Humanities 

Mike Taylor Dining Services 

^ ane W emganner Development 



Ed Willett Operations 

Jeni Wise Student A/Tairs 

Dr. Nancy YoungHumanities 

Dr. Nancy Ypma Humanities 



Large construction vehicles cluttered the campus over the summer as one Zack Haupt, Andre Berry, and Brandon 
of the largest renovation projects in years was undertaken. Muiphyofthc track and field team prepare 

to practice m Bearcat. 



McKcndiccCoiiinuiiiitN 



The women's softball teams huddles for warmth and ad\ice 




Matt Olmsted presides at the keyboard 
with Melanie Smith at his side to provide 
entertainment for cookie day. ^^ 



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Ending of school year 

Beginning of life time 

Graduating seniors lea\ e McKondreo and scatter in all directions. 
With diplomas in hand, they go forth to make a belter tomorrow. 

They journey with a sense ol hope and direction 

as they join the w ork force and t ace the grind of the real world. 

Freshmen no longerare new faces among agrow ing student body, 

for they have found their mark and begin to make their route. 

Despite changes and what seems iui ending for some and beginning for others, 

the traditions of McKendree are w hat all may build the future upon. 

"Caring, classic, and contemporary "form the cornerstone of McKendree 

and have been the traditions upon which to build for the past 1 70 years. 



Faith Wise, daughter ofJeni Wise, administrutive assistant 
in the Office of Student Affairs, decides she is just as 
photogenic as Bogie. Faith is one of Bogie's staunchest 
fans. 



The class of 2001)00 

traditions. 


ik ready to carry on the McKendree 


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Mark McMahan calls its a 

day after working in 
security. Januars had 
blanketed the campus in 
snow. 



Closint! 



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McKendrean Big Boosters 

Th'iMcKendrean >earhook staff would like to thank the 

following businesses fortheirgenerous support of tlie \ earbook: 

Munie Outdoor Services, Inc. 

1000 Milburn School Road 

Caseyville, IL 

A-1 Corporate Hardware 

114 North 4th Street 

Springfield, IL 

Becker Floor Covering 

210 South Main 

Smithton, IL 



Magna Bank. N.A. 

400 East Highwa\ 50 

OFallon. IL 

Representative Ron Stephens 

535 Edwardssille Road 

Troy. IL 

Pioneer Hi-Bred International 
PO Box 1536 
OFallon. IL 

Steven Mueller norist 

101 West First Street 

OFallon, IL 

rSU Trash Hauling 

8654 US Highway 50 

OFallon. IL 

OFallon Healthcare Center 

700 Weber Road 

OFallon. IL 

Spengler Plumbing Co. Inc. 

1402 Frontage Road 

OFallon. IL 

St Louis .Air-Mechanical Contractors 

8499 Lackland Road 

St. Louis. MO 

Clete's Inc. 

138 Douglas Avenue 

OFallon. IL 



City of O'Fallon 

255 South Lincoln 

O'Fallon. IL 

Terra Properties 

1 10 Executive Drive 

Highland. IL 

Joe Behnken. County Board Member 

912 Indian Spnngs Road 

O'Fallon. IL 

Jack Schmitt Ford, Inc. 
1823 Vandalia 
Collinsville. IL 

Elmer Sterthman. Country Companies 

310 East Highway 50 

O'Fallon. IL 

St. Clair Travel Service, Inc. 

810 West Highway 50 

O'Fallon. IL 

Modern Technologies Coorporation 
7 Eagle Court 
O'Fallon. IL 

Marriott Food Service 

.McKendree College 

Lebanon, IL 

Phone Masters, Ltd. 

523 Old St. Louis Road 

Wood River, Illinois 



Comfort Inn 

1 100 Eastgate Drive 

O'Fallon. IL 



Acknowledgements 

I would like to thank all 
who helped with the 
1998 yearbook. It 
wastnilyayearbookoffirsts.This 
was my first year as editor, and 
with a large staff of mainly 
underclassmen, we all learned 
the ropes together. Many thanks 
to Lucy Conner, our Heiff Jones 
representative,forhermany hours 
of help in staff training and doing 
pages. Also, to Donna Self for 
conducting all the faculty and staff 
interviews imd compiling the trivia 
questions. As firsts,we went from 
a fall book to a spring book, 
added more copy, more color, 
more coverage, sold ads, and 
did pages on the computer. It 
was a year of challenges, but the 
final product made it all 
worthwhile. Enjoy! 

Jeni Wise, McKendrean 
Editor 



Colophon 

TheMcKendreat 
was printed b' 
Herff Jones at il 
yearbook producing plant i 
Marceline, Missouri. The roys 
purple VibraTex cover wa 
silkscreened in silver wit 
handtooled graining. The cove: 
art was designed at summe 
yearbook camp at Milliki] 
University by creative artistMal 
King. The theme reflected thi 
170th year of McKendro 
College. The 124 page bool 
was printed on 80# high-glosi 
Bordeaux paper. Layouts am 
copy were done on PCs usinj 
PageMaker 5.0, the HJ 
TypeMaster and PageMaste : 
templates, and the Gallery CD ■ 
ROM. There were 32 pages iii 
Vintage color. Press run waa 
ISOcopies. 



Jeremj V\ il.son( front I.Brian Scott, and Jason Satterfield work as part of the 

E'. ent Staff at Homecoming. 



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Yearbook Staff 


Dr. Mil 


hele Stacey-Doyle, Adviser 


Emily Sisk 


Yoshilakazu Yokota 


Sarah Yount 


Stacey Back 


Karen Blomberg 


Molly Buck 


Donna Self 


Heather Knop 


Meg Osterhoff 


Emily Nelson 


Erin Frazier 


Jeremy Green 


Sarah Frost 


ClayWiHis 


Amanda Fox 


JuHe Franklin 



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