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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.
Teddy Blackett, Andre Taylor and Creo Argue
show their school spirit during a football game.
701 College Road
"America's 100 Best
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
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
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
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
"Come join us" invites
B. J. Yurcisin and Carla
Murphy as they attract
new Student Govern-
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
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.
After a long night. Mindy Emerick, Emily Spitler,
-Ajidrea Kowzan and Amy Loyd take a break from
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.
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
Acting as hippies, the
John Shore and Becky
Poole, strike a pose.
Keeping up with the
beat of the music is an
easy feat for these
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
Behind the scenes.
Dana Barnard and
cover last minute details
of the parade.
"Don't let go"! The
Lehanon High School
Parents AssfX'iation show
their town support for
10 Homecoming Parade
Baker 2nd Spirit
Trucking along the
parade route, SGA sport
their matching sweat-
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
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 .
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
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
Enjoying the music,
Phines Douglas and Clyde
Brown .show their stuff as
Right in step with her
escort, Anna Pieper
learns a new dance.
14 Homecominj,'' Dance
Awarded with the
traditional crown, the
1967 Homecoming Queen
In need of a rest,
Jen Mullholland takes
time out to be with her
boyfriend Matt Wilson.
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
candidate Tara Jones and
her escort calm the
nerves ofqueen candidate
of their fellow .students, the
Homecf jming court awaits
the announcement of the
1997 king and queen.
With eyes focused on
the new king and queen,
Andre Taylor and Karen
Mudd are awarded their
All dressed up for the
occasion, the Home-
coming court dazzles the
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
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
Evening of Stars
West ham it up
Brook Lashley and Scott
Jamie Klopmeyer and Neil
Nicole Jeffries and John Van
Jen Stephens and Scott
Amanda Jankowski and
Anne McClon.'. Michelle
Jackson and Amber Pavil
Heather Laquet and Wes
Erin Frazier, Sarah Frost,
Crystal Schallenberg, Eind
CAB Homecoming Committee
Emily Nelson and Rod
LaDonna Reed and Major
Jackie Thompson and James
Jennifer and George Mills
Tara Jones and Matt Cramer
Melissa Lilley and Kevin
Anna Pieper and Escort
• • •'
18 Homecoming Dance
Amy Johnson and Escort
Kelly Hcltenhausen and
Troy Lindaui-r and (iui'st
•Icn Schott and Tim Hulk-r
Sara Mcador and Chri.s
C'ara Crowe and Matt
Robyn Ruedin and Jess
Leslie Fletcher and Andy
Dana Eggemeyer and John
Leslie Renting and Matt
Michelle Raynes and
Emily Spitler and Luke
J.J. Mallrich and Shannon
Julie Grain and Tim Klein
Ita Shook and Rich Ukte
Melanie Smith and Paul
Kim Smith and Mark
Sarah Johnson and Justin
John Quinton Faulkner and
Nichole Nailer and Kyle
Zack Haupt and Julie
Kelly Huene and Tony Van
Karla Pieper and Erik
F>ica Wilde and Corev
Becky Poole and Philip Neal
Homecoming Dance 19
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.
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.
Racing for a good time,
Meg Osterohoff and Lisa
Jackson compete in a
event at the Fall Family
reality was a big trend
at the hypnotist.
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
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.
speaks to a hynotized
Matt Olmstead while at a
Wednesday night CAB
Fall Family Festival
to steal the stage like
these students did.
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
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
With book in hand, commutei' Amy Sandy reads
her favorite book while taking a break in the
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
Jared Karnes, Jason
Karnes, Brent Baker, and
their iguana display
advertisement for the
guest speaker Dan Davis.
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.
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
In the midst of her
afternoon job, freshman
Sarah Lundgren checks
out a book for a student at
With their eyes glued
to their books, Jenny
Nash and Dusty Kallal
consider Ames a quiet
place to study.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
32 Free Time
In their spare time,
many students call home
while they try to still do
Before going to class,
Michelle Raynes spends
some free time relaxing
in Baker lounge.
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
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
Free Time 33
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?
Q. When was the first football game at
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
Q, How many people are currently
employed in the work/study program?
Taking advantage of the
bright and sunny day, Dr.
Folk teaches his class
Ghost Stones Attraction
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
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.
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.
It takes all kinds of assignments to makes the grade. Zack
Haupt checks out the crowd's reaction to his routine as a
Meosis, mitosis, cell theory, dehybrid cross.. . .
Freshmen Heather Johnson and Melissa
Schuchart are quick to absorb information.
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.
m to make
L full use of
Students can find Dr. Neale in Carnegie, where he teaches and
has his office.
Professor Ottinger does some touching up on his painting.
Art students able to
compete in large graduate
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
"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.
creative side of
their being and
get in touch
with who they
' The annual art display in the spring attracts student works of
Students engage in
dialogue and classroom
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.
Taking time outfor munchies, Gretchen Fricke, Victoria Dowling and
Dr .Michele Stacey-Doyle choose some appetizers at the annual faculty/
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
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.
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.
"I would like to
see an increase
rniBif -— r
in facilities and
Jenny Morales enjoys the peace and quiet as she reads her literature book
in the sunshine.
Language, Literature, and Communication
Dream comes true for
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
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
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. 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.
These interested students learn more about the We Care Tutoring
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
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
"The role of a
genuine to a
Dr. Anderson attends the monthly faculty meeting held by Dr. Duff
Science and Math
Dr. Reese (right) assists as the faculty and staffserve the annual senior
luncheon on day of Baccalaureate.
Excitement brews m
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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'This is an
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exciting time to
With the help of lab assistants and student workers, the chemistry labs
remain organized for student use.
Science and Math
Department growth a big
factor for business
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.
Eh-. Spreng chats with other faculty members and family at the
President's annual faculty/staff picnic in Homer Park.
, Aside from his business classes, Dr. Chapuis enjoys working with Sigma
Beta Delta business honor society.
McKendree: a small-town,
small college, family-type
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
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.
still a small-
Freshmen Kelly Schmidt, Rory O'Connell, and Jana Fischertake a lunch
break in Ames and pose for the yearbook.
ursing program accessible to
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
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
iHll ut. I I I
Nursing students learn about various activities they will participate in
to become better prepared for their career.
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
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
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
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
Dr. Muench (left) mingles with other staff members at a Women of
McKendree "Good Ole Days" luncheon in New Baden.
■i yH "Seeing students
things they felt
■ * ')
before gives me
As flu season approaches, staff and students wait in line to roll up their
Education professor helps
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
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.
Students take a moment to chat as they await aerobics class to begin in
McKendree graduate sees many
Besides coaching the basketball team, Hairy Statham also teachc;:
physical education major classes.
changes, receives national
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
In past days, play mg m Bearcat always presented Its challenges. (Photo
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.
Dr. Reynolds takes a break from the 70s dance and ice cream social
during NSO week.
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Enjoying the nice weathtT, Dr. Reynolds and Bogey take a walk together. R5
As operarions manager, Mr.Ed Willet is never without a phone.
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
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.
Pearsons Hall houses the security oftlce
Ed Willet and Vicki Bohnenstiehl take time to visit at the faculrs'/statT
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
is to provide a
Whether writing papersor doing research , students fi nd the computer
labs tfj be busy places.
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
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.
With a little help trom Jem Wise, Sue Froeding-Adams balances herlife
of twin boys and the maintenance and custodial departments.
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
In the true holiday spirit, Mrs. Weil decorates every spare inch of her
.Karie Hearringgets ready for a tennis game.
finished on a
The pumpkin carvingcontest in Ames always provides a lot of fun for
Proud daddy WilliamWhite enjoys showing off his little boy on campus
Things get done with
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
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
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
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
adequately keeping up
with and staying
competitive with other
On Tuesday and Thursday evenmgs, Ames is used for academic study
time, complete with free tutors like Heather Jones.
ad9ldld.ni win never nU^ d. XaMng advantage ofa spare moment, Mrs. Hug organizes her desk.
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
This Barnett resident talces advantage of the study sessions offered twice
a v.eek in Ames.
As a # 1 country music fan, Jeni Wise enjoys meeting Garth Brooks at the
Grand Ole Opry.
Jeni Wise: wise choice for
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
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-
The college is
The future is
Student Affairs is a popular place where students can stop by with
60 Clubs and Organizations
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
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 team members help Dr. Hunsaker recruit new
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.
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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
The history honor society claims McKendree's greatest history buffs.
Literarj' Interest Society members meet to discuss something they
"Not another picttire" ! JuHe Hassenflug exclaims as other LIS members
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
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.
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.
Psychology Club meetings are generally held on third tloor Carnegie.
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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.
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
i f ^
t ~-4i'p '
Sporting their new treads, a group of international
students adventure out onto the ski slopes.
Momoko Oka does some homework in These international students take a pause
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
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.
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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
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
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.
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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
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
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
70 Alpha Psi Omega
Madrigal dinner highlight
Dr. Jennifer Peters directs the
"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.
Gail Delente shows oftTier skills at the piano . (Photo from
Cantori members perform
around the piano.
Less than a year old, the
ensemble has increased
from twelve to eighteen
From the early to middle
1 900s, McKendree theater
performed up to twenty
shows per year. (Photo from
The Cantori provides
background music for
on the piano for the Cantori
IS Matthew Olmstead.
Choir's record growth a plus
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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
McKendree offers students all-
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
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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
Chaplain Sheryl Palmer reflects on her days at
VlcKendree as she bids good bye to Courtney Acree.
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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
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
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
Volunteer tutors listen attentively ^^'
during their training session. •*
74 Campus Board Activities; We Care, Inc.
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
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.
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.
a welcomed time for
some yearbook staffers
to get together before the
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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
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
Students staying outside for
the sleepout gather around the
barrel fire and share stories and
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
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
Dr. Young finds a furry
four-legged friend at the
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
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
Making friends is part of
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.
"^^ Jamie Garmen puts on a
^ puppet show for this little
78 Second Chance Shelter
Jamie Garmen says "Look at the camera" to her new
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
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
Once again. . .
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
Mentors for the year were Tammi Becker,
Lindsay Braun, Carrie Davis, Mindy Emerick,
Katie Hearring, Tara Hopkins, Andrea
Kowzan, Davina Lilly, James Parker, Emily
Spitler, and Carrie Stepp. V^*'''
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This student ambassador listens intently to instructions.
80 Communis' Service Projects
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
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.
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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.
f ^^^P» -i*^««. ^^^^^^H
Sarah Yount and Katie
Hearring get their table ready.
Front Row: Lisa Jackson,
Courtney Hammcl. Middle
Herring, Stephanie Bradbury.
Back Row: Rcnee Krack, Sarah
For those who enjoy playing games
and having fun
Games Club membersBill Chism and Ted Gamer enjoy a little time
82 ECO/Gamps Club
Provide athletic outlet
Past graduates gathers
Intramural members encourage prospective students during NSO.
One of the intramural
sports available is washers.
Alumni Board members float along during the Homecoming Parade.
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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:
Alpha Nu • • • • •
Beta Xi ,* •.
Gamma Omicron • •
Delta Pi •
JzpsiIOn ivilO ^
Zeta Sigma •
Eta Tau •
W TH A 1
Tlieta Upsilon •
Iota Plii •.
DASH OF 1
Kappa Chi •
Lambda Psi r
D ST NCT 0N|
84 Greek Organizations
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.
Alpha Phi Omega/Alpha Omega 85
Sets high goals
Kappa Lambda Iota
(Clio) is a chartered
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
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
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
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
Has service as goal
Kappa Sigma Tau
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.
Sigma Nu/Kappa Sigma Tau 87
Marcus Prewitt goes for the rim as cheering fans look on.
""W ■iS^""'"'" 'T^^
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.
Keeping up with his
Team canies ball, couch opponent. Adam smkh, 22,
, ^vyi^^xi makes an attempt to steal
I he men's soccer team finished a ^^'^ '^''"■
successful fall season with a 1 4-8 After scoring. Adam Beck
( 22 ) gives a big high five to
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.
Kevin McAvin( 14)
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
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
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
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.
Strong season for
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.
Members of the volleyball team pose with their aw ard
Coach (iary Whitt honors cniss team members Sarah Konr
with the MVP award and Jennilier Tuetken with the 1 1 (Wc
Second year running
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
"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.
Track and Field/Cross Country
r yJyjtDCxLl LCCIIII nicllvCS P»mped up and cheering, these fans suppon the Bearcat football players.
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
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.
94 Varsity Fo(jtbal]
To impress the tViotball players with their sehool spirit. Paula Hirke. Hriii Onstolt, and Melissa .Stort/um show their true Bearcat pride.
With a few extra seconds, these
football players assume their
Trying to collect money tor their
fraternity. Sigma Nu members sell
raffle tickets at a football game.
Varsity Football 95
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
The men's golf team look forward to an exciting spring season.
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
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
Kelli Schmidt goes for another great hit.
Men and women's tennis
Competitiveness is the name ol the game
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Men's Baskelhall 99
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
I (X) Women's Ba.sketba])
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.
Fans for the softball game take to the bleachers.
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
Strong and steady all the way
through, this Lady Bearcat has a
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.
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
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
il . Women were banned from
attending McKendree College in
,1836. In what year were they voted
|in and allowed to be admitted'
2. In Fall. 1997. there were 540
students residing on campus. How
many students were commuters?
A ' 720
3. The first Oriental student enrolled
at McKendree w as Ed w ard Woo. He
|came as a junior in w hat year?
4. Before the stage was built in
Eisenmayer in 1 94 1 , w here v\ as the
A Old Main
5. Clio, the women's literary society.
was organized in 1869. How much
was the first initiation fee?
A $ .25
B S .50
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?
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?
9. The first college paper published at
A McKendree Headlight
B McKendree Re\iew
C The Lebanon Journal
10. Which full-time faculty member
has been at McKendree the longest'.'
B Coach Harry Stalham
1 1. Only one full-time staff person
interviewed for this yearbook has
lived all of her life in Lebanon. Who
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?
1 3. Edith Flint was the first w oman to
earn adegree from McKendree. What
year was it'?
14. McKendree football was started
again in 1996. In what year had the
last football team been at
1 5 . In what year was the first recorded
inter-collegiate competition in tennis
16. The first paid coach of any
McKendree athletic activity was in
1868. Who was he'
A "Fritz" Fredit
C L. C. Leran
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'• 1 1 qo I -^6 •">s q/. q9 -'^C qt nt o;: q [
17. In what year v\'as the first night
football game played .'
1 8. The first men's basketball game at
McKendree was played in 1906. In
what year was the first women's
19. All of these sports have been
played in intramural sports except
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
(' Lindenwood College
Soccer player BillZobrist looks for
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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.
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. ^^
1 22 Oosmg
4 t mN.
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
The class of 2001)00
ik ready to carry on the McKendree
Mark McMahan calls its a
day after working in
security. Januars had
blanketed the campus in
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
A-1 Corporate Hardware
114 North 4th Street
Becker Floor Covering
210 South Main
Magna Bank. N.A.
400 East Highwa\ 50
Representative Ron Stephens
535 Edwardssille Road
Pioneer Hi-Bred International
PO Box 1536
Steven Mueller norist
101 West First Street
rSU Trash Hauling
8654 US Highway 50
OFallon Healthcare Center
700 Weber Road
Spengler Plumbing Co. Inc.
1402 Frontage Road
St Louis .Air-Mechanical Contractors
8499 Lackland Road
St. Louis. MO
138 Douglas Avenue
City of O'Fallon
255 South Lincoln
1 10 Executive Drive
Joe Behnken. County Board Member
912 Indian Spnngs Road
Jack Schmitt Ford, Inc.
Elmer Sterthman. Country Companies
310 East Highway 50
St. Clair Travel Service, Inc.
810 West Highway 50
Modern Technologies Coorporation
7 Eagle Court
Marriott Food Service
Phone Masters, Ltd.
523 Old St. Louis Road
Wood River, Illinois
1 100 Eastgate Drive
I would like to thank all
who helped with the
1998 yearbook. It
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
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
Jeni Wise, McKendrean
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
Jeremj V\ il.son( front I.Brian Scott, and Jason Satterfield work as part of the
E'. ent Staff at Homecoming.
hele Stacey-Doyle, Adviser
The basketball teamat the '97 Tulsa Opening take time out for some la.ser tag.