Last minute preparations to McKendree West greet residents as the school \ car begins.
Located a mile from campus, the new apartment complex, completed 111st this summer,
impacts upperclassmen who now have the option of li\ ing farther from campus.
1 999 McKendrean
701 College Road
Lebanon, Illinois 62254
"America 's 1 00 Best Buys "
I he gates of McKendree welcome students and pro\ idi
me of the first glimpses of the oldest college in Illinois
All a Part of the Plan
Q^ring the summer, Old Main receives a face-lift as part of the college's revitalization pjjes of sand soon give waj to the new parking lot on
plan. Scaffolding adorns the front of the building as work on the facade is completed. campus in an effort to increase the availability of more
Taking time out for little
ones. Education majors
Anna Lampe and Lynn
Deitz work one-on-one
with area children and
teach them how to make a
Surrounded by some new
friends Sarah Frost helps
make a craft during
Bearcat Fun Day. Fifty
children attended this
event sponsored by SASI.
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by Emily Sisk
ih, the sights and sounds! Do you remember what you were doing during this
busy season? Well if you remember right, you were among the many students
making the most of their time finishing papers and studying for final exams. At
entrance into the
to early deadlines,
covered in last
so at this time we
the many Spring
reminds us of
end of another
Graduation is a
as the stage took
Texas cacti attract McKendree biology students on
study tour over spring break.
graduation and their
working world. Due
Spring was not
would like to revisit
1998 events. Spring
graduation and the
especially for those
who have completed
Preparations for this
began two weeks
form and other last
werecompleted. Finally, the big day arrived and graduates began to feel various emotions
of happiness, sadness and nervousness. Among the graduates was Ryan Kirkpatrick who
described the ceremony as, "one stage of my life that I will never forget." Even though
the school year ended with a bang for most students, many athletes did not get a taste of
summer break until their season ended. Teams such as Softball, golf and track played
through June in competitions around the states and brought home numerous awards.
Willi honors. Terri
\\ h i t e - K a p p i s
recognized for her
achievement as a Who's
Who Student by Dr. Todd
Reynolds on Honor's
For further discussion
Walter Hill attacks the
panel with a question at
Speakers Series. The sei ies
focused on the theme
"Injustice for All."
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The moment comes as President James
Dennis congratulates Jeff Dunbar for
completing his course of studies. Dunbar
served as Commander of Sigma Nu fraternity.
At the SeniorLuncheon sponsored
bv the graduating class. Dr. Todd
Reynolds is anxious to enjoy his
Faculn members Dr. Richards,
Mrs. Snep, Dr. Castrale and Dr.
Aafedt arrive with smiles to greet
the graduates at Baccalaureate.
Trying to hide her anxiety,
graduate Heather Laquet prepares
for the moment as she proceeds
into the ceremony.
4 Baccalaureate/Senior Luncheon
Professor Bill Haskins pins a scroll on ;i
graduate at the Baccalaureate which took place
at the Melvin Price Convocation Center.
Joyfully awaiting the beginning
of the luncheon, these fellow
soon-to-be graduates reminisce
about their college experiences.
Final moments prepare graduates
Leaders of tomorrow
by Emily Sisk aiul Sarah )'i>iuu
In theirfinal moments of college, graduating seniors participated in
three events that would forever shape their lives. At Baccleurate,
graduating seniors recieved their scrolls and final words of praise
from professors they had worked with. Each senior's achievements
were announced as the class was presented. The graduates' next
stop was the senior luncheon. The Alumni Association welcomed the
graduating seniors and their families. President James Dennis was
presented the senior class gift of over $1 700 that was donated to the
annual fund. Commencement was held May 16 on the front lawn.
Ryan kirkpatrick awards
President James Dennis the class
gift to be used tow ards scholarships
and improvements on campus.
The senior luncheon provided proud parents
and other family members an opportunity to
celebrate their student's success.
Baccalaureate/Senior Luncheon 5
Roberty Bailey Jr.
Cecil Compton III
6 Graduation '98
Dawn De Nap
Peggy Jo Duncan-Wood
Michael Gilkerson II
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Robert Hargrove III
Stephen Holmes II
Wendy La Benne
8 Graduation '98
Brenda Mc Call
Dee Anna Pedtke
Graduation '9 C
10 Graduation '98
William Stogner, Jr.
Keith Van Hoy
John Weyant, Jr.
Eddie Wison, Jr.
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McKendree strengthens community bonds
The legend lives on
by Emily Sisk
It is clear to see that N lcKendree College has changed and grown significantly
since it first was established in 1828. However, one thing that has not
changed but continues to grow is the relationship that the campus shares with
area churches as the annual Pastors Day is held on campus. Local pastors and
other church leaders met to discuss involving young adults in ministry. The
campus' own church relation gives proof to the existence of such a combination.
The visiting pastors were very impressed with the amount of religious
activities that occur and hope to do the same in their home churches. Along
with this successful event, the college had much to celebrate as its 170th
birthday occurred on February 20, 1998. With a theme of "Memories,
Melodies, and Milestones." the college's many achievements were recognized
as a ceremony for the entire McKendree community was held in Circuit
Bart Campolo greets a visiting pastor before
he speaks in Pearsons Hall. Pastors of the
surrounding discuss various religious issues.
in honor of the college's 170th birtheday.
President James Dennis and past student
government president Kelly Franklin begin
the Founder's Day celebration by cutting the
cake. The entire campus community was
invitedto the celebration in Ames dining hall.
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During the ceremony, Melissa Meeker, President James Dennis, Kelly Franklin, Jeart
( romley and Sue Cordon congratulate the McKendree community for their continual support
14 Founder's I Jay/Pastors Day
Earning their community service hours.
Aundrey Deterding and Lisa Aydt help at
the rummage sale. The turn-out was high.
Numbers grow in service fraternity
Building up, busting loose
by Emily Si\k
"Leadership, friendship, and service." the cardinal principles of Alpha Phi
Omega, shine brighter since their record number of 1 9 pledges in Spring of
1998. Among the spring pledge class was Kelly Peiper who joined APO
because, "It has the coolest, most caring people on campus. " Such recognition
has made APO the biggest campus Greek organization. The fraternity
participates in many community service projects in the Lebanon area.
Members earn their required volunteer hours working with the Bohannon
Nursing Home, Adopt A Pet. road clean-ups and the annual blood drive.
Alpha Phi Omega invited other clubs and organizations to participate in their
first annual spring rummage sale. Davina Lilley, chairperson for fundraising,
hopes the rummage sale will continue. President Dave Forbes said, "I can
only see continued success for Alpha Phi Omega.
Dressed up for the occasion. Emily Sisk and
Cara Mancuso celebrate the end of the pledge
period at Houlihan's Restaurant. One of the
pledge's requirements is to make a pledge
paddle for their pledge parent.
Spending time with the little ones. Michele Jackson, a member of APO volunteers her time
reading to area children at the Lebanon Library. The Public Library is one of the many service
projects that APO members volunteer.
Alpha Phi Omega 15
Chad Kaffer, as a jester in the
Madrigal Feast, uses his witty
charm and sense of humor to the
fullest as he reads from a scroll.
In the spotlight. Fancee Long
dazzles the audience with her great
talent of sin^ine.
Perfomer-. Chad Kaffer, Dr.
Peters. Jason Sterns, and Nicole
Middendorf are caught in the
moment as they do a dance or two.
Dre^ed up in their best attire, the
Cantori Court perform yet another
successful fine arts program.
16 Madrigals and Choir Tour
While taking in the sights and sounds of Beale
Street in Memphis, these choir members make
a stop at the Hard Rock Cafe.
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Fine arts performances shine
Singing through spring
by Tannin Kupferer ami Emily Si\k
"The King found a suitable suitor for his wallflower daughter. The shy
prince found the courage to express his true feelings. The Jester never
really did get the picture..." quoted the McKendree Review. Directed by
Dr. Jennifer Peters, students and faculty members participated, leaving the
audience enchanted in a medieval atmoshphere. During spring break, the
College Concert Choir toured Kentucky and Tennessee. Directed by Dr.
Nancy Ypma, the choir performed at United Methodist churches, St.
Jude's Hopital, and the Ronald McDonald House. In between concerts, the
choir experienced the Memphis spirit in attractions such as the Martin
Luther King Memorial, Graceland and the night life on Beale Street.
These choir members make the most of their
traveling time by playing a game of cards
with chaperone and alumnus Bob Campbell.
After the tour, choir members
Troy Hancock and Cara Crowe
eat at Lambert's Restaurant.
Seeing Ducks... Elizabeth Usher, Heather
Jones, Jaimie Cooper, and Heather Johnson
visit the Peabody Hotel in Memphis.
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To obtain another out, Brooke
Portz hopes to catch the ball in
time to tag her opponent.
Being quick on her toes. #12
launches the ball to first base to
earn the necessary third out.
With a « atchful eye. Brooke Portz
attempts to beat her opponent to
Taking advantage of her good
swing Dana Gilbert heades to first
18 Track and Softbal
"On your marks..." Ready to go. Major Perry
is quick to begin his race and pass the baton on
to the next runner.
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Sports season on the ball
Racing through spring
l>\ Tommy Kupferer
As the majority of students were ready to go home lor the summer,
members of the sports teams were ready to fight for national titles. The
Softball team alone won first in conference. They then advaneed to
beeome 6th in the region. Their season ended with the ladies being 12th
in the national competition. The men's baseball team also played
successfully. They earned the title of Co- American Mid-West Conference
Champions. The track team sent 17 members to the national competition
with six track members making the All-American track team.
With the support of their friends, foreign
exchange students Jackson Makene, Naomi
Ansah, Patrick Rono. Sarah Korir, Philip
Keny, and Christopher Kehenei compete
their best on the track and cross country teams.
Pumped up and using all her strength, runner
La Tova Hudson nears the finish line.
Practice makes perfect for runners Philip Keny,
Justin Ketleman, Brandon Murphy and
(iarrett Morris as they finish a meet at Indiana
Track and Softbal
Part of the plan
by Sarah Yount ami Emily Sisk
New changes greeted McKendree students at the beginning
of fall classes as McKendree took on a new look with
many new building projects to greet the new millennium.
It was all a part of the plan. McKendree West opened its doors to
50 more on-campus residents complete with clubhouse including
laundry facilities, spacious conference rooms and various fitness
amenitites. Also making more room, the Alumni Association
moved to new quarters w ith Student Affairs taking its previous
location. In addition, piles of dirt behind MPCC were converted
into an intramural field much needed for sporting events while the
old field was cemented over to provide more parking availability.
Topping off all the building projects is the current construction of
the Marion K. Piper Academic Center that will greet the new
millennium— another project that is all a part of the plan. The
Piper family ties to McKendree go back to Louis Latzer, the
grandfather of Marion Piper. Latzer was a student at McKendree.
The 28.209 square foot academic center will house 1 3 classrooms,
2 seminar rooms, faculty offices and admission offices. The walls
of the center will display various art work from McKendree
students. New faces who greeted students included anew chaplain
as well as English, nursing, finance, accounting, sociology and
political science professors. The McKendree community
welcomed the new building changes along with the new faces and
counted them all a part of the plan.
In preparation for the ground breaking ceremony a
computer generated photo of the Marion K. Piper
Academic Center was released to the public.
In search of more office space, this house on
Alton street was purchased for the future
home of the Alumni Association.
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A computer generated
rear view of the Marion
K. Piper Academic Center
gives McKendree its first
Celebrating the end of the
g r 6 Li n il b i" caking
ceremony. Vernon W.
Piper is applauded for his
What's the plan?
To set the record straight, here are the
changes and improvements that have
developed around campus:
♦ A new academic building in front of
and to the side of the current Bearcat
♦ Renovation of the Lair
♦ New apartment buildings and
clubhouse at McKendree West
♦ New parking lot in front of mods
♦ Relocation of Student Affairs to the
current Alumni house
♦ Relocation of Alumni House to newly
purchased house on Alton street
♦ Relocation of intra-mural field to
Right in step with other
construction sites the
ground is broke tor the
new Intramural field.
Fall Opening Page 21
Spirit runs wild as these
superfans cheer on the
football team during the
Enjoying their new location,
Erica Smith, Melissa
Cantrell, Allison Luebbers,
Kerri Lemmons, Christina
Powell and Becky Poole
relax on the couch after
cleaning their suite.
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What we're all about
h\ Tommy Kupferer
ew students got a taste of what McKendree is all about during the first week of
their arrival. Students were encouraged to participate in activities such as Six
Flags, dorm floor Olympics, a Hawaiin-themed dance. Convocation dinner, and an
Henry stated "I
at Six Flags because
friends better. "The
" I enjoyed the
they served at the
Students' anxiety of
A good time was
music was played
their flexibility at
well on their way to
Ready to help the community, students from the
Center for Public Service eagerly sign up freshmen
enjoyed hanging out
I got to know my
day before classes
James Dennis, held
mexican food that
dinner, it was fun",
the first day of classes
w h e n C A B
barbeque in the quad,
enjoyed by all as
and students tested
New students were
achieving a well-
rounded education, an important part of the McKendree plan. The fun and new experiences
did not end there as CAB sponsored many activities during the year. These events included
several comedians and musicians along with other numerous events. Homecoming week
included theme dress-up days, a bonfire, the annual parade and football game and the dance
held at the Regal Riverfront Hotel in St. Louis. The night ended with the crowning of
Melissa Stortzum and Tony Lara as Queen and King.
A group of students take
atripatrip to McDonald's
during NSO week after
participating in one of
the many activities that
To start their da\ . se\ eral
students enjoy breakfast
in Ames while discussing
the upcoming fall
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In an effort to help those in need
April Foehrkolb and Jody Berry
lav concrete at the Leslie Bates
Davis Neighborhood House.
In an attempt to see campus from a
bird's eye view, this student tries
out the inflatable gym brought to
students by Campus Activities.
"Although very eventful
and at times tiring,
helping with NSO was a
very good learning
Julie Rakers on her
participation in New
Student Orientation. Led
by Ryan Furniss and
Andrea Linder, NSO
members began moving
the new students into their
residential areas. During
that time, they were
encouraged to meet with
their advisors and learn
about their upcoming
year at McKendree.
Concluding the weekend,
Adam Peck and Brent
Reeves led the students
in several games aimed
at promoting diversity.
By Emily Sisk
and Sarah Younl
Ready to go, NSO coordinators
Ryan Furniss and Andrea Linder
make opening remarks at the
n preparation for the organizational
fair. MelanieSmith from the
religious groups on campus greets
members of the Lebanon United
Unaware of what she would be
doing, Felicia Bryant helps out
with a smile. Felicia volunteered
to help with yard work in the
Girls from Barnett Hall enjoy good In a rush to finish first, Anna
food, friends and laughter at the Pieper, RA on Barnett 2nd. chugs
President's picnic after a busy day. Pepsi during the floor games.
Watch out Hollywood, here they
come' ' Leslie Fletcher. Kelly Jo
Nettleton. Beth Cherry and Jessica
Huff enjoy their trip to Planet
Taking a breather from all the XSO
acth ities. Shelby Bailey grabs a
bite to eat before the next event.
Working on their "Into the Streets"
project. Deanna Stewart, Sarah
Yountand Crystal Schallenberg
appreciate each other's help.
With a look of determination, the
women from Baker 2nd carefully
plot their strategy for the balloon
toss during the floor games.
Spinning some sense into himself,
Tommy Kupferer looks at the
campus from a different perspecl ive.
Leading the convocation
procession, Allison Hunter and
Gabe Wise carry the Henderson
NSO members spent the
first days urging new
students to toss eggs,
throw balloons and chug
soda. These events were
geared towards helping
new students get to know
each other and become
involved in campus life.
Students were also
encouraged to participate
in workshops to prepare
for entrance into college
life. The festivities ended
with a Hawaiian Tiki
dance complete with fire
dancer, a trip to Six Flags,
ice skating and "Into the
Streets." After a such an
eventful week, students
were ready for classes to
By Dana Vetterhoffer
With the clock racing, residents of
the mods attempt to win the hula
hoop chain race.
Spirit made easy
In tlie final moments before the
parade. SGA member Allsion
Hunter hangs signs prepping the
Bearcats to "Sink the Saints."
With a few minutes before parade
step-off. APO members Sarah
Mueller and Kelly Pieper finalize
their roll-back to the fifties.
Homecoming week began
with students participating
in various dress-up days. "I
enjoyed spirit day the most.
I like that students here take
the initiative to get involved
in activities," said
sophomore Jessica Huff.
People of all ages enjoyed
"A Night at the Movies" as
the parade strolled by.
Spectators had their chance
tosee volleyball, soccer or
football in action. Fans
ranted and raved as the
Bearcats were on their way
to victories. Sophomore
Geramy Hamilton said,
"Having such a huge crowd
made beating St. Xavier
even better." The week
ended as students enjoyed
"Bright Lights in the Big
By Wrandy Kirkpatrick
and Mnlh- Buck
Capturing the attention of
spectators, the hourly staff display
their McKendree pride while
trucking along the parade route.
ST A IT
Aglow with smile and glee, the
cheerleaders shine in the
Right m step with Alpha Psi
Omega. Jennifer Layne passes
out candy to parade onlookers.
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As members of the court, senior Capturing first place for the second
candidates Brent Smith and Anna year in a row. Baker 2nd asks
Peiper participate in one the many Fredd} Kruger to whip the
Homecoming festivities. Cougars
Fighting the St. Xavier Trojans.
the Bearcats are pumped and reads r- h
to play hard as the game begins at
the starting line.
To get that touchdown, sophomore
Brandon Murphy is on the hall as
he heads toward the endzone.
In anticipation of coronation, the Struggling to keep his ground
court makes its appearance at the senior Louis Harden attempts t(
Homecoming football game. free himself from the opponent.
In celebration of his X2nd birthday
and lung time support, alumnus
Wayne Wise is honored at the game.
The season started off
slowly for the Bearcats with
a 2-2 record. Despite the
slow start, the Bearcats
gained yet another win
during the Homecoming
game. The Bearcats were
in the midst of an all-home-
game winning streak. After
a close game, the Bearcats
came off on top with a 40-
36 win over the St. Xavier
Trojans. The Bearcats were
led by #23 senior Louis
Harden, who had 152 yards
rushing, and #86 junior
Jason Stearns, who
returned two fumbles for
touchdowns. The intense
winning game kept fans at
close attention. This win
turned a shaky beginning
into a glorious ending.
Bx Sarah Vaunt
Keeping on his toes, freshman
Jason Jackson tries to escape his
Dressed to kill
Through the intense volume of music,
Melanie Smith and Adam Jenkins
attempt to have a quiet moment alone
at the Hoemcoming dance.
In their new crowns. Queen
Melissa Stortzum and Ring Tony
Lara join hands in the couple dance.
Students showed their spirit
week and were then ready
to put on their dancing
shoes. With a shining
dance capped off the week's
Homecoming dance was
held at the Regal Riverfront
Hotel in downtown St.
Louis. Students partook in
a buffet of finger foods and
danced the night away to
music ranging from classic
slow songs to swing jives.
The theme was "Bright
Lights, Big City" as
students sparkled in their
best attire. Coronation
ended the evening,
crowning Melissa Stortzum
and Tony Lara as King and
ByEmily Sisk and
Portraying their own styles of
fancy, cheerleaders Tina
Porzukowiac, Leah Rosen and
Olivia Valdez dance the night
The candidates go over last minute
directions before the coronation
ceremony and wish each other
Before going out to the dance floor
for the coronation ceremony,
freshman candidate Jacqueline
Shubert checks to see if she has
everything. The court also included
candidates from the si >phomi >re and
Amanda Fox and her escort and Passing on the crown. 1997 King
Jonnna Hood and her escort enjoy Andre Taylor congratulates Tony
each other's company while taking Lara on being selected as the 1 998
a breather from dancing, . Homecoming King.
-After a long day of hard work,
members of CAB and IB visit
with Regency and are thankful for
a moment of rest.
Awarded with her prize, this little
girl thanks CAB member Matt
Lickenbrock for letting her play
Fueling up for the football game.
CateriDagan and her family take
advantage of a tasty meal.
Melissa Stort/.um and her
family enjoy the entertainment
in the rays of a sunny afternoon.
Celebrating the end of a wonderful
night, Allison Hunter and Cy Lystia
share the last dance.
Mckendree parents take time to
enjoy the picnic lunch amidst the
hustle and hustle of the day's
bustled with activity at the
annual Fall Family Festival.
Live music heard blocks
away entertained the
parents, grandparents and
friends of students who
visited campus. "The
weather helped make it a
perfect day," said Milton
Ames, member of the
Regency group that
provided the music for the
day. Bill Hart, father of
freshman Margaret Hart,
thought it was really neat to
be given an opportunity to
visit campus. Tom
Moifsky, visiting with his
freshman son Nick, stated
that not only was the food
great but the event was also
very well organized.
flv Sarah Yount
With the help of the clown, this
little girl gets a touch of
McKendree spirit as her face is
What a trip
Enjoying the music. Carl Berry.
his wife Jodi and their daughter
Olivia try out their dancing shoes
at the Haw aiianTiki dance.
In an attempt to amuse the
audience, comedian Jeffery Ross
some of his favorite stories.
How does an all-expense
paid cruise sound? Well,
faculty and staff all had
the opportuntiy to win
such a glorious prize as
they participated in the
Passport to Adventure
program sponsored by
CAB. Participants were
given "passports" and
awarded points which
were equivalent to stamps
in their passports for each
social, educational or
service project they
attended. The program ran
through the end of March
and the person with the
most points received the
all-expense paid cruise for
lix Emily Sisk
Amused with the crowd's
enthuisiam. educational and
says increasing one's reading speed
is "just that easy".
Determined to get the right answer,
Dr. Frederking, Dr. Folk and
Dr. Sparhawk comtemplate the
question being asked during the
Caught in the spirit of
Homecoming. President .James
Dennis greets Lebanon residents
during the annual parade
sponsored by CAB.
To learn more about the army. Pumped up with spirits high.
Shaneice Penny and.Jessica Huff students cheer tor their favorite
explore the army hummer. professorduring faculty Jeopards
"Bright lights, big city"
Fionaa Bady Jeremy Becker & Anna Theodore Blacken Leah Bowers Clyde Brown & Athena
luck Davis & his Kelly Duckworth & Dana Eggemeyer &
escort her escort her escort
Amanda Fox & David Forbes & Nicole Sarah Frost & her Lori Gray & Tony Lara
her escort Hargett escort
iv Hamilton &
Zachary Haupt &
Gina Heinen & her Kelly Hettenhausen &
escort her escort
Mindy Hoffman &
Jerin Holder & his LaToya Hudson & her Amy Johnson & her
escort escort escort
Heather Jones & her
Liz Kamp & her Tom Kupferer & Chad Kutscher & Brook Lashley & her Josh Lee & his escort
escort his escort Jennifer Brown escort
Christine Leeper & Keri Lemmons &
her escort her escort
Matt Lickenbrock & Melissa Lilley & her
Dana Barnard escort
Jennifer Louthan &
Abesi Manyando & Bradley Marshall & Stephanie Mattlinglv Steve Mays & his KaShena McDonald
Louis Harden his escort & her escort escort
Homecoming Dance 39
"Bright lights, big city"
wan & her Christopher Mitchell & Jennifer Mulholland & Niki Nailer & Kyle Emily Nelson & her
his escort her escort Steel escort
rea Pyatt & her Crystal Schallenberg & James Seay & his Lauren Seka & her Ita Shook & her escort
Duan Slack & his Meianie Smith & Emily Spitler & her Ira Steward & her
Adam Jenkins escort escort
Andre Taylor & his Tiffany Taylor Hsing-Hai Wang & Sam Webber & Karen Eric Wendte & Nicole
escort her escort Mudd Salvato
Gabe Wise & Tara
Jeni Wise & her
David Wood & his Denise Wottowa & Fionaa Bady & Tiffany
escort her escort Potts
Dana Barnard & Geramy Hamilton, Duan Sarah Yount,
Jennifer Mulholland Slack, Brandon Moore, BobbieJo Cahoon,
Clyde Brown, Mario Hunt and friends
Julie Kerner & Tony Lara _ j ed Wilson.
Christine Leeper & & friends
Abesi Manyando, N'Keil Hardaway & The Pieper family and
LaToya Hudson. Tiffany friend friends
Taylor, and friend
Homecoming Dance 41
Taking a break from Whileenjoyingtheirlunch
volunteering at the hoiffDr. Greenfield, Dr.
Adopt- a-Pet shelter. Haskins and Dr. Gordon
Dr.Stacev-Doyle attend the Speech and
cuddles a new lurry friend. Debate Brown Bag.
42 Academic Division Pag<
Becoming the Best
In Emily Sisk
for two consecutive
has received a wide
recognition across the
success is primarily
departments and over
faculty and staff, it's
McKendree has been
best. The hiring of
program continues to
Taking advantage of a sunny day, these students
finish some school work outside.
College has been
as one of top one
best college buys
years. The college
due to its excellent
no wonder why
ranked among the
new professors in
m akin g
the launch of a new
grow strong. The
college has seen tremendous response as the student population has grown to 1200
representing well beyond the bi-state region and the nation. In the 1998 freshmen class
there were 13 valedictorians adding to the college's pretigious glamour. The college is
no longer the "best kept secret" as scholar students around the world choose to attend. The
campus community begins to fathom how much more is in store for the campus as the new
millennium draws near. Looking at the history of the college, one can clearly see that the
campus has changed and continues to grow tremendously. The campus now holds 20
buildings containing new technology with a historic taste. However, what one knows for
sure, is that the college will stand close to its goal of providing students a well-rounded
liberal arts quality education which in turn is all a part of the plan.
Surrounded by cheering Listening attentively,
fans and stomping feet, these future tutors learn
Dr. Folk and his son more about the We (are
attend the Homecoming Tutoring program on
football game. campus
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It all adds up
Department achieves record number of students and faculty
Acquainting themselves with their new
» orking environment. Anna Lamp and Chris
Mitchell leam the tricks of the trade at their
new work-study jobs.
The business division was perhaps the
division with the greatest amount of
faculty turn over. The business
department has attracted new faces such
as Dr. Thomas Mann, Mr. Gregg
Woodruff and Mrs. Francisca
Eyetsemitan. Speaking on how he heard
about McKendree, Dr. Woodruff stated,
"I have known about McKendree's fine
reputation as a liberal arts college for
years. I learned about its reputation
during one of my pastor's addresses
recommending McKendree to the
young men and women of our church."
Woodruff was pleased to have joined
the campus and said, "I feel that this is
an opportunity to work with dedicated
young men and women who have
proven records of academic excellence
in higher education. Dr. Frank Spreng,
chair of the business division, was quite
pleased in the growth of the number of
faculty and the number of students
enrolled in business courses. When
asked what their favorite business class
was, many students preferred Dr. Hart's
international business class. This was
mainly because of the annual
international business dinner.
Taking advantage ol some tree cookies, these
students enjoy each other's company during the
annual cookie dav
Silting through piles of homework,
those students take advantage of aquiet
learning environment in Holman
"I am majoring in
because I enjoy
people and feel
that it is a
Jennifer Caldwell, SO.
With a smile. Dr. Mann attends the annual
faculty and staff picnic.
pon the opening of the clubhouse at
IcKendree West, resident Christina
'oellman tries out the laundry facilities.
Acquainting themselves with visting area
counselors, education professors Dr. Shirley
Aafedt and Dr. David Salver enjoy each
"I was somewhat
but once I got in
the classroom and
I learned in the
Fred Sexton, Sr.
Taking time out for fellowship and food, Ms.
Martha Kggers attends the faculty and staff
picnic held at the start of the school year.
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In order to satisfy his sweet tooth, this student
scopes out the snacks in the vending machine
at the McKendree West cluhhouse.
Making the grade
Aspiring teachers are prepared for the teaching field
The education division can be
iescribed as interactive as students
participate in a variety of hands-on
ictivities and are prepared for their
:ntrance into the teaching field. Dr.
\afedt described the process as getting
/our feet wet. "All it takes is making a
ump into some unfamilar and
ometimes viewed as scary and nerve-
acking territory," said Dr. Aafedt to
ler students enrolled in the direct
•bservation class, which is the first
lass that education students must take,
'he main objective of the direct
'bservation class was to get students
by Relief Krack and Emily Sisk
entered into the Education program.
The class also served as students' first
field observation as they were assigned
to observe at area grade schools and
high schools. Education student Carey
Stadelman was overall pleased with
her experience in direct observation
and stated, "At first I was sort of
nervous about being in a classroom
but quickly thereafter I felt more
comfortable and was even able to lead
a few lessons." Positive experiences
such as this continue to attract students
as the education department expands
and produces profound future teachers.
With their sights set on the perfect cookie. Ms.
Eggers and Dr. Ypma attend the annual
In anticipation of its opening, these
spectators attend the ribbon cutting
ceremony for the new clubhouse at
A touch of the orient
Campus greets visting professor from Kyoto, Japan
While on a break. Dr. Ypma visits with one of
her choir students. The choir this year had an
enrollment of 61 singers.
During fall semester, McKendree
received a Fulbright scholar from
Kyoto as a visting faculty member.
Professor Motoyuki Takamatsu,
chair of the department of political
science at Toyo Eiwa Women's
University in Yokohama and a
scholar of Japan/U.S. relations after
World War II, taught a course in
international relations. Professor
Takamatsu also lectured on global
understanding at a southern Illinois
college consortium. McKendree
was one of seven institutions to host
a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence
from East Asia. Professor
Takamatsu's expertise included
post-war American diplomacy,
contemporary Asian international
relations and contemporary
international relations. He has also
submitted articles for numerous
books. "We are very excited about
this opportunity to welcome him
and his wife to our campus," said
Dr. Gerald Duff. "This is a great
opportunity for our students to study
international relations from a cross-
cultural perspective with a
The ceremony is complete as everyone
involved cuts the ribbon and opens the
clunhouse at McKendree West.
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Patiently waiting for class to begin, these
students vistit and take advantage of some free
Upon arriving at the brown bag. Dr. Jennifer
Peters is greeted by a friend of Dr. Ympa's
who was visiting from Ireland.
works as a village
and not just as an
take pride in the
Mr. Dave Ottinger
iding to the religion program on campus.
haplain Tim Harrison revives religious
oups F.C.A. and M.O.S.A.I.C. Peace.
Humanities 4 l )
Clark Hall is home to many offices and
classrooms, one of which is nursing.
Faculty here are
Dr. Janice Wiegmann
In celebration of receiving an award. Dr.
Mucnch is recognized at the Honor's Day
ceremony held in Spring 1998.
With hopes of getting some studying done,
this student enjoys a quiet moment in the
Talent to note
Department holds honors.
bx Sarah Yoiwi and Emily Sisk
)espite having the least amount of
acuity, the Nursing department has a
listory of excellence that in turn made
he division so successful. Richelle
tennegarbe, nursing instructor, was
nducted into the Alpa Alpha Chapter
if the Eta Sigma Gamma, the national
lealth education society. Along with
eaching on campus, Rennegarbe was
moiled in a health education doctoral
irogram. The department has also seen
uccess in its Honor Society. The group
lad 194 active members last year,
nduction into the honor society was
iased on academic standing and the
number of credit hours completed.
Nursing majors were prepared as
generalists in nursing pratice. The
curriculum enhanced registered nurses'
previous education and enabled them
to be flexible practioners in a dynamic
health care environment. Nursing
majors developed the skills in clinical
problem-solving and critical thinking
to plan and implement nursing care of
individuals, families and community
groups. The nursing division offered
course in pathophysiology, nursing ta^is spare time, sophomore Kevin Brucker
therapeutics, family health nursing and
community health nursing.
donates blood at the annual blood drive
sponsored by APO.
Expanding their horizons
New class strengthens student relationships
To do research for an upcoming speech,
freshman Raymond Howard seeks help from
his professor Dr. Betsy Gordon.
Victory is caputured as numerous faculty and
•>taf f attend the ground breaking ceremi my for
the new acdemic building.
by Kathy Rake
The Integrated Studies Program gave
first year students an opportunity to
take courses in clusters that focused on
a central theme. The faculty teaching
in the program worked together to
create a collaborative learning
environment. Students met on a regular
basis with all of the cluster faculty in
seminar sessions that emphasized
student involvement through active
learning techniques. Class size was
limited to enable students to learn
cooperatively and develop close
working relationships and friendships
with other students and faculty. Dr.
David Ahola, one of four faculty members
involved, stated, "Students have bonded
in a way we never seen before." The
topic of discussion was race, class, gender:
power and privilege in the United States.
The program encouraged outside learning
activities such as field trips, group dinners,
films and service. Community service
connected knowing with doing. Students
applied what they learned in the
classroom to the community and vice
versa. Students were so impressed with i
the new program that more than half
decided to enroll in the class.
Language. Literature, and Communication
Psyched for redistration, freshman Cateri
Dugan meets with her advisor. Dr. John
Greenfield regarding her scheduled courses.
During a moment of confusion, Dr. Greenfield
receives some help from Dr. Brailow as the>
explore the computer system on campus.
assignment was in
English and we
were told to write
about our dreams.
and it was
Meg Osterhoff, JR.
Concentrating on the computer. Dr. Ron
Hack attempts to finish some lesson plans.
Language, Literature, and Communication 53
Rarely found deserted, the science labs sen e
in a variety of ways to help students as they
leam and perform experiments.
"My most unusual
would be when
my ecology class
has to put
on crickets to help
figure out its
Anna Pieper, SR.
While on a break, golf coach and computer
science professor Mr. Fred Underwood pays
a visit to student affairs.
Always willing to lend a helping hand. Dr.
Ted Anderson clarifies a lesson with one of
c 4 Science and Math
Mind over matter
The science and math division which
ncluded computer science has seen
nany changes over the past year. One
>f the changes included the revamping
)fVoigt Science Hall. New aquariums
hat were built in the first floor hallway
loused iguanas and tropical fish and
vere maintained by students in the
)iology department. Among them was
Senior Anna Pieper who was majoring
n biology. "It's a big job to take care of
the animals, but it is a good
:xperience and teaches me
•esponsibility and discipline, "stated
3 ieper. Another improvement to Voigt
New facilities enhance department
by Sarah Younl diul Emily Slsk
Science Hall took place over the past
summer as Pieper helped Dr. Anderson
clean-up the campus greenhouse. It
was a much needed process. Dr.
Anderson stated, "The greenhouse
became overlooked and I decided it
was time to put it to its full use." The
crew pulled weeds and planted new
flowers making its outside appearance
more appealing. Facilities such as the
green house enabled students to learn
in a variety of ways. The computer
science department improved as more
computer terminals were added with
hopes of increasing student access.
With a watchful eye. computer lab worker
Andy Montegomery oversees the
technological difficulties at his work study
New facilities and attributes face students
as Voict Scinece Hall receives a face lift.
Science and Math
The real thing
i 'nique courses are offered in social sciences
To ansu er an\ questions, this student enjoys a
quiet moment with her professor Dr. Thomas
Caught in the spirit of community service Dr.
LynHuxford, sociology professoranddirector
of communis service program on campus,
talks to students at the \olunteer lair.
by Dr. Tami Eggleston
Learning to cope with real life
situations was a goal of most social
science classes. Students performed
a variety of labs to get them thinking
about psychology in everday life.
Some of the lab topics included stress,
learning, memory and advertising.
In the abnormal psychology class
issues such as adult development,
bio-psychology, human aging and
the exceptional child were discussed
and aimed towards getting students
outside the classroom. Students
participated in activites at a variety of
group homes or nursing homes.
Students learned how to work with thi
elderly as they hosted holiday parties a
the Lebanon Terrace. Students als<
sang, gardened, played bingo and visitec
with the residents of Bohannon Cart
Facility. Some favorite psychology
courses included child and adolescen
psycholgy, stress manangement, dead
and dying and human sexuality. Man)
students commented about lying on the
floor in stress management and listening
to relaxation tapes. A new course callec
Senior Survey was designed to helf
students learn about graduate schooi
and careers in psychology.
In need of a break. Dr. Tami Egleston attends
a lunch time brown bag in Upper Deneen.
In an intense discussion. Dr. Frank
Eyetsemitan relays his knowledge in
assignment I had
we had to imitate
was a very unique
Sarah Frost, SO.
To start the school year off right. Dr. David
Ahola attends the faculty and staff picnic.
Social Sciences 57
Helping to relieve student stress. Ken
Baremore sen es pancakes during the all-vou-
ean-eat dinner held during finals week.
"I have the best
job on campus. I
interact daily with
students and tap
Generation X is
proving itself, just
as McKendree has
proven itself to be
a college on the
Dr. Todd Reynolds
VP Student Affairs
Known us the center for information. Jeni
Wise is rarely seen without a phone as she
continually assists students in various areas
During a home football game. Terri Andrews
from the development office lends a hand at
the popcorn stand.
58 Administration and Staff
Behind the Scenes
Staff create a supportive environment
One area that is often overlooked and less
recognized is the adminstration and staff of
the college. However, this group of people
holds the campus together and handles issues
varying from financial affairs and admissions
to maintenance and security. One area that
has experienced much growth and change is
student affairs. Despite beginning his work
during the middle of the last year Ken Baremore
has begun his first year of being the Director
of Residence Life. The residence life program
on campus has grown and been revamped
with the additionn of new staff, two new
apartment buildings and a clubhouse at
McKendree West. All on campus housing
was filled to its capacity as more and more
students are becoming residents. The campus
activities board has also experienced a boost
w i tli the arrival of new director Adam Peck. The
program was without a director for about a year
and started experiencing a decline in student
participation. With a new director and the
formation of two committees, campus activities
have presented a variety of events and have
increased overall student interest. Another new
member welcomed to the McKendree
community was Reverend Tim Harrison who
served as the college chaplain. Rev. Harrison
began the weekly worship service with hopes
of increasing student involvment in religious
groups. Many students, when faced with a
problem, turned to one of the many staff
members, who were more than w illing to help
as they served as an important role in the
Behind the scenes, all financial concerns of the
college are taken care of by comptroller Stan
Administration and Stat
Dr. Shirley Aafedl Education
Dr. David Ahola Social sciences
Terri Andrews Development
Shazad Balg Food service
Dr. Ronald Black Language.
.terature and communication
Dr. David Brallow Assoc. Dean,
La"gjage. literature and communi-
Dr. Murella Bose Social sciences
Bob Campbell Alumni relations
Dr. Remo Castrale Education
Pam Chambers Admissions
Dr. Glen Chaplus Business
Tamle Comley Career services
Becky Compton Nursing
Mary Frances-Daylor Nurse
Dr. James Dennis President
Franclsa Eyetsemltan Business
Marie Ferrell Physical plant
Jeff Fisher Football coach
Dr. Patrick Folk Humanities
Timothy Funk Football coach
Dr. Darlaine Gardetto Social
Dr. Betsy Gordon Language.
literature, and communication
Linda Gordon Faculty secretary
Dr. John Greenfield Language.
terature and communication
Dr. Irwin Harfond Humanities
Reverend Timothy Harrison
Dr. William Hasklns Language,
literature and communication
Dr. Gretel Hickman Language,
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Annette Hug A jmni relations
Dr. Lyn Huxford Social sciences
Janet Isom Dean secretary
Beth Juehne Financial aid
Or. Jean Kirts Education
Kim Lobring Public relations
Dr. Thomas Mann Business
Kevin McFarland Alumni relations
David Meyer Language, literature
Jennifer Mills Science and math
Stanley Osterhage Financial
Dr. Jennifer Peters Humanities
Jim Perrlne Maintenance
Trent Poelker Football coach/
Brent Reeves Multicultural affairs
Dr. Timothy Richards Education
Mike Sandy Security
Dr. David Salyer Education
Dr. Susan Scribner Public relations
Donna Self Library
Naomi Severs Faculty secretary
Marjorie Snep Learning center
Dr. Thomas Sparhawk Social sciences
Dr. Frank Spreng Business
Dr. Chris Stanley Humanities
Anthony Vitaie Humanities, archives
Jane Weingartner Development
Dr. Janice Welgmann Nursing
Jeni Wise Student affairs
Dr. Gregg Woodruff Business
Dr. Nancy Ympa Humanities
Celebrating the end of a
semester, the scuba class
takes a diving trip to
Florida. Getting ready for
their first open water dive
at Ginnie Springs are:
Murella Bosse, Hiromi
Fujii, Amy Sandy, Julie
Hilgert, Jeff Peterson,
Jessica Durre and Jarrod
Upon arriving on campus,
students from Argentina
pay a visit to Jeni Wise in
Student Affairs who helps
them get situated on
B2 Student Division
A closer look
by Sarah Frost and Emily Si\k
Every year the men and women of McKendree have gathered together and worked towards their same goal.
The campus held a vast amount of students this year representing various classes, races, ages, religions and
beliefs. Despite no longer having an international program on campus, about 35 international students
attended this year and
college's ties to other
were all the same in the
strived to expand their
experience in the
the social environment
other. Students made
close relationships with
participated in a variety
The increase in number
the residence life as all
filled to its potential.
Sullivan made the switch
completing her first year
really glad I decided to
year. It is much more
enabled me to get more
stated Sullivan on her
residence life. The
jumped to an all time
At the end of the day. Adam Peck, Melanie Smith
and Adam Jenkins enjoy a chuckle or two.
countries. The students
sense that each of them
horizons by gaining
classroom in addition to
they provided for each
friends and developed
others as they
of activities ranging
speaker series to dances,
of students also affected
housing was quickly
to residence life after
as a commuter. " I am
move on campus this
convenient and has
involved on campus."
decision of joining the
student population has
high of 1300 students.
This includes commuters and part-time students who make up a majority of the enrollment. Along with
having jobs and other committments, commuters continued to make their presence know n on campus as they
took the initiative to form a new club. Freshman commuter Ryan Murphy stated. "Having a job off campus
makes it hard to get as involved as I would like but I try to participate in as many activities as I can. Doing
so enables me to have some fun and feel more like a typical college student." Whether commuter or resident,
freshmen or senior, the students on campus are like a community and have molded the college into providing
all a well-rounded education in the fine higher institution it serves as today.
Looking for the perfect
cookie. Melanie Genin
seeks some advice from
Dr. Huxford at the
annual cookie day.
With an effort to relieve
some stress, these students
plaj a game of twister at
the stress fesl sponsored
Student Division Page 63
Collin Adams SO
Frank Adams SR
Lyle Allen JR
Carrie Anderson FR
Joel Anderson FR
Sonia Arnold FR
Jason Ashford SO
Bennie Avant FR
Fiona Bady FR
Lauren Bailie FR
Crystal Baker FR
Sylvster Banks FR
Dana Barnard JR
Dennis Barnett SO
Jeremy Becker JR
Lisa Bennelt FR
Lawrence Berra JR
Paula Birke JR
Nick Bisgrove FR
Leah Bowers FR
Tyler Bracken FR
Lacey Branham FR
Molly Buck SO
Rhonda Buettner FR
Nathan Burbank FR
John Burr FR
Rachele Campese FR
Melissa Cantrell FR
Cristin Capps FR
Jennife r Carlton FR
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Sarah Caruthers FR
Brian Caughlan SR
Lisa Champ SR
Elizabeth Cherry SO
John Clark FR
Joseph Clark SO
Terence Clark FR
Jason Clay FR
Bradley Crowell SR
Michele Dalhaus SO
Melissa Danheiser FR
Carrie Davis SR
Chuck Davis FR
Stephen DeBleyzer FR
Christy DeLuca JR
Brian Denny FR
Bryan Deutschmann FR
Amanda Dixon SO
Angela Dombal FR
Cateri Dugan FR
Diego Duhour FR
Darzy Duzan FR
Raul Fagalde FR
Quentin Faulkner SO
Sara Fietsam FR
Chris Fisher SO
Christina Flannery FR
Milissa Flannigan Fr
Leslie Fletcher SO
Anna Foehrkolb FR
David Forbes SR
Jennifer Ford FR
Stefanie Foster FR
Kristin Freeman JR
Sarah Frost SO
Amanda Fuchs FR
Juan Manuel Funes Bige' FR
Jamie Garman SR
Melanie Genin JR
Sarah Giedeman JR
Tara Grandcolas FR
Mary Gray FR
Jodi Hamm FR
Lindsay Harris SO
Ricardo Harris FR
Amanda Hayes FR
Natalie Heck SR
Amanda Heffren SR
Kelly Hettenhausen SR
Dianna Hicks JR
Knstie Hille SO
Johnna Hood FR
Cory Hoots FR
LaToya Hudson JR
Jessica Huff SO
Knstine Hustedde FR
Mario Hunt SO
Jennifer Jacknewitz FR
Jason Jackson FR
Michele Jackson SR
Amans James FR
Misty Jameson SO
Adam Jenkins SR
Althea Johnson FR
Amy Johnson SO
Kasi Johnson FR
Malina Johnson FR
Heather Jones SO
Dusty Kallal SO
Kayvon Karimi FR
Christopher Kebenei JR
Casey Keller FR
Dawn Kelley SO
Philip Keny JR
Julie Kerner SO
Barbie Kerr FR
Wrandy Kirkpatrick SO
Ben Kissell FR
Aura Knights JR
Sarah Korir JR
Renee Krack JR
Tommy Kupferer FR
Anna Lamp SR
Amanda Larson SO
Sean Lashley FR
Heidi Lay FR
Christine Leeper FR
Keri Lemmons SO
Zach Lewis FR
Fancee Long SO
Jennifer Louthan JR
Brian Lovellette JR
Allison Luebbers SO
Jackson Makene SR
Tracy Matzenbacher SO
Heather McGowan FR
Patrick McKay FR
Kelly Meyer FR
Michelle Middendorf SO
Milos Milicevic FR
Darius Miller SO
Nick Miofsby FR
Hilary Misselhorn FR
Chris Mitchell SR
Jennifer Monroe FR
Earl Morris SR
Sarah Mueller FR
Angela Neff FR
Joseph "Hosea" Oliver FR
Margaret Osterhoff JR
Robyn Parks SR
Nicole Pellmann FR
Major Perry SR
Sara Pieper FR
Karen Price FR
Ashlee Puntney SR
Andrea Pyatt SO
Kathy Rakers FR
Michelle Raynes JR
Stacy Remd! SO
Ryan Rhodes FR
Geoff Frichey FR
Kate Roach SO
Nick Robitaille FR
Demond Ross FR
Christian Ruiz FR
Dwight Russell SR
Nicole Salvato FR
Crystal Schallenberg SO
Natalie Schottel FR
Melissa Schuchart SO
James Seay SO
Ita Shook SR
Jacqueline Shubert FR
Tnsha Shulte SO
Marc Sikma FR
Brian Simik JR
Emily Sisk SO
Brent Smith SR
George Smith SR
Melanie Smith JR
Tasha Smith SO
Karen Springs FR
Loni Steward FR
Deanna Stewart SO
Melissa Stortzum SR
Melissa Styer FR
Josephine Suge FR
Andre Taylor SR
Julie Taylor FR
Eric Tepe FR
Nicola Thompson SO
Rich Utke SR
Agne Visockaite FR
Oliver Vogt FR
Brandon Voss SO
Jessica Waldron FR
Lura Walker JR
Stephanie Weaver FR
Becky Weik SR
Heather Wilde SO
Paula Wilson FR
Josh Winningham SO
Lynn Witcher JR
Sara Woolsey SO
Denise Wottowa FR
Richard Ying Xiong SO
Sarah Yount JR
Acquainting themselves with a
new sport, sumo wrestlers Kmil\
Sisk and .Jennifer Caldwell gel
a few giggles as they relieve some
stress at the stress fest sponsored
? r - Students
After the game. Becky Poole, Allison Luebbers, Melissa For their help, NSO helpers Kmily Nelson, Sarah Yount, Stacy
Cantrell, Julie Rakers and Bobbie Jo Cahoon celebrate the win. Niemeyer and Julie Rakers enjoy a meal at Planet Hollywood.
Taking a break from
classes. Becky Bourner
enjoys a game of
With a few extra minute
before classes. Abesi
Manyando and John
Starr visit in Student
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Soaking up some rays, these
commuters spend their free
time outside on a sunny
The superfans became a
group in itself, as students
shown their Bearcat pride
and cheered on the team at
home football games.
Upon learning of the first
meeting of psychology
club, these members join
in on the fun.
72 Clubs and Organizations Division Page
/>\ Emily Sisk
The lighter and
that exised at
Among the many
campus is the vast
activities it offers its
a club or organization
many students chose
and religious groups
they take a break
and have some fun.
member of MOSAIC
APO stated, "I really
Having their share of trick or treating, these McCat
volunteers collect some can goods tor a food drive.
often wild and fun
campus life was the
McKc n d r e e .
fine qualities of the
amount and wide
extracurri c u 1 a r
students. There was
for each student as
to joing groups
to fraternities and
students' minds as
from their studies
and co-ed fraternity
involved in outside of school activities because I got the chance to be myself and meet
other people who had the same interests as I." The campus extended its extracurricular
program as two new groups were formed. Director of Multicultural Affairs Brent Reeves
began the Black Men of McKendree and the Black Student Organization after hearing
numerous requests from African American Students for a group especially for black
students on campus. Mario Hunt, president of BMcK stated, "I was very pleased with the
formation of this new group and glad to see the campus support extending diversity."
Another aspect of campus clubs and organizations was greek life. The campus had five
greek organizations on campus each seeing a boost in members. The continual growth and
support of campus clubs and organizations was another brick in the wall as McKendree
lives up to being All a Part of the Plan.
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Caught m the spirit of Sporting his creative
campus activities, these costume, this "cross-
students pay a visit to dresser" attends the
coffeehouse held each Halloween dance
month. sponsored b) Sigma Nu.
Clubs and Organizations Division Page 73
With dinner time approaching, members o\
Sigma Xu gather each week at their favorite
restaurant before their meetings.
During a football game. Sigma Nu little sister
Natalie Davis sells raffle tickets as part of the
group s fundraising.
heading out to their Halloween dance.
Sigma N'u members and sisters Andy
Montgomery, Beck) Poole, Tom Kupferer,
and Allison I.uehhers meet at their newly
painted fraternity room.
74 Sigma Nu
Wishing for a win. members Rich Utke and
Tom kupferer cheer on the Bearcats at a
WW WWW WWW
Group holds a number of dances
by Emily Sisk
With mentioning the name Sigma Nu. what came to most student's minds was
memories of fun-filled and wall-to-wall packed dances. With their annual Wild
Turkey. Halloween, and Snow hall dances, many students came to get a break
from studies and have their share of excitement No matter what location, a crowd
was always in attendance. Many of the local bars and clubs issued invitations due
to the expectancy of such large crowds. "Despite being some work on our part,
I enjoy sponsoring the dances and am glad to be a part of such a happening
group," stated member Tom Kupferer. The group's popularity and recognition
has soared as it now carries a national charter.
Heading back to the dance floor. Sigma Nu
members and little sisters gather for a group
picture at the homecoming dance.
Spreading some Halloween cheer. Sigma Nu While scanning the crowd, members Rich
little sister Allison Luehhers gives out candy Utkeand Andy Montgomery sell raffle tickets
at the Bearcat trick or treat event. at the football game.
Sororities combine social and service
by Molly Buck
When it came to sororities, McKendree offered three groups for women to
choose, two of which are Alpha Omega and Clio. Alpa Omega helped out the
community by participating in car washes, bowl-a-thons and candy sales.
President Jennie Sees stated, " 1 liked our service projects because they provided
a break from school while giving back to the community. "Loyalty, friendship
and sisterhood have been demonstrated by the Clionian Literary Society since
its founding in 1869. The group of 24 active members sponsored dances
throughout the year. Sophomore member Michele Rine stated, "I liked our
sorority dances because they provide some fun."
The 1998-99 Alpha Omega active members.
Back Row: Tammi Becker, Tara Hopkins,
Jennie Sees, Amanda Larson and Molly
Buck. Front Row: Jodie Herman, Renee
Auchterlonie, Lindsay Braun and Kate
Always there for each other. Jodie Herman,
Molly Buck and Kate Roach display
76 Alpha Omega and Clio
The 1998-99 Clionian Interest Societj activ<
Fall pledges Bethany Wilson and Lindsay
Harris head to their meeting.
Showing true sisterhood, Clio members
Michelle Rine, Leslie Fletcher, Michelle
Middendorfand Jackie Wiegert are all smiles.
Psyched for homecoming festivities. Clio
members join the parade route.
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Gathering clues. Sigma pledges Allison
Luebbers. Monica Caraway and Jennifer
Cald w ell find their next stop on the scavenger
Caught in the spirit of pledging. Jennifer
Caldwell. Allison Luebbers and Monica
Caraway participate in the dress up days.
78 Kappa Sigma Tau and Alpha Phi Omega
Preparing tor their annual blood drive. APO
members Lisa Aydt, John Lovin and Davina
Lilly go over last minute details.
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Groups give back to the community
by Jennifer Caldwell ana Emit) Sisk
Greek life on campus grew and became more widely known while two of the six
greek organizations participated in a vast amount of community service. Kappa
Sigma Tau used their strong sisterhood ties in participating in events such as the
Lions candy sales. "Being real close to each other really helped us all pull together
in making the best of each project," stated new member Allison Luebbers. The
largest greek organization whose mission was community service was Alpha Phi
Omega. With more than 30 active members, APO always had great participation
in service events at the Bohannon Nursing Home, the Lebanon Public Library
and road clean-ups, just to name a few.
Upon arriving at the homecoming dance. APO
members gather for a group picture.
New APO members Sarah Mueller, Keri With a watchful eye. Michele Jackson helps
Lemmons, Jeremy Becker and Carrie Faith Wise on the computer at the Lebanon
Aderson celebrate the end of their pledging Public Library as part of her required
period. community service hours.
Kappa Sigma Tau and Alpha Phi Onic
Focusing on her emotions. Melanie Smith
leaves the audience intrigued.
Drama department expands
by Sarah Yount
Alpha Psi Omega, the campus theater honor society which has been in existence
for more than 70 years, produced both a fall and spring play. The group worked
hard as there were four performances of each play. The fall play was Crimes of
the Heart and left audiences laughing all the way. The Importance of Being
Earnest, performed in the spring, enjoyed good attendance and campus support.
This year the drama department saw the addition of a minor in theater. " I think
the theater program is becoming better with each year and I am excited to be a
part of it," stated sophomore Erica Smith. Another service provided by Alpha
Psi Omega was Improv night, a fun-filled series of theater games forthose who
liked to laugh.
Playing as the Magrath sisters, Carrie
Anderson, Jennifer Layne and Erica Smith
portray their own style of acting.
Good acting require' a supportive crew and
hours of practice as Jennifer Layne and Erica
Smith demonstrate in a polished performance.
In preparation lor her hig debut, Jennifei
Layne gets the last minute touches by Kristit
Ill need of a rest, Tom Kupferer and Erica
Smith take a break during a rehearsal.
Celebrating the end of their final performance,
cast members put on their dancing shoes.
Fancee Long— Assistant Director
Kristie Hille-House Manager
Alpha Psi Omega
As part of the induction ceremony, new PBL
members li^ht candles.
Nice President— Crystal
Secretary— Nicole Coulter
Nicole Coulter and Diane Kampw erth display
the Phi Beta Lambda banner during the
Members of the 1 998-99 Phi Alpha Theta.
Sigma Zeta. Phi Lambda and Pi Gamma Mu
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Honor societies staying busy
by Crystal Schallenberg and Emily Sisk
Many of the campus honor fraternities had a very busy year as they participated in various
service projects around the area. For example. Phi Beta Lambda, the campus business
honor society, participated in the March of Dimes walk-a-thon and a bowl-a-thon as they
also visited many area businesses. Ted Anderson and Angela Luetkenhaus, new
advisors for Sigma Zeta, the science honor society, joined the group working at local
science fairs, sponsoring a scholarship competition for incoming freshmen, spelunking
and rebuilding the campus greenhouse. Pi Gamma Mu. the social science honor society
continued to further students in their academic enrichment and professional career. An
outstanding service project of Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society, was the
biannual civil war reenactment.
Vice President-Kelly Alhers
Treasurer— Jackie Bruno
Members of the 1WS-W Pi Gamma Mu.
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Our leaders j£
SGA raises funds for the campus
by Emily Sisk
Representing and overseeing campus life this year was the Student Government
Association. The group had the most important job of designating funds to all
clubs and organizations on campus. In order to equally distribute funds, SGA
held a major fund-raising project during Homecoming. Some of the money
raised was spent for a McKendree flag to hang outside the Lair and bike racks
to be placed around campus. The busy year continued as SGA representatives
B.J. Yurcisin and John Garner represented McKendree at the 36th National
Conference on student services held in Washington D.C. The two strengthened
their leadership skills and shared concerns about various campus issues.
Trucking along the parade route, SGA members
show their Bearcat spirit.
SGA representatives Heather McGowan,
Nicole SalvatO, Mica Woodfin and John
Garner v. ere all smiles after a delicious meal
at Mica's house.
34 Student Government Association
Having some fun. Allison Hunter and
Melissa Stortzum take a ride in the wild
elevator at Planet Hollywood.
To get ready for the upcoming year, SGA
representatives B.J. Yurcisin, Mica
Woodfin and John Garner sponsor a table at
the NSO informational fair.
Taking his chance at w inning the S( [A raffle,
SGA president B.J. Yurcisin buys a ticket.
Aaron Jacks tadt
Dressed up for the evening, representatives
John Garner, Allison Hunter, B.J. Yurcisin
and Mica Woodfin attend the homecoming
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Pumped up and using laughter. Adam Jenkins
and Adam Peck try their talent at sumo
Displaying their lo\e for Campus Activities.
Loni Steward and Dana Barnard share a
Alter a tiring match oi sumo wrestling, CAB
member Matt Lickenbrock wiggles out of
'-■■■ Campus Activities
With an effort to help students relieve stress,
CAB member Sarah Frost hands out some
brochures on massages at the Stress test.
Group plans many events
by Erin Frazier and Emily Sisk
The campus activity board experienced a face-lift this year as it took on a new
addition. Along with the new campus activity director Adam Peck, a new board
called the Union was added. According to Adam Peck, the goal of the Union
board was "to turn the area known as the Lair more into a student union and to
offer more services and opportunities for people to visit the union." With the
addition of this new board, more time was spent planning events the campus
loved and working to create better and more enjoyable events for the entire
campus community. The group sponsored events such as a comedy series. Fall
Family Festival, Homecoming, Stress lest, coffeehouse and commuter events.
Celebrating the end of a successful and
eventful semester. CAB members are treated
to dinner at Planet Hollywood for the staff
3efore the school year began, rennovations
■vere made to the Lair for the upcoming Campus
Caught in the spirit of campus activities, Chad
Kaffer and Adam Peck perform at one of the
Campus Activities 87
Canton director Dr. Jennifer Peters
frequently attends chapel service in
historic Bothwell Chapel.
A capella group has many performances
by Dr. Peters
The McKendlff Cantori became a familiar musical organization since it began
in 1996. "Acquiring our own set of costumes gave the group much more
flexibility to make Renaissance appearances," explained director Dr. Peters.
Besides presenting the annual Madrigal Dinner, they have also performed in a
costumed Christmas Concert and visited the Kansas City Renaissance Festival.
Singers found the Cantori experience rewarding for a variey of reasons.
Graduating senior Rich Utke, who was a charter member for the group, stated,
" It has been a time to learn togetherness and form close friendships. I will miss
both the people and the music next year."
Among their many other performances, the
Cantori also sings at the convocation
Former student R\an Kirkpatrick takes a
trip back to the medieval period at the
Kansas City Renaissance festival.
In the spirit of football, the Cantori sings the
National Anthem at a home game.
Pulling in his share of help, Dusty Kallal
serves the entree at the Madrigal Dinner.
Getting a taste of the Renaissance spirit.
Cantori members attend the Kansas Cit\
For.i little fine tuning. Director Vicky Sniolik
goes over instructions with clarinet player
Keeeping in tune with the rest of the band.
Tim Huller plays the trumpet.
Teamwork is shown as Vicky Smolik and
Dr. Ypma work together in conducting
Members of the 1998 99 Concert Band.
90 Concert Choir an rid
Along wiih their many other scheduled
performances, choir members also sing at
thu commencement ceremony.
Sounds of music
Concert band, choir hold performances
by Vicky Smolik and Emily Sisk
The fine arts program on campus sponosored many concerts filled with talent and
skill. Songs and laughter were heard throughout the upper campus as the Concert
Choir under the direction of Dr. Ypma experienced a boost in members. The choir
had 62 singers this year while performing in two Christmas concerts and the
musical production of Bye, Bye, Birdie. The choir continued to get rave reviews
of their performances and appreciated the college's continuous support. Joining
them in the musical was the concert band under the direction of Vicky Smolik.
Along with the Brass Ensemble, the band also performed in two Christmas
concerts, the Madrigal dinner and a spring concert.
Members of the 1998-99 Concert Choir
Singing with glee, choir members enjoy their
Spreading her talents. Dr. Ypma frequently
plays the organ at chapel sen ices.
Concert Choir and Band 91
Walter Hill and LaToya Hudson let out a
dance as they attend the African American
Sudeni Leadership Conference.
Celebrating the end of the African American
Student Leadership Conference. N'Keil
Hardawav \isits with the speaker.
Two new clubs formed
by Mario Hunt
Diversity began to spread throughout the campus as two new groups were formed
especially for African American Students. Black Men of McKendree was formed
to promote leadership development and the diversity to recruit, retain, and
succesfully graduate African Men on campus while hoping to revamp the
negative statistical stereotype. President Louis Harden stated "Caring about
adults, the society and campus growth while leaning towards diversity was what
BMcK is striving for on this campus." Director of Multicultural Affairs then
decided a club for African American women was also needed and formed a
similar group called B.S.O, Black Student Organization.
Joining together. BSO and BMcK visit
Rust College as they attend the African
American Student Leadership Conference.
Just before the dance begins, these members of
BMcK who are collecting dance money, rejoice
at the number of people attending.
92 Black Men of McKendree and Black Student
Greeted with a smile, this alumnus \ isiis with
Brent Reeves, Director of Multicultural
Using her dancing shoes. Tiffany Taylor
joins a line dance at the African American
Student Leadership Conference.
Black Men of McKendree and Black Student 93
Janet Grice from the Lebanon grade school
and McCat coordinator Jessica Huff discuss
the We Care tutoring program.
Earning her work-study hours. Freshman
Stefanie Foster tutors at Lebabon grade school
in the special education class.
P>>ched for the upcoming year. Jeni Wise
signs up future tutors at the informational fair.
Tutor Nicole Salvato assists the Lebanon
grade school principal with their safety
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Putting in their share. Rolnn
Jessica Huffman a table at the v(
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Center for public service provides tutors
by Emily Sisk
McKendree offered students and faculty a vast amount of community service
opportunities. The Center for Public Service provided the majority oi' these
service projects as it offered several on-going programs. McCat, the McKendree
college Community Action Team, was the student coordinated volunteer corp
supported by the Center. The Center had programs at various sites such as the
Adopt-A-Pet shelter, Bohannon Nursing Home and Franklin Neighborhood
Association. During the fall, the Center provided 1257 hours of community
service. One program from the Center is the campus We Care Tutoring program
directed by Jeni Wise. The program was in its fourth year and served Lebanon
grade school and high school along with Summerfield grade school.
With the aid of her puppet, Ita Shook Trick or treating for can goods, these MeCat
Volunteers for the Girl Scout program which volunteers make a. stop at the President's house
stresses awareness of various social issues.
Campus Activities 95
Groups encourage meeting new people
by Emily Sisk
Freshmen developed friendships and were better acquainted with the campus
as a new course called Freshmen Seminar was offered. The purpose of the
course was to help the transition to college an easier process for incoming
students. Students participated in a variety of activities and workshops that
enabled them to get to know their professors, peers and college. Student Johnna
Hood stated." I really enjoyed the course because it was interesting and didn't
require a lot of work." Students had the same opportunity to meet new people
who shared their same interests in joining Psychology club. The club hosted
events such as holiday parties, movie nights, discussions and community
service opportunities. The advisers were Dr. Eggleston and Dr. Bosse.
With hopes of getting to know each other, thes
freshmen seminar students conduct interview
Treated to a pizza dinner, these freshmen
^eminar student enjoy some fellowship.
On a field trip, these freshmen seminar students
have some fun at Horner Park.
Making new friends, these students are glad t
he enrolled in freshmen seminar.
freshmen Seminar and Psychology Club
The psychology club officers are TarynWarg,
Rich Like, Kelly Hettenhausen, Tom
Kupferer, Susan Sullivan and Melanie
In honor of Halloween, psychology club
members sponsor a table for the Bearcat
Melissa Stortzum joins the psychology club
as they take a field trip to a business seminar.
The freshmen seminar mentors are chosen to
help new students adjust to college life.
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As Halloween approached. FCA members
Melissa Stortzum and Meg Osterhoff gave
out candy at the annual Beacat Trick-or-Treat
New to campus. Reverend Tim Harrison is
welcomed as weeklj chapel services begin.
The chapel services draw s a crowd as students,
faculty and staff wish to express and share
Campus Ministry and the McKendrean
Practice makes perfect for past editor Jeni
Wise as she continues to volunteer for the
Communication is the key
l>\ l.i in Frazier and Emily Si\k
Both the campus ministry and yearbook have grown in membership. The
campus ministry increased its attendance from 2( 1-30 students at a meeting to 70-
90. Students took the initiative to better the ministry and began meeting in groups
such as FCA. MOSAIC Peace and MOSAIC Chat. These groups offered
students the opportunity to grow spiritually and discuss issues that laced young
people today. Reverend Tim Harrison who served as the chaplain stated. "I am
very pleased with the direction that campus ministry has taken." It also was a
very successful! yearfortheMcKendrean yearbook as they moved into a bigger
office and reclaimed its existence. The McKendrean had a staff of more than 30
students and improved the overall quality of the yearbook.
Working as a team, editor Emily Sisk and
assistant editor Sarah Vount sponsora table
at the informational fair.
n preparation for the upcoming school year,
he McKendrean hosted a yearbook workshop
or area Yearbook advisers.
With hopes of spreading the word about
yearbook, Emily Sisk sells yearbooks at a
home football game.
Campus Ministr\ and the McKendrean
his experience i
s the audience
Debate and RHA making strides
by Erin Frazier and Emily Sisk
The McKendree Forensics team continued to bring home wins as they attended
numerous competitions including the largest-ever Missouri Mule Invitational
Forensics Tournament. The group finished among the top five schools in both!
debate and speech sweepstakes. Representing McKendree were Joe Blasdel,
Jennifer Franz. John Garner. Adam Jenkins. Chad Kaffer, Jennifer Layne,
Darius Miller. Erica Smith, Melanie Smith and B.J. Yurcisin. The debate team
ended their season among the top ten debate teams in the country. Success rang
through residence life as the formation of the Residence Hall Association tookj
place with hopes of unifying dorm halls on campus. The group provided
resident students with constructional, educational and social opportunities.
Adding a smile. Adam Jenkins speaks of his
experience working with debate.
Excited for their visit to the brown bag
forum, debators Joe Blasdel and Michele
Jackson study their notes.
Putting her talentsto good use, Jennifer Franz
joins Audrey Deterding at the debate brown
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Getting ready for their trip to a conference,
Loni Steward adds some touches to a banner
RHA put together.
Working together, members of RHA get things
Debate and Residence Hall Association
Student Government President BJ Yurcisin
is joined b_s scholar athletes Sarah Korir,
Ron 0( onnell and Tina Porzukowiak
u ho show how it's done keeping up with their
studies and playing sports.
Putting in their share of help,
the event staff gets the games
102 Sports Division Page
Let the games begin
third season 6-4 in
of the Mid-State
a return visit to the
team continued to
football team since
football team and
the NAIA's highest
recognition as All-
Athletes. The NAIA
junior and senior
with a minimum
l>\ Emily Sisk
cKendree was in the spotlight as it continued to receive much recognition for
its teams who brought home numerous wins and awards. It all began as the
team finished its
its first year as part
fans were hoping for
playoffs but were
supportive as the
make great strides,
member of the
1995 along with
also a member of the
Kelly Suess earned
A 1 1 - A m e r i c a n
Doing their part to raise funds, these students sell
sodas at a home football game.
point average of 3.5 and who have met statistical minimums and/or make significant
contributions to his or her team. Thirteen other student-athletes were honored for their
academic accomplishments and 34 more were named either NAIA All-Americans. All-
Midwest Region selections or Ail-American Midwest conference players. McKendree
College has much to be proud about as these scholar-athletes and other athletes continued
to work as a team in doing their best performace while at the same time representing the
college. The campus community loved McKendree sports as crowds of students, faculty,
staff and families came supporting the college and its athletes. Sports teams are All a Part
of the Plan as the college continued to bring in much fame.
Support for the college's The cross country, team
sports teams is captured attracted students Petrona
as many tans attend all McClymonl and Jody-
the games. Kaye Martinez from
Sports Division Page 103
Using all his might, two-time National
Championship qualifier Dennis Barnett
throw s the discus.
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With hair flying, track runner Agne Yisarcatia
crosses the finish line.
Right on the heels oi his opponent, cross
country runner .Jackson Makene aims for the
104 Track and Field and Cross Country
Upon receiving the baton, this track runner
continues the race.
Track and Field and Cross Country
h\ Mario Hum
In its third year of recognition, the men and women's track teams have made
great strides. The Bearcats made a strong appearance at the 1998 track and field
nationals. These young teams displayed talent in every aspect of its title "Track
and Field." Many records were made and broken. Such an example was from
Agne Visarcatia who held titles in the 1 00. 200 and 55 meter along with the 4 by
100 and 400 meter relay. The men's cross country team competed in the NA1A
Midwest Regional meet and won the region for the second year in a row. Led by
nationals champion Sarah Korir. the women's cross country team won the
Midwest region title for the third straight year. Along with Korir, sophomore
Josephine Suge also qualified for nationals. Coach Gary White was hopeful of
a strong finish at the national meet and was very proud of all his athletes.
With theirrunning shoes on. these cross country
runners finish another lap during practice.
Practice pays off for cross country runner
Jackson Makene as he holds the title as a
Track and Field and Cross Country
On the move
Football team joins new league
by Wrandy Kirkpatrick and Mario Hunt
It was a year of excitement and thrills as the Bearcat football team entered the Mid-
State Football Association in only its third year as a team. Many coaches in the
league felt McKendree would not be worthy of being in the Mid-State league.
How ever the Cats proved them wrong in September when they got their first win
of the season at home defeating the number 16th ranked Doane State. This win
gave head coach Carl Poelker his 100th career victory with an overall record of
100-47-1. The football team was made up of one Ail-American, one Academic
Ail-American and numerous Midwest conference players. At the end of their
season, the team had a 6-4 record. Despite not having senior players Louis
Harden. Brent Baker. Jeff Keher, Brian Simik and Will Weatherford next year, the
team looks forward to winning conference.
Out of harm's way. quarterback Billy Gray
makes an excellent pass.
Susan Deicker -.er\ es as a student athletics
trainer as she helps this injured player.
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Struggling to stay on his feet Herman
Home pulls away from his opponents.
Willi a steady foot, this player prepares t<
kick the bal
Pusliinu through, this player uses
all his strength.
Before the game, coach Carl Poelktr
gives his team a pep talk.
Escaping his opponents and taking
advantage of some open ground. Brent
Baker heads to the end /one.
Victory is captured as junior Andy Brunner
makes perfect contact with the ball.
Junior Kelli Schmidt is ready for another
Keeping her eye on the ball, junior Katie
Hearring makes a full swing.
The 199S-99 Mens Soccer team
108 Tennis and Soccer
Keeping on top of her toes, sophomore Leslie
Thompson steers the ball away from her
It's your move
Tennis and Soccer
by Marin limn
Head tennis coach Boh Polk had a busy season as the men's and women's teams
played intense season schedules. The men's team participated in the N AIA Rolex
MidWest tournament. Senior Jason Tschudy and junior Cy Lystla led the way for
the Bearcats by placing second in doubles. The women's team had its same players
plus freshman Tara Grandcolas. The team had a 10-5 regular season record as
senior players Sarah Miller, Ashlee Puntney and Ita Shook played their last rounds
of tennis. The men's soccer team strengthened its international ties as it welcomed
two new players from Argentina. Men's soccer began with a 4-0 record beating
all opponents and ended their season with a 12-10 record. The women's soccer
team was coached by Tim Strange with assistant coaches Cindy Gaither and
Karen Mudd. They ended with a 7-14 record.
Right in step with his opponent, freshman
Juan Funes Bijje keeps good control over the
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The 1998-99 Women's Soccer team.
Tennis and Soccer 109
On their feet
Baseball, Softball and Cheerleaders
by Brandon Moore and Clyde Brown
Led by Jason Karnes and Justin Knolhoff. the baseball team had a strong season
ending with a 27- 1 7 record. Despite missing Nationals by one game, the team
will still hold all of its members except two next year and are optimistic about
making a trip to Nationals in the future. Taking a trip back to the spring of 98.
the Lady Cats played eight scrimmage games and had a 28-15 record after
making an appearance in the Tulsa Oklahoma National Tournament. Jessica
Augustine received Ail-American, All-Conference and Regional Conference
titles. Keeping the spirit alive at games, the cheerleaders made appearances at
home football and both men and women's basketball games. Under the
direction of coach Rosalie Wand, the cheerleaders got the crowds on their feet
and fans ranting and waving. Cheerleader Leah Rosen stated. "It's great to see
the stadium full of standing fans giving support for their Bearcats."
Ready for some action. Sharon Marquardt
prepares for her at bat.
Senior Jen Henss-Jasper played as catcher
for the Lad\ Bearcats.
The 1 998-99 Cheerleading squad. Back row : Jennifer Whitter, Tina Porzukowiak and Gina
Raeber. Front Row: Heather Knop, Olivia Valdez, Kasi Johnson. Leah Rosen, Dawr
Kellev. Heather Heneen and Becky Bourner.
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110 Baseball. Softball and Cheerleading
With the aid of physical trainer Lance Stein,
leather Heenan gets her wrists taped before
heading mil to the football game.
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Pulling in their share ol fun at the football
game, eheerleading coach Rosalie Wand and
Jennifer Whitter gather some balloons for
In an attempt to heal her strained ankle.
Becky Bourner relaxes it in the spa.
In anticipation of a winning game, Julie Raeber
gives a big cheer with hopes of getting the
crowd on their feet.
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Baseball. Softball and Cheerleadini
Victory is captured as Fred Underwood i
happy to coach the golf teams.
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Carefully watching his form, this player is
sure to follow through w ith the ball.
Concentrating on his swing. Will
\\ eatherford keeps focus on the ball.
With a perfect beginning, this player eyes the
ball as it rolls to the hole.
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Goli and Basketbal
With quick thinking, senior (lina Bloemer
manuevers on the court.
In some action
Golf and Basketball
by Wrandy Kirkpatrick and Nicole Pellman
The women's golf team had big shoes to fill after placing 19th in the NAIA
National Tournament during the spring of 98. The team had the same successful
season with returning five players from last year and the additon of new players
freshmen Nicole Hartrich and sophomore Lindsay Harris. The men's team was
strong with the return of the majority of its players. The men's and women's
basketball season was happening with the return of players and the addition of
new players. The women's team added four new freshmen and broke the record
of the most points scored in a basketball career by Amy Niebrugge with 1695
points. Sophomore player Kelly Nettleton stated, "With the success and
improvements we made this year, we hope to have an even more successful post-
season." The men's team had returning senior players Tony Lara, Jeff Thayer,
Dwight Russell and Lyle Rakers. Lyle Rakers was named an American Midwest
* % *
kt -* ^ti l^k
Reaching for the rim. senior Lyle Rakers
hopes to sink it in.
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With hopes of a win, the basketball team reviews their strategies before the same.
Golf and Basketball 113
It was all a part of
McKendree demonstrates growth
by Emily Sisk
As the McKendree community looked back over the year and faced the
new millennium, the growth in campus building projects and academic
programs shone as the bench mark of the year. Many rennovations and
improvements w ere made to the campus, bringing the quality of its
education up to speed and enhancing technological advances. McKendree
West opened its doors to new faces as two new apartment complexes and
a clubhouse were completed. The highlight of the year came when
ground was broken for the new Marion K. Piper Academic Center with
its classroom and office facilities that are to be completed in 200 1 . Much
excitement and advancement are in the future as McKendree lives up to
being all a part of the plan.
SGA member- Allison Hunter,
Michelle Middendorf and Casey
Keller relj on each other's support.
Keeping on top of his
grades, Ryan Furniss
pays attention in class.
114 Closing P ij
Letting it all loose. Allison Reaching out to the little
Luebbers, Becky Poole, ones and earning her work-
Melissa Cantrell, Keri study hours. Stephanie
Lemmons and Eric Smith Bradbury tutors with the
McKendrean Big Boosters
Becker Floor Covering
210 South Main
Hoi land-H inrichs Construction, Inc.
4495 North Illinois Street
Belleville, IL 62226
Vangenhen & Son Inc.
202 W Adams St.
Belleville, IL 62220
Spengler Plumbing Company, Inc.
1402 Frontage Road
O'Fallon, IL 62269
Clete's Towing, Inc.
O'Fallon, IL 62269
Phone Masters Limited
523 N Old St. Louis Road
WoodRiver, IL 62095
The Landmark on Madison
118 Madison Street
Lebanon, IL 62254
St. Clair Travel Service, Inc.
810 W Highway 50
O'Fallon, IL 62269
City of Lebanon
312 W St. Louis Street
Lebanon, IL 62254
Union Planters Bank
222 East Main Street
Belleville, IL 62220
Kehrer Brothers Construction Co.
PO Box 157
New Memphis, IL 62266
Modern Technologies Corp.
7 Eagle Center
O'Fallon, IL 62269
Country Companies Insurance
310 E Highway 50, Suite 1
O'Fallon, IL 62269
1100 Eastgate Drive
O'Fallon, IL 62269
Lebanon Public Library
314 W St. Louis Street
Lebanon, IL 62254
It was another successful year for the McKendrean as we had a staff of
more than 30 people, moved into a larger office, improved our headlines,
captions, picture quality, layout design, included more quotes from
students, faculty and staff and continued the newly acquired tradition of
a spring book delivery. I would like to thank past editor, the "all-
knowing" Jeni Wise, for her continual help and support. Also a thank
you goes out to Stacey Montooth for her contribution of sports pictures.
A big thank you goes to the few yearbook staff members who didn't quit
and worked to the end. It really helps to have a staff who pulls together
and gets things done. Last and most importantly, I would like thank our
Herff Jones representative for four years, Lucy Conner. She has been
an extreme help in allowing assistant editor Sarah Yount and me work
endless hours on the computer at her house as well as feeding us meals
and welcoming us in her home. We couldn't have done it without her.
My first year as editor has been a great learning experience. After six
years of working on a yearbook, this may be my last. Yearbook has
been a big part of my life and I will miss it, but I feel I need to explore
other areas of interest. I hope you all enjoyed this book of memories and
will consider contributing to the next McKendrean.
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Emily Sisk. McKendrean Editor
Dr. Michele Stacey-Doyle, Adviser
Emily Sisk, Editor
Sarah Yount, Assistant Editor
Tom Kupferer, Student Life Co-editor Brandon Moore Nicole Pellman
Christina Flannery, Student Life Co-editor Clyde Brown Jr. Gina Brauer
Sarah Frost, Students Co-editor Duan Slack Wrandy Kirkpatrick
Erin Frazier, Students Co-editor Geremy Hamilton Molly Buck
Mario Hunt, Sports Co-editor Athena Garden Angela Dombal
January 15, 1970-June 24, 1998
1 1 7
OThe comedy Shakespeare in
Love, stoning Ben Affleck
and Gwyneth Paltrow,
celebrated Shakespeare's genius
and won Golden Globes for Best
Screenplay and Best Comedy
Friends gained momentum breezing through another
succes>ful season by adding story lines about Phoebe giving birth. Ross
and Emily's divorce, and Monica and Chandler's new relationship.
Cameron Diaz turned heads and stomachs in the summer
surprise blockbuster There's Something About Mary with Ben
Stiller and Matt Dillon. There was also a huge demand for the
movie's scene-stealing Border terrier in a cast. Twentieth Century
Fox made onl) 820 of the stuffed dog promotional items. The hit
made more than S220 million.
Audiences and critics alike responded to the brilliant
characters, witts wordplay, and physical humor found in Frasier.
The show won an Fmmy for Outstanding Comedy Series and
irammerand David Hyde Pierce both won Hmmys for
their portrayals of the Crane brothers.
Adam Sandler's movie ^^ '^ The WB's coming-of-
career soared. He followed the age-drama. Felicity, drew high
success of The Wedding Singer ratings among 1 8 to 34-year-olds
w ilh Waterhoy. a comedy that in upper income households,
made SI 22 million.
2 Television and movies • Television and movies • Television and movies • Television and movies • Television and movi
Jim Carrej won a
( rolden Globe for best actor in lhe
Truman Show The movie was
also nominated for three ( )scars
continued to keep the attention ol
viewers with its handsome east
and controversial subject matter.
Saving Private Ryan
gave a graphic account of the
violence of World War II and
earned Steven Speilberg
Golden Globes lor best director
and best film. The blockbuster
took in $ISS million the first
time, and was re-released in
February. It received an Oscar
nomination for best picture.
Fast-talking Chris Tucker proved himself to be star
material as a Los Angeles Police detective in Rush Hour He teamed
with Jackie Chan in this action comedy that made more than SI 39
Fox's Ally McBeal
remained a favorite for its
offbeat humor and received a
Golden Globe Best Coined)
Top 10 movies of 1998:
Saving Private Ryan
There's Something About Mary
The Truman Show
Shakespeare in Love
A Bug's Lite
Lethal Weapon 4
Enemy ot the State
J H I
Gus Van Sum recreated Alfred
Hitchcock's i960 Psycho with
Vince Vaughn as Norman
Bales and Anne Heehe
playing lhe shower \ ictim.
Favorites lhal continued to
earn high ratings included
Just Shoot Me, lhe X-Files,
Dharma unci Greg, Touched
By An Angel, Spin City. JAG,
and Everybody Loves
New shows such as Jesse,
That '7(h Show, Sports
\iglu, and Will and Grace
were popular with tans
We hid farewell to one ol
TV's greatest shows. Seinfeld
The lasi episode aired
Ma> 1 4.
Michael J Fox walked awaj
from the Golden Globe
Awards as best actor in a
comedy/musical series l<>\
revealed earlier in the year
that he had been suffering
from Parkinson's disease for
the past seven years.
The I si annual TV Guide
Awards, where winners were
chosen b\ viewers in a mail in
survey, was held in February.
TVs mosl eligible bachelor.
Today's Matl Lauer, tied the
knot wnh Annette Roque.
Lilian Hawke and I ma
Thurman married Mas I in
Manhattan Home Alone star.
17 \c.il old Macaula\ < 'ulkin
said "I do" to Rachel Miner,
Television and movies • Television and movies • Television and movies • Television and movies • Television and movies 3
George Cloonev left
the very successful drama ER to
pursue more movie opportunities.
He plans to paxiuce some
tele\ision show s and make guest
appearances on ER next season.
The summer blockbuster Armageddon was well received by movie audiences. Bruce Willi
Li\ Tyler. Ben Affleck, and a killer asteroid kept audiences on the edge of their seats.
The ABC law drama.
Tiie Practice, w on a Golden
Globe and an Emmy for Best
Dramatic Series. Star Dylan
McDermott took home a Golden
Globe, while Camryn Manheim
earned an Emmy and G)lden
Globe for Be^t Supporting Actress.
Fans crow ded theaters to see Mel Gibson and Danny
Glover together once again in Lethal Weapon 4. Hong Kong martial
arts star Jet Li made his American debut in the film while comedian
Chris Rock added comic relief as Glover's future son-in-law.
Hollywood put the spotlight on insects this year with the release
i il A Hug's life and/tii/.-. A Hug's life look in more than $I4X million. ;ind
opened with the highest grossing Thanksgiving weekend in history.
news • other news • other i
Phil Hartman. best known for
Saturday Night Live and
News Radio, died. Puppeteer
Shari Lewis and funny man
Flip Wilson lost their battles
with cancer. We said goodbye
to Roy Rogers, Gene Autrey,
and TV's well-known dad,
Robert Young. Gene Siskel,
of the movie critic team
Siskel & Ebert. died in
Sarah Michelle Gellar's
career skyrocketed. TV's
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
mixed typical teenage crises
with supernatural deception
and horror. Cellar starred in
two movies. Simply Irrestible
and Cruel Intentions.
Today's Katie Couric battled
to educate Americans about
colon cancer after losing her
husband to the deadly disease
last year. Comic's place at
NBC remained firm with a $7
After more than 10 years of
manaigc. Demi Moore and
Bruce Willis called il quits.
Rosie O'Donnell's live daily
talk show continued to win
Ihe hearts of viewers. It won
an Emmy for Best Talk Show
as well as a TV Guide Award.
4 Television and movies • Television and movies • Television and movies • Television and movies • Television and movies
At 1 7. Monica released
her second successful album. The
Boy is Mine. The Georgia native's
career has rocketed since her first
album, Miss Thong. With her new
mature sound, success seems to be
her destiny. Teaming with Brandy
on the single. The Boy is Mine.
the duo won a Grammy for Best
R&B Performance Bv A Duo.
Tim Mc< iraw scored
Ins eighth number one single
w uh Where the Green (trass
Grows. He won the Country
Music Association's Award for
Album of the Year for his album
Everywhere which produced six
singles. He and wife Faith Hi
also became parents tor the
Toronto's Barenaked Ladies became extremel) populai
with their album. Stunt. They were part of the summer's H.O.R.D.E.
tour and their single. One Week, went to number one on the
Billboard Hot 100.
$fes~" ; ! r ,
Who were your
Top 10 albums of 1998:
The Misedur.ation ot Lauryn Hill
Surfacing (Sarah Mclachlan)
Come On Over (Shania Twain)
Backstreet Boys (Backstreet Boys)
Yourseii or Someone Like You
Third Eye Blind (Third Eye Blind)
Wide Open Spaces (Dixie Chicks)
So Much tor the Afterglow
Lie to Me (Jonnv Lang)
N Sync (N Sync)
A Brandy had a good year with
I the success of her Sever Say
V Never album released in the
spring of 1998. The album
included a duet w ith Monica. The
Boy is Mine. She also made her
big-screen debut w ith / Still Know
What You Did I xist Summer
usic • Music • Music • Music • Music • Music • Music • Music • Music ■ Music • Music • Music • Music • Music • Music 5
Alanis Morisertes second
album. Supposed Fanner
Infatuation Junkie, sold
-- copies ks first week of
release. Her son g. i ninrited.
won Grammv s for Best Rock
Song and Best Female Rixk
Gen Halliw ell's June
announcement to lea\ e the Spice
Grris was a shock to fans
especiallv since it was nude the
night before the beginning of
their North American tour.
Jennifer Love Hewitt's single.
How Do / Deal, otf the / Stiff
know What You Did Last
Summer soundtrack w as
popular. She is one ol mam
television and movie stars to
enter the music industrv
Will Smith won three American
Music Aw aids in Januarv 1999
for Fav onle Male Artist.
Fav orite Album, and Fa\ orite
Male Soul/R&B Artist. He
received a Grammv for Best
Rap Solo Performance with
Gettin' Jiggy Wilt. He also
won two honors at the MTV
Music Video Aw aids
Silkk the 9ncker's Made Man
sold an impresM\ e 240.000
copies its first week in stores, the
highest sales so far in 1999 fora
Garth Brooks hit the road
ti-unng and grossed $35 million
w hile his album Sevens spent
10 tt eeks at number one on the
Cmintrv chart-. His Double
Lire and IJmiled Series albums
also hit the the number one slot
making him the first artist in 23
vears to land three albums at
number one in one j ear
Legendary musician James
Tav lor w as aw arded the
Centurv Aw ard. Billboard's
Fans were shocked when Toni
Braxton filed for bankruptcv after
several successful vears in music.
LeAnn Rimes' hit Hon iMi I Live
-er a reu *d for kjngest time on the
Biilhi urd H « 100 with H) weeks
Group- like Squirrel Nut Zippers.
Cherr> Poppin Daddies, and the
Brian Set/i.T Orchestra revived
the Swing movement.
Sher>l Grow received a
The (ilnhi- Seti
The Dave Matthews Band
album. Before These
Crowded Streets, debuted at
number one last May. The band
was the second 1 998 top conceit
mone\ earner, with more than
\ ladonna's music and
appearance have softened since
motherhood. She won Grammy s
for her album Ray of Light which
received Best Pop Album and the
single. Ray of light, which
received Best Dance Recording.
In 1998, Jewel stayed
busy with her album Hands
which sold 10 million copies. She
also released a poetry book, A
Sight Without Armor, which
sold more than 500,000 copies.
OJust a week alter lis release.
Lauryn Hill's debut solo
album. The Miseducation of
lauryn Hill, climbed to the top of
the Billboard charts. Hill wrote
and produced the entire album
which received iOGramm)
nominations. Hill won 5
Cirammys. including one for Best
K&B Album and Best New Artist.
Music • Music • Music ■ Music • Music • Music • Music • Music • Music • Music • Music • Music • Music • Music • Musi
The Backstreet Boys sold nunc than 22 million records
worldwide. With hits like / '// Never Break Your Heart and Ml I Have
To Give, their fresh laces and dance club music have teens and even
some adults screaming for mote.
With her album Come
On Overselling 18.5 million
copies and her soul; Still the One
recei\ ing a Grammy for Best
Female Country Vocal Perfor-
mance. Shania Twain had quite a
year. The Canadian look in $34
ion in concert revenues and
earned more American Music
Award nominations than any
C vj n i * w ]
i n i u -T-
Celine Dion appeared in VH I 's
Divas Live along with p p divas
Marian Carey, \retha I rani tin
Can ilc King, and Shania [wain
D i amed $55.5 million and
sold 2s million albums She won
two( n. u ysfa \fy Heart WW
Long-time legend Elton John was
in the number one spot tm concert
sales, earning $46.2 million.
The all-male nop un up \ S) nc
had two top 40 hits, / Watt >«»
Back anil Tearing I p My
Heart Their self-titled album
Multi-platinum reo irding artisi
Sarah McLachlan |nit u igether the
second Lililh Fair festi\ al, which
celebrated wi >men musicians.
Britney Spears. 17. found
success m iih lire single . . .Baby,
One More Tune The sung
landed ai number one on
Although the Goo Goo l>>lls
have been together since the S( K.
they so >red their lirsl number i me
hit w iih Iris, which received
three Gramrm nominations.
Their album. Diz$ ' P the Girl
Barbra Streisand. 56, and James
Bmlin. 58, exchanged vows
Linda McCartney, wife ol Paul,
k isi her battle with breast cancer.
The music world also said
farewell to Carl Perkins. Tammy
Wynette. Eddie Rabbit, and
Australian-bom Natalie Imbruglia dominated airway;
year v, ith her first single. Torn. Her album. I^ft of the Middle.
more than five million copies.
Hie Dixie Chicks three-part harmony mixed classic country
sound w ith contemporary style. Their album. Wide Open Spaees. made
them one of the biggest selling new acts of 1998. They tixik home the
Horizon Award at the 32nd annual Country Music Awards. The) scored
big at the Grammy s. winning Best Country Album with Wide Open
Spaces ;uul Best Country Performance By A I )iu> for There's Your Trouble
Music • Music • Music • Music • Music • Music • Music • Music • Music • Music • Music • Music • Music • Music • Music 7
OOn December 19, President
William Jefferson Clinton
became only tine second
President in historv to be
impeached b> Congress. Kenneth
Starr's investigation culminated
w ith the House of Representa-
tives being presented with tour
articles of impeachment. The
House adopted rw o of the articles
and the stage w as set for a Senate
trial. The impeachment trial
lasted five weeks and ended on
February 1 2 with President
Clinton's acquittal on charges of
perjury and obstruction of justice
On February 29. 1%2. John Glenn became the first
American astronaut to orbit the earth. Glenn. 77. took his second space
voyage on October 29. 1998, aboard the shuttle Discovery. Returning
after nine days. Glenn found readjusting to gravity to be the greatest
challenge of the mission. He was welcomed back to earth with a New
York City ticker tape parade.
On his 85th pastoral trip outside of Italy. Pope John Paul II
traveled to the United States and Mexico. His return to Mexico was
significant because it was the country where he made his first foreign
trip as Pope. His v isit to St. Louis was his first trip to the Gateway To
when 4 1 -year-old Russell Weston
charged into the U.S. Capitol
building and opened lire. Weston
had a history of mental instability
**1i -^ ^^
^ - r "^^
and violence. He was caught and
^^"^fc None ol the 229 people
charged with murder. The victims.
on board Swiss Flidit 1 1 1
Bh * ^^^^^^^^^^i
( )fHcer Jacob Chestnut (top), and
survived the September 2 crash
Special Agent John Gibson
on the coast of Canada's Nova
(bottom), were called heroes for
Scotia. The cause of the crash
their bravery and sacrifice.
was reported to be faulty wiring.
8 World Events • World Events • World Events • World Events • World Events • World Events • World Events • World Events • World Even
Jordan's king Hussein.
63, died of cancer. He ailed
Jordan since l e )52. longer than
any other leader in the middle
east. Hussein played a eaieial
role in the peace process between
the Palestinians and Israelis. His
funeral procession was attended
by nearly a million people. His
son. 37-year-old Prince Abdullah,
is heir to the throne.
^^_^p Newl ( lingrii li
resigned as Speaker of the
House alter the Republicans
live seats in the House of
Representatives in the
^^^P hxx.1 was a powerful
weapon in Sudan's 15-year civil
war. Officials of the famine-plagued
country allowed an airdrop of food
from the I I.N., hut it was impossible
to feed all ol the hungry.
Even alter promising full cooperation, Iraq's Saddam Hussein continued to frustrate and restrict
U.N. arms inspectors. The United States and Great Britain joined forces in a December 17 strike againsi
military targets in Iraq. In the months following the attack. Hussein increased military activity and wenl on
the offensive with do*_i fiszhts in the "no-fly" /one.
What was the most
significant event to
A Dr. Jack Kevorkian made
I headlines once again when
V CBS's 60 Minutes aired a
\ ideoiape of the Michigan doctor
assisting a suicide. He was
arrested and charged with first
Eric Rudolph, the
prime suspect in the January 24.
I WS. bombing of a Birmingham.
Alabama, abortion clinic that
killed one person and seriously
injured another, remained on the
loose as one ol the F.B.I.'s Most
Wanted fugitives. Rudolph was
believed to be hiding in the hills
of Nonh Carolina. The fact that
he was an avid outdoorsman has
led searchers to think M may he a
lon>j lime before he is found.
World Events • World Events • World Events • World Events • World Events • World Events • World Events • World Events • World Events 9
In Texas. James Byni Jr.. a 49-
year old African American. » as
dragged b> his ankles behind a
truck dri\ en b> three white
men. all ot » horn w ere charged
« lth murder
Three I'tah sisters all ga\e birth
on the same da>. March 11.
despite alnvst impossible odds.
Sir.mgeh enough, the bab) that
was due last was bom first.
Former Go\ emor of Alabama
and tour-time presidential
candidate George Wallace died
A large number of people
contracted e-coli in 1998. It
was discvnered in water
supplies, nieat paviucLs. and
various water parks across
America. Two-> ear-old McCall
Akin died alter contracting
e-coli at an Atlanta water park.
I ni\ersit\ of Wyoming
freshman Matthew Shepard
w as beaten and left to die
October 1 2 after leanng a
campus hangout with Russell
Henderson. 2 1 . and Aaron
Mc Kinney 22. Shepard's death
ignited an outpouring of
s\mpalh\ and protests from
ea\ rights activists.
Chukwu became tlie first w ornan
to give birtli to a surviving set of
octuplets. The first baby was bom
December S and the rest came on
Dee ember 20. Seven of the eight
babies have survived.
Thousands were wounded and 224 killed when the U.S.
embassies in Nairobi and D;tr es Salaam. Tanzania, were bombed.
Saudi exile Osama bin Laden was suspected of being behind the
terrorist attacks. President Clinton retaliated with a missile strike.
Seven men were arrested in connection with the bombings.
A On March 24 in Jonesboro.
1 Arkansas. Mitchell Johnson.
V 13, and Andrew Golden, 1 1 .
opened fire on Westside Elemen-
tary students and teachers who
were evacuating the school
during a fire alarm. The boys.
who were positioned in nearby
woods, killed four girls and one
teacher, and wounded 10 others.
In China, monsoon
rains caused the Yangtze River to
flood to levels not reached since
1 954. Damages were estimated at
$30 billion and 3,656 were
Suharto stepped down from a 32-
year reign in Ma) after a three-
da) protest outside of Parliament
Although Vice President B.J.
Habbie was sworn in until 2003,
conditions did not improve and
protests continued. As a result.
Parliament agreed to hi >ld new
elections in the spring.
Extensive lircs caused by
70,000 people to flee their
Florida homes in July. The
National Guard. Marines, and
firelighters from across the nation
battled the flames.
10 World Events • World Events • World Events • World Events • World Events • World Events • World Events • World Events • World Event
Hurricane Mitch's fury hit hard, killing more than l(),(KH)
people in Honduras, Guatemala, HI Salvador, and Nicaragua and
leaving some two million homeless, liight da) s of rain and 1 80-mile
an-hour winds followed the hurricane which was said to be the
deadliest storm in the Atlantic in 2(H) years.
.•sse -The Body"
Ventura became the governor of
Minnesota in January. The
former Navy SEAL and
professional wrestler pulled off a
stunning upset in November
winning the governor's race .is a
member of the Reform party.
The GM strikes that idled
61 ,(XK) workers and shut
down nearly all GM
production plants in North
America came to an end July 29.
succeeded Newt Gingrich
as Speaker of the House
then abruptly resigned alter
confessing to marital infidelity.
Six-term Illinois Congressman
Dennis Hastert was chosen to
El Nino was blamed tor extremely hot and rainy weather
around the world. The unusual weather patterns were caused when
ocean currents and winds began changing in early 1997. In Africa, the
weather was deadly, causing a spread of Rift Vallej fever. The disease.
transmitted by mosquitos. killed 89,000 people.
advocate Galina Starovoitova was
killed in St. Petersburg. The
country's leading liberal legislator
appeared to be the v ictim of a
professional assassin. Moscow's
political class expressed outrage
and despair ov er the rampant
corruption in politics.
Clint llallam. a 48-
year-old New Zealander, was the
recipient of the world's fust hand
transplant. Unfortunately, alter
the September surgery in Lyons.
France, llallum disappeared and
broke all contact w ith the doctors
on the transplant team.
H J H J
• Some 9.000 jobs were
expected to be lost worldwide
with Exxon's purchase "I
Mobil for $73.7 billion in
stock, making u the richest
• On February I. a powerful
explosion in the Dearborn,
Michigan. Ford Motoi plant
left one dead and main
injured. Ii was believed that
one of the hollers in the
powerhouse plant was
responsible for the explosion.
The plan! was Ford's largest
concentration of factories.
• \ magnitude-6 earthquake hit
Armenia. Colombia in
January, leaving thousands
homeless and killing over
• The largest industrial merger
in hision look place when the
world's number six cat
company, Chrysler, joined
with number 15 Daimler-
Benz to create the fifth largest
car companv in Ihe world.
• Former three p.u k a da)
smoker Patricia Henlej was
awarded $50 million in
punitive damages after suing
Phillip Morns I he 52-yeai
old was diagnosed « ith
inoperable lung cancel l.isi
yeai and blamed the tobacco
companv for getting her
addicted to cigarettes at a
young age .mil misleading
her about the dangers of
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^^^p Americans were "reach
to rumble" this \ ear w ith the
popularity of professional
\\ restling on the rise. There was
much debate betw een \\Testlers
from the old school who fight to
prove they are the best and
newcomers w ho believe in more
A talking chihuahua proved
to be a great marketing tool
forTaco Bell. His catch
phrase. "Yo quiero Taco Bell"
(meaning "I want some Taco
Bell.") saucy voice, and
swaggering stmt made him an
especially hot dog!
Volkswagon introduced its new "Beetle" in March of '98
and by January of "99 had sold lOO.(XX) cars. The car also won awards
as North American Car of the Year. JD Powers and Associates Most
Appealing Small Car, and Consumer Digest's Best Buy.
March 9, 1999, marked
Barbie's 40th birthday. The
number one teenage fashion
model was honored by Mattel
with the introduction of Crystal
Jubilee Barbie and the Gala
Edition 40th Anniversary Barbie.
_ J ^S^ /
ePf '" iffl \
Fashion designers looked to the past to create the newest trends in clothing. Call-length skins and
capn pants, elbow length shirts, carpenter pants, spaghetti strap dresses and tops, and clunky shoes were
^en everywhere. Long Straight hair and the bob began to come back. Adidas. GAP, Old Navy, and
Abercrombie & Fitch were some popular name brands with teens.
The "must have" toy for
Christmas this year was the Furby.
a small, furry bundle that speaks.
The furby 's vocabulary increased
over time, and it interacted by
sneezing, giggling, or speaking.
12 Trends & Technology • Trent's a Technology • Trends & Technology • Trends & Technology • Trends & Technology • Trends & Technolog
^^^^ The controversial Ru - ;ian VI ii ;pai e .talii ade headline
as it conducted experiments with mirrors in space. Scientists were
attempting to bring light to northern countries such as Russia and
Canada during the dark winter months.
Apple introduced its
iMac computer, translucent with a
round mouse. The fast, inexpensiv
computer hit stores in August with
a 233-MHz G3 chip, a 24X CD-
^r^^ Henna tattoos were a
hot trend, giving people the
opportunity to decorate their
bodies without the pennanance
of regular tatoos. They could
OThe country began to jump,
jive, and wail as swing
dancing returned. The music
and dance has an upbeat sound
and movement not seen since
Another big hit for
children this year were
Teletubbies, brightly colored
characters with televisions in
their tummies. The foursome
originated in England and
enchanted children everywhere.
o\ » »y
ROM drive, and a 15-inch monitor. even be done at home with a Kit.
Flat television screens
H J U J
Palm Pilots were popular with
consumers. The newest
version, the Palm Pilot V.
made the already convenient
item even better. It had an
anodized aluminum case and
an advanced LCD screen with
lithium-ion batteries that could
he recharged in minutes.
Saturn introduced the world's first
three-door coupe The third di > a
did not raise the cost c it the car.
making it even more attractive.
Emily Rosa. 1 1, of Colorado
made news when she published
a paper in the Journal of the
American Medical Asscx'iation
that presented the results of
her two-year study on
Philips introduced the 42" Flat
Plasma Television. The 4.5"
« ide set » .is formatted to be
hung oil the wall and had a
I60°\ tewing angle. An
expected one million units are
to he made by the year 2000.
Writeable CDs became more
mainstream, allowing computer
users to save large amounts of
data, up to 640 megahv tes.
Lymerix. a vaccine dev eloped
hv Smith Kline Beecham. was
tound to prevent Lyme disease
The disease was expected to
reach a record high this year .is .i
result ol El Nino's warmer
lemperatures and extra moisture.
A Game Boy got better with
I Game Boy Color. They came
%T in solid or transparent purple,
and the screen display was color.
Pre-existing games could be
played in color also.
rends & Technology • Trends & Technology • Trends & Technology • Trends & Technology • Trends & Technology • Trends & Technology 13
OK mpic triple gold
medalist and track superstar
Florence Griffith Jo\ ner. 38, died
from a cardiac condition. Her
track records ha\ e remained
Tlie University of Kentucky won its second nationa
asketball championship in three years with new coach Tubby Smith.
after news • oftar news • after
France upset Brazil 3-0 to win
its fust World Cup.
Gurth Bnxiks attended the San
Diego Padres spring training in
hopes of plaj ing pro baseball.
After playing in 154
consecutive majors. Jack
Nicklaus announced that he
would retire in the year 2000.
Lee Janzen won the U.S. Open
golf title for the second time.
The NBA found itself in a lock
out that lasted through the new
year and prevented players
from representing their country
at the World Championship.
Joe DiMaggio died at 84. His
56-game hitting record
Scottie Pippen and the
Chicago Bulls won their sixth
NBA championship in eight
years. Michael Jordan's last shot
in the NBA beat the Utah Jazz in
the last seconds of the same.
■ lun began
1W in the best v. a;, possible by
winning the Daytona 500. It was
Gordon's second Daytona 500
v. in in three years
Randy Johnson was
not affected by his mid-season
trade to the Houston Astros. He-
won 10 of 1 1 starts and posted an
ERA of 1.28.
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lennessee had a 1 3-0 year which led them
'hey beat Florida Stale 23- 1 6 for the national
to the Fiesta
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The New York Yankees pulled off a w inning year with a
great roster of veteran pitchers and hitlers. The strong team led the
Yankees to the earliest playoff spot in history and a World Series
sweep of the Padres.
Mark O'Meara was the I'd A player oi the yearaftei
winning the Masters and the British Open. He had the distinction of
being the oldest player in PGA history to win two majors in one year.
Race horse Real Quiet had
hopes of a Triple Crown alter
winning both the Kentucky
Derby and Preakness. Those hopes
faded as Victory Gallop won the
Belmont Stakes inn on June 6.
Female boxing gained
popularity. Women brought a
reshness to the sport which may
soon become a part of
Cynthia Cooper, the
guard for the Houston Comets,
led her team to a second
consecutive WNBA title and won
her second MVP award while
averaging 27 points per game.
Larrj Bird won the NBA
Coach of the Year and was
inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Former hea\ > weight fighter
Mike T\ son made headlines
when he sued Don King for
$100 million, and when he lost
his temper in the hearing to
regain his boxing license.
Ken Griffey, Jr. hit 19 home runs
over three rounds of the All-Star
home run hitting contest
The San Antonio Spurs
enjoyed their title as the
greatest turnaround in NBA
history. The Spurs won 56
games this year.
NBA star Dennis Rodman
married MTV host Carmen
Electra in a spur-of-the-
Aticr 25 years with the
University of Nebraska football
coach Tom ( Isbome retired.
After a 14-year basketball
career, superstar Michael
Jordon retired in January.
Considered by many to be the
greatest basketball player in
history, he won five MVP awards
and six NBA Championships
with the Chicago Bulls.
A Chinese gymnast Sang l^ui
I w as paralyzed w bile w arming
w up for the Goodwill ( James in
New York. Her Olympic dreams
were shattered, but she found
comfort with the family that cared
for her until her own could arrive.
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John Elw a\ led the Detn er Broncos to a second consecutive
Super Bow 1 \ ictorv . The Baincos defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34- 1 9.
Quarterback Elw a\ w as unsure it he w ould return for another season
to try to win a record-setting third consecutive Super Bow 1.
20-year-old Se Ri Pak
from Korea won the U.S. Women":
Open in Wisconsin. This was one
of two major wins, and she set an
LPGA tournament record.
Detroit beat Washington 4-0 in the Stanley Cup Finals,
winning their second consecutive title. The Red Wings were honored
when 1.2 million fans celebrated in downtown Detroit.
Top 10 performers in 1
MarK McC wire
Sammy Sosa was clos
behind Mark McGwin
also broke Roger Mari
single-season homerun rec
Sosa ended the season wit!
The Si. Louis Cardinal's .Mark McGwire beat Roger Maris
record ol 61 homeruns in a single season. McGwire ended
the season with 70 homeruns.
The Williams sisters, Venus and Serena (left to right).
breathed new life into tennis with (heir strong personalities and
hitting games. Venus stayed in the top ten list of players and sisi
Serena remained in the upper teens.
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