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Seniors Marchae Miller 

and Bemie Schrempp 

share a laugh at 

homecoming. "I don't get 

to see nn friends in one 
place at one time a lot. and 

seeing ever> one having 
fun with each other makes 
me happ\." sa\s Marchae, 

Senior Court attendant 



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Public Safety officers 

Eric Jolle\ and Mike 

Sandy share a 

handshake before the 

homecoming parade 

What was once known 

as the Department of 

Safety and Security 

switched to the 

Department of Public 

Safety in August 2002, 



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Adam Ree. president 

of Alpha Psi Omega, 

joins Mission 

ImPROVable in Ames 

Dining Hal! The 

group visited 

McRendree September 

25, 2002 and invited 

the members of Alpha 

Psi Omega to join 

them 






QJ o most students, McKendree College 

is more than just classes, tests and term papers. It is home. The 

students at McKendree are accepting and forgiving, fun and carefree, 

studious and compassionate. This is what makes "Good 01' McK" 

September W^ changed the way we thought. The continuous discovery 
of technology that developed before our eyes helped us understand 

the world around us. Trying to distinguish ourselves 
as competent individuals in a world of "aduhs" is what makes this 

Staying up late to study, then not going to sleep so we don't miss our 
8 am exam is what college is all about. Eating at Ames dining hall because 

our friends are too broke to order out for pizza is what we must do. 

\lways biting off more than we can chew when it comes to class loads and 

extracurricular activities is what makes this 



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Sophomore Chasits Bradley sang ilie 
National Anthem at the homecoming 
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Student Government President. Chuck Davis, 
presents presidential candidate. Ralph Nader, 
with a McKendree College T-Shirt. Nader was 
part of McKendree"s Distinguished Speaker 
Series. 



Alex Gerberding. Alpha Phi Omega Sergeant 
at Anns, pictured here with Colette Tippy, 
says of the faculty/staff appreciation 
reception. "Everybody needs some lovin' 
sometimes." 



As Director of Operations, Ed Willet carves 
turkeys in Ames every Thanksgiving. Says 
Willet. "It's tradition. Since 1990. I've always 
been the person to carve the turkeys. It's a 
lot of fun because I get to be silly with the 
students, and they get to be silly with me." 




Jessica Muench. Junior, shows support for 
the Bearcats on homecoming day by 
sporting Bear-wear. 



"Illinois is a lot different from Florida [where 
I live], but I've made a lot of awesome 
friends." says freshman Catherine 
Chambers, shown here with her father after 
purchasing books. 



Lisa Woods. Junior, pictured at the far right. 
says of the prayer memorial. "I was standing 
there and realized how complacent we've all 
been, and I knew then it was time to let God 
into our lives." 



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( )ur annual Homecoming testi\ ities were held on Friday 
October 26 thru Sunday October 28. The weekend 
included many events for students and their families as well 
as for alumni. 

The celebration kicked otf on Friday afternoon with Dave 
Glo\ er. a popular radio talk show host from KFTK in St. 
Louis, broadcasting his drive time show live from Piper 
Academic Center lounge. An opening reception was held at 
the Alumni House, and the events continued with the Golden 
.XnniversaiT Dinner for members of the class of 1 95 1 and all 
other 50-Yeai" Club akuiini. 

On Saturday, the Homecoming parade began at 1 1 a.m. 
Show ing off their school pride b} participating in the parade 
were the Homecoming attendants, the McKendree Pep 
Band, the Alumni Association, representatives from the 
domis. and campus organizations such as CAB. UB. 
sororities, and fraternities. 




St. Louis attorney-turned popular radio talk show host, Dave 
Glover helps kick off a full weekend of homecoming activities. 
Together with producer Tom Terbrock, Dave talked to many 
students, faculty and staff 



After the parade, a tailgate picnic was held on the quad. 
Lunch was sensed and music was provided by the band Fifth 
House. Galaxy Explorer, an inflatable pla} staicture. was 
available for children. Entertainment also included games, 
face painting, and a clown. 

The McKendree College Bearcats kicked off the 
Homecoming football game against the University of St. 
Francis. After a late comeback that pushed the game into 
overtime, the Bearcats defeated the Saints with a final score 
ofl6-13. 

Whether you had a date or went with a group of friends. 
man> students partied the night away on board the Becky 
Thatcher. Getting up in time for the special Sunday morning 
Homecoming chapel service proved mipossible for tiiost. 
Many alums attended the final event of homecoming 
weekend and enjoyed Sunda\- bmnch in Ames after the 
service. 

CUB decorated and rode on their float in the homecoming 
parade down Alton and St. Louis streets. 



The football Bearcats produced a come-from-behind 
effort that led the team to another homecomins victorv 





These two students, full of school spirit, dig into the 
veggie tray during the chilly outdoor lunch on the quad. 



Mark Sikma and Heidi Lay are crowned this year's 
homecoming King and Queen. 



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With Bogey's help, members of the campus community presented a check 
to Backstoppers. Money was collected on campus in response to the 
tragedy of Sept. 11,2001. 



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o\v in its fifth year, tiie George E. McCaminon Nader also participated in the panel discusison. where he 
Memorial Distinguished Speaker Senes bnngs speakers who responded to questions from local Journalists, 
are truly outstanding in their field to campus to examine key 



social issues. The 2001-2002 DSS theme was "...A More 
Perfect Union." The four speakers who v\ere a part of the 
senes discussed how their work helped make America what 
the Founding Fathers envisioned it to be 200 years ago. 

The Series opened on September 26. 200 1 with Green Party 
Presidential Candidate, Ralph Nader. 



The series continued on November 28"' with a debate on gun 
control, featuring Mary Leigh Blek and Dr. John Lott. 
Dave Glover, local radio personality. ser\ ed as moderator. 

On February 20. Coach Herman Boone spoke to the 
McKendree audience, and on April 1 7. Re\e Walsh, founder 
of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 
wrapped up the series. 



Coach Herman Boone speaks about his experiences that TAe '^r4-^,j,-^v , ^.44,t tx| jC,i -ni 

led to the movie "Remember the Titans." Oregon, Allen Dave Glover, radio personalitv from 97.1 The Link, moderates 

Howard, screenwriter for the movie, said. "Boone did *^ '^^''^'^ O" S^'" control. 

something quite beyond what even he realized." 




Ralph Nader opened the Distinguished Speaker Series 
on September 26. 200 1 . "We are e.vcited to have such a 
nationally prominent person opening the Distinguished 
Speaker Series." said Dr Gerald Duff. Provost of 
McKendree College. 






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After his presentation. Green Party Presidential 
Candidate. Ralph Nader, signs autographs in the 
intramural Gvni. 



In keeping with the series" theme. Dr Thomas Jewett, 
Professor of Education, dresses as Thomas Jefferson to 
introduce the Speakers. 




Nan Wyatt. KMOX radio personalitx. serves as moderator 
i during the panel discussion with Ralph Nader. 



Dr. John Lott, author of More Guns. Less Crime: 
Understanding Crime and Gun Control is one of the 
panelists at the gun control debate on November 28. 200 1 . 



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uring the course of the \ear. tlie Campus Activities Board 
'and the Union Board brought in man\ Wednesday Night 
entertainers for the students of McKendree. The list of performers 
included Second Cit\. Dale K. Mike Ra\burn. Stephen Lynch, and 
Buzz Sutherland. '"! liked Stephen L\ nch because 1 got to talk to him. 
and he was HOT!" said sophomore Emily Tuttle. 
But. no matter how much the audience enjoys the performer, 
coordinating the events is not all fun and games. Keith Pilger. Campus 
Activities Board director says, "We go to the Regional and National 
Conferences. The four presidents and co-presidents (of CAB and UB) 



The Second City performers take time after their show 
to meet local photographers and pose for them. 



and I see the performers put on their acts. Then we meet to discuss 
the act and put in a bid to gel them here. 

Sometimes, the group has to wait up to three months for confirmation. 
After that happens, the contract is reviewed and signed. "This 
contract spells out the wants and needs of the performer(s). 
Sometimes the\ want a McKendree sweatshirt, and that's not 
nomially provided." 

Buzz Sutherland, who perfonned on April 3. 2002, said his favorite 
part about perfomiing for campuses is "the people I work with." 

Mike Raybum performed for students in Upper Deneen 
September 5. 200 1 . Along witli singing original songs. Raybum 
also entertained the students with parodies of well-known 
songs such as "Green Acres" and "The Brad\ Bunch." 




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With his high energy and interactions with the audience, 
Jon Reep keeps the audience laughing during his 
February 20, 2002, show. 



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Improvisation came to McKendree on October 24. 200 1 
with the Second City Comedy Troupe. 




On October 26, 200 1 . Stephen Lynch performed his brash 
comedic songs for McK students. 



Kevin Burke, center, takes the time to show friendly 
comraderie to Sarah Caputo and Chris Leeper before his 
show. 



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The ladies of Barnett Hall show their appreciation for 
lona-time custodian and friend. Joan Strief 



1 0. Bamett girls are the sisters we never had. 5. All girls, all the time! 



9. Playing air guitar in the hallway is considered nonnal. 



4. You can walk to the bathroom in vour underwear. 



8. Girls don"t smell weird. 

7. Only in Bamett do you wear sweats in the summer and 
nothing in the winter. 

6. You can al\\a> s find someone for a late night random 
conversation. 



3. It makes our mothers happy. 



2 One word: JOAN 



1 . You get to live \\ ith 89 of your best friends! 



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esidence halls should be a home away from home. 



and tor the ladies of Bamett Hall. Joan Streif makes that idea a 
reality. Joan has been a custodian in the women's dorm for 



great, and number two stated. "One word: JOAN!" 



Jodi BeiTy. director of residence life and Bamett's residence 
hall director, stated, "We were talking about the top 10 reasons 
for living in Bamett. and Joan"s name came up several times." 



fifteen years and has become part of the Barnett experience. 

She greets the residents cheerfully every morning. Christy Upon being presented with her shirt. Joan held back tears of joy 

Gregory, a senior, said of Joan. "She's personal. She will stop anj changed into her new shirt right awa\. Bamett residents 

and talk to you. and she is here all the live-long day." don't have to doubt Joan's love of them either. She commemed, 

If Joan doubted the lo\ e Barnett has for her. she didn't have -it-s just like you are their family-\ou are their Mom taking care 

to wonder atter the hall council designed the domi's t-shirts. On of them when the> are away from home. I appreciate them, and 

the back, they listed the top ten reasons why living in Bamett is t^g, appreciate me." 



Christy Gregory and Karen Springs point out the number two 
reason to live in Bamett Hall. "One Word-JOAN !."" 




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Participating in the events 
otTJew Student Orientation. 
Martin McGee scales the 
simulated rock wall. 





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After a nice long (sometimes not long enough!) 
summer break, students are anxious to return to 
school. However, students most anxious are 
first-year students who have never been to 
McKendree's campus. 

To ease the anticipation, New Student Orienta- 
tion (NSO) prepares the new students with 
special interest seminars, an organizational fair, 
and social activities. NSO takes place the week- 
end before classes begin. 



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Top: Carrie Quinn and Keyma Smith are in good 
spirits as the caricature artist draws his 
impression of the two. 

Middle: Breaivfast is the most important meal of 
tiie day. JasonYeiton and Marc Williams make 
their selections at Ames. 

Bottom: Lyndsay Hawkins and Aaron Povolish 
become accustomed to McKendree by dancing 
the night away with their own moves. 




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You open your eyes on a bright Saturday 
morning and think of all the things you 
want to do. You roll over to look at the clock 
and see that it's 10:30 a.m. After stretching and 
yawning, you shuffle down the hallway, only to 
run into your lab partner. ''Hey, where were 
you this morning? I had to dissect a frog all by 
myself!" All of a sudden it hits you. It isn't 
Saturday, you realize with a groan. It's only 
Thursday, you're late for class, you have three 
papers to proofread before 2 o'clock, and you 
still need to shower. After quickly prioritizing, 
you decide you can forgo the shower. The race 
is on to fmd something clean to wear, dig up 
your books and make it to your 1 1 :00 class. 
Such is the life of a typical college student, but 
'' you must admit, if it weren't for classes, you'd 
never graduate! 



Iiomore, Laura Cochrane waits to go 
to the St. Louis Art Museum and the 
Cathedral. Laura is an art major from 
Boilinabrool<. IL. 



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"/ am Historian for Alpha 

Phi Omega and in Pep 

Band. " 

Ada Brown, Junior 

'7 like to sing, dance, 

write, cook, and spend time 

on the farm. " 

Laura Gaddis, Junior 

"/ 'm Alumni Chair and Co- 
Social Chair of Sigma Nu 
Fraternity and Editor of the 
McKendree RevieM\ I hope to 

graduate with a BBA in 

Business Management, then 

f'o to law school and become 

a contract lawyer. " 

Tyler Atwood, Senior 

Business Faculty 

RodBoNdstun. Ph.D.. 
Assistant Professor of Accounting 

Sandra S. Lang. Ph.D.. C.P.A.. 
Assistant Professor of Accounting 

John Patricia On-, Ph.D.. 
Assistant Professor of Management 

Brian Parsons. Ph.D.. 
Assistant Professor of Finance 

RogerD. Smalley. D.B.A.. 

Chair: Business Division 

Assistant Professor of Marketing 

Franiv Spreng, C.M.A., C.RA.. Ph.D.. 
Professor of Economics 

PeterC. Will. Ph.D.. 
Assistant Professor of Management 

Kellv R.Witsberger. D.B.A.. 
Assistant Professor of .AccouiitinL: 



^ Business . 

Administration / 

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Business 
Administi"ation is accredited by the hitemational Assembly for Collegiatt 
Business Education. The major in business administration is the mos 
flexible program offered within the business division. Students may choose thei 
required electives from accounting, business, economics, management or marketing 
This allows a student, with the help of an adviser, to design a progi-am to prepare foi 
a career in business, industry or government. The major also provides a sounc 
foundation for those going on to graduate school in one of the business areas. 

Business administration students focus on general skills which make them flexiblf 
practitioners in the job market. Students in this major should emphasize one of thf 
fiinctional areas of business. The specific outcome objectives are then the same as ir 
the flmctional areas of Accounting, Marketing, Management, and Economics/Finance 

The student must complete the major with a minimum of a 2.25 cumulative grade 
point average in courses applied to the major. Any specific business course complete( 
by the student outside of the business core may not be counted toward more thai 
one business major or minor. Completion of a major in computing and infonnatioi 
science does not satisfy the requirements for a major in business administration. 



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Science 

The Division of Computer Science and Computer Infomiation Systems 
provides students with an opportunity to obtain the Icnowledge of 
computing necessaiy to succeed in today's increasingly teclinical world, 
he division's curriculum educates students in the programming skills and theoretical 
lowledge essential to success in the various fields of computing. Introductoiy coiu'ses 
I various topics of computer use are also offered for non-major students. 

tudents witliin both majors will experience a variety of programming environments 
icluding many microcomputer systems as well as multi-user environments. Students 
ill be exposed to a number of modem, usefial programming languages appropriate 
I their selected majors and will gain valuable experience with a wide-selection of 
imputer hardware and resources. Both programs offer a variety of upper-division 
ectives allowing the student to personalize the specialized knowledge they wish to 



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lajors in both CIS and CS must be completed with a minimum of a 2.25 cumulative 
rade-point average in courses required for the major. The division also offers minors 
I both CIS and CS. Students who complete the required courses for the minor can 
<pect to obtain usable programming skills and general computing knowledge. 






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"'My idea of a perfect 

world is one where 

everyone is equal and 

no one thinks he is better 

than another person, 

whether it be social, 

status, race, job, or 

sports. " 

Brandon Bondy 

"If I could change one 
thing about McKendree, 

it would be the cost 

because I know so many 

people that would like to 

attend. " 

Jennifer Gray 



Computer Science, 

Computer Information 

Systems 

Faculty 

James D. Feher, Ph.D., 

Chair: Computer Science/Computer 

Information Systems Division 

Assistant Professor of Computer 

Science/Computer Information 

Systems 

Edward O. Gotway. D.Sc, 

Assistant Professor of Computer 

Science/Computer Information 

Systems 

Kian Pokomy. Ph.D.. 
Instructor of Computer Science/ 
Computer Information Systems 

Fred W. Underwood. M.S.. 

Assistant Professor of Computer 

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"// / could change one 

thing at McKendree, it 

would he lunch at Ames. 

It's the same thing every 

day. ' 

Kelly Persons 

"The one adjective that 
describes me is 'tie-dyed. ' / 

chose this because you 
can V tell what a shirt will 
look like, and I have many 

Jaimi Pearce, Sophotnore 



"For those receiving 

Presidential Scholarships, 

I would have the amount 

increased as tuition goes 

Carrie Harriman 
Science Faculty 

Ted R.Anderson. Ph.D., 
Professor of Biology 

William B.Cohn, Ph.D., 
Assistant Professor of Biology 

FezaOzturk,Ph.D.. 

Associate Professor of Physical 

Chemistry 

Myron Reese, Ph.D., 

Chair: Division of Science and Math 

Professor of Organic Chemistry 

Shawn Stratniann, 
Laboratory Associate 

Robb Douglas Van Putte. Ph.D., 
Assistant Professor of Biolosiv 



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Science 



A major in biology can prepare a student to enter graduate study f 
preparation for a career in research or teaching, or to pursu 
studies in tlelds such as medicine, dentistiy, optometry, or veterinar 
science. A biology major also provides the background necessary to obtain a positio 
as a research technician in government, business, or academia. McKendree CoUeg 
is a member of the Reis Biological Station Consortium and strongly encourages i1 
biology students to enroll in a field station coiuse during their undergraduate careen 
The Reis Biological Station, operated by Saint Louis University, is located in th 
Ozark Mountains near Steelville, Missouri. 

Tlie chemistry cuiriculum provides all students, non-science majors as well as major 
with the background for understanding the impoilant scientific issues in modem dail 
life. Tlie cuniculum prepares the chemistry major to satisfy the entrance requiremeni 
for graduate study in chemisti-y, or for medical or dental study, and to enter govemmei 
or industrial laboratory occupations as a chemist. Qualified students have a 
opportunity for internships with local companies or for summer research fellowship 
nationwide, earning academic credit while gaining experience. 

Earth Science is an introduction to the earth in space, the structure of the earth, th 
geological processes which control the development of the earth 's suiface, and weatht 
and climate. 

Astronomy deals with the solar system, stars and galaxies and cosmology. Genen 
Physics provides two introductory courses in mechanics, heat, sound, electricit; 
magnetism, and optics. 



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An undergraduate degree in mathematics prepares a student for a wide 
variety of career opportunities. Besides pursuing graduate degrees or 
teaching, graduates may be employed by government agencies and 
)rivate industries. Moreover, an increasing number of employers are liiring mathematics 
najors for careers not usually considered (mathematical ) because the problem solving 
kills developed by the mathematics student can be applied to other areas. 



rhe mathematics major may seek a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science 
legree. For the bachelor of science degree, the student must satisfy the same 
equirements as the BA degree and must, in addition, complete four science 
:ourses. The student must complete all major requirement courses with a minimum 
lumulative grade point average of 2.25. 

students also have the option of seeking secondary school certification in addition 
the requirements for the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree. 
iowever, if student teaching conflicts with one of the required mathematics 
;ourses, another course may be substituted with approval by the Division of 
science and Mathematics. General and professional education requirements must 
ilso be met. To obtain a minor in mathematics, the student must complete at least 
1 8 credits in mathematics. 






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"4 perfect world is one in 

which I can eat my weight 

in hot win^s. " 

Adam Schillinger 



"My hobbies include 

reading and expanding 

nty knowledge anyway I 

can. My favorite book is 

The Hitchhiker 's Guide to 

the Galaxy. " 

Sarah Konneker, 

Sophomore 

'7 like to cruise around 

iith my friends in my car, 

day pool at Teacher's in 

Fairview, and go to 

Jailhouse Rock a few 

times a week to hangout 

and listen to bands on the 

juke box. I like to take 

photos, draw, and just 

relax at Carlyle Lake, " 

Kristy Griesbaum, Junior 



Mathematics Faculty 

J. AlanAlewine. M.S.. 
Instructor of Mathematics 

Raymond E. Robb. Ph.D., 
Assistant Professor of Mathematics 

Dennis Ryan. Ph.D.. 

Professor of Mathematics: 

Associate Dean of the Collese 




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My fayoiite book is The 

\orfon Shakc'sjiinire. If hy/.v 

put together by a bunch of 

guys in England and 

contains all oj Shakespeui c 

works. " 

Tyler Atwood, Senior 

My goal is to become a 

professional race car driver 

ind eventually win the 

Indianapolis 500. " 

Adam Prest 

'Dr. Black made me enjoy 

literature even more than I 

did before. " 

Carrie Harriman 

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English/English Literature 
Faculty 

Ron Black. Ph.D.. 
Professor of English 

Brenda Boudreau. Ph.D.. 
Assistant Professor of EngHsh 

.lohn R. Greenfield. Ph.D.. 

Professor of English; 

Coordinator, Writing Proficiency 

Examination 

Michael R. McClintock. Ph.D.. 
Assistant Professor of English 

Jenny I. Mueller. 
Instructor of English 

Gabriel Shapiro. M.A,. 
Instructor of English Journalism 

Michele Stacey-Doyle. Ph.D.. 
Professor of English 



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Language/Literature 

Tie faculty in English offer a wide range of courses in literature and writini 
to prepare students for graduate study and careers in teaching and othe 
professions. English is recognized as an excellent pre-professional majo 
in such fields as law, medicine, business, federal service, and publishing. The skills ii 
writing, critical thinking, and analysis learned by the English major provide a soli( 
preparation for the prospective writer, editor, lawyer, teacher, public relations workei 
and adveilising or business executive. 



English majors take a variety of courses in writing, literature, and language-all o 
which are designed to enhance students' skills in oral and written communicatior 
Literature courses help students develop the ability to read and interpret literatur 
critically as well as the ability to appreciate literature and respond to it intellectuallj 
aesthetically, and affectively. The study of literature will help students understan 
their own cultural heritage as well as the cultural heritage of others. Language ani 
writing courses will enhance students sensitivity to and understanding of language a 
well as improve their skills in written communication: invention, drafting. re\ isint 
editing, and polishing. 



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ne of the most widely sought skills in organizations today is the ability 
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to communicate effectively. Meeting the communication challenges of 
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organizations requires an understanding of an expanded body of knowledge related 

to individual behaviors, group behaviors and the organizational context within which 

these behaviors occur. Research reveals mastery of communication skills continbutes 

to successful job performance. Students will develop a theoretical base on which to 

build problem-solving, organizational strategies, listening, rhetorical sensitivity, 

confidence, and presentational skills. 

The major blends the traditional disciplines of business and speech communication to 
meet contemporary organizational communication needs. In its exploration of the 
interrelationship between organizations and communication, organizational 
communication represents one of the most rapidly expanding fields of study going 
into the twenty- first century. Experience in the classroom is broadened by an internship 
program that is designed to give "on-the-job" training. 



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"/ would love to see 

McKendree with a 

parking garage. It would 

obviously improve our 

lives, and you wouldn't 

have to hunt 15 minutes! 

And if I could do one 

thing for the rest of my 

life, I would invest the 

lotteiy money that I might 

win!" 

Brent Reeves, Director of 

Multicultural Affairs 

"My favorite TV show is 

CSL I like the Rascal 

Flats Band and the song 

'These Days. '" 

Kellie Persons 

"A perfect world is one in 

which people treat others 
the way they themselves 

would want to be treated. 
The Golden Rule would 
be the only rule and no 
one would break it. 

Kristv Griesbaum, Junior 



Communications 
Faculty 

Betsy Gordon, Ph.D.. Associate 

Professor of Speech Communication: 

Chair: LLC Division 

WilHamA.Haskins.Ph.D.. 
Professor of Speech Communication 



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y favorite colors ii 

red, Zinc yellow, and 

Home Depot orange. ' 

Adam Prest 

"My favorite cartoon i 

Scooby Doo. I remembt 

watching Scooby as a ki 

and always enjoyed him 

Brandy Bondy 

"In a perfect world, 
chocolate would not mak 
you fat; neither woidd 

Ore OS. " 
Lynn Newsom, Junior 

"For scares, my favorite 

hook is It by Stephen Kin 

Fm also hooked on Han 

Potter. " 

LeAnn Mansfield, 

Freshman 

"My favorite childhood 

book was 
Green Eiji^s and Ham. ' 
Brent Reeves, Director of 

Multicultural Affairs 

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Art Faculty 

James R. Drake. M.F.A.. 
Professor ofArt 

David L.Ottinger.M.F.A.. 
Professor of Art 



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Students may earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a major in art. Art 
majors are offered a broad range of courses to prepare them for commercial 
production in design, layout, illustration and photography, as well as 
preparation for teaching and graduate school studies in fine arts. Many options are 
possible through a balanced selection of courses within the requirements listed. 

Tlie cumculum in Art is intended to develop an appreciation of how the human creative 
process can ultimately be translated into a work of art, while providing hands-on 
experience in the various fomis of art with participation in the studio process as a 
medium. It is also intended to dev elop a solid understanding of the major developments 
in Art History and the role of individual artists in influencing significant artistic 
movements. For art majors, the cumculum is geared towards developing ftinctional 
skills in all primary media, including drawing, painting, pnntmaking. sculpture, 
photography and design. , 

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Works in progress, or completed assignments, are subject to critique by the instnictor 
individually or in a class fomm. Tliis process provides the students with developmental 
instmction and comparative infbmiation. Work can benefit fi-om both the infomiation 
derived from comparison and the degree of development between works. Student 
sensitivities also benefit by involvement in the process to w hich all artists are subjected, 
and from which constmctive benefits, in tenns of growth, are achieved. At the end of 
each semester student works are exhibited at a central location on campus, completing 
the process of the creative work emerging from the studio to be placed on display. 




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Music 



The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in music is a progi-am designed 
for qualified students who wish to complete a concentrated study of 
music within a liberal arts curriculum. In addition, students who pursue a 
)achelor"s degree in music will receive an appropriate background for graduate 
tudy not only in music but in related fields in the arts and humanities. 

rhe music curriculum currently ofifers the prospective student three areas of emphasis. 
Qualified students of piano, organ, voice, brass, woodwind or percussion may choose 
in emphasis in peifonnance. Students with an interest in religion and directing music 
n a church, may choose a church music emphasis. The music history emphasis 
flcludes advanced courses in music research and analytical writing, in addition to 
>pportunities to perform in ensembles and to take applied lessons. 

Ul music majors are expected to participate in at least one perfonning ensemble 
ach semester of enrollment at McKendree and to attend concerts and recitals as 
letermined by the music faculty. Music majors are also required to fiilfill the Division 
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_ to Student 
government and sing in the 

McKendree Canton. " 
Jennifer Gray, Sophomore 

'7 think the word that 

describes me best is 'overly 

passionate ' because when I 

get involved in something, I 

give it my all and never 

give up on others. I like to 

watch football, sing in the 

choir, write, draw, create 

crapbooks, and be therefor 

my friends. " 

Clare Willman 

"'My favorite professor is 
Dr. Nancy Ypma. She is 

very personable. " 
Laura Gaddis, Junior 

"I would like to see the Fine 
Arts building built and up 

and running. " 
Michelle Middendorf Senior 

"My all-time favorite band 

is SonicFlood. " 
Ericka Dennis, Sophomore 



Music Faculty 

Jennifer Shadle Peters. Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Music 

Nancy S. Ypma. D. Mus.. 
Professor of Music. 
Director of Music 



'7 want to model ^ood 

classroom methodology. I 

want my students to see 

that social studies is not 

the dry lecture or the 

^textbook reading 

assignment/answer the 

questions at the end of the 

chapter ' subject that many 

of them have 

experienced. " 

Sharan E. Pittser, Ph.D. 

Education Faculty 

Shirlex Aatedt. Ph.D.. 
Associate Professor of Education 

Martha Eggers, 
Assistant Professor of Education 

George Fero, Ed.D.. 

Associate Professor of Education 

Chair: Division of Education 

Jamie Frani^Iin, M.Ed.. 
Instructor of Athletic Training 

Dawn Hankins. Ph.D.. 
Assistant Professor of Phys. Education 

Thomas Jewett. Ph.D.. 
Assistant Professor of Education 

Jean Kirts. Ph.D., 
Professor of Physical Education 

Sharan Pittser. Ph.D.. 
Assistant Professor of Education 

Timothy Richards, Ph.D.. 
Assistant Professor of Education 

Deanne Riess. Ph.D.. 
Assistant Professor of Phys. Education 

Hari-\ Stathani. M.S.. 
Assistant Professor of Phys. Education 

Vicki Whitener-Lepanto. Ed.D.. 



Education 



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Students interested in a teaching career enjoy working with children or 
young people, and look forward to the professional opportunity of 
helping them learn and grow as individuals. Successflil teaching candidates 
show an enthusiastic interest in their own learning, and the w illingness and patience to 
relate to persons of varying abilities and backgrounds. 

The Teacher Education Program at McKendree College offers students the 
opportunity to prepare for teaching certification in the State of Illinois. 
Students may choose to major in Elementary Education, or may elect a major 
in Biology. Business Education. English, History, Mathematics, or the Social 
Sciences to teach at the Secondary level. Students majoring in Art may 
choose to complete the specialist program for certification at grade levels 
K- 1 2. Students majoring in Physical Education have the option of completing 
the certification requirements for both grades K-12 and grades 6-12. 

Because the Teacher Education Program at McKendree assumes that the 
education of teachers occurs most successfully in the conte.xt of a liberal 
arts program, a broad background of courses in general education is required 
of all majors. The program also assumes that students who are interested in 
a teaching career must develop the necessary skills of teaching through a 
sequence of professional education courses in theory and methodologies, A 
series of cHnical experiences in a variety of school settings, under the guidance 
of master teachers in the area public schools, help the student transfer college 
classroom instruction into practical teaching skills. 



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Nursing 



The Division of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing ( BSN ) 
degree accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting 
Commission. The BSN degree is offered exclusively as a baccalaureate 
completion program for graduates of associate degree or diploma nursing programs. 
Nursing courses are offered in various formats at the main campus, at off-campus 
sites in Illinois (John A. Logan College, Kaskaskia College, Lewis and Clark 
Cominunity College, Rend Lake College, Shawnee Community College, Southeastem 
Illinois College, McKinley Education Center, and in Kentucky (Louisville, Radcliff 
and Paducah). 

Nursing majors are prepared as generalists in nursing practice. The curriculum 
enhances registered nurses' previous education and enables them to be flexible 
practitioners in a dynamic health care environment. Nursing majors develop skills in 
clinical problem-solving and critical thinking to assess, plan and implement nursing 
care of individuals, families, and coirununity groups. Students increase their ability to 
care for clients by broadening their knowledge of disease processes and therapeutic 
nursing interventions. Students acquire skills in holistic health assessments of individuals 
ind families. Students integrate theory-based clinical knowledge with principles of 
health promotion to implement early detection and disease prevention strategies in a 
community setting. To be effective in these activities, students utilize nursing research, 
principles of leadership and management, and existing community resources. 

Personal and professional development is realized through improved written and oral 
communication, cultural sensitivity, and analysis of ethical issues. The nursing major 
provides a sound foundation for those going on to graduate school in one of the 
nursing specialty areas. 



"'The word that describes 

me the best is 'rambling. ' 

Not only does this imply 

that I ramble with the 

greats, but I always 

experience a stream of 

consciousness. It just 

cents to go on and on, just 

random thoughts and 
phrases,loosely connected 

with each other, 
understand, try as we may; 

for we are mortal and 
mindless, thank cable TV 

and our high school 
education for that place to 
end my little dissertation, 
but that it matters anyway, 
no one is still reading this 
thing.... " 
A dam Sch illinger 

Nursing Faculty 

Sara Bolten, R.N.. M.S.. 
Instructor of Nursing; 
Kentucky campuses 

Sharon Lambert. R.N.. D.N.S.. 
Assistant Professor of Nursing 

Martiia McDonald. R.N.. Ph.D.. 
Assistant Professor of Nursing 

Karen Muench. R.N., Ph.D., 

Assistant Professor of Nursing: 

Cliair: Division of Nursing 

Richelle Rennegarbe. R.N.. Ph.D.. 
instructor of Nursing 

Linda M. Rice. M.N., 
histructor of Nursing 

Janice Wiegmann. R.N.. Ph.D., 
Associate Professor of Nursing 



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"My future goal is to 
become a youth minister. 
My favorite book is Sun 

Tzu 's T he A rt of[ War 

because it offers prcticul 

tactics for war... and life."' 

Devin Dippold, Freshman 

"Even though I am not a 
history major, Dr. Nancy 

Beck Young's love of 

history is contagious, and 

her class is always a fun 

learning experience. " 

Ada Brown, Junior 

"A Milky Way will cure 

any bad day in my life. " 

Jaimi Pearce, Sophomore 



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Humanities Faculty 

PatrickA. Folk. Ph.D.. 
Professor of Histor> 

IminHalfond. Ph.D.. 

Professor of Histon 

Chair: Division of Humanities 

Philip W.Neaie. Ph.D.. 
Professor of Philosopin 

Duane Olson. Ph.D., 
Assistant Professor of Religion 

Nanc\ Beck Young. Ph.D.. 
Associate Professor of Historv 



History, Religious 
Studies, Philosophy 



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The study of history is a soHd preparation for hfe in an increasingly 
unpredictable modem world. Its study shaipens abilities to analyze and 
evaluate infomiation critically, to interpret relationships, to translate ideas 
into different forms, to apply concepts to varying situations, to syntliesize new concepts 
from given infomiation, and to evaluate alternate courses of action or interpretations 
of historical data. A history major will also develop strong writing and research 
capabilities. History has proven to be an outstanding preparation for successflil careers 
in law, teaching, business, and writing. 

Religious studies analyzes the human relationship to what is conceived as ultimate 
reality or the highest reality. It shadies the beliefs, practices, and behaviors that are 
expressions of this relationship, examining them in their individual and corporate, 
historical and contemporary fomis. Human history displays established pattems of 
the relationship to ultimate reality in the world's major religious traditions. Religious 
studies courses at McKendree explore the world's religions in all their diversity, 
while also focusing in a special way on the Christian tradition. 

Philosophy continues to provide the broad intellectual foundation essential to assuming 
leadership roles within a quickly changing society. Philosophy seeks to develop the 
sensitivity to recognize philosophical issues and to critically assess the response of 
various individuals or schools to those issues, while developing empathic skills in 
entering the "mind set" of given thinkers after examining historical and intellectual 
settings. Majors will emerge with the tools and experience in diagnosing their own 
intellectual presuppositions and those of their culture, thus moving them to develop 
and express their own careful thinking about central philosophical questions. 



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Sociology, Psychology, 
Social Sciences 

Sociology develops a greater appreciation for how society influences 
individual behavior and an understanding of how societies are structured. 
Students who major in sociology will develop the skills to think more 
:ritically about their own lives and the many social issues confronting us in society 
today. Sociology has three programs: general sociology, criminal justice, and social 
work. 



Psychology is the scientific study ofbehavior and mental processes. It develops theories 
and discovers laws to understand, explain, predict, and change behavior. Students in 
psychology will gain a greater self-awareness, an understanding of others, and some 
fundamental skills relevant to behavior change. The psychology department offers 
three tracks: general, gerontology, and social work. 

The objective of the political science department is for students to understand the 
methods, both traditional and behavioral, of the modem political scientist. In political 
science there is a capstone experience which provides students with the opportunity 
to do extensive research and present their findings in a semmar setting. The attitude of 
the p )litical science faculty is that all basic domestic and international issues are 
fundamentally pohtical; therefore, it is indispensable for any well-educated person to 
gain an understanding of political theories and methods. These, in tum, will enable 
students to critically analyze the world around them and to more effectively exercise 
their civic responsibilities. 






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I would like for students 

to develop a fierce passion 

for social justice and 

become activists on 

campus and in their 

communities. My favorite 

childhood book was 

Na tional Ve lvet : the girl 

wins the race. " 

Lynn Huxford, 

Professor of Sociology 

"/ wish McKendree had 

more Hostess apple pies in 

the vending machines. " 

Lynn Newsom, Junior 



Sociology, Psychology, 
Social Sciences Faculty 

DavidAhola. Ph.D.. 

Professor of Political Science; 

Chair: Division of Social Sciences 

Murella Bosse. Ph.D.. 
Professor of Psychology 

Tami Eggelston. Ph.D.. 
Assistant Professor of Psychology 

Frank Eyetsemitan. Ph.D.. 
Professor of Psychology 

Brian Frederking. Ph.D., 
Assistant Professor of Political Science 

Lyn Huxford. Ph.D.. 
Professor of Sociology 

J.L.Kemp. Ph.D.. 
Assistant Professor of Psychology 

Christopher Taylor. Ph. D., 
Assistant Professor of Sociolog\ 

ElizabethA.Throop. Ph. D.. 
Assistant Professor of Sociolouv 



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"My favorite candy is plain 

Hershey bars... perfect for 

that sudden chocolate 

attack. " 

LeAnn Mansfield, 

Freshman 

"If I could change one 

thing about McKendree, i 

H'ould put less of a focus on 

''core " curriculum classes. 

Nothing quite like 

spending time studying 

something you practically 

memorized in high schoa' 

Devin Dippold, Freshman 

"How may we contact you? 

ESP. " 

Adam Schillinger 

"If I could pick one class to 
teach the rest of my life, it 

would be Social Issues 

Practicum because I cou: 

go to Jamica eveiy 

semester. " 

Lynn Huxford, 

Professor of Sociology 

Freshman Seminar 
Faculty 

MurellaBosse. Ph.D., 

Professor of Psychology; 

Coordinator. StudentTransition Prosiram 



Freshman Seminar 

The Freshman Seminars are offered to college freshmen to provide a 
transition from high school to college life. The course emphasizes both 
the social and academic aspects of college life. Students in seminar sections 
are taught by a full time faculty member who is also the students' academic adviser 
and who is assisted by a peer mentor. Each seminar is also linked to an English class 
and another core course required for all students to fonn a learning community. 

Fresliman Seminar is an introduction to college life w hich helps students to navigate 
theii" fi'eshman year in college successftilly. The course emphasizes social and academic 
life, college organizations, e-mail and computer services, critical and creative thinking, 
test and note taking skills, the history of McKendree, personal growth, oral and 
written communication, stress, time, and money management, and career 
developnient. 

Students play games, go on field tiips, and have guest speakers. This helpflil infomiation, 
along with airing college woes to those with experience and who can understand, 
makes this program beneticial to new students. 



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Library 



There are more than 60 full-time facuUy and 150 staff members at 
McKendree. The McKendree College faculty is drawn from outstanding 
scholars in their fields. They take pride not only in their research and 
mblications but also their commitment to service to the community. McKendree 
itudents benefit from a low 15:1 student/faculty ratio. % U 

rhe Holman Library serves the faculty and students by providing electronic resources, 
eference materials, journals, print, and media resources for every discipline taught at 
he college. In addition, the online catalog contains the holdings of 45 other academic 
ibraries in Illinois. These more than 22 million items are available via online request 
vith courier service directly to the library tliree times weekly. The electronic resources 
)rovide flill text and citations to millions of journal articles and other resources. Each 
nember of the libray staff is dedicated to keeping up to date in infonnation services 
ind assisting with infonnation needs. 



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'7 would change the way 
that many professors insist 
that all students 'have an 

open mind' to 

EVERYTHING There are 

just some things that many 

students do not want or 

need to have an open 

mind to, expecially in the 

arena of religious beliefs." 

Ericka Dennis, 

Sophomore 

'"If I described myself 
using one adjective, it 
would be 'busy. ' /'/;; a 
senior trying to cram in 
classes to finish. There is 
always something to do, 
and it is usually not the 

fun things!" 

Michelle Middendorf, 

Senior 



Librarians 

Rebecca Bostian. 
LibraiT Director 



LizVogt, 
Public Services Librarian 

Bill HarrofF. 
Reference & Infonnation 
Technologies Librarian 

Deborah Houk. 
Technical Services Librarian 

Rob Kelley. 
Kentucky Campuses Librarian 

LeAnn Noland, 
Library Assistant 




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The Cheerleading Squad 
can be seen at all the home 
football and basketball 
games supporting the 
Bearcats! 




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McKendree College offers a wide variety of 
activities beyond the classroom for students to 
participate in. More than 60 organizations are 
currently active on campus. For those who 
enjoy helping others, Students Against Social 
Injustice (SASI) and the Center for Public 
Service offers students a chance to make a 
difference in someone's life. Forthose who like 
making decisions and planning events, the 
Campus Activities Board (CAB) plans all the 
social events that take place on campus. These 
are just a few of clubs that appeal to many 
different student interests. There is an opportu- 
nity for everyone to become involved with 
our place, our time, and our lives! 



Top: Sweet-tooth anyone? Campus Ministries 
Unlimited hands out candy to local l<ids for 
Halloween. 

M iddie: Pep Band can be seen and heard at home 
football and basketball games. 

Bottom: Adam Kee and Rachele Campese, 
members of the N ational Theatre Honor Soc iety, 
are on stage for "Picasso at the Lapin Agile." 




CLIO actives this year are : Sara 
McKenzie, Amy Weston, Racliel 
Brandmeyer, Angela Chi twood, 
Courtney Davis, Shana Jones, 
Kate Beanblossom, and Amy 
Levsds. 





CLIO organized an alumni banquet 
where 3 9 clionians celebrated their 
history at McKendree and in this 
society. 







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SIGMA rides on their float titled, "Odyssey of 
Women" in the 2002 Homecoming parade. 




AO, APO, Kappa Alpha Psi, 

CLIO, PHILO, 

SIGMA, and Sigma Nu 

McKendree College has seven chartered Greek Letter Societies. Three 
of these are national organizations and the rest are local societies. Greek 
life provides benefits to participants including obtaining valued lessons in 
leadership, program design and development, and working with others 
toward a shared goal . Greek organizations also offer opportunities for 
educational enhancement and coirununity service. The following Greek 
societies exist on the McKendree Campus : Alpha Omega, Alpha Phi 
Omega, Kappa Alpha Psi, Kappa Lambda Iota, Kappa Sigma Tau, and 
Sigma Nu. 

Alpha Omega is a campus sorority open to all women on the 
McKendree campus. 

Alpha Phi Omega is a co-ed national service fraternity that involves its 
members in community service projects throughoutthe region. 

Kappa Alpha Psi is a national minority social fraternity open to all men, 
but of particular interest to minority students. The organization provides 
both academic and social support to members. 

Kappa Lambda Iota is the Clionioan Literary society, CLIO, was 
founded in 1 869 and was the first sorority on campus. The society 
welcomes all women. 

Kappa Sigma Tau, SIGMA, is also a campus sorority open to all 
women on the McKendree campus. 

PHILO is the Philosophian Literary Society which was founded on the 
McKendree College campus in 1 837 and is currently a debating and 
social fraternity. 



PHILO and friends riding on the back of a 
truck during the parade . Where ' s your float? 



McKendree' s Sigma Nu colony was founded in the spring of 1 996 and 
is the first international social fraternity at the College. Pledges are 
involved in the innovative LEAD program which teaches members ethics 
and leadership skills and prepares students for success both in college 
and after graduation. 



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BSO, MSU, and IGC 





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BSO is the Black Student Organization, 
and it is open to all students, but of 
particular interest to students of color. The 

organization provides both academic and The BSO members standing on a monument 

social support to its members. BSO mem- """^^ "P 
bers also participate in the planning and 
implementation of campus programs pro- 
moting diversity and cultural awareness. 



MSU is the McKendree Sisters Unlimited, 
and it was created to motivate African- 
American women, encourage black unity 
and pride, increase the awareness of the 
African-American culture, promote both 
academic and social growth, and celebrate 
diversity. 



Governing the societies is the IGC, Inter- 
Greek Council, which is an organization 
consisting of members from each Greek 
society on campus. Among their duties, the 
IGC is responsible for planning Greek 
Week, maintaining the Greek activity calen- 
dar, and providing a forum in which Greek 
affairs can be discussed. 




BSO sponsored a Gospel 
Concert in Botliwell 
Chapel. 





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Members of the 2002-2003 
MSUare: Heather Hickox 
(Treasurer). Lonni Pullum, Dawn 
Brinkmann, Aniaris (Tee) James 
(President), DawnLerch 
(Secretary), JuanitaNunn, and 
Renel! Ridley. 

Those not pictured are Ayisha 
Bradley (VP), Jennifer Steams, 
Megan Kessel, Christina Cooper, 
Marchae Miller (PR), Latoya 
Berry, Audrey Tillman, and Dr. 
Jackie Kemp, the advisor. 



Two members of Sigma Gamma 
Rho are wearing their colors ! 










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First year students gather 
on the lawn outside Piper 
for their class photo. 



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NSO participants are 
enjoying a picnic on the 
front lawn. 







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CAB - S.QA - RHA - NSO 





Campus Activities Board (CAB) members 
plan events throughout the fall and spring 
semesters. Along the way. CAB is responsible 
for Family Fest weekend. Homecoming, Spring 
Fling, campus entertainers and films. 



Student Government The Student Government Association (SGA) 





President, Tommy Kupferer, 
directs visitors during SGA's 
Halloween indoor Trick-or- 
Treating. 




is the officially elected body of student 
representatives. SGA is responsible for 
representing student opinion to the 
administration. SGA meetings are open to the 
entire student body. 

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is the 
main governing body of campus housing. It 
strives to encourage interaction between the 
residents, provide floor functions, and maintain 
a strong liaison between the administration 
and resident students. 

New Student Orientation (NSO) is the official 
beginning ofjjie academic year. New students 
attend the five-day event that occurs immedi- 
ately prior to the beginning of classes in the 
fall. Students are introduced to the academic 
culture of the college through various pro- 
grams and exercises. 






Two Resident Assistants 
(RAs) are waiting to meet 
the newest members of 
their floor family. 



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Religiqus Activities 







These guys are merry as 
they decorate the Christmas 
tree in Bothweli Chapel. 




"Unlimited" Campus Ministries is an ecu- 
menical ministry group with a desire to grow 
in their personal relationship to Jesus Christ. 
As the name indicates, their mission is to 
remember God's unlimited love and grace 
and to extend that love to everyone. 

The many activities strive to provide oppor- 
tunities where the campus community can 
discover and build their faith in a warm, 
caring, non-judgmental atmosphere. Direc- 
tion is provided by a student board, assistant 
student chaplains, and by chaplain. Rev. 
Tim Harrison, an ordained United Methodist 
Minister. Students are encouraged to par- 
ticipate in worship, bible study, fellowship, 
and service activities throughout the year. 





FCA, Fellowship of 
Christian Athletes, 
organizes meetings where 
members can enjoy each 
other's company. 




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Students enjoy lunch at the "home of 
the throwed rolls", Lambert's Cafe, 
while on a mission trip to Cookson 
Mills, Oklahoma over Spring Break 
2003. 




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McCat Members: 

Front row from left: Kelly Woehlke, 
Jenny Brown, Alicia Weiss. 
Middle Row; Dr. Lyn Hu.xford, 
Jessica Eusterbrock, Mindy Auth, 
Amanda Minor, Emily Woods. 
Back Row: George Gladis, Brendan 
Summary, Andrew Gillespie, Jessica 
Miiench, Beth Bushmire, Brady 
Stewart, Corev Totten, Mandi Bruce. 



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McKendree students participate 
in an overnight vigil organized 
by SASl and the Public Affairs 
Forum. 






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A war protest which SASI attended. 




CPS, Debate, and Public Affairs Forum 

Model UN is exactly what the name impUes, a simulation of the real UN, 
run by students. High school students double as delegates from a large 
assortment of nations, while college students run the different committees. 
The high school students create, debate, and pass or fail resolutions on 
current issues affecting the world. The committees follow parliamentary 
procedure and fiinction like the real UN. The high school students write 
position papers before the sessions, the best of which, for the Spring 
ession, earn scholarships to McKendree for their authors. 

McCat is the McKendree College Community Action Team. They are a 
team of McKendree students who are actively involved in community 
service on and around campus. Weekly volunteer programs to allow 
students to make a difference in the community. 

m The Center for Public Service (CPS) is responsible for promoting and 
programming volunteerism and community service. Individual students and/ 
or student organizations interested in service to others can contact the 
center for a number of activity options. 

Debate is a student group open to all McKendree students interested in 
debating for competition. 

Students Against Social Injustice (SASI) strives to create an environ- 
ment of awareness, understanding, and open-mindedness by dedicating 
themselves to the promotion of diversity, equality, justice, and freedom. 

g| The Public Affairs Forum was organized in 1947 as an organization of 
I "students and interested faculty members" to promote an appreciation of 
complex national and international affairs. 




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Music at McKendree 

A diverse array of musical organizations 
include both vocal and instrumental en- 
sembles. The Concert Band, Marching 
Band, Jazz Ensembles, Pep Band, and the 
Praise Band can be heard on campus. 






Vocal ensembles include the Cantori and 
Concert Choir. The McKendree College In- 
strumental and Vocal Ensembles do a great 
job, and give several enjoyable performances 
throughout the academic year. 

Directing McKendree 's music falls into the 
hands of Dr. Nancy Ypma, Professor of 
Music and Director of the Music program, Dr. 
Jennifer Peters, Associate Professor of Mu- 
sic, David Boggs, Director of Bands and 
Music Educational Series Director, and Peter 
Hussey, Percussion Instructor and Midwest 
Percussion Camp Coordinator. 





The pep band during 
half- time at one of 
McKendree "s football 
games. 




The marching band are 
spreading good cheer! 






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The McKendree Concert Choir: 
Back row: Carrie Quinn, Mary Kane, 
Heidi KJeiboeker, John Zweck, Michael 
Thigpen, Phil Brewer, and Zach Rakers. 
2"^ row: Kristen Thompson, Jeannie 
Nagel, Laura Gaddis, Afton Wiggs, 
Martin McGee, Tommy Kupferer. 
Adam Kee, Devon Dippold, Michelle 
Peterson, Bethany Harry, Stefanie 
Johnson. 

2"*^ row: Dr. Nancy Ypma, Kay la Miller, 
Ariana Fernandez, Kim Tullock. Todd 
Stinson, Matthew Kupferer, Sherri 
Lowry, Becky Cox, and Cinnamon 
Fisher. 

1 "row: Katie Mollet, Sara Scher, Laura 
Dempsey, Amanda Dotson, Michelle 
Bryant, Melissa Lemansky.NinaPaeth, 
Clare wilhnan, Katie Cole, Chastity 
Bradley. 

Not pictured: Shelley Preumer, Brad 
Holtman, Alex Gerberding, Jason 
Luitjohan, Leah Klosterman, Jamie 
Maedge. 



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their Christmas Concert. 







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Sigma Zeta can be found working 
in McKendree's greenhouse, 
which is located off of Voigt 
Science Hall. 




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Science and Medicine 

The Pre-Med Club provides an opportunity for 
premed students to become acquainted and learn 
about the journey to medical school. The Club is a 
chapter of the American Medical Student Associa- 
tion, which is dedicated to guiding premedical and 
medical students through their educational years. 



Senior, Leslie Obrecht is 
the 2002-2003 presidentof 
the Occupational Therpy 
Club. 



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Sigma Zeta is the national honorary science society 
which encourages and fosters the attainment of 
greater knowledge in the fields of science and math- 
ematics. 

The Nursing Honor Society recognizes superior 
achievement and the development of leadership 
qualities, fosters high professional standards, en- 
courages creative work and sti'engthens commitment 
to the ideals and purposes of the nursing profession. 

The Occupational Therapy Club is an organization 
for students participating in the joint degree program 
with Washington University' s School of Medicine. 
Students may also participate if they are planning on 
receiving their Bachelors degree from McKendree 
and going on to graduate school to receive their 
Masters degree in Occupational Therapy. 






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Business, Education, & Math 



Sigma Beta Delta is an honor society for stu- 
dents pursuing a bachelors or masters degree in 
business, management, or administration. 

Pi Beta Lambda is an organization of students 
interested in various aspects of business. Any 
student who is taking business courses or who is 
a business major can be a member. The club has 
organized speakers on campus, field trips, social 
events, competitions, and public service activities. 







Kappa Delta Pi is the education honor society. 
It is primarily intended for students interested in 
the teaching profession. 

The Education Club is an organization for educa- 
tion majors. The club provides it' s members with 
information about the teaching profession. 

Math Club gives students an opportunity to 
explore various aspects of mathematics in a social 
setting. 



The Conceptual Framework of the Teacher 
Education Program at McKendree College defines 
the essence of what it is to be a teacher prepared 
by this institution. 



2002-2003 Math Club 
Members: Randy Shasteen, 
Alicia Crow, Shelly Laidley, 
Jenny Sligar, Haley 
Medvick, Becky Tadlock, 
Rachael Reed, Ashley Ford, 
Aaron Povolish, Brad 
Kahrhoff, Darin Degenhart, 
Kara Patterson, Travis 
Shemwell, KyleLapington, 
HeatherGarske. 



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Phi Beta Lambda members include: 
Lynnae Robinson, Michelle Peterson, 
Whitney Ehinger, Amber Connell, 
Kelly Woehlke. 

Back Row: Mark Riemann, Kari Kruse, 
Adam Prest, Matthew Gill, Jenny 
Marshall, Kevin Crump, Clint Wilson, 
Dr. Peter Will, Dr. Brian Parsons. 

Not Pictured: John Dawson, Jamie 
Dixon, Tara Koerkenmeier, Sara Luu, 
Chris Hayer, Stephanie Neff, 
Bernadette Schrempp, Christina 
Wegener, Meghan Martz, Tanya 
Ferguson, Erika Burcham. 



Members of Sigma Beta Delta, the 
business honor society in 2002-2003. 










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The cast of the 2002 Fall 
production, "Picasso at ihe 
Lapin Agile." Front Row: 
Rachele Campese, David 
Hamann. Renee Cralley. 
BaclvRow: Matt Kupferer, Adam 
Schiilinger. Dan Schmid, 
Rebecca Cox, Adam Kee, 
Michelle Ashley, Sean 
Henderson, Tangela Williams, 



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Pictured at right is the 
symbol of the national Phi 
Alpha Theta, history 
honor society. On campus, 
the Alpha Delta Psi 
chapter is active. 






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Members of Alpha Psi Omega 
Back Row: Sean Henderson, 
Michael Dermen, Todd 
Stinson. Middle Row: Adam 
Kee, Dan Sclimid. Front Row: 
Renee Cralley, Rachele 
Campese, and LynnNewsom. 
Not Pictured: Michelle Ashley 
andRececcaCox. 



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Alpha Psi Omega is a theater honor society 
primarily intended for students interested in 
theater and drama productions. The 
McKendreechapterofAlphaPsi Omega, Alpha 
Theta, is one of the oldest societies on the 
campus. The faculty sponsor is Michelle 
Magnussen and president is Adam Kee. 






Lambda Pi Eta is a speech honor society for 
students interested in speech and communica- 
tions . The faculty sponsor is Dr. Wilham Haskins 
and president is Jeannie Nagel. 

The History Society is an organization for his- 
tory majors. The society provides members with 
information about the discipline of history and 
encourages scholarly research and attendance at 
professional meetings. The faculty sponsor is Dr. 
Halfond and the student president is Erin Lehde. 

Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society, 
promotes the study of history through the encour- 
agement of research, good teaching, publication, 
and the exchange of learning and ideas among 
historians. The faculty sponsor is Dr. Halfond and 
student president is Cliff Martin. 






Dr. William (Bill) Haskins 
received the 2002 Grandy 
Award for his excellence in 
teaching and outreach to 
the students. He is also the 
adviser to the Alpha Upsi- 
lon chapter of Lambda Pi 
Eta, the national communi- 
cation honor society. 



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Psychology and "Beating Time" 






2002-2003 Pi Gamma Mu 
officers: Back Row: 
Jennifer Stearns (pres.), 
Karyle Penelton (V.P.), 
Sarah Groeteka ( P. R.) Front 
Row: Cinnamon Fisher 
(treas), Ashley Herzing 
(sec.),AmieFeick(his.) 



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The PsychologyHonorSociety. otherwise known 
as Pi Gamma Mu, is the international social 
sciences honor society. This society recognizes 
good scholarship and promotes excellence by 
enriching service projects, publications, a 
scholarship program, and guest lecture grants to 
chapters. The McKendree chapter of Pi Gamma 
Mu is led by student president, Jennifer Stearns, 
and is advised by faculty member Dr. Murella 
Bosse. 

The Psychology Club at McKendree is led by 
student president. Karyle Penelton. and advised 
by faculty members Dr. Bosse and Dr. Eggleston. 
This club strives to provide students of the 
behavioral sciences with knowledge and insights 
not attainable in the classroom. It attempts to 
expose students to the practical aspects of their 
chosen profession through discussions, 
demonstrations, and field trips. 

"Beating Time" wasfihnedduringthefall semester 
of 2002. A small group of students embarked on 
a project never heard of before: to film a short 
action movie at McKendree College. Produced 
by Michael Dermen and directed by Michael R. 
Reed, the film is about four college students in a 
race against time to see who can get to MPCC 
first. 





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During their annual 
banquet. Pi Gamma Mu 
president. Heidi Lay 
passed the torch to the 
incoming president, 
Jennifer Stearns. 





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Lights. Camera, Action! 
Actor Brady Stewart as 
"Steve" performing a back 
jump off a truck whilst 
director Michael R. Reed 
records the scene. 





From leftto Right: "Jimmy" 
played by Kiesh Howard, 
"David" perfonned by Pete 
Krumseig and Jeff Major 
as "John", together with 
Brady Stewart as "Steve", 
composed the main 
characters of "Beating 
Time." 






"Beating Time" crew: Dan Schmid, Kristin Voegele, Jodi Pfefferkorn, 
Leslie Hattle, Sara Trask, Mary Kitzmilier, Matt Kupferer, Nicole 
Dust, Amber Schafer. Production Assistant: Amy Weston. 



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The McKendrean 

yearbook staff includes 
first-year Sara Ford, 
sophomore Sarah Beth 
Ferrell, sophomore Tabitha 
Meador, and first-year 
Josh HolHngsead. 





Members of the Review 
inckide: (back row) Chris 
Hutchings, Adam 

SchiUinger, Tyler Atwood, 
Bob Cairns, Shaun Randol, 
and Mike Artime; (front 
row) Emily Tuttle, Danny 
Kelley, Elizabeth Hise, and 
Michelle Huhn. 






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Student Publications 





Sample of the Bearchat cover. 



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Bearchat— The Bearchat is the campus newsletter 
which is published weekly every Wednesday. Not 
only is the print version available, but the Bearchat 
is also viewable on the McKendree College website, 
and is also sent to students via campus email . The 
newsletter highlights weekly events andnews stories. 

Mciiri?n</f^a«~Ouryearbookhighlightstheevents 
that take place each year. Within the book are 
memories that, in the fliture, students will look back 
upon. The McKendrean staff works diligently 
throughout the year to produce a book that will be 
enj oyable to look through and remember your time 
on campus. 

Montage — The Montage is McKendree ' s student 
produced literary magazine. It is published in April 
and distributed around the community. Works 
included are poetry, short fiction, drama, and artwork, 
all created by McKendree ' s students . 

Review —Our student newspaper is published bi- 
monthly and is run by students for the entire campus 
community. Writing and layout positions are open to 
all students, notjustthose enrolled inthejoumalism 
program. The i?fY'z>M' is here to serve the students" 
need for infonnation as well as to provide practical 
experience to those on the staff. 







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year are seniors Danny 
Kelley and Jeannie Nagel. 



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Adam Kee and Bob Cairns succumb to the hypnotists mesmerizing ability during the event sponsored b> the Campus Activities Board. 



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Events 



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College is not just going to class, studying, 
taking exams, and receiving credits. What 
makes college worthwhile are the events that 
take place during each semester. The follow- 
ing pages offer some of the events on campus 
that entertained us this year. 

Events were planned and offered that show- 
cased our serious, academic side such as the 
Distinguished Speaker Series and a special 
September 1 1th Remembrance Service. We 
also attended the sillier, light-hearted events 
planned around homecoming and Fall family 
festival on campus. 



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Top: Jennifer Repking waves to the crowd 
during the Homecoming Parade. 
Middle: Steve Mappes listens intently to 
Distinguished Speaker Series guest Elie 
-Wiesel. 

Bottom: Lynn Newsome demonstrates her 
disco ability during Improv. 



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A picture of the Mystery 
Dinner Theatre that 
occured during Fall Famih 
Weekend. Did the Butler 
doit? 





FallFamilyWeekendpicnic 
before the game. Boy, 
doesn't that food look 
good? 






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Social Activities at McK 



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A career day presentation. 




Question: What are two great events at McKendree 
that have absolutely nothing to do with one another? 
Answer: Fall Family Weekend and Career Day! 

Fall Family Weekend is coordinated by the Office of 
Campus Acitvities but involves the staff trom Student 
Affairs. Fall Family Weekend is atime when a student 
can have his or her family come and visit and enjoy 
activities at McKendree. This year' s activities con- 
sisted of a Dinner Theater on Friday night, a picnic 
with inflatable games and music on the Quad Saturday 
afternoon, followed by a football game. 

Career Day is a day when McKendree hosts busi- 
nesses that recruit students for positions in their com- 
panies. The Career Services office hosts and also 
participates in several job fairs throughout the year. All 
students and alumni who are seeking a new position or 
experiencing a career change are encouraged to at- 
tend . Students have the opportunity to network with 
employers offering part-time employment, intern- 
ships, and ftill-time professional positions. 



A scene from Career Day. 




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Lecture Series 






Every week on Wednesdays, a lunchtime lec- 
ture and discussion series is designed to bring 
together members of the McKendree College 
campus community in a comfortable, open at- 
mosphere to discuss a host of intellectual, artis- 
tic, political and social issues. The series is free 
of charge and open to the public. Speakers 
typically include McKendree faculty, adminis- 
trators, students, as well as representatives from 
a variety of outside agencies and organizations. 

Audience members are encouraged to bring a 
packed lunch and engage with the speakers and 
fellow audience members in a stimulating and 
open forum. The Brownbag Series runs for the 
duration of the Fall and Spring semesters. 
Topics this year have run the gamut from. 
"Roe V Wade: A Freedom Imperiled." 
presented by Carolyn Sullivan, Executive 
Director of Missouri NARAL to Dr. Jennifer 
Peters, music professor, who discussed her 
work over sabbatical, titled "Nine Hundred 
Eighty-seven Stairs Before Breakfast: Life and 
Language in Italy ."' 




Professor Olson making a 
point during a Brown Bag. 





Dr. Rennegarbe presenting her Brown Bag. 




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In February 2002, Dr. Elizabeth 
Throop presented a Brown Bag 
entitled, "The Myth of 'Race": 
Anthropological Perspectives." 
She wanted to demonstrate. 
"How the facts of human 
evolution and physical 
antliropology prove that there is 
no useful scientific category 
called 'race'." 




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McKendree Reference and 
Information Technologies Li- 
brarian Bill Harroff presented 
his program "(r)Evolutionary 
(e)Books" to a brown bag 
audience. 








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Alexandra McHale laughs at 
her own jokes during her 
performance Although her 
show followed a 
Distinguished Speaker, she 
had fun uith the crowd and 
was ver> upbeat. 



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Imagine sitting in an audience, enjoying what is 
happening on stage, when, all of a sudden. 
YOU'RE on the stage ! That is j ust what happened 
to many students at this year's Campus Activities 
Board. 



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When Mission IMPROVable came to McKendree. the 
members of Alpha Psi Omega. McKendree's theater 
society, were asi<ed to participate. Part of the show was 
programmed just for them, and members of the group 
attended a workshop before the perfomnance to "get a 
feel" of what improv is really like. 



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Alpha Psi Omega members weren't the onl> ones allowed on 
stage for CAB's activities. Mindreader. Christopher Carter 
brought students up on stage to read their minds. Ashle)- Green 
was asked to hold a light bulb and when Mr. Carter w as talking, 
the bulb lit up in her hands. 

Yet. while participating was fun, many students kicked back 
and watched. Performers such a Mark Curry, Alexandra 
McHale, and Rob Paravonian also came to campus, sharing 
their love for comedv, as well as the gift of lauehter. 



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Mary Catherine Ritzmiller helps 
Christopher Carter read her mind 




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A popular question asked by onlookers is. "How 
long did it take you to make that?" Anyone who has 
made anything from scratch always smiles at a 
question Hke that. It's not a question that can be 
answered with a simple reply. Gai-y Olds, a non- 
traditional student at McKendree says, for 
sweaters (or scarves, mittens, socks, hats, etc.) the 
process starts with picking out the right type of 
sheep, since not all wool is the same. For sweaters 
you want a soft, fluffy wool, not a coarse, scratchy 
fype. A breed of sheep with a soft fleece for 
sweater yarn is a Finn, bred originally in Finland as 
you might have guessed. A shepherd near the 
college raises the Finn sheep he uses for knitting 
sweaters and scarves. Once the type of wool is 
selected and the sheep is sheared, the next step is 
scouring, or washing, the fleece. Scouring is a 
process that usually takes a day or two. From there 
a decision is made whether to dye the wool (hence 
the phrase "dyed in the woof) or to spin it in its 
natural color and perhaps dye it later. Add another 
couple days if you decide to dye the wool. Once 
dyed, or not, the spinner then begins the process of 
spinning enough wool to make the yarn necessaiy 
for the end product. In the case of socks, it could 
take a day to spin enough yarn. For a sweater it 
could take as much as a week. Finally, once 
enough yarn is washed, dyed, and spun, the spinner 
can finally begin the process of making the end 
product. A pair of socks could be knitted in a 
couple days, a simple sweater maybe a week (of 
course that's 8-10 hours a day worth of work). 

So to answer the question "How long did it take 

to make that sweater?" His answer is, "A lot 
longer than it would take you to run to the mall!" 
Small wonder why in pioneer days you owned only 
a few pair of socks and one sweater. 



I grew up around fabric, my 
mother and sister were always 
handy with sewing and tailoring 
and my grandmother crocheted 
and did needlepoint My interest ii 
working with natural fibers grew 
out of my interest in weaving 
fabrics I enjoyed weaving but 
wanted to take the process back 
another step, to spinning my own 




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1 first saw someone spinning yarn when we lived in Alaska, about 
15 years ago. The spinner was making yarn from Alaskan sled- 
dog hair They used the yarn to knit mittens. How clever 1 
thought Watching her spin yarn was my first informal lesson in 
spmning I took m\ first formal spmning lesson a dozen years 
ago from a "spinster'" who lives in central Missouri, She taught 
me how to spin various types of wool, as well as silk, cotton, and 
tla\. From those lessons 1 practiced and practiced to the point 
where 1 now teach others to spin 



l.A sheep's foot is cleft into 
two toes. 

2. The average hfe of a sheep 
is 7 years. 

3. Texas has the most sheep 
in the U.S. 

4. Not all rams have horns. 



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The Countess (Rebecca Cox 
meets Einstein ( Daniel Schmid) a 
the bar, much to the enviou! 
dismay of Picasso (Adam Kee). 




I he McKendree College Theater 
I DepailtTient perfoimed Steve 
Maran'splay "Picasso as the Lapin Agile" 
as the Fall 2002 play. A comedy about 
Picasso, the artist, and Albert Einstein, 
the play takes place as a chance meeting 
to discuss philosophy in a cabaret in 
Paris, 1 904, before either of them are 
famous. 

Other characters included typical bar 
regulars: the sagacious brainy beauty, the 
young art dealer, and of course, a tuni of 
the century version of Norm from 
television's, "Cheers". The setting and 
the characters made for a hilarious play! 





Sagot (Tangela WiUiani! 
discusses with Gaston (Adai 
Schilinger) and Freddy (Sea 
Henderson) the value of 
painting b\ Matisse. 



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The music of Stephen Sondheim returned to 
McKendree College when the music 
department presented the musical, "You're 
Gonna Love Tomorrow." The performance 
featured a revue of Sondheim songs, following up 
on a peifomiance two years ago in which the music 
department perfomied "Side by Side," which was 
also a revue of Sondheim songs. 

"This musical is like part two of 'Side by Side,'" 
said Dr. Nancy Ypma, McKendree College, 
Director of Music. 




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Homecoming 2002 



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There were many events this year during 
Homecoming weekend that were coordi- 
nated through the Campus Activities director 
and Office of Alumni Relations. On Friday, October 
1 8"\ Harvey Pitt, class of 1 950, brought an Antique 
Duck Decoy exhibit to campus which was displayed 
in Piper Academic Center. A Homecoming reception 
was held in the Alumni House followed by the Golden 
Anniversary Dinner which was a reunion planned for 
all alumni who gi'aduated in 1 952 and prior years. 

On Saturday, the 19*, the first annual 5K Amateur 
Walk/Run was held beginning and ending at the new 
fountain drive. The winners were Tom Doyle, admis- 
sions office, and Jackson Marwa '00. 




The retiring King and Queen. Mark and Heidi (Lay) Siivina 
left, crowned seniors. Tommy Kupferer and Beci^y Bisso at 
this year's Homecoming dance. Also on the Homecoming 
Court are senior attendants Jon Baker. Chuck Davis, Adam 
Hook. Marchae Miller. Bernadette Schremp. and Erin 
McKenna. The junior class attendants are Daniel Kreher 
and Sarah Harris. Aimee Westlake and Noah Oldham repre- 
sent the sophomore class, while Maukeish Howard and Leslie 
Gummersheimer represent the freshman class. 



A Heritage Walking Tour was available with several 
irnportant figures in McKendree's 1 75 year history. 
Different groups both on and off campus participated 
in the parade v\ hich was followed b\ music and enter- 
tainment on the quad and around the fountain dri\e. 
Everyone was welcome to stroll around the campus 
grounds, visit the bookstore and enjoy an outdoor 
lunch. Most of the crowd left shortly after lunch to 
gi\e themselves time to drive to Breese and support 
the bearcats in their \ictor\ over St. Xavier. All stu- 
dents were invited to attend the homecoming dance 
which was held at Windows Off" Washington. 



Senior. Alex Gerberding leads the parade playing 
the bagpipes in his traditional Scottish dress. 




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Left: Characters from the Heritage Walking 
Tour hopped on a float in time for the parade. 



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The football team gets a pep-talk from 
Coach Poelker during their game against 
St. Xavier. 



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Homecoming 2002 



The McK college Pep 
band put on a great 
performance in the 
parade. 





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In beating St. Xavier University in 2002, the McKendree Bearcats foot- 
ball team won it's seventh consecutive homecoming game. The Bearcats 
are impressively 7-0 in Homecoming Games since reviving the football program 
in 1996. This year, the game was held on the Breese Central High School football 
field since Leemon Field was still too wet and unsafe to play on. The game was 
played at 1 :30 in the afternoon on October 19"'. McKendree's football team kept 
the winning streak up by playing a good game and defeating St. Xavier by a final 
score of 27- 10. 

Prior to the football game, was this year's Homecoming Parade. All the floats en- 
tered in the parade were decorated around the theme, A Journey Through Time, and 
was a great success. Plenty of spectators lined the streets from Alton Street to St. 
Louis street to see the marching bands, clowns, floats, and of course to get some 
candy!!! 



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The McKendree football players run onto the field ready for action! 



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Ames, the Mecca of cafeteria food. Wok bar. 
hamburgers, pizza, hotdogs. salad, and chili. But 
one day a year, the staff of Ames Dining Hall 
creates a feast that is looked fou ard to bv manv. 



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"This is definitely the best meal all semester." com- 
mented junior. Ada Brown, to dining partner. Katrina 
Molnar. 



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Walking into Ames that Thursday. November 2 1 . 2002. 
was a sight to behold. Two ten-foot tables were set in the 
center of the dining hall, each laden with mashed pota- 
toes, gravy, corn on the cob. salad, stuffing, mixed 
vegetables, and green beans. At the head of the tables 
were Dr. Todd Re>nolds. vice president for student 
affairs, and Ed Willett. director of operations. Their job 
was to carve turkey or ham. and serve it to those in line. 
Set off to the side, (where the holiday tunes were playing) 
were plates full of pumpkin pie, fudge, and cake. The 
smell of food, mi.xed with the joyous spirit that day was 
one not soon to be forgotten. 




Freshman Ka\la Miller fills 
her plate with goodies 



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McKendree College once again offered culturally 
rich and diverse programs through the college's 
Fine Arts Series. In recognition of the 175th 
Anniversary, the theme is Celebrating Our Heritage througli 
Music. The 2003-2003 FAS included performances from 
the Oriana Singers (September 19, 2002), Concertango 
(October22.2002), Eric Bamhill (November 19,2002). 
Byron Stripling (Febmary 13, 2003 ), and The American 
Chamber Players (March 25, 2003). 





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The Oriana Singers have been performing tlieir a cappella 
songs, ranging from classic to vocal jazz and pop. since 
1979. They combine serious musicianship with fun, skill, 
and joy in all their performances. 




With a contagious smile and captivating charm, trumpet 
virtuoso Byron Stripling has impressed audiences 
worldwide. Since his Carnegie Hall debut with the New 
York Pops. Byron has become a pops orchestra favorite 
throughout the country. 



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ConcerTango is a high-energy ueuvo tango musical group combining the 
influences of the traditional tango with eclectic styles ranging from Cab 
Calloway to J.S. Bach. 




Eric Barnhill offers an adventerous 
repertory, engaging commentary and a 
touch of the unexpected. He succeeds by 
setting a context for listeners, through word 
and image, so the music can be experienced 
more fijlly. 




One of today's mostexciting and innovative chamber music ensembles. 
The American Chamber Players, was fonned in 1985 by Miles Hoffman 
from a core group of artists at The Library of Congress Summer Chamber 
Festival. 




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Wiesel's first novel. Night, is considered one of the most 
powerful volumes of Holocaust literature and recounts 
in homfic detail his imprisonment in Nazi concentration 
camps when he was only 1 5 years old. He has dedicated 
his life to becoming a voice for all those suffering around 
the world and has received the Presidential Medal ol 
Freedom and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 
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A capacity crowd showed their appreciation for Weisel's 
appearance and words of wisdom. 

JVWe/yvvge;; 13, 2002 ' 



Dedicated to the "spiritual side of education." Parker Palmer 
emphasizes more than just fact-based learning. Palmer's 
philosophy of educating the whole person, and making 
education a personal joume) for both teacher and student is 
the backbone of the Courage to Teach Program he created 
for K- 1 2 teachers across the country. 

So man\ of McKendree's graduates choose to pursue their 
cai-eers in the teaching profession and Palmer's message rang 
tme for the both the session he taught during the day and for 
the larger audience in the evening. His insight ser\ es as a 
touchstone for many and a guide for all. 



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Noted poet and author Maya Angelou kept a capacity- crowd 
of 2.600 people hanging onto her every word as she brought 
the message that everyone can bring change starting "exactly 
where they are." Angelou was the keynote speaker for the 
College's Founders' Day celebration for our 175th 
anniversary. Nearly 2.200 people were in the Statham Center 
while another 400 were in the overflow room located in the 
intramural gym. Angelou kept the packed house in rapt 
attention as she sang and recited poetry. 



The overflow 
room in the gvm 
was even well 
attended! 





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Tlie first American woman astronaut into space. Dr. Salh' 
K. Ride, speaking before an audience of 1 .300 people, 
closed out the college's 2002-2003 Distinguished 
Speaker Series in the Melvin Price Convocation Center. 

The theme for this year's George E. McCammon 
Memorial Distinguished Speaker Series was "Lessons 
History Has Taught Us." Dr. Ride talked about her 
experiences and the histor>' and future of space travel. 
She has served on Presidential Commissions investigating 
the tragic Challenger and Columbia explosions and has 
dedicated her work in encouraging young girls to stay 
interested in science and math and pursue their dreams 
wherever they may lead in those professions. 



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WHien McKendree College was founded 
1 75 years ago. the town of Lebanon, III, 
had 200 residents. More than double that 
amount were on campus February 4th, 2003, to 
celebrate at the Founders' Day dinner and more than 
2,000 attended the Distinguished Speaker Series 
event that immediately followed the dinner featunng 
MayaAngelou. 

The Founders" Day dinner began at 5 p.m. with a 
reception and dinner in the recreation gym of the 
Melvin Price Convocation Center. At the dinner, the 
McKendree College Alumni Association presented 
its "Friend of the College Award" to Estelle 
Greenwood. 

The dinner program also included McKendree 
students, staff and faculty members dressed in period 
costumes representing several important people from 
McKendree 's past . 

Following the dinner, guests heard MayaAngelou 
speak at 7:30 p.m., as part of the Distinguished 
Speaker Series at McKendree College. 



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Students, faculty, and staff donned costumes, 
playing important figures in McKendree's past 
both during Homecoming and Founders' Day. 









The McKendree College Cantori perfomied for 
the Founders' Day guests' enjoyment. 





The Rev. Dr. Donald Lowe, a McKendree 
graduate and trustee, helped cut the cake 
celebrating McKendree's 1 75th anniversary on 
Thursday, Feb. 20"'. Lowe is a direct 
descendant of two of the people who helped 
found McKendree on Feb. 20, 1 828. Dr. James 
Dennis helped serve cake to the students and 
guests who gathered in Ames to mark the 
occasion. 




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At 8 am. on September 1 1 . 2002. the McKendree 
community commemorated the tragedy that 
occurred exactly one year prior. The service was 
entitled. "A Service of Peace. Remembrance, and 
Hope" and took place in Bothwell Chapel. At the 
end of the one-hour service, everyone left Bothwell 
Chapel in silence to go to the adjoining parking lot 
where children from the McKendree Community 
symbolically released the prayers and hopes by 
releasing doves. 

Rev. Tim Hanison provided these words about the 
commemoration; "This sen. ice is not only dedicated 
to those who lost their lives, but is also a service of 
hope and prayers for world peace and for our future 
together as God's creation." He added. " This is an 
important time for our communit)' to reflect on the 
impact of September 11 th on our lives personally 
and collectively." 




Students congregate outside Bothwell Chapel in 
remembrance of the one-year anniversary of September 




Children from the McKendree communit) symbolically release doves as prayers 
and hopes for those affected by the tragedy. 



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The McKendree Community obsei-ved the Martin 
Luther King. Jr. holiday with a special service. The 
celebration took place in Bothwell Chapel on 
Wednesday, Jan. 22. and participants included the 
newh' assembled McKendree Gospel Ensemble. 
Led by coordinator LaTo> a Berry, members of the 
ensemble include Michelle Biyant, Mike Harris. 
Lonnitta Pullum. Brandi Simmons. JuanitaNunn. and 
Mike Thigpen. The Scott Air Force Base 
Inspirational Choir, under the direction of Sharon 
Holmes, sang "Songs of Celebration" and 
"Preparing to Go Forth." 

Rev. Tim Harrison, McKendree chaplain and director 
of church relations, pro\ ided words of welcome. 
Brent Reeves, director of multicultural affairs, 
introduced the special speaker. The Honorable John 
Heniy Hall. Hall is a municipal court civil division 
judge from Gary. Indiana. He has an extensive 
background in civil rights law. 




Students participate in tiie Martin Lutiier King. Jr. 
celebration that took place in Bothwell Chapel. 



Brent Reeves, Director of Multicultural Affairs, welcomed the attendees of the 
Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration service. 



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music exude from 
sophomore. Joe 
Speaks"guitar as he 
plays outside Walton 
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People 






Over the next forty-plus pages, you will put the 
faces to the names of the people on campus. 
Each person has a different story and a differ- 
ent experience, but we all share one thing in 
common - we were all here at the same time. 

During a survey sent out in the fall of 2002, 
many of you shared your interests and some of 
the responses include... 

n Favorite candy... "Snickers! I would 
eat one foreveiy meal if I knew I wouldn't gain 
weight." ~ Ericka Dennis, sophomore. 
a Favorite cartoon character... "I 

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A thletes featured on 
the Spring 2003 
Althletic Calendar and 
Poster compete in 
Bowling, Track & 
Field, and Basketball. 
Pictured are Heidi 
Tangman, Chadwick 
Dennis, Matt Laur, 
Amy Anderson, Eric 
Eichelbarger, Karyle 
Penelton, Nathan 
Mason, and Khalilah 
Graham-Hyatt 




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McKendree is a competitive member of the National Asso- 
ciation of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and the Bearcats 
compete in two conferences: The Mid-States Football Asso- 
ciation and the American Midwest Conference. 

Athletes wouldn't be successful without the dedication of the 
coaching staff directed by Coach Harry Statham. He's the 
NAI A-NABC National Coach of the year, the third winningest 
basketball coach of all time, and a member of the Coaches Hall 
of Fame. Coach Poelker has also been awarded this year as 
the top coach in football, taking his team further than any 
previous football team in McKendree' s history. 

Athletic facilities on the Lebanon campus include the Leemon 
Football/Track and Field Complex, Melvin Price Convoca- 
tion Center, softball field, baseball diamond, soccer stadium 
and future plans include an Aquatic Center. 



Coach Harry Statham. Director of 

' Athletics and Men"s Basketball Coach, is 

surrounded by his well-deserved trophies. 






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Amber Pellman "04, runs past her 
competition during a soccer game. 

Bogey the Bearcat cheers the athletic 
teams to victories! 



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The McKendree College Dance Team 
provides half-time entertainment during 
football games and for the men's 
basketball games. Joni Mitchell is the 
group's advisor. 

Above. (1st row) Jennifer Burden, Ashley 
Green, Melissa Lemanski. Mandy Hille, Beth 
Niedoborski and Ashley Green, (2nd Row) 
Kristen Pankey, Amy Weston, Chrissy 
Wagoner. Shana Jones, Lori Carroll, and 
Amanda Burns. 

Right. Dancers ride on a float in the 2002 
Homecoming Parade. Pictured are Kristen 
Pankey, Ashley Green, Lori Carroll, Chrissy 
Wagoner, Mandy Hille, Amanda Burns. 




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All the Right 
Moves 



McKendree's Cheerleaders can be seen at all 
home football, men's and women's basketball 
games. They also travel to all national tournament 
games. Coached by Rosalie Wand '91 . this squad 
maintains a tough practice schedule 2-3 times a 
week plus mandatory weight-lifting/conditioning 
sessions three times a week. For the past 3 years. 
during the first week of April, they compete in the 
National Cheerleading Association Championship 
in Daytona, FL. Whitney Pankey, Sophomore. 
says. "The best quality about this year's group is 
that we have overcome any obstacle we've 
encountered. We are a true team!" 



Left. On the road with the football team, Nikki Morland. 
Jenny Petzold. Erika Obemian. Sasha Bonn. Whitney 
Pankey, Erin Inskip, Amber Slechticky, Barbie Klaus. 
Katie Graham, Kayla Frank, and Camille Rennegarbe take 
in the local sights. 



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Left. Cheerleaders help 
Coach Statham celebrate 
his record setting win in 
men's basketball. 



Above. Posing by the 
competition's billboard, 
cheerleaders announce that 
the our football team came 
to Oklahoma to win! 



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Promoting activities and enthusiasm that 
will lead to a lifelong involvement and 
commitment to McKendree College is 
what Team Bogey's all about. Their goal 
is to become the largest student-run 
organization by 2004. They want to 
show every one of our opponents the true 
spirit and dedication of the McKendree 
Bearcat fan! Throughout the year. Team 
Bogey sponsors fan-based activities to 
keep the school spirit alive. 

The intramural program is designed to 
provide a variety of sport and recreational 
activities for students thi'ougliout the year. 



How many wings can 
you eat? Jenny Hassler 
makes her way through 
her portion of wings 
during Team Bogey's 
Wing Thing 1.0. 



Ken Dandridge, Matt Germann, Steve Webb enjoys Wing Thing 

and Aaron Kremmel share wings 1 .0 hosted by Team Bogey during 

and laughs at Wing Thing 1 .0 on the Rams vs. Bears Monday night 

November 19, 2002. football eame. 




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These students come together as a team to 
play intramural volleyball. 



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Across the Miles. 



McKendree's cross country teams qualified for 
their national tournament in the 2001-02 fall 
season. The men's and women's cross country 
teams had the relatively short trip to Kenosha, 
WI. for the NAIA Cross Country National 
Championships. 

Araya Haregot, from Ethiopia, in his first year at 
McKendree also accomplished the amazing feat 
of claiming our first national championship in cross 
country. Running the 8,000-meter course in 25 
minutes, three seconds, Haregot beat out his 
competitors in a race to the wire. Haregot caps a 
strong cross countiy season in which he finished 
first in three regular-season meets and had the 
runner-up showing in the regional meet. 

Although the track was muddy during the NAIA 
national championship meet, Haregot reported, "I 
feel great. I was able to run the way I wanted. 
Vm really just happy." 

The complete Cross Country roster was not 
available. 





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The Bearcats 
Gr- Create a / */ 
"^ Tradition of 
Winning 

Finishing out the 200 1 season, 
the Bearcats reached the NAIA 
playoffs by posting an 8-3 
overall record and a 6- 1 mark in the 
Mid-States Football Association 
League play. It was the third time in 
five seasons McKendree advanced to 
the post-season. 

Continuing their winning tradition, the 
2002 Bearcats posted a season record 
of 11-2. This record allowed the 
Bearcats to once again play in the post- 
season, where they made it all the way 
to the semi-finals before being defeated 
by Georgetown College. 




These two Bearcats. attack the St Xav.ier player to prevent him 
from going any farther. 





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The Bearcats line up These players throw 

against the up their helmets in 

opponents. St. Xavier. celebration for the last 

to make the play. play made. 




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Team members include Roland. Bonner. Vail, .lones. 
Pankey. Rhodes. Vogt. Davis. Cooper. Stottler. Howard. 
Bonner. King. Bidlack. Francescon. Rams. Carroll. 
O\edokum. Clapp. Sutton. Cofty. Sandler. Falconio. 
Berr\. Summary. Ziegler. Dancy. Granderson. Moss. 
Park. Grayson. Friederich. Lomelino. Sanford. 
Williams. Jackson. Whitten, Hogg. Lozier. Yelton. 
Wright. Webb. Mann. Baker. Benn. Howard. Fuchs, 
Riley. Usilton. Whittaker. Usilton. Mattingly. Conrad. 
Green. Happach. Perry. Robitaille. Ward. Albertini. 
Conrad. Davenport. Farmer. Kelley. Brown. Gendron. 
Stewart. McCallister. Harsy. Buchanan. Scott, .lones. 
Boston. Grohmann. Moore. Langdon. Duffee. Allen. 
Smith. Long. Gerlach. Ebener. Partee. Peterson. 
Grogan. Reiter. Savoy. Alberson. Walsh. Ernst. Brilley. 
Lele"a. Kirk. Haertling. Beatty. Mcintosh. Galli. Beard. 
Keeven, Mehring. Speaks. Schumaker. Cunnings. 
Dickerson. Rahar. Geluck. Schilb. Larsen. Harris. 
Houmes. Burge. Niermann. Meadows. Smith. Reynolds, 
.lackson. Tetrault. McCray. Roundcount. Graser. 
Mobley. Hopkins. Bryant. Webster. Schneider. 
Thomann. Wilson. Carter. Gianino. 



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Right. Returning to help lead 
the offensive attaci\ is senior, 
Angie Durham. A right-side 
hitter. Angie iooi<s strong this 
season after suffering a knee 
injur> in the first match of the 
2001 season which limited 
her to just 11 games. 
However, in that brief span. 
Durham posted 12 kills and 
four blocks. 




Theresa Mason (15) prepares 
to set the ball. 



Jennifer Lerch ( 1 8) keeps her 
eye on the ball after slamming 
it over the net. 





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A 

Goal-Oriented 



Team 

With five returning players, the 
volleyball team had plenty of experience. 
Three transfer players also added their 
talents to the lineup. Overall, the squad 
posted a 2002 record of nine wins and 
16 losses. 

"This is a very goal-oriented team." said 
Coach Bean. "There are things they want 
to accomplish, and our players have the 
right mentality to make those things 
happen. We have leadership in the right 
positions and a well-rounded attack. The 
potential is there." 



.lunior. Elizabeth Giles, transferred to McKendree 
this year and played her first season as a Bearcat. 



2002 Volleyball team: Ashley Herzing ( 1 ), 
Lindsay Henry (2), Susie Mueller (3), 
Melissa Meddows (4), Lindsay Suca (5 ). 
Erica Jones (6 ), Krysten Camden ( 7 ). Erin 
Fahey (8). Melanie Hemker (9), Sarah 
Gerrish (10), Sara Bossiet (11), Kelly 
Tiefenbrun (12). Lindsay Lott (13), Shana 
Holcniann (14). Theresa Mason (15). 
Aimee Westlake ( 1 6). Elizabeth Giles ( 1 7). 
Jennifer Lerch (18). Becky Loeschner (19). 
Heather Murphy (20), Erin Klein (21). 
Angle Durham (22), Chrissy Siniones (23 ). 
Kristen Marsaglia (24). 




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Par for the 
Course 

Dr. Fred Underwood has coached the 
golf team since 1 989. He says the best 
part about coaching is the kids - he likes 
to see their success. st\'le. and heart. He 
is especialK' impressed at how gracious 
they are. whether they're winning or 
losing. Coach Undeiwood also jokes that 
coaching the golf team keeps liim > oiuig. 

The 2002 golf season ended for the men 
with a record of 38-26; the women ended 
at 13-33. Special awards were given to 
Marshall Wittsberger (Men"s MVP). 
Jackie Tissier ( Women's MVP ). Juan Villa 
(Hammer Award, which is the Coach's 
Spirit Award), and Jeanine Horner 
(Hammer Award). 



Golfing can be a 
meticulous sport, as 
senior Paul Juenger 
demonstrates with liis 
stroke. 




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Women's team members include: Jackie Tissier, Nikki Jung enjoys the 
Nicole Jung. Jami PotthotT. Ashley Green, nice weather for a 
Robyn Greene, Amanda Kirksey. Head coach: round of golf 
Fred Underwood. Not pictured: Jeanine 
Homer. 




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Fore! Amanda Kirksey sets her eye on the ball 
to keep her score as low as possible. 

Men's team members include: GregAlbertina. 
John Huckleberry, Paul Juenger, Facundo 
Oyenard. Custin Schilling. Juan Villa, Matt 
Wagner. Jeff Walkenhorst, and Marshall 
Witsberger. Head coach: Fred Underwood. 
Assistant Coach: Sebastian Helbig. 



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Sophomore. Robb Lugge. jumps to redirect the 
ball away from the other team. 



The 2002 roster follows: Tim Steeg. Ryan 
Gentsch. Earl Whelan. David Bass. Jeremiah 
Beckley, Kit Gaither. Sean Gregop.'. Michael 
Dermen. Ryan Jacob. JP Lewis. Francisco 
Mosca. Jeff Major. Steve Frierdich, Nathan 
Mason. Ben Jones. Rick Niedringhaus. 
Maximo Sanchez, Robb Lugge. Brian 
Ferguson. Joe McClaiy. Sean Snedeker. Scott 
Kutscher, Danny Costello. Steve DeMoulin. 
Steve Foumier. Phil Brewer. Chris Melm. and 
Justin Shadrach. 




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Kicking up 
their Heels! 



The Men's Soccer team finished out the 
200 1 season with a record of 1 0-8-2 and 
a sixth place finish in the American 
Midwest Conference. 

With eiglit starters and nine of their top 
10 scorers returning, the McKendree 
men's soccer squad is looking to make 
an impact this year and get into the 
regional playoffs. "Our players have taken 
on a win at no cost mentality this year," 
responded head coach, Tim Strange, 
when asked about the 2002 season. "We 
have the talent and our young players are 
more experienced now." The 2002 squad 
finished their season with a record of 
10-10. 



The bearcats dominate 
the game at 5 to m the 
2nd period 



Left. McKendree Above. 2001 team sits 
player sprints past outside MPCC gym. 
the competition to 
reach the ball first. 



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^.Bearcats 



The Bearcats appear to be set at every position, with senior Jaime Dienell. a midfieldeil 
who set the 2001 single-season record with 13 assists. 




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With t\\ of the top five scorers in school histor)' 
returning, the Bearcats featured one of the most 
offensively potent scoring attacks in the nation. 
They averaged 3 . 7 goals per game which was good 
for 1 5th in the nation. 

The 2002 season was easily their toughest since 
the program began in 1993 as they squared off 
against some of the top teams in the NAIA and 
four opponents from the NCAA ranks. Head 
Coach, Tim Strange ended with a 46- 1 3-3 record 
after three years as head of the women's soccer 
program. 



2002 Women's Soccer Team: 
Natalie Judge (3). Crystal 
Cavins (4). Nicki White (5). 
Amanda Kirksey (6). Sara 
Kelemetc ( 7 ). Jennifer Caveniy 
(8), Keri Ousley (9), Kelly 
Kutscher(IO), Kasey Stogsdill 
(11). Katie Steiger (12). Erin 
Fiudo (13). Debra Aaron (14). 
Mandi Camillo (16). Jamie 
Dienell (18). Rachel Petms (19). 
Jan DeLaney (20). Stephanie 
Robbins (2 1 ). Renee Davinroy 
(24). Shana Evans (26). 
Shannon Roth (30). 




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Amanda Kirksey (6) battles the Quincy Lady Hawks for control of the 
ball. Kirksey earned First-Team All-Conference honors and Second-Team 
All-Region honors. 



Keri Ousley prepares to deliver a kick full of firepower! 




Debra Aaron ( 1 4) heads for a goal with intense 
playing for the lady Bearcats. 



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Knowing that their hard \vori< has paid off. tiie 
Bearcats congratulate Coach Statham. 

Swift Brad Fischer makes his way through the 
opposition to execute a successful lay-up. 



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Shooting for 
a Goal 



During the 2001-2002 season, the 
Bearcats made their mark with an overall 
season record of 30-5. The team 
advanced to the NAIA Division 1 
tournament in Kansas City. Missouri, to 
play in the post-season. In the NAIA 
tournament, the Bearcats beat Georgia 
Southwestem State University to make it 
to the Sweet 16. 

The 2002-2003 Bearcats have high goals 
to improve last year's impessive record. 
With the leadership of Captains Matt Laur 
and Eric Echelbarger. the team made 
history by going all the way to the Final 
Four at their NAIA championship 
tournament. 



#42 Dwayne Shaw displays his 
awesome ability to jump above the 
opponent to make another basket. 



Team members include: Chad Storck, Eric Echelbarger. Matt Koerber, 
Brad Fischer. Tim Schumacher, Shawn Byrne, Jerome Gilmore. Dwa>'ne 
Shaw, Lance Marcum, Matt Laur, Pete Krumsieg, Justin Tatum. Head 
coach: Harry Statham. Assistant coaches: Chad Mills and Rick Darnell. 



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They Played, 
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The 200 1 -2002 Lady Bearcats executed 
an incredible season. The team won the 
American Midwest Conference title after 
a win over Columbia College. The team 
then traveled to Tennesse to pla>' in the 
NAIA Division I National Championship. 
The Lady Bearcats tlnished the season 
with a record of 20- 15. 

Following in the footsteps of the pre\'ious 
season, the 2002-2003 Lady Bearcats 
ha\ e high expectations. The team retiuns 
three staiters and nine letter-\\ inners from 
last season. On the schedule this season 
are the nationally-ranked Brescia 
University and nationally-ranked AMC 
ri\al Columbia College. 



Sophomore Kell\ 
Hasheider displavs lier 
s\\ ift maneuvering skills 
on the basketball court. 




Hands off! That's 
how Karvie Penelton 
plays the game to 
avoid any fouls. 




Number 20 Jacque 
Clark smoothh 
passes by the 
opponent to score 
another two points 
for the Bearcats. 



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Amy Anderson keeps her mind on the game. 
With that concentration, she will surely 
rebound for the Bearcats. 



Team members include: Amy Anderson, 
Michelle Beiermann, Miesha Billups, Becky 
Bisso, Jacque Clark. Lauren Dunseath, Kelly 
Hasheider, Brittany Heins, Sheila Hering, 
Meghan Martz, Karyle Penelton, Jennifer 
Repking, Stephanie Sparks. Junior Varsity: 
Angle Witte, Sara Winkeler. Amanda Strecker, 
Kellie Persons, Kelly Mitchell, Jennifer Steams, 
Megan Richardson, Aimee Westlake. 
Head Coach: Melissa Ringhausen 
Assitant Coaches: Nicole Hartrich and Kristin 
Hustedde 
Recruiting Specialist: Bruce Veach 



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Team members include: Scott Becker. Brandon Bondy, Eric Ciiappie. Donald Cummins. Robert Cummins, Tim Fraher, Ryan Gentscii, Travis Hai 
Michael Henry. Lee McCarthy, Robert Warner. Bryan Winterbottom. Head coach; Gary White. 







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McKendree reached the IBC National 
Championsliip in 2002. in just its second 
:am members include Amanda Blocker, Renee Boelloeni, Michelle Bryant. Deanna Dashley. season. Coached by GaiT White, the 
elissa Doyens. Lindsay Foster. Stacie Foster. Krystal Havelka. Sarah Hedman. Amber Henn, teams are currentlv ranked "" 1 St in the 

CollegeBowling.com power rankings for 
their 2002-2003 season. 



imberly McGrifF, Ashley Reynolds, Christine Szoke. Heidi Tangman, Jenessa Trace 
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Above. These baseball players are proud to 
show off their awards. 



Right. The 2002 McKendree College 
baseball team. 

2002 Roster follows: T. Nagel. M. Hudgens, 
J. Wiegand. J. Powers, E. Breuchaiid. J. 
Cryder. D. Kanter. D. Degenhart. D. 
Brinkman, M. Meddows. J. Cann, R. Smith. J. 
Volkmar, J. Mason, W. Newsom, D. Barr, J. 
Klein, D. Richert, D. Ott, R. Tribout. B. Ulrich. 
A. Hook, T. Baltz, D. Session, J. Basinski, B. 
Klostermann. 




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Swinging 
Into Action 

The 2002 Bearcats baseball team 
finished the season with an overall 
record of 38-17 and were the AMC 
tournament champions. This was the 
third consecutive conference 
championship for the Bearcats. 

The 2003 baseball team is looking to 
make this year the fourth trip to the title 
game. With only five seniors and thirteen 
freshman on the team, this year's Bearcats 
may lack experience, but they make up 
for it with talent. 

The 2003 team roster follows: 
T. Nagel. M. Hudgens. J. Gajewski. M. 
Harris. J. Cann. J. Wiegand. J. Powers. 
J. Wahlig. J. Bell. M. Spotanski. C. 
Kingston. B. Dinkelman. J. Dierkes. R. 
Stephens. L. Marcum. D. Wilson. T. 
Baur. A. Kremmel. T. Cowell. J. 
Volkmar. J. Queem. W. Newsom. D. 
Barr. J. Klein. D. Degenhart. D. 
Richert, D. Ott. M. Germann. A. Hook. 
J. Basinski. J. Weston, B. Klostermann. 



Left. Blowing another Above. The 2003 
strike past the batter is McKendree Bearcat 
pitcher Adam Hook. baseball team. 



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Sliding Into 
/^ Home 

The 2002 Bearcats posted an overall 
record of 41-19. with an AMC record 
of 8-2. The team pulled together for four 
wins in the McKendree College Classic 
as well. The team had a strong finish, 
making it to the championship game of 
the AMC Post Season Tournament 
where they were defeated by Columbia 
College. 

The 2003 McKendree softball team 
hopes to repeat the championship 
appearance. With a total of seven seniors 
on the varsity team, the Bearcats are not 
short on experience. 

The 2003 varsity roster follows: 
M. Reznicek. M. Kolaskowski. S. 
Holcmann. L. Bieber. Y. Blackburn. A. 
Witte. J. Pfefterkom. S. Cunningham. K. 
Camden. B. Schi-ieber. A. Cooper. J. 
Wells. D. Louden. M. Wolf, A. 
Niemeyer. L. Baittelbort. A. Maurer. 



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A bo ve . The 200.^ Right, Darci Louden 
McKendree College v\inds up for another 
Softball team. strike. 




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Above. The 2002 McKendree College softball 
team. 

The 2002 team roster follows: 

A. Conley, N. Goodwin. L. Bieber, M. Singleton, 

Y. Blackburn, A. Witte, J. Pfefferkom, 

S. Cunningham, K. Camden, S. Hollaway, A. 

Cooper, M. Jameson. A. Haas, D. Louden. M. 

Wolf. A. Niemeyer, K. Colyer, A. Maurer. 



Left. The girls proudly show off their trophy. 



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The 2003 tennis roster includes; 

Daniel Adalberti, Lori Autenrieb, Dustin David, 

Emily Guest, Timanye Hackney, James Keaster, 

Greg Mennerick, Amber Raymond, Pedro 

Renda, Mark Riemann, Devan Roosevelt, 

Kristin Voegele, Rebecca Wendel and Brett 

Zaron. 



This bearcat tennis player concentrates for 
perfect placement of the ball. 



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Serving 



It 



Bearcat Style 



The 2002 men's and women's tennis 
teams were defeated in the finals of the 
N AIA Region V Tournament in 
Springfield. MO. McKendree posted 
its only victory' of the match at No. 2 
doubles, where juniors Daniel Adalberti 
(Argentina) and Pedro Renda 
( Ai-gentina) recorded an 8-5 decision. 



He makes it look so 

easy. 



Get ready for a 
powerful forehand ! 




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The 2002 Men's and Women's Track and Field 
Team: Asst. Coach Brad White. Marlon 
Barnaby, John Burr, Chadwici-c Dennis, 
Nicholas Powell, Dennis Bamett, Coach Gary 
White. Tim Whittney, Ian Godwin. Philbert 
Amazu, Joseph May, Cruz Adele, Scott 
Compton, Neisha Thompson, Agne Visockaite. 
Shavon. Tanya Thomas, Karyle Penelton, 
Sonny King, Betty-Ann Haywood, Penelope, 
Nadia Cunningham, Tresea Seymore, LaToya 
Berry, Khalilah Hyatt-Graham, Shemette Davis. 

Neisha Thompson, Agne Visockaite, Shernette 
Davis, and Bett\-Ann Haywood competed in 
the 4 X 400-meter relay. This performance 
clinched the championship for the Women's 
Indoor Track & Field team for the fourth year 
in a row! 




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National 

Champions 



Coach Gary White has a lot of reasons 
to be proud of the athletes he coaches. 
In their 2002 season, eleven qualified 
for the the NAIA track and field 
nationals. The women scored a 
combined total of 77 points, edging out 
Azusa Pacific University (75). The men 
finished in a tie for seventh place. 

The 2003 squad sent three athletes to 
the indoor nationals, where our 
defending champion, senior Marlon 
Barnaby, placed second in the 55- 
meter dash. 

Coach Gar\' White holds the 
trophy up high during the 
ceremony after the women won 
at nationals. 



INDOOR TRACK S FELD^ 

^2002 WOMENS PROGRAM-A^ 



Senior. Tanya Thomas 
placed second in shot 
put. 



This fourth title gives 
McKendree the all-time lead in 
team championships in the 22- 
year history of the event. 



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Agne Visockaite was the first woman irom 
McKendree to compete in the 01>TOpics. 
Representing her native Lithuania, she 
raced in the 2000 Summer Olympics. At 
tlie 2002 N AlA National Championships, 
she was named Co-Perfomier of the Meet 
where she won the 5 5 -meter and 200- 
meter dash that day. 

Pictured at right, this is the third time in 
four years she has been awarded 
Performer of the Year, which is also an 
NAIA record. 



Coach White counsels Agne 
after her match. 




The dominant 

women's squad digs 
deep in the 4 x 400- 
meter relay for t 
win. 



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At the 2002 National Championships, senior 
Dennis Barnett competed in the shot put where 
he deHvered a measure of 53"02.25"'. 



Senior. Marlon Bamaby, defending national 
champion in the 55-meter dash, placed second 
in the 2003 race with a time of 6.34 seconds. 
Barnaby has been an NAIA Ail-American in 
the event for four consecutive years. 



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The McKendrean is seen not only by students, but by 
family, friends, and communities as well. Since the selling 
price of the yearbook to students only covers part of the 
actual printing costs, the yearbook staff depend on the 
business and senior ads for additional funds. The 
continued support of patrons is important to the success 
of the yearbook, and a variety of sizes of ads from full- 
page to business card size are available to meet the 
advertising needs of the business community. We hope 
that the advertisements in the yearbook will help bring 
new customers to our patrons just as their advertisements 
help create a product worthy of McKendree pride. 

The benefits of ads placed in the yearbook far outweigh 
their nominal cost since a yearbook is never thi-own away. 
It is looked at repeatedly and appeals to a wide range of 
readers from students to parents to business people. 
"Vendor and senior ads are very important to the success 
of our yearbook, and we thank all those who have so 
generously contributed to this incredibly worthy project," 
said Kelly Wissehr, McKendrean. 



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Becky Bisso 




May all of your dreams come 

true.... 

We love you Becky! 

Dad, Mom, 
Kelly and Ricky 



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Joseph R. Bisso 

Thank you for Beini] 
such a wonderful son! It 
has Been faBuCous 
watching you 0ro^\' 
into the fine young man 
tliat you are today! Me 
have always Been 
proud of you and now 
you have given us one 
more reason to 
celeBrate having you in 
our Cife! This is a' 
wonderful 
accomplishment and 
we would love to take 
the credit; however, the 
credit BeCongs to you! 
you knew M'hat you 
wanted and you went 
out and got the joB\ 
done. Like ahvays we 
are very proud to call 

our son! 'Please rememBer that we love you very\ 

h and'wUfalways Be here for you! 
We love you! 
Love, Mom & Vad 
T.S. Can I still call you Squirt? 




John Burr 




Karyle Lynne Penelton 

CongratufatTons, j^ar^fc! 




We are very proud of you! 

Love, 

Mom and Dad 



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iool§ fast to vour §reams! 

tPal"R 6an5nn'l)an§ wit6 t^e lorS ever^ step of tHc wa^ 

XPalK witl^ iovc; walK vpit6 confibence. 

."HnS in alTtl^ings give tl^anlis unto tl^e lorbl 

Wc love -pou ! 

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To my Baby, XaryCe Lynne 

May (god continue to sRower 

you Mntfi BCessings as you grow 

stronger ancfmore Beautiful in 

J-fis tender, Coving care. 

CongratuCations and 

'Best 'Wishes'. 

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Congratulations. K.ar>ie! 

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but the lighting of a fire. 

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We wish you continued success in 

achieving your goals. 

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I am so proud of you, sis. 

Always keep God first in your life 

We are here to support you on 

whatever paths you choose. 

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Editor labitlui .Vleador confers with Advisor Keli> 
Wissehr on what exactly needs to be accomplished by 
the next staff meeting. 



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Tliroughout tliis year, the yearbook stafthad many obstacles to 
overcome. However, all our hard work has fmally paid off! 
We would like to thank Lucy Conner, our publishing representative. 
Without her help, this book would have never been completed. We 
would also like to acknowledge Mary Mueller who got the hall rolling 
for Our Place. Our Times. Our Lives. 





Josh Hoiiingsead mai<es cropping tiie photos look so easy. 
However, we know tiie truth! Those croppers are a pain 
in the neck to use!! 



The staff enjoys their outing of bowHng at the newi\- 
opened Fat Cats in O'Falion. 



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It was Kelly's idea to bowl the last frame backwards. 
Tabitha Meador is taking her turn and doing her best... 
right into the gutter. 



Sarah Beth Ferrell demonstrates her graceful bowling 
technique at the bowling outing to Fat Cats. 




Even while trying to meet deadlines, the yearbook staff 
members display their silly sides. (Or maybe it's a stress- 
reliever?) 



Sara Ford Joined the staff mid-second semester, but her 
hard work helped us out a lot! Here, she is updating Kelly 
on her assignments. 



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The 2002-2003 McKendrean was printed by Herflf 
Jones at its printing plant in Marceline, Missouri. Press- 
run was 200 copies.The Vista Embossed cover was de- 
signed by the yearbook staff featuring rainbow foil and 
silver silkscreen on a metallic brushed amethyst cover 
material. The full-color designed endsheets coordinated 
with the cover and page graphics. The theme "Our Place. 
Our Time, Our Lives" was developed by the yearbook 
staff to reflect both the individuality and togetherness of 
the student body. The 1 80-page book was printed on 
80# high gloss Bordeaux paper. Layouts and copy were 
done on PCs using PageMaker 6.5 and the Herff Jones 
PageMaster templates. Copy was done in Gigi and Times 
New Roman fonts. Student portraits were taken by Don 
Wise of Wise Choice Photography from Lebanon, IL. 
Kelly Wissehr. Director of Alumni Affairs, sei-ved as yeai- 
book advisor. Yearbook staff members included Tabitha 
Meador.Editor, Sarah Beth Ferrell, Sara Ford, Josh 
Hollingsead, and Mary Mueller. Herflf Jones representa- 
tive was Lucy Conner of East Alton. 




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