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PUBLICATIONS Inside Illinois Vol. 20, No.21, June 7, 2001

Campus | Honors | Administrative | Achievements |Brief Notes | Job Market | Deaths | PDF format

‘Biodiversity Blitz’: As many species as possible to be identified at Allerton
Amateur biologists will have the opportunity to work in the field alongside professional biologists and perhaps become part of a record-breaking event during the Illinois Natural History Survey’s first Biodiversity Blitz, June 29-30 at Robert Allerton Park near Monticello. Full story…
Message from the Chancellor More …

Summer reading heats up
Inside Illinois readers believe in summer reading and have said they missed the once-annual Summer Reading series. So here it is, back by popular demand. More …

Daniel Sullivan receives Tony Award
UI theater professor Daniel Sullivan received the Tony Award for best director of a play for his work on David Auburn’s "Proof." More …

Trustees discuss parking, Chief Illiniwek, approve appointments
Faculty and staff members in need of convenient campus parking may see their prospects improve in coming years, but it will cost them. More …

achieve ments
A report on honors, awards, offices and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members. More …

brief notes
Summer Music Festival … Concert in the Park is June 16 … Vintage Vinyl sale is June 9 … Workshop for storytellers … Family Heritage Days, June 23-24 More …

job market Academic Human Resources maintains listings for academic professional and faculty positions. Prospective employees also may subscribe to the academic jobs listserve (look under Career Information) and receive e-mail notification of open positions.

Personnel Services maintains listings for staff openings


Anna J. Baker, 96, died May 14 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Baker worked at the Illini Union catering department from 1963 to 1972. Memorials: Tuscola United Methodist Church, 901 N. Prairie St., Tuscola, IL 61953.

Byron N. Cook, 58, died May 27 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Cook was an airplane mechanic at the UI’s Willard Airport from 1991 until 1998. Memorials: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1237 in Tolono.

Frank Dean Garland, 81, died May 30 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Bloomington. Garland worked in the purchasing division of the UI Business Office. He retired in 1986. Memorials: Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, Champaign.

Florence M. Harding, 99, died June 1 at Meadowbrook Health Center, Urbana. Memorial services will be at a later date. Harding worked at the UI Library for more than 46 years. She first worked at the library as a student and after graduation in 1924 became a cataloger. She was the Modern Languages librarian from 1944 until she retired in 1970. In addition she became a professor of library administration in1955 and was awarded Emerita status upon her retirement.

C. Glen "Doc" Marsh, 79, died May 12 at his St. Joseph home. Marsh was a junior laboratory attendant in agricultural engineering from 1952 until 1959. He then was a laborer electrician with the Division of Operation and Maintenance until he retired in 1981.

Kathryn I. Prior, 80, died May 16 at the Champaign County Nursing Home. Prior worked in food service at the Illini Union for 21 years, retiring in 1981 as head cook.

Dallas D. Robertson, 90, died May 20 at the Care Centre of Champaign. Robertson worked as a fire station attendant at the UI from 1942 to 1944, and as a fire inspector for UI housing from 1966 to 1968 and 1977 to 1979.

Robert A. Tarpenning, 78, died May 19 at his home in Fernandina Beach, Fla. Memorial services will be at a later date in Champaign. Tarpenning worked as a building operating engineer at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts from 1960 until his retirement in 1982. Memorials: Shriner’s Hospitals, Box 30714, Tampa, FL 33633 or Mayo Foundation, Box 64233, St. Paul, MN 55164.

Laurine Mingee Wells, 80, died May 18 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Wells was an accountant at the UI, retiring in 1990. Memorials: Arthritis Foundation or American Heart Association.

Jerrold Ziff, 72, died May 26 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Ziff came to the UI in 1969 as a professor of art history. He was chairman of his department when he retired in 1994. Memorials: Champaign County Humane Society or Planned Parenthood of East Central Illinois.

Marianne Zimmerman, 80, died May 11 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury, Conn. Zimmerman began working at the UI in 1968. She was a food laboratory assistant in the home economics department when she retired in 1982. Memorials: Young Life of Southbury and Middlebury, Box 532, Southbury, CT 06488.

Jessie Mae Keaton, 63, died May 1 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Keaton had worked for the UI Housing Division for 31 years. She was a food-service supervisor at the dining room of the Lincoln Avenue Residence Hall.

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