Vol. 20, No.21, June 7, 2001
Notes | Job Market | Deaths
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 Surveys first Biodiversity
Blitz, June 29-30 at Robert Allerton Park near Monticello. Full
|Message from the
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
receives Tony Award
UI theater professor Daniel Sullivan received the Tony Award for
best director of a play for his work on David Auburns "Proof."
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
report on honors, awards, offices and other outstanding achievements
of faculty and staff members. More
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
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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 UIs Willard Airport from 1991 until 1998. Memorials:
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1237 in Tolono.
Frank Dean Garland, 81, died May
30 at St. Josephs 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
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: Shriners 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
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. Marys 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.