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PUBLICATIONS Inside Illinois Vol. 21, No.1, July 5, 2001

Research| Campus | Honors | Job Market | Deaths | PDF format

Marking history
Program honors UI history-makers, one achievement at a time

The UI plans to make – and mark – history today when Chancellor Michael Aiken unveils the first campus historical marker outside Temple Hoyne Buell Hall.
The marker, recognizing the achievements of Nathan C. Ricker, is among 57 that will be posted around campus by fall. Full story…

System senses ice buildup on wings, alerts pilot
A smart ice-management system being developed at the UI would sense the effect of accreted ice on the performance and handling qualities of an aircraft, then alert the pilot, restrict the aircraft from potentially dangerous maneuvers, and adapt the flight control system to maintain safe operation. More …

Summer Reading heats up
Two more UI employees share their summer reading lists. More …
Burglaries, robberies decline during academic year 2000-2001
Aggravated assaults, batteries, criminal sexual assaults increase
The number of reported burglaries and robberies declined in the UI Police Department’s statistical reporting area during the academic year that ended May 13, figures released in June indicate. The number of reported aggravated assaults and batteries, as well as the number of criminal sexual assaults, increased during that eight-month period. More …

Ortiz brings home gold
Officer Tony Ortiz lived up to the theme of this year’s World Police and Fire Games in Indianapolis and became a "hero in the heartland," winning the gold medal in the men’s master’s division of handball. More …

UI earns accreditation for lab animal care
The UI this month joined a handful of land-grant institutions fully accredited campuswide by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International. More …

On the Job: Bill Jones
When he doesn’t have his head in the clouds teaching Institute of Aviation students to fly, Bill Jones, assistant aviation education specialist, writes action-adventure novels, as William M. Jones. Full story …
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


William H. Creswell Jr., 81, died June 28 at Carle Foundation Hospital. Creswell was a professor of health education at the UI department of health and safety education from 1962 to 1990, serving as department head from 1970 to 1980. He held a joint appointment at the UIC School of Public Health. He was in the process of updating an 11th edition his textbook, "School Health Practice," which is a standard in the field. Memorials: William H. Creswell Jr. Scholarship Fund, UI Foundation, Harker Hall, 1305 W. Green St., MC-386.

Katrina W. Jeurissen, 83, died June 27 at the Manatee County Care Center, Bradenton, Fla. Jeurissen retired from the UI where she was a licensed practical nurse at McKinley Health Center.

Elizabeth Motsinger, 66, died June 18 at her St. Joseph home. Motsinger retired from the UI in July 1996. She was a storekeeper II for the Materials Research Lab for 8 years. Memorials: Provena Hospice.

Lawrence "John" Dean Shirley, 63, died June 16 at his Champaign home. Shirley was a UI police officer for 27 years. He retired in 1991. Memorials: Champaign County FOP Lodge 17.

Joseph L. Smith, 57, died June 19 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. At the time of his death, Smith was an assistant police training specialist for the Police Training Institute where he had worked for 26 years. Memorials: Amyloidosis Research or American Heart Association.

Betty Jane Pilchard Yapp, 79, died June 19 at her Urbana home. Yapp retired in 1990 after 15 years at the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations Library, as a library technical assistant. Memorials: C-U Symphony Orchestra, 701 Devonshire Drive, C-24, Champaign IL 61820; Champaign County Extension Education Foundation, 801 N. Country Fair Drive, Suite D, Champaign, IL 61821; or to contribute to the placement of a living memorial with plaque for her at the Champaign County Nursing Home Garden, memorials can be made to the C-U Herb Society, 1201 S. Race St., Urbana, IL 61801.


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