Building on the foundation of growth that has developed over the past eight years at SIUE, the new assistant vice chancellor for Enrollment Management says he will continue monitoring that growth to assure SIUE remains a quality institution.
Boyd Bradshaw, director of admissions at SIUE since 1999 and serving as acting assistant vice chancellor since last fall, recently was named to that position.
"With changing student populations, greater demand and expectations among public and private institutions, and changing technologies, the role of the enrollment manager in higher education is crucial in meeting enrollment goals," Bradshaw said.
In his new position, Bradshaw is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating and administering an effective enrollment management program, with responsibility for the Office of Admissions, Academic Marketing and Mailing, Student Financial Aid, Office of the Registrar and Service Center, and the SIUE Career Development Center.
"I am excited about the opportunity to build upon a strong enrollment management foundation, which has seen an eight-year growth trend at SIUE," he said. "And that trend is expected to continue in the fall."
With such growth, SIUE must maintain a balance to ensure that it continues to attain its long-term goals, Bradshaw said. "More and more students and parents view SIUE as their first choice for a quality, affordable education.
"A strong faculty, small class sizes, community service opportunities, an active campus life, and some of the newest residence halls in the state continue to fuel SIUE's growth."
Bradshaw previously had been an assistant director of Admissions at Saint Louis University before joining the SIUE staff. He also had been an admissions counselor at Eastern Illinois University, where he had received a bachelor of science in business administration in 1993. He earned a master of science in Education at EIU, with a specialty in college student personnel.
He currently is studying for a doctorate in education at Saint Louis University. Bradshaw recently was named president-elect of the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC). He also has been active with the National ACAC. Other professional activities include secretary of the Illinois ACT Council and membership on that Council's Executive Committee.
Chancellor David Werner has recommended promotions for the following faculty, effective July 1. Their names and recommended ranks are listed by school affiliations below:
Arts and Sciences: Elaine AbuSharbain, associate professor; Lenora Anop, associate professor; Zenia Augustin, associate professor; Paul Brunkow, associate professor; John DenHouter, associate professor; Joel Hardman, associate professor; Rahim Karimpour, professor; Patricia Klorer, professor; Don Scandell, associate professor; Edward Sewell, professor; Kim Shaw, associate professor; Michael Shaw, associate professor; Kathleen Tunney, associate professor; Anne Valk, associate professor; Tammy Voepel, associate professor; and Jack Voller, professor.
Education: Kathy Bushrow, associate professor, and Stephen Tuholski, associate professor.
Engineering: Dianne Kay, associate professor, and Jacob Van Roekel, professor.
Lovejoy Library: Regina McBride, associate professor.
The Summer Showbiz production of Fiddler on the Roof will have an extra bit of realism both in the stage and on it.
The lead actors playing Tevye and wife, Golda, are Janet and John Strzelec, husband and wife for 22 years. When asked about working with her husband on stage, Janet realistically said with a laugh: "For me there probably won't be any real acting. I'll just be nagging as usual."
Associate Professor Peter Cocuzza, director for the show, said: "They'll be wonderful together. They are an example of a more seasoned cast than we've had in other years. There's a good mix of ages and experience," he added. The 40-member cast has an age range from 10 to 53, with several SIUE staff and faculty members included.
"The show itself will be a traditional production," Cocuzza said. But until now, the "typical" set design for this musical wasn't typical for the SIUE stage. What was needed was a revolving stage. Now, thanks to the efforts of Assistant Professor Jim Dorethy, set designer for the production, the show has ab revolve, enabling more flexibility and realism.
The new stage is 28 feet in diameter designed like a donut, according to the set designer. "The center stays in place while a 5-foot walkway revolves," Dorethy explained. "It's designed in 36 separate segments, each on casters and bolted together, like slices of a pie."
The stage is powered by a three-horsepower motor. "It runs like a big treadmill, only it's circular," Dorethy said.
The set also is designed for mobility; to be taken down and re-assembled when needed. "We may use it for the second production next year in the Experimental (James F. Metcalf) Theater," Dorethy said.
And how long did it take to create? "It took about a week to design it and we've been building it here with about a dozen people, some students from the High School Internship class, some from the summer tech class, faculty and some volunteers," he said.
Fiddler on the Roof is part of SIUE's SummerArts 2003 program, and is being produced by the Department of Theater and Dance. Fiddler runs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, July 11-12 and 17-19, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 13 and 20, all on the mainstage in Katherine Dunham Hall.
For more information, call the Fine Arts box office, (618) 650-2774, or, from St. Louis toll free, (888) 328-5168, Ext. 2774; or visit the Web site: www.siue.edu/THEATER.
Five SIUE students found out what the "real world" was like by running a fictitious business. The team took second place of 36 teams entered in a recent international business strategy competition.
The International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition pits teams of five students who run a computer-simulated business. The SIUE team included Deanna Bock (Edwardsville), Lesley Carr (Greenville), Jennifer Ford (Maryville), Gena Kruger (Harrisburg), and Matthew Wambold (Mascoutah).
Beginning in February, the teams made decisions regarding production, pricing and marketing of their "product," as well as planning and investment decisions. The competition culminated in April with a trip to San Diego, where presentations were made to judges. Final ranking depended on the judges' evaluation of the presentations, and the financial performance of the company.
Bock was CEO for the SIUE team. "The competition really tied together everything we had learned," she said. "It showed us how everything works together in order for a business to succeed."
Joe Michlitsch, associate professor of management, said the competition gave students practical experience in business management. "It gave them a chance to apply what they learned in the classroom."
Michlitsch said the competition served as an assessment of the students' (all seniors) education. "The competition is very similar to a capstone course that requires students to pull together what they've learned in the School of Business and run an organization. You can't fake this. Within the competition, there are real consequences to every decision. Each decision has an impact on the financial bottom line that the judges see."
Wambold, who was responsible for strategic planning, said it was interesting to see the effects of the team's decisions. "In the simulation, you make decisions, then see how they play out," he said. "You can't just make a snap judgment. You have to evaluate each situation and measure it against your plan for the business."
Saif Bock: "We were disappointed that we didn't win the competition. We were actually ahead at one time, but the winning team had a little better financial performance."
Still, both said they would recommend the competition to anyone. "It's a great experience," Wambold said. "It really brings together what you learn in the School of Business and you see how Economics, Finance and Marketing all fit together."
Thomas E. Sullivan, president of the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS), offered the commencement address recently to the graduating class of the SIU School of Dental Medicine at its spring commencement ceremony.
The SIU/SDM commencement exercises were conducted in Meridian Ballroom at the Morris University Center. A reception followed in the Goshen Lounge.
Reminiscent of last year's commencement, 46 new doctors received degrees and were honored for earning a fourth-place national ranking on the National Board Dental Part II Exams. SIU/SDM students have placed fourth on National Board Part II Exams among 52 other dental schools in the country for two consecutive years, and they have placed in the top five, three times in the past five years.
Adam Pershing was selected as the Student Responder for the Class of 2003. Dr. Pershing had served as president of the SIU/SDM American Student Dental Association.
Carl Bahr and Craig Bahr graduated summa cum laude; Greg Haarman, Christa Hopp, and Jennifer Woolery graduated magna cum laude; and Matthew Boscia, Saeed Kashefi, Richard Orrick, Ryan Rader, Edwards Rose, and Maria Shaffer graduated cum laude.
Sullivan, a 1982 graduate of Loyola University Dental School, practices general family dentistry at Drs. Sullivan and Suchy Ltd. in Westchester. Dr. Sullivan served as associate clinical professor of operative dentistry at Loyola from 1984-1993. As an active member of the Chicago Dental Society (CDS), he was appointed general chair of the 1998 Midwinter Meeting after serving on various committees. He has held all offices through the presidency of the West Suburban Branch of the CDS..
At ISDS, Dr. Sullivan has been a member of the Public Relations Committee, which he chaired from 1996-1998. He has served on the Board of Trustees, Legislation Committee and P.A.N.D.A. Coalition; was appointed Finance and Planning Chair in 1992; and is a member of the DENT-IL PAC Governor's Club. He has participated as a delegate to the ADA House of Delegates for several years.
He is also a member of the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists and the Odontographic Society of Chicago. He is currently serving a four-year term on the ADA Council of Communications.
Think you know the Cinderella story? All that wicked stepmother, good versus evil, and a helping of Disney thrown in, right? Forget it. You're only scratching the surface.
The story of Cinderella has been around for hundreds of years and takes many forms in many cultures. In fact, there are at least 12 versions of the story in English alone, and there's even a version that originates in Iraq. It has endured and spread throughout cultures because of its common themes of loss, perseverance and ultimately success.
Gloria Reading wants to take six versions of the story to teachers in Third World countries, where books in the classroom typically are rare. The teachers would use the books to teach reading, writing, social studies and character education.
But here begins a potential Cinderella story about Cinderella stories. Reading needs $25,000 to make the project happen.
"Cinderella started out in rags and that's where we are right now," said Reading, an assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction.
"Books are in great need in the classrooms of Third-World countries," she said. "The countries are poor. The schools have limited funds, and the idea of books as teaching and learning tools has often not been effectively integrated into the schools.
"For example, in Uganda, the government provides books for only four subjects: language, social studies, math and science. It's not unusual to find four or more students sharing the same book. The books are kept on shelves and passed out as they are needed.
"So, the idea of using literature to teach reading and writing is not part of the curriculum. Also, incorporating stories like this that demonstrate the idea of perseverance and preparedness and developing one's self through the study of literature is very much atypical."
Reading wants to provide copies of six of the Cinderella stories to 50 teachers, and calculates that books and other materials work out to about $503 per teacher. She will present the project at the Pan-African Conference on Reading for All in Uganda this August.
Wings of Hope, the largest international volunteer charity in the Midwest, has agreed to ship the books at no charge. Founded in 1962, the organization is located at Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, Mo., and over the past 41 years has sent 140 aircraft into 38 countries assisting the poor.
"We've appealed to several charitable foundations and organizations," Reading said. "They all think it's a great project but with the economy down, this is a difficult time to ask for donations. I'm so thankful that Wings of Hope has volunteered to help us. Transporting the books is a major expense."
One of the themes of the Cinderella stories is the unexpected intervening force that helps change an unsatisfactory situation into an opportunity. Just like Cinderella, Reading is seeking an intervener for the project. Needed: One Fairy Godmother.
"The essential theme of this project is to help teachers become the intervening force that brings new opportunity to their students," she said. "Teachers are change agents in the classroom. Students' success depends on teachers' ability to engage and excite children and encourage them to learn."