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November 13, 2001

New Criminal Justice Program To Be Launched

With a growing number of criminal justice-related jobs in Illinois and a dwindling supply of people with the training to fill the demand, SIUE will launch a new degree in Criminal Justice Studies in January.

Hugh Barlow, professor of sociology and chair of that department, said the program will "be very competitive" with other criminal justice programs, and will have a strong liberal arts foundation.

"Our goal is to prepare graduates for a broad range of criminal justice careers," Barlow said. "That means careers in the court system, probation and parole, correctional system, law enforcement, and related fields.

"We anticipate that there will be strong demand for this degree," he said,. "particularly among people already working in the criminal justice system who do not have a four-year degree."

Prior criminal justice coursework and grade point average will be among the determining factors for admission to the major. The program will meet the Illinois Articulation Initiative, which establishes guidelines for transfers of credit from one college or university to another throughout the state. Under this program, Illinois students will be able to transfer up to 15 hours of specified criminal justice coursework.

"Ideally, we'd like CJ students to be juniors when they declare the major," Barlow said. "We also envision the program as one that allows place-bound and working adults to meet their educational and career needs. They may need a criminal justice degree in order to be promoted, or to change their career path."

Barlow said courses will eventually be offered in both the day and evening, to accommodate traditional and non-traditional students. All students will be required to complete an internship in order to graduate.

"We're very enthusiastic about getting this program off the ground," said Barlow, adding that three new faculty members will be hired for the fall and one will be added in 2003. "We are providing an educational opportunity that previously did not exist in Southwestern Illinois."

The curriculum will not be fully developed until next year. For this reason, no more than 20-25 students will be admitted this year, with an additional 40 in fall 2002. Interested students should contact Barlow or David Kauzlarich, (618) 650-3713), for more information.

Water Supply, Terrorism Discussion At ERTC Nov. 16

Consideration of heightened security measures for a wide range of public services has become prevalent as a result of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Among the homeland security issues being closely examined and discussed is the safety of the nation's water supply.

As part of the ongoing dialog and preparedness actions being taken, SIUE's Environmental Resources Training Center (ERTC) is presenting a panel discussion, "Terrorism and Public Water Supply," at noon Friday, Nov. 16, at the center, one-half mile west of the North University Drive entrance on Poag Road.

"By now, most city councils have discussed the safety of their water supply," said Robert Whitworth, acting ERTC director. "We hope this panel discussion will comfort people and get them to thinking about how to best protect their water systems."

The discussion group will focus on measures used by water suppliers to protect the public from terrorist acts via the water supply. Areas to be discussed include source water contamination, water treatment, water distribution systems, chemical delivery storage, types of contaminants, and other relevant topics.

The panel will be directly addressing issues faced by water plant operators, supervisors, and city officials responsible for the public water supply. Panel members, who will be answering questions related to their area of expertise, are:

• Larry Skora, of the FBI;
• Ellen Storment, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture;
• Todd Rowe, of the Illinois EPA (IEPA);
• Dave George, of George Alarm Company, Glen Carbon;
• Mike Curry, an engineer with Curry and Associates, a Nashville;
• Kim Bateman, of the ERTC.

"People pretty much take their drinking water for granted," said Whitworth. "Without being alarmists, this is not a time to be complacent. With discussions such as this one, people will begin talking and generating good ideas for water supply protection. That will just make everyone feel safer."

In 1977, ERTC was designated by the IEPA as the Illinois center for the continuing education of personnel involved in the operation, maintenance, and management of drinking water and wastewater treatment systems. The ERTC offers courses designed to assist both entry level personnel who are preparing for a career in wastewater and drinking water treatment systems and persons already employed in such systems who desire additional education to upgrade job skills and prepare for more responsible positions. Additionally, the ERTC offers courses for licensed plumbers and water operators in cross connection control.

Persons who complete ERTC courses are awarded continuing education units (CEUs) by the University that are applicable to certification requirements for water and wastewater treatment operators. Courses and CEUs are also issued to licensed plumbers in cross connection control under requirements administered by the IEPA and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Registration for "Terrorism and Public Water Supply" is $25 and limited to 90 people. CEUs will be awarded for the discussion. For registration information, call the ERTC, (618) 650-2030.


The former president of Poland, Nobel Prize-winner Lech Walesa, was on campus recently to speak for the Arts & Issues program. He also took time to meet members of the university community at a reception in his honor.

ESTL Center Hosts Partners' Reception

More than 150 people recently celebrated their years of collaboration with the East St. Louis Center at its first annual Partners' Reception.

"We could not do the job we do with our children, our clients, and our programs if it were not for the firm commitment and constant support we receive from our partners in the Metro East area," said Center Director Patricia Harrison.

"The reception was one small way of thanking everyone for their contributions and recognizing our powerful partnership," Harrison said. "Because together, the SIUE East St. Louis Center and its partners help empower people and strengthen communities."

Partners from the area and SIUE community enjoyed an evening of fellowship, entertainment and were able to learn more about the 16 programs at the center. Those at the reception representing SIUE included Chancellor David Werner, Provost Sharon Hahs, and Associate Provost David Sill.

Representatives from local businesses, school districts and organizations were part of the crowd. The East St. Louis Center for the Performing Arts After School Theater Arts Program presented the dance number, "Let the Good Times Roll," and Reggie Thomas, an associate professor of music, and the SIUE Jazz Combo performed throughout the reception.

The Original 'Babe' On Campus Nov. 30 For A&I

Singer, songwriter, and comedienne Christine Lavin-the original "Babe" from the singing group, The Babes-will perform in concert Nov. 30 in Katherine Dunham Hall theater as part of the Arts & Issues series.

With only an acoustic guitar and an endless supply of witty anecdotes, Lavin takes audiences on a wonderful musical journey. She will appear at 7:30 p.m. in Meridian Ballroom on the first floor of the Morris University Center.

"Last year's appearance by The Babes was one of the high spots of the season, and now we have the woman who started it all," says Karen Bollinger, acting coordinator of the Arts & Issues series. "Christine Lavin is a one-woman entertainment package, so look for an evening of quality musicianship and humor."

Lavin, who has recorded and released 13 solo albums of original material, has created, directed, produced, and taught performance courses in 1992 and 1993 at the Martha's Vineyard Singer/ Songwriters' Retreat for songwriters on that island to meet, collaborate, and record new material.

She has won several music awards and her songs have been performed in concert by such artists as the Dartmouth Decibelles, the Washington, D.C., Gay Men's Chorus, Scottish troubadour Brian McNeil, and singer Andrea Marcovicci.

Christine performs 120 concerts per year in a career that continues to take her all over the U.S., Canada and Australia, singing songs and telling stories, and twirling glowing batons on-stage. She most recently incorporated a digital phrase sampler into her live concert, enabling her to create spontaneously improvised lyrics and intricate vocal harmonies.

Tickets for Christine Lavin are $16; students, $8. For ticket information, call (618) 650-5555, or, from St. Louis toll-free, (888) 328-5168, Ext. 5555; write: Arts & Issues, SIUE, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1083; or by e-mail, Admission includes free parking in the lots behind the Morris University Center or Dunham Hall theater.

Disc Golf Course To Be Dedicated November 14

Cries of " 'fore!" and flying discs will fill the air as SIUE dedicates its new disc golf course at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. As part of the grand opening, Chancellor David Werner will dedicate the course, followed by a Scramble Disc Golf Tournament sponsored by the Office of Campus Recreation.

Bringing a disc golf course-also known as Frisbee™ Gold - to SIUE was an idea of Werner's. "Disc golf is one of those new 'cutting edge' recreational opportunities," he said. "I am excited that we are able to make it available as part of our ongoing efforts to provide a vibrant and dynamic campus life for our students."

With the growing popularity of disc golf-there are more than 700 courses across the country-the sport has even gone pro with the creation of the Professional Disc Golf Association.

Individuals interested in participating in the Disc Golf Scramble Tournament may register, at no charge, at the Student Fitness Center or on the day of the event, as space permits.

To use the new course, students, faculty and staff need to show their ID at the Prairie Hall front desk to check out a set of golf discs and/or scorecards. There is no charge to check equipment out and individuals may use their own Frisbees to play.

For more information about the new disc golf course and its grand opening, call Chad Rodgers, assistant director of recreational programs, (618) 650-3242, or Shelly Wolfe, marketing coordinator for University Housing, (618) 650-4628.

Cougars Fall In Heartbreaker

Tampa scored 14 seconds into overtime and eliminated SIUE 2-1 from the semifinals of the NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Tournament.

Kareem Escayg scored from 15 yards out just seconds into the extra period and dashed SIUE's hopes of winning a third national championship.

The Cougars completed the season with a 17-3-3 record with a run equaled since the Cougars advanced to the NCAA Division I semifinals in 1982.

With a picture remembrance of the 1979 national championship trophy safely guarding the bench, SIUE had taken the early lead as David Mwendapole scored from 15 yards out as he split defenders and accepted a pass from Yuzuru Takami at 13:44. "The pass that Takami made was just incredible," Mwendapole said.

Tampa then went on the offensive by outshooting SIUE 12-5 in the game. The Spartans didn't tie the game until 86:55 when the team's leading scorer, Roy Fink, tied the game with a header that slipped past SIUE goalkeeper Matt Evers.

Escayg came out blazing early in the overtime period and dashed past the SIUE defenders. "He buried it. It was a good shot. It wasn't any kind of letdown in the defense," said SIUE's Evers.

Justin McMillian, SIUE's leading scorer, was shut out by the Spartan defense. He said Tampa used an edge in the overtime. "I certainly believe they had that play set up and it certainly worked," McMillian said.

Delta State Fends Off Cougars

SIUE men's basketball came back from double-digit deficits in both halves but fell to Delta State 68-65 Tuesday night (11/20) at the Vadalabene Center.

Garrett Thomas was the highlight for SIUE as he recorded a Cougar-record nine three-pointers. The previous record was held by Matt Fridley (1993-94).

SIUE, 1-1, fell behind by 17 points in the first half after being outscored 20-3 in the first 10 minutes of the game. The Cougars clawed their way back by halftime and exchanged leads with less than a minute to play in the half. Delta State led going into halftime 37-36.

The second half was much the same as SIUE fell 14 points behind only to come back. The Cougars cut the lead to two at 67-65 as Tim Bauersachs notched a layup.

Rod Newton hit a free throw for Delta State with seven seconds left, but a final effort by Thomas to hit his 10th three-pointer of the night fell just short with one second left.

SIUE now enters Great Lakes Valley Conference play on Saturday (11/24) as it plays host to Bellarmine University. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.

Cougars Overpower McKendree

Ruth Kipping recorded her first double-double in a Cougar uniform as SIUE powered past McKendree 80-57 Tuesday night at the Vadalabene Center.

SIUE improved to 1-2 overall. McKendree evened its record to 4-4.

Kipping poured in 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead all scorers. Megan Grizzle picked up 13 points. Heather Hillebrenner added 10 points off the bench.

Jacque Clark, the sister of SIUE assistant coach Misi Clark, was the leading scorer for McKendree with 12 points. Stephanie Sparks added 11 points for the Bearcats.

SIUE led by just four points at 37-33 at halftime. The Cougars turned up the pressure in the second half, playing strong defense and outstanding offense. SIUE shot 62.5 percent from the field and held McKendree to 32 percent shooting.

The Cougars' next action is Saturday (11/24) when they host Great Lakes Valley Conference rival Bellarmine University in a 5:30 p.m. game.

All Roads Lead To Tampa

The SIUE men's soccer team travels to Tampa, Fla., the site chosen Monday morning (11/19) by the NCAA to be the host for the final four of the NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Championships on Nov. 30-Dec. 2.

The Cougars face host Tampa at 8 p.m. Nov. 30; Cal State-Dominguez Hills faces Dowling in the other semifinal at 6 p.m. on the same day. Winners advance to the championship game on Dec. 2 at 1 p.m.

This will be the first meeting between SIUE and Tampa. It also would be the first time SIUE would play either Cal State Dominguez Hills or Dowling.

SIUE, ranked No. 10 in the nation in the final NSCA/NCAA Division II poll, advanced Saturday (11/17) by defeating Ashland 1-0 at Ralph Korte Stadium. Justin McMillian (Granite City) scored his team-leading 16th goal of the season on a quick pass from Chris Knopp (St. Louis) for the game-winner.

SIUE brings a team into the final four which has not allowed a goal in two NCAA games. Matt Evers (Edwardsville) has recorded six saves in the two games. He lowered his season goals against average to 0.92.

NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Championships at Tampa, Fla.

• Fri., Nov. 30-Cal State-Dominguez Hills (19-2-1) vs. Dowling (15-0-3), 6 p.m. EST
• SIU Edwardsville (17-2-3) at Tampa (17-0-2), 8 p.m. EST
• Sun., Dec. 2 Championship Game, 1 p.m. EST

Finally Final Four

The Cougars were able to hold their own in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Championships, defeating Ashland 1-0 at Ralph Korte Stadium.

The Cougars, 17-2-3, are now in the final four and are waiting to find out who their next competitors will be and where they will be playing on Nov. 30. Ashland completed its season 12-5-1.

The Cougars put their goal on the board at 63:18. Justin McMillian (Granite City), SIUE's senior forward, scored his team-leading 16th goal of the season. Chris Knopp (St. Louis) assisted on the goal with a crisp pass to McMillian, who scored from 10 yards out.

"There was not too much done on my part," said Knopp. "I just got the ball to his (McMillian's) foot."

"It was just the perfect opportunity," said McMillian. "The ball was set up perfectly so I just tucked it away in the corner of the goal."

SIUE Coach Ed Huneke gave a great deal of credit to the Cougars' defense. "We were under a lot of pressure," said Huneke.

Goalkeeper Matt Evers (Edwardsville) was able to hold off the advances and collected three saves. "I relied on my defense a lot this game," said Evers. "There were times when there were bodies everywhere and they played tight defense in clutch situations."

The victory was definitely a team effort according to Knopp. "It was a nice reward after all of the hard work we put in this year," said Knopp.

All SIUE can do now is just sit and wait until Sunday evening (11/25) when the Cougars find out who wins the Lander/Tampa game. All three of the other semifinals game are scheduled for Sunday. "It would be nice to play in Edwardsville in front of our friends and families," said McMillian. "But we'd be happy to get on a plane and fly somewhere too."

NCAA-II Tournament (in bracket order)

• Cal State-Dominguez Hills (18-2-1) at West Texas A&M (15-3-1), Sun., Nov. 18, 1 p.m.
• Dowling (14-0-3) at Southern Connecticut State (17-3-2), Sun., Nov. 18, 1 p.m.
• Lander (16-3) at Tampa (16-0-2), Sun., Nov. 18, 1 p.m. at SIU Edwardsville 1 Ashland 0

SIUE Men's Soccer Advances To Final Eight

Despite how exciting and thrilling Sunday's 2-0 victory over Lewis was for the men's soccer team, it's now time to look ahead.

Coach Ed Huneke gave his players Monday off and will return to the practice field Tuesday afternoon to prepare for Saturday's (11/17) home NCAA Tournament game against Ashland University. Game time is set for 1 p.m. This is the farthest SIUE has advanced into the postseason since the 1982 season when the Cougars lost in their third NCAA Tournament game of that year, 1-0, to eventual champion Indiana.

The Cougars are now 16-2-3 overall and face Ashland, which defeated Mercyhurst 2-1 in its first-round game. Ashland comes into the game with a record of 12-4-1. Both teams were No. 2 seeds and won road games. This time, SIUE has the home field advantage.

"The main thing is that we don't linger too long on the Lewis victory," Huneke said. "We have to realize we have a task ahead that will be as challenging as what we just accomplished."

The Cougars are closing in on the scoring record set by the 1997 team which advanced to the NCAA Tournament. In 1997, SIUE scored 64 goals. This season, the Cougars have 63 goals and counting.

Justin McMillian (Granite City) continued to provide leadership for the Cougars. The Great Lakes Valley Conference's Player of the Year picked up assists on both goals against Lewis and leads the GLVC in scoring with 15 goals and eight assists. Brian Douglas (Centerville, Ohio) scored his third goal of the season on Sunday (11/11) as the eventual game-winner. He scored after two quick passes inside the 18-yard mark from McMillian and Ryan Stoddart (Springfield). Justin Huneke (Granite City) scored the goal with about 90 seconds remaining to retire the Flyers from postseason play.

The first 500 students who come to the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics and show a valid student ID can receive a free ticket to Saturday's 1 p.m. NCAA game against Ashland. Regular tickets will be available at the gate. The cost is $5 for the general public and $3 for students.

NCAA-II Tournament (in bracket order)

• Cal State-Dominguez Hills (18-2-1) at West Texas A&M (15-3-1), Sun., Nov. 18, 1 p.m.

• Dowling (14-0-3) at Southern Connecticut State (17-3-2), Sun., Nov. 18, 1 p.m.

• Lander (16-3) at Tampa (16-0-2), Sat., Nov. 17, 1 p.m.

• Ashland (12-4-1) at SIU Edwardsville (16-2-3), Sat., Nov. 17, 1 p.m.

SIUE Men's Soccer in NCAA Tournament (23-13)

Saint Louis 4 SIUE 0

SIUE 6 Cleveland State 0
Saint Louis 2 SIUE 1

SIUE 2 Akron 0
Saint Louis 3 SIUE 1

1972 (National Champions)
SIUE 3 Akron 2
SIUE 4 Baltimore 1
SIUE 1 Oneonta 0

SIUE 3 Northern Illinois 0
Saint Louis 3 SIUE 0

SIUE 2 Indiana 0
Saint Louis 2 SIUE 1 (3 OT)

1975 (Runner-Up)
SIUE 3 Cleveland State 2
SIUE 2 Saint Louis 1
SIUE 3 Howard 1
San Francisco 4 SIUE 0

SIUE 1 Saint Louis 0
Indiana 1 SIUE 0

SIUE 3 Indiana 2 (OT)
SIUE 3 Cleveland State 2 (OT)
San Francisco 2 SIUE 1 (OT)
SIUE 3 Brown 2

SIUE 3 Saint Louis 2 (3 OT)
Indiana 2 SIUE 0

1979 (National Champions)
SIUE 2 Saint Louis 1
SIUE 2 Southern Methodist 1
SIUE 4 San Francisco 0
SIUE 2 Penn State 1
SIUE 3 Clemson 2

Southern Methodist 2 SIUE 0

Eastern Illinois 2 SIUE 1

SIUE 1 North Texas State 0
SIUE 1 San Francisco 0
Indiana 1 SIUE 0

Truman State 2 SIUE 1

SIUE 2 Lewis 0

SIUE was "small college" for 1972 national championship and NCAA Division I for title in 1979. SIUE went back to NCAA Division II when joining the Great Lakes Valley Conference in 1995.

Men's Basketball Opens With Monmouth

Of the 89-77 loss at Bradley (11/10) is any indication of how the men's basketball team is going to play this season, SIUE's opponents had better think about defending the three-pointer.

SIUE hit a Carver Arena record 15 three-pointers and took 37 total for the game. SIUE was even with the Missouri Valley Conference Bradley Braves with eight minutes to go and down by just two with four minutes to play.

SIUE Coach Jack Margenthaler said he was a little disappointed the Cougars played 36 strong minutes and then had four minutes of weakness at the end of the game. "In the last four minutes, I felt we lost our poise and weren't disciplined," Margenthaler said.

SIUE begins the 2001-2002 season against Monmouth College on Saturday (11/7) at 7 p.m. Margenthaler said he expects Monmouth to use its experience as a catalyst for going after the Cougars. "They'll come in and give us some good, hard basketball," he said.

Cougar fans shouldn't expect SIUE to put on the same type of display of three-point shooting the rest of the season. Much of that was the type of defense Bradley plays and the hot hands of Marty Perry (Jacksonville), Garrett Thomas (Riverton), Derrick Fomby (Hazel Crest) and Rob Baumgardner (Madisonville, Ky.). "I don't want this team to think we can do that night in and night out," Margenthaler added.

The Cougars showed some good poise for a team which hasn't played together much. "We had excellent effort (against Bradley). We didn't seem to be intimidated," Margenthaler said.

Cougar Women's Basketball Heads To CMSU

The SIUE women's basketball team opens its season at the Central Missouri State Tournament on Saturday (11/17) against the host school at 7:30 p.m.

The Cougars play a CMSU team which already has played three regular season games at the Disney Classic in Orlando, Fla. CMSU lost to Columbus State but came back for wins over Fort Valley State and Nebraska-Omaha. Drury and Fort Hays State are the other two teams in the tournament. SIUE faces one of the two on Sunday (11/18) in either the third-place game at 5:30 p.m. or the championship game at 7:30 p.m.

SIUE Coach Wendy Hedberg said she saw some positives and negatives in her team's exhibition game last Friday (11/9) at Southeast Missouri State. "We played with some intensity which I was happy to see," said Hedberg.

The Cougars picked up 29 points from junior Ruth Kipping (Quincy). Jessica Robert (Carlyle) added 15 points while Amanda Buldtman (Metropolis) added 11.

Hedberg said she played several different combinations to see which players felt comfortable with one another. The Cougar mentor said she also was looking for team weaknesses as well as strengths. Rebounding was a weakness against SEMO, which had more offensive rebounds in the first half than SIUE had for the game. "That's something that can be corrected," said Hedberg.

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