(The colloquium "Information and Authority: Reliability and Legalities"
(see bibliography) will be
held October 23 in the Garden Lounge, Malpass Library, from 3-4 p.m.)
Larry Balsamo received his PhD from the University of Missouri and is
Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Western Illinois University.
Dr. Balsamo is a traditionally trained specialist in U.S. History with emphasis on
the Civil War Era and Lincoln. Awarded the Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award in
1990 and is recipient of a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for
the improvement of the teaching of American History at the secondary school level.
Bill Knight received his Masters from Sangamon State and is Associate
Professor in English and Journalism at Western Illinois University. Mr. Knight's
journalism has won awards from the Illinois Associated Press (for Best Commentary),
the International Labor Communications Association (Best Editorial or Column), and
the Suburban Newspaper Association of America (for Best Sports Writing). An author
of numerous books, Mr. Knight also freelances to various area dailies and periodicals.
Ty Beckmann is a junior at Western Illinois University and is majoring in
Manufacturing/Engineering. He is a member of the Illinois Centennial Honors College and
has received the Junior Honors Scholarship. Mr. Beckmann is currently serving as
president of the Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society and is the Apple Computer Campus
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