The August issue of Illinois State is headed for mailboxes. Check out these features:
Behind the badge: The intrigue of a career as an FBI special agent is something most can only ponder, but not Bill Matens ’67. He lived the adventure for nearly 30 years, serving during the time that the nation began to track terrorists. One case among his many was the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
Enslaved no more: Lorenzo Pace, Ed.D. ’78, is an artist whose work teaches concepts of slavery, emancipation, freedom, and compassion. He reaches young audiences with his book, Jalani and the Lock, inspired by his family’s journey. He speaks to the nation with a 60-foot sculpture erected in New York City as a monument to the enslaved population of Manhattan.
Tossing the chalk: Since it’s start Illinois State has prepared teachers for the challenges of the day. Superintendent Don White, Ph.D. ’04, puts technology at the top of the current list, as educators must connect with techno-savvy students. He leads the way in demonstrating how schools can transition from the chalkboard to the laptop with minimal pain and huge benefit.
Judging the jury: LaDonna Carlton ’78, M.S. ’81, knows that even the best lawyers can’t win a case without the best jurors for a specific trial. Her ability to identify individuals sympathetic to a given case—which made national headlines during the O.J. Simpson trial—has forever changed the way juries are seated.
Remember the publication can be found online, and will be available after August 15, 2011. Go to IllinoisState.edu/magazine to see additional content that expands on the printed issue.