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92_HR1038 LRB9217504RHrhA 1 HOUSE RESOLUTION 2 WHEREAS, The School of Technology established its roots 3 at Eastern Illinois University in 1902 when courses in Manual 4 Training were offered for handwork courses for teachers led 5 by the first chair of Manual Training, Ms. Caroline A. 6 Forbes; over the years, the Illinois Board of Higher 7 Education approved the Industrial Technology program, with 8 three options: light building construction, electronics, and 9 metals; and 10 WHEREAS, Dr. Walter Klehm was instrumental in 11 establishing the new School of Industrial Arts and Technology 12 and was appointed Dean of the new school; the Applied 13 Arts-Education Center was completed in 1968 to house the new 14 school; and 15 WHEREAS, In the 1970s, the School of Industrial Arts and 16 Technology changed to the School of Technology and more 17 advanced course offerings were made and a master's program 18 was added; and 19 WHEREAS, In 1983, the Industrial Technology program was 20 accredited by the National Association of Industrial 21 Technology and reaccredited in 1987 and 1994; the School of 22 Technology, the School of Family and Consumer Sciences, the 23 Career Organizational Studies program, and the Military 24 Science Department were reorganized in the College of Applied 25 Sciences in 1984 and in 1993, the College of Applied Sciences 26 merged with the Lumpkin College of Business to become the 27 Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences; and 28 WHEREAS, The School of Technology has one of the finest 29 programs of higher education in the Midwest; its dedicated 30 and highly qualified faculty and staff serve both the needs 31 of the students and provide consulting and training needs for 32 the business and industrial community; the faculty are -2- LRB9217504RHrhA 1 recognized nationally and internationally and have received 2 numerous awards for teaching excellence; they have been on 3 the cutting edge of research and scholarship and have served 4 their community and profession at the highest levels; and 5 WHEREAS, The School of Technology's degree programs 6 provide a broad education that emphasizes the study of 7 materials, processes, and management; the programs provide 8 its students with the technological expertise and academic 9 background necessary for careers in industry, business, 10 government, and education; and 11 WHEREAS, The School of Technology will celebrate its 12 Centennial Anniversary on September 20 to September 21, 2002; 13 to commemorate the event, the school has established the 14 "Caroline A. Forbes Centennial Scholarship Endowment Fund" 15 which will provide scholarships to future freshman Technology 16 majors; and 17 WHEREAS, Since its inception in 1902, pride, passion for 18 excellence, and leadership are traits that have put the 19 School of Technology at Eastern Illinois University on the 20 forefront for education and economic development in East 21 Central Illinois; therefore, be it 22 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 23 NINETY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that 24 we congratulate the School of Technology at Eastern Illinois 25 University on the celebration of its Centennial Anniversary; 26 and be it further 27 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be 28 presented to Louis V. Hencken, President of Eastern Illinois 29 University, and to Mahyar Izadi, Chairman of the School of 30 Technology, as an expression of our esteem.
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