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Title:Charles Schweighauser Oral History
Author(s):Schweighauser, Charles
Contributor(s):Peck, Cheryl
Subject(s):Schweighauser, Charles
Sangamon State University
Abstract:Charles Schweighauser, professor emeritus at UIS, details his involvement in the creation of the Environmental Studies program at SSU, starting in 1973. He also reminisces about his role in developing the University’s astronomy program, including the construction of observatories located on top of Brookens Library and west of Springfield. Schweighauser relates how he tied the University’s astronomy program to the local community through public events. Schweighauser further discusses the courses he taught as a member of the English department. Individuals prominently mentioned include Dick Sames, Bart Bok (distinguished visiting professor of astronomy at SSU), Dick Williams, Margot Duly, Liz Weir, and former SSU Presidents Durward Long and Alexander Lacy. Interviewer by Cheryl Peck, former UIS Director of Public Relations, 2011. 72.5 min., 22 pp.
Issue Date:2011
Citation Info:Schweighauser, Charles. Oral History. Cheryl Peck, interviewer, 2011. UIS Alumni SAGE Society Oral History Project Collection, Archives/Special Collections, Brookens Library, University of Illinois at Springfield.
Series/Report:UIS Alumni SAGE Society Oral History Project
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Rights Information:Board of Trustees, University of Illinois.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-03-14

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