Earlier this year, I was nominated and placed on the University of Illinois Department of Communication Alumni Advisory Board. The details of the board are here on the Department's site . I'm quite honored to be participating amongst this great group. We recently had our first meeting of the year and the head of the department (which...by the way was called "Speech Communications" back in *my* day and is now just named "Communication") sent me this nice note and Illini tumbler. You'll note that the card has a photo of The Eternal Flame and of the building I spent the majority of my time in: Lincoln Hall. With the renovation of Lincoln Hall coming to a conclusion (finally) the department will be back in it's proper home this fall. We're planning on a nice celebration down on campus this fall to mark the re-opening of the great building. Can't wait!