Announcements and Acknowledgements
The papers contained in this Volume represent a portion of those presented at the eighth annual meeting of the Illinois Medieval Association held Saturday, February 23, 199 1, at Northeastern Illinois University. At the Luncheon-Business Meeting, the following officers were elected or confirmed for the ensuing year:
President: Tom Hoberg
Vice President: William Urban
Past President: Janet Marquardt-Cherry
Executive Secretary: Robert L. Kindrick
Advisors: Christopher Callahan, Ruth Hamilton, Norman Hinton ,Gregory Guzman
Both the annual meeting and these Proceedings, which are the fruits thereof, would not have happened without the assistance and support of many members of the Northeastern Illinois University community. I'd like especially to thank President Gordon Lamb, Provosts Barbara Hursh and Salme Steinberg, and Battista Galassi, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, for their financial and psychologica support; Burt Ferrini, Coordinator of University Events, and his staff for their flawless logistical help; Becky Cox and her people in University Catering, who saw to our corporal nourishment; Bill Curtin and the crew in Public Safety for their timely and sustained assistance.
Special thanks are due to John Pennisi, Superintendent of Printing, and Tim Karczewski, Manager of Graphic Services, for producing both those announcements that heralded our conference, and this work, which celebrates it, in a manner that does them proud.
Finally, I'd like to presume on my position as Conference Organizer to extend my personal, extra-special thanks to Patrick Fleury of the NEIU Commuter Center, whose skill, patience, dedication and diligence brought it all together on Conference Day.
Eastern Illinois University
Emporia State University
Northern Illinois University
Sangamon State University