Lon Tinkle ( English): going to one of his lectures was like going to the best play or movie. He was insightful, fun, entertaining and knowledgeable. I can still remember his wild white flowing hair and mustache. What a great character. Ray and Candace Birke (Theater): This couple who were young marrieds at the time were role models for all of us in the theatre department. They were wonderful actors, teachers and mentors to us all.