Western Illinois University announces tribute to late Professor Emeritus Gill Belles. Professor Belles, who was tragically killed in a May 25th car accident, will be remembered by friends and colleagues at a Celebration of Life and Ice Cream Social on Thursday, June 15th. Belles was a beloved and respected Professor in Recreation, Park and Administration Department at Western Illinois University for over 28 years and remained a fixture of the department as a Professor Emeritus and earning numerous rewards for the minds and lives that he helped to shape in his time. All are invited to celebrate Gill Belles on Thursday, June 15th from 1 Pm to 3 Pm in the WIU College of Fine Arts Recital Hall. For more information you can contact WIU at 309-298-1993.