James Francis Moritz (Jim) died suddenly on Friday, October 12th, at the age of 74, in Philadelphia. A member of the Shimer faculty in the years immediately preceding and following the college’s relocation from Mt.Carroll to Waukegan, Jim reintroduced to the College its tradition of choral music. He also taught Humanities 1, 2, and 4. He held degrees in music, music education, and choral conducting from Illinois State University and the University of Illinois. He leaves behind a lifetime full of students inspired by his passion and talent, and audiences moved by the countless concerts and theatre productions he directed over his 35-year career.