Monday, October 11, 2010

UIS 40th Anniversary Lunch and Learn Series

Join us for another thought-provoking educational luncheon on the University of Illinois Springfield campus on Wednesday, October 20. These lunch-time programs, 40th Anniversary Timely Talk About Timeless Topics, held in the lobby of Sangamon Auditorium from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. will build upon our SSU heritage of open dialogue and intelligent debate. Designed to inform as well as stimulate creative thinking, a panel of faculty emeriti, current faculty and other experts will make brief presentations and engage in discussion among themselves and with the audience.

October 20 the topic is the printed word as William Furry, Director of the Illinois State Historical Society and Dr. Larry Shiner, emeritus professor of Philosophy, History and Visual Arts at UIS moderate a panel on “Our Digital Age: The Future of Books, Newspapers and Libraries”. Other participants include Jane Treadwell, Dean of Brookens Library and alumnus Scott Reeder MA ’88 PAR, Managing Editor for the Illinois Statehouse News, an online news service in Springfield. The series will conclude on November 17 with the topic of the economy as UIS College of Business and Management Dean Ron McNeil moderates a panel on “Financial Institutions and the Public Trust”.

Reservations are available for a delicious hot buffet lunch that begins at 11:30 a.m. The cost for lunch is $20 per session. The presentations that begin at 12 and end at 1:30 p.m. are free and open to the public. To sit near the front and enjoy the camaraderie at the tables we hope you will join us for lunch.

Pre-paid luncheon reservations are required by Friday, October 15. Pre-registration is requested from those not purchasing the lunch, but who wish to attend the presentations to assure seating. For more information and to register, visit or contact the Office of UIS Alumni Relations at 217/206-7395 or Sponsors are the UIS Alumni SAGE Society, the Illinois State Historical Society and the Office of UIS Chancellor.

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