Friday, February 11, 2011

UIS Etiquette Dinner to teach the ins and outs of proper dining

WHAT: Join the UIS Career Development Center and learn how to navigate important business dinners. Enjoy a gourmet meal while learning the ins and outs of proper dining etiquette for formal and business events. Community partners are encouraged to attend and help mentor UIS students.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. Seating for the dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. and registered guests are encouraged to arrive early.

WHERE: Public Affairs Center restaurant (lower level PAC) on the campus of University of Illinois Springfield

DETAILS: The four-course dinner will provide participants with the opportunity to brush up on their table manners and provide other dining tips to enhance business and social interactions over a meal. Beth Reutter, coordinator of the Hospitality Management Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be the instructor. A corporate etiquette consultant certified by the Protocol School of Washington, D.C., Reutter has presented this program to college students and other college groups as well as to business and Chamber of Commerce groups in central Illinois and Chicago.

The cost of the event (including dinner) is $10 for current UIS students and $25 for all others. The program is open to the public, however space is limited and advance registration is required. Payment must be received by February 18 at noon to avoid reservation cancellation.

You may register online at or call 217/206-6508 to pay using a credit card. You may also stop by the UIS Career Development Center in SAB 50 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday – Friday and pay using cash, check or credit card. Mail reservations along with payment to: UIS Career Development Center, One University Plaza, MS SAB 50, Springfield, IL 62703.

For more information contact Rachel (Hasenyager) Lattimore, employer relations coordinator at 217/206-6508 or email

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