Friday, September 4, 2015

UIS Lunch & Learn Series presents "Typewriters, Tape Reels and Social Media"

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Office of Advancement, Alumni SAGE Society, UIS Chancellor and Illinois State Historical Society presents “Typewriters, Tape Reels and Social Media” as part of its annual Lunch and Learn Series.

WHEN: Thursday, September 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Public Affairs Center (PAC) Conference Room C/D, located on the lower level of the PAC on the UIS campus.

DETAILS: WUIS and Illinois Issues magazine have joined forces to offer a 24/7 tech-savvy news and entertainment organization, leveraging technology and social media tools. General Manager and publisher Randy Eccles will lead a 40th anniversary discussion with Illinois Issues editor Jamey Dunn and retired WUIS station manager Brad Swanson on the ever-changing business of radio, entertainment and print news media.

The cost for the hot buffet lunch and program is $23/per person. Reservations are requested, as seating is limited. Seating is available in the back for those who do not purchase the luncheon buffet. A discounted series subscription is available for $55/per person.

Other upcoming Lunch & Learn events include “Medicine on the Prairie” on October 13 and “Vietnam: A Catalyst of Change” on November 18. These lunch-time programs will stimulate thinking as they build upon the university's tradition of open and intelligent dialogue.

Visit to register online. For more information, contact the UIS Office of Advancement at 217/206-6058 or email

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