Wednesday, November 4, 2015

UIS Lunch & Learn Series presents "Vietnam: A Catalyst of Change"

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield’s Office of Advancement, Alumni SAGE Society, Chancellor’s Office and the Illinois State Historical Society presents “Vietnam: A Catalyst of Change” as part of the Lunch and Learn Series.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 18 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: Americans’ responses to the Vietnam War ran the gamut, and the U.S. participation undoubtedly served as a catalyst of change for our country. Responses sparked internal conflict and questioning of societal norms. The impact can be felt today, 40 years following the fall of Saigon.

Mark DePue, director of oral history at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, will moderate a panel of speakers, who will discuss their Vietnam-era experiences and the war's impact on their lives and on today’s society.

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.

These lunch-time programs are designed to 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

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