Friday, August 6, 2010

UIS Alumni SAGE Society to host a "Back to School for 40 Years Party"

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Alumni SAGE Society is celebrating the start of the university’s 40th year with a “Back to School for 40 Years Party” for alumni, community members, students, faculty and staff.

WHEN: Friday, August 27, 2010 from 5 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Island Bay Yacht Club on Lake Springfield

DETAILS: The celebration will include a slide show of photos through the decades, historic displays from various campus units and a trivia quiz with prizes. Anyone who has had any association with the university over the past 40 years is urged to attend. The cost is $18 per person for substantial hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks. A cash bar will be available. Reservations are requested by August 20 and can be made online at or by calling 217/206-7395.

The UIS Alumni SAGE (Service, Action, Growth and Enrichment) Society, affiliated with the University of Illinois Alumni Association provides service opportunities, advocacy action on behalf of UIS, and growth and enrichment activities targeted toward alumni age 50 and better as well as retired UIS faculty/staff, but anyone is welcome to attend their events.

The coordinating committee for the year 2010/11 is chaired by Barbara Lestikow. Janet Spears is vice-chair and Cindy Terry, secretary. Other members of the coordinating committee are: Mary Beaumont, Rich and Carolyn Berning, Phil Bradley, Linda Brookhart, Cullom Davis, Bill Furry, Karen Hasara, Shelley Hoffman, Leroy Jordan, Esther Lam Robert Moore, Drinda OConnor, Cheryl Peck, Carolyn Ringeisen, Bruce Strom, Roberta Volkmann, and Grace Wenz. Mary Caroline Mitchell, associate director of alumni relations serves at staff.

For more information contact Mary Caroline Mitchell at 217/206-7395 or

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