Thursday, September 19, 2013

UIS Lunch & Learn Series presents "From Liverpool to Fiji: A Celebration of Music"

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Alumni SAGE Society and Illinois State Historical Society presents “From Liverpool to Fiji: A Celebration of Music” as part of its annual Lunch and Learn Series.

WHEN: Thursday, October 3 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: The year 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles coming to America. Michael Cheney, Beatles historian and UIS professor of communication and economics, will provide an interactive discussion on Beatles history.

Sharon Graf, UIS associate professor of ethnomusicology, recently spent a sabbatical conducting research in the South Pacific and will speak on the musical instruments of the South Pacific and expression of the Polynesian identity.

The cost for the hot buffet lunch and program is $20/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 $50/per person.

Other upcoming Lunch & Learn events include “War, Medicine and Remembrance” on November 7 and “Quilts, Canvas and Women Artists” on December 5.

Visit to register online. For more information, contact the UI Alumni Association at UIS at 217/206-7395 or email

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