Thursday, September 25, 2014

UIS Lunch & Learn Series to discuss Cubs and Cardinals baseball history

The University of Illinois Springfield Alumni SAGE Society and Illinois State Historical Society welcomes Cubs and Cardinals fans alike to the first Lunch and Learn Series event of the semester titled “Boys of Summer."

The Lunch & Learn will be Thursday, October 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Public Affairs Center (PAC) Conference Room C/D, located on the lower level of the PAC on the UIS campus.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the St. Louis Cardinals’ 1964 World Series Championship and the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field. Join us for a lively discussion about the Cardinals, the Cubs and Wrigley Field, with Sports Editor Jim Ruppert and Sportswriter Dave Kane from The State Journal-Register. The event will be moderated by UIS professor and baseball historian Dr. Michael Cheney. 

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 “Discourse and Discord” on November 13 and “Celebrating the Holidays” on December 11. These lunch-time programs will stimulate thinking as they build upon the university's tradition of open and intelligent dialogue.

For more information, contact the UI Alumni Association at UIS at 217/206-7395 or email

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