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UIS Alumni Association to sponsor lunchtime lecture series

February 1, 2005

SPRINGFIELD - The University of Illinois Alumni Association at UIS will sponsor A Taste of UIS: Distinguished Faculty/Alumni Lunchtime Lectures, a series of three monthly presentations to be held at Maldaner’s Upstairs, 222 South Sixth St., Springfield. The programs are open to the public; however, reservations are required.

The first program, on Wednesday, February 23, will observe the 30th anniversary of campus public radio station WUIS with “How UIS/WUIS Prepared Me for the World,” a discussion representing three decades of UIS students who worked at the station before going on to distinguished careers. Panelists will be Mary Frances Fagan, manager of corporate communications for American Airlines; David Schaper, reporter in National Public Radio’s Chicago bureau; and Tom Weber, newscaster and reporter for KWMU, St. Louis. Rich Bradley, WUIS news director and interim general manager, will moderate.

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On Wednesday, March 23, Margot Duley, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will speak on “International Women’s Movements a Century Ago: Buried History, Repeated History.” Citing the current backlash against women’s rights, including those in some third world countries previously seen as reformist, Duley will discuss what went wrong, lessons to be learned from both successes and failures, and the likely impact of U.S. foreign policy.

On Tuesday, April 26, UIS alumna and assistant professor of English Barbara Burkhardt will discuss “William Maxwell: A Literary Life.” A longtime fiction editor at The New Yorker, Maxwell worked with such legends as John Updike, Vladmir Nabokov, and Mary NcCarthy and was also an acclaimed novelist in his own right. Burkhardt’s book on Maxwell is scheduled to be published by the U of I Press in March.

All three programs will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and include a buffet lunch. Cost for each is $18 per person, $13 for Alumni Association members and their guests. Make reservations no later than one week in advance of the event by calling Alumni Relations at (217) 206-7395, registering on-line at www.uiaa.org/spfld/, or e-mailing alumni@uis.edu.

 

    The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs – 21 bachelor’s, 20 master’s, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.
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