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Taste of UIS to feature panel of WUIS alumni

February 7, 2005

SPRINGFIELD - The University of Illinois Alumni Association at UIS will present “How UIS/WUIS Prepared Me for the World,” the first program in this spring’s Taste of UIS: Distinguished Faculty/Alumni Lunchtime Lecture Series, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 23, at Maldaner’s Upstairs, 222 South Sixth St., Springfield. Reservations are required and should be made no later than Wednesday, February 16.

The program will observe the 30th anniversary of campus public radio station WUIS with 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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The panelists will share behind-the-scenes views of working in public radio, its place in today’s media landscape, and WUIS’ influence on their lives and careers.

The second program, on Wednesday, March 23, will present Margot Duley, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, who will speak on “International Women’s Movements a Century Ago: Buried History, Repeated History.”

The third program, on Tuesday, April 26, will feature UIS alumna and assistant professor of English Barbara Burkhardt discussing her new book, William Maxwell: A Literary Life.

Each program includes 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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