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UIS Alumni Association to host etiquette dinner

March 3, 2006

SPRINGFIELD – “The ABCs of Forks, Knives, and Toasting” is the focus of a dinner featuring instruction in business and social etiquette to be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 27, in the Public Affairs Center restaurant on campus at the University of Illinois at Springfield. The program is open to the public, however space is limited and advance registration is required.

The event is presented by the U of I Alumni Association and co-sponsored by the UIS Career Development Center, Student Government Association, and Office of Student Life.

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The program will begin with a reception from 5 to 5:30 p.m., during which the instruction will focus on how to “work” a reception and how and when to exchange business cards. The four-course dinner, beginning at 5:30 p.m., will give participants a chance to brush up on their table manners and learn other tips that can help them enhance their careers and personal lives.

Beth Reutter, coordinator of the Hospitality Management Program at the U of I campus at Urbana-Champaign, will be the instructor. A corporate etiquette consultant certified by the Protocol School of Washington, Reutter has presented this program to students and other college groups as well as to business groups in the Champaign-Urbana area.

Cost of the event (including dinner) is $10 for current UIS students and members of the U of I Alumni Association, and $20 for all others. Make reservations no later than March 20 by contacting Alumni Relations by phone at 206-7395 or by e-mail at alumni@uis.edu, or by going to www.uiaa.org/spfld/ and clicking on “calendar.”

 

    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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