FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 18, 2002
Contact: Mary Caroline Mitchell 206-7395
Lincoln is arguably one of the best-known American icons, and a large part of the world tries to identify itself with values he represents. Recently, several authors have used Lincoln’s status to draw attention to their own work; however, they have done so by accusations that he was a racist who paid more attention to reelection than to emancipation. Is there a Lincoln we can rely on to stand for our values, or should we dispense with heroes? Bill Bloemer, dean of UIS’ College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will moderate the presentation and the discussion that follows.
A hot buffet lunch begins at 11:45 a.m. Paludan’s presentation will start at 12:10 p.m. and, along with the accompanying question-and-answer session, will conclude by 12:50 p.m. Those who have the time are welcome to linger for more discussion.
The cost for lunch and the program is $18 per person, $13 for Alumni Association members and their guests. Reservations are required and should be made no later than Friday, November 15. To make a reservation, call the Alumni Association at (217) 206-7395 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.