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UIS alumni to host Come Back to Campus Open House
September 16, 2005
SPRINGFIELD – Alumni and friends of the University of Illinois at Springfield are invited to a Come Back to Campus Open House to be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, September 30. The event is free and open to the public.
Sponsor of the event is the UIS Alumni SAGE Society, a new group of the U of I Alumni Association for alumni age 50 and over. SAGE stands for Service, Activity, Growth, and Enrichment.
The program will feature a variety of 45-minute presentations and demonstrations beginning at 3, 4, and 5 p.m.
At 3 and 4 p.m. UIS horticulturist Joan Buckles will lead a tour of campus landscaping and gardens. Tours will depart from Sangamon Auditorium lobby. A PowerPoint presentation will replace the tours in case of inclement weather.
At 3 and 5 p.m. in Brookens Library UIS librarian Jane Treadwell and archivist Tom Wood will give a presentation/demonstration on UIS archives and online library resources.
At 4 and 5 p.m. in University Hall, UIS’ newest classroom building, Farokh Eslahi, director of Educational Technology, will lead a presentation/demonstration of 21st century classroom technology.
In addition, participants will be able to visit undergraduate dorm Lincoln Residence Hall and other campus sites of interest throughout the afternoon. Starting at 2:30 p.m., SAGE members will be in the Auditorium lobby to provide maps as well as information about the Society. During the afternoon there will also be a drawing for two pairs of tickets to a performance in Sangamon Auditorium.
|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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