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Public radio WUIS will host tour of Italy

September 12, 2006

SPRINGFIELD – Public radio WUIS 91.9 FM will host the station's first-ever Passports Tour, a weeklong trip to Italy, May 16 - 23, 2007. Music Director Karl Scroggin will lead the group to stops in Florence, Tuscany, and Rome.

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A special highlight of the trip will be a visit to the Maggio Musicale music and arts festival in Florence, including a concert featuring pianist Daniel Barenboim. Throughout the trip, participants will be able to take advantage of Scroggin's extensive knowledge of Renaissance music, art, and history. 

Cost of the trip is $2,521 per person for those who sign up by October 31, or $2,621 after that date. The price includes round-trip transportation from Springfield; double occupancy in three-star, city-center hotels; admission at major attractions and concerts; a metro pass in Rome; and some meals.

An informational session will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 21, at the WUIS studios on campus at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Planet Travel is in charge of arrangements and a company representative will be present to answer questions.

For reservations and complete itinerary, visit Planet Travel at www.europecitytours.com/europe_city_tours_014.htm or call 877-713-7650. For more information, contact Lisa Clemmons-Stott at WUIS by phone at 206-6403 or go to www.wuis.org.

    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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