Thursday, March 4, 2010

UIS Alumni Peoria Chapter event to focus on gangs

WHAT: “Circle of Violence” will be the focus of A Taste of UIS Peoria program sponsored by the Peoria Chapter of the Office of UIS Alumni Relations.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 from 5-7 p.m.

WHERE: UIS Peoria Center, ICC Perley Bldg, Room 203, 115 SW Adams, Peoria

DETAILS: Two UIS Peoria Center alumni will share information about the growing challenge of gangs in the Peoria area. Learn what is being done to combat this problem on the street and in the correctional system. Panelists will include Detective Elizabeth A. Blair ’93 MA ‘03, Peoria Police Department, and Lt. Jason Haynes ‘05, Federal Bureau of Prisons. Ronda Guyton ’04 Deputy Sheriff, Peoria County Sheriff’s Department will moderate.

From 5-6 p.m., enjoy refreshments and a demonstration by Dennis Scheibe ‘88, IT Service Coordinator/AV Integrator, of high end video conferencing equipment used in the delivery of courses between Peoria and Springfield. The panel presentation and discussion will be from 6-7 p.m.

The program is open to the public, however reservations are requested.

For more information and to make a reservation e-mail alumni@uis.edu, or call the UIS Peoria Center at 309-999-4250.

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