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Media Advisory: WUIS will announce "12 Women Who Changed Springfield"

February 28, 2007

Contact: Lisa Clemmons Stott, 217/206-6403, LClem1@uis.edu
or Bill Wheelhouse, 217/206-6402, wwhee2@uis.edu

What: Public radio WUIS will hold a news conference to announce the women who will be the subjects of the station's upcoming series "Skirting Convention: 12 Women Who Changed Springfield."

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 6

Where: Pasfield House, located at 525 S. Pasfield in Springfield

Details: WUIS received a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council to produce the series, which will be hosted by the station's Springfield bureau chief, Kavitha Cardoza. Selections were made by UIS History Professor Emeritus Cullom Davis and by retired City Historian Edward Russo, both of whom are expected to attend the news conference.

UIS Professor Emerita Judy Everson will be present to represent the IHC, and a number of the women to be profiled are also expected to attend.



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 bachelorís, 20 masterís, 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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