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UIS Alumni Peoria Chapter event to focus on security issues

September 18, 2007

Contact: Mary Caroline Mitchell, 217/206-7395, mmitc1@uis.edu

SPRINGFIELD -- "Business and Community Security in the 21st Century" will be the focus of A Taste of UIS Peoria program sponsored by the Peoria Chapter of the University of Illinois at Springfield Alumni Association. The event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16, in the LaSalle Room of Hotel Pere Marquette, 501 Main St., Peoria.  The program is open to the public, however reservations are required.

Six years after 9/11, new partnerships among diverse groups are needed to assure a safe and secure world, country, and neighborhood. An alumni panel of three experts -- Captain David Briggs, Peoria County Sheriff's Department; Mark Cheviron, corporate vice-president for security, ADM Corporation; and W. Eric Turner, Peoria City councilman and North American governmental sales manager for Caterpillar, Inc. -- will discuss this issue from their unique perspectives.

The moderator will be alumnus Jonathan Ahl, news director for public radio station WCBU 89.9.

Reservations are $10 per person, which includes hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, and should be made by Tuesday, October 9.

For more information and to register, go to www.uiaa.org/spfld, e-mail alumni@uis.edu, or call the UIS Peoria Center at 309-694-5546.



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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