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First spring "Taste of UIS" will feature retired U.S. Marshal

February 4, 2008

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

SPRINGFIELD – The Taste of UIS: Distinguished Faculty/Alumni Lunchtime Lectures, sponsored by the Office of UIS Alumni Relations, University of Illinois Alumni Association, will resume for the spring on Wednesday, February 20, at Maldaner's Upstairs, 222 South Sixth St., Springfield. The program is open to the public; however, reservations are required.

Picture of retired U.S. Marshal Robert Moore
Former U.S. Marshal Robert Moore

Retired U.S. Marshal Robert Moore will speak on "The President's Men – The Untold Story, Black U.S. Marshals" as part of the campus' observance of Black History month.  Moore holds two degrees from the University of Illinois at Springfield and has had a distinguished career in law enforcement, serving as a chief of police, deputy chief of police, state police officer, affirmative action officer, and deputy sheriff in addition to his stint as U.S. Marshal.  Following his retirement, he developed an exhibit to honor his African American colleagues who served the President of the United States and to inform the public about the valuable service that they have given their country for more than 133 years. The exhibit is presently on a national tour and was recently displayed at the U.S. Courthouse in St. Louis. 

The next program in the series, on Wednesday, April 23, is titled "If not now when? Isn't it about time to start pursuing your dreams?" Speakers will be UIS Professor of Management Don O'Neal and UIS alumnus Donald T. Johnson, chairman, president and CEO of Aftermarket Technology Corporation.

Programs in the series run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and include a buffet lunch. Cost is $20 per person, $15 for Alumni Association members and their guests. Make reservations for the February 20 program no later than February 15 by calling the Office of UIS Alumni Relations at 217/206-7395, registering on-line at www.uiaa.org/spfld/, or e-mailing alumni@uis.edu.



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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