FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                  August 19, 2002

Cheryl D. Peck




Media Advisory




What:            Chancellor Richard Ringeisen will give a State of the University address to kick off the fall 2002 semester.  He will assess the current status of the University of Illinois at Springfield and outline the challenges that lie ahead during the coming year.


When:           3:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 20.


Where:                 Studio Theatre, located on lower level of the Public Affairs Center.


Background:  Provost Michael Cheney will serve as master of ceremonies. New faculty and staff members will be introduced.