Monday, August 9, 2010

UIS alumni group plans celebration

The University of Illinois Springfield Alumni SAGE Society is celebrating the start of the university’s 40th year with a “Back to School for 40 Years Party” for alumni, community members, students, faculty and staff from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at the Island Bay Yacht Club, 76 Yacht Club Road, on Lake Springfield.

The celebration will include a slide show of photos through the decades, historic displays from various campus units and a trivia quiz with prizes. Anyone who has had any association with the university over the past 40 years is urged to attend. The cost is $18 per person, which includes hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks. A cash bar will be available.

Reservations are requested by Friday, Aug. 20, and can be made online at or by calling 206-7395.

The SAGE society, affiliated with the University of Illinois Alumni Association, provides U of I-related service opportunities and activities.

The event was featured in a August 8, 2010, article in the State Journal-Register.

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