Friday, September 6, 2013

UIS Speaker Series kicks off next week

The first of 13 speakers scheduled this fall in the University of Illinois Springfield’s Speaker Series will look at immigration from both historical and contemporary perspectives.

The series, officially the Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speaker Series, will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Brookens Auditorium with “Immigration and Illegality in the American Imagination” featuring Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, associate professor of history and women’s, gender and sexuality studies at The Ohio State University.

Kimberly Craig, assistant to the associate vice chancellor of undergraduate education at UIS, said the ECCE is a set of courses tied to the university’s heritage, mission, vision and values. All undergraduates are required to take at least 13 hours in ECCE, and one hour of that requirement can be fulfilled through the Speaker Series.

For a list of other upcoming ECCE Speakers Series events and more information, visit All events are free and open to the public.

The story was published in The State Journal-Register on September 6, 2013.

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