January 09, 2006

Members can receive free ticket for women's game

by Greg Scott

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Members of the Southern Illinois University Alumni Association can receive free admission into the Saluki women's basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 21.

The Saluki women will host Drake at 2:05 p.m. Alumni members must display their membership card at the SIU Arena entrance. Members can also receive a coupon for a complimentary hot dog and soda in the Arena lobby, and enter a halftime drawing for a trip to the MVC women's basketball tournament, March 9-12 in Springfield, Mo. The package includes game tickets, hotel accommodations and tickets to the MVC Coach of the Year Luncheon.

The SIU Alumni Association sponsors the Jan. 21 member appreciation activities.

Membership is open to alumni, students and friends of SIUC. Annual dues are $40, life memberships are $500, and installment plans are available. Non-members can join the SIU Alumni Association online at www.siualumni.com or call 618/453-2408.

Building relationships among the University and its students and graduates is one of the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint for the development of the University by the time it celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019.