January 17, 2006

Michigan chapter plans Feb. 18 dinner party

by Greg Scott

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Alumni of Southern Illinois University Carbondale living near Utica, Mich., are invited to a dinner party Feb. 18. The Greater Michigan Chapter of the SIU Alumni Association is hosting the function.

Alumni and guests will gather for a 5:30 p.m. reception at Dave & Buster’s Restaurant and Entertainment Facility. Dinner follows at 7:30 p.m. The menu features mesquite barbecue, beef brisket, hickory smoked beans, corn-on-the-cob, soft drinks and a cash bar. Cost is $25 per person. Participants are invited to mingle with old friends and enjoy pool tables and arcade games.

To make reservations, log on to siualumni.com or call the SIU Alumni Association at 618/453-2408.

Building relationships among the University, its students and its graduates is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint the University is following as it approaches its 150th anniversary in 2019.