June 16, 2006

Alumni chapter plans event at The Muny

by Greg Scott

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Southern Illinois University Carbondale alumni living in the St. Louis area are invited to enjoy an evening at one of the city's most renowned venues.

The St. Louis Chapter of the SIU Alumni Association is hosting "Under the Stars" Night at The Muny on July 15. Alumni and guests will gather for a back stage tour of The Muny at 6:15 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The evening culminates with a production of "The Wizard of Oz" on stage at 8:15 p.m.

Dinner will consist of baked chicken breast stuffed with broccoli and cheese, buttered new potatoes, mixed greens with mixed fruit, red velvet cake, iced team, and an open bar.

Terrace A tickets (Rows N-Y) for the musical are $58 per Alumni Association member; $62 per non-member. Terrace B seats (Rows A-M) are $48 per Association member and $52 per non-member. Costs include the ticket, dinner and backstage tour.

Alumni, students and friends of SIUC are eligible to join the SIU Alumni Association. Annual membership is $40; life membership is $500 with installment plans available. Students can join for $15.

For more information on becoming an alumni member, or to make reservations for "The Wizard of Oz," call the SIU Alumni Association at 618/453-2408.

Building relationships among the University 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.