June 19, 2006

Alumni chapter plans July 19 event in Carbondale

by Greg Scott

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Jackson County Chapter of the SIU Alumni Association is inviting alumni and friends to a social at the "Grotto" on July 19.

Guests will gather at 5 p.m. on the lower level of the Newell Coffee House at 201 E. Main St. in Carbondale. The reception will include hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Cost is $10 per person.

This program is supported by membership dues. Membership is open to alumni, students and friends of the University. Annual membership is $40 and life membership is $500 with installment plans available. Current SIUC students can join for a special rate of $15.

To become a dues-paying member or make reservations for a Social at the "Grotto," 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.