November 21, 2006

SIU law school sets regional receptions

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale's law school will hold a series of regional receptions for alumni, attorneys, judges and friends of the SIU School of Law during the next few weeks.

The receptions in Springfield, St. Louis and Chicago serve a variety of purposes, including student recruitment and job placement for current students. Elizabeth Murphy, the law school's director of alumni affairs and annual giving, said the receptions also provide the opportunity for officials to talk with hiring partners about job possibilities for current second- and third-year law school students.

Donors and friends of the law school are also welcome at the receptions.

The receptions and locations are:

Wednesday, Nov. 29

Springfield Area Alumni Reception

5:30-8 p.m. — Illinois State Library, Gwendolyn Brooks Building, 300 S. Second St., Springfield.

Thursday, Nov. 30

St. Louis Area Alumni Reception

6-10 p.m. — The Lawyer's Club, Laclede Gas Building, 720 S. Olive St., 30th floor, St. Louis

Friday, Dec. 8

Chicago Area Alumni Reception

4-6 p.m. — Sheraton Hotel & Towers, 301 East N. Water St., Chicago.

For more information or reservations contact Elizabeth Murphy at 618/453-4811 or by email at

Cultivating relationships with alumni and private industry 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.