October 10, 2007

Media Advisory – News Conference Time Change

The news conference scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11, following the special meeting of the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees, is now projected to begin at approximately 1 p.m. However, the start of the news conference is dependent on when the Board of Trustees concludes its meeting.

The board meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Student Center Ballroom A.

The subject of the news conference will be the report of the Faculty Review Committee appointed by SIU Carbondale Chancellor Fernando M. Treviño. The chair of the committee, Professor Ramanarayanan Viswanathan, the chair of the Board of Trustees, Roger Tedrick, SIU President Glenn Poshard and other University officials will participate in the news conference. The full report of the review committee will be available at the news conference as well as on our Web site, www.news.siuc.edu, at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Members of the media unable to attend Thursday's news conference may participate via conference call. Here are the details:

To Join Audio Conference

Primary Dial-In: 1 (866) 629-7501

Alternate Dial-In: 1 (773) 843-6378

Passcode: 35874#

As a courtesy to others and to improve sound quality, please mute your phone when not speaking.

You will be on hold with music until the host opens the conference call.


Please use the list of touch-tone commands below to help facilitate your audio conference:

Press ** for a menu of touch tone commands.

Press *0 to speak to an operator (once the host has joined).

Press *6 to mute your own line.

Press #6 to unmute your own line.

Should you have any questions or require additional assistance, please contact one of our conferencing specialists at (800) 266-3373.