February 18, 2008

Detroit area alumni to gather for dinner party

by Kathy Dillard

CARBONDALE, Ill. — The Greater Michigan Chapter of the SIU Alumni Association hosts a dinner party of Feb. 23 for alumni and friends of Southern Illinois University Carbondale living in the greater Detroit area.

Alumni and guests gather beginning at 6:30 p.m. for a reception at Dave and Busters Restaurant and Entertainment Facility in Utica. Dinner follows at 7:30 p.m. The menu features Italian roasted rosemary chicken, house or Caesar salad, linguini alfredo, cavatappi with marinara, four-cheese pizza bites with basil and pesto, garden vegetable medley, fresh-baked rolls and a cash bar. Cost is $25 per person. Participants can enjoy arcade games while mingling with fellow alumni.

Membership in the SIU Alumni Association is open to alumni, students and friends of SIUC. Annual individual membership is $40. Life membership is $500 with installment plans available. Student members pay only $15.

To make reservations or to become a member, visit www.siualumni.com or call the SIU Alumni Association at 618/453-2408. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday. Members can gear-up Saluki style and get a 15 percent discount on Saluki apparel on the SIU Alumni Association Web site.