April 16, 2008

'Good Night From Carbondale' CD now available

by Kathy Dillard

CARBONDALE, Ill. — "Good Night From Carbondale," the long-awaited CD audio book, is here and is available through the SIU Alumni Association.

The CD audio book chronicles some of the best moments from the past 30 years of Southern Illinois University Carbondale football and basketball through the broadcasts of SIUC alumnus Mike "Voice of the Salukis" Reis. The CD also features narration from former WCIL radio personality and also an SIUC alumnus John Riley.

The CD retails for just $12 plus shipping. It is available through the SIU Alumni Association's Web site at www.siualumni.com, by visiting the association's campus offices in Colyer Hall or the SIUC Student Center, or by calling 618/453-2408.

A portion of the proceeds will fund the new "Mike Reis Scholarship," to be awarded to select members of the SIUC Dawg Pound, the name given to the vocal Saluki student fan base. The project is special to Reis, who was inducted into the SIUC Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005 and was the SIU Alumni Association's 2007 Alumni Achievement for Service recipient.

"It's a nice way to give back," Reis, an alumni association life member, said. "I hope people will enjoy reliving those moments while supporting a worthwhile cause – funding scholarships at the University."

The SIU Alumni Association helps more than 220,000 graduates around the world stay connected to their alma mater. The organization provides scholarships, support for University activities, recognition of distinguished alumni, and many other endeavors to support its mission of "revealing to the world the excellence of Southern Illinois University Carbondale."