November 24, 2008

St. Louis alumni chapter to host events

by Kathy Dillard

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale alumni are invited to join fellow Salukis at upcoming events hosted by the St. Louis Chapter of the SIU Alumni Association, including Saluki Afternoon at the Fox Theatre and the 4th Annual Trivia Night and Silent Auction.

Enjoy Saluki Afternoon at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis on Sunday, Dec. 14. The performance, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring the Rockettes, features the world-famous Radio City Rockettes. The audience will delight in the Rockettes’ signature eye-high kicks and precision choreography in multiple show-stopping numbers, including the legendary “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” and “New York at Christmas.”

Lunch will consist of Italian salad, classic chicken parmesan, roasted Pollock, cavatelli, medley of fresh vegetables, chef’s selection of dessert, coffee, and tea. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The performance begins at 12:30 p.m. with an approximate running time of two hours plus a 15-minute intermission.

Lower balcony tickets, including the luncheon, are $80 per member and $90 per non-member. A limited number of tickets are available. Please RSVP by Dec. 5.

The 4th Annual Trivia Night and Silent Auction will be held Friday, Feb. 6 from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Shrewsbury City Center. Proceeds from the event will benefit the St. Louis Scholarship Fund.

Teams will consist of eight participants (partial teams will be combined). Cost to compete is $20 per person with snacks and beverages provided. Monetary prizes will be awarded for first and second places.

If you would like to volunteer or help with silent auction donations, please contact Aimee Webb at

Alumni Association membership is available to SIU alumni, students and friends. Individual annual membership is $40; life membership is $500 with installment plans available. Students can join for $15 annually.

For more information, to register for either event, or become a member, please call the SIU Alumni Association at 618/453-2408 (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m CST, Monday-Friday) or visit