December 18, 2008

Association plans member appreciation events

by Kathy Dillard

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Members of the Southern Illinois University Alumni Association are invited to attend upcoming men’s and women’s basketball member appreciation events.

Members can purchase up to four upper bowl tickets for $6 each to the Jan. 10, 7:05 p.m. Saluki men’s basketball game against the Evansville Aces. There is a limit of four tickets per household. Prior to the game, the SIU Alumni Association will host members at a reception featuring chili, salad and dessert. The reception is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Ballroom D of the SIUC Student Center. The cost to attend the reception is $7 per person.

Current and new members can purchase their game tickets online, over the phone or by visiting SIU Alumni Association campus offices located on the second floor of Colyer Hall and the Student Center between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. SIU Alumni Association offices will be closed Dec. 25-Jan. 4.

Members purchasing only game tickets online or over the phone may pick up their tickets at the SIU Arena Will Call window two hours prior to the game. Members purchasing game tickets and attending the reception may pick up their tickets at the reception. Tickets purchased at the offices will be available for immediate pick-up. RSVP by close of business on Jan. 6.

For tickets or more information regarding the event, please contact the SIU Alumni Association at 618/453-2408 or visit

Please join the SIU Alumni Association at the Saluki women’s basketball member appreciation game against Missouri State on Jan. 31 at 2:05 p.m. Attendees presenting their membership card at the SIU Arena entrance will not only receive complimentary entrance to the game, but will also receive a coupon for a hot dog and soda at the concession stand.

A great way to stay connected with Saluki athletics and SIUC is through membership in the SIU Alumni Association. Members stay informed of all the news at Southern through the Southern Alumni magazine and Saluki Pride newsletter. In addition, you can network with other Salukis at events and via the online community. Members receive a 15 percent discount on Saluki merchandise purchased through the Association’s online store. Join today at Please include the source code Y9AAEMMAB in the text box at the bottom of the online form.