March 28, 2012

Media Advisory -- Naturalization Ceremony

Reporters, photographers and camera crews are welcome to join 53 of the nation’s newest citizens at naturalization ceremonies later this week at the SIU School of Law at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

U.S. District Judge J. Phil Gilbert will preside over the ceremony at 11 a.m., Friday, March 30, in the auditorium in the Hiram H. Lesar Law Building.  The auditorium is in room 120.  Gilbert is a judge for the Southern District of Illinois.

Media members should remain quiet and unobtrusive during the actual ceremony.  Interviews will be available once the ceremony concludes.  The ceremony will last about one hour.  A reception will follow in the law school’s formal lounge area.

For more information, contact Alicia Ruiz, the law school’s director of communications and outreach, at 618/453-8700.