March 18, 2013

Media Availability -- Jerry Costello

Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to attend a media availability with former U.S. Rep. Jerry F. Costello, D-Belleville, at 1:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, 1231 Lincoln Drive, in the old U.S. Forestry Building.  David Yepsen, Institute director, will serve as moderator.  Costello will discuss his political career and his perceptions on how Congress has changed during a nearly 25-year career in Congress in a 7 p.m. lecture in Student Center Ballroom B. During the day, prior to the lecture, Costello will also visit a class and have a roundtable discussion with students.  Costello’s evening lecture will be available by livestream at  For more information, contact Matt Baughman, Institute associate director at 618/453-4009 or 618/201-0082.