April 09, 2014

Media Advisory – Naturalization Ceremony

Reporters, photographers and camera crews are welcome to join 33 of the nation’s newest citizens at naturalization ceremonies later this week at the SIU School of Law at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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

U.S. Rep. William L. Enyart, D-Belleville, a 1979 graduate of the law school, will be the guest speaker.

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. 

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