December 03, 2018

Media Advisory – SIU College of Business Night at the Ballgame

About 400 students from 28 area high schools and some local community colleges will be attending the inaugural Southern Illinois University Carbondale College of Business Night at the Ballgame, a special Dec. 5 event for prospective students.

Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to cover the event, which begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Student Center and wraps up with the group attending the Saluki basketball game against the St. Louis Billikens at 7 p.m. at the SIU Arena. The free event includes a variety of activities to give students the opportunity to have a good time while learning more about SIU. Participants will receive an event T-shirt, concession stand pass, ticket to the basketball game and the chance to win a $500 scholarship, courtesy of The Bank of Carbondale.

The game will feature a business theme, with students in the Dawg Pound encouraged to wear suits or business attire for the evening. Grey Dawg will don his business suit for the game, too.

Media are welcome to cover the welcome reception and program at the Student Center’s International Lounge from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Included in that portion of the program is a college fair highlighting all of the SIU colleges, the scholarship presentation by Bob Bleyer on behalf of the bank, and remarks by:

  • Bradley Marks, a freshman finance major from Marion who was formerly state FBLA president.
  • Meera Komarraju, interim provost.
  • Terry Clark, dean of the College of Business.
  • DeAnna Price, U.S. track and field Olympian and College of Business dual degree graduate in accounting and management.
  • Jerry Kill, acting athletic director/former SIU football coach/special assistant to the chancellor.

Members of the media are also invited to cover the game as the prospective students will be in attendance. They will be sitting in the section directly across from the Dawg Pound. Coach Barry Hinson will join them for a group photo in the stands and one of the students will also sing the national anthem.

For more information, contact Christie Mitchell at 618/453-7978 or