August 13, 2019

Media advisory – SIU’s 150th Anniversary roadshow comes to Springfield

SIU Carbondale’s state-wide road show celebrating its 150th anniversary comes to Springfield on Wednesday, Aug. 14. Carbondale Chancellor John M. Dunn, will host alumni, friends and dignitaries. Speakers include SIU System President J. Kevin Dorsey and School of Medicine Dean and Provost Jerry Kruse. Former chancellor John Jackson will sign copies of the book "Southern Illinois University at 150 years."   

The event takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Arlington’s, 210 E. Broadway in Springfield.  Reporters are welcome to cover the event. For more information, contact Rae Goldsmith, 618-303-9997 (cell).   

The university is also celebrating its anniversary with a 150th-focused tent at the Illinois State Fair. The tent is located on Central Avenue, next to the SIU School of Medicine First Aid Building. The building is marked with a red cross on the lower right quadrant of the map. Volunteers will be on-site from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist visitors throughout the fair.