Upcoming Alumni Association Events
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- Holiday Reception at the Governor's Mansion - Sat., Dec. 7 from 6-9pm at Governor’s Mansion (Illinois Executive Mansion, 410 East Jackson, Springfield, IL 62701): The SIUE Alumni Association cordially invites you to attend a holiday reception. Join us as we celebrate the season and our shared memories as SIUE Cougars. Cost- $30 for premium Alumni Association members and SIUE students; $35 for basic Alumni Association members; $40 for faculty, staff, and general public. Registrations are due no later than Tues., Nov. 26.
- Alumni Speaker Series: Moving an Idea to Reality - Mon., Dec. 16 from 12:30-2:30pm in the Birger Hall Special Events Room
- Photographic Trip to Cuba - March 9-15, 2014: Attention Amateur & Professional Photographers! The SIUE Alumni Association in partnership with the Office of Educational Outreach offers you a once in a lifetime experience; a photographic trip to Cuba, March 9th. We have teamed with Global Arts Media and Common Ground Education & Travel Services to offer this opportunity to experience Cuba’s Land & People. The trip includes the chance to photograph sites and scenes unavailable to U.S Citizens until recently. The cost to Premium Members of the Alumni Association is $2,600. The cost to Basic Members of the Alumni Association is $2,800. Cost includes roundtrip air fare from Miami to Havana. Travelers will be responsible for their own arrangements to and from Miami. A nonrefundable deposit of $300 is due by January 9, 2014. For more information or to register, visit here. Space is limited to the first 24 travelers who register.
About Our Events
The Office of Alumni Affairs exists to involve alumni in the life of the University, to foster alumni support for the University's central purpose and direction, to maximize opportunities for alumni to maintain meaningful relationships with one another, and to support the Alumni Association.
We hope to structure these events to maximize the opportunity to network and have fun. We have traveled to San Francisco, taken alumni to see the Lion King, and filled 300 seats at Busch Stadium for a Cards/Cubs game as part of this effort. Click here to see photos from the past year's events.
Homecoming and Springfest are the most visible ways in which alumni come together, but there are many other opportunities, both on campus and around the world. The alumni office also helps inform our alumni of event opportunities with other units on campus including SIUeDay.
You can also participate in the Alumni Association and with the University through volunteer opportunities. You can help shape the lives of SIUE students and alumni by becoming a volunteer. Volunteers develop valuable contacts, gain new skills and meet a variety of people.
We are always looking for new ways to connect alumni with each other as well as SIUE. We welcome your suggestions on events, activities and opportunities to bring alumni together, whether that is here on campus, or in your community. Click here for our contact information to send your ideas!