What is the University Club?
University Club is a great way to meet members of the University community. Membership
is open to all current and retired faculty and staff of Illinois State University.
The University Club provides an opportunity to learn more about Illinois State and
the local community. During the semester we hold meetings from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
nearly every Friday with a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres.
At 4:30 we have guest speakers who sponsor the discussion, and give a brief ten
to fifteen minute presentation or provide recognition to a group. This is always
followed by an opportunity to ask questions and an opportunity for discussion. Some
of our past meetings included celebrating recently tenured and promoted faculty,
faculty and staff technology opportunities, and future developments in the College
of Arts and Sciences. The meetings take place in the beautiful Faculty Staff Commons
Area located in the Northeast corner of the Bone Student Center.
Membership in University Club also provides an opportunity to attend the Gourmet
Dinners. These moderately priced meals are based on a theme. Past themes have included
"Culinary Educator's Collection", "Recipes from the American Academy of Chefs" and
"Foods of Brazil".
The cost for membership in the University Club is $20 dollars for the year. The
dues help with the costs when the University Club sponsors discussions and to help
fund our scholarship program. In December 2005 we were able to award $250 dollar
scholarships to five deserving students. ALL NEW FACULTY AND STAFF HAVE FREE MEMBERSHIP
THEIR FIRST YEAR! Please come and meet your colleagues from across campus. Programming
and facilities support for UClub has also been provided by generous contributions
from the Provost's Office and the President's Office.
Memberships and answers to questions can be obtained at the meetings or by contacting
the President, Bob Preston at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (309)-438-7933 or the Secretary/Treasurer
Jess Ray (309-438-8642; email@example.com).
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