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Illinois History Symposium

Event Type
alumni, campus, community, discussion, history, lunch and learn, presentation
UIS Alumni SAGE Society & Illinois State Historical Society
Dec 3, 2019   9:30 am - 3:30 pm  
Office of Advancement
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Office of Advancement

In addition to the Lunch and Learn program occurring this day, join us for one or all of the Symposium sessions. Morning and afternoon presentations are free to attend with complimentary snack refreshments. A registration fee of $25/person allows you to enjoy a delicious hot lunch prepared by Chef Howard.

Morning Sessions

9:30am - Women’s Work: The Scholarship and Activism of Suffrage-Era Women at Illinois State University presented by Dr. April Karlene Anderson-Zorn, University Archivist, Illinois State University.

10:30am - Every Girl Pulling for Victory - Suffrage and Service during the Great War presented by Debra M. Dudek, author and Head of Adult & Teen Services, Fountaindale Public Library District.

Lunch and Learn - 11:30am-1:30pm

Casting Lincoln: The Sculptures of John McClarey presented by John McClarey, internationally renowned sculptor of Decatur, Illinois. McClarey’s works are sited throughout the U.S. and international locales in Russia, Japan and Cuba.

Art Scents: Exploring the Aesthetics of Smell presented by Dr. Larry Shiner, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, History and Visual Arts, Department of Philosophy, UI Springfield.

Afternoon Sessions

1:30pm - Suffragist of Suffragette, What is the Difference? presented by Tina Beaird, Genealogy/ Local History Librarian, Plainfield School District.

2:30pm - Women’s Rights, Railroads and the Illinois Constitutional Convention of 1870 presented by Dr. Bernard H. Sieracki, author and instructor, Public Administration, UI Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology and UI Springfiel

Register online today:

Questions? Contact the Office of Advancement at 217-206-6058 or via email at

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