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2014 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, February 19

11:30 a.m.
Employee Recognition Private Luncheon
Prairie Room, Bone Student Center

10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 years of service employees
Register online today. Registration required by Feb. 12.

Thursday, February 20

8-10 a.m.
Loyalty Circle Reception
Circus Room, Bone Student Center

Loyalty Circle donors are invited to enjoy a reception with light refreshments prior to the Bell Ringing Ceremony.

10:00 a.m.
Founders Day Bell Ringing Ceremony
Prairie Room, Bone Student Center

Nominations are being sought for this year’s bell ringers. Nominate online today. Deadline for entries is January 24.

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
STATE Showcase
Brown Ballroom, Bone Student Center

Refreshmens will be available throughout the Showcase. To participate, complete the Exhibit Registration.
Deadline for entries January 24.

1:30 p.m.
Processional Line-up
Faculty— Circus Room
Platform— Old Main Room
Team Excellence and Students— Spotlight Room
Distinguished Professor— Circus Room
Retirees— Circus Room

2 p.m.
Founders Day Convocation
Brown Ballroom, Bone Student Center

Join us for presentations of some the highest awards Illinois State University bestows, including as Distinguished Professor, University Professor, Outstanding Teacher and Researcher, Service Initiative, A/P and Civil Service Distinguished Service, Team Excellence, Herb Sanders, Neal Gamsky, Williams Technology Award, Strand Diversity and many others.

6 p.m.
Alumni Awards Dinner
Alumni Center

Please register at Alumni.IllinoisState.edu/awards. Cost to attend is $25.

2014 honorary Degree Recipient

David L. Brown

David L. Brown, a Metcalf School and University High School graduate, is a preeminent trial and appellate lawyer in private practice in Des Moines, Iowa. He has served as an Iowa assistant attorney general and was a law clerk to former Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice C. Edwin Moore.

Brown has strong ties to Illinois State University. He is a son of the late Francis R. ’37 and Helen Tucker Brown. His father was a math professor and later a university administrator who worked closely with Presidents Robert G. Bone and Samuel J. Braden, among others. The Brown Ballroom is named for his family in appreciation of their support for and love of the University.

Brown currently serves on the Illinois State University Foundation board of directors and has previously received the U-High Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.

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