Time is running out to make you reservation to the Friends of Brookens Library Annual Dinner on Tuesday, June 23rd. This year’s featured speaker is SSU/UIS Alumni Nina Burleigh. The dinner will be held in the Sangamon Auditorium Lobby (PAC Building).
Cash Bar: 5:00 pm – Meeting: 5:15 pm – Dinner: 5:30 pm
Lecture by Newsweek Correspondent Nina Burleigh: 7:00 pm
The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held in the UIS Studio Theatre.
The dinner costs $30 per person and guests welcome. Please R.S.V.P. to Bethany Burbridge at (217) 206-6597 or by email at email@example.com.
Nina Burleigh is an award-winning investigative journalist and the author of five books. Her last book, The Fatal Gift of Beauty, was a New York Times bestseller. In the last several years, she has covered a wide array of subjects, from American politics to the Arab Spring. She is National Politics Correspondent at Newsweek and has written for numerous publications including Rolling Stone, Businessweek, The New Yorker, Time, New York and The New York Times. She has appeared on Good Morning America, Nightline, The Today Show, 48 Hours, MSNBC, CNN and C-Span, on NPR and numerous radio programs.
Nina was born and educated in the Midwest, has traveled extensively in the Middle East and lived in Italy and France. She is a graduate of the UIS Public Affairs Reporting (PAR) Program and was inducted into the PAR Hall of Fame in 2013.
She is a an adjunct professor at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and has lectured around the United States, in Italy, and in Mexico. Her book, Mirage, published in 2008 by Harper Collins, was selected by The New York Times as an editors’ choice and won the Society of Women Educators’ Award in 2008.