Date: October 22, 2007
Contact: Lindsay Gladstone
Governors State University
Phone: (708) 534-7090
Fax: (708) 534-8399
University Park, IL, October 22, 2007 - Governors State University is celebrating the presidency of Dr. Elaine P. Maimon with an installation ceremony, special presentations, exhibits, panel discussions, and community receptions. The week of events culminates with the installation ceremony on Saturday, November 3, at 11 a.m., followed by light refreshments and an ice cream social for all those attending.
In addition to elected officials, community leaders, educators, and business leaders joining the community to celebrate education at GSU, the installation ceremony will also include performances by the Rich Central High School/Prairie State College Band under the direction of Phillip Crews and the Cavaliers Show Ensemble from Crete-Monee High School under the direction of Kevin Benford. The Girl Scouts of South Cook County will serve as color guard.
The artwork of Dr. Margaret Burroughs’ will be exhibited in the Visual Arts Gallery from October 29 through November 5. A reception honoring Dr. Burroughs’ contributions to art and education will be held on Monday, October 29, from 6 to 8 p.m., in E-Lounge next to the Visual Arts Gallery.
A panel discussion on Business Ethics will be held on Wednesday, October 31, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., in the Hall of Honors.
An additional panel discussion on the Globalization of Higher Education will be held on Thursday, November 1, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., in the Hall of Honors.
Correlations between Education, Health, and Employment among Latinos in the USA will be the subject of a round table discussion at Governors State University, on Thursday, November 1, from 3 to 5 p.m., in Engbretson Hall.
Dr. Douglas Hesse, noted scholar and educator, will discuss teaching and learning to write on Thursday, November 1, at 6:30 p.m., in Sherman Music Hall.
GSU students nominated by faculty and peers will be honored at the “Seeds of Greatness, A Salute to Student Achievements” on Friday, November 2, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., in Engbretson Hall.
In addition to the public reception after the Installation Ceremony on Saturday, November 3, there will also be tours of the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park on the grounds of the university, a display of juried artwork of GSU faculty in the Cafeteria Annex, and an exposition of non-profit organizations in the Hall of Governors.
These events are free and open to the public. Tickets are not necessary. Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois. For more information, visit www.govst.edu/installation.