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Alumni events

Upcoming events

Sunda: Fusion of Food and Culture | America's Fascination with the Automobile | Solar Eclipse: A Trip to the Epicenter | Future LAS alumni events

Sunda: Fusion of Food and Culture

Sunda logo

The afternoon will begin with a reception featuring a signature drink created by owner and alumnus Billy Dec (BA, '95, economics). Then, enjoy a lunch that's a tasty and lively mix of Asian flavors that gives a modern twist on Filipino and Southeast Asian culinary traditions.

Martin Manalansan, head of the Department of Asian American Studies and author of "Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader," will enlighten you about the fusion of Asian culture and food.

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noon to 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Sunda
110 W. Illinois St., Chicago

Please register online by April 23. Registration fee is $50 per person.


America's Fascination with the Automobile

Cars at Klairmont Kollections

Join us for an exclusive opportunity to visit Klairmont Kollections, a privately owned vintage automobile showroom featuring more than 300 automobiles from around the world. At different points throughout the showroom, LAS professors will give five-minute talks about the automobile's impact on American society.

For those of you who are vintage car owners, we invite you to display your car in the LAS Alumni Vintage Auto exhibit located in the parking lot of Klairmont Kollections. Here, 15 cars owned by alumni will be featured. Spaces are oversized and this is a first-come, first-served opportunity.

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noon to 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Klairmont Kollections
3111 N. Knox Ave., Chicago

Please register online by May 26. Registration fee is $55 per person.

Solar Eclipse: A Trip to the Epicenter

An eclipse happening

Spend time with astronomers, hear a talk from the University of Illinois' Department of Astronomy, view the eclipse through our telescopes, and get a pair of glasses for safe viewing. Our VIP event will be held in one of the best places in the nation to experience a total solar eclipse.

Ride a bus from the University of Illinois campus:

  • Boards at 6 a.m. and returns about 6:30 p.m.
  • Learn from a professional astronomer during the trip
  • A limited number of hotel rooms in Champaign-Urbana will be available
  • Option to buy lunch for $10
  • Registration fee: $45

Get yourself to Goreville:

  • Park and take shuttle to site; the city of Goreville will charge a fee to park
  • Option to buy lunch for $10
  • Registration fee: $25

Learn more.

11:30 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 11, 2017
Goreville, Illinois

Please register online by Aug. 11.

Future LAS alumni events

Save the date and join us for future events!
Look for information two months before each event date

America's Fascination with the Automobile
View more than 300 fun, fancy, and crazy cars and roadsters!
noon to 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Klairmont Kollections, Chicago

Windy City Showdown Returns! Cubs vs. White Sox
5:45 p.m. pregame event
7:10 p.m. first pitch
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Chicago White Sox Guaranteed Rate Field

Math Meets Music
Program by the Department of Mathematics
4-7 p.m.
September 2017
South Lounge, Illini Union

Student Career Workshop
Student networking event with alumni
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Illini Rooms, Illini Union

Rededication of the Chemistry Annex
10 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
Chemistry Annex on the Illinois campus

Rededication of the Natural History Building
during the College of LAS Homecoming Open House
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017
Natural History Building on the Illinois campus

Contact us

For additional information about our events, please call the Alumni Relations Office at (217) 333-7108 or email us.