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To invite the university president, any member of the board of trustees, or the governor of Illinois, call the Office of Special Events at (217) 333-8834.
To invite any member of the Illinois legislature or other governmental entity, call Government Relations at (217) 333-1086.
To invite an international government official, call the Associate Provost for International Affairs at (217) 333-6014. You must do this to assure that international protocol is followed.
Examples: gift basket, flowers, fruit basket, briefing materials, books and/or artwork by faculty members, campus-branded products. The campus car pool has some designated, insured cars that can be used to transport non-university guests. Ask for one of these cars when making a reservation. If none are available, you may rent a car from an outside agency.
At a major event, the correct order for speakers is:
However, try to limit the number of speakers to keep the program focused and interesting.
The event host and speaker(s) should receive briefing materials three to four days before the event. These should include:
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