The Red Carpet Unveiling of the Illinois State University Alumni Center on Saturday, Oct. 18, will begin at 7 p.m. with the guests walking on the red carpet intor the Alumni Center while listening to the talented ISU Faculty Jazz Quartet.

Participants will then browse the Alumni Center, visiting the various departmental suites and meeting rooms. Those wishing to have their photos taken to commemorate the evening will have an opportunity to do so. A delectable selection of gourmet hors d’oeurves will be available throughout the evening along with a complete bar service.

Illinois State University President Al Bowman, Vice President for University Advancement Dianne Ashby and Executive Director of Alumni Relations Stephanie Epp will provide a short program at 8 p.m.

Guests will then kick up their heels to the ISU Jazz Ensemble I, a dance band directed by Tom Marko. The dance set will include 1930s and 1940s style swing and a wide variety of Latin dance styles until 10 p.m.

The dress for the evening is black tie-optional. Tickets are $50 per person and must be obtained in advance. Reservations can be made by calling (309) 438-3204 or by clicking on Unveiling.