Champaign-Urbana area alumni are invited to join President Patrick White on Friday, June 6, in a celebration of worldwide alumni connections starting at home. Hosted by John and Terry Orchard Thies ’87 in their Urbana home, the event includes a 6 p.m. cocktail reception, followed by a program at 7 p.m. The program will include remarks by President White and Danda Beard ’85, director of development at Illinois Public Media. Know a prospective student who wants to learn more about MU and its international outreach? Bring them along! Dress code is business casual. RSVP by Friday, May 30, to 217-424-6383 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Location and directions will be given when you RSVP.