We are please to announce SSU/UIS Alumni Nina Burleigh will be the special guest for the Friends of Brookens Library Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 23. The free community lecture will take place in the University of Illinois Springfield Studio Theatre at 7:00 pm following the meeting. This event is free and open to the public. If you are interested in supporting Brookens Library by becoming a Friend please contact Bethany Burbridge at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (217) 206-6597.
About Nina Burleigh:
Nina Burleigh is an award-winning investigative journalist and the author of five books. Her last book, The Fatal Gift of Beauty, was a New York Times bestseller. In the last several years, she has covered a wide array of subjects, from American
politics to the Arab Spring. She is National Politics Correspondent at Newsweek and has written for numerous publications including Rolling Stone, Businessweek, The New Yorker, Time, New York and The New York Times. She has appeared on Good Morning America, Nightline, The Today Show, 48 Hours, MSNBC, CNN and C-Span, on NPR and numerous radio programs.
Nina was born and educated in the Midwest, has traveled extensively in the Middle East and lived in Italy and France. She is a graduate of the UIS Public Affairs
Reporting (PAR) Program and was inducted into the PAR Hall of Fame in 2013.
She is a an adjunct professor at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and has lectured around the United States, in Italy, and in Mexico. Her book, Mirage,
published in 2008 by Harper Collins, was selected by The New York Times as an
editors’ choice and won the Society of Women Educators’ Award in 2008.