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April 27, 2001 Contact: Bryant Payne (312) 355-2523; bpayne2@uic.edu


The University of Illinois at Chicago's John Nuveen Center for International Affairs will treat 60 international visiting scholars and exchange students to a free Chicago White Sox baseball game at Comiskey Park April 28 at 6 p.m.

Students unfamiliar with baseball will learn about America's greatest pastime during the center's pre-game social hour and presentation, "The Basics of Baseball," at 4 p.m. in Room 605 of UIC's Chicago Circle Center, 750 S. Halsted St.

"There are few things more American than baseball, cracker jacks and hot dogs," said Tim Winkler, coordinator of international development and exchange programs for the Nuveen Center. "The Nuveen Center tries to organize a wide range of social and cultural activities for international visiting scholars and exchange students while keeping the cost to a minimum, since most of the participants are on limited budgets."

Last fall, the Chicago White Sox donated 40 tickets to the center in an effort to broaden the cultural experience of exchange students. This year, the organization agreed to donate 100 tickets.

"Without the generosity of the Chicago White Sox, the Nuveen Center would not be able to offer this important cultural event to the visiting scholars and exchange students," said Winkler.

The remaining 40 tickets will be used by the International Visitors Center of Chicago, co-sponsors of the event.

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