MSTP | 2016 Retreat

MSTP Retreat 2016

When: Friday June 24th - Saturday June 25th
Where: Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
              2668 East 873 Road
              Ogelsby, IL 61348

Driving Directions:

Map from UChicago Campus

Starved Rock Lodge is the only lodging facility in Starved Rock State Park. The Lodge & Park are located east of the intersection of Routes 178 & 71 near Utica, IL. Our GPS address is: 2668 East 875th Road, Oglesby, IL 61348.

From the East (via Ottawa):
I-80 W to IL Rt. 23 S (exit 90) to IL Rt. 71 W

From the East (Bypassing IL Rt. 178 at Utica):
Continue on I-80 W to I-39 S (Exit 79A) to IL 71 E

Construction notice: Ed Hand Highway, located west of Starved Rock State Park off of Route 71 will be closed for bridge replacement.  It may be over a year before this shortcut reopens.

From the East (via Oglesby):
Continue on I-80 W to I-39 S to Oglesby (Exit 54)
Turn south onto West Walnut Street.
Proceed to North Columbia Ave. / IL-351N/IL-71E, turn north
Turn right onto IL-71E
Take IL-71E for 1.2 mi. to park entrance


Schedule of Events:

Friday June 24th
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Poster Session Great Hall
5:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.  MSTP Retreat Welcome

Starved Rock Room
5:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. MSTP Student Presentation I
6:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.  MSTP Student Presentation II
6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres
Great Hall
7:00 p.m. Dinner
9:00 p.m.    Team Trivia Starved Rock Room
Saturday June 25th
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast Great Hall
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.            "State of the Program" Address


Starved Rock Room
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Keynote Address
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Featured Faculty Presentation I
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. Featured Faculty Presentation II
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.           Lunch & Informal Information Sessions Pool Patio
1:30 p.m.  – 4:30 p.m. Free Time/Activities  
5:00 p.m. Return to Chicago  

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Bring your hiking clothes and swimsuits so that you can take advantage of all that Starved Rock has to offer!