Greg Forbes Siegman to Perform The Silhouette Man

September 1, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Wesleyan University Office of Student Activities will host Greg Forbes Siegman on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Hansen Student Center (300 Beecher St., Bloomington) as he tells the story of The Silhouette Man.

The show is free and open to Illinois Wesleyan students. Siegman will hold a book signing following the presentation of the story.

Based on Siegman’s life, The Silhouette Man is written by Jillip Naysinthe Paxson and shares the story of one man’s dream to better the world and how his experiences and lessons along the way shaped this endeavor.

In acknowledging the philanthropic efforts of Illinois Wesleyan students, five students will be selected from a pool of applicants to be honored with service awards. These students will attend a dinner with Siegman and selected staff before the event.

With a piece of his past chronicled in a time capsule buried by Good Morning America, Siegman is not a newcomer to the national media scene. He has also been featured in Education Week, USA Today, and The Washington Post. In 2008, Siegman received the Portraits in Humanity Award, which is given to someone who has made a difference by using the arts. He also received the Jefferson Award for Public Service.

For additional information, contact the Office of Student Activities at (309) 556-3850 or visit

Contact: Kasey Evans ’12, (309) 556-3181