Jan 18, 2017
I am pleased to announce that Josh Norman will serve as associate vice president for enrollment management. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating and administering an effective enrollment management program. It was our goal to make the best decision we possibly could make in this appointment, and I am confident we have done so. Mr. Norman brings great enthusiasm, energy, creative and analytic skills to this position, and I know that you will join with me in welcoming him to this position and the significant responsibilities that go with it.
The appointment takes effect starting the week of Jan. 16. Mr. Norman’s office will be located in the Room 1010, Old Main.
BLAIR LORD, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Posted: Jan 13, 2017
LUKE BRYAN 2016 FARM TOUR TO BENEFIT FOUR EIU-BOUND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Country music singer/songwriter Luke Bryan spent the majority of his life thinking he would work in agriculture.
"Farming is pretty brutal, but you know it's also a very fulfilling life,” he once said in an Associated Press interview. “I could have farmed the rest of my life and really had a fun, happy enjoyable life."
Instead, he chose to concentrate on his music. And, “I think I picked the right profession,” he added.
The Georgia-born megastar – and the son of a peanut farmer -- didn’t forget his roots, however. Bryan launched the first of what has become an annual tradition – the Luke Bryan Farm Tour – in 2009, and has since performed before hundreds of thousands of fans in farm-based venues throughout the south. In turn, ticket sales proceeds from those concerts have generated dozens of scholarships for local college students from within the communities the tour visits.
College-bound individuals from the east-central Illinois region who plan to attend Eastern Illinois University will be among the latest to reap financial benefit from Bryan’s efforts. Four local students will receive a one-time $2,000 EIU Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarship, made possible, in part, through Bryan’s Oct. 15, 2016, Farm Tour performance in Effingham.
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VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Jan 13, 2017
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