Mar 30, 2017
EIWP Director Robin Murray is proud to announce that the Eastern Illinois Writing Project has been awarded two National Writing Project Grants totaling $35,000. EIWP was awarded $20,000 of federal funds for the site's 2017-2018 SEED Advanced Institute to Scale Up the NWP College-Ready Writers Program Grant proposal. EIWP also received $15,000 of federal funds for the site's 2017-2018 SEED Invitational Leadership Institute Grant. The purpose of this grant is to support an Invitational Leadership Institute that invests in 12 or more K-university teacher-leaders. These grants will support literacy programs for multiple teachers across the curriculum.
ROBIN L. MURRAY, English
Posted: Mar 21, 2017
DAILY EASTERN NEWS BRINGS HOME AWARDS
The Daily Eastern News won six awards in the annual Illinois College Press Association contest. The awards are for work done in the 2016 calendar year. The News competes in the dailies category against papers from schools that include the University of Illinois-Urbana, Northwestern University and Illinois State University.
Junior Sean Hastings won three awards: second place, sports news; second place, sports feature; and honorable mention, sports column.
Senior Lauren McQueen, first place, classified advertising section
Senior Kalyn Hayslett, second place, entertainment supplement
Senior Molly Dotson, honorable mention, spot news photo
LOLA BURNHAM, Editorial adviser, The Daily Eastern News
Posted: Mar 20, 2017
2017 EIU SIGMA XI EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD
We would like to congratulate Eric Bright from Charleston Middle School who won this year's competition for the Teacher in Science Technology and Mathematics from the EIU Sigma Xi Chapter. Bright has done excellent work in making mathematics more interesting to middle school students with emphasis on eighth grade pre-algebra course and the eighth grade accelerated algebra. Bright will receive this honor at the upcoming Sigma Xi banquet to be held at the University Grand Ballroom on March 27 around 6 p.m.
YORDAN S. YORDANOV, Biological Sciences
Posted: Mar 20, 2017
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