Eastern Illinois University Logo

EIU 360

EIU 360

Edgar Lecture Series

Jim Edgar and his wife, Brenda, demonstrated their continuing support for their alma mater by establishing the Edgar Speaker Series in 2007. Working in conjunction with the EIU Foundation, the couple finalized details for a gift which provides for at least one speaker a year. The series focuses primarily, but not exclusively, on state government, and addresses current issues in state government and historical implications.

Prior to being inaugurated as Illinois' 38th governor in January 1991, Edgar spent more than 30 years in state government, including terms as both a state representative and as secretary of state. He was named an Eastern Illinois University Distinguished Alumnus, the highest honor the Alumni Association can bestow upon a former student, in 1982.





What's Up…Buttercup

Feb28
Mar01

JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mar06
Mar08

Dervish

7:30 pm

Mar19
Mar21

full calendar

Social Stream

@Ryan Ramirez

Blessed to be at Eastern Illinois university for grad school and to play my final year of 🏈. https://t.co/4eX9vadOQY

@EIU Alumni

Top Ten Reasons to come to #EIU. (The 11th reason is because they have a great Alumni Association) :) https://t.co/lbSULdgmvx

@EIUnity Conference

We are exactly two weeks away from the 9th Annual Diversity Conference. Go to https://t.co/NFua4U6vRo to learn more… https://t.co/3iCaiTp4fN