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Northern Illinois University Tailgate (09/21/2013)

Eastern Illinois travels to DeKalb Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. 

​Panther football fans and EIU alumni, this is your chance to watch the Ohio Valley Conference Champion Panthers take on last year's Orange Bowl participants, the Northern Illinois Huskies.  

Join the EIU Alumni Association and Panther Athletics before the game at the ultimate tailgate catered by Goose Island. 


Tailgate: 3 p.m. 

EIU vs. NIU Kickoff: 6 p.m.


***Game ticket - $15 (tickets are in a higher section) 

Tailgate Option 1 (unlimited food, soda and water) - $28

Tailgate Option 2 (unlimited food, soda, and Goose Island beer and wine) - $40


Order over the phone by calling 800-ALUM-EIU

Game tickets will be mailed out in advance.


Student/Alumni Golf Outing (10/05/2013)

Presented by Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.) and Student Government

Join us for our first-ever student/alumni golf outing!  The event will be hosted by Alumni Services’ new student group Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.) and EIU Student Government.  This is the perfect opportunity to get involved with your alma mater by providing students with invaluable real-world advice and networking tips that have served you well in the years since your time at EIU.

  • Price per golfer: $45 (Includes 18 holes, meal, and two beverage tickets)
  • Sponsorship Option 1 (hole) - $25/hole (Includes sponsorship of a hole with a custom sign)
  • Sponsorship Option 2 (t-shirt) - $50 (Includes your logo printed on the official golf outing t-shirts)
  • Sponsorship Option 2 (hole & t-shirt) - $75 (Includes a custom sign per each sponsored hole & your logo printed on the official golf outing t-shirts)

Nearly Naked 5k (03/07/2015)

Nearly Naked Mile/5k

Join current EIU students, Charleston community members, and fellow alumni as they race to donate new or gently used winter clothing and shoes to Standing Stone Community Center and USAgain!

How It Works:

Layer new or gently used winter clothing that will be stripped off along the way in drop boxes for hats, gloves, scarves, winter coats/jackets, shirts, pants, gently used running shoes.
 Bathing suit area(s) must be covered! If Nearly Naked isn't your thing come in a fun costume and simply bring clothing items to donate!  
Clothing will be donated to Standing Stone Community Center and shoes will go to USAgain!

Important Race and Registration Information:

·         Runners will be able to complete a 5k or 1 mile version of the race.

·         Entry fee: $10/person (includes long sleeve shirt) online or by calling 800-ALUM-EIU, $15/person on race day for late registrants. (All proceeds will be donated to Standing Stone Community Center or the Charleston Food Pantry).

·         Sign-Up Deadline: The deadline to register online for $10 and a t-shirt in your size is Tuesday, March 3, 2015. If you are registering on race day, you are not guaranteed shirt. Cash or check is accepted on race day.

·         The race will begin at the south end of the Rugby Field Parking Lot and will finish in the middle of the intramural soccer fields.

·         Registration and check-in will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday morning in the foyer of Lantz arena. The race will begin at 9 a.m.

·         A reception will be held for participants after the race in Lantz, which will include drinks and snacks as well as an opportunity for students to network with alumni as well as Charleston Community Members.

·         All participants will be required to sign a waiver.


Contact bbvincent@eiu.edu or kjpruett@eiu.edu with any questions or call 1-800-ALUM-EIU (800-258-6348).

State Government Alumni Event (03/11/2015)

Join us for a special reception for EIU Alumni involved in Illinois State Government 


Wednesday, March 11 


The Offices of Jim Reimer, Jr. (Government Consulting Solutions)

420 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 1 

Springfield, IL 62704


RSVP by Tuesday, March 10 online, by calling 800-ALUM-EIU or emailing alumeiu@eiu.edu

Price is Right (03/18/2015)

Join us as we spend an afternoon at a taping of The Price is Right.  Admission is free; however we will have custom EIU shirts available for $15 (shipping included).

In attendance will be EIU President, Bill Perry; and Vice President of University Advancement, Bob Martin.  

March, 18 2015 


CBS Television City- Fairfax Gate

7800 Beverly Blvd

Hollywood, CA


RSVP online, or call 800-ALUM-EIU (258-6348).  Ticket vouchers, instructions and t-shirts will be mailed in advance.

Alumni reception in Portland, OR (03/20/2015)

Join us for an EIU Alumni reception in Portland, Oregon.  Come and enjoy some appetizers and drinks as you meet other local EIU Alumni and friends, and reminisce about your memories from Eastern Illinois.  


Friday, March, 20


Migration Brewing Co. 

2828 NE Glisan St

Portland, OR


Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar  available


RSVP by Tuesday, May 17 online, by emailing alumeiu@eiu.edu, or calling 800-ALUM-EIU (800-258-6348).

St. Louis Blues Game (03/28/2015)

Join us fellow alumni and friends at a St. Louis Blues game in March.  

Saturday, March 28 at 7:00pm     

St. Louis Blues vs Columbus Blue Jackets

Scottrade Center

1041 Clark Ave St. Louis, MO


Tickets are $70 (located in the 100 level)

Pregame reception information coming soon.


Purchase tickets online or by calling 800-ALUM-EIU (258-6348).  Tickets will be mailed out in advance.

St. Louis Blues Game (03/28/2015)

Join us and fellow alumni at a St. Louis Blues game and pre-game reception!


St. Louis Blue’s game in St. Louis


Vs. Columbus Blue jackets

Tickets $70 (located in the 100 level)

*Tickets are limited so order while they are still available.


Pregame reception 

4:00 - 6:00pm 

Morgan Street Brewery


Order tickets and RSVP the pre-game reception online or call 800-ALUM-EIU (800-258-6348)

Springfield Alumni Reception (04/14/2015)

Join fellow alumni and friends for a reception in Springfield.  President Bill Perry, Vice President for University Advancement, Bob Martin; and Assistant Vice President for Advancement, Steve Rich; will be in attendance. 

April, 14 2015 


Arlington’s Pub 

210 Broadway

Springfield, IL 62701


Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.

RSVP online, call 1-800-ALUM-EIU (800-258-6348) or email alumeiu@eiu.edu by Monday, April 13.

Housing and Dining Reunion (06/04/2015)

Housing Staff Reunion, June 4-6, 2015

Join University Housing & Dining Services and the Eastern Alumni Association at the Housing Staff Reunion this June. Our shared experiences during our years at Eastern provided friendships and experiences that shaped our lives. We hope you’ll join us and encourage your friends to do the same as we reconnect and celebrate. If our gathering in 2011 is any indication we know everyone will have a great time. Registration and lodging details to follow.

Go to http://www.eiu.edu/alumni/housing.php for complete reunion details.  

Annual Cardinals Game (07/05/2015)

Join us for our Annual Alumni Outing at the Cardinals Party Suites!

Sunday, July 5
Cardinals vs Padres
1:15 p.m.
Busch Stadium
St. Louis, MO

The first 25,000 fans will receive an Ozzie Smith bronze statue replica.

Suite Tickets: $75 (Includes a seat in the Party Suites and unlimited food & beverages.)

A portion of proceeds from each ticket will go toward Legacy Scholarships.

Order your tickets online, or call 800-ALUM-EIU (800-258-6348). Please note that these tickets sell out quickly each year!  Tickets will be mailed 2 weeks before the game.

50 Years of Pink Panthers reunion (10/23/2015)

Save the date and join us in Charleston, IL as we celebrate 50 years of Pink Panthers during the EIU Homecoming weekend, October 23 &24, 2015.  

Friday, October 23 

            Alumni reception

Saturday, October 24

            Alumni Association breakfast

            EIU Homecoming parade

            Alumni Tent City tailgate

            Homecoming football game vs Tennessee Tech


More details to follow.


If you did not receive a Save-the-Date letter and magnet please email pinkpantheralumnI@eiu.edu or call 800-ALUM-EIU (800-258-6348).