Jul 31, 2014

 

News from Old Main

OUR CONDOLENCES...
We extend our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Thomas Brown, 56, of Mattoon, formerly of Peoria, who passed away at 4:57 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital. Mr. Brown was a food service employee who worked in the various residence hall dining centers on campus.

A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating his life will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 204 S. Pine Ave., Arcola. Burial will be at Dodge Grove Cemetery at a later date. Visitation for family and friends will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family. Memorial donations in Mr. Brown's honor may be given to Gift of Hope, 2442 Denver Drive, Springfield, Ill.

A full obituary can be found here.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Jul 29, 2014


PORTION OF SEVENTH STREET TO BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED
The section of Seventh Street between Johnson and Grant avenues on the EIU campus will be closed July 28 through Aug. 15. Travelers will be asked to use Ninth Street and turn west on Grant Avenue if they wish to park near the MLK Jr. Union. Access to the parking lot immediately east of Old Main will continue to be available via Seventh Street.

The temporary closure is the result of work taking place near the university's water tower and former coal-fired heating plant. Underground storage tanks, once used to hold fuel oil for the heating plant's boilers, were recently removed because they are no longer used and to prevent potential leaks. Crews will now begin removing a fuel oil line leading to the old facility.

Once the storage tanks are removed, the parking lot will be restored for continued use by staff and the general public.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Jul 24, 2014


EIU STUDENT DESCRIBES EXPERIENCE AS MISS UNITED STATES COMPETITOR
As an Eastern Illinois University student competed on a national stage at the Miss United States pageant, she advocated for healthy lifestyles along the way.

Sylvia Crowder, a dietetics masterís student, spent her first week of July as Miss Indiana competing for the Miss United States crown. The competition is a beauty pageant similar to Miss USA and Miss America, where women are selected to represent the 50 states and territories.

Throughout the week, Crowder competed in interview, evening gown and swimsuit categories while promoting her passion for nutrition, which goes hand-in-hand with her degree. For full story, click here.

ELIZABETH EDWARDS, Media Relations
Posted: Jul 21, 2014


EIU PARKING LOT TO BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Visitors and employees who usually park near the north side of Easternís campus will see some temporary changes in the coming weeks.

The Seventh Street parking lot located directly east of the institutionís water tower and former coal-fired heating plant will be closed July 5 through Aug. 15 as workers remove three underground storage tanks. The tanks, once used to hold fuel oil for the heating plantís boilers, will be removed because they are no longer used and to prevent potential leaks. The Illinois Capital Development Board will manage the project, funded by the state through the Illinois Jobs Now! program.

Visitor parking spaces will be temporarily relocated to the administrative reserved spots just south of the Multi-Cultural Center across from Old Main. Those in need of ADA parking spaces should use the ones on the south side of Blair Hall or in the Old Main circle drive.

Once the storage tanks are removed, the parking lot will be restored for continued use by staff and the general public.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Jul 02, 2014





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