Mar 01, 2015

 

News from Old Main

APPROVED DATES -- FAMILY WEEKEND AND HOMECOMING 2015, 2016, 2017 AND 2018 (UPDATED)
Dates have been approved for Family Weekend and Homecoming as outlined below:

2015
Family Weekend -- Oct. 9–11
Homecoming -- Oct. 23–25

2016
Family Weekend -- Sept. 23-25
Homecoming -- Oct. 21–23

2017
Family Weekend -- Sept. 15-17
Homecoming -- Oct. 20–22

2018
Family Weekend -- Sept. 21–23
Homecoming -- Oct. 19–21

DANIEL P. NADLER, Vice President for Student Affairs
Posted: Feb 27, 2015


EIU TO NAME NEW PRESIDENT ON MONDAY, MARCH 2
All interested persons from the EIU and Charleston-area communities are invited to come meet Eastern’s new president, who is expected to be named Monday, March 2. An informal reception will take place following the official announcement.

The EIU Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet at 1 p.m. in the University Ballroom, MLK Jr. Union. The meeting’s abbreviated agenda will likely be revised so as to have the presidential vote as the last item. The new president will then be publicly introduced, and the meeting adjourned. A short (15 minutes or so) session with interested media representatives will follow.

The reception is scheduled to begin in the University Ballroom immediately following the press event. All are welcome to attend.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Feb 26, 2015


IN MEMORY...
Our condolences are offered to the family and friends of Sandra Lou Rives, 79, of Charleston, who died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Mrs. Rives was the wife of former EIU President Stanley Rives and, according to her obituary, "served as First Lady of Eastern Illinois University with grace and determination, leading causes for women’s health and fighting domestic violence, to name only a few."

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at the Second Missionary Baptist Church, 20 Old State Road, Mattoon. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery, Charleston. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home, Charleston. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her honor may be made to the Women’s Studies Program, c/o EIU Foundation, or volunteering time at an organization of your choice, in Mrs. Rives' name.

A full obituary can be found here.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Feb 26, 2015


EIU EMPLOYEES HONORED FOR CONTINUOUS YEARS OF SERVICE
Eastern recently recognized more than 260 of its employees for continuous years of service. A luncheon was held in recognition of university employees with continuous years of service in five-year increments. Those employed at EIU for five years were eligible for a certificate; those with 10 or more years of service were honored with both a certificate and a pin.

The following were among those honored for their years of service:
35 Years – Philip Blair, Jeanne Goble and Ron Mathenia.
30 Years – Lori Creek, Mahyar Izadi and John Looby.
25 Years – Olga Abella, Gary Aylesworth, Craig Chesner, Margaret Clapp, Dan Crews, Adam Due, Bruce Duzan, Ruth Flaherty, Shelley French, Frank Goldacker, Lora Green, John Hatfill, Christy Hooser, Zoraida Irizarry, Newton Key, Susan Kile, Phil Lang, Peggy Manley, Timothy Mason, Betsy Miller, Janel Moore, Pamela Newby, Donna Nichols, Charles Pederson, Sheila Poffinbarger, Mary Sanders, Joyce Schumacher, Lisa Standerfer, Duangrudi Suksang, Virginia Trigg, Karla Watson and Carl Weaver.

To learn about more honorees, please see here.

VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Feb 20, 2015





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