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EIU Media Relations

Your source for EIU-related news.

Our office's duties include handling inquiries from the media and the public, writing and distributing press releases, and writing and editing copy for various university publications.

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EIU to again offer Coles County Clash Scholarships

Eastern Illinois University plans to once again award two $2,000 scholarships to local students as part of the 2021 Coles County Clash—the annual football game between Charleston and Mattoon High Schools typically held on EIU’s campus. | news

EIU Designated Voter Friendly Campus by NASPA And Campus Vote Project

Eastern Illinois University was one of less than 250 colleges and universities nationwide designated as a Voter Friendly Campus by the Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education (NASPA) and the Fair Election Center’s Campus Vote Project. | news

EIU Recognized as "Tree Campus USA"

Eastern Illinois University is being recognized, for the fourth year in a row, by the Arbor Day Foundation. | news

EIU Alum, Lovington 4th Grade Teacher Holly Pitts Participating in Rural Educators Across Borders

Holly Pitts (EIU Rural Teacher Corps graduate and Lovington 4th grade teacher) is participating in a dialogue with other new teachers from the U.S and Wales. | news

EIU's Nicholas Robinson offers financial advice on Wallet Hub. 

EIU's Nicholas Robinson offers financial advice on Wallet Hub.  | news

EIU Alum Becomes First Black Mayor of Santa Cruz, California

Justin Cummings, a Beach Flats neighborhood resident, says he believes diverse collaboration is the key to the city’s long-term success. | news

EIU a Lumpkin Family Foundation Fall 2020 grant recipient

Eastern Illinois University's School of Technology will receive $48,450 from the Lumpkin Family Foundation to examine opportunities and barriers to growing hemp in East Central Illinois in ways that enhance our understanding of the scientific and commercial foundations for a profitable, and environmentally-friendly crop alternative. | news

EIU Recognized by USNWR for Affordability, Access, Student Success

A low cost of attendance, an average of 14-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, and a constant graduation rate of 90% has earned EIU national praise in U.S. News and World Report. | news

EIU Professor featured in WalletHub article

Professor Nicholas Robinson was featured in WalletHub's piece about credit cards for fair credit. | news

Charleston Named Top 10 "Hidden Gem" College Towns

Location is key when searching for a school, and it can make or break a college experience. That's why we're happy to announce that Charleston, Illinois was named one of the top 10 best “hidden gem” college towns in the U.S.! | news

Discovery Partners Institute Receives $500 Million for Technology Innovation

Gov. JB Pritzker announced a $500 million state investment for the planning and construction of the Discovery Partners Institute — a public-private research and workforce development network. Eastern Illinois University is one of the hubs.
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Eastern Illinois University part of effort to address Illinois teacher shortage

The Illinois-based Golden Apple Foundation has recruited EIU to be one of two higher education partners for the new Accelerators Program, set to prepare 50 teacher candidates during the 2020-2021 school year. | news

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Josh Reinhart, Public Information Coordinator

2142 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-8444

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