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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 Faculty Make April 8 Eclipse Special For Community

EIU Observatory, Lincoln Log Cabin were "hot" spots for the near-totality eclipse event April 8.  | news

EIU Accountancy Expert Nicholas Robinson Featured in WalletHub

Professor Nicholas Robinson was featured in WalletHub's piece about Best Car Insurance in Illinois. EIU's Nicholas Robinson has answers. You can find them here. | news

EIU Alum Tumbarello earns William B. Sweet Distinguished Service Award

In November, Tumbarello was announced as winner of the William B. Sweet Distinguished Service Award from the Upper Midwest Region-Association of College and University Housing Officers (UMR-ACUHO) at the organization’s annual conference. The Upper Midwest Region includes Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and the Canadian province of Manitoba. | news

EIU Alum Matt Powers a Guest on CNBC's Halftime Report from the NYSE

Matt Powers is a 2002 graduate of the EIU School of Business and currently the Founder/Managing Partner of Powers Advisory Group, a Registered Investment Advisory firm based in Highland, IL. Powers recently was a guest on CNBC's Halftime Report with Scott Wapner - live at the New York Stock Exchange. Link to the video is below. 
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Eastern Illinois University awarded $200,000 grant to support homeless students

News from WTHI Terre Haute | news

Robinson Featured in WalletHub Article

Professor Nicholas Robinson was featured in WalletHub's piece about credit card options.  | news

EIU Alum Celebrates Career Highlight as Head of Secret Service

Two years after she thought she had retired from a 27-year career with the Secret Service, Cheatle was out to dinner with her parents last fall when a call came in from a member of President Joe Biden’s staff, asking if she was available to take a call from the commander in chief. Cheatle had been chosen to lead the agency, Biden told her. | news

EIU enrollment holds steady as global reach soars

Eastern Illinois University recently released their fall 2023 enrollment data, revealing record-breaking numbers and solid growth in several areas. | news

EIU gives away 700 laptops to freshman students

Eastern Illinois University offered freshmen something more than an education this year — in the form of free laptops. | news

EIU's Carolyn Karns is a Profile in Perseverence

Karns believes in the power of perseverance. “If you want it, you can do it all,” she said. “Have the confidence and don’t give up.” | news

EIU Professor Diane Burns Speaks About Geothermal Drilling

EIU professor Diane Burns was on a podcast produced by DeepPower, a geothermal company. with Mr. Van Loy, the company's CEO. | news

Elliott Zieman earns $15K Research Grant

EIU Assistant Professor Elliott Zieman was awarded a $15,000 research grant from the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology (NCVP - National Center for Veterinary Parasitology - Home (  These grants have traditionally only been awarded to investigators at R1s and/or veterinary schools. The NCVP grant will support my continuing research on Cytauxzoon felis, a tick-borne parasite that causes a fatal disease in domestic cats. The results from the awarded study will help scientists understanding of the pathogenicity of cytauxzoonosis and may lead to advances in treatment with the aim of increasing the survivability of this disease. | news

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600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

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