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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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Eastern Illinois University, Lake Land College pen exclusive 'Transfer Back' agreement

Eastern Illinois University and Lake Land College signed an agreement Thursday that will provide students who have paused their college education a path for returning to the classroom. | news

Alum's WEIU-TV experience leads to fantastic career. 

Marine Glisovic WEIU-TV experience leads to a fun and fantastic career.  | news

EIU Alum Earns ISBE Award

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EIU Alum Capt. Matthew J. Maddox Leads US Army Helicopter Training

Recently the U.S. Army held specialized U.S. Army helicopter training where one of the units was commanded by Eastern Illinois University alumni Capt. Matthew J. Maddox. | news

Chahyadi featured in WalletHub Article

Professor Candra S. Chahyadi was featured in WalletHub's piece about Cheap Car Insurance in Illinois. | news

EIU Student Trustee Appointed to Illinois State Commission

EIU Student Trustee Payton Ade was appointed to the statewide Illinois Student Assistance Commission. | news

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

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Media Relations
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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