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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 Enrollment increases for second consecutive year

Eastern Illinois University was one of only two of Illinois' independent, non-system universities demonstrating a fall 2019 enrollment gain. This is the second consecutive fall-to-fall increase for EIU, which was again recently recognized as a top Illinois institution*. *Eastern Illinois University is ranked the topmost independent public regional university in Illinois, according to data released in September 2019 by U.S. News & World Report. USNWR Data also shows that Eastern ranks as the third-highest independent public university in the Midwest. | news

State Farm invests $100K in Eastern Illinois University tech programs

The foundation of the State Farm insurance company donated $100,000 to Eastern Illinois University for computer lab and networking upgrades. | news

Graduates earn 2,267 degrees, certificates from Eastern Illinois University

The U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Charleston conferred 151 bachelor's degrees and 107 master's degrees in education programs. | news

EIU Business Prof Featured on WalletHub.com

Crystal Y. Lin, Ph.D., CFA, CFP and professor of finance, in the School of Business at Eastern Illinois University was featured on wallethub.com. | news

EIU Named A Top Online Master's in History Program for 2019

Eastern Illinois University was one of only 27 institutions in the U.S. that earned the distinction. | news

EIU Alum Miller Helps Create First-Ever Comprehensive Mycology Checklist

EIU alum and Illinois Natural History Survey mycologist Andrew Miller
helped create the first comprehensive checklist of North American fungi. | news

Charleston Business Owners Excited by EIU Enrollment Rise

Business owners are taking the news of Eastern Illinois University's enrollment increase well, with some reportedly planning renovations and other changes to prepare for a growing student population. | news

EIU is Still #1 in Illinois!

EIU retained its status as the top Illinois public school in its class in the 2019 annual USNWR rankings. | news

EIU Anticipates Continued Enrollment Growth in Fall 2018

Early indications suggest that EIU’s first-time freshmen enrollment numbers will increase by more than 20 percent, and that the university is also likely to see upticks to its transfer, online and graduate student enrollments as well. | news

EIU WR Hollins Featured in "Chicago Now" Publication

EIU's senior wide receiver Alexander Hollins leads the nation with nine touchdown catches and ranks second in receiving yards (601) and receptions per game (8.6). | news

EIU's FA18 Freshmen Enrollment Expected to Increase More Than 20%

After a 5 percent increase in EIU's spring 2018 enrollment, EIU is expecting an increase in overall headcount and more than a 20 percent increase in its freshmen enrollment in fall 2018. | news

EIU QB Gilkey Giving Back to Community with Backpack Drive

Eastern Illinois University quarterback Scotty Gilkey Jr. is giving back to Charleston by collecting backpacks and school supplies for area children in need. | news



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Media Relations
Josh Reinhart, Public Information Coordinator

2142 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-7400
Fax: 217-581-8444
jdreinhart@eiu.edu


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