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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 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

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

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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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