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Free and open EIU events remaining in November



(Charleston, IL) – Eastern Illinois University is hosting two free events in November that are free and open to the public. They include:

Thursday, November 14

  • 6 to 7:30 p.m.; EIU: Then and Now—A Photographic Treasury
    Booth Library, 1536 4th Street
    Take a ride in Eastern’s “Wayback” machine. Fifty years ago, Professor of Botany Dr. Hiram Thut gave an illustrated talk titled “EIU; Then and Now” to students in Pemberton Hall. The archived slides (now digitized) and an audio recording of a 1973 version of that lecture are the basis of this look back at EIU from its 1899 campus plans through 1969 and today. Retired EIU faculty members Mac Corley, David Maurer, and Terry Weidner will offer commentary during the presentation. This event is offered through the Academy of Lifelong Learning. To register, please call (217) 581-5114.

Thursday, November 21

  • 10 to 11:30 a.m.—Death Doulas: End of Life Role
    Blair Hall, 1600 7th Street
    A new spin on an old practice. This session will help participants learn about the roles of a doula at the end of life. Learn how they are trained, how they can be of assistance and how to obtain one. This is another way to inform yourself as to the options available for peace and comfort at the end of life. This event is offered through the Academy of Lifelong Learning, and is taught by Sheila Greuel, former EIU faculty. To register, please call (217) 581-5114.

For more information about EIU, or to learn more about its growing assortment of programs and services, visit the university’s website at, or call EIU’s public information office at (217) 581-7400.



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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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