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EIU to host alumni event at January 29 basketball games


(Charleston, IL) – The Eastern Illinois University Alumni Association will sponsor an alumni event during the University’s basketball double-header at Lantz Arena Saturday, January 29.

“This is a wonderful opportunity that will allow our EIU alumni to reconnect while cheering on our men’s and women’s basketball teams,” said Amber May, director of Alumni Services and special events at EIU. “A three-dollar ticket will provide attendees admission to both games, where they can escape the cold outside weather and enjoy hot pizza provided by the EIU Alumni Association.”

Tickets can be ordered at and picked up at will call in Lantz Arena, located on campus at the corner of 4th Street and Grant Avenue in Charleston.

The EIU Panthers will take on Tennessee State in both games, with the women’s teams tipping off at 1 p.m. and the men’s teams tipping off at 3:30 p.m.

EIU’s Alumni Association builds lifelong relationships between alumni and their alma mater. More information about EIU’s Alumni Services Department and EIU’s Alumni Association is available at

For more information about EIU, and 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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Josh Reinhart, Public Information Coordinator

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Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-8444

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