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EIU Alumni Newsletter

June 2009

Alumni spotlight: Dr. Rick Scheuring '87

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When Rick Scheuring was 4, he watched a homecoming parade for the Apollo 11 crew in downtown Chicago. Little did he know that four decades later, he would have an office in NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, allowing him to work with those same crew members (Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins) to improve astronauts' health and safety for future missions.

Read more about the road that led this former EIU decathlon competitor to his dream job here.

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EIU Golf Classic photos

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Thanks to all who joined us at the EIU Golf Classic in Bolingbrook last month — check out some great photos in the online gallery.

If you missed it, don't worry — there are still several EIU golf outings planned this summer. Next up: the Bill Glenn Open in Springfield on June 25.

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Nominations due for 2009 Alumni Awards

You have until June 19 to submit nominations for the EIU Alumni Association's 2009 alumni awards. To read the criteria for the four awards, as well as brief biographies of past recipients, please visit our awards page.

Recipients will be recognized during the annual Homecoming festivities, including a dinner held in their honor on Saturday, Oct. 17.

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Your input, please: What career development topics interest you?

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This fall, the Alumni Association and Career Services will be hosting an evening of career development seminars in the Chicagoland area. We'd like to know what topics would interest you. Please send your suggestions to alumeiu@eiu.edu.

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Wanted: Career Boot Camp volunteers

Career Services is seeking EIU alumni volunteers to participate in Career Boot Camp on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For details or to register, please click here.

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