january | 2008
In his first semester at Eastern Illinois University, President William L. Perry met with about 1,000 faculty, staff, students and university friends to gather information about EIU’s past, present and future. On Tuesday, Jan. 15, he sent an e-mail to the campus community to announce his findings, which included conclusions on EIU’s values, strategic objectives, potential, priorities and resources.
“Eastern Illinois University can be the best in the nation in the integrated academic and personal development of students,” Perry wrote. He challenged all members of the campus community to work individually and as a team toward that end.
To read the entire letter, please visit the EIU News page.
Applications for the 2008-2009 Legacy Scholarships are being accepted by the Alumni Services office through Feb. 1. To be eligible, an applicant must be the child or grandchild of an Eastern graduate and must begin attending the University during the 2008 fall semester.
For details on other requirements and application instructions, please visit the Alumni Association's Web site. You can also visit the EIU Scholarship Search page to find out about other scholarships offered at Eastern.
Interested in serving a three-year term on the EIU Alumni Association Board of Directors? We’re accepting applications through April 4. The board, which strives to represent Eastern’s diverse alumni population, meets quarterly. For more information, visit the Alumni Association’s Web site.
The Alumni Services and Undergraduate Admissions offices are looking for enthusiastic, articulate alumni volunteers to help to recruit the best and brightest students to EIU. Volunteers will work with our admissions counselors to represent Eastern at upcoming college fairs throughout the state of Illinois. Please visit the alumni volunteer page for additional information, including a complete list of locations, dates and times.
Alumni in the San Francisco area have two opportunities to get together in the very near future.
1) Cheer on the EIU men’s basketball team as the Panthers take on Tennessee State in a game televised on ESPNU. The social is to begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Wunder Brewing Co., 1326 Ninth Ave., San Francisco. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. To RSVP, please e-mail host Greg Gardner ’78 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) Be sure to mark your calendars for the annual EIU Alumni Lincoln's Day Celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Additional information will be accessible on the events page once final event details have been completed.
Please consider joining the EIU Alumni Association. Your membership will allow us to continue to expand our programming and offerings to the university community.
The association has been able to steadily increase its financial support to the university over the past several years in the form of student scholarships and grants because of the support of members like you.
In addition, you don’t want to miss receiving Old Main Line, the alumni magazine which is for members only. It’s a great way to stay on top of what’s happening on campus for only $30 annually. Join online or call us at 800-ALUM-EIU. We appreciate your continuing support!
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