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march | 2008
Panther Service Day is going national! On Saturday, April 19, as people here pitch in for the sixth straight year to help around Charleston, alumni volunteers across the country will be improving their own communities. Projects vary from conducting food drives to preparing abandoned animals for adoption. Want to get involved? You can find a complete listing of Panther Service Day locations and projects here.
Biological sciences professor Britto Nathan and his students are making strides in unlocking the secrets of Alzheimer's disease. Nathan recently received a $190,000 grant to fund the student-based study of proteins that affect a person's likelihood of developing Alzheimer's and the timing of its onset. Their discoveries could very well play a part in the development of a cure. You can read more about their work in The Daily Eastern News.
Photo courtesy The Daily Eastern News.
Mark your calendars for the fourth annual Celebrity Golf Outing, scheduled for Monday, May 12, at the Bolingbrook Golf Club in Bolingbrook, Ill. Join the Old Main Club, EIU administrators, coaches, former pro players and other EIU greats for a round of golf. Please visit www.eiupanthers.com to read additional information as it becomes available.
In addition, reservations are still being accepted for three other upcoming Chicago-area alumni events. Join us at Charleston’s Bar and Grill for a microbrew-tasting, the business elite DuPage Club for networking, and the Bolingbrook Golf Club for a fun reception. Please RSVP by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 800-ALUM-EIU no later than March 25.
The annual alumni event at Busch Stadium is scheduled for Sunday, April 20, when the St. Louis Cardinals take on the San Francisco Giants. Each ticket includes a seat in the comfortable Redbird Row Suites plus all food and beverages. Members of the Alumni Association will receive first priority to purchase tickets. This event always sells out fast, so order your tickets today!
The Athletics Department's annual Panther Club Spring Fling online auction runs until April 6, with the live event set for Saturday, April 26. Auction items include vacation getaways, priceless sports memorabilia and other items guaranteed to interest Panther fans of all ages. Auction items are still being accepted. For more information, visit the auction site.
Nominations are currently being solicited for the EIU Alumni Association's 2008 Alumni Awards. Nominations are due June 20. Please visit the Alumni Association awards site for details.
Interested in serving a three-year term on the EIU Alumni Association Board of Directors? We’re accepting applications through April 4. For more information, visit the Alumni Association’s Web site.
Steven Morgan '78 has served as music director and principal conductor of the British Embassy Choir in Tokyo, Japan, since 1998. Originally from Farmer City, Ill., Morgan taught music at universities in the United States and British Columbia before moving to Tokyo 13 years ago; he now teaches in Japan universities. His career in liturgical music has also been impressive; currently, he is the director of music at St. Alban’s Anglican Church in Tokyo. You can read more about Morgan's accomplishments here!
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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