- What makes a Real Panther? They are our students, faculty members and staff that go out of their way to make our university amazing. They could be parents, alumni or community members. These Panthers make campus a better place each and every day. We will feature one of our Real Panthers every Friday on social media starting in the Spring 2016. Nominate one today by emailing eaedwards@eiu!
- EIU Professor Wafeek Wahby organized a holiday dinner for all international students every year after realizing some of his students never experienced a true Thanksgiving dinner before. The dinner is at Lincoln Garden Family Restaurant in Charleston with the owners hosting the dinner free of charge. More than 60 international students, faculty and family members participated in the dinner this year.
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Former Officer Wants to Inspire Behavior Changes
WCIA’s Anna Carrera featured Dave Closson’s new book focused on motivational interviewing. His book focuses on using the interview style to motivate a person to change his/her behavior at the time of an incident. | news
Surprise Adds to Emotions for 1 EIU Grad
Eastern Illinois University graduate, Whitney Alexander received a special surprise during the Fall 2015 commencement, as she walked across the stage for her diploma. The emotional surprise wasn't a diploma, but her brother who received early leave from the United States Army. | news
Professor Collects Suits for Students
For the last five years, EIU Business Professor Scott Stevens gathers professional suits for his students. Through his efforts, students wear professional outfits for their job interviews, and even landed jobs from his efforts. | news