- EIU saw the fourth blooming of its Titan Arum (aka Corpse Flower) in July 2014. Over the two-day event, approximately 800 visitors came to look at and smell the flower at the university’s H.F. Thut Greenhouse. About 6,000 more viewed it over the Internet through a live feed.
- EIU’s oldest graduate passed away at 106. Before her passing, she reminisced about her 69-year journey to earn her bachelor’s degree, her years as an Illinois educator and her constant thirst for knowledge.
- Instead of spending the summer huddled in a library, an EIU history professor journeyed on the oldest commercial whaling ship in America, determined to bring awareness about America’s past connection with the sea.
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