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The Department of University Marketing and Communications (UMAC) is your source for EIU-related news. Our office's duties include handling inquiries from the media and the public, writing and distributing press releases, and writing and editing copy for various university publications.



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EIU Alum is First-Ever Full Time Female Deputy in Effingham County

Jessie Wendt has been hired as a full time sheriff's deputy in Effingham County, making her the first woman to earn the title. Wendt earned her bachelor's degree from EIU. | news

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EIU Alum Reaney Bringing National Attention to Executive Education

Since joining Loyola in early 2017, Colleen Reaney has transformed its executive education area to a national platform. | news

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Foul-Smelling Flower Captivates EIU Greenhouse Visitors [VIDEO]

Hundreds visited the greenhouse to get a peek at the reeking corpse flower. While the brief bloom has ended for 2018, it is predicted to bloom again in 2020. | news