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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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Early Enrollment Numbers Point to Bright Future for EIU

Across the board, applications and admits are up from this time last year by a significant margin. | news

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EIU Professor Helps With Hurricane Relief in Dominica

Eastern Illinois University professor Dr. Catherine Polydore recently organized a hurricane relief drive. In a week, she collected boxes of supplies ranging from baby food to batteries that were sent off to hurricane-damaged Dominica, where she was born and raised. | news

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EIU’s Maliya Smith Selected for Prestigious $13K DFI Fellowship

Eastern Illinois University graduate-level counseling student Maliya Smith, 2016, recently earned a prestigious 2017-18 Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellowship. Smith, of Forest Park, will receive $13,000 to assist her in becoming an educator in the State of Illinois. | news