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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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Historic Tree Descendant Planted at Eastern Illinois University

EIU plants a "legacy" tree -- grown from an acorn that came from the university's famous burr oak tree -- next to Old Main, where the original and legendary tree once stood. | news

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EIU Alumna Reichert receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award

Erin Reichert, a South Carolina teacher and EIU alumna, was selected as one of only 44 national honorees for the 2017-18 Milken Educator Award. | news

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Kaskaskia College Enters Articulation Agreements with EIU

The Kaskaskia College Board signed an articulation agreement with Eastern Illinois University to assure a smooth transition for students transferring to EIU. | news