- Robert Holmes Jr., an adjunct physics professor, has designed and built what is believed to be the largest privately owned telescope in the world. This 50-inch scope, in addition to three other smaller scopes, allows him to train students at EIU and others throughout the world in the study of astronomy.
- It’s more than their blue attire that makes our students, faculty, and staff members Real Panthers. Our Real Panthers show their dedication and passion every day through their studies, research and service. Check out one of our featured Panthers in action.
- David Glassman has been named the 12th president of Eastern Illinois University by an official vote by the Board of Trustees. He will start his tenure as president on June 1.
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Entrepreneurship Growing on Campus
WCIA Reporter Anna Carrera featured a student's on-campus hair salon. The student business is another example of the growing entrepreneurship culture at Eastern Illinois University. | news
Living History Program Revives Historical Female Figures
The JG-TC featured Eastern Illinois University's Living History program. The annual program portrays women in history at local elementary schools during Women's History and Awareness Month in March. | news
David Glassman Named Eastern's Next President
Glassman named the 12th president of Eastern Illinois University by the Board of Trustees. His tenure as president will start June 1. | news