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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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Former Officer Wants to Inspire Behavior Changes

WCIA’s Anna Carrera featured Dave Closson’s new book focused on motivational interviewing. His book focuses on using the interview style to motivate a person to change his/her behavior at the time of an incident. | news

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Surprise Adds to Emotions for 1 EIU Grad

Eastern Illinois University graduate, Whitney Alexander received a special surprise during the Fall 2015 commencement, as she walked across the stage for her diploma. The emotional surprise wasn't a diploma, but her brother who received early leave from the United States Army.  | news

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Professor Collects Suits for Students

For the last five years, EIU Business Professor Scott Stevens gathers professional suits for his students. Through his efforts, students wear professional outfits for their job interviews, and even landed jobs from his efforts.   | news