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Encyclopedia > Eastern Illinois University

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Eastern Illinois University

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Established 1895
(as Eastern Illinois State Normal School)
Type Public State university
President Louis V. Hencken
Undergraduates 9,928
Postgraduates 1,723
Location Charleston, Illinois, United States
Campus Small town
Nickname Panthers
Website http://www.eiu.edu

Eastern Illinois University is a state university located in Charleston, Illinois. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... quagmire:For alternate meanings see state university (disambiguation). ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Charleston is the county seat of Coles County, IllinoisGR6. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... A website (alternatively, Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP, a... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... Charleston is the county seat of Coles County, IllinoisGR6. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ...

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Institution

Eastern Illinois University has approximately 10,000 undergraduates, 1,700 graduate students, and 2,000 faculty and staff. Admission is selective. Tuition is approximately $7,000 per year for Illinois resident and $17,500 for non-residents, making it one of the most affordable universities in Illinois. There are prominent Communication Disorders and Sciences and Biological Sciences programs, though the College of Education remains the largest department. The university has an endowment of approximately $19 million. College admissions in the United States play an important sociological role, determining (in part) the quality of education a person will receive as well as his or her career track. ... It has been suggested that Speech-Language Pathology, Speech therapy, Phoniatrics be merged into this article or section. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The university includes Colleges of Science, Arts and Humanities, Education and Professional Studies, and the Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences. Other academic divisions include the Graduate School, Honors College, and School of Continuing Education. Eighty-eight percent of graduates find work in a field related to their major within six months after graduation.[1] Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ...


In the US News & World Report college rankings, EIU is classified as a Masters University, meaning one that grants no doctoral degrees and draws students primarily from the surrounding area, rather than nationally. EIU ranks in the top half of US News' rankings of Masters universities within the Midwest region.[2] U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...


History

Old Main

Eastern Illinois University was established in 1895 as the Eastern Illinois State Normal School. Originally a teacher's college offering a two-year degree, it gradually expanded its curriculum to include Baccalaureate and Master's degrees in most of the arts, sciences, and humanities. Image File history File links EIUOldMain. ... A baccalaureate is an educational qualification. ... “M.S.” redirects here. ...


The first building was finished in 1899 and is called Old Main, though it is formally named the Livingston C. Lord Administration Building in honor of EIU's first president, who served from 1899 to 1933. Built of Indiana limestone in a heavy Gothic revival style with turrets, towers, and battlements, its distinctive outline is the official symbol of the school. Old Main is one of the five "castles" built in the 1890s at the major Illinois state colleges. Governor John Peter Altgeld was instrumental in funding the Illinois university system, and he was especially fond of the Gothic style. Eastern's "Old Main" and Illinois State University's Cook Hall are the only schools where the "castle" is not named after Altgeld. Other original Gothic Revival buildings include Booth Library and Blair Hall. Blair Hall was restored after a disastrous fire in 2004. Livingston C. Lord, about 1910 Livingston Chester Lord (August 27, 1851 - May 15, 1933) was the second president of Eastern Illinois University, serving from 1898 to 1933. ... Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster, London: Gothic details provided by A.W.N. Pugin The Gothic revival was a European architectural movement with origins in mid-18th century England. ... John Peter Altgeld (December 30, 1847 - March 12, 1902) was the governor of the U.S. state of Illinois from 1893 until 1897. ... Illinois State University is a public university in Normal, Illinois and is the oldest public institution of higher education in the state. ... Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster, London: Gothic details provided by A.W.N. Pugin The Gothic revival was a European architectural movement with origins in mid-18th century England. ... Booth Library, named after University Librarian Mary Josephine Booth, serves the students, faculty and staff of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. ...


Sports

Eastern Illinois Panthers logo

Eastern Illinois University's colors are blue, grey and white; the sports teams' nickname is the Panthers. Except for men's soccer and swimming teams, the teams participate in NCAA Division I (I-AA for football) in the Ohio Valley Conference. The men's soccer program competes in the Missouri Valley Conference and the swim team competes in The Summit League. Eastern Football is coached by Bob Spoo. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Eastern Illinois University. ... Image File history File links EasternIllinoisPanthers. ... Image File history File links EasternIllinoisPanthers. ... YOU SUCK!!!!! ... Grey or gray (see spelling differences) is a color between white and black. ... A white rose. ... Puma and Cougar redirect here. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... The Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) is a College Athletic Conference which operates in the midwestern and southeastern United States. ... Former Missouri Valley Conference logo The Missouri Valley Conference (also called MVC or simply The Valley) is a college athletic conference whose members are located in the midwestern United States. ... The Summit League[1] is an NCAA Division I college athletic conference which operates primarily in the Midwestern United States, with outlying teams in Louisiana and Utah. ...


Eastern Illinois University is one of only two NCAA Division I institutions that offer women's rugby as a varsity sport. Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... A BCRFC match at Boston College Rugby football, often just referred to as rugby, refers to sports descended from a common form of football developed at Rugby School in England. ...


Three current National Football League head coaches - Mike Shanahan of the Denver Broncos, Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints and Brad Childress of the Minnesota Vikings - are alumni of Eastern Illinois. Additionally, Tony Romo, the starting quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, is also an alumnus of the University, having actually been signed by Dallas on the advice of Payton, then an assistant coach for the team. Michael Edward Shanahan (born August 24, 1952) is an American football coach of the Denver Broncos in the National Football League. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Sean Payton (born December 29, 1963 in San Mateo, California) is the head coach of the New Orleans Saints. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present... Brad Childress (born June 27, 1956 in Aurora, Illinois, USA) is a professional American football coach. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969... Antonio Ramiro Tony Romo (born April 21, 1980, in San Diego) is a professional football player. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Notable alumni

Joan Allen in a scene from The Contender Joan Allen (b. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... James Edgar (born January 22, 1946, Vinita, Oklahoma) is an American politician who was the Governor of Illinois from 1991 to 1999. ... This is a list of Governors of Illinois. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Joan Embery (born in San Diego, California) is an animal and environmental advocate. ... Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (14 June 1909 – 14 April 1995), an Academy Award winner, was an acclaimed American folk music singer, author, and actor. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Folk music, in the original sense of the term, is music by and of the people. ... Joseph Knollenberg (born November 28, 1933) is a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan, representing the states 9th Congressional district (see map) in the U.S. House. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Jerry Van Dyke (born July 27, 1931, in Danville, Illinois) is an American comedian and actor. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...

Notable Athletes

Timothy Paul Bogar (Born October 28, 1966) in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a retired Major League Baseball infielder. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... An infielder is a baseball player who plays on the infield, the dirt portion of a baseball diamond between first base and third base. ... Brad Childress (born June 27, 1956 in Aurora, Illinois, USA) is a professional American football coach. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... Kevin Jerome Duckworth, aka The Duck (born April 1, 1964 in Harvey, Illinois) is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association, most notably a member of the Portland Trail Blazers. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... The NBA staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jeff Gossett (b January 25, 1957) was the starting punter for the Oakland Raiders from 1987 through 1996. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... [[Image:|frame|right|Todd Sauerbrun punts the ball for the Carolina Panthers. ... Matt Hughes is a Canadian author who lives in Courtenay, British Columbia. ... John Jurkovic (born August 18, 1967 in Friedschafen, Germany) was an American football player and is currently a broadcaster. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Topps baseball card, 1979 Series, #129. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Sean Payton (born December 29, 1963 in San Mateo, California) is the head coach of the New Orleans Saints. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present... Antonio Ramiro Tony Romo (born April 21, 1980, in San Diego) is a professional football player. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kevin Lee Seitzer (born March 26, 1962 in Springfield, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball player for the Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, and Cleveland Indians. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Michael Edward Shanahan (born August 24, 1952) is an American football coach of the Denver Broncos in the National Football League. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Chris Szarka(Born:February 12, 1975) is a Canadian Football League fullback for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. ... In American football, a fullback (FB) is a position in the offensive backfield. ... The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian Football League team based in Regina, Saskatchewan, founded in 1910. ... Lions Stampeders Eskimos Roughriders Blue Bombers Tiger-Cats Argonauts Alouettes The Canadian Football League (CFL), also known by its French name, Ligue canadienne de football (LCF), is a professional sports league located in Canada that plays Canadian football, and is the second most popular sports league in Canada. ... Ray Lyle Fisher (October 4, 1887 in Middlebury, Vermont -November 3, 1982) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

External links

U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/directory/brief/drservices_1674_brief.php
  2. ^ http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/directory/brief/drglance_1674_brief.php
  3. ^ http://www.cnn.com/CNN/anchors_reporters/smith.larry.html

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