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EIU Alumni Newsletter

February 2011

Alumni spotlight: Les Easter '73

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While many have documented veterans' World War II memories, the photos and home videos Les Easter '73 and his family captured of his father and father-in-law — one white, one black — offer a unique perspective.

The resulting half-hour documentary, "Our World War II Fathers," was recently shown as part of the San Diego Black Film Festival.

"Here are two guys who did their part, and yet we also have a larger story in addressing our nation's issues of race," Easter told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "This evolution has been good for America. What our family can do is put it all in one bottle."

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EIU is Nashville-bound

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Join us in Nashville on March 3 for our EIU social gathering and Jake Maurer ’04 pre-social concert, held in conjunction with the 2011 OVC men’s and women’s basketball championships (March 2-5).

For details, including OVC tournament information, overnight lodging discounts and social gathering reservations, click here.

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In-state tuition rate extended to neighboring states

Beginning in Fall 2011, new students from our five neighboring states – Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri and Wisconsin – will pay the same tuition as our in-state students. That's a discount of more than $15,000 a year!

If you know out-of-state students who could benefit from this exciting change, please encourage them to learn more about EIU on the Admissions website.

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Housing Staff Reunion is June 2-5

Plans have been finalized for the EIU Housing Staff Reunion. The schedule for the June 2-5 reunion, as well as a PDF registration form, can now be accessed online.

To help us make sure we don't leave anybody out, please check our list of identified former housing staff, as well as our list of those we need help contacting. If you have information that will help, please contact us at 800-ALUM-EIU or Thank you!

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News briefs from the EIU Alumni Association

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