Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College                                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pemberton Hall South
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920

Contact: Brianna Welk
Phone: 309-555-5555(day/night)

March 20, 2017

EIU Students Present Research

CHARLESTON, ILL. – The Undergraduate Research Task Force worked with the Honors College to organize the Student Research and Discovery Conference.  The day will begin with a welcome address from President Glassman and Provost Blair Lord and an awards ceremony recognizing the Faculty Research Mentors who sponsored the students.

The annual event will take place from 12:15 – 4:00 p.m. on March 31 in the MLK Union. The event is free and open to all students, faculty, and staff.

Poster displays will be available from 12:50 – 1:50 p.m. and from 2 – 3 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom.  Student artwork, oral presentations, panels, and performances will be held on the third floor during the same time. For a more detailed schedule visit

The Undergraduate Research Task Force selected the students from all academic fields. “The research conference gives the community a chance to celebrate student research and to share new knowledge, creative enterprises, and discoveries,” said Dean England, who will also be attending.

 The Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College at Eastern Illinois University is committed to helping young scholars succeed by providing outstanding honors classes, extracurricular opportunities, and funding for undergraduate research.  With over 500 students representing all colleges and most academic majors, the Honors College is more diverse than ever before.  Students can study abroad and take advantage of perks like Honors housing, priority registration, and numerous scholarships. By challenging exceptional students and celebrating their creativity, the Honors College prepares them for life after EIU.   You can reach the Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College at 217-581-2017.  To learn more, visit