Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pemberton Hall South

600 Lincoln Avenue

Charleston, IL 61920

Contact: Dean England

Day Phone: (217) 581-2017

Night Phone: (888) 400-4664


March 20,2017

Young Minds New Information


CHARLESTON, Ill.  – Eastern Illinois University Honors College will be conducting its annual Student Research and Discovery Conference on March 31, 2017 at 12:15 p.m.  This event is free for EIU students and the Charleston community.

To support EIU’s mission to foster opportunities for students, funding has been given to students to promote their research and creative activities.  Research will feature all academic fields of the university.

“A university is not just about learning what is already known, but also about creating a new world knowledge, art, and enterprise,” said Dean England Chairman of the Honors College.  EIU undergraduate and graduate student projects will be displayed through posters, presentations, panels, round-tables, performance, and artwork.

EIU students were selected to present through an online proposal process. Each student is represented by a faculty sponsor leading them through their research.

Students will be presenting on research they have spent the entire year learning and collecting data on.  There will be presentations on things such as the effects on college relationship, running the world media campaign, and status’s effect on group members’.

The schedule for the conference will be posted Eastern’s Student Research website.

President David Glassman will deliver the welcome address. The sessions will continue in the Grand Ballroom from 12:50 p.m. until 3 p.m. and in the meeting rooms on the 3rdfloor of the Martin Luther King Union.


The Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College was founded as the “Honors Programs” in 1982 to meet the needs of academically talented students. In April 2014, it was named for Sandra and Jack Pine, Eastern Illinois University alumni, in recognition of their outstanding support of their alma mater. Honors encourages intellectual and social growth. Students interested in small classes, caring faculty, and administrators as well as carefully thought out courses of study should think about joining the programs.  Much of what you need is provided in one place – honors housing, advising, scholarships, research grants, priorityregistration, and, most importantly, a professional and committed staff.  Since 1982, andour original 56 students, we have grown to now include over 500 students representing all colleges and the majority of majors.