@EIU_Alumni @tonyromo @eiu_art April 30


My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.

The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.

In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.

I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.

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Name of University: Eastern Illinois University

Location: Charleston IL

Universities use all types of platforms to teach. A number of universities are using comic books and graphic novels for learning in some very interesting ways. One of those institutions is Eastern Illinois University.

Eastern Illinois Normal School was established by the Illinois State Legislature in 1895 “to train teachers for the schools of East Central Illinois.” A 40 acre campus was acquired in Charleston and the first building was commissioned. Today the campus includes 8,000 students situated on 320 acres. In 1957 the state legislature approved the name it bears today.

Photo below shows the Greek Court on Eastern Illinois campus.

eiu campus

At Eastern Illinois University, students can take the course to see how images can convey a story with or without the help of words. Through the course, students read graphic novels, memoirs, comic books, and even wordless books to understand the use of images in literature.

graphic novel course

Eastern Illinois also has a pretty iconic building called “Old Main”.

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With the NFL draft wrapping up this week I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that Sean Payton-New Orleans Saints and former Dallas QB Tony Romo are EIU grads.

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