To commemorate the 100th EIU Homecoming, the university held its annual Real Panthers Decorate Blue contest and the communication studies office won first prize in the small office category.
The contest’s theme “100 Never Looked So Good” encouraged offices, dormitories, and local Charleston businesses to demonstrate pride in EIU via decoration. Office Manager Kim Turner and Instructor A.J. Walsh conceptualized and executed the motif for the communication studies office. Their theme sought to encapsulate the history of EIU.
Turner said, “The homecoming theme is 100 Years of Homecoming, so we incorporated some historical elements such as a timeline with photos from past homecoming events, then/now photos, and former panther and homecoming logos.”
The communication studies office had entered the contest in the previous three years and its first win. The office won a certificate, a plaque, and a pizza party.