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Athletics on agenda for Saturday’s BOT retreat

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter

A topic of discussion slated for the Board of Trustees’ retreat Saturday at Charleston Country Club will be intercollegiate athletics, following a discussion at an April executive committee meeting about possibly eliminating some sports teams. Though the idea of deleting four athletic programs was talked ab...

June 23, 2017No Comments

Lincoln Log Cabin Historic Site to showcase gardens

Staff Report

To show both current and historic farming styles, the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site will host its first Farm and Garden Tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Participants include the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, the Five Feline Farm and First Fruits Homestead in Charleston as well...

June 23, 2017No Comments

BOT approves five new academic programs, approves preliminary budget

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter

The Board of Trustees approved five new programs and approved a preliminary FY18 budget at its meeting Friday. Paul McCann, vice president of business affairs, said the university is asking for preliminary approval of the budget because numbers from Springfield have not been firmed up at this point...

June 23, 2017No Comments

Updates on budget, enrollment given at BOT committee meeting

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter

Updates on Eastern’s future budget and enrollment were given out during an executive committee meeting of the Board of Trustees. These included talks of measures that might have to take place if a budget is not enacted by legislators at the end of the fiscal year. Going into FY18, the administration is proposing a preliminary budget ta...

June 23, 2017 • Comments closed

BOT to discuss change in regulations, new program requests

June 23, 2017

The Board of Trustees will discuss several program requests and a proposed revision to its regulations at 1 p.m. Friday during its open session in the University Ballroom of the...

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Eastern football team to get TV time in September

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor

The Eastern football team will get some TV time this year, after recently announcing an ESPN3 broadcast game against Northern Illinois University. Eastern...

June 23, 2017No Comments

Eastern baseball player picked for MLB

June 16, 2017

Senior pitcher Michael McCormick was picked up by the Chicago White Sox in the 34th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft. The White Sox have n...

Football team returns for summer training

June 13, 2017

School may be out for the summer for some students, but football is back in session as veteran and rookie athletes return to Eastern for pre-camp training. Summer...

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Video: Tour de Charleston

This is a video from the inaugural Tour de Charleston on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

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Minimum wage workers do not need extra work

Shelby Niehaus, Columnist

When I was a child, I used to go with a close friend of mine on trips to Walmart. In my hometown, shopping trips were one of the few child-accessible forms of entertainment that did...

June 22, 2017No Comments

OPINION: All kinds of parents deserve recognition

June 18, 2017

My stepdad took on the commitment of being my father when I was almost five years old. It was not until I was almost 18 that I realized...

Opinion: Breakfast of champions may not make champions

June 14, 2017

Dear readers, let me tell you a story of my greatest failure as a person, a person with taste and a student. This is the story of the wors...

Opinion: Being overworked is not trendy

June 13, 2017

As a college student, it is easy for one to work their hardest but still not feel as if they are doing enough. It is also easy to say yes...

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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.
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