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Board votes to eliminate Africana Studies

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
April 28, 2017
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  The Board of Trustees voted to eliminate the Africana Studies major at its meeting Friday. Students already in the program will be able to continue on in it until they graduate. Also voted to be deleted was adult and community education, though that had already been put on hiatus. While t...

100 head to Teach Out in Springfield

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief
April 27, 2017
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  About 100 people from Eastern went to Springfield Thursday to protest the state’s lack of higher education funding. During the Teach Out, as the event was called, there were teaching sessions on topics such as the impact of Monetary Award Program grant cuts to students, the importance...

Administration, philosophy come to agreement

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
April 27, 2017
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The university administration has withdrawn its recommendation for the elimination of the philosophy major to the board of trustees, Eastern President David Glassman said in an email to the News Thursday morning. The program was originally scheduled to be considered for deletion at the board’s Friday m...

Dance and cheer teams to hold tryouts

Rachel Benda, Contributing Writer
April 27, 2017
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  The Pink Panthers dance team and Eastern’s cheer team will hold tryouts for the 2017-2018 school year on Saturday at McAfee Gym. The cheer tryouts will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the Pink Panthers tryouts will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Pink Panthers coach Holly Lemier said she looks...

After 16 Years as Provost, Blair Lord Plans Retirement

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter
April 27, 2017
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  After almost 16 years of service, Provost Blair Lord prepares for his retirement at the end of the Spring 2017 semester. Lord said his favorite part of being provost was working with knowledgeable administrators to help provide Eastern’s students with an excellent education. “The...

CAA approves KSS changes, adds engineering, construction majors

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter
April 27, 2017
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  The Council on Academic Affairs voted unanimously in favor of four new majors and 19 new courses Thursday. The board approved the addition of construction management and engineering technology majors. It also approved exercise science and sport management as new majors to replace kinesiology...

Memorial Service honors late student

Memorial Service honors late student

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Senior Byron Edingburg was honored Tuesday night as the first graduate of Eastern’s class of 2017, as a large crowd gathered for his memorial service in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Eastern President David Glassman gave a diploma to his mother, brother and aunts. Edingburg,...

CAA to vote on four new majors

Staff Report
April 27, 2017
Filed under News

The Council on Academic Affairs will vote on four new majors at its meeting 2 p.m. Thursday in Room 4440 of the Booth Library. These are exercise science, sport management, engineering technology and construction management. According to the program’s proposal, the construction management major...

Baurer named newest BOT member

Staff Report
April 26, 2017
Filed under News

Minier resident Barbara Baurer has been appointed by Gov. Bruce Rauner to serve on the board of trustees. According to a press release, her appointment goes into effect immediately, but the Illinois Senate still needs to approve it. “It’s an interesting time to be serving on the board, what...

Three programs up for elimination at next BOT meeting

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under News

UPDATE: This story has been updated from last night's article with quotes and information from Eastern President David Glassman The university administration will ask the board of trustees to consider the elimination of three degree programs at its meeting Friday. These programs are the bachelor...

Special Olympics to feature range of sports, ages

Gina Furlin, Contributing Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under News

Eastern will host its 39th Special Olympics from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday at O’Brien Stadium. This year, there will be approximately 700 Eastern volunteers, along with 60 key volunteers made up of faculty and other Charleston residents. Vanessa Duncan, Area 9 Director, has run this event...

Mock accident shows consequences of drunken driving

Mock accident shows consequences of drunken driving

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter
April 26, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

As the school year comes to an end, Charleston High School students are preparing for prom on Saturday. To remind the students and community to remain safe, the Charleston Fire Department hosted a mock drunken-driving accident Wednesday morning in the parking lot of Charleston High School. Assisting...

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