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Athletics on agenda for Saturday’s BOT retreat

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter
June 23, 2017
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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...

Lincoln Log Cabin Historic Site to showcase gardens

Staff Report
June 23, 2017
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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...

BOT approves five new academic programs, approves preliminary budget

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter
June 23, 2017
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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...

Updates on budget, enrollment given at BOT committee meeting

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter
June 23, 2017
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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...

BOT to discuss change in regulations, new program requests

Staff Report
June 23, 2017
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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 Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The proposed revision, which will be the first time the board is discussing it,...

Two taken to hospital after knife fight; no arrests made yet

Staff Report
June 23, 2017
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No arrests have been made yet after a report of stabbing at 10:41 p.m. Saturday on 1426 Ninth Street. According to a press release, the stabbing happened after a fight between Charleston residents Brian Griffin, 29 and Leotha Patton, 41. Both men recieved non-life threatening injuries. Patton was tra...

Benefit to help raise money for UPD officer’s medical expenses

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter
June 23, 2017
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Throughout his childhood, University Police Department Officer James Williams was taught to help others. “It’s just how I was brought up,” Williams said. “I was taught to help other people; it’’s not necessarily about what you get back.” Giving back is something Williams has strived...

Eastern extends contract for Illinois Boys State

Eastern extends contract for Illinois Boys State

Staff Report
June 21, 2017
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Eastern has extended its contract with American Legion Illinois Premier Boys State for another 10 years. According to a press release, Eastern and Boys State have been partners for the last 43 years, including this past June, when the university hosted the 82nd session. About 500 to 600 juniors ...

City Council approves price for street materials

City Council approves price for street materials

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief
June 21, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The Charleston City Council accepted the lowest bids from several companies for street materials needed for maintenance for the 2017/2018 fiscal year at its meeting Tuesday. The council approved a measure that sets the price for the budgeted cost of repairs, which totals $128,700. Curt Buescher,...

City Council to vote on bid award for street repairs

Staff Report
June 20, 2017
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The Charleston City Council will be discussing a bid award for street repair supplies at its 6:30 p.m. meeting Tuesday at City Hall. Charleston City Clerk Deborah Muller said the bid is for a yearly quote on street repair supplies that are needed throughout the year for various projects. Ne-Co...

Library Dean set to retire at end of month

Mary Ellen Greenburg, Reporter
June 20, 2017
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Allen Lanham, dean of Library Services at the Booth Library, is set to retire at the end of June. Lanham has worked at Eastern for 26 years and has  been considering retiring for two. He said the decision to retire came because of Illinois’ financial state, his age and so he can have time to himself. People...

Girls State comes to Eastern, learns about local, state government

Girls State comes to Eastern, learns about local, state government

AJ Fournier, Campus Editor
June 19, 2017
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Participants of American Legion Auxiliary Girls State will be staying at Eastern this week to learn about city, county and state government. Program Director Pam Ray said the program is meant to teach “leadership and citizenship.” While at Eastern, the girls experience working in a government-lik...

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