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Proposal that would combine Gateway, Academic Advising services being considered

Staff Report
March 24
Filed under News

A proposal to combine some of the advising services provided by the Academic Advising Center on Ninth Street Hall and the Gateway Program is currently being evaluated at Eastern. Mona Davenport, director of Minority Affairs, said these organizational changes are still in the infancy stage. Even if th...

Dollars fly at Diva Drag Show

Austin VanPelt, Contributing Writer
March 24
Filed under News

Jumping off the stage into the splits, “The Big Booty Judy” Ceduxion Carrington showed off her 19 years of experience in the drag business, hosting the Eastern Diva Drag show for 11 years. The show had everyone in the Grand Ballroom on their feet Thursday night, starting with the four winners...

Students, Faculty meet the First Provost Candidate

Students, Faculty meet the First Provost Candidate

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter
March 23
Filed under News, Showcase

  Students and faculty alike met the first candidate for Eastern provost, Tim Crowley, at the student and faculty forums. While less than five students came to the student forum, many faculty attended the faculty forum to ask Crowley questions. Crowley would replace the current provost,...

Couture to hit runway Friday night

Angelica Cataldo, Managing Editor
March 23
Filed under News

  The Couture Models of EIU will put on a fashion show 8 p.m. Friday in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King, Jr. University Union. The doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets are $5; however, the first 25 people will receive $2 off their admission price. This will be the first year...

Choral ensembles to perform ‘Songs of Love’

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter
March 23
Filed under News

  Love will be in the air as Eastern’s Choral Ensembles presents its spring concert “Songs of Love” this Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Dvorak Concert Hall in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Graduate conductor Clinton Johnson will be conducting the traditional song “Frog Went A-Courtin’”...

CAA approves HR minor, extends online business BA

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
March 23
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  The Council on Academic Affairs approved a minor in human resource management at its meeting Wednesday. Melody Wollan, associate chair of the School of Business, said the minor was developed by human resource management faculty. According to the minor’s proposal, after completing the...

Crowley’s visit to Eastern kicks off Provost interviews

Crowley’s visit to Eastern kicks off Provost interviews

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter
March 23
Filed under News

Timothy Crowley, currently the assistant provost of Fort Hays State University in Kansas, will be the first of four candidates interviewing to be Eastern’s next provost. The new provost would replace Provost Blair Lord, who is retiring this summer. An open session for students to meet Crowley...

Student Senate to have executive elections

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter
March 23
Filed under News

The Student Senate will have elections for executive positions starting next week. Candidates running for student body president are Luke Young, Felicia Wagner and Jonathan Williams. Derek Pierce and Juan Neveraz are running for executive vice president. Both Tarve'a Durant and Rebecca Cash are...

Alumnus returns, discusses drama

Alumnus returns, discusses drama

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter
March 22
Filed under News, Showcase

Playwright and alumnus Robert Caisley returned to Eastern to talk about his craft and the writing process Wednesday evening. The 1990 theatre arts graduate held a workshop and discussion titled “In a Dark Room, with Strangers.” The discussion focused on the differences between writing for plays...

‘Prowlin’ with the Pets’ to be held Thursday

Staff Report
March 22
Filed under News

  Students can bring their four-legged friends to mingle with Eastern President David Glassman at “Prowlin’ with the Pets.” Sponsored by student government, it is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday in the Library Quad. The event will feature food and giveaways as well.   The New...

Broken shoulder turns into broken record

Broken shoulder turns into broken record

Tyler McCluskey, Assistant Sports Editor
March 22
Filed under News

Sunday Oct. 16, 2016 in the early hours of the morning, junior Steve Fishman was longboarding with a friend down on a street in the outskirts of Charleston. Fishman was rolling down a steep hill when his longboard started to shake and wobble and then it flew out underneath him causing Fishman to roll on...

Diva Drag Show to feature “Decades of Drag” theme

Austin VanPelt, Contributing Writer
March 22
Filed under News

This year’s Diva Drag Show will feature veteran kings and queens as well as some up-and-coming talents ready to give it their all. The show’s theme is “Decades of Drag.” It will take place 7 p.m. Thursday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Siobhan Doherty,...

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