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Eastern extends contract for Illinois Boys State

Eastern extends contract for Illinois Boys State

Staff Report
June 21, 2017
Filed under News

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
Filed under News

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
Filed under News

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
Filed under News, Showcase

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...

PHOTO GALLERY: The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps open dress rehearsal

PHOTO GALLERY: The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps open dress rehearsal

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Staff Photographer
June 19, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News, Showcase

The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, a competitive, all-male corps comprised of 150 members, performed in an open dress rehearsal Saturday at O'Brien Stadium in preparation for their first competition. The corps performed several songs from their 2017 show, "Men are from Mars." The Cavaliers’ first...

Music, crafts to be featured at Five Mile House

Liz Stephens, Staff Reporter
June 18, 2017
Filed under News

People of all ages can attend open houses filled with music, crafts and everything in between this summer at the Five Mile House. Dick Hummel, the vice president of the Five Mile House foundation board, said the purpose of the programs is to keep history alive in the Charleston area. “We never...

Eastern baseball player picked for MLB

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor
June 16, 2017
Filed under Baseball, News, Sports

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 not selected an Eastern player since 1972, when they chose player Dave Diamond. McCormick also becomes the first player since 2014 to be selected f...

Students share their experience with Boys State

Students share their experience with Boys State

Analicia Haynes and AJ Fournier
June 16, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

From strangers to wishing they went to the same high school with each other; a group of high school juniors spent a week discovering the meaning of leadership and brotherhood during the annual Illinois Premier Boys State conference hosted by the American Legion. As a way to show students how to establish...

Illinois Treasurer to visit Eastern, speaks with Boys State participants

AJ Fournier, Campus Editor
June 14, 2017
Filed under News

Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs will give an hour long speech to the American Legion Illinois Premier Boys State participants at 8:45 p.m. Thursday in Lantz Arena. American Legion President Christopher Benigno said since the students of Boys State do mock roles of being state government positions,...

Biological sciences students help with recruitment efforts

Biological sciences students help with recruitment efforts

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter
June 14, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

As Former student and current office manager in biological sciences, Marschelle McCoy, says, her heart “beats blue” for Eastern. Though seeing the university’s lower enrollment in past years has been hard, it has only motivated McCoy and students in biological sciences to get the word out about Ea...

Gallery: Metropolis Superman Festival

Gallery: Metropolis Superman Festival

Mary Ellen Greenburg, Reporter
June 12, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Less than 10 minutes from the Kentucky border, just off of Interstate 57, sits the small town of Metropolis. With a population of only 6,400 people, the town hosts thousands more every June as the Superman Festival makes its yearly visit. For the last 39 years, fans have traveled from across the...

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