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Alumnus returns to discuss drama

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter
March 21, 2017
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  Playwright Robert Caisley will come to the Doudna Fine Arts Center Wednesday to provide a workshop and a presentation about writing scripts. The workshop, “Playwriting: Some Thoughts, An Exercise & A Challenge,” will take place at 3 p.m. in Doudna 2014, the Theatre Arts Classroom. The...

Workgroup No. 9 opens meeting to feedback

Angelica Cataldo, Managing Editor
March 20, 2017
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Workgroup No. 9, Academic Visioning II, invited Mona Davenport, director of Minority Affairs Kimberlie Moock ,director of New Student Programs and Karla Sanders, executive director of the Center for Academic Support and Assessment to its Monday meeting to further discuss feedback received from town hall...

WEIU-TV frequency not auctioned off; station to continue operation

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
March 20, 2017
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  WEIU-TV will continue operating normally as its frequency was not sold in the Federal Communication Commission’s spectrum auction. The FCC previously asked television stations throughout the nations to auction their frequencies to free up space for cell phone and Wi-Fi signals at higher...

German duo to compete on piano

German duo to compete on piano

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter
March 20, 2017
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  Audience members can judge the performances of two professional German pianists 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis will take turns playing songs in several rounds of the “Piano Battle,” each with a different genre. The...

Short film to show lives of homeless Russian children

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural reporter
March 20, 2017
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The women’s studies program will team up with the Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival to screen the 2005 documentary, “The Children of Leningradsky” 11 a.m. Tuesday in room 3130 of Coleman Hall. This screening is a part of Women’s History and Awareness Month. The documentary, directed...

City Council to vote on budget

Staff Report
March 20, 2017
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The Charleston City Council will vote on a motion regarding the city budget for the fiscal year beginning in May at its next meeting. The meeting will take place 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The proposed budget would be for May 1, 2017 and would end April 30, 2018. Also on the agenda is a...

Glassman to Senate: We’ve already cut back all we can

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor
March 8, 2017
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Eastern President David Glassman met with the Illinois Senate Committee on Higher Education Tuesday and presented the ongoing struggles the university has endured as a result of the budget impasse. After Gov. Bruce Rauner introduced a budget proposal in which spending exceeds revenue by $4.6 billion,...

History is repeating itself, Syria documentary reveals

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter
March 8, 2017
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Millions of Syrian refugees have fled their country to escape the supporters of President Bashar al-Assad, also known as the Syrian regime. The Tarble Arts Center hosted a screening of the documentary “After Spring” Tuesday night, which follows the lives of refugees living in the largest camp,...

Community breakfast to focus on Eastern impact study

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief
March 8, 2017
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  The "Our Town" community breakfast will focus on Eastern’s economic contributions to Coles County with a presentation on the 2017 Economic Impact Study. The breakfast will take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday in the Unique Suites Hotel. Registration is required and can be completed...

Irish Cultural Music to appear at Doudna

Lee Mayhood, Contributing Writer
March 7, 2017
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­­­Traditional Irish folk band Dervish will perform 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Dvorak Concert Hall in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The cost for tickets is $7 for students, $13 for faculty and $16 for community members. Tickets can be purchased online at the Doudna Fine Arts Center website. Cathy...

Students voice ideas at forum

Students voice ideas at forum

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter
March 7, 2017
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Students told Eastern President David Glassman their suggestions and concerns about the university’s community at an open student forum Tuesday evening. Hashni Vidana, an international graduate student studying biological sciences, said while getting her bachelor’s degree in England, she noticed...

Workgroup No.9 talks feedback, potential topics

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
March 6, 2017
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  Workgroup No.9, Academic Visioning II, discussed some of the potential topics it will bring up in its final report and how they will present it at its meeting Monday. Feedback the group received during town hall meetings and surveys will be in the appendix of the report. Workgroup chair...

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