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Athletic workgroup talks efficiencies

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
October 12
Filed under News, Online

Workgroup No. 4, focusing on intercollegiate athletics, discussed research to be done and how to create efficiencies at their meeting Wednesday. Eastern President David Glassman charged the workgroup with identifying these efficiencies, assessing the viability and sustainability of athletic programs,... Read more »

Malak discusses platform, Phillips absent at forum

Malak discusses platform, Phillips absent at forum

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter
October 12
Filed under News, Online

The candidate forum Wednesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union allowed students, faculty, staff and community members to ask the candidates questions about their campaign and their plans if elected. Bailey Young, history professor and member of University Professionals of Illinois, said... Read more »

Fire Department to host annual open house

Mandy Grepares, Contributing Writer
October 12
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The Charleston Fire Department will be giving demonstrations and showing the capabilities of firefighters at this year’s fire prevention open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Charleston fire station. Working alongside firefighters, the police K-9 unit and the Lincoln Fire Protection... Read more »

CAT to perform Rocky Horror this weekend in Mattoon

CAT to perform Rocky Horror this weekend in Mattoon

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter
October 12
Filed under News, Online

The Charleston Alley Theatre will be doing the time warp again in their third production of Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show.” Director Marie Jozwiak held auditions back in August and now, with help from musical director Tony Cox, executive producer Duke Bagger and the rest of the... Read more »

Event celebrates Muslim Americans

Leon Mire, Copy Editor
October 9
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“The Other 1%: Muslims in America” will highlight the experiences of Muslim Americans 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Hosted by the University Board, the evening will feature a presentation by storyteller and comedian Aman... Read more »

5-way car accident sends two drivers to hospital, hits home on Lincoln Avenue

5-way car accident sends two drivers to hospital, hits home on Lincoln Avenue

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
October 5
Filed under News, Online

One person was airlifted to the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana and another taken to Sarah Bush Health Center after a five-way car accident happened around 2:07 p.m. Wednesday along Lincoln Avenue. Charleston Det. Tony West said it appears a semi-truck lost control and hit two cars in the roadway,... Read more »

Ted Underwood talks understanding of literary history

Ted Underwood talks understanding of literary history

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter
October 5
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Ted Underwood presented the question, “how well do we already understand literary history?” to an audience of faculty and graduate and undergraduate students Wednesday in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall. Eastern’s English department, in partnership with the Center for the Humanities,... Read more »

CAA looks at moratorium, reviews reports

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter
October 5
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The Council on Academic Affairs is meeting again after a week off to discuss a moratorium and program review summaries Eastern President David Glassman asked the CAA in an email to send two nominations to him for a committee to help him choose a replacement for Provost Blair Lord. The CAA will... Read more »

UPD officers serve up floats

Janet Pernell, Multicultural reporter
October 5
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Students lined up outside of Coleman Hall Wednesday afternoon to be handed cups of root beer floats by officers from the University Police Department. The University Board has put together a social called “Cooling it with the Cops,” which gave students the opportunity to drink root beer floats... Read more »

Charleston to vote on closing streets

Staff Report
October 3
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Various street closures are up for discussion at this week’s Charleston city council meeting. One of these street closures is for the city’s annual “Christmas in the Heart of Charleston” celebration. According to the agenda, the streets that needs to be closed for this are Monroe Avenue from... Read more »

Vitalization project workgroups deciding on meeting times, to be posted on webpage

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
October 3
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Meetings for vitalization project workgroups are being scheduled and meeting times and agendas will be put on the project’s webpage. Ryan Hendrickson, task force committee chair and interim dean of the graduate school, said all the workgroup chairs are submitting times the groups will meet. Meeting... Read more »

Faculty Senate considers role in Vitalization Project

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter
October 3
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Faculty senate will talk about their roles both individually and as a governing body in the vitalization project in their next meeting. Senator Teshome Abebe said there will be discussions about hosting a faculty forum for both of the candidates for Illinois State Representative, incumbent Reggie... Read more »

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