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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...

Faculty Senate reducing members

Staff Report
March 6, 2017
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  The Faculty Senate will discuss a proposal from its Executive Committee that would reduce the number of positions on the senate at its meeting Tuesday. According to the proposal, the committee proposes reducing the positions from 15 to 12 over the next three election cycles. “All Senate...

Committee report opposes philosophy elimination

Jason Hardimon, Staff Reporter
March 6, 2017
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The Academic Program Elimination/Reorganization Review Committee met for the last time Monday to discuss an almost-finished draft of the committee’s report reviewing the philosophy department. In the report, the committee opposed eliminating the program, writing that the philosophy department is...

Graduating shop for seniors Tuesday

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter
March 6, 2017
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The annual Senior Grad Bash, where students can get ready for graduation, is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Amber May, assistant director of Alumni Services, said seniors can come in to check the name on their diploma and...

Traditions influence meditative melodies

Traditions influence meditative melodies

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter
March 1, 2017
Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

In a calm and relaxing atmosphere, people gathered around Ahl-e Qulub, a Persian meditation music group, Tuesday night to listen, enjoy and self-meditate to the melodies ringing throughout the University Ballroom. Ahl-e Qulub member and senior English major Alex Hill told the audience the purpose...

French, German clubs celebrate Mardi Gras

French, German clubs celebrate Mardi Gras

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter
March 1, 2017
Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

Students adorned with masks and beads filled room 1170 of Coleman Hall, and purple, gold and green streamers covered the hallway’s ceiling in celebration of Mardi Gras and Karneval. The first Mardi Gras festivities in North America took place March 3, 1699 in present-day New Orleans, Louisiana....

Historical women presented by Women’s Studies

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter
February 28, 2017
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  To kick off Women’s History and Awareness Month, Eastern students will showcase researched presentations on a diverse group of women who made an impact on history at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Rotary Room B at Charleston Carnegie Public Library. The Women’s Studies Program and Women’s...

Workgroup No. 9 reviews feedback, prepares for second town hall meeting

Angelica Cataldo, Managing Editor
February 28, 2017
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Workgroup no. 9, Academic Visioning II, discussed the feedback they received from last week’s town hall during a general meeting Monday afternoon. Workgroup chair Melinda Mueller, a political science professor,said many of the surveys submitted ranged from neutral to negative answers in regarding...

Factors considered in Facilities

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
February 27, 2017
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When it comes to Facilities, many factors go into deciding what projects are started and completed as well as what is prioritized. Last semester, Workgroup No.5 looked at Facilities and made recommendations for them during the vitalization project. The group recommended several areas receive increased...

Persian meditation music group, to perform

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter
February 27, 2017
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Dating back thousands of years, meditation is one of the most common forms of relaxation. To inspire students to try it out for themselves, Eastern’s own Meditation Club will be hosting a concert on campus featuring Ahl-e Qulub, a musical Persian group. Several members of the Meditation Club...

Greek organizations raise money for Alzheimer’s

Mandy Grepares, Contributing Writer
February 27, 2017
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Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. To help fight it, Greek organizations have been raising money for Alzheimer’s research. Hugo Escobar, president of the Interfraternity Council, said the idea for raising money for this cause came to him last year,...

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