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FundEIU rally draws crowd of hundreds to Library Quad

FundEIU rally draws crowd of hundreds to Library Quad

Stephanie Markham and Cassie Buchman
February 7
Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase, Through the lens

The normally calm Library Quad was booming with chants and rumblings from the hundreds of Eastern supporters who braved the bitter temperatures to demand state appropriations during Friday’s “Fund EIU” rally. The Steps at the Doudna Fine Arts Center and surrounding lawn were packed with... Read more »

Alphas keep on marching after 29 years

Alphas keep on marching after 29 years

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor
January 18
Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

Quiet hymns filled the campus as around 70 campus community members marched to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. With lit candles placed inside cups to fight the bitter cold, those members marched from Thomas Hall to the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Lyrics to the song “Let My People... Read more »

Public forum gives community opportunity for commentary

Public forum gives community opportunity for commentary

Molly Dotson, Staff Reporter
January 7
Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

More than 60 students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members gathered in the atrium of the Table Arts Center during a public forum on Thursday regarding the possibility of WEIU-TV's involvement in the upcoming Federal Communications Commission spectrum auction. President David Glassman and... Read more »

Christmas beats in the heart of Charleston

Christmas beats in the heart of Charleston

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor
December 6
Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

Chestnuts were roasted over an open fire while Santa Claus was pulled around the square during the Christmas in the Heart of Charleston event Saturday in the Charleston Square. The Christmas in the Heart of Charleston has been around for over 20 years and each year it seems to be bigger. Dawn Brazzell,... Read more »

Turkey shortage will not impact campus dining

Turkey shortage will not impact campus dining

Roberto Hodge, News Editor
November 18
Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

A national turkey shortage has affected 21 states because of the avian flu, which caused turkey prices to increase and the food item to be scarce on the market. More than 7 million turkeys have been infected with the disease; however, the traditional bird was not missing from tables during Eastern’s... Read more »

Greek step show unites alumni, students

Greek step show unites alumni, students

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor
November 8
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Multimedia, News, Showcase

Cloaked in all black and sunglasses resembling characters from “The Matrix,” the men stepped while sitting on the ground with unwavering frowns and yellow lights flashed behind them. These were the men of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity who performed two theatric step performances; in the second performance,... Read more »

Drag show engages audience

Drag show engages audience

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor
October 26
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Multimedia, News, Showcase

Posed in a white and jeweled flowing gown, Kelasia Karmikal, lip synced music while swaying down the T-shaped runway in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Walking bit by bit in a gown with a slit up the thigh, Karmikal opened her, what looked to be, a gown to reveal... Read more »

S.L.U.T. Walk brings awareness to rape culture

S.L.U.T. Walk brings awareness to rape culture

Torri Griffith, Staff Reporter
October 20
Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

Students strutted around campus clad in pieces ranging from racy pajamas, underwear and fishnet stockings with shorts, during this year’s annual S.L.U.T. Walk. Students carried signs reading “It’s not consent if you make me afraid to say no,” and “Blame rapist for rape” as they marched... Read more »

Homecoming royalty crowned at Coronation

Homecoming royalty crowned at Coronation

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor
October 19
Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

Members of Eastern’s different registered student organizations cheered and applauded for their favorite nominees as they made their way across the stage in McAfee Gymnasium during Eastern’s Homecoming Coronation. Darien Ghostone and Kelsey Hosea were announced as this year’s Homecoming king... Read more »

Video: ROTC rappel training

Video: ROTC rappel training

October 11
Filed under Multimedia

Eastern's ROTC men and women trained people how to rapel from a building on top of Klehm Hall on October 9, 2015. This is the ROTC's annual event in which ROTC soldiers get better at rappelling and anybody on campus has the opportunity to rappel off the building. The event normally brings in about 300... Read more »

Glassman gives State of the University address

Glassman gives State of the University address

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor
September 28
Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

Eastern President David Glassman said he expects the university enrollment to grow and stabilize by 2017 during his State of the University Address on Monday. Glassman also said athletics would report to the Office of the President as opposed to Student Affairs. Glassman said the transition would... Read more »

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