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Pep rally encourages students to “yell like hell”

Pep rally encourages students to “yell like hell”

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
October 23
Filed under Homecoming, News, Online

Both Greek and registered student organizations showed that there is “No Place Like EIU” at this year’s Yell Like Hell pep rally. Teams cheered and danced using their own routines with their groups to win. In first place for the Greek Division were Alpha Phi and Sigma Chi. Sigma Nu and...

Stroll-Off brings school together

Janet Pernell, Multicultural Reporter
October 23
Filed under Homecoming, News, Online

Audience members cheered for each of the National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations as they hopped, jumped, shimmied and stepped to songs such as “Wat U Mean” by Dae Dae and “For Free” by DJ Khaled at Saturday’s Stroll-Off. Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma,...

Marketing group looking for personality of Eastern

Abbey Whittington, Associate News Editor
October 16
Filed under News, Online

Workgroup no. 6, focused on university marketing and branding, discussed raising awareness to prospective students, creating a marketing "toolbox" for each department, establishing a brand for Eastern and structuralizing issues. Richard Flight, the chairman of the workgroup and marketing professor,...

Council on academic affairs reviews CDS department

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter
October 16
Filed under News, Online

The Council on Academic Affairs heard a progress report from the department of communication disorders and sciences last Thursday. The report covered their enrollment numbers, departmental learning goals and the confidence of students in their skills when they graduate. Angela Anthony, department...

Intercollegiate athletics workgroup review data

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
October 16
Filed under News, Online

Paul McCann, the interim vice president for business affairs, came to explain data to Workgroup no. 4, which focuses on intercollegiate athletics. Every year, the NCAA requires the university to do two reports: one internal report the accountant does due Dec. 15 and an annual audit of that information. When...

Student senate to gather opinion on priority of higher education

AJ Fournier, Contributing Writer
October 12
Filed under News, Online

Student leaders on campus are being looked at by the Young Invincibles, an organization that is from Chicago, to write op-eds or news reports on if they think higher education is a priority to their state and nationally. The point of it is to get student opinions out on higher education and if college...

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,...

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...

Fire Department to host annual open house

Mandy Grepares, Contributing Writer
October 12
Filed under News, Online

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...

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...

Event celebrates Muslim Americans

Leon Mire, Copy Editor
October 9
Filed under News, Online

“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...

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,...

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