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AMC theater temporarily closed

Staff Report
May 19, 2017
Filed under News

The AMC Theater at 2509 Hurst Drive in Mattoon is temporarily closed as a result of high winds that damaged the roof. Ed Dowd, the executive director of the Mattoon Chamber of Commerce, said from his understanding they are working on fixing the damage as soon as possible. Dowd said the damage...

For the love of French: Schroth helps boost enrollment in program

For the love of French: Schroth helps boost enrollment in program

Mary Ellen Greenburg, Staff Reporter
May 16, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

In his first semester, French professor Ryan Schroth went from being able to count the number of his students in his 1102 class on one hand, to having nearly a full class. Several French classes have increased the amount of student enrollment this past year from single to double digits as a result...

Final vitalization project recommendations to be posted next week

Staff Report
April 17, 2017
Filed under News, Online

The final recommendations from Workgroups No. 8 and 9 will be posted on the vitalization project early next week, Eastern President David Glassman said in an email to the News. These workgroups, Academic Visioning I and II, were the last two to submit their suggestions on Friday, April 14. Workgroup No. 8 re...

Student body president candidates talk goals

Emmanuel Ayiku, Contributing Writer
March 26, 2017
Filed under News

Students will have the chance to vote for the next student body president Monday and Tuesday. An email will be sent to each students’ panthermail address, allowing them to vote all the student government’s executive board positions. Speaker of the Senate Felicia Wagner, student vice president...

Student Government vice president candidates discuss plans

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter
March 26, 2017
Filed under News

The student government will have elections for its executive positions Monday and Tuesday. Students will be sent an email in their Panthermail letting them vote for the candidates. Derek Pierce and Juan Neveraz are both running for executive vice president. Pierce, current student vice president...

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...

Workgroup No. 8 hears new ideas, defines micro degree

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor
February 26, 2017
Filed under News

Workgroup No. 8, Academic Visioning I, discussed two concepts that could help students gain experience for their intended career at its meeting Friday. Technology professor Gabe Grant presented ideas for a new research, education and applied learning center, or REAL Center, as well as a Digital and...

40 years later, alum returns to Doudna stage

40 years later, alum returns to Doudna stage

Liz Stephens, City Reporter
February 14, 2017
Filed under News, Online, Showcase

An Eastern alumnus has come to campus for the first time since graduating to participate in the modern play “Seminar.” Gary Ambler is now a resident of Urbana area and commutes to Charleston for the rehearsals of “Seminar.” It will debut March 1 through March 5 at the Black Box Theatre in...

Panel to highlight budget impasse

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter
February 1, 2017
Filed under News, Online

EDIT: A previous edition of this article cited a claim from a Center for Tax and Budget Accountability website with a misleading statistic about Monetary Award Program grants for 2016, saying that they were cut by 53.5% in FY16. The article should have said that while MAP grants were technically only...

RSO gets students dueling medieval-style

RSO gets students dueling medieval-style

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter
January 31, 2017
Filed under News, Online

Edit: A previous version of this story inaccurately referred to Belegarth as a form of live action role-playing, or LARPing. Belegarth is distinct from LARPing in that it emphasizes medieval-style combat rather than role-playing. The News regrets the error. As several people chat among themselves beside a...

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