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Workgroup No. 8 hears new ideas, defines micro degree

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor
February 26
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... Read more »

40 years later, alum returns to Doudna stage

40 years later, alum returns to Doudna stage

Liz Stephens, City Reporter
February 14
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... Read more »

Panel to highlight budget impasse

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter
January 31
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... Read more »

RSO gets students dueling medieval-style

RSO gets students dueling medieval-style

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter
January 31
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... Read more »

9th Annual Diversity Conference

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter
January 24
Filed under News, Online

Topics such as gender, mental health and the unity across races will be covered in over 20 workshops Friday, Feb. 3 in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The 9th Annual Diversity Conference titled “I Am Because We Are” offers participants the opportunity to attend five workshops ... Read more »

Students take yellow brick road to royalty

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter
October 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Homecoming, The Verge

From chapter presidents to campus royals seniors Justin Earls and Catie Witt are proud holders of the 2016 Homecoming King and Queen titles. Both are heavily involved on campus and have been making an effort to participate in all of the homecoming events for the week. Earls is the president of Alpha ... Read more »

Flipping pancakes to support high school youth

Carole Hodorowicz, Verge Reporter
October 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Homecoming, The Verge

They say the early bird gets the worm, but this weekend the early bird can get pancakes made by the Charleston Rotary Club in the parking lot of Dirty’s starting at 6:30 a.m. Students and locals can enjoy pancakes and sausage while watching the Homecoming Parade. Tickets, which can be purchased... Read more »

Video: Roundup of first weekend events

Video: Roundup of first weekend events

Tony Komada, Online producer
August 24
Filed under Multimedia

As students populated the Eastern campus, so did the numerous first weekend events. From Up all Night to First Night, students got excited about going back to college or starting their new education path.

Video: Move-in day 2015

Video: Move-in day 2015

Tony Komada, Online producer
August 21
Filed under Multimedia, Showcase

Students began moving into residence halls on August 20, 2015. The day was cooler than usual, peaking in the lower 80s, allowing for students and parents to move in without breaking too much of a sweat. Many families said the move in process was simple and efficient, despite the overwhelming number of... Read more »

‘Movement’ continues with ‘die-in demonstration’ across campus

‘Movement’ continues with ‘die-in demonstration’ across campus

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor
December 15
Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

Continuous shouts of “Black lives matter,” “I can’t breath” and “Hands up, don’t shoot” echoed off the residence halls as about 150 students, faculty and staff marched from the South to North Quad and finally to Old Main Friday night. About 50 students lay on the ground in front of ... Read more »

Eastern football takes off for Tennesee Tech

Eastern football takes off for Tennesee Tech

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor
October 30
Filed under Showcase, Sports

For Eastern coach Kim Dameron, the Panthers’ matchup against Tennessee Tech gives his team the chance to once again become more balanced offensively. For the first time since being named the outright starting quarterback, Jalen Whitlow threw for less than 100 yards, as Eastern defeated Tennessee... Read more »

Hockey club hosts Lewis University

Dominic Renzetti, Assistant Sports Editor
October 30
Filed under Sports

The Eastern hockey club kicks off the Halloween weekend with a late game Friday for the first of a two-game series with Lewis University. The puck drops at 10:30 p.m. Friday at the David S. Palmer Arena, then again at 2 p.m. Saturday, also at home. The Panthers are coming off a weekend where they... Read more »

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