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BOT to discuss change in regulations, new program requests

Staff Report
June 23, 2017
Filed under News

The Board of Trustees will discuss several program requests and a proposed revision to its regulations at 1 p.m. Friday during its open session in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The proposed revision, which will be the first time the board is discussing it,...

Eastern football team to get TV time in September

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor
June 23, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports

The Eastern football team will get some TV time this year, after recently announcing an ESPN3 broadcast game against Northern Illinois University. Eastern will play at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Northern. The game will be part of ESPN’s Mid-American Conference package. The two teams have...

Third annual Musefest benefits CTF Illinois, brings face painting, food trucks

Third annual Musefest benefits CTF Illinois, brings face painting, food trucks

Chaela Krueger, Entertainment Editor
June 5, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Featuring everything from dog treats to jewelry to artwork, local arts and crafts vendors came together Saturday to display their talents and businesses to the Charleston community at third annual Musefest. Musefest was aimed to benefit the Charleston Transitional Facility in Illinois, an organization...

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...

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