DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

Today is February 19, 2020. Here are the five things happening at Eastern you need to know today.

1. City Council gives $2,400 to pickleball tournament

The Charleston City Council voted to allocate $2,400 to the Midwest Pickleball Championship at its meeting Tuesday night. Full story:

2. BSU hosts ‘Speak your piece’ in Lumpkin Hall

The Black Student Union held an event in Lumpkin Hall Tuesday night titled “Speak your Piece.” The event intended to give students a free space to talk about their experiences with racial discrimination. Full story:

3. Reporters to give talk on Champaign kidnapping

Eastern faculty member Joe Astrouski, formerly at WAND-TV, and Ben Zigterman of the News-Gazette, will be speaking Wednesday night in the Doudna Fine Arts Center about the kidnapping of University of Illinois Yingying Zhang. Astrouski and Zigterman will speak at 7 p.m. in the Doudna Lecture Hall. Full story:

4. Student Senate to vote on new RSO

Eastern’s Student Senate will vote on the creation of the Study Abroad Club, a new RSO, at its meeting Wednesday night. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Tuscola/Arcola room of the University Union. Full story:

5. OVC conference notebook

We break down what the OVC standings look like for both Eastern’s men’s and women’s basketball teams in these pieces.

Men’s full story:

Women’s full story: