DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

Today is February 24 2020. Here are the five things happening on Eastern’s campus you need to know today.

1. Final VPBA candidate visits campus

Ed Ashley, the final candidate for Eastern’s open vice president of business affairs position, visited campus Thursday. Ashley is currently the associate vice president of California State, San Marcos at Temecula. Full story:

2. Men’s basketball team grabs upset win, again

For the second game in a row the Eastern men’s basketball team knocked off the OVC’s top team, this time beating Austin Peay 83-80 in Lantz Arena. Eastern is now 7-9 in OVC play with two games remaining. Full story:

3. Panthers win again, move to 11-5 on season

The Eastern women’s basketball beat Austin Peay 73-72 on Saturday and is now 11-5 in OVC play and in fourth place in the conference. The Panthers have won two games in a row. Full story:

4. New freshman mentoring program created

A pilot program called “Freshman Connection” has been created at Eastern. The program will pair mentors up with freshman based on mutual interests, the mentors will then help freshman adapt to life in college. Full story:

5. 2020 Panther Service Awards announced

The eight Panther Service Awards to be given away in 2020 were announced this week by the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism. Four of the awards are individual awards, four are group awards. Full story: