This week is 2022 Greek Week, more at Eastern


Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor

At Eastern this week, Greek Week 2022 kicks off, on Friday Doudna’s Spring Fest will announce the 2022-2023 premier events and the Board of Trustees will discuss Douglas Hall’s renaming.  

 Greek Week participants are required to be undergraduate students at Eastern, fully active members who have paid their dues and must be listed on the chapter’s roster through the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. 

 During Greek Week, Tugs, a rope pulling over Campus Pond, will take place at 4 p.m. Monday, and Wednesday, the semifinals Friday, and the finals on Saturday at noon. 

 Participants will line up and attempt to pull the other team into the pond. 

 This will be the first Tugs competition since 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic started. 

 Several other Greek Week events will be hosted like Airbands on Saturday at 7 p.m., percent night at Dirty’s Bar and Grill on Tuesday, and the Fraternity and Sorority Awards on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. 

 Airbands is a lip sync and dance battle between fraternities and sororities. 

 On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, The Doudna Fine Arts Center will host the Spring Fest showcasing the arts and sciences; the festival will consist of live performances, artisan booths, art and science demonstrations for kids and food, as well as the announcement of the 2022-2023 Premier Events list. 

 Several other arts events will be held at varying locations: 

  • Tarble After Hours on Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Tarble Arts Center.
  • A symphonic band, concert band and jazz lab band concert will be held on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Dvorak Concert Hall in Doudna.
  • Symphony Orchestra and EIU Choir perform on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Dvorak Concert Hall in Doudna.
  • A Jazz Combos concert will be held on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at The Theatre in Doudna.
  • Hello Dali performs on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the University Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.
  • A wind symphony with a guest high school Friday at 7:30 in the Dvorak Concert Hall in Doudna.
  • Theatre for Young Audiences, a world premiere production written for Eastern’s Theatre Department by Tanya Heggie-Everett, a New York playwright, will be on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at The Black Box Theatre in Doudna.
  • Tarble’s Gallery Talk themed “Bodies + Embodiment” featuring undergraduate and graduate students’ artwork displayed in the galleries on Friday at noon.

Charleston Community Theatre will be performing Bloody Murder! on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. 

Bloody Murder! features a collection of typical British murder mystery archetypes as they gather at the home of Lady Somerset; all is well until one of the guests is poisoned, however the lady refuses to summon for the police. 

General admission for Bloody Murder! will be $12, senior admission $10 and student admission is $5. Admission can be purchased at the door or online at 

Due to the ongoing pandemic, masks are recommended, but not required. 

Eastern’s Civic Engagement and Volunteerism group will be sending students into the community to complete two-hour service projects for local non-profits like Aikman Wildlife Adventure, Ashmore Community, Douglas-Hart Nature Preserve and Hazel Anne Farms. 

 Those interested in volunteering can visit the Civic Engagement and Volunteerism website to register for the events. 

 In search of a new Martin Luther King Jr. University Union director, there will be two open sessions in the Oakland Room in the Union on Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. 

 Randall Bogard, who visits Eastern on Tuesday, has worked as the assistant director of student activities at Western Kentucky University for over seven years. 

 Bogard served at Eastern before as the assistant director of residential life for over one year and was area director for almost two years. 

 Michael McKean, who visits Eastern on Wednesday, has worked in several higher education facilities including 16 years at the University of Northern Carolina Wilmington, Northwestern University where he currently is the associate director of operations and events and worked at the Texas A&M University-Commerce.


Rob Le Cates can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].