The Daily Eastern News

Move-In Day 2018: Learning to say goodbye

Move-In Day 2018: Learning to say goodbye

Hannah Shillo, Staff Reporter

August 16, 2018


Filed under Back to Campus, News, Showcase, Special Sections

A box slid off her precarious structure as Rachel Mette dove to make sure nothing got broken in the fall. Rachel Mette, accompanied by her mother, father and brother, walked into her new home for the first time and prepared to say goodbye. She, along with many other freshmen and transfer stu...

First Night to happen last night before classes

Hannah Shillo, Staff Reporter

August 15, 2018


Filed under Back to Campus, News, Special Sections

Every student is welcome to attend First Night, an Eastern tradition which will be held in McAfee gym on Sunday, starting at 8 p.m. and lasting about an hour. According to student body president Rebecca Cash, First Night at Eastern is a big pep rally the Sunday before classes start. During this...

New students get a ‘Jumpstart’ on volunteering

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

August 15, 2018


Filed under Back to Campus, News, Special Sections

Incoming freshmen and new transfer students will participate in Jumpstart on Saturday as part of the Prowl activities to acclimate new students to Eastern’s campus and the community. The program offers incoming students the opportunity not only to get involved with the community, but to discover...

EIU students to ‘Take the Lake’

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

August 15, 2018


Filed under Back to Campus, News, Special Sections

Eastern students of all ages can relax and have some fun at Take the Lake on Sunday from 1pm to 3pm. Students can enjoy free pretzel bites, minute to win it and lawn games, hiking, music from WEIU, and even free canoe rides. A school bus will also be on hand to shuttle students from the MLK Jr. Union...

The Daily Eastern News is going on hiatus

Staff Report

July 20, 2018


Filed under News

The Daily Eastern News will be going on hiatus until Aug. 21 at the start of the fall semester. In August we will resume our normal coverage in print and online. The News Staff can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]

Consolidated Communications contributes to Community Ambassador Scholarship

Staff Report

July 20, 2018


Filed under News

Consolidated Communications contributed $5,000 to the Community Ambassador Scholarship at Eastern. The Community Ambassador Scholarship is a program that promotes local high school students to stay in the area, and continue their education at Eastern, according to a press release. According to...

Eastern waives application fee for prospective students

Eastern waives application fee for prospective students

Staff Report

July 18, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Eastern has waived its application fee for prospective students applying to the university through October 15. According to a press release, by applying online, prospective students applying for the fall semester do not have to pay an application fee (regularly $30). To apply online, prospective...

City Council amends ordinances on civil offenses, public right-of-way

Mary Ellen Greenburg, Staff Photographer

July 17, 2018


Filed under News

The Charleston City Council passed the amendments brought before them for the ordinances on civil offenses that were outdated or not in use anymore, and construction of utility facilities in the public right-of-way was approved Tuesday evening at City Hall. Some of the ordinances that were amended...

Glenn Poshard endorses Shirley Bell at fundraising event

Glenn Poshard endorses Shirley Bell at fundraising event

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Glenn Poshard, a former Illinois State Senator and U.S. Congressman, endorsed Shirley Bell, who is the democratic candidate running for the 110th district state representative seat, Tuesday night during a meet the candidate event at the Burgess Osborne Auditorium in Mattoon. Poshard called Bell a “good candidate,”...

Candidate for Director of Student Disability Services to be interviewed Wednesday

Staff Report

July 16, 2018


Filed under News

The first candidate for the Director of Student Disability Services will be interviewed at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Room 1116 of 9th Street Hall. April Jackson, an assistant principal in Champaign and an Eastern alumna, will be interviewed for the position. According to Jackson's resume, she has been...

City Council will discuss amendments to ordinances on right-of-way, general offenses

Staff Report

July 16, 2018


Filed under News

The Charleston City Council will discuss amendments to existing ordinances on the public right-of-way and general offenses Tuesday at City Hall. According to the City Council agenda, the proposed amendments to Title 7, Chapter 6:  Construction of Utility Facilities in the Public Rights of Way, will...

Booth Library to upgrade online catalog

Staff Report

July 13, 2018


Filed under News

Booth Library will upgrade the online catalog on July 23, most of the features and functions will remain the same, but new features will be added to improve the catalog. According to a press release, the upgrade will provide easier access to lists of materials users have checked out, the ability to...

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