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Jury trial vacated for obstruction charge

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 16, 2019

The trial set at 9 a.m. Tuesday for a former Eastern student who was charged in connection with a shooting last spring has been vacated because of a trial set prior to hers, according to court records. The 21-year-old woman, Tatyana Jackson of Kankakee, Illinois, was arrested for allegedly committing obs...

City Council to vote on street closures

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 16, 2019

The council will vote on six street closures during its meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.  A street closure for the Charleston High School Homecoming Parade was requested for 15th Street south of Harrison Avenue to Smith Drive, proceeding west on Harrison Avenue to Seventh Street, then north on Seventh Street to Monroe Avenue, then west on Monroe Avenue...

Latino Heritage Month kicks off at Eastern with free tacos, engagement

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor

September 16, 2019

Latino Heritage Month kicked off at Eastern Monday afternoon in the Library Quad with a celebration of the Americas. Students had the opportunity to purchase sides to eat with the tacos they received at the event. The sides available for purchase were sold by some of the registered student organizations on campus as fundraisers. Kenia Gonzalez, chair fo...

Faculty Senate to hear guest reports

Staff Report

September 16, 2019

The Faculty Senate will hear from three guests during their meeting at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Witters Conference Room, room 4440, in Booth Library. Catherine Polydore, an associate professor in the department of college student affairs, will be speaking to the senate about the third annual Making Ex...

Band puts on pleasing performance at football game

Band puts on pleasing performance at football game

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 15, 2019

Students at Eastern were able to enjoy more than football Saturday afternoon at O’Brien Field. Many students enjoyed watching the Panther Marching Band perform under the new leadership of David Boggs, Assistant Director of Bands. The marching band played throughout the game and did chants to...

Board of Trustees approves nursing program

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

September 15, 2019

Eastern’s Board of Trustees approved three new programs during its Friday meeting.  The programs are the master of science in exercise physiology, master of science in sport administration and the bachelor of science in nursing. Currently, Eastern offers an RN to BSN nursing program, which means ...

Can’t drive 55 car show held in Charleston

Can’t drive 55 car show held in Charleston

Allison Little, Reporter

September 15, 2019

The “Can’t Drive 55” car show was an opportunity for people look at a wide array of vehicles. Many people took advantage of the nice weather to attend the event, show off their cars, and learn more about the vehicles at the show Saturday morning at the Lifespan Center in Charleston. Dick...

Update on suspicious man says he drove red van

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 12, 2019

According to an Alert EIU sent Thursday, the alleged male suspect accused of slapping two women on their buttocks Monday and Tuesday night is believed to be driving a red van. The original alert sent Wednesday said the women involved describe the alleged suspect as a skinny white male, approximately 6 fee...

Board of Trustees to vote on 3 program proposals

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

September 12, 2019

Eastern’s Board of Trustees will look at three new programs and take a vote to potentially approve them during a meeting Friday. The programs are the master of science in exercise physiology, master of science in sport administration and the bachelor of science in nursing. Currently, Eastern offers an R...

Tailgate to showcase Eastern to prospective students

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 12, 2019

The Office of Admissions will host “#FuturePanther Tailgate” Saturday to introduce prospective students to Eastern. Students who are interested in attending Eastern will have the opportunity to attend the Eastern football team’s home opener and tailgate before the game. Check-in will begin...

Faculty forum talks Eastern’s future

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor

September 12, 2019

Higher education is constantly changing, and the Faculty Senate is figuring out how Eastern can keep up competitively. Michael Dobbs, a professor in the school of business, presented the information he gathered about Illinois institutions Thursday afternoon at the faculty forum. Teshome Abebe, chair of the fa...

Students, staff remember 9/11 attacks

Students, staff remember 9/11 attacks

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 11, 2019

Eighteen years later, 9/11 continues to draw a wide array of emotions from many Americans. Eastern students shared how they spent the day and ways they feel other students can use the day to reflect. Makayla Upton, a sophomore digital media major, said she does personal reflections on 9/11 to think...

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