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University, facilities to close for Memorial Day

Staff Report

May 23, 2019


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Eastern will be closed on May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. Mark Hudson, director of housing and dining services, said the University Food Court and all dining centers will be closed May 27. Cathy Engelkes, deputy director of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union and Textbook Rental,...

IHSA boys track, field state semifinals, finals to come to O’Brien Field

Staff Report

May 22, 2019


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The Illinois High School Association’s Boys Track and Field state semifinals and finals will take place at O’Brien Field Thursday through Saturday. All the semifinals in class 1A will be held on Thursday. The field events, including pole vault, long jump, triple jump and high jump F will all...

City Council approves appropriating MFT fund for FY18 to FY19

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2019


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The Charleston City Council voted to approve the motor fuel tax funds supplemental resolution that includes another $125,000 for FY18 to FY19 during its Tuesday meeting. “The 2019 fiscal year is complete. We know that more was spent than the original amount, so we must pass a supplemental resolution...

City Council to vote on FY18 to FY19 MFT funds

Staff Report

May 20, 2019


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The Charleston City Council will vote on eight action items Tuesday night, one including a resolution appropriating $125,000 of motor fuel tax funds for FY18 to FY19. According to the final expenses for FY 18-19, the department budget in total was $670,331, but the final projection was $787,902. The difference betw...

Actors talk favorite moments performing ‘I Do, I Do’

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2019


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The hot, thick air of the Charleston Alley Theatre was cut last weekend by the punchy voices of actors Thomas MacMullen and Tenille Ulm as they portrayed Michael and Agnes in “I Do, I Do.” The musical explores the offbeat pace of life’s mediocrities and most precious moments, while shedding...

Eastern runner in familiar place at state track meet

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

May 19, 2019


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If it were during the academic year, he probably would have been on the other side of the starting blocks. Even then, he actually may not be using the blocks, seeing as how he runs middle distance events for the Eastern Track and Field program. Also a member of Eastern’s men’s cross country...

Charleston Alley Theatre presents ‘I Do, I Do’

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2019


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“I Do, I Do,” a musical about the ups and downs of married life, is coming to the Charleston Alley Theatre this and next weekend. Director Duke Bagger said the theatre is doing something a little different for this production, and Tenille Ulm, an Eastern alumna who is playing Agnes, deserves all...

O’Brien Field to host IHSA girls track, field state semifinals, finals

Staff Report

May 15, 2019


Filed under News, Sports

The Illinois High School Association’s Girls Track and Field state semifinals and finals are coming to O’Brien Field Thursday through Saturday. All the semifinals in class 1A will be held on Thursday. The field events, including pole vault, long jump, triple jump and high jump, will all begin...

SBL talks mental health, stressors for college students

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019


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Lisa Ballinger, a social worker clinic specialist for Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System's Psychiatry and Counseling Unit, said the emotional wellbeing of college students is a growing concern in our rapidly changing and socially driven society. She said for many students, leaving for college also means...

UPD enforcing summer parking

Staff Report

May 14, 2019


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Eastern’s University Police Department is enforcing parking rules and regulations over the summer, so students driving to school still need to purchase permits to avoid receiving citations. UPD is enforcing the summer parking Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to...

Fire pump testing may cause false fire alarms

Staff Report

May 13, 2019


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Fire pump testing at facilities on Eastern’s campus may cause false fire alarms to go off Tuesday. Facilities Planning & Management’s Cathy Johnson said in an email that the Student Rec Center, Stevenson Hall, Pemberton Hall, Lumpkin Hall, Andrews Hall and the Doudna Fine Arts Center will...

Faculty Senate confirms CASL suspension

Faculty Senate confirms CASL suspension

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

May 13, 2019


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Eastern’s Provost Jay Gatrell said the Academic Affairs office is suspending the University Committee for the Assessment of Student Learning (CASL) for the next year in order to have a discussion surrounding assessment on campus and what can be changed about it. “If we truly believe in assessment...

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