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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Percussion Ensemble concert Tuesday to feature traditional Afro-Cuban music

Percussion Ensemble concert Tuesday to feature traditional Afro-Cuban music

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor October 25, 2021

The echoing of drums will be heard throughout the Doudna Fine Arts Center Tuesday night as the Eastern Percussion Ensemble performs in the Black Box Theatre starting at 7:30 p.m. The ensemble will be...

Faculty Senate to discuss enrollment numbers on Tuesday

Faculty Senate to discuss enrollment numbers on Tuesday

Staff Report October 25, 2021

Faculty senate will meet Tuesday afternoon to go through their usual reports and talk about Eastern’s enrollment numbers. Josh Norman, the associate vice president for enrollment management, will...

Breathing exercises help students relax, deal with stress

Breathing exercises help students relax, deal with stress

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor October 25, 2021

“Inhale, one, two, three, four, five. Exhale, one, two, three, four, five,” Ann Coddington, an art professor, said in a soft voice, helping guide a group of students through breathing exercises Monday...

Diana Maggi, a freshman biological sciences major, creates a domestic life art project in Doudna Fine Arts Center.

Recognizing International Artist Day

Ethan Schobernd , Campus Reporter October 25, 2021

In recognition of International Artist Day, students and professors from Eastern’s art department shared their perspectives on the importance of art and why they enjoy it so much.  International...

Member of the ensembles watch their director, Kellie Clark, give instruction for vocal cues. The concert took place Sunday afternoon and was called “Through Darkness to Light.” Clark said the selection of music was one of the hardest parts for this concert and that she wanted it to reflect the recent pandemic.

Choral ensembles sing about getting through dark times

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter October 24, 2021

The Eastern choral ensembles had their first concert of the semester Sunday afternoon, singing songs with a specific message in mind: we can get through dark times and find the light. Some of the choirs...

Henry Cervantes, program manager at The Peace Exchange, gives a presentation on nonviolence and social change at the Charleston Carnegie Library, Friday afternoon.

Speaker teaches about nonviolent protests, social change

Morgan Bledsoe, Contributing Writer October 24, 2021

The program manager for The Peace Exchange, Henry Cervantes, spoke about nonviolent action and how it relates to social change Friday afternoon in the Charleston Carnegie Public Library. The presentation,...

Homecoming parade brings campus, community together

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 24, 2021

Eastern and its surrounding community took part in homecoming festivities this past weekend, including the first homecoming football game since 2019. This year’s theme was “Close or Apart, Panthers...

The crowd toasts to the Doug DiBianco floor dedication in front of McKinney Hall Friday afternoon.

Gender-inclusive floor dedicated to Doug DiBianco

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 24, 2021

A floor in McKinney Hall was dedicated to Doug DiBianco, founder of what would become EIU Pride, on Friday afternoon. The dedication was celebrated with a commemorative plaque and speeches from Atlas...

Jerimiah Boyd-Johnson, a senior political science major, presents Marisol Gamboa, a candidate for the University police, and opens the room for questions inside the Paris room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Third UPD chief candidate talks student-officer relationships

Luke Taylor, News Editor October 24, 2021

A third candidate for campus police chief, Marisol Gamboa, told students she was interested in providing personal relationships between officers and students during an open session Friday. Gamboa is...

Associate Vice-President for Enrollment Management Josh Norman, and Jeffery Stowell, a psychology professor present a proposal to the Council of Academic Affairs about reducing the current recidency hours requirement for transfer students at the Thursday, Oct. 21, CAA meeting held in the Witters Conference Room. The proposal suggests that the current requirement of 40 credit hours be reduced to 30. The council approved of the vote with only one member, Billy Hung, not in favor.

CAA vote to reduce required credit hours

Luke Taylor, News Editor October 21, 2021

Eastern will now be in line with other state universities’ requirements for residency hours now that the Council of Academic Affairs has lowered the number from 42 to 30. As well as aligning with...

Homecoming Queen Jacqueline Williams, a senior kinesiology major,  is honored by the crowd at Homecoming Coronation. Coronation was held Monday night in the MLK Union Grand Ballroom. Williams said when it was announced that she won, she couldn’t believe she had won and that she stood there shocked for a moment.

Homecoming events for the weekend

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 21, 2021

Homecoming weekend has arrived, and Friday and Saturday will see events like the parade take place. This Friday will see the weekly Selfie Fridays Photo Contest continue, where participants can post...

Tenor saxophone player, Kyle Huddleston, a graduate student studying music, plays in the Johnston Quintet at the Jazz Combos performance Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre.

Jazz Combo performs Thursday at Doudna

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter October 21, 2021

Eastern’s Jazz Combo played two sets featuring songs from artists like John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins in their performance at Doudna’s Black Box Theatre Thursday night.  The performance consisted...

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