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Enrollment Worx sheds light on numbers

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 18, 2020

A deeper look into Eastern numbers gives insight into the enrollment process as whole, showing that inquiries about Eastern were up 20 percent from the 2018/2019 enrollment cycle. In the 2019-2020 enrollment cycle 24,329 new freshmen inquiries were made compared to the 2019’s 20,285 inquiries, showing a...

Eastern ensembles to perform concert Friday

Dr. Alicia Neal (bottom left), the Director of Bands at Eastern, directs the Concert Band in a rehearsal at the Doudna Steps Thursday afternoon.

Ryan Meyer, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2020

The EIU Wind Symphony and the EIU Concert Band will perform for the Boyd Band Bash Scholarship Concert on Friday at 6 p.m. at the Mellin Steps. Due to university and state guidelines, the event will be livestreamed on YouTube, which can be found by searching “Boyd Band Bash Scholarship Concert 20...

Students share favorite songs for Country Music Day

Heather Suarez, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2020

International Country Music Day is celebrated each year on Sept. 17. The day began being celebrated in 2003 to celebrate country music all over the globe and honor country music’s roots. Country music began in the early 1900s and has seen many variants within the genre that features such songs as “God Bles...

Controversial preachers return to campus

Philip Winslow preaches in the Library Quad on Wednesday afternoon. Winslow is an intern for Brother Jed Smock, who travels to various college campuses to preach his message.

Ryan Meyer, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2020

Brother Jed Smock and his fellow campus preachers set up camp in the Library Quad on Wednesday to spread their faith to passersby. It wasn’t their first time visiting Eastern, and it likely won’t be their last. Austin Slotnick, a senior trombone performance and music technology double major, brou...

Eastern students share tips for self-care month

Allison Little, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2020

September is self-care month, a reminder for everyone to spend time taking care of their health, both physical and mental. One way people practice self-care is by allocating time to do things they enjoy. Brettany Gilliard, a freshman public relations major, said dedicating time to what she enjoys relieves...

Student Government to hold virtual Student Involvement Fair

Staff Report

September 16, 2020

The Student Government will host the Fall 2020 Student Involvement Fair, better known as Pantherpalooza, virtually September 21 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The events will feature registered student organizations and opportunity. There are over 175 registered student organizations at Eastern for students to get inv...

Events for Latino Heritage Month to begin Thursday

Staff Report

September 16, 2020

Eastern’s Latino Heritage Month events will kick off Thursday at 6 p.m. This year’s theme for the month is “Unidos somos más fuertes / United We Are Stronger.” The month begins on September 15 and ends October 15. The majority of events will be held online using streaming technology and li...

Glassman speaks on possible renaming of Douglas Hall

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 15, 2020

The University Naming Committee has been asked to consider potentially changing the name of Douglas Hall by University President David Glassman. The committee has met twice in the last ten years to seriously discuss a name change but both times decided to keep the name, but the committee has been aske...

City Council meets Tuesday

Staff Report

September 15, 2020

The Charleston City Council decided to not vote on two action items but approved all other action items at their meeting Tuesday night. The two action items not voted on during the meeting regarded adopting a revised sexual harassment policy and another action item amending the personnel handbook. The rea...

Homecoming Committee meets online

Staff Report

September 15, 2020

This year’s Homecoming celebrations will be very different than previous years as the COVID-19 pandemic forces group activities to move online. In previous years, Homecoming week has included events like a pancake breakfast, comedy performances, various competitions, and of course, tailgating and...

Cafe in Klehm Hall to open on Thursday

Staff Report

September 15, 2020

The Café in Klehm Hall opens on Thursday. It’s described as a casual dining experience operated by students that study in the fields of hospitality and tourism, nutrition and dietetics, and FCS teacher certification. The Café will only accept cash as a form of payment. The Café will be open on Tuesd...

Black Student Union talks plans for fall

Helena Edwards, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2020

The Black Student Union is one of the registered student organizations on Eastern’s campus that promotes the growth of students academically, through service and with social support. Senior sociology major Brittany Britton, who is also president, shared the firsthand connection she has felt with BSU...

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