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Meet the candidates for State’s Attorney

Corryn Brock, News Editor

October 27, 2020

The Coles County State’s Attorney race is seeing two familiar faces as candidates. The incumbent, Jesse Danley was appointed in late 2018 after his predecessor Brian Bower assumed his current position as a Coles County judge. Danley was appointed in a 9-1 vote by the county board with the only member of the boa...

Fireside chat series to continue Tuesday

Staff Report

October 27, 2020

The Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity will be giving a virtual Panther Fire Side Chat on Tuesday from 2-3 p.m. The event is being hosted by the Civil Engagement and Volunteerism Office and will discuss three different topics related to LGBT history in honor of October being LGBT History Month. ...

Sorority hosts event for National Bullying Prevention Month

Imani Tapley, Contributing Writer

October 27, 2020

The Delta Beta Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated hosted an event to highlight National Bullying Prevention Month Monday night via Zoom. Before the event members encouraged students and staff to wear orange all day Monday in recognition of the awareness month. The group discussed how c...

Eastern Students react to commencement cancellation

Helena Edwards, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2020

The commencement ceremony in December of this year for Eastern Illinois University will be canceled, disappointing many who would walk the stage. The graduation will be canceled due to COVID-19 gathering guidelines, like the other many events that have been either modified or canceled this year. After...

Eastern cancels fall graduation ceremony

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2020

Eastern will once again be unable to hold the commencement ceremony, canceling the graduation that was meant to occur in December 2020. The decision to not hold graduation in person was made to adhere to the guidelines set in Illinois to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This comes after the cancellation of the spr...

Eastern alum, psychologist talks new book

Helena Edwards and Kyara Morales-Rodriguez

October 25, 2020

Board certified Health Psychologist and Eastern alum Dr. Jodie Eckleberry-Hunt has a history of teaching physicians for 13 years and now does executive wellness coaching with patients at Beaumont Health.  On top of her work at Beaumont Health, she is an author with the release of her new book: "Mov...

GSD Center hosts panel on LGBT topics

Staff Report

October 25, 2020

The GSD Center and EIU Pride held a “Big Gay” panel on Friday evening via Zoom, offering students and community members the opportunity to ask questions in an educational space. The GSD Center attempted to find representation for each letter of LGBTQIA+, as well as some identities which fall under...

Naming Committee meets Thursday

Corryn Brock, News Editor

October 23, 2020

The Naming Committee voted to recommend that Eastern President David Glassman rename the undergraduate student art gallery in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The committee recommended the gallery be renamed as the Glenn Hild Student Art Gallery in honor of the former art department chair and dean of the ...

COVID guidelines for Greek Life highlighted

Ryan Meyer, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2020

All student organizations are expected to follow the guidelines put in place to protect against COVID-19, namely those associated with Greek Life as Greek Life is under fire all over the country. As of Oct. 17, 322 Eastern students and 35 employees had tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the...

CAA meets Thursday afternoon, approves 4 courses

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2020

Eastern's Council of Academic Affairs met Thursday afternoon and voted on five action items, including three new courses, one revised course and a new honors section. The first new course that was voted on was PUBH 4775 Experiential Seminar in Public Health Practice. It will be a one-hour course that wil...

GSD Center to host 2 weekend events

Staff Report

October 22, 2020

The Gender and Sexuality Diversity Center will be hosting two events over the weekend. The first is “Big Gay Panel” which will be hosted by EIU Pride and it will be hosted virtually at 4 p.m. Friday. The meeting code for the Zoom-hosted event is 978 0260 2534 and the passcode is 390743. According to a...

Earth Wise aiming for environmental friendliness

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2020

Years ago, a group of students wanted to help make Eastern Illinois University, as well as its students, aware of the ways the community can be more environmentally friendly. Those students formed what is now known as Earth Wise, a student organization focused on increasing the environmental responsibili...

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