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

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

The Daily Eastern News

Kymoni Dixon, a sophomore majoring in exercise science for physical therapy, works at Thomas Dining hall, swiping cards. Dixon said she likes the convenience of having an on-campus job although being a student worker can become hectic.

Taylor Dining to stop serving dinner

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief August 11, 2022

Taylor Dining will not be open for dinner this school year according to Housing and Dining Director Mark Hudson. "We're short on staffing and we tried to figure out what we could make adjustments to...

The gates of the castle outside of Old Main could be seen Wednesday afternoon where the Lantanas are in bloom. Part of Levi Lee’s job as Grounds Gardener is selecting the annual flower beds. He is in charge of selecting the plants for different areas across campus from Old Main to Greek Court.

Eastern to host open-sessions for employee, labor relations director next week

News Report July 13, 2022

Eastern will host two open sessions to fill the empty director of employee and labor relations position next week after former Director Amie Calvert stepped away last month. Both interviews will take...

Isai Morales, a freshman biology major, tests at Eastern’s Student Recreation Center Court 5 for COVID-19 on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Eastern University President David Glassman sent out an email stating that “all EIU students and employees are expected to complete on-campus SHIELD testing upon their return to campus” for the spring semester.

Eastern to no longer utilize SHIELD COVID testing

News Report July 12, 2022

Starting Monday, July 18, Eastern will no longer utilize the SHIELD COVID-19 testing system. After the cut-off date, students and employees who are unvaccinated, not fully vaccinated or haven't submitted...

The Charleston Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Charleston family displaced due to structure fire

News Report July 11, 2022

A Charleston family was displaced over the weekend due to a house fire. The American Red Cross is assisting the family of two adults and three children. The Charleston Fire Department was dispatched...

A profile shot of University President David Glassman at his desk in the Presidental Office in Old Main on Monday.

Presidential Search Committee aims to meet early September

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief July 7, 2022

Eastern’s Presidential Search Committee hopes to have its first meeting in early September to find a replacement for current University President David Glassman, whose contract will expire in June of...

Drew Cagle and The Reputation performed during their acoustic tour Haunted earlier this year.

Eastern student to open for multi-platinum record band Sunday

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief July 6, 2022

Drew Cagle, a senior public relations major, and his band Drew Cagle and The Reputation are one of three bands opening for Puddle of MUDD on Sunday at Corn Crib Stadium in Normal. Tickets are available...

Charlestons Fourth of July parade started in the square with multiple different groups distributing candy and showing representation like the countys Democrat and Republican groups, Charleston High Schools cheerleaders, multiple church groups, the local martial arts class and even clowns riding dirtbikes.

Charleston hosts 31st Annual RWB Days

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief July 5, 2022

Hundreds of people gathered in Charleston to celebrate Monday's 31st Annual Red, White and Blue Days. The event brought local and distant communities to Charleston to partake in the Fourth festivities. Many...

Jeff Riggs, his wife Kristen Riggs and their son Caleb Riggs watch the fireworks display at the Coles County Airport Friday as part of Red, White and Blue Days. The two-day celebration ended with the fireworks.

Bruce Springsteen tribute band to perform Sunday during RWB Days

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief July 1, 2022

Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band, Bruce in the USA will be performing as the main act for the 31st Annual Red, White and Blue Days on Sunday. Lead singer Matt Ryan, along with his band, will be performing...

Members of the University Professionals of Illinois socialize before the negotiation team meets with Eastern’s negotiation team at Booth Library Monday afternoon.

Eastern’s faculty union hopes to hear financial package during next meeting

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief June 29, 2022

Eastern’s faculty union hopes to hear the financial package from the administration during their next meeting. The union said the teams are waiting to schedule a meeting until the administration can...

UPD to revive R.A.D. self-defense training

UPD to revive R.A.D. self-defense training

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief June 28, 2022

Eastern’s Police Department will be sponsoring a series of free women’s self-defense classes through the Rape Aggression Defense system from July 5-7 from 4-7 p.m. The class will have two instructors...

Brother Jed takes his turn to preach after his wife, Sister Cindy, on Sept. 13. He explains stories about his life and answers questions from students.

Brother Jed’s history with Eastern

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief June 27, 2022

George Edward “Jed” Smock Jr., known as Brother Jed to many college campuses, died on Monday, June 6, 2022, after 79 years of life. Smock's memorial service was live-streamed on his Facebook account.  Frequenting...

Eastern Treasurer Paul McCann, delivers his presentation on the fiscal year 2023 budget at the Friday Board of Trustees meeting in the University Ballroom The $157 million budget was unanimously approved.

BOT approved FY23’s $157 million budget, all action items

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief June 24, 2022

Eastern’s Board of Trustees approved the $157 million budget for the fiscal year 2023 during their June meeting on Friday. The FY23 budget will have around $1 million less in expenditures than the...

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