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Students share thoughts on MLK Jr. Day

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor

January 20, 2020

Every third Monday of January, the country celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and honors the legacy he left behind when he was assassinated in 1968. King Jr. would have been 91 on Jan. 15 and was known for his contribution to the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Some Eastern students...

Students gather to honor MLK Jr. Monday

Students gather to honor MLK Jr. Monday

Corryn Brock and Hannah Shillo, News Editor and Associate News Editor

January 20, 2020

Eastern observed the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Monday evening with community service and celebration. The Zeta Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. hosted a candlelight vigil and celebration presentation following the Day of Service through the Office of Civil Engagement and Volunteerism. Crystal...

Snow, freezing rain expected for Friday

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

January 16, 2020

Charleston will see snow, freezing rain and sleet Friday afternoon, making commutes home for the long weekend potentially dangerous. Everett Lau, WEIU News Watch’s Sky Watch Local Forecaster, said the worst of the weather conditions will start around 3 p.m. on Friday. “All the precipitation is c...

2nd candidate for CLAS dean search visits

Corryn Brock, News Editor

January 16, 2020

Eastern hosted the second dean candidate for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on Thursday. Barbara Bonnekessen, is the department chair for the Department of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. The university is public and has approximately 7,...

Eastern to close in honor of MLK Jr. Day

Staff Report

January 16, 2020

There will be no classes on Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In addition to no classes, Stevenson Grill, Stevenson Tower Deli and Taylor Dining Hall will be closed for the day. Thomas Dining Hall will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Monday as all other dining halls will consolidate to Thomas. ...

CAA OKs department adjustments

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

January 16, 2020

The Council on Academic Affairs approved four course modifications and three program modifications, mostly in the theatre and digital media departments, at its meeting Thursday afternoon. The digital media major at Eastern will now be called digital media technology after CAA voted unanimously to approv...

Students share Syllabus Week impressions

Emilie Bowman, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2020

With the first week of classes coming to a close, students are readying themselves for another semester of papers, projects and lectures.  Syllabus week gives students a chance to get a feel for their new classes, professors and classmates while also deciding if they would like to add or drop any of t...

Options laid out for MLK Day of Service

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

January 15, 2020

Students can honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by spending an hour or two volunteering at Eastern’s Day of Service on Jan. 20. There are several different ways students can participate in the Day of Service on campus: • Creating activity kits for children of St. Jude’s Hospital. Beth Gillespie, dir...

New York style play coming to Doudna

Ryan Meyer, Staff Reporter

January 15, 2020

The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players are bringing their original show “I’ve Got a Little TWIST” to the Doudna Fine Arts Center on Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. “To those who know and love Gilbert and Sullivan, the truth is that Gilbert and Sullivan were the first writers of what we now know as ...

College of Liberal Arts dean candidate comes to Eastern

College of Liberal Arts dean candidate comes to Eastern

Corryn Brock, News Editor

January 15, 2020

The first candidate for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean search was hosted Wednesday morning and took questions during an open session from faculty and staff. The candidate, Robert Compton Jr., the chair of Africana and Latino Studies and professor of Africana and Latino Studies and Poli...

New employee code of conduct proposed by Eastern

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

January 14, 2020

Eastern’s general counsel Laura McLaughlin introduced a draft of a new university code of conduct for Eastern employees, which she said “puts a definition on professionalism at Eastern,” Tuesday at Eastern’s Faculty Senate meeting. The proposed code states it establishes “guidelines for p...

Dean candidate campus visits begin with Amundson

Dean candidate campus visits begin with Amundson

Corryn Brock, News Editor

January 14, 2020

Eastern hosted a College of Education dean candidate Tuesday. Lisa Amundson, the dean of social science and education at Greenville University, was the first candidate to visit Eastern for the COE dean search. Amundson has been in her current position as a dean for two years. Greenville University is a private ...

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