The Daily Eastern News

Mattoon hosts annual festival

Mike Tomasetti, Contributing Writer

December 10, 2018


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Mattoon hosted its annual Celebrate Downtown Mattoon Light Up the Night Festival and Parade on Dec. 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Braden Davis, a junior finance major, attended the celebration and said he had a great time. “A few of my friends heard about the festival, so we decided to check it out....

ALT TV gives students chance to showcase work

Daniel Jones, Contributing Writer

December 10, 2018


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The Alternative Television and Film Club or ALT TV, an extra-curricular program where students create multiple sketch-like projects and puts them together for one big show, showcased its 13th episode Thursday night Dec. 6 in the Buzzard Hall Auditorium.  The program is run by advisor Scott Walus, who is also the overall show runner.   Walus said ALT TV is meant to be a creative space for students and p...

Housing and Dining, Textbook Rental offer pre-break tips

Logan Raschke, Campus Reporter

December 9, 2018


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The Housing and Dining and Textbook Rental departments provided important information about residence halls and textbook return deadlines every Eastern student should know before semester break. Mark Hudson, director of housing and dining, said residence halls and Greek court close at 6 p.m. on Frid...

CUPB hears budget plan for FY 2020

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2018


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The Council on Planning and Budget received an update on the projected budget for fiscal year 2020 and the emergency projects that the university wants to finish over the course of the next two fiscal years (2019 and 2020). Paul McCann, the interim vice president of business affairs, said he gave the...

1 charged, 1 wanted after shots fired call Thursday

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

December 9, 2018


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A drug deal gone wrong resulted in one man being charged with two Class X felonies and another being wanted in connection to the incident in which shots were fired Thursday night. Xaki Echols, 19, of Chicago was charged with home invasion and aggravated discharge of a firearm. Jamarius Carpenter, 19...

Booth extends hours during finals week

Hannah Shillo, Campus Reporter

December 9, 2018


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Booth Library has extended their hours and is offering help for students during finals week. The library will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Wednesday and will resume normal hours on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Niarra Mitchell, Booth Library employe...

Frerichs talks state politics during visit

Frerichs talks state politics during visit

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

December 9, 2018


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Michael Frerichs, recently re-elected for his second term as Illinois State Treasurer, gave a talk Friday evening about his career, his life and the current state of Illinois. Frerichs started his college career not with the intention of becoming an elected public official but as a German studies major. ...

CUPB to hear report on student government, life

Staff Report

December 6, 2018


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The Council on University Planning and Budget will hear a report from the director of the office of student life at 2 p.m. Friday. The meeting will be in the Arcola-Tuscola Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Ceci Brinker, the director of the office of student life, will present...

State treasurer Frerichs to visit Eastern Friday

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2018


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State Treasurer Michael Frerichs will be giving a speech and answering questions at 7 p.m. Friday in the Roberson Auditorium in Lumpkin Hall. The Political Science Association is hosting the event, and Logan Klepzig, the president of the association, said this is a great and rare opportunity for anyone...

CAA approves 3 new degrees based on old FCS framework

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

December 6, 2018


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The Council on Academic Affairs approved the new branches of what used to be the school of Family and Consumer Sciences at its meeting Thursday. Last year, Provost Jay Gatrell revealed a college reorganization plan, which included many program and name shifts around campus, including the dismantling of wh...

Shots fired in 2400 Block of 8th Street Thursday

Staff Report

December 6, 2018


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The Charleston Police Department reported shots fired in the 2400 block of 8th Street just south of campus around 6:40 p.m. More information will be added as soon as it becomes available. The initial alert was sent out throughout the campus community via Alert EIU. Officers on the scene declined to ...

Mattoon Light Up the Night Parade kicks off Friday

Sara Maddox, Contributing Writer

December 6, 2018


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The City of Mattoon is hosting its annual Celebrate Downtown Mattoon Light Up the Night Parade and Festival Friday, Dec. 7. The festival and parade will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and be held in Mattoon’s downtown area between 15th and 21st streets on Broadway Avenue. Admission to this even...

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