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Eastern’s residence halls see upgrades

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter

July 19, 2019

In addition to regularly scheduled summer maintenance, several of Eastern's residence halls have received improvements since the end of the spring semester in May. Mark Hudson, director of University Housing and Dining Services, said several residence halls are receiving new mattresses and upgraded...

Community members protest immigration policies, white supremacy

Community members protest immigration policies, white supremacy

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

July 19, 2019

Members of the Coles County community carried signs and lined up near Lincoln Avenue to protest immigration policies and white supremacy at Morton Park Thursday evening. Mathematics professor Charles Delman (pictured second to the left holding up the blue sign) said he was protesting the current conditions...

Eastern professor shares experience co-developing Five Feline Farm

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

July 18, 2019

For the last four years, Donna Coonce and Julia Miller have been steadily growing Five Feline Farm as a business. The pair began selling produce and honey at the Farmers Market in Charleston in 2015 after they had an abundance in their produce and honey that season. Coonce and Miller were already...

City Council accepts IHDA APP grant award

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

July 17, 2019

The Charleston City Council voted Tuesday to accept the Illinois Housing Development Authority APP grant award in the amount of $55,000. Mayor Brandon Combs said the city applied for grant funding from the IHDA's Abandoned Property program in December of last year. Since then, the IHDA agreed to issue...

City Council to vote on Illinois Housing Development grant

Staff Report

July 16, 2019

The Charleston City Council will vote on six action items Tuesday, including a resolution that would authorize accepting the Illinois Housing Development Authority APP Grant Award. According to the resolution, the Illinois Housing Development Authority has agreed to issue a grant from the Abandoned...

Kenneth Wetstein assumes role as VP for University Advancement

Staff Report

July 15, 2019

Eastern alumnus Kenneth Wetstein has been selected as the new vice president for University Advancement and begins his new role on Monday, according to a press release. The vice president for University Advancement role includes “leading a team of development and advancement professionals in...

Testing underway for virtual desktops

Analicia Haynes, Senior Staff Reporter

July 12, 2019

About a dozen faculty and staff members are testing out virtual desktops before 200 of them are deployed on campus within the next year. The implementation of virtual desktops on campus comes after the Board of Trustees approved an $820,081.62 plan to upgrade campus technology in January 2019...

Janoma, local band of teenagers, talks beginnings, progression

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter

July 9, 2019

Janoma's five bandmates sat in a circle, ready to rehearse for their next upcoming performance, among fragrant smells, wicks, jars and blocks of wax at Madison Avenue Candle Company Monday evening. The creation of the Janoma band started two years ago as a simple joke between friends, said 13-year-...

Open sessions for academic advisers at Registrar Office to begin Tuesday

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

July 8, 2019

Open sessions begin Tuesday for two academic adviser positions within the Registrar Office. There are three candidates being interviewed: Paula Davis (records and admissions specialist at Eastern), Barnabas Omulokoli (academic adviser at Eastern) and Erin Volk (coordinator of advisement at Lincoln...

Joyful bubbles, live entertainment lighten up Morton Park, despite weather

Joyful bubbles, live entertainment lighten up Morton Park, despite weather

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

July 4, 2019

Family friendly activities and food vendors kicked off the Red, White and Blue Days in Morton Park on Wednesday amid the rainy weather. Most huddled under pavilions and umbrellas as they signed up for raffles and snacked on kettle corn and snow. The park smelled of rain and grass; from the pavilions...

Remainder of Red, White, Blue Days festivities to begin this week

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

July 3, 2019

People can celebrate Independence Day with the rest of the Charleston community over food, live entertainment, fireworks and more at the rest of the Red, White and Blue Days festivities this week. The rest of the Red, White and Blue Days will take place at Morton Park on Wednesday (July 3) and Thursday...

City Council approves resolution for project to improve Lake Charleston

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

July 2, 2019

The Charleston City Council voted to approve all action items on its agenda, including a resolution to accept a bid award in the amount of $267,785 for a steel sheet pile shore wall for Dam A at Lake Charleston, during its Tuesday meeting. Mayor Brandon Combs said the sheet piling shore wall will...

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