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Miss Black EIU Scholarship Pageant kicks off 47th year Saturday night

Staff Report

February 22, 2018


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A new winner will be recognized at the Miss Black EIU Scholarship Pageant, set for 7 p.m. Saturday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Last year’s winner was Fudia Jalloh, then a senior family and consumer sciences major. Jalloh received a scholarship for $1,500. This ...

CAA approves new radio minor

CAA approves new radio minor

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Communication studies professor Scott Walus presented what he said were the first wave of changes for the department at the Council on Academic Affairs meeting Thursday. Walus said the five proposals brought before the CAA are a part of a larger shift throughout the communication studies department. “For t...

Arrest warrant sent out Thursday for Mother’s Bar arson suspect

Staff Report

February 22, 2018


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An arrest warrant was obtained for aggravated arson for Charleston resident Brian Griffin in connection with the fire that burned down Mother’s Bar at 506 Monroe Ave. At about 1:46 a.m. officers from the Charleston Police and Fire Departments responded to a call that the building was on fire. In...

Racist slur written on Doudna’s stairwell wall

Staff Report

February 22, 2018


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Editor's Note: The link leads to a picture of the slur and contains offensive language. A racist slur was written on the side of the Doudna Fine Arts Center’s stairwell before being taken down Thursday morning. In a screenshot taken by a student of a Snapchat documenting the scene, the N-word is w...

Micro Wrestlers take on Panther Paw for audience of hundreds

Micro Wrestlers take on Panther Paw for audience of hundreds

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

February 22, 2018


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The PA announcer came over the speakers Wednesday night at the Panther Paw and declared "the most outrageous event in the United States is about to take center stage." Soon after this declaration, the six wrestlers involved with the Micro Wrestling Federation took to the ring and put on a show filled wi...

“Proud Family — Black by Popular Demand” trivia night celebrates African-American culture

“Proud Family — Black by Popular Demand” trivia night celebrates African-American culture

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Associate News Editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Delta Sigma Theta composed an assortment of questions that celebrated hundreds of years of African-American History during “Proud Family: Black By Popular Demand.” The game was part of African-American Heritage Month’s list of events and consisted of four different teams. One person from...

Eastern’s Lambda Chi Alpha chapter placed on probation

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2018


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Eastern’s chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha has been placed on probation following an investigation of hazing and pre-initiation activities, interim vice president for student affairs Lynette Drake confirmed Tuesday. Tad Lichtenauer, director of communications for Lambda Chi Alpha International Headquarte...

Student Senate talks elections, potential bus ride to OVC tournament

Student Senate talks elections, potential bus ride to OVC tournament

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

February 21, 2018


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Student Senators received information regarding the Senate’s spring elections and were asked to discuss the potential plan to take students to watch the Eastern men’s basketball team play in the OVC tournament in Evansville,Ind. during its meeting Wednesday night. Student Body President Luke Young told senat...

Micro Wrestling coming to Panther Paw Wednesday

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

February 20, 2018


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Although many fans expect to see a “novelty circus act” when the Micro Wrestling Federation puts on a show, the Federation’s owner Jack Darrell said what audiences are given instead is a WWE-style event filled with top-rope stunts and athleticism. An exciting action- and drama-packed show is exactly what the...

Faculty Senate hears CGS program update

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

February 20, 2018


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David Boggs, the Council on Graduate Studies chair and the assistant chair of management school of business, updated the Faculty Senate on the CGS and its activities and the planners behind the bike path plan presented at the senate’s meeting Tuesday. Boggs said that, day to day, the biggest thing CGS deals with...

‘Brass and Brew’ to feature music, drinks

Staff Report

February 20, 2018


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The EIU Graduate/Faculty Brass Quintet will perform at “Brass and Brew” from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Charleston Country Club. The event is hosted by the Academy of Lifelong Learning will feature music, conversation and fine microbrew offerings, according to the press release. Eastern Provost...

‘The Vagina Monologues’ to be presented

Staff Report

February 20, 2018


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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Vagina Monologues, the play will be presented at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday in Buzzard Auditorium. According to a press release, tens of thousands of communities and college campuses have staged V-Day benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues – and other a...

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