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Student Senate hears physical-to-digital textbook proposal

Jeffrey Stowell, chair of Textbook Rental task force, talks to the Student Senate Wednesday about 11 recommendations for why switching to digital textbooks would be beneficial.

Jelan Buchanan, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

The Textbook Rental Advisory Committee proposed 11 recommendations for going from physical textbooks to digital textbooks to the Student Senate, and if the transition is approved, students’ Textbook Rental fees will increase by nearly double. The student senators will review the proposal and provid...

Assistant dean educates students on Visas, Green Cards

Ryan Meyer, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

Andy Kabasele, assistant dean of international education, updated a group of international students on immigration over refreshments Wednesday at the Arcola/Tuscola Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The topics covered ranged from changes in immigration policies to the Test of Engli...

Play centered on human trafficking to come to Eastern

Monique Peterson, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2020

The Newman Center and the Students for Peace and Justice will put on the free play “The True Cost: Stories of Human Trafficking” and a panel discussion Thursday with individuals who work with survivors of human trafficking. “The True Cost” is a play that “gives voice to the forgotten ones: the pe...

Program, major, course revisions on CAA’s agenda

Corryn Brock, News Editor

February 27, 2020

The Council on Academic Affairs will vote on revisions to programs, majors and courses during its meeting Thursday in Room 4440 of Booth Library. Changes to the Nutrition and Dietetics Program will also be voted on during the meeting. The change would add the course Community Health Behavior Methods ...

DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today

JJ Bulllock, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2020

Today is February 26, 2020. Here are the five things you need to know today. 1. Faculty Senate addresses white power propaganda Eastern's Faculty Senate discussed the creation of a sub-committee to address issues of diversity and race on campus and also debated the language of a joint-senate letter d...

‘My Beautiful Stutter’ movie to be shown in Buzzard

Claire Ring, Contributing Reporter

February 25, 2020

The National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association is presenting a free showing of the documentary “My Beautiful Stutter” in the Buzzard Auditorium Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with a discussion following immediately after. The documentary will follow the lives of five kids...

‘Know Your Rightz’ held in Lumpkin

Michael Miller, the health promotion coordinator for Eastern’s Health Education Resource Center, discusses the cons of recreational marijuana use before watching a TED Talk on the benefits of medical marijuana during “Know Your Rightz: Marijuana” in Lumpkin hall auditorium on Tuesday night. Miller also discussed the social implications of marijuana use, such as employers not allowing workers who have marijuana in their system to work in the workplace.

Elizabeth Taylor, Reporter

February 25, 2020

Students gathered Tuesday night to learn about marijuana legalization and how it will affect their lives both on and off campus.  Michael Miller, a graduate student studying college student affairs and the health promotion coordinator at the Health Education Resource Center, spoke about everything fr...

Faculty Senate takes on white power propaganda

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2020

Eastern’s Faculty Senate held a lengthy discussion about the white supremacy propaganda found on campus last week at its meeting Tuesday afternoon. The creation of a sub-committee to address diversity on campus and the writing of a joint-senate letter were at the center of the conversation.  The Senate voted unanimously to create a sub-c...

Student Senate to hear textbook rental ideas

Jelan Buchanan, Reporter

February 25, 2020

Eastern’s Student Senate will be listening to some proposed changes to the textbook rental services from the textbook rental advisory committee. They will be proposing 11 recommendations they have in mind at Wednesday’s meeting in the Arcola/Tuscola room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union...

RISE Chat panelists talk body shaming, positivity

Carole Collins Ayanlaja (left), an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, comforts Mindy Houser (right), a Mattoon resident and business owner of Sharp Iron Athletics, as they discussed their experiences with sexual assault and the impacts it had on their body images. Houser said how her body looked and what she wore began to enter the dialogue for her and impacted decisions she made later.

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2020

Making Excellence Inclusive hosted the third RISE Chat of the academic year Monday, this time to discuss how body discrimination has affected the workplace and society. The event featured short videos touching on body shaming and body positivity, followed by a discussion led by Eastern faculty and com...

Career Services helps students think future goals

Gillian Eubanks, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2020

Students at Eastern who are struggling with their majors can reach out to Career Services to receive career counseling. Career Services offers many resources to students to help them find the career that fits them. Bobbi Kingery, the director of Career Services, said “it is never too late to start figuring it out.” At Career Servi...

Mardi Gras Munchies: Dining halls to offer Mardi Gras meals

Maria Rodriguez, Contributing Reporter

February 25, 2020

Eastern will provide Mardi Gras-themed cuisine for students and staff Tuesday so they can experience a glimpse of the holiday at all on-campus dining options. The dining halls on campus with purple, green and gold decorations set up are the ones that offer the cuisine. Stevenson is providing a Mardi ...

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