The Daily Eastern News

Global Cultural Night set for Friday

Michael Tomasetti, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2018


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International Education Week kicks off with Global Cultural Night from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Sarah Dodoo, the president of the Association of International Students, said there are 319 international students from 52 different...

Professor to cite original work at memorial poetry reading

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

November 7, 2018


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The Eastern English department will sponsor the second Nancy Hennings Memorial Poetry Reading at 6 p.m. Thursday at Bob’s Bookstore. Creative writing professor Bess Winter will be featured reading original work at the event along with graduate student Kelly Pierce. Winter began teaching creative writ...

Comedy show to cover alcohol dangers, issues

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

November 7, 2018


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The University Board will be hosting “A Shot of Reality” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Grand Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Two comedians will be hosting the comedy event and will be discussing alcohol awareness and the dangers of alcohol as well as addressing issues such a...

University of Chicago professor to discuss real-life applications of math

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

November 7, 2018


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Benson Farb, a math professor at the University of Chicago, will be giving a talk titled ‘The Power of X: Polynomials, Braids and You’. The talk, happening Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Lecture Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center, is, according to the poster, the first part in the 2018 Perry Lectures, ...

School districts, Eastern students connect at Fall Education Job Fair

School districts, Eastern students connect at Fall Education Job Fair

Faith Morris, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2018


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As students think ahead to graduation, events like the Fall Education Job Fair held Wednesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union showcase not only which school districts are hiring but give students a chance to talk with potential employers as well. Amanda Wiedler, a senior elementary ...

Students can make ugly art, drink wine, talk at Tarble event

Dee Luter, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2018


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Ugly Art Paint ‘n Sip, a day of open conversation and pasta sauce, will be held in the Tarble Arts Center Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. Tim Abel, museum and education manager, started working at Eastern in July of 2018. “I wanted to work at Eastern Illinois University because they really respect wh...

Election judges help voters on Election Day

Election judges help voters on Election Day

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

November 6, 2018


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As people hit the polls on Tuesday, Linda Kirby sat at the 19th precinct table in the Newman Catholic Center with other election judges and reminisced on how her life had intertwined with voting. The year was 1971; young men were dying in the Vietnam War and Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ h...

Pritzker, Shimkus, Miller, Rankin win

November 6, 2018


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Democrat J.B. Pritzker won Illinois Governor Tuesday night after Republican Bruce Rauner conceded. Incumbent Republican John Shimkus was reelected to the 15th Congressional House District, Republican Chris Miller was elected to the Illinois House 110th District and James “Jimmy” Rankin was reele...

City Council approves 7 items

City Council approves 7 items

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

November 6, 2018


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Charleston City Council heard three announcements from the Eastern community and approved all seven action items on their budget Tuesday night. Olivia Meents represented Student Government’s University Enhancements Committee as well as the non-Student Government affiliated Tree Campus Committee a...

1 person airlifted to hospital after crash

November 6, 2018


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Staff Report | @DEN_News One person was airlifted to Carle Hospital in Urbana after a head-on collision Tuesday morning on Loxa Road near the Sarah Bush Lincoln Professional Plaza entrance. Our partner news organization WEIU reports that authorities say the crash involved a GMC Envoy and a pickup tru...

Entrepreneurship Week to feature alumni guest speakers

Katelyn Eddington, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018


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Two alumni guest speakers will give presentations as part of Entrepreneurship Week, which starts Wednesday and goes through Nov. 14. Mike McKenna, an Eastern alum, and Diamond McKenna, who owns Diamond Assets LLC, are the first guest speakers and will give their presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday in t...

School districts looking to hire mid-year teacher graduates at Fall Education Job Fair

Abby Carpenter, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2018


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Seventy-six school districts, all from a variety of different backgrounds and sizes, will be present at the Fall Education Job Fair, which will take place on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Diane Smith, marketing specialist and career...

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