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Corpse flower approaching its one day bloom

Corpse flower approaching its one day bloom

Mary Ellen Greenburg, Staff Photographer

June 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Titan Arum or Amorphophallus titanum ("corpse flower" in layman's term) at the H. F. Thut Greenhouse, is approaching it’s bi-annual bloom. Known commonly as the corpse flower because of it’s unique sent, the flower only blooms for one day and it usually blooms at night. Steven Malehorn...

Search for interim deans conclude

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Associate News Editor

June 11, 2018


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The search for interim deans for the Colleges of Health and Human Services and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has concluded with Jeanne Lord and Anita Shelton being selected to fill the positions. Jeanne Lord will serve as the new interim dean of the College of Health and Human Services...

Hidden Treasures Resale fire under investigation

Staff Report

June 11, 2018


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The Charleston Fire Department responded to a structure fire at Hidden Treasures Resale located on 5th Street on Sunday at 5:33 p.m. The building, which also had an auto storage in the back, was filled with heavy smoke when crews arrived, according to a press release from the CFD. According to...

Illinois Premier Boys State returns to Eastern

Staff Report

June 8, 2018


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American Legion Premier Illinois Boys State returns to Eastern Saturday for its 83rd annual session. Boys State has been at Eastern for 43 years.  Students check-in at Andrews Hall between noon and 6 p.m. followed by orientation sessions at 6:45 p.m. During the week students will learn the “respon...

A celebration for the famous comic book superhero Superman to be held this weekend

Mary Ellen Greenburg, Staff Photographer

June 7, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

This weekend from June 7-10, the 40th annual Superman Celebration will be held in Metropolis, Illinois, this is a celebration of anything involved with the comic book superhero Superman. According to the Metropolis tourism website, DC Comics adopted Metropolis as the official home of Superman in 1972. L...

WLBH-AM, WLBH-FM’s broadcast license revoked by FCC

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

June 6, 2018


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WLBH-AM and WLBH-FM, both licensed to Mattoon Broadcasting Company (MBC), has had their broadcast licenses revoked by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) due to several violations made by the stations. According to the Notice of License Expiration (a letter to the owner of MBC James Livesay)...

Freshmen enrollment expected to increase for fall 2018

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

June 6, 2018


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With the promise of a state budget that offers a two percent increase in appropriations for Eastern, the freshmen enrollment is also expected to increase for Fall 2018. Josh Norman, the associate vice president for enrollment management, said freshmen deposits are up 28 percent from last year. Last...

City Council applying for a grant to help maintain Lake Charleston

City Council applying for a grant to help maintain Lake Charleston

Mary Ellen Greenburg, Staff Photographer

June 5, 2018


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The City Council is seeking out to apply for a grant to help maintain the Lake Charleston shoreline, and there will be street closures for Fourth of July. The council applied for a grant from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency pertaining to the perimeter of Lake Charleston. This grant will...

Eastern to see 2 percent increase in state appropriations

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

June 5, 2018


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Eastern can expect to see a two percent increase in state appropriations compared to last year, after Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a $38.5 billion budget into law Monday. Eastern President David Glassman said during Monday’s edition of Issues and Attitudes on Hit Mix 88.9 WEIU that the university is...

Charleston City Council will feature raffle licence for boy diagnosed with Luekemia

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Associate News Editor

June 4, 2018


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According to the City Council agenda, The upcoming Charleston City Council meeting held on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Charleston Town Hall, will feature a raffle license for seven year old Tristan Farris, who was diagnosed with leukemia. The event proposed was proposed by "Tristan Team Blue" and they would...

Art culture was expressed, empowerment for mental disabilities was conveyed at Muse Fest

Art culture was expressed, empowerment for mental disabilities was conveyed at Muse Fest

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News, Showcase

The art culture was expressed, live music was played and food and drink were served, all while spreading awareness for mental disabilities at the fourth annual Muse Fest in the Charleston Square Saturday. Muse Fest Arts & Craft Festival was coordinated by CTF Illinois, a not-for-profit organization...

Muse Fest to be held in the Square Saturday

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Associate News Editor

May 31, 2018


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The fourth annual Muse Fest will be held in the Charleston Square Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.. Muse Fest is an arts and crafts festival that is hosted by CTF Illinois, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The art gallery...

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