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Journalist to talk ‘Abuse of Faith’

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 9, 2019

An Eastern alum who helped write a series of ongoing stories exposing sexual misconduct in some Southern Baptist churches will be giving a public presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Buzzard Auditorium. Robert Downen, a 2014 graduate of the School of Journalism at Eastern, will be speaking on a series of...

Three more events to begin for ‘The 400th’ on Tuesday

Staff Report

September 9, 2019

Three events will be held Tuesday throughout the day as a part of “The 400th,” a semester-long series of events on the 400th anniversary of the first slaves being brought to America from Africa.  The first event is “Radical Forgiveness Participatory Exhibit” by The Justice Fleet. The Justice...

Students discuss suicide prevention

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor

September 9, 2019

Over 800,000 lives are lost to suicide in the world each year; that is about one life every 40 seconds. That is why on World Suicide Prevention Day, celebrated Tuesday, Eastern students think suicide prevention needs more attention. Brooke Prehoda, junior environmental biology major, said she has minimal experience wi...

Sorority recruitment fights stigmas, builds relationships

Analicia Haynes, Hannah Shillo

September 8, 2019

When some people think of Greek Life, they imagine the stereotypical parties and paid-for friendships. Nathan Wehr, the director of Greek Life at Eastern, said students should know that those stereotypes are not true. Fighting the Stigma  Victoria Cox, the vice president of recruitment, said in a Sept...

Fifty-nine women join Eastern sororities at Bid Day

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor

September 8, 2019

Fifty-nine women found their new homes in Greek Court at the annual Bid Day Sunday evening. Each of the nine chapters gathered in groups around 7 p.m. at the egg of Greek Court and awaited the arrival of their new sisters. Separated into nine groups, the new members ran to their new sisters after Gr...

Eastern over budget; revenue will offset costs

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

September 8, 2019

The Council on University Planning and Budget discussed the state of Eastern’s budget, the number of international students on campus and elected a new chair. Budget Talk Eastern, as it stands for fiscal year 2019, exceeded its budget by $1.4 million, but Paul McCann, the vice president of business a...

Mental health first aid training available Saturday

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2019

Eastern is offering a free mental health first aid training session this weekend for those who pre-register. According to research conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health, suicide was the second leading cause of death in people between the ages of 10 and 35 in 2017. Since 2008, the Natio...

CAA approves 21 nursing program items

CAA approves 21 nursing program items

Emilie Bowman, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2019

The Council on Academic Affairs approved 21 nursing program related items and the proposal to take a student’s weighted GPA into account during the admission process during its Thursday meeting. Changing the GPA requirements for newly admitted students allows them to have a better opportunity at ...

Greek Life recruitment starts at Eastern

Greek Life recruitment starts at Eastern

Analicia Haynes, Hannah Shillo

September 5, 2019

Editor’s note: This is the second story of four following the sorority recruitment process that ends Sunday night with “Bid Day.” Potential new sorority members shuffled from house to house in Greek Court Thursday evening, introducing themselves to the nine sororities and learning the basics ab...

Insurance available to Eastern students

Emilie Bowman, Reporter

September 4, 2019

Eastern students who do not have their own form of insurance do not need to worry, according to Angela Campbell. Campbell, the medical insurance manager at Eastern, said the student insurance plan can be used both as a supplemental provider or as a primary provider in the case that a student does...

Sorority recruitment begins at Eastern

Analicia Haynes and Hannah Shillo, Reporters

September 4, 2019

A lot of planning, a lot of communication and a lot of coffee: That is what recently defined the life of a group of students, as well as Nathan Wehr, the director of Greek Life. This week marks another year of sorority recruitment, and as students continuously walk in and out of Wehr’s...

CAA will discuss nursing courses, GPA requirements

Emilie Bowman, Reporter

September 4, 2019

The Council of Academic Affairs will again be focusing on both the new nursing program curriculum and the new proposed grading scale change Thursday during its 2 p.m. meeting in the 4440 room of Booth Library.  The council will be acting on 21 different items pertaining to course selections and ...

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