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Eastern searches for new general counsel

Staff Report

May 31, 2018


Filed under News

Eastern is looking for a new general counsel to replace Robert Miller, who accepted a job opportunity at a different institution.   Eastern Provost Jay Gatrell said advertisements for the position have been posted on recruiting venues as well as Eastern's website and a search committee has...

2nd annual Tour de Charleston set for Saturday

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under News

The second annual Tour de Charleston kicks off Saturday morning with an expected 230 cyclists racing. Cindy White, the president and CEO of the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce, said registration is still ongoing until the day of the race, and said they are “on track” to having 230 entries,...

Winners reflect on competition during IHSA Boys Track and Field finals

Winners reflect on competition during IHSA Boys Track and Field finals

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

May 28, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

High school athletes from across Illinois gave it their all on Saturday for a chance at gold during the Illinois High School Association Boys Track and Field State Finals. Over 600 schools competed in the IHSA Boys Track and Field State Competition on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at O’Brien Field. Though...

IHSA track and field state competitor shot with BB gun

IHSA track and field state competitor shot with BB gun

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

May 25, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Connor Artman, a senior at Illini West High School who is competing in the Illinois High School Association Boys Track and Field State Finals, was shot twice with BB pellets Thursday while showering in Lawson Hall. He said he was hit in the chest and forearm and suffered from two lacerations, but...

Candidate for interim dean talks about potential strategy during interview session

Candidate for interim dean talks about potential strategy during interview session

Mary Ellen Greenburg, Staff Photographer

May 24, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Faculty and staff interviewed Anita Shelton for the interim dean position for the proposed College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Thursday at the 7th Street Underground of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Shelton, the current interim dean for the College of Arts and Humanities, is the only...

18th Street Farmer’s Market starts its 5th year

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under features, News

The 18th Street Farmer’s Market kicked off its fifth season Saturday in the parking lot of the Coles County Health Department. Steve Runyon, the volunteer market manager, said the farmer’s market is intended to serve the community. Runyon said at first they were concerned the rain on Saturday...

Interview sessions for interim dean for new college start this week

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Associate News Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under News

An interview session for the interim dean position for the new College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will take place Wednesday and Thursday. Anita Shelton, the current interim dean of the College of Arts and Humanities is the only candidate at this point. Wednesday's session is open to faculty and...

Class 1A competed to qualify for the finals at the IHSA Girl’s Track & Field meet

Class 1A competed to qualify for the finals at the IHSA Girl’s Track & Field meet

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Associate News Editor

May 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

High School students dashed, jumped over hurdles, high-jumped and relay raced their way across the finish line during the Class 1A Semifinals on the first day of the Illinois High School Association Girl’s Track & Field meet hosted at O’Brien Stadium on Thursday. Marianne Mihas, from the Latin...

City Council votes yes to extend TIF funds for The Body Club

Marry Ellen Greenburg, Contributing Writer

May 15, 2018


Filed under News

Charleston City Council voted yes to extend the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) funds for The Body Club located at 618 Jackson Avenue in Charleston. The additional funding was being requested to the City Council due to water damages dealt to the steel, discovered during the current improvements ...

Eastern alumna charged with sexually assaulting a minor

Staff Report

May 14, 2018


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An Eastern alumna and former Ms. EIU Fitness 2017 Elizabeth Flint, 21, is out on bail after she was charged with criminal sexual assault of a minor. Flint is accused of an inappropriate sexual relationship with a Glenbard East High School student, in Lombard, Illinois. According to The Daily Her...

Charleston City Council to vote on additional TIF funds for The Body Club

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

May 14, 2018


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The Charleston City Council will vote on an additional $4,512 in tax increment financing funds to go to the owners of The Body Club, located at 618 Jefferson Ave. at its 6:30 p.m. meeting Tuesday at City Hall. The council will also vote on approving a time extension for the owners of The Body Shop...

CUPB hears enrollment, facilities update

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2018


Filed under News

The Council on University Planning and Budgeting heard an update on enrollment and facilities at its last meeting of the spring semester last Friday. Enrollment Though he has seen increasingly positive momentum regarding this year’s freshman class, Josh Norman, associate vice president for enrol...

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