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Theatre director, producer to share 40 years of theatre experience

Theatre director, producer to share 40 years of theatre experience

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

November 27, 2017


Filed under News, Online, Showcase

Ron Himes, director and founder of the Saint Louis Black Repertory and Henry E. Hampton, Jr. Artist-in-Residence at Washington University, will be delivering a public address titled “Black Theatre: Filling the Void” at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall. Himes will recount...

#StudentSpotlight: Bailey Martin-Giacalone receives The Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award

Travis Moody, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2017


Filed under News, Online

Student Laureate Bailey Martin-Giacalone, a senior biological sciences major, was given an award by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureates for her excellence in scholarship, as well as her involvement on campus and in the community. The Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award, which Martin-Giacal...

‘Next to Normal’ opens for cheering audience

‘Next to Normal’ opens for cheering audience

Travis Moody, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2017


Filed under News, Online, Showcase

“Next to Normal” cast members received much praise after their opening performance Wednesday night, with many members of the audience giving them a standing ovation. The theatre arts department chose “Next to Normal” as its fall production, and will be showing it until Sunday. “Next to...

Committee making suggestions, not decisions

Staff Report

November 8, 2017


Filed under Online, Opinions

With it being a few weeks since meetings of the Workgroup Review committee started, The Daily Eastern News staff thinks there are a couple of things to keep in mind. The committee’s focus, lately, has been on the 13-week semester schedule. While this is interesting, and the two weeks students have fre...

CAA to vote on changing medieval studies to global studies

November 8, 2017


Filed under News, Online

A potential name change for the medieval studies minor is set to be voted on at the Council on Academic Affairs’ meeting 2 p.m. Thursday in room 4440 of Booth Library. If passed, the minor would change from medieval studies to premodern global studies, constituting a revision in the minor as well. Other...

Students to take stage at lip-syncing competition

Valentina Vargas, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2017


Filed under News, Online

All-male competitors will take the stage at the annual Vegas Lip-Sync Competition hosted by the University Board. The show will be taking place at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Shadezja Garrett, mainstage coordinator for the UB,...

Student senate hears unlimited meal plan proposal

Samuel Nusbaum, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under News, Online

Student senate heard a report about suggestions from the Revenue Bond Committee and learned the guidelines on how to become speaker of the senate during their meeting Wednesday night. During their meeting in the Charleston Mattoon Room in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, senator E...

Peace Corps to share a way to change the world

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

November 8, 2017


Filed under News, Online

The “Change the World” panel will give the public a chance to hear students’ experiences with the Peace Corps and provide information for students who plan on joining the Peace Corps after graduation. The panel will be from held 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday in the Effingham Room of the Martin Luther...

Booth Library to be a One Stop Community Christmas donation site

November 8, 2017


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The campus community can donate books, toys or money to help local families this Christmas as part of One Stop Community Christmas program by bringing them to Booth Library. The One Stop Community Christmas program is a collaborative effort of many different area organizations to come together and...

Students can use hotline from Counseling Center

Sisi Pascarella, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under News, Online

Students in crisis can use a hotline provided by the Counseling Center to help them or their friends. One of the counselors, Jessica Hallett, said there is a clinician on call each day of the week who is available to provide emergency services to any student experiencing suicidal or homicidal ideation. Th...

New students reflect on first semester

Travis Buckwalter, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under News, Online

With almost a whole semester of college under their belt, new students reflected on their time at Eastern so far. Some originally came to the university for a certain activity or sport, while others enjoyed other aspects of university life. “When I visited my sister, I would see all the buildings and th...

City Council approves purchase of playground

Dillan Schorfheide, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under News, Online

The Charleston City Council unanimously approved resolutions for the purchase of a playground to be at Lake Charleston and to set aside $120,000 for the restriping and resurfacing of 10th and 14th streets Tuesday night. A playground will be placed at Lake Charleston to continue an ongoing effort the city...

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