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Flu Shots and Health Fair to aid Eastern, Community

Brooke Schwartz, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under News, Online

Free flu shots and a health fair will be provided by the Health Education and Resource Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom to promote a healthier community. The health fair will include booths from university departments and health resources...

Health Service consolidations, cost-savings heard at CUPB

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

October 8, 2017


Filed under News, Online

The Health Service, Counseling Center and Student Insurance have been consolidated as of Aug. 1. Eric Davidson, interim director of Health Service, detailed this change and cost-saving measures the departments are taking during a report at a meeting of the Council on University Planning and Budgeting...

Student print sale showcases student creativity

Student print sale showcases student creativity

 Chrissy Miller, News Editor

October 8, 2017


Filed under News, Online, Showcase

Student artists learned how to sell and market their work at the print sale on Friday, Oct. 6. Eastern’s Student Art Association member Travis White, who is also a senior graphic design major, said the proceeds earned go back to the students who created it. White said it could help students show...

Shannon McNamara 5K raises awareness of sexual assault

Bailey Flesner, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2017


Filed under News, Online

The Shannon McNamara 5k run/walk will be held at 9 a.m. Oct. 29 as a way to honor the memory of an Eastern student who was sexually assaulted and murdered at her off-campus apartment in Charleston 17 years ago. The event will be at the Rolling Meadows High School in her hometown of Rolling Meadows,...

Businesses come together for Fall Festival

Businesses come together for Fall Festival

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

October 1, 2017


Filed under News, Online, Showcase

All along 18th Street, customers perused items as local businesses and shops showed their wares at the annual Fall Festival. Sharon Hunter, owner of the 18th St. Garden Shop, smiled as she served customers and watched children play with the sand she had set up for them. Saturday’s festival was...

Donations accepted all week for hurricane victims in Dominica

Staff Report

October 1, 2017


Filed under News, Online, Uncategorized

A drive to support relief efforts that will help those in Dominica affected by Hurricane Maria will take place this week. Donations can be brought to the College of Education and Professional Studies Dean’s office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday this week. Those interested in helpi...

Eastern hosts 41st annual Panther Marching Band Festival

Travis Moody, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2017


Filed under News, Online

Flags flew and symphonies rang through O’ Brien Stadium as hundreds gathered to watch 33 high school bands from all over Illinois compete in the 41st annual Panther Marching Band Festival Saturday Sept. 30. Bands were divided into divisions based on school size. Schools with fewer than 700 students...

SPJ stands up for immigrants

SPJ stands up for immigrants

Brooke Schwartz, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under News, Online, Showcase

On Monday, Students for Peace and Justice showed their original documentary “I am Migration” for the second semester in a row. The documentary focused on different undocumented immigrants in the Charleston community and their individual stories. The overreaching message of the documentary was...

ROC fest starts with a board game tournament

ROC fest starts with a board game tournament

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-chief

September 25, 2017


Filed under News, Online

Students could feel the friendly competition in the air as Residents on Campus fest started Monday evening with “Tournament Night,” a part of its 2017 “Panther Family Game Night” theme. Throughout the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, students played a life-size...

Students share experiences in Latin America

Students share experiences in Latin America

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under News, Online

  Five presenters shared their study abroad experiences in a panel called “From the Eyes of Latinos” in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union as part of Latin Heritage month. Alysh Oetzel, junior foreign languages and communication disorders and sciences double major, spent four...

GALLERY: Men’s and Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team

GALLERY: Men’s and Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team

Justin Brown, Photographer

September 12, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, Online, Through the lens

Eastern's RSO Ultimate Frisbee Team practices Tuesday in preparation of upcoming fall portion of season. The RSO consists of both a men's (Reaper) and women's (Angels) team and competes in the Great Lake region against other club and college teams. The group meets Sunday's 3 to 5 p.m. and Monday through...

Glassman to give State of University

Staff Report

September 11, 2017


Filed under News, Online

Eastern President David Glassman is set to give the university’s annual State of the University Address 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. According to a press release from the university, the address will cover topics such as the university’s FY18 budget,...

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