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Persian meditation music group, to perform

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter
February 27, 2017
Filed under News, Online

Dating back thousands of years, meditation is one of the most common forms of relaxation. To inspire students to try it out for themselves, Eastern’s own Meditation Club will be hosting a concert on campus featuring Ahl-e Qulub, a musical Persian group. Several members of the Meditation Club...

Greek organizations raise money for Alzheimer’s

Mandy Grepares, Contributing Writer
February 27, 2017
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Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. To help fight it, Greek organizations have been raising money for Alzheimer’s research. Hugo Escobar, president of the Interfraternity Council, said the idea for raising money for this cause came to him last year,...

5 things you should know; yoga edition

February 22, 2017
Filed under Multimedia

This video marks the first in a series that explain five things college students should know about any topic that will help them with everyday life.

Students try international chocolates

Students try international chocolates

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter
February 21, 2017
Filed under News, Online

  Students sampled chocolates from five foreign countries Tuesday afternoon. In addition to German goat's milk chocolates, “EIU and the Chocolate Factory” showcased sea salt chocolates from Madagascar, dairy-free dark chocolate from Grenada, dark velvet chocolate from Switzerland and both...

‘Rush of Fun’ gets students ready for Kesha

February 21, 2017
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The video explains the purpose of "Rush of Fun" which was put on by the University Board on Tuesday in the Bridge Lounge of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Langston Hughes Poetry Slam

February 16, 2017
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This video is about the poetry slam that took place Wednesday night in Lumpkin Hall. Check out the story here >>> https://www.dailyeasternnews.com/2017/02/15/students-share-poetry-inspired-by-langston-hughes/

The Panther Shuttle Bus

February 16, 2017
Filed under Multimedia

Here are a few things you should know about the Panther Shuttle Bus as told by Dan Icenogle, one of the two morning drivers.

40 years later, alum returns to Doudna stage

40 years later, alum returns to Doudna stage

Liz Stephens, City Reporter
February 14, 2017
Filed under News, Online, Showcase

An Eastern alumnus has come to campus for the first time since graduating to participate in the modern play “Seminar.” Gary Ambler is now a resident of Urbana area and commutes to Charleston for the rehearsals of “Seminar.” It will debut March 1 through March 5 at the Black Box Theatre in...

Poetry slam to honor Langston Hughes

February 14, 2017
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In honor of African-American Heritage Month, Omega Psi Phi fraternity is hosting a Langston Hughes poetry slam. It will take place at 7:11 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the Lumpkin Hall Auditorium, Room 2030. Poetry slams are competitions in which poets read original works, and their performances...

Discussion to focus on Douglass

Discussion to focus on Douglass

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter
February 14, 2017
Filed under News, Online

Social reformer and orator Frederick Douglass will be the subject of the second installment of the “Great Books, Bigger Questions” literary discussions at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the first floor room of the Pine Honors College. The discussion will center on his reception speech at Finsbury Chapel...

Vitalization referendum sent out

February 14, 2017
Filed under Online

Faculty were emailed a referendum Monday asking them to vote on whether or not they have confidence in the process and outcomes of vitalization project Workgroup no.7. The Faculty Senate sent out the referendum, which asks faculty to answer yes or no the statement, “I have confidence in the process...

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