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Greek Sing to change locations

Rebecca Cash, Contributing Writer

March 27, 2017


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  Both Greek Sing and Airband have been moved to McAfee Gym this year so the competitions will not conflict with the Spring Concert. All three events are scheduled for the same weekend. While Greek Sing and Airband are usually in Lantz Arena, it is now the location for the Spring Concert. Airband...

Women’s Studies to present awards

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter

March 27, 2017


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Women’s History and Awareness Month will end with the annual Women’s Studies Awards 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 7th Street Underground of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Women’s studies coordinator Jeannie Ludlow said the awards will include the Women of Artistic Vision at EIU awards,...

Workgroup no. 9 works towards final recommendations

Angelica Cataldo, Managing Editor

March 27, 2017


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Workgroup No. 9, Academic Visioning II, continued working toward the final report it will turn in for its April 14 vitalization project deadline. The report will include ideas the subcommittees on organizing academic colleges, differential tuition models and variable learning models discussed during...

Pianists battle head-to-head Tuesday night

Pianists battle head-to-head Tuesday night

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

March 21, 2017


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  Two pianists from Germany, Paul Cibis and Andreas Kern, faced off in the Dvorak Concert Hall Tuesday night as part of their 14-stop piano battle tour in the United States. The show, which was six rounds long, combined classical piano playing with light-hearted competition and a great deal...

Alumnus returns to discuss drama

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter

March 21, 2017


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  Playwright Robert Caisley will come to the Doudna Fine Arts Center Wednesday to provide a workshop and a presentation about writing scripts. The workshop, “Playwriting: Some Thoughts, An Exercise & A Challenge,” will take place at 3 p.m. in Doudna 2014, the Theatre Arts Classroom. The...

Workgroup No. 9 opens meeting to feedback

Angelica Cataldo, Managing Editor

March 20, 2017


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Workgroup No. 9, Academic Visioning II, invited Mona Davenport, director of Minority Affairs Kimberlie Moock ,director of New Student Programs and Karla Sanders, executive director of the Center for Academic Support and Assessment to its Monday meeting to further discuss feedback received from town hall...

WEIU-TV frequency not auctioned off; station to continue operation

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

March 20, 2017


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  WEIU-TV will continue operating normally as its frequency was not sold in the Federal Communication Commission’s spectrum auction. The FCC previously asked television stations throughout the nations to auction their frequencies to free up space for cell phone and Wi-Fi signals at higher...

German duo to compete on piano

German duo to compete on piano

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter

March 20, 2017


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  Audience members can judge the performances of two professional German pianists 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis will take turns playing songs in several rounds of the “Piano Battle,” each with a different genre. The...

Short film to show lives of homeless Russian children

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural reporter

March 20, 2017


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The women’s studies program will team up with the Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival to screen the 2005 documentary, “The Children of Leningradsky” 11 a.m. Tuesday in room 3130 of Coleman Hall. This screening is a part of Women’s History and Awareness Month. The documentary, directed...

City Council to vote on budget

Staff Report

March 20, 2017


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The Charleston City Council will vote on a motion regarding the city budget for the fiscal year beginning in May at its next meeting. The meeting will take place 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The proposed budget would be for May 1, 2017 and would end April 30, 2018. Also on the agenda is a...

Glassman to Senate: We’ve already cut back all we can

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor

March 7, 2017


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Eastern President David Glassman met with the Illinois Senate Committee on Higher Education Tuesday and presented the ongoing struggles the university has endured as a result of the budget impasse. After Gov. Bruce Rauner introduced a budget proposal in which spending exceeds revenue by $4.6 billion,...

History is repeating itself, Syria documentary reveals

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

March 7, 2017


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Millions of Syrian refugees have fled their country to escape the supporters of President Bashar al-Assad, also known as the Syrian regime. The Tarble Arts Center hosted a screening of the documentary “After Spring” Tuesday night, which follows the lives of refugees living in the largest camp,...

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