The Daily Eastern News

Juggler uses lasers, comedy for performance

Juggler uses lasers, comedy for performance

Danielle Tadlock, Staff Reporter

July 2, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

Mark Nizer has made a career immersing his audience in 4-D lasers and comedy. Nizer will be bringing ping pong balls, burning propane tank, a running electric carving knife and a 16-pound bowling ball and more to Eastern, giving the audience a show of juggling and lasers, produced at 4-D quality, with th...

Country musician Tracy Lawrence to headline Red, White and Blue Days concert

Country musician Tracy Lawrence to headline Red, White and Blue Days concert

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief

June 30, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

To help usher in this year’s Independence Day, Charleston’s Red, White and Blue Days will feature country musician Tracy Lawrence in concert. Lawrence, known for songs like “Paint Me a Birmingham” and “Find Out Who Your Friends Are,” will be helping kick off the 4th of July celebrations...

LEGO camp builds computer, science, math skills for area children

LEGO camp builds computer, science, math skills for area children

Amanda Wilkinson and Danielle Tadlock

June 24, 2014


Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

LEGO camp inspires kids to use their imagination and go into a field or a career of science, mathematics or engineering. Each LEGO camp lasts four days long over the course of a week. Rick Anderson, an associate professor of mathematics and computer science, has been in charge of the LEGO ...

Charleston to celebrate Red, White and Blue Days with local theme

Charleston to celebrate Red, White and Blue Days with local theme

Amanda Wilkinson, Online Editor

June 24, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

Community members will be able to celebrate Independence Day with food, games, music and bubbles at Morton Park. The theme of this year’s celebration will be "Celebrating Merchants: Past and Present." The celebration will begin with a bubble pit and inflatable games and activities for children...

Retired professor races across America

Retired professor races across America

Danielle Tadlock, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

He began the race on June 10 in Oceanside, Calif. With 12 days left, he has to make it to Annapolis, Md. The entirety of the race will take him on three thousand miles in no more than 288 days. It is longer than the Tour de France, and must be completed in less time. Keith Wolcott, a retired mathematics...

Rope Destroyer: Professor constructs device to test ropes, knots

Rope Destroyer: Professor constructs device to test ropes, knots

Amanda Wilkinson, Online Editor

June 18, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

An Eastern professor, with the help of his students, created a device that tests the strength of different ropes and knots. Isaac Slaven, an assistant professor in the school of technology, said a few summers ago, he worked with a tower-construction company in which he was 300-400 feet in the air. Slaven...

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