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Commission evaluates Eastern for accreditation

Commission evaluates Eastern for accreditation

Stephanie Markham and Debby Hernandez

October 21, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

Eastern is being evaluated this year for reaccreditation, a process that takes place every 10 years to determine whether or not the university is an effective institution. As part of this process, the Higher Learning Commission, which is part of the North Central Association, has been on campus throughout t...

Whitlow rushes toward weekly award

Whitlow rushes toward weekly award

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

October 20, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Another week, another award for Eastern quarterback Jalen Whitlow. For the fourth time this season, the junior signal caller has been named Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week, following his five-touchdown performance in the Panthers’ 52-13 win over Southeast Missouri on Saturday. Not...

EIU Dancers explore their inner ‘Queen Bey’

EIU Dancers explore their inner ‘Queen Bey’

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

October 20, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

A total of 20 EIU Dancers will perform to a mixture of Beyoncé songs during Homecoming’s “Yell like Hell,” in McAfee Gymnasium Friday evening. Ahkeem Lang, a senior philosophy major, said the organization will dance to a mash-up of Beyoncé’s hits during the night. Originally, the members...

Homecoming Court winners announced

Homecoming Court winners announced

Debby Hernandez, Administration Editor

October 20, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

The night began with excited and anticipated faces as Greek and non-Greek members cheered through roll calls and nominee names, as they eagerly waited for their Homecoming court winners to be announced in the McAfee Gym Monday. Dressed in long gleaming gowns of bright vivid colors, translucent lace,...

Lee, Saalfrank lead Eastern volleyball in weekend split

Lee, Saalfrank lead Eastern volleyball in weekend split

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Three straight wins have been hard to come by for the Eastern volleyball team this season. The Panthers have won three straight once during the first month of the season, but haven’t been able to accomplish that same feat recently. That now includes Saturday’s match when the Panthers lost to South...

Eastern back in title picture after 52-13 win

Eastern back in title picture after 52-13 win

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

October 19, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

One week can change a perspective quickly. The Eastern football team entered Saturday’s game at Southeast Missouri needing a win to stay in contention for the Ohio Valley Conference title. It did exactly that, dominating both sides of the ball, as Jalen Whitlow rushed for three touchdowns, passed fo...

Preliminary hearing set for hit-and-run suspect

Preliminary hearing set for hit-and-run suspect

Stephanie Markham, News Editor

October 19, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

Hit-and-run suspect Jose Garcia-Cardiel will have a preliminary hearing at 1 p.m. Monday in Courtroom 1 in the Coles County Courthouse. His arraignment was on Oct. 6. Garcia-Cardiel, 45, of Charleston, was arrested on Sept. 26 and charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death o...

Eastern beats SEMO 52-13

Eastern beats SEMO 52-13

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

October 18, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After closing in on the Eastern football team, with a six-yard touchdown pass, Southeast Missouri allowed 38 unanswered points, as the Panthers won 52-13 in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Eastern improved to 2-1 in the Ohio Valley Conference, while the Redhawks dropped their second league game in a row and fell...

Panthers to face top talent this weekend

Panthers to face top talent this weekend

Dominic Renzetti, Assistant Sports Editor

October 16, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Eastern women’s soccer team is set for its final two home matches of the season this weekend, hosting Murray State at 3 p.m. Friday and Tennessee-Martin at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Racers enter in a similar situation that the Panthers found themselves in last season. Coming into 2014, Murray State ...

Slam poets address social issues

Nick Ruffolo, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

Performers at Wednesday night’s poetry slam used the medium as an opportunity to teach listeners about racial issues and civic awareness. The event at 7th Street Underground featured five performers in all, reading either original poetry or works written by a favorite poet. Shamerea Richards, a corporate communica...

Eastern prepares for Bright Lights, Blue City

Eastern prepares for Bright Lights, Blue City

Samantha Middendorf, Entertainment Editor

October 16, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

Homecoming 2014 will feature a wide variety of events for students and alumni of all ages when “Bright Lights, Blue City” takes over Charleston to get Eastern in the panther spirit. Events for Homecoming begin Monday with a kick-off Homecoming Coronation. Lori Knoechel, University Board homeco...

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