The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

A debate of the debate of history

A debate of the debate of history

Jacob Hamm, Reporter December 7, 2023

Roughly a dozen members of the community and faculty gathered for a presentation about the history of controversy in history and civics education on Wednesday. The presentation was given by History Professor...

Wes Davis demonstrates one of the many machines in the Lovells Shoe Repair workshop during a tour Thursday morning.

Lovells sews communities together for 43 years of service

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor April 14, 2022

Lovells Shoe Repair is a small shoe repair store near Charleston Square that has been mending broken soles, sewing bags and more for the past 43 years since 1979.  When entrepreneur Sara Lovell started...

Author and army veteran Jennifer Hobbs speaks at her book lecture at Carnegie Public Library Wednesday morning. During the lecture Hobbs talks about the struggles she has overcome alongside her husband who was also a combat veteran in the same unit.

Army veteran, author visits Charleston library

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter March 23, 2022

Jennifer Hobbs, author of “CALMED: Growth after Trauma,” was Eastern’s Academy of Lifelong Learning’s most recent guest, presenting her story at the Charleston library Wednesday afternoon.   The...

Book signing at Charleston library Sunday

Book signing at Charleston library Sunday

Luke Taylor, News Editor November 4, 2021

The Past-Forward Memoir Writers, a community-based writing group, have released their third book, “For the Record,” and will be reading segments and signing copies Sunday afternoon in the Charleston...

Presentation teaches about Sarah Lincolns life, legacy

Presentation teaches about Sarah Lincoln’s life, legacy

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter November 3, 2021

The Sarah Lincoln: A Grateful Nation event taught attendees about Sarah Lincoln's life Tuesday afternoon. The event was virtually hosted by Eastern’s Academy of Lifelong Learning. Marita Metzke,...

Henry Cervantes, program manager at The Peace Exchange, gives a presentation on nonviolence and social change at the Charleston Carnegie Library, Friday afternoon.

Speaker teaches about nonviolent protests, social change

Morgan Bledsoe, Contributing Writer October 24, 2021

The program manager for The Peace Exchange, Henry Cervantes, spoke about nonviolent action and how it relates to social change Friday afternoon in the Charleston Carnegie Public Library. The presentation,...

Amanda Feder, host, and Marita Metzke, guest, of the Older, Wiser, and Smarter discussion, talk about spirituality and religion and how it connects with sexuality.

Older, Wiser and Smarter discuss sexuality, religion

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter October 13, 2021

The discussion series titled Older, Wiser and Smarter had its first discussion Wednesday afternoon, where participants discussed their attitudes, beliefs and values regarding sexuality. The series is...

Sheila Greuel (right), a geriatric services manager, listens as Michelle Matteson, a hospice manager and death doula worker, as she discusses what death doulas do and her own experiences as a death doula during “Death Doulas: End of Life Role” at Blair Hall Thursday morning. Matteson said death doulas help fill in for hospice workers since hospice may not have time for too many questions. Death doulas also help support the family and patient emotionally.

Presentation explains role, purpose of death doulas

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter November 22, 2019

When Michelle Matteson first began researching death doulas, or end-of-life doulas, it was because her mother shared her own experience of being a child aware of and present around the death of a neighbor. Matteson’s...

Registration for ‘Death Doulas’ event to wrap up on Wednesday; 4 seats left

Allison Little, Staff Reporter November 19, 2019

The signup for the Academy of Lifelong Learning event “Death Doulas: End of Life Role” will end Wednesday. There are currently four seats left, and those interested in attending should contact the...

Charleston to celebrate International Yoga Day with community session

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter June 20, 2019

A free community yoga session will take place in celebration of International Yoga Day at the pavilion of Kiwanis Park on Friday. The Eastern Academy of Lifelong Learning has partnered with local yoga...

Drones presentation flies into Eastern

Mercury Bowen, Staff Reporter October 9, 2018

Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAVs), more commonly known as drones, were the topic of a presentation given by professor Gabriel Grant Tuesday afternoon. Grant said he thought the presentation was important...

Academy of Lifelong Learning holding non-credit classes this school year

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor August 27, 2018

The Academy of Lifelong Learning is a department in the School of Extended Learning which hosts different non-credit classes throughout the school year and summer. The classes, according to the academy’s...

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