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Open house showcases Eastern to prospective students

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor

October 14, 2019

Potential future panthers learned about what Eastern offers at the open house Monday. Students began checking in at 8 a.m. in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Mya Roberts, sophomore history education major, and Shannon Rahn, sophomore psychology major, worked together at the check-in table providing stu...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Admissions scandal sentencing reveals privilege

Staff Editorial

September 16, 2019

There is problem involving social class status in this country. The issue at hand is how people are being treated unjustly based on their social standing.  Felicity Huffman paid a $15,000 bribe so her daughter would get accepted into college.  She received her 14-day prison sentence Friday after ple...

CAA approves 21 nursing program items

CAA approves 21 nursing program items

Emilie Bowman, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2019

The Council on Academic Affairs approved 21 nursing program related items and the proposal to take a student’s weighted GPA into account during the admission process during its Thursday meeting. Changing the GPA requirements for newly admitted students allows them to have a better opportunity at ...

CAA talks changes to admissions grade scale

Emilie Bowman, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2019

The Council on Academic Affairs heard a late addition to its discussion items proposing a change in the admission policy. The CAA is hoping to officially act upon the proposal at its next weekly meeting. Richard England, dean of Pine Honors College, and Josh Norman, Associate Vice President for...

Eastern offers in-state tuition to displaced students

Staff Report

August 31, 2017

University personnel are working on ways to help students displaced by Hurricane Harvey enroll at Eastern. Students whose education has been disrupted because of the storm will be given in-state tuition rates and can have all application and late fees waived, Eastern President David Glassman announc...

Athletics on agenda for Saturday’s BOT retreat

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter

June 23, 2017

A topic of discussion slated for the Board of Trustees’ retreat Saturday at Charleston Country Club will be intercollegiate athletics, following a discussion at an April executive committee meeting about possibly eliminating some sports teams. Though the idea of deleting four athletic programs was talked ab...

CAA approves proposed changes to Admissions

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

April 7, 2017

The Council on Academic Affairs voted to approve several changes in Eastern’s admissions requirements at its meeting Wednesday afternoon. The proposal will make the requirements for general admissions a minimum of an 18 ACT score with a 2.5 GPA. Previously, students needed an unweighted GPA of...

Faculty Senate discusses nontraditional admission cycles

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

April 4, 2017

The Faculty Senate heard about the effects an unconventional admissions cycle has had on recruitment at its meeting Tuesday. Admissions Director Kelly Miller told the senate that Admissions is in the process of filling some positions. “This gives us an opportunity to look at territory, be more...

CUPB talks lobbying, marketing efforts

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2017

  Members of the Council on University Planning and Budget focused on lobbying efforts, initiatives to increase enrollment and methods to increase revenue during a meeting Friday afternoon. Eastern President David Glassman shared his experience lobbying in Springfield last week and talked...

Enrollment management revises preliminary draft of recommendations

Abbey Whittington, Associate News Editor

October 31, 2016

  Workgroup No. 3, focused on enrollment management, revised a preliminary draft of its recommendations at their meeting Monday, which will be sent to Eastern President David Glassman, vice presidents and unit leaders Tuesday. Each member looked at the draft beforehand and made edits to the...

Open House yields greater attendance

Open House yields greater attendance

Jarad Jarmon, Associate News Editor

November 12, 2014

Eastern saw the attendance for Tuesday’s Open House increase both with registered and non-registered students despite the below-average temperatures and the on and off rain. Chris Dearth, the director of Admissions, said 480 families registered for the Open House and he saw a significant amount o...

Eastern reaches out to area high schools

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-chief

November 10, 2014

In an effort to bring more awareness to Eastern, the university will engage local high schools. Chris Dearth, the director of admissions, said there was a need to re-establish some relationships in the local area, which he defines as an hour distance from campus. “We’ve been trying to be a...

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