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

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 1978 EIU Championship Football Team members forced to pay for a ticket to the Homecoming game

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 1978 EIU Championship Football Team members forced to pay for a ticket to the Homecoming game

Jason Buckhold October 25, 2021

On Saturday night, my old college roommates and I met with a group of older alumni while attending some after homecoming activities in Charleston. What stood out to us was that several of these older...

Homecoming Queen Jacqueline Williams, a senior kinesiology major,  is honored by the crowd at Homecoming Coronation. Coronation was held Monday night in the MLK Union Grand Ballroom. Williams said when it was announced that she won, she couldn’t believe she had won and that she stood there shocked for a moment.

Homecoming events for the weekend

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 21, 2021

Homecoming weekend has arrived, and Friday and Saturday will see events like the parade take place. This Friday will see the weekly Selfie Fridays Photo Contest continue, where participants can post...

EDITORIAL: Welcome back Alumni

EDITORIAL: Welcome back Alumni

Editorial Board October 21, 2021

We at The Daily Eastern News welcome the alumni visiting Eastern campus this homecoming week! The class of 1970 and 1971 will be specifically celebrated in their 50th class reunion at Eastern Illinois...

The legendary Burl Ives, perhaps Easterns most famous alumnus, tells a crowd at the Art Studio, which bares his name, that hes happy returning to his Central Illinois roots. Photo published in The Daily Eastern News April 30, 1990 issue.

The person behind Burl Ives Studio Hall

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter October 4, 2021

Since 1990, Eastern’s arts department has had Burl Ives Studio Hall as a place for students who are planning on completing their Master of Arts.   With its 18 individual studio spaces and critique...

Some of Easterns wealthiest alumni

Some of Eastern’s wealthiest alumni

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 3, 2021

Editor's Note: This is a reflection of available information is not meant to represent the entirety of Eastern alumni. Some alumni may not be included based on the information available on their net worth. Eastern...

DEN alumni remember 9/11 coverage

DEN alumni remember 9/11 coverage

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter September 9, 2021

Saturday is the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that shocked the country in 2001, and Daily Eastern News alum Bill Ruthhart was one of the college journalists who was involved with news coverage...

Entrepreneurship Week to feature alumni guest speakers

Katelyn Eddington, Staff Reporter November 6, 2018

Two alumni guest speakers will give presentations as part of Entrepreneurship Week, which starts Wednesday and goes through Nov. 14. Mike McKenna, an Eastern alum, and Diamond McKenna, who owns Diamond...

Brian Shaw an Eastern alumnus, poses with Aretha Franklin after a concert during the 1997 Family Weekend.

Professor, alumnus remember performance with Aretha Franklin

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief August 19, 2018

As the world mourns the loss of the Queen of Soul, some of Eastern’s own take time to rekindle an old memory of when their lives crossed paths with Aretha Franklin. It was Parents Weekend 1997, about...

Career Services offers students chance to ‘speed network’ with alumni

Staff Report January 29, 2018

Students can learn about potential job opportunities and meet new people at Speed Networking, hosted by Career Services. Speed Networking is set for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the 7th Street Underground...

Don’t force memories, enjoy final moments on campus

Shelby Niehaus, Columnist December 10, 2017

Sometimes I think about when my last day visiting The Daily Eastern News newsroom will be. Will it be twenty years in the future, visiting during an alumni event? Or will I find my way back even later...

Hello Dali! alumni to join current members in show

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter October 19, 2017

A show featuring alumni members of the improvisation group Hello Dali! will join current student members by performing in the show 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday in The Globe in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Grace...

Arts and Humanities students explore career fair

Travis Moody, Staff Reporter October 9, 2017

Students from the College of Arts and Humanities got the chance to talk to Eastern alumni about career opportunities for their major at the career fair Monday. Eastern faculty and alumni from many different...

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