The Daily Eastern News

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 Assets LLC, are the first guest speakers and will give their presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday in t...

Professor, alumnus remember performance with Aretha Franklin

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

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

August 20, 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 21 years ago when five students and two professors performed on stage with Aretha Franklin in front...

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 of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Participants will talk with alumni to introduce...

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 than that? Could it even be soon, a day this week, stepping in to look around at the empty chairs, ...

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 Eldridge, freshman theatre arts major, said the group is an improvisation comedy group, and...

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 departments within the College of Arts and Humanities lined the Doudna Fine Arts Center lobby...

Alumna coordinates graduation ceremonies

Lynnsey Veach, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2017

On Saturday, May 6, students will share their accomplishments with loved ones as they make their way across the stage in Lantz Area to graduate. With only twelve days left in the semester and Graduation Day quickly approaching, one woman organizes the ceremony to make the milestone come off without...

EIU Foundation honors three alumni

Randall and Brenda Wright talk with Eastern President David Glassman follwing the presentation of the 2107 Burnham and Nancy Neal Outstanding Philanthropost Awards at the Doudna Fine Arts Center Friday. Randall Wright, a Charleston native, said in addition to all of his relatives who attended Eastern, about half of them had also worked at the university. His mother worked in the former housekeeping department and his father oversaw the university post office, he said. “Eastern means a lot to our family overall… in terms of providing education to move us forward and as way to provide for families on a daily basis,” Wright said.

Jason Hardimon, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2017

The EIU Foundation celebrated scholarship and exceptional generosity Friday as Eastern continues to weather the Illinois budget impasse. One-hundred and fifteen donors and 30 students were in attendance as the foundation honored Steve Gosselin, who earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern in 1979...

Alumnus’ memory lives on

Zane Shelton, left, Jan Shelton, second from left, Annie Aschenbrenner, second from right and Mike Shelton, right pose for a photo Wednesday afternoon in the cafe located in Klehm Hall. The group is sitting on one of the new tables donated by Mike Shelton in memory of his wife Linda Shelton.

January 11, 2017

A gathering honoring Linda Shelton, an alumnus and supporter of the hospitality industry, revealed new furniture for the Klehm Hall faculty and staff cafe Wednesday afternoon. The furniture was donated by Mike Shelton in memory of his wife Linda. ...

Panthers can show school pride through “Giving Tuesday”

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2016

  Eastern will join thousands of organizations that participate in the global philanthropy campaign #GivingTuesday by encouraging Alumni to donate money as well as promote students, faculty and staff members’ experiences on social media platforms. Josh Reinhart, director of the annual fund,...

20 years later, Eastern friendship still going strong

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

October 23, 2016

  As the minutes tick away and tomorrow becomes yesterday, all the jokes adults make about “the glory days,” or times spent partying with friends and being young slowly become reality during Homecoming. It can be easy to forget just how fast time flies and even easier to neglect the...

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