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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

University President David Glassman and BOT Chairperson Joyce Madigan converse following the BOT meeting on Jan. 21.

BOT approves the fiscal year of 2022 budget, athletic director 3-year employment extension

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor January 21, 2022

Eastern's Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve at $165 million budget for the fiscal year 2022 during Friday’s meeting. The FY22  budget includes revenues, expenditures and fund balances,...

BOT continues potential athletic program elimination discussion at retreat

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter June 24, 2017

Ongoing discussions regarding the elimination of athletic programs led to the topic being brought before the Board of Trustees at its annual retreat Saturday. At last year’s board retreat, trustees...

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Athletic director Tom Michael speaks briefly to the freshman and transfer students after the new student photo on Friday at OBrien Field.

Involvement stressed by new athletic director, Tom Michael

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor August 25, 2014

Eastern's new athletic director Tom Michael is fresh on the job after being hired on July 22, replacing Barbara Burke, and beginning his duties officially on Aug. 11. Michael, who was the Senior Associate...

Tom Michael was introduced as the new athletic director Tuesday in Lantz Arena.

Michael focuses on student-athlete experience

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief July 23, 2014

Emotion swelled up inside Tom Michael, forcing him to stop for a moment during his introductory speech Tuesday, as he formally accepted the position of Eastern's athletic director. Commenting on how...

Michael selected as new athletic director

Michael selected as new athletic director

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief July 14, 2014

Tom Michael will be taking over as the athletic director for Eastern, after a search that began in April. Michael, who is currently the senior associate athletic director at the University of Illinois,...

Michael wants to build on athletic program base

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief July 8, 2014

With roots firmly planted in central Illinois, Thomas Michael, the second of three candidates for athletic director, hopes to continue the legacy already started at Eastern. Michael, who is the senior...

Hartzell believes basketball success vital to raise athletic program

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief July 8, 2014

Rick Hartzell, one of three candidates for athletic director, came to Eastern's campus Monday with ideas on how to improve on the program, citing men's basketball as a point for success. Drawing on...

3 finalists selected for athletic director

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor July 1, 2014

Eastern announced three finalists for its vacant athletic director position Monday morning, as the selected applicants will have an on-campus interview July 7 through 9. Following Barbara Burke’s...

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