The Daily Eastern News

BSU talks mental health, lists resources at forum

Bre Celestin, Cultural and Campus Reporter

October 23, 2019

The Black Student Union continued its week by hosting a mental health awareness forum in the Lumpkin Auditorium Tuesday night. BSU President Jay Caver and other executive board members presented a slide show explaining the meaning of mental health and how it affects people. Yolanda Williams, academic...

Students sing, dance, recite poems at open mic night

Bre Celestin, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2019

Eastern's Black Student Union kicked off its BSU week by hosting an open mic night in Seventh Street Underground of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Monday night. Eastern students came to present their songs, dances and recite poems. Trinity Hudson, a junior majoring in psychology...

BSU to host bowling, ice cream social on Tuesday night

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

August 26, 2019

The Black Student Union will host a bowling and ice cream social on Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the EIU Lanes in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Jay Caver, a senior corporate communications major, heads the BSU. Caver has been actively involved with the student organization for...

Black Student Union talks about unity, leadership

Samuel Nusbaum, Contributing Writer

August 29, 2017

Topics such as Black unity, getting involved on campus and leadership were all topics of discussions at a Black Student Union panel called Real Talk with BSU. The panel was made up of Yolanda Williams, an academic adviser for the Gateway program, Mona Davenport, director of Minority Affairs, Maggie...

Essence of a man seeks quality after postponement

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

November 30, 2015

After 13 years of a pageant dedicated to showcasing the talents of males around campus, Essence of a Man has been rescheduled to the Spring Semester for revamping. The pageant is now set to happen April 2, 2016 in hopes of making it a bigger event. The Black Student Union usually puts on the ...

Forum presents solutions to racial tensions

Torri Griffith, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2015

To bring awareness to race culture and issues involving minorities, several organizations banded together to discuss issues and potentially come up with solutions. The National Pan-Hellenic Council, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, The Black Student Union, Student ...

Black Student Reunion returns to campus

Torri Griffith, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2015

To raise money for scholarships and to assist the minority students on campus, Eastern’s Black Student Reunion will return to campus. Black Student Reunion will be at several different locations on Friday, Nov. 6th through Sunday, Nov. 8th. The Black Student Reunion’s theme is named after a...

Lock-in to help students relax, socialize

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

October 19, 2015

Students looking to wind down during the excitement of Homecoming week can do so at Black Student Union’s Homecoming Lock-In. BSU is having their night of games, movie and music at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Cultural Center, which is on 600 E. Lincoln Ave. This lock-in was implemented by the organization...

BSU to host date night

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

September 4, 2014

In order to raise money for Essence of A Man 2014, Black Student Union will be hosting its annual Date Auction at 6 p.m. Friday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The winner of Essence of a Man will run for homecoming king. Currently, the BSU has raised $2,500...

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