The Daily Eastern News

BOT hears vitalization concerns, approves increase in housing, dining rates

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

January 27, 2017

The Board of Trustees heard vitalization project concerns and approved an increasing in housing and dining rates and the university’s search for external marketing services Friday. Jemmie Robertson, chair of the Faculty Senate, shared concerns he had heard had regarding the project, specifically...

BOT to vote on housing, dining increase

Staff Report

January 26, 2017

The Board of Trustees will vote on whether or not to increase housing and dining rates at their meeting 1 p.m. Friday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. According to the Board Report, a seven-meal dining plan would increase by $84, making it $4,317; a ten-meal dining...

New BOT member has relationship with Eastern

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

January 26, 2017

The Board of Trustees will have a new member this week with the appointment of P.J. Thompson, director of alumni relations at McKendree University. Thompson said he has been involved with Eastern in some way for most of his life, from being a graduate assistant to being an event coordinator for Alumni...

Eastern Board of Trustees meeting friday

Staff Report

November 17, 2016

The Eastern Board of Trustees will meet 1 p.m. Friday in the Grand Ballroom on the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union to discuss a new degree program in health communications and a graduation fee increase. According to the board's agenda, an undergraduate major in health communications will...

BOT approves search firm for vice president position

September 18, 2016

An external search firm to recruit a new vice president for academic affairs was approved Friday at the Board of Trustees meeting. The board also gave its full support for the vitalization project and listened to faculty requests regarding the project. The board approved the purchase of an external...

Board of Trustees to hear request to conduct external Provost search

Staff Report

September 15, 2016

The Board of Trustees will hear a request to approve an external search for a new vice president of academic affairs at their meeting Friday. This search comes after the announcement of Blair Lord, the current vice president of academic affair’s retirement after a faculty vote of no confidence. According...

BSWs receive new responsibilities amid lacking state budget

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

November 30, 2015

Staff members have had to take on more work this semester as a result of cuts in Civil Service areas. Shawn Peoples, the associate director of student standards, brought up some of the concerns Staff Senate had about the layoffs at the last Board of Trustees meeting. “One of the main things that...

Confidence/no confidence vote ends

Staff Report

November 9, 2015

Participation in the vote of confidence or no confidence in Blair Lord, the vice president for academic affairs, ended at 5 p.m. Monday. Those who voted were able to choose between two options, one being “I do not have confidence in the performance of Dr. Blair Lord as provost and vice president...

Faculty Senate to hear proposal

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

October 19, 2015

The Faculty Senate will appoint a member to the registrar advisory group and hear a proposal from Faculty Senator Grant Sterling at their meeting 2 p.m. Tuesday in 4440 Booth Library. Sterling, a philosophy professor, sent a resolution proposing faculty senate give the strongest possible encouragement...

BOT vice chair of 11 years dies Monday

BOT vice chair of 11 years dies Monday

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2015

Robert Webb, the vice chair of Eastern’s Board of Trustees, died at 1:32 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon. Webb, of Mattoon, was 87 years old. Arrangements are incomplete at Schilling Funeral Home in Mattoon. Webb served as the chair of the board twice...

Faculty Senate to vote possible no confidence referendum

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

October 5, 2015

A referendum for a potential no confidence vote will be the topic at the Faculty Senate meeting Tuesday. The vote is a potential vote of confidence or no confidence in the performance of Blair Lord, the vice president of academic affairs. Faculty Senate Chair Jemmie Robertson said the Senate would...

Faculty Senate plans to BOT meeting, CATS changes

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

September 28, 2015

Changes to the Center for Academic Technology Support media center will be a topic for the Faculty Senate meeting Tuesday. The meeting will be at 2 p.m. in 4440 Booth Library. Jemmie Robertson, the Faculty Senate chair, spoke at the Board of Trustees meeting Sept. 18, which will also be of topic...

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