The Daily Eastern News

BSWs sanitize Eastern’s campus in wake of COVID-19

Corryn Brock, News Editor

April 1, 2020

As the Eastern community returns to campus, building service workers are maintaining cleanliness on university grounds. Several changes have been made around campus as a result of COVID-19, from a structured dining center experience to designated shower stalls and sinks to individuals being asked...

Eastern’s residence halls see upgrades

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter

July 19, 2019

In addition to regularly scheduled summer maintenance, several of Eastern's residence halls have received improvements since the end of the spring semester in May. Mark Hudson, director of University Housing and Dining Services, said several residence halls are receiving new mattresses and upgraded...

BSWs share about their jobs

Nathan Cortez, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2018

Building Service Workers at Eastern help students and faculty by cleaning the residence halls and lecture halls daily and emptying trash cans weekly all throughout campus. Juanita Jenkins, BSW secretary of Lawson Hall, said cleaning has been the most important part of the job. She said she has had a big ...

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...

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