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

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Perkins Loan program expired

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor October 14, 2015

The Federal Perkins Loan program, which was the oldest federal student loan program, ended on Sept. 30. The Perkins Loan was a low interest federal loan for students with exceptional financial need. This...

Jordan Landeck, a senior commuications major, informs a tour group of facts pertaining to the Doudna Fine Ats Center in the South Quad on Monday. She and Will Giroux (left), a sophomore health studies major, led campus tours during the open house.

Potential students tour Eastern’s campus

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor October 12, 2015

Nearly 900 prospective students and their families got to know Eastern a little better at the Open House Monday. Tour guides could be seen all over campus, guiding people where they needed to go introducing...

Glassman gives State of the University address

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor September 28, 2015

Eastern President David Glassman said he expects the university enrollment to grow and stabilize by 2017 during his State of the University Address on Monday. Glassman also said athletics would report...

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Brendan Atwood, a prospective Eastern student, and his mom, Jamee Atwood, buy merchandise Monday during Open House at the Martin Luther King Jr. Union Bookstore. Jamee, a 91 Eastern alumna in the education department, talked about the differences on campus since her time at Eastern. Some of those changes included the Triad Dining Center being made into the Gregg Technology Center and the removal of the McDonalds in the Food Court in the Martin Luther King Jr. Univeristy Union.

Open House yields greater attendance

Jarad Jarmon, Associate News Editor November 11, 2014

Eastern saw the attendance for Tuesday’s Open House increase both with registered and non-registered students despite the below-average temperatures and the on and off rain. Chris Dearth, the director...

Eastern reaches out to area high schools

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-chief November 10, 2014

In an effort to bring more awareness to Eastern, the university will engage local high schools. Chris Dearth, the director of admissions, said there was a need to re-establish some relationships in...

Storms yield smaller open house turnout

Stephanie Markham, News Editor October 13, 2014

For Eastern’s first open house of the school year Monday, 456 prospective students visited campus for tours and information. Additional students visited over the weekend, with at least 50 having showed...

Administration to implement enrollment strategies

Debby Hernandez, Administration Editor September 15, 2014

Eastern administrators are looking into initiatives to help increase university enrollment numbers for next fall. Among several ideas to increase enrollment, President Bill Perry said program growth...

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