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 academic year, about 250 students received the loan. In 2014-2015 about 350 students did. Amanda...

Potential students tour Eastern’s campus

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 them to Eastern. Eastern was the first college visit for Jozlyn Ramos, from Aurora. “I...

Glassman gives State of the University address

Glassman gives State of the University address

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

September 29, 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 to the Office of the President as opposed to Student Affairs. Glassman said the transition would...

Open House yields greater attendance

Open House yields greater attendance

Jarad Jarmon, Associate News Editor

November 12, 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 of Admissions, said 480 families registered for the Open House and he saw a significant amount o...

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 the local area, which he defines as an hour distance from campus. “We’ve been trying to be a...

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 up on Saturday, said Chris Dearth, the university admissions director. Dearth said about 100...

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 will be used to help with enrollment numbers. “At the graduate level, we are using online instruction...

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