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CUPB to hear report on student government, life

Staff Report

December 6, 2018


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The Council on University Planning and Budget will hear a report from the director of the office of student life at 2 p.m. Friday. The meeting will be in the Arcola-Tuscola Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Ceci Brinker, the director of the office of student life, will present...

Glassman tells CUPB about latest testimony to state senate higher education committee

Brooke Schwartz, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2018


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The Council on University Planning and Budgeting met on Friday to discuss newly added majors and Eastern President David Glassman’s most recent testimony to the state senate appropriations higher education committee. The Council on Academic Affairs approved many new programs, provost Jay Gatrell...

Eastern has received some money from FY17, FY18 appropriations, still waiting on rest of the money

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

January 15, 2018


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Though the university has not received all the money appropriated to it by the state of Illinois for FY17 and FY18, it is still getting it at a somewhat faster pace than originally thought. “We are a bit ahead from an appropriations standpoint than where I projected we would be,” said Paul McCann, the ...

More discussion, no action on athletics taken at CUPB

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2017


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Members of the Council on University Planning and Budgeting reported their constituencies’ thoughts on the potential elimination of some sports at Friday’s CUPB meeting. The CUPB did not take any action or votes on what to do about athletics during the meeting. Many constituencies expressed concerns...

Technology services, support reviewed by CUPB

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2017


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Personnel from Information Technology Services and the Center for Academic Technology Support updated the Council on University Planning and Budgeting on how they are planning on moving forward in coming years. Josh Awalt, interim assistant vice president for ITS, said there was a decrease in the 2016/...

Talks about cutting, keeping sports shared at CUPB meeting

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

November 5, 2017


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The administration is still talking about the benefits and liabilities that could come from altering, or even eliminating, some sports teams, Eastern President David Glassman told the Council on University Planning and Budgeting at its Friday meeting. “If we keep the status quo, that is we keep...

Housing and Dining gives budget overview to CUPB

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

November 5, 2017


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Mark Hudson, director of Housing and Dining, gave a rundown of the department’s financial situation to the Council on University Planning and Budgeting at its Friday meeting. Because there are less residents this year, Housing and Dining is getting $3.5 million less than it did a year ago. Hudson...

Health Service consolidations, cost-savings heard at CUPB

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

October 8, 2017


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The Health Service, Counseling Center and Student Insurance have been consolidated as of Aug. 1. Eric Davidson, interim director of Health Service, detailed this change and cost-saving measures the departments are taking during a report at a meeting of the Council on University Planning and Budgeting...

CUPB discusses potential athletics budget deficit

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

April 10, 2017


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A possible athletics deficit and steps the department is taking to fix it were brought up at a meeting of the Council on University Planning and Budgeting Friday. As of March 31, when the budget report for athletics came out, the ending fund balance showed a deficit of $838,440. There are currently...

CUPB analyzes economic impact study

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2017


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  A packet filled with statistical data addressing Eastern’s economic impact and a mobile platform proposal were presented during a meeting of the Council of University Planning and Budgeting Friday. Paul McCann, interim vice president for business affairs, said an outside consulting firm...

CUPB hears MLK jr. University Union cost-savings plan

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

February 12, 2017


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The Council on University Planning and Budget heard about the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union’s budget and cost-savings plans at its meeting Friday. Cathy Engelkes, deputy director of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, said over the last couple of years union personnel have been...

CUPB discusses enrollment, budget concerns

AJ Fournier, City Reporter

September 11, 2016


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The Council on University Planning and Budgeting discussed concerns about enrollment and Eastern’s future at its first meeting Friday. Eastern President David Glassman said enrollment was reduced by about 1,000 students this semester, but it could have been worse. Glassman said the plan now is...

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