The Daily Eastern News

Minimum wage hike will not affect Eastern employees’ statuses, says President Glassman

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

December 9, 2019

Eastern employees, students or not, will not be laid off after the minimum wage hike starting Jan. 1, which mandates all employers in the state of Illinois to pay employees $9.25 an hour instead of $8.25. Eastern President David Glassman said there are about 1,400 student employees at Eastern with ...

CUPB to hear administration, textbook reports

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

December 6, 2019

The Council on University Planning and Budget will hear reports Friday from Textbook Rental and from the administrative and subcommittees during its meeting in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Cathy Engelkes, the deputy director of the University Union and Textbook Rental, will speak on beha...

Marketing budget aims to brand Eastern

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

November 4, 2019

*Editor’s Note: This is the first of two stories following up on CUPB’s Nov. 1 meeting. This story details Josh Norman’s presentation on the university’s strategic enrollment planning and marketing budget allocations. The next story will detail Paul McCann’s presentation on FY20/21 budgets....

CUPB to hear enrollment, marketing updates

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

October 31, 2019

Josh Norman, the associate vice president for enrollment management, will highlight Eastern’s marketing plan during the Council on University Planning and Budget meeting Friday. The meeting will be at 2 p.m. in Room 4440 at Booth Library. Norman said he will provide an overview of enrollment m...

Faculty Senate to hear 4 university updates

Staff Report

October 28, 2019

The Faculty Senate will hear four items of business during Tuesday. The items include an update on the School of the Arts, an update on testing accommodations,  a report on the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Council on Planning and Budget as well as the Provost Report. Committee reports...

McCann gives FY19 budget update

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

October 6, 2019

The Council on University Planning and Budget received a fiscal year 2019 budget update during its Friday meeting. Paul McCann, the interim vice president for business affairs, said for disclosure purposes, the university is still in the process of an audit for FY19. He said things are not finalized ...

CUPB to hear budget up, bylaw change

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

October 3, 2019

The Council on University Planning and Budget will hear a budget update and discuss a proposed bylaw change at its 2 p.m. meeting Friday. The meeting will be in the Arcola/Tuscola Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. It is the second meeting of the semester. Paul McCann, the interim vic...

Glassman talks capital development needs request, Springfield

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2019

Eastern requested $145 million in capital development needs and emergency capital needs from Springfield on Feb. 28. Eastern President David Glassman said he and Paul McCann, the interim vice president of business affairs, were asked to testify in Springfield and discuss the university's capital dev...

CUPB to hear report on student government, life

Staff Report

December 6, 2018

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

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

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

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...

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