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RISE Chat panelists talk body shaming, positivity

Carole Collins Ayanlaja (left), an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, comforts Mindy Houser (right), a Mattoon resident and business owner of Sharp Iron Athletics, as they discussed their experiences with sexual assault and the impacts it had on their body images. Houser said how her body looked and what she wore began to enter the dialogue for her and impacted decisions she made later.

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2020

Making Excellence Inclusive hosted the third RISE Chat of the academic year Monday, this time to discuss how body discrimination has affected the workplace and society. The event featured short videos touching on body shaming and body positivity, followed by a discussion led by Eastern faculty and com...

Charleston’s PFLAG here to support LGBTQ community

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

June 20, 2019

Charleston's PFLAG chapter, established in 2015, is a safe place for members of the LGBTQ community to go to for support, education and advocacy. Co-president Judy Looby said she and her husband became a part of PFLAG once their son came out to them in 2009. They decided to go to the closest PFLAG...

Miss Black EIU crowned

Senior Fudia Jalloh, a family and consumer sciences major was crowned Miss Black EIU Saturday evening.

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

February 27, 2017

The journey of a new queen unfolded as Fudia Jalloh, a senior family and consumer sciences major, was crowned Miss Black EIU 2017 Saturday night. Through the Miss Black EIU pageant, she received a scholarship for $1,500. Jalloh said she is shocked and excited to be Miss Black EIU 2017. “I’m...

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