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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

Douglas Taurel opens his one-man production called The American Soldier by calling the audiences attention by simulating the military in The Black Box Thursday evening in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Through his show, Taurel unveils struggles that soldiers and veterans face when returning to society after battle.

‘The American Soldier’: One man cast shows struggles of war, veterans

Drew Coffey, Campus Reporter November 4, 2022

“The American Soldier”, a one-man production that shows the struggles of war and the bravery of veterans, was performed at the Doudna Fine Arts Center on Thursday night.  The play was performed...

Grant open for local art projects

Grant open for local art projects

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Feature Junior Editor September 12, 2022

The Doudna Fine Arts Center announced the Ruth and Vaughn Jaenike Grant Application is now open until Sept. 30. Vaughn Jaenike, the former dean for the College of Fine Arts and Humanities, has opened...

Members of the Hello Dali improv comedy show end the Up All Night performance with a piece where the contestant has to guess what person or object the other three members are by asking them a series of questions.

Songs, skits, plays made within 24 hours at Doudna Saturday

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Campus Reporter September 11, 2022

The annual Up All Night Performance Festival returned to Eastern, showcasing a variety of student performances prepared within 24 hours on Saturday night.   All was quiet in the Doudna Fine Arts Center,...

Aja Black, vocalist and emcee for The Reminders belts in the third song called “Dust and Bones” in the Dvorak Concert Hall Thursday. The Reminders performed on March 10, during the 2022 Premier Season for Doudna.

Doudna introduces loyalty point program, more

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief June 9, 2022

The Doudna Fine Arts Center launched a new rewards system and a student-exclusive offer for the upcoming Premier Event season.  The Doudna Loyalty Points system allows audience members to earn points...

Jim Johnson sits in a Hollywood-style directors chair that says sculpture is my life. Johnson spent over 40 years of his life devoted to the art of sculpture.

Former Eastern dean will be remembered for ‘disarming’ personality

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief May 30, 2022

Jim Johnson, a former Eastern dean and artist, who oversaw the construction of the Doudna Fine Arts Center, died May 7 at home after a long illness. He died at 80 years old. Blowing glass, casting...

Trumpeter Luke Noble, a senior music performance major, performs in the 62nd Jazz Festival, featuring Bob Sheppard in The Dounda Fine Arts Center in the Dvorak Concert Hall on Feb. 5. Noble, alongside the other jazz ensemble performers played with Sheppard, an American jazz saxophonist, who was the guest of the festival.

Doudna announces 2022-23 premier events

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Campus Reporter April 22, 2022

With the 2021-2022 school year coming to a close, Doudna Fine Arts Center released their program list for the 2022-2023 school year to start off Spring Fest at noon.  Starting the school year off strong,...

This week is 2022 Greek Week, more at Eastern

This week is 2022 Greek Week, more at Eastern

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor April 18, 2022

At Eastern this week, Greek Week 2022 kicks off, on Friday Doudna's Spring Fest will announce the 2022-2023 premier events and the Board of Trustees will discuss Douglas Hall's renaming.    Greek...

Las Cafeteras members, from left, drummer Jose Guadalupe Cruz Cano, vocalist Denise Carlos, vocalist Hector Paul Flores, keys player Jesus Gonzalez Ramirez and base player Moisès Baqueiro take bows after an encore of their performance in the Dvorak Concert Hall Thursday night.

Las Cafeteras visits Eastern with cultural music

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter April 8, 2022

Las Cafeteras, an energetic live band from Los Angeles, took the stage in the Dvorak Concert Hall on Thursday night for the last Doudna premier event of the 2021-22 school year.   The six-piece band...

The Inclusive Excellence in Higher Education panel members featuring , from left, Executive Director of the Illinois Higher Education Board Ginger Ostro, the President of the University of Maryland at College Park Darryll Pines and Eastern University President David Glassman at Doudna Fine Arts Center Wednesday night.

IBHE director, University of Maryland president talk on diversity in higher ed

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor April 6, 2022

Executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education shared plans to help diversify and promote inclusivity on campuses throughout Illinois on Wednesday night at Doudna Fine Arts Center. Guests...

Aja Black, vocalist and emcee for The Reminders sings the final song in the performance “Coming Home” in the Dvorak Concert Hall Thursday.

The Reminders set stage at Doudna

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter March 10, 2022

The Reminders took the stage in the Dvorak Concert Hall on Thursday night to perform positive, genreless music that pulls from hip-hop and music from around the world.   The group consists of married...

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