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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

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 31, 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...

Little Women: the Broadway Musical at Doudna this weekend

‘Little Women: the Broadway Musical’ at Doudna this weekend

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter March 3, 2022

Eastern’s production of “Little Women: the Broadway Musical” premieres Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The show is taking place in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Theater....

A member of the Jazz Lab Band focuses on his music sheet while playing the trombone.

Jazz band performs Ray Charles, Duke Ellington music at Doudna

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter March 1, 2022

Strains of the music of Ray Charles and Duke Ellington could be heard leaking out of the Dvorak Concert Hall in Doudna Fine Arts Center on Tuesday night.  The occasion was the performance of Eastern’s...

Kate Pihlstrom, a junior 2D art major, makes a pendant for the Metals 1 class in Doudna Fine Arts Center Monday afternoon.

THROUGH THE LENS: Pendant creations

Ashanti Thomas, Photo Editor February 21, 2022

Ashley Spencer, a junior 3D studio art major, mixes glazes for textiles in Doudna Fine Arts Center’s sculpture studio.

THROUGH THE LENS: Works of art

Onyekachi Okoh, Photographer February 13, 2022

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