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Students display work at art sale

Valentina Vargas, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2018

The Department of Art and Design held a Holiday Art sale over the weekend at the main concourse in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Students, faculty of Eastern and residents of Charleston stopped by the sale all throughout the weekend while they were attending other holiday events like the Holiday Concert...

Sean Says: An open letter to the DEN, thanks for all the memories

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

April 26, 2018

Sunday is my last night at The Daily Eastern News. When I was applying for an internship after my freshman year of college, I remember looking up to my editor at the time, Aldo Soto, and writing in my cover letter that I wanted to be the Sports Editor of the DEN by my senior year. I was able to ...

Special Olympics to feature range of sports, ages

Gina Furlin, Contributing Writer

April 26, 2017

Eastern will host its 39th Special Olympics from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday at O’Brien Stadium. This year, there will be approximately 700 Eastern volunteers, along with 60 key volunteers made up of faculty and other Charleston residents. Vanessa Duncan, Area 9 Director, has run this event...

Eastern placed under review for potential credit downgrade

Staff Report

April 20, 2017

  Eastern was recently placed on a list of Illinois state universities that Moody’s Investors Service has placed under review for a potential credit downgrade. A credit downgrade could result in the universities paying hundreds of thousands of dollars more than they are already paying per...

Historical administration MA to be suspended

Bailey Taylor, Contributing Writer

April 13, 2017

  The historical administration master’s program at Eastern will not be admitting new students, because after this year there will be no faculty due to the Illinois budget impasse. In the last two years, two of the faculty members decided to retire in the summer of 2018. Two other faculty...

Initiative brings programs to first-generation students

Raquel Logan, Contributing Writer

April 12, 2017

  Students who are the first in their families to go to college can sometimes face different challenges than other students. Danielle Gawlik, a senior first-generation college student, said she was a little intimidated about university life because she did not initially know what to expect. “I...

Sigma Sigma Sigma, Alpha Sigma Tau and Delta Zeta win second Tugs round

Sigma Sigma Sigma, Alpha Sigma Tau and Delta Zeta win second Tugs round

Shadezja Garrett, Contributing Writer

April 6, 2017

Not even the heavy downpour of rain could dull competitor’s spirits at Tugs Wednesday afternoon. Sororities Sigma Sigma Sigma, Alpha Sigma Tau and Delta Zeta won their rounds and will move on to the final day of Tugs on Friday. Mark Galvan, a senior kinesiology and sports studies major and member...

Third provost candidate shares vision for Eastern

Third provost candidate shares vision for Eastern

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

March 31, 2017

  The third provost candidate Jay Gatrell took a personal approach to address issues students and faculty mentioned in the student and faculty forums yesterday. Gatrell currently serves as Vice Provost at Bellarmine University. Gatrell said part of the reason he is qualified for this position...

Breakfast offers updates on EIU impact study, new businesses

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2017

  Over 240 Coles County residents received updates on Eastern’s economic impact, its new marketing efforts and new local retail businesses during the “Our Town” community breakfast Thursday morning. Attendees read along as Angela Griffin, president of Coles Together, presented a statistic...

Seniors prepare for life after Eastern

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

March 8, 2017

In less than two months, members of Eastern’s spring 2017 graduating class will be walking across the stage to end one chapter of their lives and begin another. Some will be heading off into the workforce, attending graduate school, joining the military, traveling or finding other ways to experience...

New activities to come to EIU “Unofficial”

Liz Stephens, City Reporter

March 2, 2017

The yearly “Unofficial” celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, a time where hundreds of students gather to drink and party, will be kicking off this weekend. Students can go between three houses to party and also bar crawl. Ryan Jenkins, a junior marketing major, is the coordinator and planner...

UPD officers serve up floats

Janet Pernell, Multicultural reporter

October 5, 2016

Students lined up outside of Coleman Hall Wednesday afternoon to be handed cups of root beer floats by officers from the University Police Department. The University Board has put together a social called “Cooling it with the Cops,” which gave students the opportunity to drink root beer floats...

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