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Gen ed courses are necessary, important

Zoë Donovan, Columnist

March 12, 2020

Now and again it creeps up in the minds of students, why do English majors need math classes? Why do accounting students need to take sociology classes? Why do we need to take classes that don’t apply to the things that we are studying specifically? The answer we are given is that we need a wellrounded...

Education job fair slated for Wednesday

Kate Figlewski, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2019

EIU Career Services is hosting the annual Fall Education Job Fair Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom. Career Services Director Bobbi Kingery said the fair is a great way for students of many majors to network with potential future employers. ...

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...

CAA approves new options, course

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

March 28, 2019

The Council on Academic Affairs approved three new options and one new course for non-licensure teaching during its meeting Thursday. The three new options will focus on early childhood education, elementary education and middle level education. The new course, which is called “Internship in Educ...

Students share thoughts on LGBT history education bill

Shamaine Ware, Contributing Writer

March 25, 2019

The Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill that would require public schools to teach lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history to school children, grades K-12. Education majors at Eastern shared their opinions on the new bill. Madison Ley, a senior majoring in elementary education...

Eastern’s nontraditional students share stories, experiences

Trevin Milner, Contributing Writer

March 22, 2019

According to USA Today, 74 percent of undergraduate students are comprised of students who are above the age of 25 or have children; they are referred to as nontraditional students. Timothy Hunter, a 45-year-old organizational professional development major, is attending school for the third time. Hunter first w...

Change DARE curriculum to actually help students

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor

February 21, 2019

If you have gone to grade school in the past 30 to 40 years, you more then likely graduated from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program. I vaguely remember DARE when I was in grade school. A local police officer came in and taught students how to not succumb to peer pressure and not use d...

Informal job fair allows education students to network

Beth Probst (left), principal at Jasper County Junior High and Newton Community High School, talks to students at Small & Rural Informal Night Wednesday at Buzzard Hall.

Valentina Vargas, Multicultural Reporter

February 20, 2019

The Buzzard atrium filled with many school districts and education students for the annual Small and Rural Informal Night that gives students a chance to network for job opportunities ahead of the education job fair. Doug Bower, the dean of College of Education, said every semester they host this eve...

Kids have rights in schools

February 18, 2019

Here’s a hard pill to swallow: You don’t have to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance in schools. It’s like all of a sudden people forgot that in 1943 the Supreme Court of the United States of America declared in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette that schools cannot requir...

Grant to go toward changing negative views on teaching

Hannah Shillo, Campus Reporter

November 13, 2018

The College of Education is planning to use a grant it received in January from the Illinois Board of Higher Education to address the teacher shortage in Illinois. The grant proposal was written by Douglas Bower, the dean of the College of Education, Brian Reid, a professor in the College of Educatio...

School districts, Eastern students connect at Fall Education Job Fair

Beth Preston and Benjamin Shank converse on Wednesday morning at the Fall Education Job Fair, held in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Faith Morris, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2018

As students think ahead to graduation, events like the Fall Education Job Fair held Wednesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union showcase not only which school districts are hiring but give students a chance to talk with potential employers as well. Amanda Wiedler, a senior elementary ...

School districts looking to hire mid-year teacher graduates at Fall Education Job Fair

Abby Carpenter, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2018

Seventy-six school districts, all from a variety of different backgrounds and sizes, will be present at the Fall Education Job Fair, which will take place on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Diane Smith, marketing specialist and career...

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