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

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

COLUMN: COVID-19 Spikes and Strikes

Ellen Dooley, Columnist January 11, 2022

As we begin a new year and a new semester, there is also a third looming “new.” That is the new COVID-19 variant omicron. That also may conjure up new emotions for this upcoming semester. Some may...

American Education Week is the week before Thanksgiving where people celebrate public school communities.

How teachers affect students’ lives

Elizabeth Wood, Multimedia Reporter November 17, 2021

Students and faculty reflected upon teachers that have made an impact in their lives in recognition of American Education Week. According to the National Day Calendar, American Education Week was founded...

Six awards for research funded by the Council on Faculty Research

Six awards for research funded by the Council on Faculty Research

Luke Taylor, News Editor November 1, 2021

The Council on Faculty Research has announced the faculty members who received an award to fund a proposed project. Twelve faculty members applied for the award and the council was able to fund six...

Ellen Dooley

COLUMN: A safe place in the classroom

Ellen Dooley, Columnist September 22, 2021

Do you remember your kindergarten classroom? Was it decked out in bright colors and fun posters? Did your teacher hang up everyone’s art projects? It seemed like a fun and exciting room, right? If your...

Gen ed courses are necessary, important

Zoë Donovan , Columnist March 11, 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...

Education job fair slated for Wednesday

Kate Figlewski, Staff Reporter November 5, 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...

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...

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...

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’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,...

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....

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.

Informal job fair allows education students to network

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...

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