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CAA changes music, history courses

Elias Albert, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2015

The Council on Academic Affairs made changes to curriculum in the sections of music and history during its meeting Thursday. In the music department, revisions were made to the course MUS 4980 Workshop in Music, which will now have online and hybrid options for students who wish to take it. Shellie...

Faculty Forum discusses shared governance, changes

Analicia Haynes, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2015

Faculty members flocked to the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union to attend a faculty forum Wednesday afternoon and discussed the issue of shared governance between faculty, staff members and the administration. Todd Bruns, current chairman on faculty forum, facilitated the meeting and suggested...

Jim Edgar talks about budget impasse

Former Illinois govenor Jim Edgar introduces David Yepsen, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at SIUC, during the Edgar Speaker Series in Buzzard Auditorium on Thurday.

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

October 22, 2015

Not having a budget passed for Illinois is a pressing issue for many who live in the state. Someone who has been vocal about his concerns is former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar, who recently came to Eastern for the Edgar Speaker Series. “There’s a lot of things that are not being funded, prime example...

Crime on campus creates cause for concern

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

October 14, 2015

The recent robberies and assaults have sparked a safety concern among students and some of their families. Daniel Nadler, vice president for student affairs, said he has heard the concerns that students have. “I’ve received some emails and I’ve talked directly to students and tried to reassure...

Perkins Loan program expired

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

October 14, 2015

The Federal Perkins Loan program, which was the oldest federal student loan program, ended on Sept. 30. The Perkins Loan was a low interest federal loan for students with exceptional financial need. This academic year, about 250 students received the loan. In 2014-2015 about 350 students did. Amanda...

Autism Center implements new program for second year

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

October 7, 2015

The Autism Center made its début on campus Fall 2014 and dedicates itself to making autism evaluations convenient to those diagnosed. The Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences worked toward raising funds for the center for several years. Gail Richard, the director of the Autism ...

‘Africa Week’ to teach about ASA

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

October 7, 2015

The African Student Association is beginning “Africa Week” Monday starting off with “Game Night.” While initially planning the week, members wanted to have fundraisers laid out for the campus, but now the events are intended for students to bond with ASA and learn what the group stands for...

Student Senate approves RSOs, plans team bonding

Analicia Haynes, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2015

The Student Senate approved three registered student organizations Wednesday night during its meeting in the Arcola-Tuscola Room in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The Construction Club, African American Achievers Club, and Eastern Euphonics pitched their purpose and significance as well...

CAA to vote on 3 new courses

Megan Ivey, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2015

The Council for Academic Affairs will review and vote on three new courses, two in the sociology and anthropology department and one in the psychology department, during its meeting Thursday. Marita Gronnvoll, CAA chair, said the three new course proposals are for ANT 3610 Language and Culture, PSY...

Glassman gives State of the University address

President David Glassman addresses student, faculity, staff, and community members about budget, enrollment, and community during the State of the University Address Monday in the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Dounda Fine Arts Center.

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

September 29, 2015

Eastern President David Glassman said he expects the university enrollment to grow and stabilize by 2017 during his State of the University Address on Monday. Glassman also said athletics would report to the Office of the President as opposed to Student Affairs. Glassman said the transition would...

Faculty Senate plans to BOT meeting, CATS changes

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

September 28, 2015

Changes to the Center for Academic Technology Support media center will be a topic for the Faculty Senate meeting Tuesday. The meeting will be at 2 p.m. in 4440 Booth Library. Jemmie Robertson, the Faculty Senate chair, spoke at the Board of Trustees meeting Sept. 18, which will also be of topic...

Guitars, pianos, music software available at Booth

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor

September 28, 2015

Booth Library is offering a new way for Eastern students to record music, creating more music options this semester. The purpose of these new recording places is to help promote more interest in Booth Library. Stacey Knight-Davis, the head of library technology services, is in charge on these new...

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