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

Chris Andrus, a freshman vocal performance and audio recording technology major, reads books to his nephew during the Family Reading Time for Family Fun Fest in front of Booth Library.

Families read on campus during Family Weekend at Booth

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter October 31, 2022

Booth Library held an event on Library Quad called Scary Story Time and Family Reading for families with younger children to read stories together during Family Fun Fest. Throughout Family Fun Fest,...

At the Family Fun Fest, families are able to do many different activities such as making sand bottles, coloring, riding the mini train, eating snow cones, and more outside in the Library Quad Saturday afternoon.

Families reunite, celebrate Eastern’s Family Weekend

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Campus Reporter October 30, 2022

Library Quad became a space for Eastern students and their families to get together and enjoy fun activities during Family Fun Fest on Saturday afternoon. The event was hosted as part of Eastern’s...

Amy Brajkovic wins in a game of bingo at the family bingo night in the Grand Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Glassman meets students’ families at Family Bingo

Cam'ron Hardy, Campus Events Feature Reporter October 30, 2022

Eastern hosted Family Bingo on Friday night in the Grand Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. with President Glassman present as the bingo caller.   As...

Lashonda Banks celebrates her win at balloon darts at the RHA Family Carnival. Banks was visiting her son Jeremy Banks for Family Weekend. “Family Weekend is very important to us because we still get to be together with (Jeremy) who is now apart from us,” Banks said.

Family Weekend to invite families over Halloween weekend

Drew Coffey, Columnist October 28, 2022

Eastern welcomes families to campus this weekend to celebrate Family Weekend starting Friday. The weekend will begin on Friday with a check-in from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the EIU Bookstore Lobby located...

Three different commencement speakers gave speeches during the graduation ceremony for the Eastern Illinois University Class of 2022 Saturday afternoon in Lantz Arena. Representing the Lumpkin College of Business and Technology Marie Koch delivered her speech during the first ceremony. Representing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Jerimiah Boyd-Johnson presented his speech at the second ceremony. Representing the College of Education, MaryAnn Catt and Esperanza Murillo gave their speeches during the last ceremony.

Looking back at the 2021-2022 academic year

News Staff May 7, 2022

  As the semester ends and spring commencement is over, here is a look back at the 2021-2022 academic year: August The fall semester kicked off with move-in, First Night and Quakin' in the...

THROUGH THE LENS: The News year in photos

THROUGH THE LENS: The News’ year in photos

The News December 31, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, the staff of The Daily Eastern News invites you to look back at the year through our lens. January February March April May June July August September   October November December   Happy...

Family Weekend 2021 brings Eastern together

Family Weekend 2021 brings Eastern together

Rege'nte Myers, Contributing Writer September 19, 2021

This past weekend Eastern Illinois University hosted the annual Family Weekend.  Family members of Eastern students were invited to participate in events, providing them with the opportunity to...

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