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Michael selected as new athletic director

Michael selected as new athletic director

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief

July 14, 2014

Tom Michael will be taking over as the athletic director for Eastern, after a search that began in April. Michael, who is currently the senior associate athletic director at the University of Illinois, will take over the position on Aug. 11. A press conference to introduce the new athletic di...

The Blooming of the Corpse Flower: Tropical flower to bloom with rotten odor

The Blooming of the Corpse Flower: Tropical flower to bloom with rotten odor

Danielle Tadlock, Staff Reporter

July 10, 2014

Amorphophallus titanum, or the corpus flower, blooms every two years at Eastern’s Thut Greenhouse. The Thut Greenhouse provides plants for the biological sciences department and contains roughly 2000 different plants. Steven Malehorn, greenhouse manager since 1998, predicts the corpse flower...

Michael wants to build on athletic program base

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief

July 8, 2014

With roots firmly planted in central Illinois, Thomas Michael, the second of three candidates for athletic director, hopes to continue the legacy already started at Eastern. Michael, who is the senior associate athletic director at the University of Illinois, pointed out Tuesday that Eastern’s program...

Hartzell believes basketball success vital to raise athletic program

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief

July 8, 2014

Rick Hartzell, one of three candidates for athletic director, came to Eastern's campus Monday with ideas on how to improve on the program, citing men's basketball as a point for success. Drawing on his experience as athletic director at Northern Iowa, Hartzell said it was a marked improvement on the...

Library offers exhibit on famous alumni

Deanna Tadlock, Staff Reporter

July 4, 2014

Eastern alumni such as Sean Payton, Tony Romo, Jerry Van Dyke and Joan Allen are being remembered in Booth Library as a part of the ongoing “Famous Former EIU Students” exhibit. Community members are encouraged to learn more about the famous people who attended Eastern by taking a walk through...

3 finalists selected for athletic director

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

July 1, 2014

Eastern announced three finalists for its vacant athletic director position Monday morning, as the selected applicants will have an on-campus interview July 7 through 9. Following Barbara Burke’s departure in April, Eastern is one step closer to naming its next athletic director, which is now between...

LEGO camp builds computer, science, math skills for area children

Aydin Tariq and Cheyenne McFarland play with LEGOs during the free playtime at the Beginning Engineering LEGO Camp Tuesday in Room 2231 of Old Main. The beginner’s camp allows children ages six to eight to design and build LEGO creations such as cars, catapults and wheelbarrows.

Amanda Wilkinson and Danielle Tadlock

June 24, 2014

LEGO camp inspires kids to use their imagination and go into a field or a career of science, mathematics or engineering. Each LEGO camp lasts four days long over the course of a week. Rick Anderson, an associate professor of mathematics and computer science, has been in charge of the LEGO ...

Retired professor races across America

Keith Wolcott began his race across America June 10 in Oceanside, Calif., and expects to cross the finish line June 22 in Annapolis, Md.

Danielle Tadlock, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2014

He began the race on June 10 in Oceanside, Calif. With 12 days left, he has to make it to Annapolis, Md. The entirety of the race will take him on three thousand miles in no more than 288 days. It is longer than the Tour de France, and must be completed in less time. Keith Wolcott, a retired mathematics...

Rope Destroyer: Professor constructs device to test ropes, knots


Amanda Wilkinson, Online Editor

June 18, 2014

An Eastern professor, with the help of his students, created a device that tests the strength of different ropes and knots. Isaac Slaven, an assistant professor in the school of technology, said a few summers ago, he worked with a tower-construction company in which he was 300-400 feet in the air. Slaven...

Perry releases list of budgetary action items

President Bill Perry sent out a list of items that will be evaluated for an $8 million budget cut Wednesday.

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2014

Personnel and operational expenses, along with selective investing in programs with positive enrollment growth, were a few of the items listed in an email Eastern sent out detailing areas of budgetary action. The areas are a result of analysis and recommendations from the Council on Planning and Budget...

Borens drafted by Yankees in 11th round

Junior pitcher Matt Borens looks in for a sign from catcher Jacob Reese against Jacksonville State in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament on May 21, in Jackson, Tenn. Borens was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 11th round.

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

June 10, 2014

The New York Yankees selected Eastern baseball pitcher Matt Borens in the 11th round in the Major League Baseball draft Saturday afternoon. The junior became the sixth Panther to be taken in the draft in the past six years, as the right-handed pitcher was the 332nd overall pick in the 2014 draft. Borens...

Road construction to slow down traffic

Amanda Wilkinson, Online Editor

June 10, 2014

Construction on state Route 16 will leave at least one lane open in each direction starting June 11. Bob Utz, a district seven construction engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation, said the road construction is patchwork project and the scheduled completion date, as of Tuesday, is July...

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