The Daily Eastern News

Eastern football team to get TV time in September

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor

June 23, 2017

The Eastern football team will get some TV time this year, after recently announcing an ESPN3 broadcast game against Northern Illinois University. Eastern will play at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Northern. The game will be part of ESPN’s Mid-American Conference package. The two teams have...

Third annual Musefest benefits CTF Illinois, brings face painting, food trucks

Katie Jenkins, a senior biology major paints Katie Saterfield’s face during Musefest at the Charleston High School art club booth.

Chaela Krueger, Entertainment Editor

June 5, 2017

Featuring everything from dog treats to jewelry to artwork, local arts and crafts vendors came together Saturday to display their talents and businesses to the Charleston community at third annual Musefest. Musefest was aimed to benefit the Charleston Transitional Facility in Illinois, an organization...

AMC theater temporarily closed

Staff Report

May 19, 2017

The AMC Theater at 2509 Hurst Drive in Mattoon is temporarily closed as a result of high winds that damaged the roof. Ed Dowd, the executive director of the Mattoon Chamber of Commerce, said from his understanding they are working on fixing the damage as soon as possible. Dowd said the damage...

For the love of French: Schroth helps boost enrollment in program

Ryan Schroth, a French professor, sits at his desk Wednesday, May 3. Schroth is the only French professor at Eastern.

Mary Ellen Greenburg, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2017

In his first semester, French professor Ryan Schroth went from being able to count the number of his students in his 1102 class on one hand, to having nearly a full class. Several French classes have increased the amount of student enrollment this past year from single to double digits as a result...

Final vitalization project recommendations to be posted next week

Staff Report

April 17, 2017

The final recommendations from Workgroups No. 8 and 9 will be posted on the vitalization project early next week, Eastern President David Glassman said in an email to the News. These workgroups, Academic Visioning I and II, were the last two to submit their suggestions on Friday, April 14. Workgroup No. 8 re...

Student body president candidates talk goals

Emmanuel Ayiku, Contributing Writer

March 26, 2017

Students will have the chance to vote for the next student body president Monday and Tuesday. An email will be sent to each students’ panthermail address, allowing them to vote all the student government’s executive board positions. Speaker of the Senate Felicia Wagner, student vice president...

Student Government vice president candidates discuss plans

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

March 26, 2017

The student government will have elections for its executive positions Monday and Tuesday. Students will be sent an email in their Panthermail letting them vote for the candidates. Derek Pierce and Juan Neveraz are both running for executive vice president. Pierce, current student vice president...

Traditions influence meditative melodies

Meditation band, Ahl-e Qulub performs their unique blend of relaxation music in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Union. Ntchana Batoma, said meditative music is used as “a way of being able to see the beauty and love in everything.”

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

March 1, 2017

In a calm and relaxing atmosphere, people gathered around Ahl-e Qulub, a Persian meditation music group, Tuesday night to listen, enjoy and self-meditate to the melodies ringing throughout the University Ballroom. Ahl-e Qulub member and senior English major Alex Hill told the audience the purpose...

Workgroup No. 8 hears new ideas, defines micro degree

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor

February 26, 2017

Workgroup No. 8, Academic Visioning I, discussed two concepts that could help students gain experience for their intended career at its meeting Friday. Technology professor Gabe Grant presented ideas for a new research, education and applied learning center, or REAL Center, as well as a Digital and...

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