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BSU forum to discuss mentality

Staff Report

October 22, 2019

The Black Student Union will host “Taking My Peace Back! Mental Health Awareness Forum” Tuesday evening in the Lumpkin auditorium from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. BSU President Jay Haver will be speaking at the forum as well as other members of the executive board. Attendees will also be allowed to spea...

Forum teaches about immigration policy, border security

Sace Elder, chair of the history department, speaks to the audience during the Border Secruity Forum Monday afternoon at Buzzard Hall.

Brysen Carr, Contributing Writer

March 25, 2019

Several speakers offered their take on immigration policy and current debates Monday night during Eastern’s “Immigration Forum.” Arthur Turner, deputy majority leader of the Illinois House of Representatives, Matthew Davies, deputy director of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Chicago...

Border security, immigration to be discused at forum

Staff Reporter

March 20, 2019

Eastern is sponsoring a public forum to discuss issues of immigration policy and border security from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 25 in the Buzzard Hall Auditorium. Arthur Turner, the deputy majority leader of the Illinois House of Representatives, Matthew Davies, deputy director of the U.S. Customs...

Candidates for county clerk, county sheriff, state representative to speak at forum

Staff Report

February 13, 2018

All candidates for the contested positions in the primary for Coles County Clerk, Coles County Sheriff and State Representative for the 110th District will speak at a candidates’ forum at the end of the month. Sponsored by the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce, the forum is set for 5:30 p.m. Feb....

Faculty forum looks at threats to higher education

Panelists speak at a faculty forum where threats to higher education, including decreased funding, were addressed.

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

February 13, 2018

Decreased funding for colleges and universities and how the public misunderstands their mission were two threats to higher education looked at during a faculty forum on Tuesday. The forum included an introduction from economics professor  Teshome Abebe and four panelists: Provost Jay Gatrell, histo...

Students voice ideas at forum

Hashni Vidana, a biological sciences graduate student asked asks a question of President Glassman during Monday night’s “Dr. G. You and Me” student forum in Buzzard Auditorium. Vidana suggested a mentoring program for all new students. She said while obtaining her Bachelor’s in England her mentor was very beneficial with basic things such as finding a grocery store and said all new students could benefit from a similar program.

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

March 7, 2017

Students told Eastern President David Glassman their suggestions and concerns about the university’s community at an open student forum Tuesday evening. Hashni Vidana, an international graduate student studying biological sciences, said while getting her bachelor’s degree in England, she noticed...

International forum draws large audience

Owura Kuffuor, a political science grad student from Ghanna, Tajdar Ahmed a sustainable energy grad student from Kuwait, and Valida Azamatova, a Political Science grad student from Uzbekistan discuss the importance of voting and freedom of choice.

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

November 2, 2016

  About 100 people attended an open forum Wednesday night to hear stories and experiences from a handful of international students and faculty at Eastern. “Global Ties, Local Lives” was a forum featuring graduate students Valida Azamatova and Owura Kuffuor, who are both political science...

Malak discusses platform, Phillips absent at forum

Dennis Malak, Democratic candidate for Illinois’ 110th represenative district, sits next to an empty chair and answers questions from community members during a forum Wednesday at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Reggie Phillips, the incumbent representative, was not in attendance.

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

October 12, 2016

The candidate forum Wednesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union allowed students, faculty, staff and community members to ask the candidates questions about their campaign and their plans if elected. Bailey Young, history professor and member of University Professionals of Illinois, said...

Faculty give final thoughts for presidential search

Braden Harp, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2014

Faculty had the chance to voice their preferences to the Presidential Search Committee at a final search forum Wednesday. They brought attention to several concerns about the selection of a new president including where the candidate was from, bringing a sense of camaraderie to the faculty, and helping...

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