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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

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Women in STEM thrive at Eastern

Women in STEM thrive at Eastern

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 27, 2023

The science, technology, engineering and math departments was previously known to be dominated by males until the early 1990s, but according to a 2021 article, of the 1.8 million people hired to work in...

Jake Crandall, an instructor in the Geology-Geography department and NASA contractor, demonstrates an extinct rock, Komatilte, Sunday afternoon, Jan. 22, 2023, in the Physical Science Building on Eastern Illinois University campus in Charleston, Ill. Crandall said he loves geology, because he can create a historical book dating back billions of years. Komatilte is associated with gold and nickel deposits in Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the Guiana shield, South Africa.

Geology, geography professor works for NASA

Adriana Hernadez-Santana, Junior Feature Editor January 25, 2023

Whether it be working on campus or working for NASA, this Eastern professor shows that he can really do it all.  Jake Crandall, a professor from the geology and geography department at Eastern and...

Submitted photo of Harper Gerfen, a junior geology major.

Harper Gerfen rocks the geology field

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 25, 2023

Harper Gerfen, a junior geology major and described what she does as just surveying land areas. “Specifically pertaining to the rock types and lithology, which is the types of rock that are in that...

Rob Le Cates is a sophomore journalism major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Craig’s class is a staple of what Eastern can offer to its students

Rob Le Cates, Photo Editor December 13, 2022

As a professor, Cameron Douglas Craig is what all professors need to aspire to. He has been the only person that has made me interested in possibly switching my major to pursue a science degree. And...

Meet Chair of Geology and Geography

Meet Chair of Geology and Geography

News Staff September 13, 2021

Editor's Note: This is part of a series introducing various members of the campus community to Eastern for a better understanding of those who maintain the operations of the university. Where did you...

Geology, geography departments open new display

Tony Elias-Cadena, Contributing Writer February 22, 2019

The geology and geography departments unveiled a new mineral and meteorite display Thursday in the Physical Science Building. The mineral and meteorite display showcases a wide variety of Earth minerals...

Geology, Geography Department to host 2 presenters

Hannah Shillo, Staff Reporter October 31, 2018

Two geographers will give presentations Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Room 3040 of the Physical Science Building. The Department of Geology and Geography is hosting Margaret Gripshover and Thomas Bell as part...

CAA discusses interdisciplinary programs, geology and geography

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter November 2, 2017

A lack of faculty members has left the geology and geography department with some challenges, but they have been working on keeping the program up-to-date, according to Diane Burns, chair of the geology...

Remembering Alan Baharlou

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief August 22, 2017

Throughout, and even after, his 25-year tenure at Eastern, many noticed retired geology chair Alan Baharlou’s commitment and involvement at the university. Baharlou helped out at Commencement, was...

CAA to vote on rural studies minor changes

Nick Sineni, Staff Reporter November 18, 2015

The Council on Academic Affairs will be voting on new courses and to change the rural studies minor for fall 2016 at 2 p.m. Thursday in Room 4440 of Booth Library. The CAA approved the rural studies...

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