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Faculty Senate to talk over 3 items

Staff Report

October 14, 2019

Faculty Senate will discuss three items during its meeting Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in room 4440 of Booth Library. The three items include a report from the provost, an update on discussions about Textbook Rental and an informational update on the Quality Innovation Project. The senate will also hear re...

Gatrell delivers enrollment report to Faculty Senate

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 3, 2019

Eastern Provost Jay Gatrell delivered Eastern’s tenth day enrollment numbers, conveying a message of overall positivity and growth, to the Faculty Senate Tuesday. Gatrell reported to the senate that overall head count, which includes high school dual credit students and online students, increased ...

Eastern to add 4-year nursing program

Corryn Brock, News Editor

August 21, 2019

Eastern’s Provost Jay Gatrell announced a new four-year nursing degree program at a Faculty Senate meeting Tuesday afternoon. The program currently offered is an RN to BSN program where students who are registered nurses coming from another school can come to Eastern and earn their Bachelor’s...

CAA to discuss BIO course amends

Emilie Bowman, Staff Reporter

August 21, 2019

The Council on Academic Affairs will vote on modifying biology course BIO 3888G to include the study abroad course on Tuesday during its 2 p.m. meeting in Room 4440 of Booth Library. The council will also vote on seven more executive action items. Along with biology, TEC 4970 or Special Topics...

‘Year of transition’ underway at Eastern

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

August 20, 2018

A plan to restructure colleges and create a new one was approved by the board of trustees over the summer and put into effect during July. The plan involves many changes, including the creation of a new College of Health and Human Services, the creation of a new school of communications and journalism...

4 candidates to be interviewed for general counsel next week

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

June 15, 2018

Open sessions for a new general counsel will be held next week. The interviews come after former general counsel Robert Miller accepted a position at a different university. Four candidates will be interviewed Monday through Thursday in 3108 Blair Hall. Jason Sweet will be interviewed on Monday...

Eastern searches for new general counsel

Staff Report

May 31, 2018

Eastern is looking for a new general counsel to replace Robert Miller, who accepted a job opportunity at a different institution.   Eastern Provost Jay Gatrell said advertisements for the position have been posted on recruiting venues as well as Eastern's website and a search committee has...

After 16 Years as Provost, Blair Lord Plans Retirement

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

April 27, 2017

  After almost 16 years of service, Provost Blair Lord prepares for his retirement at the end of the Spring 2017 semester. Lord said his favorite part of being provost was working with knowledgeable administrators to help provide Eastern’s students with an excellent education. “The...

Third provost candidate shares vision for Eastern

Jay Gatrell, provost candidate No. 3 met with students and faculty Thursday in the Tuscola/Arcola Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. Union to provide information about his past and answer questions from those in attendence. Gatrell is currently the Vice Provost at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky.

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

March 31, 2017

  The third provost candidate Jay Gatrell took a personal approach to address issues students and faculty mentioned in the student and faculty forums yesterday. Gatrell currently serves as Vice Provost at Bellarmine University. Gatrell said part of the reason he is qualified for this position...

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