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The Daily Eastern News

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

The Daily Eastern News

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

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Photo of Kristian K.P. Philpotts submitted and taken by Marla Rice, his mother after he graduated from Illinois State University.

Memorial scholarship honoring Eastern alum approaches goal

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief June 7, 2022

A GoFundMe scholarship, started in April and named after an Eastern alum who died in January, is within $3,000 of its goal.  Kristian “KP'' Philpotts, an alum who brought back Eastern’s Iota Phi...

Three different commencement speakers gave speeches during the graduation ceremony for the Eastern Illinois University Class of 2022 Saturday afternoon in Lantz Arena. Representing the Lumpkin College of Business and Technology Marie Koch delivered her speech during the first ceremony. Representing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Jerimiah Boyd-Johnson presented his speech at the second ceremony. Representing the College of Education, MaryAnn Catt and Esperanza Murillo gave their speeches during the last ceremony.

Looking back at the 2021-2022 academic year

News Staff May 7, 2022

  As the semester ends and spring commencement is over, here is a look back at the 2021-2022 academic year: August The fall semester kicked off with move-in, First Night and Quakin' in the...

Photo of Kristian K.P. Philpotts submitted and taken by Marla Rice, his mother after he graduated from Illinois State University.

Memorial scholarship GoFundMe made to honor fraternity alum

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor April 29, 2022

A GoFundMe was started for a memorial scholarship in an Eastern alum’s name after he died in January. Kristian “KP” Philpotts, an alum who brought back Eastern’s Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc....

People release balloons in honor of former Eastern student Kristian Philpotts on Jan. 22.

Fraternity mourns, celebrates influential brother

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief January 22, 2022

Iota Phi Theta, Fraternity Inc. honored Kristian Philpotts, an Eastern graduate who was shot and killed on Jan. 12 in Urbana with a balloon release Saturday. Philpotts was an influential member of the...

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