The Daily Eastern News

Kesha and the Creepies to perform for spring concert

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2017

Students watched in anticipation as the stop clock ticked down from 16 seconds; then the banner slowly unveiled Kesha and the Creepies as the performers for the spring ’17 concert during the men’s basketball game Thursday night. Some of the students were ready to purchase tickets for the April...

Presentations on legal topics newly available

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor

February 8, 2017

Students and faculty who wish to learn more about common legal issues can now book presentations for their class or organization with a new program offered by Student Legal Services. The form to schedule a presentation can be accessed on the Student Legal Services website by clicking on “Request...

Students celebrate the start of African-American Heritage Month

Brianna Torrance, a freshman family consumer sciences major, dances with the African Student Association Wednesday night at the comedy show as part of the kick off for African-American Heritage Month. ASA performed a combination of traditional African and modern dances and opened up for Xclusive the Comedian.

Lydia Shaw, Assistant Online Editor

February 2, 2017

Students, faculty, community members and visitors took a walk through history and found themselves surrounded by “the Power of the Black Millennial” as they kicked off African-American Heritage Month in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Nia Douglas, comedy coordinator...

BOT to vote on housing, dining increase

Staff Report

January 26, 2017

The Board of Trustees will vote on whether or not to increase housing and dining rates at their meeting 1 p.m. Friday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. According to the Board Report, a seven-meal dining plan would increase by $84, making it $4,317; a ten-meal dining...

Local business partnering with Java

Senior marketing major Sierra Murray chooses the pastry that looks the best during the Country Cheese and More food tasting Wednesday morning in the Martin Luther King Jr. Union. Country Cheese and More recently began selling pastries in Java Beanery and Bakery January. The owner Nicola Pearce and Sydnie Hansel, in foreground, restocked the rasberry muffins while answering questions and describing the available options.

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2017

Students and staff no longer have to travel to Arthur for monster cookies, raspberry muffins or energy bits. Country Cheese and More Company will now sell their pastries at Java Beanery and Bakery in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Steve Purdy, junior marketing major, proposed the...

First Safezone training set for Thursday

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

January 25, 2017

To kick off the first SafeZone training of the semester, “SafeZone Core” will give participants a basic knowledge about gender and sexual diversity. This training session will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday in the Martinsville Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Jessica Ward,...

Couture Models host third fashion show

Lydia Shaw, Contributing Writer

December 1, 2016

  The Couture Models will strut their stuff at their third fashion show Saturday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show begins 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $5. The show will feature 35 to 40 models, both male and female, walking...

Safe sex, responsible drinking resources available

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Abbey Whittington, Associate News Editor

August 17, 2016

During the first week at Eastern, new and returning students will have several resources on campus to inform themselves on safe sex and alcohol consumption. The Health Education Resource Center provides two programs — “Rubber Lovers” and “Myth Busting Alcohol” — to educate students on...

Student Senate to hear bylaw change

Analicia Haynes, Administration Editor

March 22, 2016

The student external affairs committee will be presenting a bylaw change at the Student Senate meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Arcola-Tuscola room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. According to the bylaw’s rationale, the changes are required to make sure the committee chair is aware...

UPI discusses salary reduction

Cassie Buchman, Associate News Editor

March 8, 2016

Eastern’s chapter of the University Professionals of Illinois had meetings Tuesday to discuss and explain the proposal for a salary reduction the union recently received. Salaries would be reduced by 5.6 percent of members’ annual base contract salary. The UPI would only be able to get this...

Last ‘Prowlin with the Prez to feature animals

Sophomore chemistry major Alexa Certa plays with her dog Penny, a 17 week Australian Shepard, during Pets on Parade in Pemberton Hall on November 18, 2014.  The event, sponsored by Student Senate, featured animals and representatives from the shelter, where those in attendence were educated about what goes on.

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

December 7, 2015

Students can mingle with President David Glassman and plenty of pets at the Pets on Parade event at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Bridge Lounge of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. This is the last “Prowling with the Prez event” for the semester. Stephen Simpson, the vice president for academic...

‘Top Black Achievers’ to honor students

Emily Brodt, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2015

African-American students are being honored at this year’s “Top Black Achievers” reception Thursday 7 p.m. in the Grand Ball Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Jazmine Thompson, a graduate assistant and one of the students being recognized, said her family is what motivates...

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