The Daily Eastern News

Trivia night to benefit local food pantries

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2018


Filed under News

The Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism will host a trivia night Wednesday as its final event for Hunger Action Month. Trivia night will be at the Brick House, located at 920 W. Lincoln Ave. in Charleston. Doors open at 6 p.m. with trivia starting at 6:30 p.m. Beth Gillespie, the director o...

Volunteers wanted to help with Christmas giving event

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

December 4, 2018


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The Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism will need volunteers to help One Stop Community Christmas provide new household items for more than 945 families Saturday at Lakeland College. Beth Gillespie, the interim director of civic engagement, said the purpose of One Stop Community Christmas is...

Hunger Action Month kicks off with ‘Pie a Celeb’

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2018


Filed under News

Students will have a chance to throw pies at “Eastern celebrities” while supporting the three food pantries in Charleston from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Library Quad. The event was originally supposed to take place on Nov. 1 but was moved because of inclement weather. “Pie a Celeb”...

Student opportunities to be presented at Volunteer Fair and Business Expo

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

August 28, 2018


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The Eastern Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism will host a Volunteer Fair and Business Expo Wednesday from 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union in the University Ballroom. The fair gives students the chance to learn about the volunteer opportunities in the off-campus ...

New students get a ‘Jumpstart’ on volunteering

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

August 15, 2018


Filed under Back to Campus, News, Special Sections

Incoming freshmen and new transfer students will participate in Jumpstart on Saturday as part of the Prowl activities to acclimate new students to Eastern’s campus and the community. The program offers incoming students the opportunity not only to get involved with the community, but to discover...

EIU students to ‘Take the Lake’

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

August 15, 2018


Filed under Back to Campus, News, Special Sections

Eastern students of all ages can relax and have some fun at Take the Lake on Sunday from 1pm to 3pm. Students can enjoy free pretzel bites, minute to win it and lawn games, hiking, music from WEIU, and even free canoe rides. A school bus will also be on hand to shuttle students from the MLK Jr. Union...

200 volunteers expected for Panther Service Day

Mays Omar, Contributing Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under News

About 200 students are set to help out at the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism’s final service opportunity of the semester. Panther Service Day is set for April 7 and check-in for participants will start at 9:30 a.m. in the McAfee North Gym. Transportation will be available from campus...

Volunteer Fair provides student with a way to give back

Volunteer Fair provides student with a way to give back

Domonique Hill, Contributing Writer

August 30, 2017


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Over 30 people from over 70 non-profit organizations gathered Wednesday for the ninth annual Volunteer Fair hosted by the Civil Engagement and Volunteerism Office. Some of the organizations in attendance were Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service, the Mattoon YMCA, Camp New Hope, Community...

Programs G.I.V.E new students chance to volunteer

Programs G.I.V.E new students chance to volunteer

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-chief

August 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On and off campus, new students were out on Saturday volunteering for different programs as a part of Jumpstart 2 G.I.V.E. Students registered in advance to volunteer for programs offered during the summer. These included helping out at the Douglas Hart Nature Center, working on the Lake Charleston...

New students to volunteer Saturday

New students to volunteer Saturday

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

August 16, 2017


Filed under Back to Campus, News, Showcase

More than 1,200 students are set to start off their time at Eastern with community service during Jumpstart 2 G.I.V.E. Saturday, as a part of PROWL weekend. Beth Gillespie, director of the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism, said Jumpstart 2 G.I.V.E. is the office’s biggest event of the...

Students to de-stress with Zumba, yoga

Chrissy Miller, Campus Reporter

December 6, 2016


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  From Zumba to a dog chew-rope making station, a “De-stress Zone” will have activities for all students to help them relax before finals week. The de-stress zone will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday on the third floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Maddie Smart,...

Hunger Action Month activities exceed initial goals

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2016


Filed under News

  The Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism raised over $900 during Hunger Action Month, with the money coming from numerous fundraisers and Coin Wars. All proceeds will be donated to three local food pantries. The Coin Wars competition, where different departments competed to collect...

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