The Daily Eastern News

Student opportunities to be presented at Volunteer Fair and Business Expo

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

August 28, 2018

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

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

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

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

Amber Salutric,a sophmore Speech Pathology and Spanish major, gets information about getting involved in Camp New Hope from a representative of the organization.

Domonique Hill, Contributing Writer

August 31, 2017

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

Prowl leader Kallista Martin loads boxes of food to be given to the Charleston Food Pantry Saturday as a part of Jumpstart 2 G.I.V.E.

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-chief

August 20, 2017

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

Kyrsten Holderby,a senior biological sciences major, works with the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism in one of their many volunteer opportunities throughout the year. The office will kick off its semester with Jumpstart 2 G.I.V.E, which allows new students to volunteer during PROWL weekend.

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

August 16, 2017

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 7, 2016

  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

  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...

Families create blankets for community

Ariel Taylor, a sophomore family and consumer sciences major, makes a fleece blanket with her niece Janyiah Clark, 6 and cousing Amariana Beal, 7. Taylor said her Family Weekend was going well so far, and that her family members had not driven her crazy-yet.

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2016

On the table or on the floor, families were busy at work building blankets from colorful squares of fleece during Family Weekend. The Fleece Blanket Service Project was one of many activities offered for families during the weekend in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Once the families...

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