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Pemberton Hall legends continue to flourish

Pictured is the front of Pemberton Hall. Mark Hudson, director of housing and dining, tells stories of Eastern's legendary ghost Mary Hawkins.

Corryn Brock, News Editor

October 30, 2019

While many versions of the legend of the ghost of Pemberton Hall exist, the truth behind the legend may be more interesting. As one legend has it, Mary Hawkins was restless one cold night in 1917 and went to the fourth floor of Pemberton Hall to play the piano when a disgruntled janitor came up behi...

Annual Pemberton Hall Haunted House set for weekend

Hannah Shillo, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018

The Pemberton Hall Council will host their annual haunted house from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Pemberton Hall. Admission is $2 per person and all proceeds from the event will be donated to HOPE of East Central Illinois. Imani Ryan, president of the Pemberton Hall council and junior family ...

Campus haunted house to bring Halloween spirit, benefit HOPE

Hannah Myers, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2017

  The Pemberton Hall Council will get in the Halloween spirit to benefit Housing, Outreach, Prevention and Education with a haunted house. This year’s haunted house will be from 8 to 11 p.m Friday and Saturday in the Pemberton Hall basement. The theme for the house is “Haunted Carn-Evil.” “You...

Talent show to raise money for Salvation Army

Rebecca Cash, Contributing Writer

April 19, 2017

  Performers will show off their skills and raise money for a cause at The Agency’s annual talent show this year. Acts are set to perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Pemberton Hall Auditorium. The cost to see the show is $1 or a canned food item. All funds raised will go to the Salvation...

Pemberton Hall to host haunted ship attraction

Chrissy Miller, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2016

A haunted ship awaits all souls who are brave enough to attend Pemberton Hall’s annual haunted house, set from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Lauren Adams, a senior elementary education major, has been involved in the haunted house since her freshman year and is excited to continue the...

Pemberton Hall’s ‘Haunted Hospital’ helps HOPE

Candice Basista, a sophomore pre-nursing major, prepares for Pemberton’s “Haunted Hospital” on Wednesday in the basement of Pemberton Hall. Basista said this hauted house brings not just Pemberton’s residents together, but the entire campus for scary fun. The haunted house is $2 for entry.

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

October 28, 2015

The basement of Pemberton Hall will be decorated with bloody arms and legs at its “Haunted Hospital” Halloween weekend. The haunting starts 9 p.m. Friday and again at the same time Saturday. This is the third year Pemberton has brought a haunted house to campus. Each year the residence halls...

Non-occupied floors affect halls

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

September 21, 2015

Jason Howell Two floors from Taylor Hall and one in Lawson are without residents because of renovations and a declining student body. Mark Hudson, the director of housing and dining, said there are plans of renovations on the floors not being used right now. Hudson said the fifth floor in the north tower of Taylor H...

Mary Hawkins relatives to visit Pemberton Hall

Stephanie Markham, News Editor

September 25, 2014

Relatives of Mary Hawkins, the second “matron” of Pemberton Hall, are coming to campus Thursday to gain insight on their family history. Gilbert Hawkins, who is Mary’s great grandnephew, and his wife Annette will arrive in Charleston Thursday from their home in New Zealand. Mark Hudson, the...

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