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Pictured is the front of Pemberton Hall.

History of Pemberton Hall: its namesake, legends

Luke Taylor, News Editor December 6, 2021

Pemberton Hall, named after Senator Stanton C. Pemberton, was the first dormitory built at a publicly supported university in the state of Illinois. Pemberton is also one of the oldest buildings on...

Pictured is the front of Pemberton Hall.

Pemberton Hall legends continue to flourish

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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.

Pemberton Hall’s ‘Haunted Hospital’ helps HOPE

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...

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...

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...

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