The Daily Eastern News

Students enjoy a very ‘Perry’ Christmas

Vijay Gatpa, a graduate student in the Department of Technology, speaks with President Bill Perry during the Peppermint with the Prez event Tuesday in Old Main.

Chynna Miller, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2014

‘Twas the week before finals and in the lobby of Old Main, celebration for Christmas had begun its reign. The last of the “Prowlin’ with the Prez” events, “Peppermint with the Prez” took place Tuesday in the lobby of Old Main. Students gathered around the assortment of Christmas trees...

Students play mini-golf with President Perry

President Bill Perry poses for photos with a group of friends during Putt Putt with the Prez Tuesday in McAfee Gymnasium.

Luis Martinez, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2014

President Bill Perry was seen playing a few rounds of mini-golf with about 15 students at Putt-Putt with the Prez Tuesday in the McAfee Gym. “When I was growing up, I loved to do miniature golf, and I wasn’t a very good golfer,” Perry said. “But miniature golf is a lot of fun.” Different...

Students ‘party’ with Perry

Catie Witt, a sophmore communications major, takes a selfie with President Bill Perry Tuesday during Prowlin with the Prez in Greek Court.

Victoria Adams, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2014

The weather could not have been nicer for an afternoon of beanbags, a balloon toss and pizza with President Bill Perry. Partyin’ with the Prez was the first of a four-part event called “Prowlin’ with the Prez ” this fall. “Prowlin’ with the Prez” gives students the opportunity to...

Perry announces new budget cut areas

Perry announces new budget cut areas

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief

September 5, 2014

President Bill Perry released an email Friday detailing three additional areas that will be acted on to alleviate the $7 million budget cut, as well as saying no to more personnel reductions. The combined results of the new actions being taken, plus the recommendations from the Council on Planning...

Admistrators share hobbies, histories

Debby Hernandez, Administration Editor

August 28, 2014

Bill Perry Although Bill Perry is entering his last year as president of Eastern, he will still have plenty of hobbies to keep him busy. “My interests and hobbies are mathematics, history, languages, hiking and working out,” Perry said. He said he even enjoys weight-resistance training. President Per...

President Perry to report budget cut specifics

Debby Hernandez, Administration Editor

August 26, 2014

President Bill Perry said he will announce what areas of the university will experience budget cuts through a mass email by the end of next week. He said times have been rough in the last four to five years. Perry said the budget cuts are a result of a decrease in university revenue. “Our budget...

Perry, Solomon do ALS challenge at First Night

Jason Howell | The Daily Eastern News

Omar Soloman, an admission counselor, and President Perry, take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge as the crowd looked on during First Night on Sunday on the South Quad.

Debbie Hernandez, Administration Editor

August 24, 2014

First Night began Sunday with blue-lighted necklaces, cowbells, beats and EIU chants on the South Quad. Special guest and Eastern alumni Chris Hightower introduced the Panther Marching Band with Billy the Panther on stage. “We been here since last Sunday at 9 a.m. and been practicing 13 hours...

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