The Daily Eastern News

Theatre production to shed light on workforce abuse

Elizabeth Wood, Photo Editor

March 5, 2020

Audience members can follow four women with “glowing” personalities as they shed light onto the darkest corners of labor abuse in the U.S. in the play “These Shining Lives” on Thursday, Friday and this upcoming weekend at The Theatre at the Dounda Fine Arts Center. The play is a docudrama based on true events...

Play centered on human trafficking to come to Eastern

Monique Peterson, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2020

The Newman Center and the Students for Peace and Justice will put on the free play “The True Cost: Stories of Human Trafficking” and a panel discussion Thursday with individuals who work with survivors of human trafficking. “The True Cost” is a play that “gives voice to the forgotten ones: the pe...

Vagina Monologues play to raise funds Friday

Allison Little , Staff Reporter

February 21, 2020

The Vagina Monologues play performances will raise awareness of sexual and domestic violence Friday evening in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The performance is for the benefit of Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Services, as well as Hope of East Central...

Student volunteers needed for PLAY Program

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

January 23, 2020

Volunteering spots are open for the Spring 2020 Positive Learning for Active Youth, which provides free and educational programs for local children. Student volunteers, many of whom are recruited from Eastern’s education department, can apply to participate in weekly two-hour time frames to assist with a...

Doudna to present ‘The Mountaintop’

Staff Report

October 15, 2019

The play “The Mountaintop” will be performed in the Black Box Theatre of  the Doudna Fine Arts Center Oct. 17-20. On Oct. 17-19, the show will begin at 7:30 p.m.; on Oct. 20, it will begin at 2 p.m. General admission is $20, senior and employee tickets cost $15 and student tickets are $5. T...

Various volunteer opportunities coming up for students

AJ Fournier, Campus Reporter

September 7, 2017

A variety of different volunteer opportunities are available both on campus and off campus for students, with some new ones coming this fall. One of these new programs is Teen Reach, where teenagers come to campus once a week to explore different aspects of campus, such as checking out the green screen...

Volunteers needed to PLAY with kids

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

August 22, 2017

From organizing and passing out food at food pantries to tutoring a kid in need, the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism offers several volunteer opportunities for students this semester. One of those opportunities includes PLAY, which is an after school program focused on helping elementary...

40 years later, alum returns to Doudna stage

Gary Ambler, right, rehearses his lines for the play “Seminar” in the Black Box Theatre in the Donna Fine Arts Center.

Liz Stephens, City Reporter

February 14, 2017

An Eastern alumnus has come to campus for the first time since graduating to participate in the modern play “Seminar.” Gary Ambler is now a resident of Urbana area and commutes to Charleston for the rehearsals of “Seminar.” It will debut March 1 through March 5 at the Black Box Theatre in...

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