The Daily Eastern News

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...

Prowl picnic lets new students get to know each other

AJ Fournier, Campus Reporter

August 20, 2017

The annual Prowl Picnic last Friday kicked off in the South Quad bringing together new and returning students as well as faculty and staff. The picnic had high energy, high attendance and was a great day, Mike Mifflin the complex director for Lawson, Stevenson and Douglas Hall said. He said it...

Move-In emotional day for students, parents

Yarely Robledo, a new freshman, watches several students unload their cars in front of Andrews Hall Thursday during move-in day while her younger sister Nataly asks her a question. Robledo said she is nervous about starting college but is ready for the new experience. Her father, Filibento Robledo, said she is the first daughter to go to college and even though it is sad to see her go, he said it was time.

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

August 20, 2017

Eastern’s campus buzzed with activity Thursday as students were busy moving in and getting settled for the new year. Panther Prowl leaders and Panther Pals helped students unload their luggage and move into their rooms, guiding traffic and answering questions throughout the day. Michaela Viernum,...

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...

Director of New Student and Family Programs to leave Eastern

Kimberlie Moock. director of New Student and Family Programs and director of the Military Student Assistance Center, laughs with student workers in her office Friday. Moock, who has worked at Eastern for 16 years, is leaving to pursure her doctorate's at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter

July 18, 2017

Even though it was 10 years ago, Kimberlie Moock can still remember the first PROWL Check-In event to happen at Eastern. The idea of PROWL, or a series of activities to help acclimate freshmen and transfer students to campus, was still new at the time. Students were supposed to meet at Lantz Aren...

Java to host next Prowl event

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

October 12, 2015

Java Bean and Bakery is planning to hand out samples of their menu items during the Student Government “Prowlin with the Prez” event Tuesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The October program is called “Pastries with the Prez” and will be hosted from at 3:30 p.m. Stephen...

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...

Zip line worker gets students to take their leap of faith

Roberto Hodge | The Daily Eastern News

James Rhea, one of the workers for A Moon Jump 4-U instructs students about riding the zipline.

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

August 24, 2014

Standing at 30 feet in the air, with a 220-foot ride down is the longest mobile zip- line in the world. With enthusiasm, James Rhea, the owner’s son, coaxed people to make the jump or step all the way down Saturday night during Quakin’ in the Quad. “You’ve got to have fun when you’re...

Quakin’ in the Quad attracts students of all ages

Quakin' in the Quad attracts students of all ages

Samantha Middendorf, Entertainment Editor

August 24, 2014

Students gathered in the South Quad Saturday night for Quakin’ in the Quad –“The Panther Games: Catching the Blue Blaze” to eat, socialize and enjoy inflatable games. Attractions included a zip line, air bots, bungee runs, jousting, bouncy boxing, free food and keepsakes from Papa Johns and...

Students craft and compete at University Board’s Up All Nite

Chynna Miller | The Daily Eastern News 
Kenzie Kistner, a freshman psychology major, and Michael Smith, a freshman athletic training major, react after answering a question during a pop-culture trivia game, Think Fast, at Up All Nite Friday in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Samantha Middendorf, Entertainment Editor

August 22, 2014

The smell of popcorn engulfed the senses of students as they entered the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Friday night for Up All Nite: In the Big Blue Capitol. Members of the UB provided new and returning students many opportunities to get to know one another through creation stations, free...

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