The Daily Eastern News

New students get a ‘Jumpstart’ on volunteering

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

August 15, 2018


Filed under Back to Campus, News, Special Sections

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


Filed under Back to Campus, News, Special Sections

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


Filed under News

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

Move-In emotional day for students, parents

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

August 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

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

New students to volunteer Saturday

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

August 16, 2017


Filed under Back to Campus, News, Showcase

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

Director of New Student and Family Programs to leave Eastern

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter

July 18, 2017


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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

Perry, Solomon do ALS challenge at First Night

Debbie Hernandez, Administration Editor

August 24, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

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

Zip line worker gets students to take their leap of faith

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

August 24, 2014


Filed under News

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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

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

Samantha Middendorf, Entertainment Editor

August 22, 2014


Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

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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