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RHA Carnival shows residence halls’ personalities

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 29, 2019

Residence Halls had games and activities for students and their families to participate in at the RHA Carnival Sept. 27 to kick off Family Weekend Amanda Wright, a sophomore psychology major and Andrews Hall Council’s RHA representative, was participating in the event for her residence hall. Andrews Hall’...

Eastern’s residence halls see upgrades

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter

July 19, 2019

In addition to regularly scheduled summer maintenance, several of Eastern's residence halls have received improvements since the end of the spring semester in May. Mark Hudson, director of University Housing and Dining Services, said several residence halls are receiving new mattresses and upgraded...

What to know before leaving for spring break

Valentina Vargas, Multicultural Reporter

March 7, 2019

•  Residence Halls and Greek Court will close except for Lincoln, Stevenson, Douglas and Thomas Halls on Friday, March 8 at 8 p.m. •  The Residence Halls and Greek Court will re-open on Sunday, March 17 at 1 p.m. •  All residents in Residence Halls and Greek Court have a checklist to complet...

Residence Halls to host super bowl viewings

BreAnna Celestin, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2019

With Super Bowl Sunday approaching, several events will be available for students who live on campus, including a Super Bowl-themed meal at Thomas Hall Dining on Feb. 3 at 5 p.m. Mark Hudson, the director of housing and dining services, said this event gives on-campus residents a chance to meet new...

Members of residence halls bond at ROCFest obstacle course

Shakria Williams, a freshman majoring in special education who was a part of Lawson Hall, uses a straw to get Skittles into a bowl at the ROCFest obstacle course Tuesday.

Valentina Vargas, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2018

While people waited for the Movie Premier Obstacle Course Tuesday afternoon to be set up for the Residents On Campus Fest, the students competing played an ice breaker together. Jovan William, the vice president of community engagement for residents hall association, said the Movie Premier Obstac...

New, long-time RAs discuss 1st week of school

Hannah Shillo, Staff Reporter

August 27, 2018

Resident assistants throughout Eastern’s campus have just finished their first week on their floor with their new residents. Natalie Fadden is a junior communications disorder major and a second-year resident assistant. She said her first year on campus inspired her to get involved and become a resident a...

Lawson Hall residents strengthen friendship through intramurals

Rachel Stanevich, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2018

Through intramural sports, the residents of Lawson Hall’s seventh floor have been able to form a connection and become closer. After living on the same floor, the men got to know one another and became friends. To further their friendship, the residents decided to create an intramural basketball...

Housing and Dining gives budget overview to CUPB

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

November 5, 2017

Mark Hudson, director of Housing and Dining, gave a rundown of the department’s financial situation to the Council on University Planning and Budgeting at its Friday meeting. Because there are less residents this year, Housing and Dining is getting $3.5 million less than it did a year ago. Hudson...

Faculty Senate to see proposal to rename Douglas Hall

Staff Report

September 5, 2017

The Faculty Senate will review a proposal to consider renaming Douglas Hall, submitted by Professor Chris Hanlon, a former Eastern professor who now teachers at Arizona State University, at its meeting Tuesday. The renaming proposal discussion will include a teleconference with Hanlon, followed by...

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,...

Eastern named Institution of the Year by IRHA

Staff Report

November 27, 2016

  Eastern was named the 2016 Institution of the Year by the Illinois Residence Hall Association. According to a press release, “this award is the highest honor an IRHA member school can attain.” To get the award, universities submitted a bid or written report. Eastern’s was written and...

ROCFest boat race returns to Campus Pond

Chrissy Miller, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2016

“Residents On Campus Festival” is already in full swing, as the residence halls prepare for the annual boat race set for 5:30 p.m. today at the Campus Pond. Nick Bamert, president of the Residence Hall Association, has participated in the boat race for the past three years. For his fourth year...

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