The Daily Eastern News

SACIS 5K shows support for survivors

SACIS 5K shows support for survivors

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

October 2, 2017

For Megan Haley, Courtney Dundee and Sydney Menigoz, three graduate students in the clinical counseling program, it takes a village to put an end to sexual violence. But for the Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service, it can also take a 5K. Eastern students and Charleston residents bundled...

Support the work SACIS does

September 28, 2017

Since The Daily Eastern News delivers news and sports content to a primarily college-based audience, the staff is familiar with the unfortunate fact that sexual assualt has been a reoccurring (not to mention unnecessary) problem on college campuses. Therefore, with a staff made up of primarily women, w...

SACIS prepares for upcoming 5K run/walk

Travis Moody, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2017

Community members and students will “Take Back the Day” on Saturday at Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service’s annual 5K Run/Walk at Sister City Park. Amanda Feder, the preventionist for SACIS, said the entire team has been working together to make this event possible. “I’m...

Community ‘walks a mile in her shoes’

Community ‘walks a mile in her shoes’

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor

April 23, 2017

Students and community members, some wearing brightly-colored high heels, “walked a mile in her shoes” Sunday afternoon at Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service’s fourth annual mile-long walk. “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” is a way to raise awareness for those affected by sexual violence. After...

Annual SACIS walk to support survivors of sexual assault

Staff Report

April 20, 2017

  The fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes will take place 2 p.m. Sunday at Morton Park. “Participants of all ages and genders are invited to don high heels (or wear the comfortable shoes of their choice) in symbolic support of women survivors of sexual abuse,” according to a press release...

HERC compares sex to ordering pizza

HERC compares sex to ordering pizza

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter

January 24, 2017

Students gathered Tuesday to practice sexual consent by building fake pizzas together in an event called “Sex is Like Pizza.” Courtney Carver, the mental health promotion coordinator for the Health Education Resource Center, used pieces of felt representing pizza toppings to compare the activity...

SACIS helps trafficking victims year-round

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

January 11, 2017

January is Human Trafficking Awareness month in the United States with Wednesday being a whole day dedicated to awareness. However, Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service in Charleston brings attention to this topic year-round. SACIS opened in 1977 with the main goal being to provide...

Annual concert looks to help end sexual assault

Mercury Bowen, Contributing Writer

November 3, 2016

  Many local musicians including Reverend Robert, JB Faires, Jay Ferguson, and The Moondogs will perform in “Rock Out Against Rape” 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mother’s Bar. Rock Out Against Rape is an annual concert sponsored by the Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service to work...

S.L.U.T. Walks take to the streets

S.L.U.T. Walks take to the streets

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

October 4, 2016

Mattoon resident Sue Dhermy was among the first participants to show up with a megaphone and SACIS shirt in hand to participate in EIU FEM’s fourth annual S.L.U.T. Walk Tuesday night. Dhermy was there to support sexual assault survivors and SACIS. “There should be zero tolerance of sexual assault on col...

SACIS show gives message of empowerment

SACIS show gives message of empowerment

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

September 26, 2016

At Voices and Visions of Empowerment, LaPorshia Graves told the story of a woman who has given everything to everyone for her whole life, without thinking of herself. “What does she have left? She has herself, so she built herself up,” Graves, a graduate student studying political science, said...

Budget crisis affects SACIS

Budget crisis affects SACIS

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

October 29, 2015

A social service agency known to many on campus is facing hardships because of the current budget impasse in the Illinois government. The Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service relies heavily on state funding and without knowing the budget, the agency is sorting out their next steps. This...

State bill proposes sexual assault policies for universities

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

May 26, 2015

Illinois legislators are considering a bill that would require universities to deal with sexual assault cases by adopting a “comprehensive policy” consistent with existing state and federal law. House Bill 821, sponsored by Rep. Michelle Mussman, passed the House 113 – 2 in late April, passed the Senate unanimously...

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