The Daily Eastern News

Intramural sports free for students over summer

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter

June 11, 2019


Filed under News

The Campus Recreation Department offers a variety of intramural sports during the summer that any enrolled Eastern students can participate in for free. Faculty and staff holding Student Recreation Center memberships are eligible to participate, too. Basketball free throws, tennis, racquetball,...

FEATURE PHOTO: Healthy habits

FEATURE PHOTO: Healthy habits

Raine Zhu, Photographer

May 29, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Through the lens

Leslie Hearn, a communication disorders and sciences graduate student, walks on a treadmill Wednesday afternoon in the second floor of the Student Recreation Center. Hearn said she comes to the Rec Center every other day to exercise for about 45 minutes to an hour each time at least three days a week. Hearn...

Student Senate to vote on budget allocation bills

Logan Raschke, News Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under News

Student Senate will vote on five budget allocation bills during its Wednesday meeting. These bills detail how much money will go into the 2019-2020 budgets for University Board, the Student Recreation Center, Student Government and Apportionment Board if approved. Apportionment Board is proposing Student Sen...

Student Recreation Center provides fitness resources for students

Hannah Shillo, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2018


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There are many opportunities to stay active while living in Charleston, especially at the Student Recreation Center on campus, which is available for each student at Eastern. Paul Noble, the facility coordinator and professional intern at the Student Recreation Center, said there are plenty of intram...

Fitness instructors reflect on classes

AJ Fournier, Campus Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under News

Circuit Training, Kickboxing, Power Yoga and Pilates are just some of the different Group Fitness Classes that the Student Recreation Center offers. Megan Strauss, head fitness instructor said the REC offers classes Monday through Thursday, from morning till nighttime to accommodate people’s schedules. “We...

‘You shall not pass’

‘You shall not pass’

Brandon Winner, Managing Editor

May 22, 2017


Filed under News

The EIU Student Recreation Center is open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon-4 p.m. on weekends during the summer term, but not all Eastern students will receive a summer pass for the Rec. Students enrolled in six on-campus credit hours or more will receive a summer pass as part o...

Student Senate hears about allocation cuts

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

March 9, 2017


Filed under News

The Student Senate heard about cutting allocations to the Student Recreation Center, student government and the University Board at its meeting Wednesday. Derek Pierce, student vice president for student affairs, said the reason for these cuts was because overall allocations asked for amounted to...

Campus Recreation upgrades approved

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under News

The Student Senate voted to approve the release of funds for upgrades to Campus Recreation that had been suspended last year at its Wednesday meeting. The funds totaled $18,349 and included software updates for $9,500, a PowerMill machine for $5,899 and a rowing machine for $2,950. Derek Pierce,...

Iron Panthers to show off muscles

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter

March 1, 2017


Filed under News

Months of work will come to a head for 10 students at a bodybuilding competition Saturday in the McAfee Gym. Doors will open to the annual Iron Panther Classic at 6 p.m. and the competition will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. The contest will be split into two sections, with both displaying the...

Socktoberfest collects for Homeless

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

October 29, 2015


Filed under News

An idea sprung up while watching “Kid President” on Facebook and now Eastern has brought “Socktoberfest” to campus. The goal of this project is to collect as many socks as possible and give them to the homeless. Stacia Lynch, director of Marketing and Creative Services, came up with t...

Latin American dances begin month of celebration

Cheyenne Fitzgerald, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2015


Filed under News

Eastern students can dance their way into Latin American Heritage Month by attending a three-part series of Latin dance lessons. The sessions will start at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Student Recreation Center. Latin American Heritage Month is usually observed from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. Eastern...

Rec center to require, enforce dress code next week

Rec center to require, enforce dress code next week

Jarad Jarmon, Associate News Editor

August 26, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

Those who go the Student Recreation Center to exercise will now have to bring a towel when wearing tank tops, camisoles or sports bras if they wish to use the equipment. Sarah Daugherty, the center’s program director, said the staff is trying to ensure those who workout will not get an infe...

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