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Student Senate hears physical-to-digital textbook proposal

Jeffrey Stowell, chair of Textbook Rental task force, talks to the Student Senate Wednesday about 11 recommendations for why switching to digital textbooks would be beneficial.

Jelan Buchanan, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

The Textbook Rental Advisory Committee proposed 11 recommendations for going from physical textbooks to digital textbooks to the Student Senate, and if the transition is approved, students’ Textbook Rental fees will increase by nearly double. The student senators will review the proposal and provid...

CUPB to hear administration, textbook reports

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

December 6, 2019

The Council on University Planning and Budget will hear reports Friday from Textbook Rental and from the administrative and subcommittees during its meeting in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Cathy Engelkes, the deputy director of the University Union and Textbook Rental, will speak on beha...

Faculty Senate to talk over 3 items

Staff Report

October 14, 2019

Faculty Senate will discuss three items during its meeting Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in room 4440 of Booth Library. The three items include a report from the provost, an update on discussions about Textbook Rental and an informational update on the Quality Innovation Project. The senate will also hear re...

Gatrell delivers enrollment report to Faculty Senate

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 3, 2019

Eastern Provost Jay Gatrell delivered Eastern’s tenth day enrollment numbers, conveying a message of overall positivity and growth, to the Faculty Senate Tuesday. Gatrell reported to the senate that overall head count, which includes high school dual credit students and online students, increased ...

Textbook Rental closed until July 1

Staff Report

June 23, 2019

Textbook Rental will be closed Monday through Sunday for inventory. During this time, Textbook Rental will not be able to conduct any business; the book drop box will also be unavailable. Textbook Rental will reopen at 8 a.m. on July 1 and resume regular business hours. Textbook Rental is located...

FEATURE PHOTO: Food on the move

Monica Maybell, a dietetics senior and student worker, organizes a meal as part of the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism and Salvation Army's summer free meals program for youth on Wednesday at Textbook Rental.

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

June 5, 2019

Monica Maybell, a dietetics senior and student worker, organizes a meal as part of the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism's and Salvation Army's summer free meals program for youth on Wednesday at Textbook Rental. Maybell said this is her second year participating in the summer meals program;...

Special hours in effect over summer

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2019

Many popular and important resources on Eastern’s campus have special hours over the summer. Hours for these services and resources change in the summer months because of reduced student traffic. Only the University Court Apartments are available for students who are completing summer courses...

Cheap textbooks available for sale

Logan Raschke, News Editor

March 24, 2019

Eastern students can purchase textbooks at a fraction of the cost they normally sell for at retail price at the Spring 2019 discarded textbook sale. According to the College Board, students attending public four-year in- and out-of-state universities spend about $1,240 on books and supplies for 2018-2019...

Faculty Senate discusses changes to Textbook Rental policy

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2019

The Faculty Senate discussed revisions to the internal governing policy for Textbook Rental and voted to put proposed changes to the Senate Constitution on the election ballot for faculty to vote on. Jeff Stowell, the co-chair of the Senate and member of the Textbook Rental Advisory Committee, said...

Textbook Rental holding discarded textbook sale through Friday

Lauren Lewin, a senior business management major, rings up books from the Discarded Textbook Sale at Textbook Rental Services. She said the sale is a good opportunity for students. “Textbooks are expensive,” said Lewin. “It’s a good way to get them really cheap.”

Logan Raschke, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2018

Students can find a number of novels and textbooks in various genres during this fall semester’s discarded textbook sale. The discarded textbook sale will go on through Friday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Textbook Rental. Staff Clerk Christina Coffey said students can also come to the Textbook Rental build...

Union, Textbook Rental Service still feeling effects of impasse

Brooke Schwartz, Campus reporter

February 4, 2018

Reports from both the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union and the Textbook Rental Service highlighted the cutbacks made by both places over the past few years during the budget impasse. Mitch Coe, the bookstore manager who presented the budgetary findings of the Textbook Rental Service, said the...

Students can rent textbooks at Eastern


Molly Dotson, Photo Editor

August 17, 2016

Fall semester is in the air which indicates new beginnings for all students, especially freshmen and transfer students. Two aspects that are not new, however, are Eastern’s textbooks and their rental procedure. Textbook Rental Service has provided a few tips regarding their services on th...

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