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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

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Students play the clarinet at Thursday night’s Wind Symphony Band performance at Doudna Fine Arts Center in Dvorak Concert Hall.

Wind symphony band performs at Doudna

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter November 12, 2021

Eastern’s Wind Symphony and Concert Band shared the stage with an American flag on Thursday for a concert that showed its support for veterans through performances of pieces like “The Star-Spangled...

Blake Leitch, a veterans service officer, gives a speech during the 9/11 memorial on Tuesday. His speech encouraged connecting with others after times of tragedy.

EDITORIAL: Support our veterans

Editorial Board November 10, 2021

Today is Veteran’s Day, and we at the Daily Eastern News feel it is important to use this day as not only a way to support veterans, but also an important time to bring awareness to the struggles veterans...

National Guard students talk Veterans Day

Austen Brown, Staff Reporter November 11, 2019

Veterans Day is being commemorated all over the country as well as at Eastern, where student National Guard members have various opinions on the holiday. Mackenzie Maslowski, a junior psychology major...

EIU Wind Symphony to perform Veteran’s Day salute

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor November 8, 2019

Veterans and active military members will be celebrated by the EIU Wind Symphony Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The annual Veteran’s Day concert is called...

Legion of Valor Cross awarded to Eastern cadet during Veterans Day service

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor November 12, 2017

It all started with a desire to help people. That is what Joseph Winkler, an Eastern Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet said Friday morning after receiving The Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for...

Thank a veteran for our 1st Amendment rights

Staff Report November 9, 2017

Written on parchment paper and stored in the national archives, our nation’s rulebook survives to this day. Over 200 years old, it works as a guideline for this country and holds it together with...

3rd-graders to come to Eastern for Veterans Day

AJ Fournier, Campus Reporter November 9, 2017

Students in a third grade class at Carl Sandburg Elementary School will come to Booth Library to present a class reading in honor of Veterans Day. Michele McDaniel, coordinator of the Ballenger Teachers...

Veterans Day ceremony to honor veterans, families

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter November 7, 2017

Eastern’s Veterans Day ceremony will honor not only veterans, but also those who support them at 10:30 a.m. on Friday in Old Main’s Cougill Foyer. Jennifer Sipes, the special assistant to the vice...

Veterans Day ceremony reflects students’ service

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter November 13, 2016

  Eastern veterans reflected on their time in the military, and the university honored them at its annual Veterans Day ceremony. Students, veterans and Charleston residents filled the seats...

Students from Carl Sandburg Elementary School place meaningful items one by one during the White Table Ceremony, in the Booth Library for Veterans Day.

Speeches, donations, demonstrations to honor veterans

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2016

  A table found in cafeterias from military branches across the country that signifies Prisoners of War and servicemen and women who were Missing in Action will be recreated on Veterans Day. About...

Veterans Day ceremony honors with a bang

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor November 11, 2015

The annual Veterans Day ceremony ended with a bang after the three volleys were fired off by the cadets of the Eastern Army ROTC Cannon Crew Wednesday morning at Old Main. The volleys were followed...

Week long events to honor veterans

Lynnsey Veach, Staff Reporter November 10, 2015

The Military Student Assistance Center will be hosting a variety of events this week to honor veterans, inviting civilians to acknowledge people who have or are currently serving their country. The...

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