The Daily Eastern News

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 Achievement during the Veterans Day Ceremony in Old Main. Winkler led the ceremony, introducing...

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 26 amendments that guarantee our freedom and liberties. As journalists, we think highly of the constitution...

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 Center, said the students of teacher Suzie Bosler’s third grade class have been coming annually...

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 president for student affairs, said the ceremony is a part of Eastern’s history. “It’s a...

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 of the Cougill Foyer in Old Main to hear speeches, the national anthem and prayers for veterans. The...

Speeches, donations, demonstrations to honor veterans

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 27 third-graders from Carl Sandburg Elementary School will symbolically set this table during...

Veterans Day ceremony honors with a bang

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 by “Taps,” played by Michael Eckardt, a music major and trumpet player. Cadet Jacob Trigleth,...

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 first will be the Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony, which will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Old...

MIA table honors fallen soldiers

MIA table honors fallen soldiers

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

November 9, 2015

A plate, with a lemon wedge and salt to signify the loss of veterans, sat on the table of the bridge lounge in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. A wineglass was inverted to show that the soldier would not be present and the candle, which was unable to be lit because of university regulations...

Call of Duty concert to honor Veterans

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor

November 4, 2015

Submitted Photo Eastern’s Wind Symphony and Concert Band will have their Veteran’s Day concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Dvorak Concert Hall in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The concert is titled “Call Of Duty: A Veteran’s Day,” and will feature a variety of music to paying tribute ...

Student veterans remember service

Student veterans remember service

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

November 11, 2014

When Cody Gallagher was overseas, the big eye-opening moment for him was when bullets were flying at his head. His training would instantly kick in and he would fall back on it. “No one prepares you for that ‘oh s**t’ moment—they’re actually shooting at me,” Gallagher, a senior geography major is a stu...

Eastern ranks No. 13 for ‘Best College for Veterans’

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2014

U.S. News & World Report ranked Eastern as the No. 13 “Best College for Veterans” for its commitment to military veterans. The magazine’s “2015 Best Colleges” rankings, which are published annually, listed Eastern as No. 13 among Midwestern regional universities, both public and private. The...

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