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The Daily Eastern News

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.

The Daily Eastern News

Volunteering can be beneficial, rewarding

Kate Rehwinkel, Columnist April 9, 2019

Saturday I participated in Panther Service Day, which is an annual event put on by the Civic Engagement and Volunteerism Office here on campus. I believe this is my second or third time doing this event....

Over 300 Eastern students to volunteer at Special Olympics

Makayla Digan, Contributing Writer April 26, 2018

 Over 300 Eastern students are set to volunteer at this year’s Special Olympics, scheduled to begin 7 a.m. Friday at O’Brien Stadium.  Eastern has been hosting the Area 9 Special Olympics for...

Volunteers needed to PLAY with kids

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor August 22, 2017

From organizing and passing out food at food pantries to tutoring a kid in need, the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism offers several volunteer opportunities for students this semester. One...

Partnership to bring free food to youth

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor in Chief April 26, 2017

Children 18 and under will have a chance to get a free lunch from June 5 to Aug. 10 during the Summer Meal 2017 program. Beth Gillespie, director for the civic engagement and volunteerism office, said...

Students give back on MLK Day

Kennedy Nolen, Muticultural Reporter January 17, 2017

  Nearly 200 students spent their day off from classes volunteering their time Monday during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Crystal Brown, assistant director of the Office of Civic...

Civic Engagement and Volunteerism office lends helping hands to community

Civic Engagement and Volunteerism office lends helping hands to community

Abbey Whittington, Entertainment Editor March 1, 2016

The Civic Engagement and Volunteerism office provides a number of volunteer programs to students including Mark Twain Mentoring and Girls on the Run. The Mark Twain program is a volunteer opportunity...

Community service office has more end-year events planned

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor November 30, 2015

Even with the fall semester coming to a close, the Student Community Service Office still has opportunities for students to get involved. Rachel Fisher, the director of student community service, said...

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