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

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

The Daily Eastern News

Workgroup Review Committee submits final recommendations

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter January 16, 2018

The Workgroup Review Committee officially sent out their final draft of recommendations on Tuesday, with a copy being available on their website at This group was originally tasked with...

Discussions need to lead to change

Staff Editorial January 10, 2018

Here we go again. In Tuesday’s edition of The Daily Eastern News, the Faculty Senate discussed creating another “vitalization” group, to make its own recommendations regarding Eastern’s future. While...

Joshua Awalt is the interim associate V.P for Information Technology Services. He said his department is working hard to prepare for the campus-wide switch from Banner 8 to Banner 9, dealing with academic partnership, the WiFi on campus and more.

Faculty Senate discusses creating ‘vitalization’ group

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter January 9, 2018

The Faculty Senate looked at the possibility of creating another “vitalization” group at its Tuesday meeting. Institutional repository librarian Todd Bruns, who is currently on the Workgroup Review...

Committee meetings should be open

October 19, 2017

Higher education is now in a time of transition. Eastern is not an exception. Earlier in the week, we reported on the staffing and subsequent first meeting of a review committee that will look at Workgroup...

Town Hall meetings set to reveal marketing plan

Chrissy Miller, News Editor August 29, 2017

To show the progress being made by the Thorburn Group and gain community feedback, Eastern’s recently-hired professional marketing partner, Town Hall meetings are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. The...

Workgroup hears about social services program

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor January 29, 2017

A member of Workgroup no. 8, Academic Visioning I, presented a potential new program to the Workgroup at its Friday meeting. Renee Kidd-Marshall, director of the nursing program, talked about incorporating...

Facilities Workgroup considers recommendation revisions

Abbey Whittington, Associate News Editor December 6, 2016

  Workgroup No. 5, charged with looking at facilities, discussed its plan to modify their recommendations based on the responses they received about their report. Workgroup chair Steven Daniels,...

Workgroup No.7 discusses final recommendation format

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor December 6, 2016

  Workgroup No. 7, focusing on academic programs, questioned how to format its final draft of recommendations and whether or not it should prioritize its recommendations at its meeting Tuesday. Workgroup...

Molly Dotson | The Daily Eastern News Eastern President David Glassman explains his role in the implementation of changes following the final Workgroup recommendations, which will be submitted Thursday Dec. 15, during the all Taskforce meeting Wednesday in Coleman Auditorium.

Final vitalization project recommendations to be posted on website in January

Cassie Buchman, News Editor November 30, 2016

Final recommendations from vitalization project Workgroups no.1-7 will be posted on the project’s webpage at the onset of the spring semester in January, Eastern President David Glassman announced at...

Entire Task Force meeting Wednesday

Staff Report November 29, 2016

  A meeting for the entire vitalization project Task Force will be 4 p.m. today in Coleman Auditorium. On the agenda for the Task Force meeting is an update on workgroup activities and initial...

Workgroup 7 replies to departmental criticism

Cassie Buchman, News Editor November 29, 2016

  After turning in their preliminary draft recommendations for the vitalization project, Workgroup No.7, looking at academic programs, discussed the responses and feedback they received from academic...

Glassman proposal calls for control over international students’ tuition

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter November 27, 2016

  The Board of Trustees heard a report about progress of the vitalization project and Eastern President David Glassman’s proposition asking the board to give him control over international students’...

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