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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 looking at the recommendations made by Workgroups No. 8 and 9 during the vitalization project. ...

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 this is definitely an interesting possibility, and more dialogue about where Eastern is going is always ...

Faculty Senate discusses creating ‘vitalization’ group

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.

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, brought up the idea of making a group that could create its own recommendations for the...

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 no. 8 and 9’s recommendations. Both workgroups made recommendations that could change the...

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 meetings are set for 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and...

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 a bachelor's degree that would follow a social services track. "There can be a sociology...

Facilities Workgroup considers recommendation revisions

Abbey Whittington, Associate News Editor

December 7, 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, also chair of the physics department, said Eastern President David Glassman wanted the group to...

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 Chair Cindy Rich said she sent an email to general counsel Rob Miller and vitalization...

Final vitalization project recommendations to be posted on website in January

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.

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 a meeting for the entire Task Force. “As soon as everybody comes back for spring they will be up th...

Entire Task Force meeting Wednesday

Staff Report

November 30, 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 reviews and feedback, guidance and procedures for final recommendations and an update on the procedures...

Workgroup 7 replies to departmental criticism

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

November 30, 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 departments. After seeing some of the responses, workgroup chair Cindy Rich said some of the...

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’ tuition at its meeting Friday, Nov. 18. The vitalization project consists of nine workgroups,...

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