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Eastern Illinois community reflects on budget impasse’s effect on EIU

By Dawn Schabbing, Effingham Daily News

February 24, 2016

Gina Furlin enrolled at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston to play volleyball. She's a setter on the team."I had some options to go other places, but I picked Eastern mainly because of its testing center," said Furlin.She ...

Fed-up students demand action from lawmakers

By Cory Ray, @coryray_DE

February 17, 2016

Students are taking to social media to press state legislators into passing a budget during what has become the longest period Illinois has gone without one.On Monday, SIU students started the "I Need a Budget Because" campai...

EIU backers plan rally in face of 200 layoffs

By Tom Kacich, The News-Gazette, Champaign-Urbana

February 3, 2016

Supporters of Eastern Illinois University — where layoff notices are going out to some 200 civil service employees — will rally later this week in support of a state appropriation to sustain the university.What's being bill...

Layoffs expected at EIU

By Bill Grimes, Effingham Daily News

August 18, 2015

The 1,750 or so employees of Eastern Illinois University are holding their collective breath in the face of expected staff layoffs.University spokeswoman Vicki Shaw Woodard said there is no question that there will be some layoffs. But Wo...

Panthers power past Salukis with long ball

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

April 29, 2015

The Saluki softball team traveled to Charleston Wednesday night for its last midweek game and non-conference game of the season. SIU (19-24-1, 13-10) dropped the throwaway game 4-0 to Eastern Illinois University (18-24, 12-10).Seni...

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