Page 1

STATE TRACK MEETS COME TO A CLOSE News photographer Marcus Smith brings together some of the best moments from the 2013 IHSA Boys State Finals. Page 7

Dai ly Eastern News



Tuesday, May 28, 2013

VOL. 97 | ISSUE 153



First Mid branch in Union closing Staff Report @den_news EIU Media Relations sent out an EIU News Alert Sunday announcing First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust closing the branch located in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. William Weber, the vice president for business affairs, and Dan Nadler, the vice president for student affairs, sent out the news alert to let the campus community know the on-campus ATMs will remain and all accounts through the banking system will continue to be serviced at the university

and Lincoln Avenue addresses. In addition to the closing of the on-campus location, all Panther Checking accounts will be converted to First Mid Basic Checking accounts, which the alert said has almost identical features to what Panther Checking account holders currently have. According to the alert, First Mid customers will receive a letter in the mail explaining additional details. Weber and Nadler said there are currently no plans for the space, but they will keep students informed as plans develop.


Funnel clouds unfounded, severe weather continues GR APHIC BY ROBYN DEX TER

Aid cut for summer By Amanda Wilkinson @akaywilkinson The funds students rely on to pay for their classes at Eastern are not so readily available during the summer session. As of May 23, 3,591 students have enrolled in summer classes and of those, 32 percent (137 students) have been offered summer financial aid. Jerry Donna, the director of financial aid, said the financial aid office is still processing applications for summer aid, so the number of students who will receive aid will most likely increase. He said there are also many factors contributing to the low number of students who receive aid. During the regular academic school year, about 80 percent of students receive financial aid. Donna said the same aid is available in the summer as the regular school year, but it is reduced. “It’s limited because we usually try to use all the financial aid during the regular school year,” he said. “We

don’t hold back a certain portion of the funds for summer.” If students use their full eligibility for the fall and spring semesters, they will not have any left for the summer session, Donna said. “For us, summer is a trailer. It’s 12, 13 and then summer. It’s still part of that academic year,” he said. “However, if you were part-time in the fall, full-time in the spring, you would still have some dollars left for summer.” Donna said if students plan to use only a portion of their loans during the regular school year, they may still have some loans left for summer. Many students use their full eligibility of loans and grants because they are go full-time for both semesters, he said. Donna said 20 percent of the aid for summer students is the unsubsidized loan Eastern offers. Students also receive aid through private loans, a “parent” loan and the Access to Education Award. “They’ve used their loans. They’ve used their Pell Grant. There’s basically nothing left,” Donna said.

So far, he said they have awarded about $48,000 in Federal Pell Grant funds to students. Last summer, they were able to award about $236,000 in Federal Pell Grant funds to students. The difference being, Donna said, is that the federal government used to award “Year Round Pell.” “For last summer and the summer prior, we could actually award another Pell award for a student who actually used their full eligibility in the regular academic year,” he said. “The federal government said, ‘Oh, we want students to be able to go to school year round and complete earlier so we will offer them more Pell Grant during the summer.” This summer, the federal government took the Pell Grant away for the summer because it was too expensive, Donna said. “It was a wonderful thing for students but the federal government couldn’t afford it,” he said. The IL Monetary Award Program Grant funds are not available during the summer either, Donna said. AID, page 3

Staff Report @den_news Reports of two funnel clouds in Coles County were declared unfounded by the Coles County Emergency Management Agency. Dan Ensign, coordinator of the Coles County Emergency Management Agency, said two reports came in Monday of funnel clouds forming. One was reported as being seen near Route 45, just south of Mattoon. The other report came in from as being seen near Walmart in

Charleston. “With what’s been going on in the world with tornadoes, people are reporting more,” Ensign said. Ensign said last year people did not report tornado signs as frequently and even though some may not recognize whether it is or is not a tornado they see, it is good they are looking for them. The National Weather Service has Coles County under a severe thunderstorm watch, and Ensign said there should be clearer sky this coming weekend.


Doudna construction to continue into June Staff Report @den_news Construction in the Doudna Fine Arts Center continues into the summer as workers strive to complete the glass work that has been going on for some time. Dwight Vaught, the assistant dean of Doudna, said the current construction is part of repair and update work for the glass that fell two years ago. “What they’re doing is taking every frosted glass panel off the walls

of the theater and adhering a really strong, protective film to the back side,” he said. “Then, they’re putting the glass back up.” Workers were not able to start the project sooner because of the school schedule and constant flow of traffic, so the project was started shortly after school let out for the summer. “Even if they did it during breaks, it really wasn’t going to give them enough time to get up there and take everything down,” he said. The work began on May 13. DOUDNA, page 3


The Daily Eastern News | NEWS

Local weather Today


Partly Sunny Mostly Sunny High: 82° High: 84° Low: 63° Low: 64° For more weather visit

T h e D a i ly Eastern News

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013 Social Media |Job search

Facebook used as screening tool Students need to monitor social media for improper posts By Samantha McDaniel @SamMcDaniel20 Editor’s Note: Student names have been changed to protect their identity.

A year ago, Alicia Neal had only one Facebook account, now she has two, which she regulates constantly The Daily Eastern News through her email. 1802 Buzzard Hall Eastern Illinois University Neal, the director of bands at Charleston, IL 61920 Eastern, created her second Face217-581-2812 book page a year ago during her po217-581-2923 (fax) sition as assistant director of bands and assistant
 director of athletic Night Staff Editorial Board bands at the University of Minnefor this issue sota, after repeated attempts by her Editor-in-Chief Night Chief students to add her as a friend. Zachary White Zachary White She would tell her students at the Lead Designer beginning of each semester that she Marcus Smith does not friend students and then News Editor Samantha McDaniel Copy Editors/Designers decided it would be beneficial to DENnewsdesk@gmail. Robyn Dexter have a profile that was open to evcom Samantha McDaniel eryone. Advertising Staff “One I keep open, I don’t block Opinions Editor Robyn Dexter it from anyone,” Neal said. Account Executive Rachel Eversole-Jones This is the only form of social media Neal will add current, past or Faculty Advisers Online Editor Cayla Maurer future students to. Editorial Adviser She even uses this profile as a recom Lola Burnham cruiting tool for potential students Photo Adviser Brian Poulter who want to talk about Eastern’s Photo Editor Amanda Wilkinson music program, she said. DENphotodesk@gmail. Adviser The increasing swing to online com Bryan Murley Publisher communication makes Facebook a John Ryan good way for potential students to Sports Editor Michael Spencer Business Manager meet professors or — in Neal’s case Betsy Jewell — the director of a band they may Press Supervisor want to join. Tom Roberts Neal, who keeps track of what students post on her page, said she Get social with The Daily Eastern News does not want things posted that could reflect badly on her, nor does she want to post things that would The Daily Eastern News be questionable, which is why she separated the two into different dailyeasternnews pages. “I know students will sometimes @den_news post things that I’ll hear that are questionable, and I’ll talk to the dennews students,” Neal said. Visit our website: Some things that are considered questionable would be discussions About about colleagues, inappropriate topThe Daily Eastern News is produced by the students of Eastern Illinois University. It is published daily Monics like sex or drugs, and provocaday through Friday, in Charleston, Ill., during fall and tive statements. spring semesters and twice weekly during the sumShe said she has never had a mer term except during university vacations or examinations. One copy per day is free to students and faculproblem with students posting ty. Additional copies can be obtained for 50 cents each questionable items on her page. in the Student Publications Office in Buzzard Hall. Her professional Facebook page The Daily Eastern News is a subscriber to McClatchyTribune Information Services. aaaaaaaaaaaaa is linked to her email, and she said “Tell the truth and don’t be afraid.”


Advertising To place an advertisement or classified ad in The Daily Eastern News, call the ads office at 5812812 or fax 581-2923. Visit our online advertisements at Comments / Tips Contact any of the above staff members if you believe your information is relevant. aaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Kali said people should moderate what is put up or said on a Facebook profile. With the knowledge that employers and family members look at social sites, Kali said she tries to keep her social media pages as clean as possible. “My mom is on there, and she doesn’t want to see me doing anything bad,” Kali said. “I think it just looks trashy if you have a bunch of incriminating photos.”

“It is like the wild, wild west on Facebook,” -Linda Moore Director of Career Services soon as she made them. “I’ve never put anything, like I don’t use curse words, ever since I’ve gotten it,” Kali said. When a picture gets posted, or she is tagged in a photo where she can potentially look bad, she untags herself and asks the person to remove the picture. For example, Kali was tagged in a photo put up by her roommate showing Kali with alcohol in the background, and she said she asked to be removed from Facebook. “She didn’t realize you could see the background because it was at a friend’s house, so she took that picture down,” Kali said.

Horror stories of people being fired or passed over for jobs are something that Kali thinks about when she looks at her pages. She said she knows employers look at her social sites and if what they can see if incriminating, she will not get the job she wants. While laws sometimes stop employers from requiring social media passwords, no laws that stop employers from checking social media sites, she said—and she does not want any issues to arise. “I’ve heard stories of a bridesmaid at a wedding, she had a wine glass in her hand and she got fired because of that,” Kali said. “You are

representing your company.” Linda Moore, the director of Career Services, said Facebook is not the way students should be communicating with employers. “It is like the wild, wild west on Facebook,” Moore said. If students want to communicate with employers, they should be on sites like LinkedIn and other platforms that are made for that type of communication, she said. Because employers do some types of filtering through Facebook, Moore said students should regulate what they post, but should also just simply make sure their privacy settings are set so only friends can view the page. Students also have to be careful of what they post. Neal said this is why she has two Facebook accounts for the two sides of her life and regulates the content of her pages. All it takes is for someone to copy, share, like or tag a photo for it to be visible by more than personal friends. “Once you put something on the Internet, it is always out there and people can find it,” Neal said. Samantha McDaniel can be reached at 581-2812 or

Student Senate prepares for fall semester

Corrections The Daily Eastern News is committed to accuracy in its coverage of the news. Any factual error the staff finds, or is made aware of by its readers, will be corrected as promptly as possible. Please report any factual error you find to Editor-in-Chief Rachel Rodgers at 581-2812. Employment If you would like to work for The Daily Eastern News as a reporter, photographer, columnist, cartoonist, copy editor, designer or videographer, please visit at the newsroom at 1802 Buzzard Hall.

Staff Report @den_news

Attention postmaster: Send address changes to: The Daily Eastern News 1802 Buzzard Hall Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL 61920

she checks everything that is posted. She said students tend to post questionable material when they think their peers will be the only ones who see it. But with the increasing use of social media, professionals and students have to take more precautions because employers look at social media sites to see what potential employees have done. Kali, an Eastern student, said she started regulating her social sites as

c ampus | Government

Senate members finalize details for First Night, Pantherpalooza

Printed by Eastern Illinois University on soy ink and recycled paper.

gr aphic By Samantha Mcdaniel

A few Student Senate members will be meeting over the summer to get a head start on projects for the fall semester. Jesse Green, who will be the Student Senate speaker for fall, said a committee of three members and the members of the executive board will be recruiting and planning the

events for the first weeks of the fall semester. “Primarily, we are going to be working on preparing for the upcoming year and getting a head start, so we can hit the ground running come next year,” Green said. Green said one of the Student Senate member’s main focuses is to have a presence at a majority of the Debut days and open houses during the summer. The Student Senate will have a table where they can talk with the incoming students, he said. “We have a couple student senators that are going to be helping out that were freshmen last year,” Green said. “I think that will be a big help in reaching out to the incoming students.”

Hannah Edwards, the summer senate committee chairwoman, said they met Thursday and will have another meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Student Activities Center in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Edwards said they are in the process of updating the Student Senate brochure for their table by updated the descriptions for each committee and they will be comparing them with the bylaws to make sure they are correct. “I don’t know how old the brochure is, but it is pretty old, so we are updating the committee descriptions,” Edwards said. For the fall, they will recruit to fill the open Student Senate seats for the semester, Green said.

They will give out the brochure and will have applications available for any students who want to apply for an open spot, he said. Edwards said they will be working on different projects starting in June. Edwards said the descriptions have to be updated so anyone applying for a fall position will know what committees are responsible for. The executive board will also be meeting three times over the summer to plan the major events for the fall, like First Night and Pantherpalooza. “We are going to make sure to get all our plans basically set in stone this summer for the fall,” Green said.

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013



Marcus Smith | The Daily Eastern Ne ws

Giving garden to combat local poverty issues By Samantha McDaniel @SamMcDaniel20 To combat the rising levels of poverty and hunger in Charleston, city members have paired with Student Community Service to create a garden that will grow fresh vegetables for the local pantry. The Giving Garden, located behind the VFW Hall at 1821 20th St., will be growing tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and zucchinis throughout the summer. Rachel Fisher, the director of the Student Community Service Office, said there are opportunities for everyone to help plant and harvest the crops. “This is a dynamic opportunity as we all work together to ensure that everyone will receive the enjoyment of fresh produce,” Fisher said. The Giving Garden received its name from the old idea of a community garden. “It is the community rallying to support itself, so the Giving Garden is

there to give back to the community that it is a part of,” Fisher said. The project started two years ago in a testing phase on small plots of land that grew 80 lbs. last year. The pilot phases allowed the main volunteers to learn the techniques required to grow the produce. “We were looking at the rates of poverty and hunger in our community and having real discussion about the opportunity for everyone in our community to have fresh produce — if it was of interest to them,” Fisher said. After talking with the food pantry showed interest, Fisher told some city members. The Charleston Park and Recreation Department donated the land for the plot. The other supplies from the tools to seeds were donated by private citizens and different businesses around Charleston. The plot will be 20 ft. by 20 ft. “Our goal is that as we get through this summer and we move into the

YOUNGSTOWN APARTMENTS 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE OR APARTMENT 217-345-2363 916 Woodlawn Dr. (south of 9th st.)

PRICES REDUCED $275-$325/PERSON Beautifully Landscaped in the Woods! Private Balconies with wood views! Free Trash and Parking! Close to campus! Use Financial Aid to pay your rent! Washer and Dryer in units! !

fall, we will start to transition and start to make this a year-round garden,” Fisher said. “There is a possibility of some miniature green house and some other options.” Along with the goal to make the garden year-round, she said they hope to harvest 500 lbs. of vegetables this year. Fisher said in the future they hope to make the garden an educational opportunity as well, by offering information about learning to plant gardens. Fisher said she hopes the garden will be started over the weekend. People can volunteer to help with the garden by contacting the Student Community Service Office at 5813967 or “It really is a community response to hunger,” Fisher said.

Samantha McDaniel can be reached at 581-2812 or

The Daily Eastern News | CAMPUS


“The biggest piece that people count on – the loans, the Pell, the MAP – they’re not available really,” he said. Eastern has also been able to award about $28,000 in Access to Education Award money to students. Donna said the award is like a grant or scholarship in that it does not need to be paid back, and it is need based. “We actually had some left over from the regular academic year,” he said. In all, students were given about $547,000 for summer aid — $356,000 less than last summer, Donna said. He said the reason it has decreased is because there has been no additional Pell Grant funds coming in and summer enrollment is down. “Which comes first, the chicken or the egg?” Donna said. “Was it financial aid making people not enroll or they’re not enrolling so we’re not giving out financial aid?” Students are also able to do federal work-study and work through regular student employment during the summer session. Donna said more than 2,000


Vaught said the film will protect the glass from doing any damage if it falls again. “If another panel were to break, it would just adhere to that film,” he said. “The film they’re using is a film commonly used in bomb blasts and really heavy applications to make sure you can’t break through glass.” The deadline for the completion of the project is June 20. “We’ve given them a five-week deadline from the time they started,” he said. After the glass work is complet-

om E tes fr


0 min

Start the credits rolling! Summer is the perfect time to earn extra credits and get ahead! • No Friday classes • Textbook rental • Affordable courses

Get started today! Summer term begins June 10! Call 217-234-5253 or visit


support your community shop locally 217-581-2816

Amanda Wilkinson can be reached at 581-2812 or



1 Only

students are doing federal workstudy for the summer. He said students need to remember that if they want to be eligible for loans, grants or workstudy, they must fill out the summer financial aid application. The deadline to turn in the application is June 17. There are also scholarships available during the fall and spring semesters that can lighten the burden of bills during the summer, Donna said. He said students must be taking at least six credit hours to be eligible for loans. Donna said for many students, it might be more beneficial to them to just work during summer because they may not be eligible for aid and they can make more money. “Working during the summer is a great way to get more money even if you aren’t in summer school,” he said. “Go home and work at whatever and make as much money as you can, and come back to school and that can help you.”

ed, the “glass canyon” will be reopened, and people will not have to walk outside to get from one part of the building to the other. “We’re really happy it’s getting done,” Vaught said. Other construction in Doudna over the summer includes chiller replacement work on the south side of the building. “That’s something that’s just h o u s e d h e re i n Do u d n a ,” h e said. “It’s for a larger portion of the campus, and they’re just doing some regular, routine maintenance.”

Tweet Tweet

Follow the Daily Eastern News Twitter! den_news


T h e D ai l y Eastern News

W W W. DA I LY E A S T E R N N E W S . C O M TUESDAY | 5.28.13 ISSUE 153, Volume 97


What do you think about Planet Weiner closing?

HERE’S WHAT YOU SAID Eh. Sad to see them go, but not heartbroken. I liked the atmosphere more than the food. Just my opinion though. James Calderon

Kind of sad to seem them go, owner seemed pretty cool and I liked a lot of the burgers they had there. While I am not longer a student they were one of my favorite places to eat. To me it is a sign that students need to do more exploring of all the great places to eat, rather than just eating at the places they know. NIKE OGUNBODEDE | The Daily Eastern Ne ws

Brian Shields


That place lasted this long??! Kaitlyn Battey Letters to the editor can be submitted at any time on any topic to the Opinions Editor to be published in The Daily Eastern News. The DEN’s policy is to run all letters that are not libelous or potentially harmful. They must be less than 250 words. Letters to the editor can be brought in with identification to The DEN or to the DENopinions@

“LET’S GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT” How did you spend your Memorial Day weekend? To submit your opinion on today’s topic, bring it in with identification to The DEN at 1811 Buzzard Hall or submit it electronically from the author’s EIU email address to by 4 p.m. today or reply to us on social media.

The DAILY EASTERN NEWS “Tell the truth and don’t be afraid.”

EDITORIAL BOARD Editor in Chief Zachary White

Photo Editor Amanda Wilkinson

News Editor Opinions Editor Samantha McDaniel Robyn Dexter Online Editor Cayla Maurer

Sports Editor Michael Spencer

CONTINUE THE DEBATE ONLINE • Extended letters • Forums for all content

Be cautious of changing weather, possible tornadoes The severe weather seen throughout windows. Our POSITION the country with tornadoes in Oklahoma The Red Cross advises everyone to practice • Situation: Recent weather shifts can lead to Nebraska, and other parts of the country has periodic tornado drills so everyone knows what tornado warnings in our region. • Stance: Students, residents and people of the people more conscious of severe weather. to do if a tornado is impending. region should use caution and prepare for the The two unfounded reports of funPeople should also remember to remove dead worst. nel clouds forming in Coles County clearly or dying limbs from trees to avoid having strong show that residents are paying more attenwinds throw those limbs at properties or othtion to severe weather conditions. er people. With that in mind, we at The Daily Eastern News would like to talk All other objects that could be lifted by tornado winds (trash cans, about planning for the possibility of a tornado. hanging plants, lawn mowers, ect.) should also be secured so they do According to, during any storm people should listen to not become projectiles. their local news or a NOAA Weather Radio in order to stay informed Everyone should also be aware of the telltale signs of tornadoes. They about watches and warnings about the storm. are heralded by dark (often green) clouds, a funnel cloud, or an isolated People should also be aware of their community’s warning system. As lowering of the base of a thunderstorm — known as a wall cloud. Other each community has its own way of warning residents about tornadoes, signs are large hail and a loud roaring noise. residents should be aware of how their warnings go out. If you are caught outside of a building or storm cellar, the Red Cross In Charleston, there is an Outdoor Warning Siren System set up in advises people to find shelter in their car. Once in the car people should order to alert residents of approaching tornadoes, major emergencies, or cover their head with their hands, or if possible a blanket, and keep the possible threat of an attack on the United States. their head below window level. If the alarm is heard, residents should have a safe room designated for The daily editorial is the majority opinion of the editorial board of people to go to in the case of an emergency. The room should be a baseThe Daily Eastern News. ment, storm cellar or an interior room on the lowest floor that has no

Medical marijuana bill needs to be signed Gov. Pat Quinn needs to sign House Bill 001 into law. He has yet to take action on this bill, also known as Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, and now it sits on his desk. Quinn has remained ambiguous throughout the legislative process concerning medical marijuana only saying he is “open-minded” on the subject. This sounds like classic politicking to me, not saying that he is for or against the idea. I wonder why he has yet to commit one way or the other. Is he actually against it, and hoping that he can let it sit on his desk until the legislature goes into recess and let it die on his, or then veto it, in either case starting the process over. I’m sure this is his plan, because if he were in fact in favor of this measure, he would have already signed the bill. I don’t understand what the problem is. We aren’t talking about recreational use — we are talking about giving patients relief from debilitating pain. For those who are unaware of what this bill

Marcus Smith is, it is the most restrictive medical marijuana bill in America — little shock there. It is a pilot program set to sunset in four years, meaning that if it isn’t renewed at this time, it will expire. If it is signed in to law it will go into effect Jan. 1, 2014. It allows for patients to be prescribed marijuana by a physician with who the patient already has an established relationship. The law allows for the possession of 2.5 ounces of marijuana every 14 days for those who have been prescribed it, and doesn’t allow the patient to grow their own at home. The law allows for 60 licensed state dispensaries and 22 licensed cultivation centers. I know what you’re saying: “marijuana is federally illegal.”

The language of the law correctly points out, “States are not required to enforce federal law or prosecute people for engaging in activities prohibited by federal law.” And yes, federal law also needs to be reformed to allow for medical marijuana, but that’s another fight. The law also points out that 99 of 100 arrests are at the state and not federal level, and these numbers come from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reports and Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics. So, it seems to me that part of the aim of this law is to ease the congestion in the courts and penitentiary system, freeing up resources for greater threats to public safety. With all that being said, there are people with debilitating health problems in this country who depend on marijuana to live normal lives, and pharmaceuticals either don’t work or case further problems, and all they are asking for is compassion. Marcus Smith can be reached at 581-2812 or

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013

The Daily Eastern News | CAMPUS


Gone fishing

Amanda Wilkinson | The Daily Eastern Ne ws

Dustin McCall (Right), a Charleston resident, puts a worm on a hook for Jeff Weisener (Left), a Charleston resident, at the Campus Pond Monday. Weisener caught two small fish before it started raining. McCall said he has not fished in the pond for about 10 years.


rock an ad with the


call us at 581-2816

6 The Daily Eastern News | CLASSIFIEDS Help wanted Part time bartender. Flexible hours. No experience necessary. Call (217) 841-3738. ___________________________6/4 Bartending! $250/day potential. No experience necessary. Training available. 800-965-6520 ext 239. __________________________6/13

For rent 2 Bedroom apartments on 9th Street. Available fall. All inclusive pricing. 549-1449. __________________________5/30 YOU WANT TO LIVE HERE! Great location 2BR/2BA, REDUCED PRICES, W/D, Dishwasher, Walk-in closets, Vaulted Ceilings, Large Balcony, Free Tanning, SO MUCH MORE! Roommate Matching available., 217-345-5515. __________________________5/30 4-6 bedroom house, 2 bath, W/D, A/C 1521 2nd St. $300 each! 217-345-3273 __________________________5/30 2 bedroom house W/D, A/C, D/W 1609 12th St. $300 each! 217-345-3273 __________________________5/30 1 & 2 bedroom apts. for Fall. Good locations, all electric, A/C, trash pick-up & parking included. Locally owned and managed. No pets. 345-7286 __________________________5/30 5 & 6 bedroom houses for fall. Good locations, nice units, A/C, locally owned and managed. No pets. 345-7286. __________________________5/30 SUMMER STORAGE AVAILABLE. 345-7286. WWW.JWILLIAMSRENTALS.COM. __________________________5/30 3 or 4 BR 1012 2nd Street. Large house with double fenced lot. Living room, Game Room, Laundry Room, Kitchen, 2 Baths. Landlords EIU alum. 10 month lease. $295/ month. 217-273-7270. ___________________________6/4 2, 3, and 4 BR apartments near campus. Furnished or unfurnished, trash included. $265/person. 345-6967. ___________________________6/6 4, 5, 6, 7 BR houses near campus. W/D, dishwasher, trash, and mowing included. Pets possible. 345-6967. ___________________________6/6 Large 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA townhouse, very nice. Finished basement, W/D, dishwasher. 345-6967. ___________________________6/6 1 bedroom apts. WATER AND TRASH INCLUDED! OFF STREET PARKING, $390/MONTH. or 345-1266 ___________________________6/6 Fall ‘12-’13: 1, 2, & 3 bedroom apts.! BUCHANAN STREET APTS. CHECK US OUT AT BUCHANANST.COM OR CALL 345-1266 ___________________________6/6 Nice Furnished 4 BR/ 2 BA Apt. W/D, C/A, 3 Blocks from Old Main. With four people, $350/person. Utilities, internet, cable, garbage all included. 1063 10th Street. 217-821-3707 ask for Jeff. __________________________6/13 NOW AVAILABLE, 1025 4th St.: 5 BR, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, LR, DR, kitchen. RENT REDUCED! 618-670-4442 __________________________6/13 1431 9th St: 1 and 2 bedrooms for lease. 217-254-2695. __________________________6/13 Large one bedroom apartment still available. Lowest price in town. Pet friendly, fully furnished, all inclusive. Please call or text 2548458. __________________________6/13

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013

1 bedroom options for Fall, including “ALL INCLUSIVE.” Close, new and modern. Starting at $425.00. 217-232-9595 __________________________6/13 Close to campus 2 bedroom apartment. Pet friendly, all inclusive. Call or text 254-8458. __________________________6/13 1 and 2 BR; close, new and nice., 217-232-9595 __________________________6/13 3 and 4 bedroom apartments close to Lantz Gym. Call or text 254-8458. __________________________6/13 4, 5 and 6 BR houses on 11th St - all have W/D, dishwasher, A/C efficient and affordable., 217-345-9595. __________________________6/13 __________________________6/13 2 BR house 1517 11th St. 11 month lease $275 each for two. 3 blocks from Old Main. Call 549-7031. __________________________6/25 5-7 bedroom homes, $250/person. 217-345-5037 __________________________7/11 CLOSE!!! Apts for 1-3. Grads and Undergrads. Wood Rentals, Jim Wood, Realtor, 345-4489. __________________________7/11 *EIU Staff and Grad Students* 2 BR, 2 BA, 1306 Arthur Ave., 3 1/2 blocks from EIU. All appliances including W/D, trash paid. 348-7746, __________________________7/11 Fall ‘13: Studio apartment. Close to campus, nice, clean, water and trash included. No pets. $285. 217-259-9772. __________________________7/11 Right behind McHugh’s: very nice 2 and 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartments. Cable and internet included. 10 and 12-month leases available, $100 bonus when signing a 12-month lease. 217-493-7559, __________________________7/11 CLOSE TO CAMPUS: 3 BR 2 BA, $266/person. 10 month lease. Begins August 2013. 348-8286. __________________________7/11 *EIU Staff and Grad Students* 2 BR apt., 16 W. Harrison. Stove, fridge, dishwasher, carport, pool, laundry on premises, trash paid. 348-7746, __________________________7/11 Fall 2013: very nice 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 bedroom houses, townhouses, and apartments available. All excellent locations! $100/person signing bonus. 217-493-7559 or __________________________7/11 3-4 bedroom homes. No pets. 217-345-5037. ___________________________ 7/11 Very nice 6 bedroom, 2 bath house. Across the street from O’Brien Stadium with large private backyard., 217-493-7559. ___________________________ 7/11 DELUXE 1 BR APTS: 117 W. POLK, 905 A ST., & 1306 ARTHUR AVE., STOVE, FRIDGE, MICROWAVE, DISHWASHER, WASHER/DRYER, TRASH PD. 217-348-7746, ___________________________ 7/11 Available August 2013 - ONE BLOCK NORTH OF OLD MAIN ON 6th STREET! 1 bedroom apt. 3 bedroom apts. available. 217-348-8249. ___________________________ 7/11 Fall 2013: 2 BR, extra large, close to campus, nice quiet house. A/C, W/D, water, and trash included. No pets. $275/person, $550/month. 217-3453951. ___________________________ 7/11 2 BR APTS: 2001 S. 12th & 1305 18th ST. STOVE, FRIDGE, MICROWAVE, TRASH PD. 217348-7746, ___________________________ 7/11

Fall 2013. All Inclusive 1 Bedroom Apartments. East of Buzzard., 217-345-5832 __________________________7/11 4 BR 2 BA DUPLEX, 1 BLK. FROM EIU, 1520 9th ST. ALL APPLIANCES INCLUDING W/D, TRASH PD. 348-7746, __________________________7/11 217-348-8249. __________________________7/11 Leases beginning Fall 2013 for studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom remodeled and non-remodeled apartments at Lincolnwood-Pinetree. 217-3456000. __________________________7/11 2 BR APTS, 955 4th ST. STOVE, FRIDGE, MICROWAVE, DISHWASHER, 1 CAR GARAGE, WATER & TRASH PAID. 217-348-7746, __________________________7/11 FALL 2013 1812 9TH STREET 1 BED/ 3 BED, 1205/1207 GRANT 3 BED. MUST SEE. CALL/TEXT FOR SPECIALS 217-348-0673/217-549-4011 SAMMYRENTALS.COM. __________________________7/11 Now leasing for August 2013 - 3 BEDROOM HOUSE ONE BLOCK NORTH OF OLD MAIN ON 6th STREET! 217-348-8249. __________________________7/11 Great location! Rent starting at $300/month! Find your studio, 1, 2, or 3 bedroom apartment at Lincolnwood-Pinetree! 217-345-6000. __________________________7/11 LATE RENTAL SEASON DEALS! Three and four bedroom townhouses available at reduced prices. 217-246-3083 __________________________7/11 New 2-bedroom apts. on 9th Street ACROSS FROM BUZZARD! AVAILABLE AUG. 2013 Free Internet! 217-348-8249. __________________________7/11 SUMMER STORAGE, SIZES 4X12 UP TO 10X30, PRICES STARTING AT $30/MONTH. 217-348-7746 __________________________7/11 NEW STUDIO AND 1 BEDROOM APTS Available August 2013! W/D, dishwasher, central heat, A/C! 217-348-8249. __________________________7/11 BRITTANY RIDGE TOWNHOUSES For 3-5 persons, unbeatable floor plan, 3 & 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths, deck, central air, washer, dryer, dishwasher. Free trash and parking, low utility bills, local responsive landlord. Starting @ $210/person. Available Fall 2013, lease length negotiable. 217-246-3083. __________________________7/11 3 bed, 2 bath house for 2013-2014. W/D, pets possible. Off street parking. 1710 11th Street. 273-2507. __________________________7/11 SOUTH CAMPUS SUITES 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSES OR 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH APARTMENTS AVAILABLE FOR FALL 2013. NEWLY CONSTRUCTED! BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED! WATER AND TRASH INCLUDED! FREE TANNING, FITNESS CENTER, & LAUNDRY. PETS WELCOME! USE FINANCIAL AID TO PAY! CALL NOW FOR YOUR SHOWING! 345-5022 __________________________7/11 REDUCED PRICING! CLOSE TO CAMPUS! REMODELED APARTMENTS! 2 & 3 BEDROOMS AVAILABLE...USE YOUR FINANCIAL AID TO PAY. ROOMMATE MATCHING AVAILABLE. CALL TODAY 3455022 __________________________7/11 5, 3, BEDROOM HOUSES. 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH APARTMENTS. 1026 EDGAR $250. 348-5032 549-4074. __________________________7/11

Grads, Transfers, Faculty, Staff Housing for 1-3 Available both sides of campus

See our website, Call for appointment!

1512 A Street, P.O. Box 377 Charleston, IL 61920 217 345-4489, Fax 345-4472

1, 2, 3, and 4 BEDROOM APARTMENTS AVAILABLE JUNE OR AUGUST *Quiet locations *As low as $285/mo each person

For appointment

phone 217-348-7746 Since 1965


Stop flirting with me... Advertise in the DEN!! 217.581.2816



Tweet Tweet

Follow the Daily Eastern News Twitter! den_news

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013

The Daily Eastern News | SPORTS


Photo gallery | IHSA

Athletes run hard at boys state meet

Photos By Marcus Smith | The Daily Eastern Ne ws

Athletes run in heat no. 1 of the 1600-meter run Thursday at O’Brien Field. Michael Brown, a junior at Carmi-White County High School, finished 1st place in the 1600-meter run in the state track meet with a time of 4 minutes and 25.65 seconds.

Derek Williamson (center), a senior at Neoga High School, tries to come from behind in the 4x100-meter relay Thursday at O’Brien Field. Neoga finished 22nd place in the 4x100-meter relay at the state track meet last weekend with a time of 44.54 seconds .

Corey Kersey, a sophomore at Neoga High School, leaves the starting blocks in the 4x100-meter relay.


Corey Kersey, a sophomore at Neoga High School, holds on to a baton before the 4x100-meter relay.

Derek Williamson, a senior at Neoga High School, takes a drink of water after the 4x100-meter relay.


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 In college soccer, the focus is less detail oriented but instead focuses on big ideas like efficient use of possession and the ability to move off the ball to find holes in the defense. The Panthers can take a sheet out of their former coach’s book by searching for the players and tactics that will give them an edge in the areas which make a difference. Finding players who have individual skill is important but by searching for players that allow them to find success in the areas that are key to winning OVC soccer matches will be most valuable to the ultimate success of the team.



@DEN_Sports tweet of the day: Mick Viken and Jade Riebold began their preparations Monday for the NCAA track and field national championships scheduled for June 5-8.

S ports

Sports Editor Michael Spencer 217 • 581 • 2812

T H E DA I LY E aste r n News

D a i ly e a s t e r n NE W S . C O M

t u e s day, M ay 28, 2013 N o. 153, V O LU M E 97

tr ack & Field


By Michael Spencer @Den_Sports

garner awards


Panthers vault to Nationals Baseball players Jade Riebold and Mick Viken are on familiar ground. But they are also pretty familiar with the air too. For the third straight year, the two athletes will compete at the NCAA national championships in the pole vault competition. Eastern pole vault coach Kyle Ellis plans to hold a tough week of practice after tapering off the workload last week ahead of the regional meet in Austin, Texas. “We are going to try to squeeze as much training in as we can this week,” Ellis said. Ellis said the Eastern athletes are going to have a last set of practices before easing into the practices onlocation in Eugene, Ore., before the national meet. Riebold and Viken are both going to be at the meet for their third consecutive years. Both athletes are also Eastern transfer students. Viken, a redshirt-junior and 2nd team All-American in 2012, knows that he is up against some tough competition next week. “It’s probably going to take a personal best for me to go All-American again,” Viken said. He enters the competition ranked 10th with a jump of 17.7 feet (5.40 meters). The top 11 pole vault competitors exited regional competition at this height. A jump of 18.8 feet (5.75 meters) was enough to win the NCAA national title last year for Oral Robert’s Jack Whitt who enters this year’s competition ranked fourth. Viken suffered a hamstring injury at the Ohio Valley Conference meet and had not jumped before the regional competition on Saturday. Despite this setback, Viken said he feels sure it will not hold him back. It is a long season and Viken said he feels like injuries come with the territory of being a professional athlete. “Everybody has little things. Everybody is dealing with different things,” Viken said. He said it is important to approach a meet like this as he would any normal meet. “I’m going to stick to the things that I know best,” Viken said. Riebold, also a 2nd team AllAmerican in 2012, made her final jump on Friday following a rain delay. Her final jump put her at 13.5 feet (4.11 meters). The entire top 11 made jumps of that height as well. She enters the national meet ranked seventh. Riebold did not practice on Monday because she was suffering from an illness that appeared some time after the regional meet. The nature of the sickness was not disclosed. “We backed off going into regionals to get her body to feel better and to feel fresh,” Ellis said of Riebold. Her sickness should not hinder her ability to compete at nationals. An Eastern press release reported that junior Jalisa Paramore and senior Dominique Hall were both eliminated before the 100-meter semi-finals. Sophomore Maura Cummins was eliminated in the high jump and finished 26th in the meet.

Staff Report @Den_Sports Sophomores Caleb Howell and Brant Valach, and freshman Jake Johansmeier received All-Ohio Valley Conference baseball honors. The post-season award recipients were announced by the OVC last Tuesday. Meanwhile, Eastern announced that 16 Panther players will play in summer leagues before they return in the fall. Howell earned OVC honors for the second time in a row after being chosen for the all-newcomer team as a freshman. The sophomore led the team with a .362 batting average and .377 in OVC play. His average placed the outfielder at fifth in the OVC overall. Howell also had an Eastern-best .442 on-base percentage. For sophomore and former OVC rookie of the year Brant Valach, it was also his second consecutive year to receive an all-OVC selection. Valach tied with teammate Howell at 64 hits to lead the Panthers. Valach scored 34 times and sent four shots out of the park. Additionally, he hit 19 doubles to tie for sixth on the single-season list in Eastern history. Johansmeier was selected for the AllOVC newcomer team. The right-handed pitcher finished with a 3-4 record in 20 appearances for the Panthers. He had 33 strikeouts and 21 in OVC play. He led the pitching staff for Eastern in ERA during OVC play with

a 3.27 average. Johansmeier came to Eastern last year as one of the top 25 best players in the state of Illinois according to the Prep Baseball Report in 2012. The OVC baseball Player of the Year was Craig Massoni, a junior first baseman for Austin Peay State University. Austin Peay also claimed the Pitcher of the Year award with senior Tyler Rogers. Howell, Valach and Johansmeier will join 13 of their teammates in summer leagues this year. Howell will play with the Gems in Quincy, Ill. while Valach will travel to Wisconsin to play with the Lakeshore Chinooks. Johansmeier will join the Dupage Hounds. The Panthers will place three players in the Coastal Plains league this summer. The CPL is a league that models itself off a professional experience using wooden bats and pulling collegiate baseball players from around the country. Junior infielder Tyler Schweigert will travel to Southern California to play with the Southern California Catch in the California Collegiate league. The CCL is comprised of eight teams and has placed several players in the major leagues since its inaugural season in 1994. Coach Jim Schmitz said before Eastern’s final series with Tennessee-Martin that he was hoping to add some firepower to his lineup for the future. The Panthers’ summer league placements are designed to improve that element of the team’s play.


Eastern can learn from a former coach

Amanda Wilkinson | The Daily Eastern Ne ws

Mick Viken, a red-shirt junior pole vaulter, practices a high-bar drill. Viken along with Jade Riebold, red-shirt sophomore pole vaulter, will advance to the NCAA Track & Field Outdoor National Championships June 5-8 in Eugene, Ore. Viken and Riebold will both be returning to the NCAA Track & Field Outdoor National Championships for their third straight time.

Sophomore David Johansson scratched from the competition on Monday night, finishing 48 th in the javelin throw. Freshman Calvin Edwards finished 48 th in the men’s 20-meter dash. In the steeplechase, senior Britney Whitehead finished 13 th in her heat in a race which finished just af-

ter midnight on Sunday morning following rain delays. The meet is scheduled to take place June 5-8 at the University of Oregon in Eugene. The athletes will leave June 3rd. Michael Spencer can be reached at 581-2812 or

Last season, former Eastern soccer coach Schellas Hyndman’s Major League Soccer club missed the playoffs by four points and only managed to Michael win nine matches over the course of a 34-match season. It is a story that is not dissimilar to the fate of today’s Eastern soccer team. Eastern coach Adam Howarth’s 3-13-1 Panthers struggled to score goals and only won once on the road. The major league team FC Dallas only managed to win three times on the road in 14 matches. However, this season, Hyndman has managed to steer FC Dallas into the lead of the Western Conference and is unbeaten at home this season. FC Dallas recently defeated the 2012 Western Conference champions, the San Jose Earthquakes, 1-0. The obvious question lies in how exactly a coach turns a team around in a single season. How does a college coach influence a team in a way to facilitate such a dramatic change in less than a year? It takes a bit of luck, some shrewd player selection and tactics designed specifically to beat teams in areas key to winning collegiate soccer matches. FC Dallas focused on the tactics that make a team successful in the MLS. They managed to find a lineup that could consistently pass the ball

up from the back and connect in the midfield. All the top teams in the league possess this quality. The LA Galaxy, the SeatSpencer t l e So u n d e r s , the New York Red Bull, Sporting KC and other top MLS squads all have players that move off the ball well when their defense manages to win back possession. For Eastern, this is not as straight forward. It is not so easy to find great talent with a limited recruiting pool. However, a tactical change that focuses on what is necessary to win in the OVC will allow the Panthers to find success at the collegiate level. As far as a recruiting pool is concerned, Hyndman’s FC Dallas has in no way used a single talisman player to galvanize their attack. Following U.S. international Brek Shea’s move to English Premier league team Stoke City, FC Dallas focused on capitalizing on set pieces. In the first eight matches of the season, FC Dallas grabbed five goals from corners and free kicks. The ability to convert on set pieces is essential to success at the top level of professional soccer where the ability to do the little things right is ultimately the difference between a winning and a losing season. EASTERN, page 7

Issue 153 Volume 97  

May 28, 2013