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Students precede college with music tour

First-year Kara Hartman took a year off after high school to travel the country with Captive Free, a program that prepares young people to travel as part of a  praise and worship team to various parts of America and other countries.  First-year Sarah Biddix was also a part of the […]

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Rebuilding continues in New Orleans

 Students from Eastern have been lending a helping hand to New Orleans for the past four years.   This year, the group consisted of seniors Krystal Cairns, Laura Lockyer, Julie Peiffer, junior Amy Fischer, sophomore Kristi Kraft, alumnae Rebekah Miller and librarian Jonathan Beasley, who served as advisor of the trip.  […]

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Students prepare to “walk where Jesus walked”

 Dr. Kenneth Maahs, a Biblical studies professor, is taking his almost-annual trip to Israel with interested students from May 23 to June 8. According to Maahs, during the 17-day pilgrimage the students will walk where Jesus walked and see almost what Jesus saw.    “I am hoping that, through this […]

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Party hopping with a purpose

   The Student Activities Board welcomed students back for the spring semester in a flash on Jan. 23–with five dance parties in five locations. The “Flash Dance” was a unique event that took students party hopping all across the campus. Those planning to attend signed up beforehand so that the […]

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First year debuts with Braided Rain

 The power of coming together and making the best use of an opportunity is the story of Braided Rain. First year Erin Baliles formed the musical trio with her sister Caris and friend Madison “Madi” Hart.   The singers are currently separated as they each attend a different college: Erin […]

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Students share their hearts and talents at Haiti benefit concert

 In response to the devastation in Haiti, the Student Activities Board quickly put together a benefit concert on Jan. 23 called “Music & Words for Haiti.” The three-hour concert featured students, faculty, staff and alumni with talents ranging from singing and rap to prophetic words and testimonies.  Those in attendance […]

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Married students share joys and hardships

Some students came back from summer vacation with stories of summer fun, while others returned with exciting experiences to share. Others arrived with a brand new, life-changing status: They were married.  Senior Rachel Walter and husband Eric Walter, Eastern alumni, got married in July. The couple, who met at Eastern, […]

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Campus provides a home for RDs and families

Once a year, parents like to bring their children to work with them to give them a taste of the work world. But some parents live where they work, making virtually every day “Bring Your Child to Work Day.” Eastern serves as the permanent home for resident directors Theresa Noye, […]

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Great gifts for $20 or less

College students aren’t exactly known for having loads of money. That is why they call us “poor.” Still, when the gift-giving season rolls around, we don’t want to stiff all of those people who have been with us through thick and thin. To make sure that no hearts are crushed […]