Alumni Events

Homecoming bonfire

Upcoming Events
At-A-Glance

Football Senior Day
November 1
Leadership Connections Conference
November 14–15

EC Night at the San Francisco Opera: La Bohème
November 19

Chicago-area Pizza & Basketball gathering
November 25

Home for Christmas with Mary Finch ’84 of the San Francisco Opera
December 14

Memorials of War: Normandy & Paris with Optional 3-Night London Post Tour Extension
March 17–26, 2015

Prague, Budapest and Vienna
June 15–25, 2015

Football Season is here!

We have planned some wonderful events for this year’s games.

Senior Day
  • Date: November 1
  • Place: McKinzie Field
  • Opponent: Iowa Wesleyan

Halftime recognition of senior fall sport athletes. More details to come.


Mark Your Calendars: The Alumni Leadership Connections Conference Weekend is November 14 & 15, 2014
Alumni Leadership Conference

The Eureka College Alumni Board and Eureka College Student Leadership Ambassadors have developed the annual Alumni Leadership Conference to bring together an elite group of alumni and students on Friday evening , November 14 and Saturday, November 15. This event runs concurrently with the Student Leadership Conference, offering the opportunity to mingle with students and later break into informational sessions that will challenge and connect you with the Eureka community.Presenters include trustee Bill King ’70, leadership coach Dina Emser ’65, entrepreneuer Anna Palmer ’07, faculty member Dr. Ann Fulop, etiquette expert Nonnie Owens and career services director, Kelly Harris.

Registration opens on October 20. Learn more.


Eureka College Night at the San Francisco Opera: La Bohème on Wednesday, November 19

The Alumni Office at Eureka College and San Francisco Opera singer Mary Finch ’85 invite you to La Bohème on Wednesday, November 19 at 7:30pm. San Francisco Opera is pleased to offer alumni and their family and friends a very special 30% off regular ticket prices.

Buy tickets

Enter offer code: ERKLB

La Bohème Puccini

When an aspiring poet falls in love with a fragile seamstress, their intense passion is only matched by their youthful idealism. Can their tender relationship survive the cruelties of life? John Caird, the director of two of the biggest stage hits of recent years, Les Misérables and Nicholas Nickleby, brings his unique touch to this new production of Puccini’s beloved opera.

The cast is headed by the “warm, luminous tone and urgently communicative phrasing” (TheClassicalReview.com) of Greek sopranoAlexia Voulgaridou in her Company debut, the “intensely expressive” Michael Fabiano (The New York Times) and Nadine Sierra, whose commanding artistry inspires “awe and delight” (San Francisco Chronicle).

Offer is subject to availability and available through the special offer web page only, not by phone or in person, and expires Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 11:59pm. Offer is valid only for performances listed below and not for tickets previously purchased. This offer does not apply to Balcony Side seats, or to OperaVision or facility fees. Limit 8 tickets per performance. All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges on special offers. A $1 per ticket facility fee is included in the Balcony Rear and Balcony Front section prices; all other sections include a $2 per ticket facility fee. Cast, programs, prices and schedules subject to change. We strongly suggest you order early as performances often sell out. Seating is assigned at the time of purchase and is not reserved in advance for this offer.


Chicago-area Red Devil fans: Pizza & Basketball gathering

The Eureka College Men’s Red Devil Basketball Team will be at North Park University on Tuesday, November 25, and so will the Eureka College Alumni Office! Coach Dave Darnall will also be there, and invites alumni to meet before the game at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria (6649 North Lincoln Avenue) at 5 pm for pizza and a cash bar before the 7 pm game. We will head out to the North Park University (3225 West Foster Avenue) game at 6:30 pm.

Please RSVP by November 21 so we can count you in.


EC Alumni and Friends International Travel Opportunity: Memorials of War: Normandy and Paris with Optional 3-Night London Post Tour Extension, March 17–26, 2015

Trip Highlights

Join us for a moving tour that marks the 70th anniversary of the epic D-Day landings. See Paris through the eyes of those who survived its occupation and liberation. At the Normandy coast, visit Rommel’s castle headquarters and the Caen Memorial Peace Museum. Explore the landmarks of D-Day, including the Pointe Du Hoc Ranger Memorial and the parachute-shaped Airborne museum in the town of St. Mere Eglise. Look out over the beaches whose code names echo through history – Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha, and Utah. Along the way discover the culture of Northern France at Chartres and come to know the stories of the men and women who gave so much in the name of freedom.

  • Embark on a city tour of Paris and learn about life during the German Occupation.
  • Visit Omaha Beach, Omaha Memorial Museum and the U.S. Military Cemetery.
  • Explore the 11th century Le Mont St, Michel, one of the most beautiful abbeys in France.
  • Visit the Caen Memorial Peace Museum, built to commemorate the Battle of Normandy.

Highlights: Paris Vel d’Hiv Memorial, Eiffel Tower Dinner, Normandy, Memorial Peace Museum, D-Day Landing Beaches, St. Mere Eglise, Bayeux Tepestry, le Mont St. Michel, and Chartres Cathedral. The trip lasts 10 days, and includes 13 meals (8 breakfast and 5 dinners), for a total cost of $4,249.

Space is limited. Reserve your spot today! For more information, contact Shellie Schwanke, Director of Alumni Relations at alumni@eureka.edu or 309-467-6316.


EC Alumni and Friends International Travel Opportunity: Prague, Budapest and Vienna in June 2015

The Alumni Office has announced plans for their next international travel opportunity, slated for June 15–25, 2015.

Trip Highlights include

  • Prague, Hradcany Castle, Prague Folklore Dinner and Show, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, Schoenbrunn Palace, Grinzing Evening, Danube River Cruise, Bratislava, Budapest Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion, Szentendre Renaissance Dinner
  • 11 Days, 14 Meals – 9 Breakfasts/5 Dinners
  • Per Person Rates: Double $4,249; Single $5,049; Triple $4,219
  • Includes air and taxes and transportation to and from Chicago O’Hare

Please contact the Alumni Office at 877-892-7823 for more information.