Alumni Events

Homecoming bonfire

Upcoming Events
At-A-Glance

EC Night with Peoria Chiefs baseball
August 22

Sanders Hall dedication ceremony
August 26

Imperial Cities and Memorials of War informational meeting
August 28

Online webinar presentation for the Imperial Cities tour
September 3

Lincoln Bowl at Knox College
September 6

Homecoming
October 3–4

ROCKtober in Vegas!
October 10–12

Leadership Connections Conference
November 14–15

Holiday Concert 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 12–21, 2015

Prague, Budapest and Vienna
June 15–25, 2015

Memorials of War: Paris & Normandy Travel Opportunity Webinar Presentation on July 22

As the world celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Normandy, France, the Eureka College Alumni Office has announced plans for an additional International Travel Opportunity slated for March 12–21, 2015.

Title: Eureka College presents Memorials of War: Normandy & Paris
Date: Tuesday, July 22
Time: 4:30–5pm


EC Night at Dozer Field on August 22

Come on out and enjoy a night of great baseball in the Friendly Confines at Dozer Field in Downtown Peoria as the Peoria Chiefs play the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

Details:

  • Gates open at 5:30 pm
  • Buffet available from 6-8 pm
  • Game time is at 6:30 pm
  • Fireworks, Prizes, fun for the whole family!
  • Cost: $34 per person, Kids 3&nbdash;10: $25 per person. (children under 3 are free)
  • Includes an all you can eat buffet with the classic ballpark fare: grilled hamburgers, grilled hot dogs, grilled chicken breasts, seasoned baked beans, baked potato salad, homemade chips & dip, fresh fruit salad, homemade apple pie.

Reserve your tickets by August 20 at alumni@eureka.edu or call 877-892-7823.


Sanders Hall dedication ceremony

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Eureka College will be hosting the dedication ceremony for Sanders Hall on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 10:30 am at the southeast corner Of Vennum-Binkley Hall. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by August 19, 2014 877.892.7823 or development@eureka.edu.

Learn more about Sanders Hall.


Football Season is almost here!

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

Lincoln Bowl
Lincoln Bowl
  • Date: September 6
  • Opponent: Knox College
  • Location: Knox College, Galesburg, IL
  • White-out game (shirts will be available for purchase)
  • Red Devil Fan Bus
  • 9:30 am: departure from Reagan Center
  • 11–12:30 pm: Pre-game tailgate in Knox College athletic parking lot

Cost: (includes bus ride and Michael’s box lunch at tailgate)
Students: $5 / Alumni and Friends: $10

RSVP to the Alumni Office at 877-892-7823 or 467-6317.

Coach Traister Birthday Party: The Cupcake Bowl
  • Date: September 13
  • Place: McKinzie Field
  • Opponent: Northwestern Minnesota

Come out to McKinzie Field for Parents’ Day and help us celebrate Coach “Doc” Traister’s 94th birthday. Cupcakes will be served!

Homecoming
  • Dates: October 3–4
  • 9 pm Friday: New! Torchlight Parade and Bonfire
  • 10 am Saturday: Parade
  • 11–12:30: Tailgate Party
  • 1 pm: Kickoff vs. Martin Luther

Look for a detailed schedule in your mailbox in the coming weeks!

Football Alumni Recognition Day
  • Date: October 18
  • Place: McKinzie Field
  • Opponent: MacMurray

Pre-game recognition and hospitality tent for all football alumni. More details to come.

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

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


SAVE the DATE! Homecoming is coming October 3–4!

Homecoming logo 2014

Homecoming is always one of the BEST weekends of the whole year on Campus and this year will be no exception! The big news is that the annual Torchlight Parade and Bonfire have been combined with the Homecoming Happening Pep Rally and moved to Friday evening, October 3 at 9 pm so that alumni can enjoy it too!

Saturday will hold the traditional Homecoming Parade at 10 am followed by the Alumni Board Tailgate pre-game party. Kick-off for the Game is at 1 pm. Look for a detailed schedule of all our Homecoming events soon!


Rocktober in Vegas Again and AGAIN!

Bradley Kenny, ‘89 has invited Eureka College Alumni back again for a gathering Las Vegas, NV, October 10-12, 2014. If you love Vegas, what better weekend to go than one hosted by Eureka College alum, Bradley Kenny?

The weekend includes an alumni gathering at the CPK and Associates annual party, The Las Vegas Cirque du Soliel show, “KA” and brunch at the House of Blues. Celebrate your alma mater and make some new memories with classmates that you won’t soon forget. Start planning now to join us for this great weekend in Las Vegas!

For additional information on any of these events and to make your reservations, contact the Alumni Office at 877-892-7823 or email alumni@eureka.edu.


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

Due to severe weather conditions, the Alumni Alumni Leadership Connections Conference was cancelled two hours before its scheduled start on January 31. The Alumni Office is excited to share with you that through collaboration with the administration and student leadership on campus, we have secured a NEW Weekend for our alumni leadership conference to take place. We are working to have all the speakers back on NOVEMBER 14&15, 2014 to make their presentations, just as they were planned for this past January 31/February 1. Please mark your calendars now and plan to attend. The conference runs concurrently with the Student Leadership Conference offering the opportunity to mingle with students and later break into informational sessions that will challenge you and connect you with the Eureka Community. Your life will be enriched as you learn, connect and grow as a person and as a professional. For more information go to www.eureka.edu/alumni/leadership-conference.


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. An informational meeting on the Imperial Cities: Prague, Budapest and Vienna will be held at the college in Cerf Center on Thursday, June 19th at 6:30 p.m.

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.