Alumni Events

Homecoming bonfire

Upcoming Events
At-A-Glance

Online webinar presentation for the Imperial Cities tour
September 3

Lincoln Bowl at Knox College
September 6

GOLD Professionals Meet & Greet
Peoria – September 18
Bloomington-Normal – September 26

Navy Pier Admissions Fair/Alumni Gathering
September 27

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

Missed the Summer Travel Meetings about the Imperial Cities and Memorials of War?

Informational webinar

  1. Memorials of War: Normandy & Paris: March 12–21, 2015
  2. Imperial Cities: Prague, Budapest, and Vienna: June 15–25, 2015

Couldn’t make the encore informational meeting about our two international trips being offered in 2015? An online webinar presentation for the Imperial Cities tour will be presented on September 3 at 4 pm. Register for the webinar presentation.


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

Homecoming 2014

Homecoming is COMING! Be sure to come back on Friday , October 3 for Homecoming Convocation, Homecoming games, Athetic Hall of Fame Induction, Torchlight Parade, Bonfire and Homecoming Happening Pep Rally. Saturday will hold the traditional Homecoming Parade On Saturday we will celebrate FPA Hall of Honor inductee, Bill Davis and the 1993 Elite 8 and 1994 National Champions and recognize our Alumni Award Recipients. Check out the full schedule and honorees.


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.


GOLD Professionals Meet & Greet Opportunities

Join us for the Eureka College Central Illinois GOLD Professionals Network Receptions (All alums welcome!). Mix and mingle with other young professionals in the Peoria and Bloomington/Normal area! FREE appetizers and cash bar, great atmosphere and company!

Peoria Gathering

  • Thursday, September 18
  • 5–6:30 pm
  • Kelleher’s Irish Pub and Eatery, 619 Southwest Water Street (Peoria Riverfront)
  • FREE appetizers and cash bar provided
  • RSVP by September 16 at alumni@eureka.edu or call 877-892-7823

Bloomington/Normal Gathering

  • Thursday, September 26, 5–6:30 pm
  • Medici, 120 North Street, Normal
  • FREE appetizers and cash bar provided
  • RSVP by September 23 at alumni@eureka.edu or call 877-892-7823

Navy Pier Admissions Fair/Alumni Gathering

Eureka College Alumni in the Chicago area are encouraged to come out to Navy Pier on Saturday, September 27 between 11 and 3 and say hello to our Admissions Team who will be participating the Fall National College Fair. Think of prospective students (children, nieces, nephews, neighbors, friends) you know that you would like to introduce to Eureka College and bring them along!

Alumni will gather at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant and Market from 3 to 4:30 p.m. for free appetizers and cash beverages. Please let us know to expect you by RSVPing at alumni@eureka.edu. We have compiled a list of links for a bunch of free things to do in Chicago that weekend. We will be happy to email you the list upon request.

RSVP at alumni@eureka.edu or call 877-892-7823.


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: Memorials of War: Normandy and Paris with Optional 3-Night London Post Tour Extension, March 12–21, 2015

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.


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.