Alumni Events

Homecoming bonfire

Upcoming Events

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

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

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.


  • Gates open at 6:00 pm
  • Buffet available from 6-8 pm
  • Game time is at 7:00 pm
  • Fireworks, Prizes, fun for the whole family!
  • Cost: $35 per person, Kids 3–10: $26 per person. (children under 3 are free)
  • Includes an all you can eat buffet with the classic ballpark fare: BBQ sliced brisket, BBQ pulled pork, homemade mac & cheese, coleslaw, seasoned baked beans, cookies, soft drinks, lemonade, water and cash bar

Reserve your tickets by August 20 at or call 877-892-7823.

Sanders Hall dedication ceremony


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

Learn more about Sanders Hall.

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

Alumni have asked and we have responded. Join us for an encore informational meeting about our two international trips being offered in 2015. This informational meeting will be held on Thursday, August 28 at 6:30 pm in the Cerf College Center’s Rigazio Conference Room.

Informational Meeting

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

Can’t make the meeting? An online webinar presentation for the Imperial Cities tour will be presented on September 3 at 4 pm. Register for the webinar presentation.

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!

  • 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

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

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.