Faculty Colloquium Series kicks off Sept. 25

The Eureka College annual Faculty Colloquium Series will kick off with “Rediscovering Reagan at Eureka” by Eureka College history professor Junius Rodriguez Sept. 25. All colloquiums in the series will be at 3:15 p.m. in the Gammon Room in Melick Library. They are free and open to the public.

Rodriguez’s presentation will explore the college’s comprehensive research initiative that is recreating the culture of the historic era when Ronald Reagan attended Eureka College. The presentation will focus on new discoveries about fall semester 1928 and the historic student strike that occurred on the Eureka College campus and Reagan’s role in it. Reagan, a freshman, gave a speech encouraging the strike and the resignation of the college president.

Other colloquiums by Eureka College faculty members this academic year will be:

  • “The Man Who Built Neverland: A Glimpse Into the World of J.M. Barrie” by assistant professor of theater Marty Lynch Oct. 23.

  • “Educating Millennials: Are They Really Different From Previous Generations?” by associate professor of psychology Ann Fulop Feb. 26.

  • “Discovering Pi” by assistant professor of mathematics Richard Hasenauer April 9.

For more information, contact colloquiums coordinator Erika Quinn at (309) 467-6417.