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The Eureka College Student Alliance for a Greener Environment (SAGE) will host a Save Our Awesome Planet (SOAP) Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. April 6 at Rinker Amphitheater. The rain location is the Cerf Center. The event will include live music, artists, educators and vendors. Local farmers and businesses will offer produce and products. Speakers will be from Forest Park Nature Center, the Heart of Illinois Beekeepers Association and other groups. Music will… Continue Reading »
Walt Disney World-inspired artwork by Eureka College senior Erica Utley of Byron will be on display March 28 through April 16 at Burgess Hall Art Gallery, Eureka College. An opening reception will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 28 in the gallery. It is free and open to the public. The “A Colorful Journey” exhibit is inspired by Utley’s spring 2013 internship at Walt Disney World. The paintings and 3-D pieces are brightly colored… Continue Reading »
Eureka College associate professor of mathematics Prabhu Venkataraman will present “Investigating Shapes to Understand Space” at 7:30 p.m. April 15 in the Cerf Center at Eureka College. A reception will follow. The free, public presentation will explore the basic geometry of two- and three-dimensional spaces and consider what the different shapes of these spaces reveal about the possible shape of the universe. The presentation is the final of three Clarence R. Noe Dean’s Lectures… Continue Reading »
The Eureka College Chorale and Chamber Singers will present their annual spring concert at 4 p.m. April 13 in Becker Auditorium in the Cerf Center. A reception will follow. The concert is free and open to the public. Selections will include Mendelssohn’s “How Lovely are the Messengers” from St. Paul; “Tristis Est Anima Mea,” a sacred motet by Johann Kuhnau; an English Madrigal, “All Creatures Now Are Merry Minded,” by John Bennet; “Chindia,” based… Continue Reading »
Eureka College will present its annual alumni awards at a dinner at 6 p.m. April 12 during Alumni Weekend. The dinner is open to the public. Cost is $25 for individuals and $40 for couples. For reservations, call the alumni office at (309) 467-6317 by April 4. Award recipients are Bob Gold of Eureka; Clarence “Pete” Hughes of Roanoke; Charles “Chuck” Coffman and Florence Coffman, both of Pekin; David Windley of Seymour, Ind.; Anna… Continue Reading »