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Part of the Ronald W. Reagan Leadership Program, Reagan Fellows Joshua Matzke, left, and Cody Leach visit the Reagan Memorial Peace Garden on the Eureka College campus, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. The garden includes a bust of Reagan and a piece of the Berlin Wall. (The Pantagraph, Lenore Sobota) Joshua Matzke and Cody Leach didn’t know much about Ronald Reagan before becoming part of a leadership program that bears Reagan’s name at Eureka College. Reagan… Continue Reading »
Eureka College will hold informational meetings about its March 2014 “Shades of Ireland Tour,” which is open to the public. The meetings will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Gammon Room at Melick Library on College Avenue and at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Eureka Public Library, 202 S. Main St. Eureka College Director of Alumni Relations Shellie Schwanke will discuss the itinerary and costs of the trip that will take place March 9 through 18. Trip highlights… Continue Reading »
The Elysium Duo to present a recital titled “Mozart and More!” at 2 p.m. Sept. 15 Commanday to give a free lecture titled “Mozart: The Man and His Music” at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 The Elysium Duo includes Kimberly Risinger, flute, and Molly Madden, harp. They will be joined by cellist David Commanday, Eureka College artist-in-residence and artistic director of the Heartland Festival Orchestra; violinist Sarah Gentry, Illinois State University professor of violin and concertmaster… Continue Reading »
Alina Fernandez, the exiled daughter of former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Cerf Center at Eureka College. Tickets are $5. For reservations or more information, call (309) 467-6420. Drawing from her autobiography titled “Castro's Daughter: An Exile's Memoir of Cuba,” Fernandez will share her experiences of growing up among the elite of Cuban society. Her book published in 1998 by St. Martin's Press describes the political environment… Continue Reading »
The Eureka College Religion and Philosophy Department will present a free, public forum titled "Faith and Politics: How to Cross the Boundary” at 4 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Cerf Center. A question-and-answer period and a reception will follow. A panel of local faith leaders will discuss politics from a faith perspective. Participants will include the Rev. Forrest "Frosty" Krummel Jr., pastor at First Federated Church of Peoria; Kamil Mufti, imam and resident scholar… Continue Reading »