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Former NASA space shuttle commander Scott Altman will speak on “Reaching for the Stars” at 11:30 a.m. April 12 in the Cerf Center at Eureka College. The luncheon is part of the Eureka College Alumni Weekend activities. It is open to the public. Cost is $30. Altman will discuss growing up in central Illinois and his experiences in the U.S. Navy and working in space. Altman logged more than 50 days in space during four… Continue Reading »
The use of bioengineering to treat cancer and create artificial intelligence are among the topics that will be explored at the 60th annual William Thomas Jackson Lecture in Science at 7:30 p.m. April 1 in the Cerf Center at Eureka College. The free presentation titled “Bioengineering Unravels the Mysteries of Life” will be given by Dennis Bahr of Middleton, Wis., director of research and development at Helionx LLC. The company is developing an ion accelerator… Continue Reading »
A concert of string chamber music titled "Great Romantic Quartets: Mendelssohn and Dvorak" will be performed at 2 p.m. March 23 in the Chapel at Eureka College, 300 E. College Ave. The program will include "String Quartet in E Minor, Opus 44 No. 2" by Felix Mendelssohn and "String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Opus 96 (The American)" by Antonin Dvorak. Musicians will include cellist David Commanday, who is Eureka College artist-in-residence and… Continue Reading »
For the sixth straight year, Eureka College students will hold a community service project to provide Eureka residents with free spring cleanup help. The Maroon and Golden Rule project will be from 10 a.m. to noon April 26. Residents may download the job request form and Participant Indemnification and Liability Release form or by contact associate dean of students Shari Rich at email@example.com or 467-6421 by April 7. "We strongly encourage Eureka citizens and… Continue Reading »
Members of the Delta Sigma Phi social fraternity at Eureka College will hold a teeter-totter marathon from 4 p.m. March 22 to 4 p.m. March 23 in the town square at the intersection of Route 24 and Main Street in downtown Washington. Fraternity members will teeter-totter throughout the night. The students will seek donations from drivers stopped at the intersection. Proceeds will go to the city of Washington for tornado relief and to the… Continue Reading »