Media Relations

Michele Lehman
Coordinator of Media Relations
309-467-6318
mlehman@eureka.edu

EC students to portray figures from Eureka’s past in May 4 cemetery walk

  The Eureka College Theatre Department and the Woodford County Historical Society will host their sixth annual cemetery walk from 2 to 4 p.m. May 4 at Olio Township Cemetery, 1015 S. Main St., Eureka. Eureka College students will portray citizens from Eureka’s past. The students have researched the people’s lives and will be wearing costumes indicative of the time periods. The student actors are Kristen Franz of Metamora, Kirsti McDonnell of Washington, Hannah Lane… Continue Reading »

Phillips Theological Seminary president to deliver baccalaureate sermon at EC

The Rev. Gary Peluso-Verdend, president of Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa, will give the sermon at the Eureka College baccalaureate service for graduates at 6:30 p.m. May 9 in the Cerf Center. The service is free and open to the public. Peluso-Verdend’s sermon will focus on what he calls “the monumental challenges and opportunities for service in our globalized society, in which the calling of laity to just and compassionate living has never been more important.”… Continue Reading »

EC names Ronald Reagan Leadership Fellows

Matthew Caldwell Ellé LeClaire Robert “Bobby” Mathius Johnny Tran Trever Zeibert Sarah Zuniga Eureka College has selected six incoming freshmen as Reagan Fellows in the Ronald W. Reagan Leadership Program. The award, based on leadership, service and academic excellence, includes a full-tuition scholarship over four years and global travel and professional mentorship opportunities. The students were selected from a field of 90 semifinalists in a competition held on campus in February. They are: Matthew Caldwell,… Continue Reading »

Flanagan, Tucson women receive Disciples of Christ scholarships to attend EC

  Alixandrie Cox of Flanagan and Stephanie Sager of Tucson have received Disciples Leadership Program scholarships to attend Eureka College this fall. The full-tuition, four-year scholarships are awarded to two freshmen each year based on membership in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), leadership, academic excellence and the commitment to explore during college a life of faith-based servant leadership. Fellows receive two on-site mentorships exploring service anywhere in the world. The program accepts students from… Continue Reading »

EC appoints new provost

The vice president for academic affairs at Saint Joseph's College, Rensselaer, Ind., has been named provost and dean at Eureka College. Daniel J. Blankenship will begin duties June 1. "Dr. Blankenship's nearly 30 years of higher education experience in administration, teaching, research and interdisciplinary collaboration will be a welcome addition to our campus community," said Eureka College President J. David Arnold. "I look forward to partnering with him to move Eureka College's academic success to… Continue Reading »