The true purpose of education is to realize the potential of the whole person. At Eureka College the student's potential is realized not only by the accumulation of knowledge but also by challenging experiences, both in the classroom and in co-curricular activities.
From doctors to lawyers, to PhDs and business leaders, to teachers and government officials, to a leader of the free world, Eureka College alumni have been making a difference the world over for nearly 160 years.
Fourteen students were inducted into the Eureka College chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, an international honor society in social science, at a banquet April 10. They are Thomas Brewer of Tremont, Neal Buck of Riverton, Patrick Chismarick of Streator, Joshua Doerr of Peoria, Timothy Dooley of Ottawa, Nicholas Howell of Crystal Lake, Heather Kentzel of Mackinaw, Audra Martin of Mt. Morris, Jessica Masinelli of Groveland, Ryan Miller of Frankfort, Robert Moland of Aurora, Michael… Continue Reading »
Sister Judith Ann Duvall O.S.F., Chairperson of the OSF Healthcare System Board of Directors, will deliver the commencement address at Eureka College May 10. She will share a message about faith, service and leadership with approximately 170 graduates at the 10:30 a.m. ceremony at Rinker Amphitheatre. "Sister Judith Ann has received numerous awards for service and leadership," said Eureka College President J. David Arnold. "As a strong leader whose life and professional activities represent the… Continue Reading »
The Eureka College Concert Band will perform at 7 p.m. April 27 in Becker Auditorium in the Cerf Center. The concert is free and open to the public. The 35-member ensemble will be joined by several members of the Illinois Central College Band to perform original, contemporary wind band works by James Barnes, Clifton Williams and Brian Balmages. Christopher Render directs the Eureka College Red Devil Bands, which include the concert band and a… Continue Reading »
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 »
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 »