Media Relations

Michele Lehman
Coordinator of Media Relations

EC holds poetry competition for Illinois high school students

  The Eureka College chapter of Sigma Tau Delta international English honor society is holding a poetry competition for Illinois high school students. Original poems of 100 lines or less may be submitted to Sigma Tau Delta president Erin Springer at by Feb. 21. There is a limit of one submission per student. Submissions will be judged by Eureka College English professor Zeke Jarvis. Winners will be announced at the college’s third annual Writers… Continue Reading »

President Reagan’s brother and sister-in-law leave estate gift to EC

  Eureka College has received a bequest totaling $1 million from the estate of J. Neil and Bess Reagan, Ronald Reagan’s brother and sister-in-law. The bequest was made public during a meeting of the Eureka College Board of Trustees Feb. 7. The announcement was made in conjunction with the 103rd anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan and the 159th Founders’ Day of Eureka College, both which fall on Feb. 6. “The gift from Neil… Continue Reading »

EC Theatre puts festive spin on ancient Greek comedy ‘The Frogs’

  The Eureka College Theatre Department will put a modern spin on an ancient Greek classic when it presents “The Frogs” by Aristophanes at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 through March 1 and 2 p.m. March 2 in Pritchard Theatre. Eureka College theatre professor Holly Rocke will direct the R-rated comedy, in which the characters and set will take on a circus aura, and puppets will share the stage with actors. “The Frogs” was first performed… Continue Reading »

Heart of Illinois Wind Quintet to perform at EC

  The Heart of Illinois Wind Quintet will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. March 4 in McCallister Hall in the Chapel at Eureka College. The program will include: “Wind Quintet No. 1” by Michael Kibbe; “Twelve Variations on ‘Ah Vous Dirai-Je, Maman’” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; “Le Basque” by Marin Marais; “Quintet Op. 16” by Ludwig van Beethoven, featuring piano soloist Myrna Bietz; “Second Little Serious Piece” by Silvestre Revueltas; and “Dance Suite”… Continue Reading »

Social stereotypes subject of EC art exhibit

  Artwork depicting social stereotypes by Eureka College senior Brittany Hougham of Wapella will be on display through February 17 in Burgess Hall Art Gallery at Eureka College. An opening reception will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. February 9 in the gallery. The exhibit includes brightly colored paintings and oversized sculptures depicting 21st century stereotypes, including “contemporary gangsters, nerds and the typical American redneck,” Hougham said. “The works have a three-dimensional aspect that further… Continue Reading »