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Spring break 2014 may very well be an experience that participants will tell their children and grandchildren about. For the approximately 40 volunteers who spent the week of March 10 performing tornado relief work, it was an inspiring time that lifted their spirits and confirmed the goodness of humankind. “Soon after the Nov. 17 tornado hit Washington, the leaders of the Eureka College Disciples on Campus and Habitat for Humanity student groups that travel… Continue Reading »
Television host and author the Rev. Dominic Garramone will present “Herb Breads with a Meaning” at 10 a.m. April 5 at the Eureka Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 302 S. Main St., Eureka. Cost is $12. Proceeds will support projects of the Eureka College Women’s Board. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance by contacting Women’s Board member Joan Herron at (309) 231-0910 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Garramone hosted the PBS cooking show “Breaking… Continue Reading »
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 »