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Eureka College will present its annual alumni awards at a dinner at 6 p.m. April 12 during Alumni Weekend. The dinner is open to the public. Cost is $25 for individuals and $40 for couples. For reservations, call the alumni office at (309) 467-6317 by April 4. Award recipients are Bob Gold of Eureka; Clarence “Pete” Hughes of Roanoke; Charles “Chuck” Coffman and Florence Coffman, both of Pekin; David Windley of Seymour, Ind.; Anna… Continue Reading »
The Eureka College Summer Arts Festival will offer workshops and camps on stage combat, singing, stringed instruments and children’s theatre. The festival director is David Commanday, Eureka College artist-in-residence and artistic director and conductor of the Heartland Festival Orchestra. The workshops and camps are: Central Illinois Stage Combat Workshop, May 19–June 6 Youth Strings Camp, June 9–14 Children’s Theatre Camp, June 9–13 Summer Choral Camp, June 15–21 Chamber Strings at Eureka, June 19–22 For information,… Continue Reading »
The Eureka College Theatre Department will cap its season with the Christian-themed musical “Godspell,” which runs at 7:30 p.m. April 9, 10, 11 and 13, which is Palm Sunday, and 2 p.m. April 12. The guest director is Chip Joyce of Peoria, who has acted in and directed numerous productions in the Peoria area. Musical director is Laura Weaver Hughes of Eureka. Based on the Gospel according to Matthew and drawing from various theatrical… Continue Reading »
Eureka College assistant professor of mathematics Richard Hasenauer will present “Discovering π” at 3:15 p.m. April 9 in the Gammon Room in Melick Library. It is free and open to the public. Hasenauer will discuss the history of calculating π (pi), a number that is important in a wide range of mathematical problems. The presentation will explore the problem of the calculation of the circumference of a circle, or π, as it was done by… Continue Reading »
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 »