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.
Iraq War veteran and gay rights activist Eric Alva will present “The End of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Cerf Center at Eureka College. Cost is $5. For reservations or more information, call (309) 467-6420. The now-retired staff sergeant was the first American soldier injured in the Iraq War. He was visited by President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Hailed as… Continue Reading »
The family of the late Julia Colorado, a Eureka College Spanish professor who died in October, has donated funds to create a scholarship in her memory. The Celestino Colorado family of Edwards donated $45,000 to establish the Julia Colorado Memorial Scholarship. The funds will be combined with $5,000 in memorial gifts from Colorado’s students, co-workers and friends to endow a permanent scholarship to support international travel experiences for Eureka College students. Colorado taught at… Continue Reading »
Eureka College faculty and staff were recognized for their years of service and received service pins at the college’s annual holiday dinner for employees Dec. 18. Personnel and their years of service are: 30 years: Sodexo dining services employee Lola Brielman of Eureka 25 years: dean of admissions and financial aid Kurt Krile of Eureka and operations and maintenance employee Roger Bennett of Lacon 20 years: director of development, alumni and events Ken Baxter… Continue Reading »
Lori Guth of Washington received the Eureka College staff recognition award at the annual holiday dinner for faculty and staff Dec. 18. Guth is human resources coordinator. She has been employed at the college since 2006, and she received a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from the college in 2010. “Lori Guth is a dedicated and loyal employee who goes above and beyond the call of duty each day in serving the campus community,” said… Continue Reading »
The Eureka College Women’s Board is selling cookbooks, holiday wreaths and poinsettias to support projects that benefit Eureka College students, including scholarships, improvements to residence halls and academic buildings, furniture for residence halls, library equipment and funding for arts programming. The three-ring hardbound cookbook titled “‘Neath the Elms II” includes more than 200 recipes from women’s board members, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the college. Cost is $15. The balsam wreaths measure 24 inches… Continue Reading »