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.
Eureka native and Eureka College alumna Mary Finch will present "Home for Christmas with Mary Finch" at 4pm December 14 at the Eureka Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 302 S. Main St., Eureka. Finch recently completed her 17th season as a soprano with the San Francisco Opera Chorus. Performing with Finch will be San Francisco Opera Chorus tenor Dan Stanley with Laura Weaver Hughes as accompanist. The program will include selections from the musical… Continue Reading »
Eleanor "Ella" Stewart of Holyoke, Colo., was selected as Eureka College's recipient of the 2014 Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate Award. The award recognizes outstanding academic achievement, campus leadership and extracurricular activities among Illinois college and university seniors. Stewart will attend an awards ceremony at the Old State Capitol, Springfield, and a luncheon hosted by Gov. Pat Quinn in the Executive Mansion Nov. 1. She will receive a certificate, medallion and cash award from… Continue Reading »
A New York attorney who specializes in child welfare cases will present "The Children at Our Door: Unaccompanied Minors from Central America" at Eureka College Nov. 10. Margaret Burt will speak about her experiences assisting several unaccompanied and undocumented youths who have navigated U.S. court systems to find safe homes at 7 p.m. at Melick Library. The presentation is free and open to the public. "In the last year, there has been extensive media coverage… Continue Reading »
Solutions to climate change will be the topic of a presentation at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in Melick Library at Eureka College. Wil Burns, the associate director of the Energy Policy and Climate Program at The Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C., will present "Who Owns the Clouds? Issues Surrounding Geoengineering's Answers to Climate Change." Burns will explore what is being proposed to solve climate change and how people can help effect change. A discussion… Continue Reading »
Eureka College students will trick-or-treat for UNICEF from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 in Eureka. "Students want to support the United Nations Children's Fund because it is a great cause and can supply useful items to children who cannot afford them," said sophomore Lindsey Bertrand of Piper City, who is spearheading the service project. "This opportunity also helps those Eureka College students who participate realize our own power to make an impact in… Continue Reading »