Media Relations

Michele Lehman
Coordinator of Media Relations

Peorians Glen and Polly Barton create first-of-its-kind fund to support EC mentorships, scholarships, faculty fellowships

  Eureka College has received a major gift from Glen and Polly Barton of Peoria to establish the Barton Fund. The fund is the first of its kind at Eureka College, as it supports three distinct areas of opportunities for students and faculty. It provides mentorships, scholarships and faculty fellowships to enhance and expand academic and service experiences. “Polly and I continue to be very impressed by the faculty and students at Eureka College,” Barton… Continue Reading »

Washington Mayor Gary Manier receives inaugural President’s Servant Leader Award from EC

Washington Mayor Gary Manier is the recipient of the inaugural President's Servant Leader Award from Eureka College. Manier received the award from college President J. David Arnold at the annual Reagan Dinner at the college Feb. 13. The award initiated by Arnold this year honors people from all spheres of leadership for their values of learning, service and leadership, which reflect Eureka College’s mission and core values. The award will be presented periodically to people… Continue Reading »

Animal prints on newspaper pages subject of EC art exhibit

  Relief prints of animals by Eureka College senior Sara Weatherhead of Pekin will be on display Feb. 18 through March 6 in Burgess Hall Art Gallery at Eureka College. An opening reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21 in the gallery. It is free and open to the public. The exhibit titled “Morning Coffee” creates animal metaphors from newspaper articles. It will include 10 relief prints made by carving designs of… Continue Reading »

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 »