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Handmade quilts, a children’s poetry book and watercolors by Susan Van Wassenhove of Peoria will be on display Oct. 4 through 30 at Burgess Hall Art Gallery at Eureka College. The exhibit will include 19 quilts that depict alligators, manatees and birds, including spoonbills, snakebirds and black skimmers. The quilts are trimmed with traditional Seminole Indian patchwork borders. Van Wassenhove’s book titled “The Seldom-Ever-Shady Glades” explores the Florida Everglades. Surrounding the various styles of poems… Continue Reading »
Ensembles to host fall concert, Renaissance Christmas Dinner The Eureka College Music Department has selected students to sing in the Chamber Singers and the Chorale during the 2013-2014 academic year. Selected as members of both ensembles are Kelsey Henry, Jason Punke and Cody Twait, all of Eureka; Sarah Hall, Michele Lacy, Taylor Rusk and Rahmell Brown, all of Peoria; Lauren Carlsen of Bellingham, Wash.; Veronica Giedeman of Riverton; Brooke Poling of Metamora; Kirsti McDonnell,… Continue Reading »
Community entries are being sought to participate in the Eureka College homecoming parade scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5. “It would be a great addition to have more community participation in the college homecoming parade this year,” said homecoming chairwoman Sarah Hall, a junior from Peoria. “We invite businesses, school groups, churches, community groups and others to join us for this time of celebration.” To participate, contact Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dean of… Continue Reading »
New discoveries about the 1928 student strike at Eureka College in which Ronald Reagan had an integral role will be presented by Eureka College history professor Dr. Junius Rodriguez on Sept. 25. The presentation titled “Rediscovering Reagan at Eureka” will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the Terrill Room in the Cerf Center. It is free and open to the public. The presentation will explore the college’s comprehensive research initiative that is recreating the culture of the historic era… Continue Reading »
Eureka College's Melick Library, located at the corner of College Avenue and Darst Street, will hold its annual book sale from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 4 and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 5 during the college’s homecoming activities. Hardcover books will cost $1, and paperbacks will cost 50 cents. A $1-a-bag sale will begin at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 5. There will be a large mix of fiction and non-fiction genres for sale, with the areas… Continue Reading »