Media Relations

Michele Lehman
Coordinator of Media Relations

EC freezes tuition

  The Eureka College Board of Trustees has voted to freeze tuition and fees at this year’s rates for next academic year. The freeze will apply to current and incoming students. “Illinois’ recession was more severe than the nation’s as a whole, and our immediate region’s economic recovery has been occurring more slowly,” said Eureka College President J. David Arnold, citing information from Moody’s 2013 Economic Forecast. “Since a large portion of Eureka College students… Continue Reading »

Steve Thompson Named EC Director of Athletics

Steve Thompson has been appointed Director of Athletics at Eureka College, President J. David Arnold announced Thursday. Thompson, a 2001 graduate of the College of Wooster, has more than a decade of administrative experience in collegiate athletics, including five years at NCAA Division III Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He will begin his responsibilities at Eureka on Jan. 6, 2014. "I am extremely honored to be selected as the new Director of Athletics… Continue Reading »

Student to intern in sustainability department at Dubuque, Iowa

Kamrin Ruder of Eureka will perform an internship with the city of Dubuque, Iowa, Jan. 13 - April 30. The senior environmental studies major will work in the city’s sustainability department, called Sustainable Dubuque, to assess progress the city is making with its sustainability efforts. An internship is required of all environmental studies majors. Ruder will receive academic credit from Eureka College and compensation from the city during the internship. Ruder will work with Sustainability… Continue Reading »

Arts and Lecture Series: Iraq War veteran and gay rights activist to discuss repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

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 »

Family of late EC Spanish professor Julia Colorado establishes memorial scholarship

  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 »