Media Relations

Michele Lehman
Coordinator of Media Relations

Eureka College seeks homecoming parade entries

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 or Dean of… Continue Reading »

Eureka College 1928 student strike, Reagan’s role topic of presentation

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 »

Melick Library’s annual sale

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 »

Reagan Leadership Program featured in The Pantagraph

Part of the Ronald W. Reagan Leadership Program, Reagan Fellows Joshua Matzke, left, and Cody Leach visit the Reagan Memorial Peace Garden on the Eureka College campus, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. The garden includes a bust of Reagan and a piece of the Berlin Wall. (The Pantagraph, Lenore Sobota) Joshua Matzke and Cody Leach didn’t know much about Ronald Reagan before becoming part of a leadership program that bears Reagan’s name at Eureka College. Reagan… Continue Reading »

Eureka College to hold informational meetings about Ireland trip

Eureka College will hold informational meetings about its March 2014 “Shades of Ireland Tour,” which is open to the public. The meetings will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Gammon Room at Melick Library on College Avenue and at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Eureka Public Library, 202 S. Main St. Eureka College Director of Alumni Relations Shellie Schwanke will discuss the itinerary and costs of the trip that will take place March 9 through 18. Trip highlights… Continue Reading »