Media Relations

Michele Lehman
Coordinator of Media Relations

EC Women’s Board sells cookbooks, wreaths, poinsettias

The Eureka College Women’s Board is selling cookbooks, holiday wreaths and poinsettias to support projects that benefit Eureka College students, including scholarships, improvements to residence halls and academic buildings, furniture for residence halls, library equipment and funding for arts programming. The three-ring hardbound cookbook titled “‘Neath the Elms II” includes more than 200 recipes from women’s board members, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the college. Cost is $15. The balsam wreaths measure 24 inches… Continue Reading »

Author of ‘Lies My Teacher Told Me’ to speak at Eureka College

Historian James Loewen, author of “Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong,” will speak about the book at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Cerf Center at Eureka College. Cost is $5. A book-signing and reception will follow. The book will be available for purchase in the college bookstore. For more information, call (309) 467-6420. The book that has sold more than 1.5 million copies has been described as revealing… Continue Reading »

Student’s sea turtle art exhibit opens Nov. 19 at Eureka College

A ceramic sculpture of a sea turtle head by Tess MacPhee Sculptures, paintings and a mosaic of recycled materials, all depicting sea turtles, will be displayed by Eureka College student Tess MacPhee of East Peoria Nov. 19 through Jan. 24 at Burgess Hall Art Gallery at Eureka College. An opening reception will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in the gallery. It is free and open to the public. The senior art major’s… Continue Reading »

EC featured in new report, website on best practices for ensuring academic success of first-generation college students

  Eureka College is featured in a new national report from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) titled “Making Sure They Make It! Best Practices for Ensuring the Academic Success of First-Generation College Students.” The college also is featured on the newly launched CIC/Walmart College Success Awards website at The report summarizes the experiences of 50 colleges and universities that received substantial grants from CIC/Walmart Foundation to help strengthen exemplary programs that support the… Continue Reading »

EC scores high marks for community service from national college guide

Eureka College ranks in the top 50 baccalaureate colleges and universities in the nation for its contribution to the public good, according to a recently released national college guide. The Washington Monthly 2013 College Guide and Rankings released in September assesses what colleges are doing for the public good in the United States. The guide is published by Washington Monthly, a Washington, D.C.-based publication covering politics, government, culture and the media. The guide rates schools… Continue Reading »