Media Relations

Michele Lehman
Coordinator of Media Relations

Eureka College theater professor to discuss life of ‘Peter Pan’ author

Eureka College assistant professor of theater Marty Lynch will present “The Man Who Built Neverland: A Glimpse Into the World of J.M. Barrie” at 3:15 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Gammon Room in Melick Library. It is free and open to the public. Lynch will offer a brief biography of Barrie and the circumstances of Barrie’s life during the time he was writing “Peter Pan.” Lynch will explore how the book evolved, where the elements… Continue Reading »

Ballet about St. Thomas Aquinas topic of Eureka College presentations

Presentations about the ballet, “The Changeless Mover: A Ballet in Five Movements,” will be at 10 a.m. and repeated at 11 a.m. Oct. 2 in Becker Auditorium in the Cerf Center at Eureka College. The presentations are free and open to the public. Composer James Marck will discuss how he converted abstract philosophical and religious concepts of St. Thomas Aquinas found in Aquinas’ “Summa Theologica” into the mediums of drama, including symbols, characters, costumes and… Continue Reading »

Susan Van Wassenhove quilts, book exhibit runs Oct. 4–30

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 »

Chorale, Chamber Singers selected at Eureka College

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 »

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 »