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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 »
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 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 »
The Elysium Duo to present a recital titled “Mozart and More!” at 2 p.m. Sept. 15 Commanday to give a free lecture titled “Mozart: The Man and His Music” at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 The Elysium Duo includes Kimberly Risinger, flute, and Molly Madden, harp. They will be joined by cellist David Commanday, Eureka College artist-in-residence and artistic director of the Heartland Festival Orchestra; violinist Sarah Gentry, Illinois State University professor of violin and concertmaster… Continue Reading »