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Alina Fernandez, the exiled daughter of former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Cerf Center at Eureka College. Tickets are $5. For reservations or more information, call (309) 467-6420. Drawing from her autobiography titled “Castro's Daughter: An Exile's Memoir of Cuba,” Fernandez will share her experiences of growing up among the elite of Cuban society. Her book published in 1998 by St. Martin's Press describes the political environment… Continue Reading »
The Eureka College Religion and Philosophy Department will present a free, public forum titled "Faith and Politics: How to Cross the Boundary” at 4 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Cerf Center. A question-and-answer period and a reception will follow. A panel of local faith leaders will discuss politics from a faith perspective. Participants will include the Rev. Forrest "Frosty" Krummel Jr., pastor at First Federated Church of Peoria; Kamil Mufti, imam and resident scholar… Continue Reading »
A ribbon-cutting ceremony at the renovated Burgoo cafe in the Cerf Center at Eureka College will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 29, and it is open to the public. The ceremony will feature a drawing for prizes. There will be comments from Student Body President Max Hutchison of Robinson and Chief Financial Officer Marc Pasteris. CORE Construction of Morton managed the $200,000 project, and Eureka College Director of the Physical Plant Rob McChesney supervised. The… Continue Reading »
Eureka College announces Durward Sandifer Fellows Eureka College has announced recipients of its Durward V. Sandifer Fellowships. The students, all who are juniors this fall, are: Brenna Baxter of Eureka, elementary education with teacher certification; Neal Buck of Riverton, mathematics and social science/history with teacher certification; Matthew Dillard of Goodfield, neuroscience major; Sarah Gavin of Brimfield, elementary education with teacher certification; Elizabeth Grober of Peoria, biology major; Kelly Masters of Henry, elementary education with teacher… Continue Reading »
Mark Scherer '83 named interim EC athletic director Eureka College alumnus Mark Scherer of Eureka has been appointed as interim athletic director at the college. Scherer will work with former athletic director Paul Bryant during the transition, said Eureka College Provost Philip Acree Cavalier. "Mark Scherer has had a long, distinguished career as a college coach and athletic administrator,” Cavalier said. “His experience and his deep knowledge of Eureka College make him the ideal candidate… Continue Reading »