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Ten Illinois high school students will see their original plays performed at the 2nd annual Illinois High School 10-Minute Play Festival at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21–22 in Pritchard Theatre at Eureka College. The productions, which will be performed and directed by Eureka College directing students, were selected as winners in the college's play competition for Illinois high school students. Admission is free. For tickets, call 467-6363 or reserve online. The students and their plays are:… Continue Reading »
Rock music’s influence in bringing down the Iron Curtain will be explored in a presentation at Eureka College Oct. 30. Larry Schweikart, producer of the documentary “Rockin’ the Wall” will show the film at 7 p.m. in the Cerf Center. A discussion and reception will follow. Admission is $5. For reservations or more information, call 467-6319. The hour-and-a-half documentary, which was aired on the Public Broadcasting Service, was released in 2010. It features footage… Continue Reading »
The Eureka College Board of Trustees recently elected trustees and officers. Elected as trustees were: Andy Chiou M.D. of Peoria, a vascular surgeon, President of Peoria Surgical Group and medical director of the OSF Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center. Craig Shirley of Lancaster, Va., president of Shirley & Banister Public Affairs and author of several bestselling books, including two about Ronald Reagan. Shirley is the first Reagan Scholar at Eureka College and taught a… Continue Reading »
Eureka College assistant professor of economics Codrin Nedita will explore how industries in developing nations grow and succeed in a presentation titled “Imitation Towards Innovation” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Cerf Center at Eureka College. A reception will follow. The free, public presentation will examine how industries can either merely imitate industries in other countries or can become innovators. He will cite examples from pharmaceutical firms in India. “As one country develops… Continue Reading »
The Eureka College Faculty Colloquium Series will kick off with "Rethinking the Practice and Pedagogy of Poetry" by Eureka College English professor Kathy Whitson Oct. 29. The colloquiums will be at 3:15 pm in the Gammon Room in Melick Library. They are free and open to the public. Whitson's presentation will explore how her reading of poetry and poetic theory caused her to rethink how she approaches the teaching of poetry. She will discuss the… Continue Reading »