The true purpose of education is to realize the potential of the whole person. At Eureka College the student's potential is realized not only by the accumulation of knowledge but also by challenging experiences, both in the classroom and in co-curricular activities.
From doctors to lawyers, to PhDs and business leaders, to teachers and government officials, to a leader of the free world, Eureka College alumni have been making a difference the world over for nearly 160 years.
Solutions to climate change will be the topic of a presentation at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in Melick Library at Eureka College. Wil Burns, the associate director of the Energy Policy and Climate Program at The Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C., will present "Who Owns the Clouds? Issues Surrounding Geoengineering's Answers to Climate Change." Burns will explore what is being proposed to solve climate change and how people can help effect change. A discussion… Continue Reading »
Eureka College students will trick-or-treat for UNICEF from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 in Eureka. "Students want to support the United Nations Children's Fund because it is a great cause and can supply useful items to children who cannot afford them," said sophomore Lindsey Bertrand of Piper City, who is spearheading the service project. "This opportunity also helps those Eureka College students who participate realize our own power to make an impact in… Continue Reading »
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 »