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Eureka College will host two concerts by guest artists this fall. Jason Vieaux will perform classical guitar music at 3 p.m. Sept. 7 in McCallister Hall in the Chapel. The Urioste-Canellakis-Brown Trio will perform piano trios at 3 p.m. Nov. 2 in Becker Auditorium in the Cerf Center. Admission to each concert is $20 and $10 for students. Vieaux has performed solo recitals at major guitar series and festivals in North America, Asia, Australia,… Continue Reading »
Senior Quarterback Blake Robles named third-team preseason All-American by USA College Football. Robles enters his second year as the Eureka starting signal caller. As a junior, Robles was selected to the 2013 All-UMAC first-team as a quarterback. The East Lake, FL., native led the Red Devils with 2,672 yards passing last season, including an efficiency rating of 139.26 and 23 touchdowns. He enters the 2014 season ranked eighth on Eureka's all-time passing list with 2,822… Continue Reading »
Nadia Churchill-Gilstrap of Princeton has received the full-tuition Steven W. Rigazio Scholarship from Eureka College. Churchill-Gilstrap will enter Eureka College this fall to major in biology in the pre-medicine program and minor in art. The daughter of Barry Gilstrap and Jenny Churchill, both of Princeton, recently graduated from Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby. At IVCC she was involved in the Honors Program, Phi Theta Kappa international honor society, American Chemical Society, the math club, the… Continue Reading »
Dr. Jamel Santa Cruze Bell was named special assistant to the president for strategic and diversity initiatives at Eureka College, July 1. Bell is the college's first chief diversity officer, responsible for providing leadership to promote and develop initiatives that support the college’s core value of diversity. Her duties also include coordinating the implementation of the college's strategic initiatives. "Eureka College's living-learning environment is becoming increasingly multicultural and international," said Eureka College President J. David… Continue Reading »
Sophomore Alison Lasher walks at night along the Nile river in Sudan. Two Eureka College Disciples of Christ students have mentorships this summer through scholarships they received at Eureka College. Alison Lasher of Portland, Ore., is mentoring with an Islamic family in Khartoum, Sudan, June 16 through Aug. 4. As part of the mentorship, Lasher is recording her experiences in a blog titled "Sudan through Muslim Eyes." She is a sophomore studying philosophy and religion.… Continue Reading »