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.
Three Eureka College students played an important role in helping area tornado victims get their lives back on track. Serving as case managers with Tri-County Long Term Recovery (LTR), seniors Caleb Friedrich and Megan Watson and junior Cheyenne Ledford helped families meet diverse needs following the Nov. 17 EF-4 tornado that destroyed property in Washington and other areas of central Illinois. Eureka College sociology professor Dr. William Staudenmeier suggested the students volunteer with the… Continue Reading »
Eureka College has announced recipients of its Durward V. Sandifer Fellowships. The students, all who are juniors this fall, are: Kaitlin Boger, Garrett, IN – Sociology & Psychology Alyssa Byers, Secor, IL – Criminal Justice & Sociology Kayleigh Choma, Austintown, OH – Chemistry & Mathematics Hilari Elzy, Sullivan, IL – Special Education with Teacher License Katie Girard, Huntley, IL – Elementary Education with Teacher License Julianne LeFebvre, Eureka, IL – Mathematics with Teacher License… Continue Reading »
The Eureka College Theatre Department will kick off its 2014-2015 season with "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" Sept. 25-27 and Oct. 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. in Pritchard Theatre. The musical comedy based on the comic strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz follows the antics of Charlie Brown, Sally, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder and Snoopy. The child-friendly production features scenes such as Charlie Brown almost flying a kite, Lucy suggesting that Schroeder play something on the… Continue Reading »
Eureka College's Melick Library, located at the corner of College Avenue and Darst Street, will hold its annual book sale from 2 to 11 p.m. Oct. 2, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 4 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. 4. There will be a large mix… Continue Reading »
A new biography of piano virtuoso and composer Franz Liszt by Eureka College associate professor of history Erika Quinn explores the process of national identity formation and its interaction with cosmopolitanism. "Franz Liszt: A Story of Central European Subjectivity" was released by Brill publishers in August. The book analyzes Liszt's correspondence and musical criticism and contemporary reviews of his performances, compositions and essays to demonstrate that the lack of a nationalist exclusivity in Liszt's life… Continue Reading »