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.
Two Eureka College students helped the college receive a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity's Illinois Recycling Grants Program to promote recycling on campus. Kamrin Ruder of Eureka, who graduated in May, and senior Robert Jacobs of Eureka wrote the grant application for the project titled "rECycle," with EC standing for Eureka College. The grant totaling $3,764 will be used to purchase three large recycling bins that will be placed… Continue Reading »
"Something just pulled me to Eureka College that day," said George Hellmann of Richmond, Ill., who is retired from repairing carillons and bell systems since 1957. When Hellmann got to campus May 9 and climbed the stairs to the second floor of Burgess Hall, he discovered that the college's bell system had not been working for about three years. "What a coincidence that I was in the Peoria area and decided to check in… Continue Reading »
The Eureka College Board of Trustees approved promotions and tenure for faculty members. The awards reflect the commitment and excellent work of the faculty as teachers, mentors and scholars, according to Eureka College President J. David Arnold. The tenure and promotions, which will take effect in August, were granted to: Dr. Erika Quinn, promoted to associate professor of history Dr. Renée Mullen, promoted to associate professor of environmental studies Dr. Marygrace Kaiser, promoted to… Continue Reading »
Eureka College will host an informational meeting about its June 2015 "Imperial Cities Tour" that is open to the public. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. June 19 in the Cerf Center at Eureka College. Eureka College Director of Alumni Relations Shellie Schwanke will discuss the itinerary and costs of the trip that will take place June 15 through 25 next year. The itinerary will include Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Highlights will include… Continue Reading »
The Eureka College admissions office will hold Discovery Days for prospective students and their parents June 27 and July 11. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Moser Lobby in the Cerf Center. Activities will include an opportunity to meet staff and students, a campus tour, lunch and information about academic programs, cost, scholarships and the admissions process. Registration can be made by contacting the admissions office at (309) 467-6350 or online at www.eureka.edu/admissions/schedule-a-visit/.… Continue Reading »