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.
Lori Guth of Washington received the Eureka College staff recognition award at the annual holiday dinner for faculty and staff Dec. 18. Guth is human resources coordinator. She has been employed at the college since 2006, and she received a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from the college in 2010. “Lori Guth is a dedicated and loyal employee who goes above and beyond the call of duty each day in serving the campus community,” said… Continue Reading »
The Eureka College Women’s Board is selling cookbooks, holiday wreaths and poinsettias to support projects that benefit Eureka College students, including scholarships, improvements to residence halls and academic buildings, furniture for residence halls, library equipment and funding for arts programming. The three-ring hardbound cookbook titled “‘Neath the Elms II” includes more than 200 recipes from women’s board members, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the college. Cost is $15. The balsam wreaths measure 24 inches… Continue Reading »
Historian James Loewen, author of “Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong,” will speak about the book at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Cerf Center at Eureka College. Cost is $5. A book-signing and reception will follow. The book will be available for purchase in the college bookstore. For more information, call (309) 467-6420. The book that has sold more than 1.5 million copies has been described as revealing… Continue Reading »
A ceramic sculpture of a sea turtle head by Tess MacPhee Sculptures, paintings and a mosaic of recycled materials, all depicting sea turtles, will be displayed by Eureka College student Tess MacPhee of East Peoria Nov. 19 through Jan. 24 at Burgess Hall Art Gallery at Eureka College. An opening reception will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in the gallery. It is free and open to the public. The senior art major’s… Continue Reading »
Eureka College is featured in a new national report from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) titled “Making Sure They Make It! Best Practices for Ensuring the Academic Success of First-Generation College Students.” The college also is featured on the newly launched CIC/Walmart College Success Awards website at www.cic.edu/CollegeSuccessAwards. The report summarizes the experiences of 50 colleges and universities that received substantial grants from CIC/Walmart Foundation to help strengthen exemplary programs that support the… Continue Reading »