Media Relations

Michele Lehman
Coordinator of Media Relations
309-467-6318
mlehman@eureka.edu

EC freezes room and board costs for 2014-2015

  Eureka College Trustees voted Feb. 7 to freeze room and board costs for the 2014-2015 academic year. The vote came on the heels of the board’s decision in October to also freeze tuition at this year’s rate. The freeze applies to current and incoming students. “Our students and their families know the value inherent in the private, residential, four-year experience that Eureka College offers. And, we understand the constraints their family budgets are under,”… Continue Reading »

Peorians Glen and Polly Barton create first-of-its-kind fund to support EC mentorships, scholarships, faculty fellowships

  Eureka College has received a major gift from Glen and Polly Barton of Peoria to establish the Barton Fund. The fund is the first of its kind at Eureka College, as it supports three distinct areas of opportunities for students and faculty. It provides mentorships, scholarships and faculty fellowships to enhance and expand academic and service experiences. “Polly and I continue to be very impressed by the faculty and students at Eureka College,” Barton… Continue Reading »

Washington Mayor Gary Manier receives inaugural President’s Servant Leader Award from EC

Washington Mayor Gary Manier is the recipient of the inaugural President's Servant Leader Award from Eureka College. Manier received the award from college President J. David Arnold at the annual Reagan Dinner at the college Feb. 13. The award initiated by Arnold this year honors people from all spheres of leadership for their values of learning, service and leadership, which reflect Eureka College’s mission and core values. The award will be presented periodically to people… Continue Reading »

Animal prints on newspaper pages subject of EC art exhibit

  Relief prints of animals by Eureka College senior Sara Weatherhead of Pekin will be on display Feb. 18 through March 6 in Burgess Hall Art Gallery at Eureka College. An opening reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21 in the gallery. It is free and open to the public. The exhibit titled “Morning Coffee” creates animal metaphors from newspaper articles. It will include 10 relief prints made by carving designs of… Continue Reading »

EC holds poetry competition for Illinois high school students

  The Eureka College chapter of Sigma Tau Delta international English honor society is holding a poetry competition for Illinois high school students. Original poems of 100 lines or less may be submitted to Sigma Tau Delta president Erin Springer at sigmataudelta1@eureka.edu by Feb. 21. There is a limit of one submission per student. Submissions will be judged by Eureka College English professor Zeke Jarvis. Winners will be announced at the college’s third annual Writers… Continue Reading »