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.
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 »
Jessica Brown has been named the new head volleyball coach at Eureka College effective July 1, Director of Athletics Steve Thompson announced Monday. Brown, a 2012 Western Michigan University graduate, will join Eureka College as the 12th coach in school history. "We are excited to have Jess take the lead of our volleyball program," Thompson said. "Jess has experienced success at every level of volleyball, both as a player and coach. Throughout the interview… Continue Reading »
The Eureka College men's basketball team will renew a storied rivalry after a 77 year hiatus when they travel down US Route 24 to play the Bradley Braves on December 18. The game against the NCAA Division I Braves will be the second Division I foe on their schedule after playing at Eastern Illinois on November 17. Their non-conference schedule also includes a trip to North Park University and hosting Rockford College. Separated by… Continue Reading »
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 »