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Political turmoil in Syria is the topic of the 36th Mary Newson Lecture on International Affairs at Eureka College Oct. 17. Issam Nassar, an associate professor of political science at Illinois State University, will present “The Conflict Over Syria” at 7:30 p.m. in the Cerf Center. Admission is free. A reception will follow. The presentation will offer a brief historical background of Syria in the 20th century leading to the current civil war. It will… Continue Reading »
Eureka College students selected homecoming royalty during homecoming activities Sept. 29-Oct. 5. Homecoming royalty at Eureka College included, front row from left, Monica McGarry, Dakota Padilla, Kelly Masters, Wes Deibner, Jenny Lewis, Isaac Ackerman, Emily Camden and, back row from left, Dylan Stork, Elizabeth Johnson, Max Hutchison, Lauren Schwanke, Cody Leach and Heather Kentzel. Not pictured was Coleman Payne. Chosen as queen and king were seniors Lauren Schwanke of Eureka and Max Hutchison of… Continue Reading »
by Michele Lehman Did you ever get a gut feeling that something was the right thing to do? Well, Eureka College assistant professor of environmental studies Renée Mullen and eight students in her microbial ecology and environmental microbiology class followed their guts and joined the American Gut project. The project has nothing to do with feelings, however. It has everything to do with gauging Americans’ health by charting the bacteria that live in their… Continue Reading »
Lauren Schwanke of Eureka was selected as Eureka College’s recipient of the 2013 Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate Award. The award recognizes outstanding academic achievement, campus leadership and extracurricular activities among Illinois college and university seniors. Schwanke will attend an awards ceremony at the Old State Capitol, Springfield, and a luncheon hosted by Gov. Pat Quinn in the Executive Mansion Nov. 2. She will receive a certificate, medallion and cash award from the Lincoln… Continue Reading »
A concert of string chamber music will be performed at 2 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Chapel at Eureka College, 300 E. College Ave. The program will include “String Quintet in G Major, Opus 111” by Johannes Brahms and “String Quintet in C Major, K. 515” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The concert will feature guest artist, violist Max Mandel of Toronto. A chamber musician and solo artist, Mandel is affiliated with the FLUX Quartet, The… Continue Reading »