Eureka Staff

Staff News and Updates

Phone pick-up

If you have any old multi line phones for recycle, please place them in a box (if you have one) outside your office in the hallway. Then e-mail Bob Jacobs with the location of the phones and he will pick them up. Frontier would like to complete the recycle of the old phones this week. Do not recycle single line analog phones or answering machines. Those can be kept in your office or dropped off at the library.


Mark your Calendars for the 2014 Summer & International Experience Symposium

The Summer and International Experience Symposium consists of presentations given by Eureka College students who have completed summer mentorships and study abroad experiences. Presentations will be held on Thursdays, September 11, 18, 25, October 2 at 12:20–1:10 pm in Becker Auditorium.

Contact Shari Rich, Associate Dean of Students/Director of Applied Learning with any questions or to request accommodations to be able to participate.


Congratulations to the 2014 Durward Sandifer Fellows!

These outstanding scholars have excelled in the classroom and have been exemplary servant leaders.

  • Kaitlin Boger, Garrett, IN – Sociology & Psychology
  • Alyssa Byers, Secor, IL – Criminal Justice & Sociology
  • Kayleigh Choma, Austintown, OH – Chemistry & Mathematics
  • Hilari Elzy, Sullivan, IL – Special Education with Teacher License
  • Katie Girard, Huntley, IL – Elementary Education with Teacher License
  • Julianne LeFebvre, Eureka, IL – Mathematics with Teacher License
  • Morgan Long, Oswego, IL – English (Literature)
  • Vivin Qiang, Washington, IL – Communication
  • Gabriel Swords, Eureka, IL – Chemistry
  • Michael Taylor, Mt. Olive, IL – Social Science (History with Teacher License)
  • Lindzey Wheeler, Pekin, IL – Psychology

The Sandifer Fellowship is named in memory of Durward V. Sandifer, a 1924 graduate of the college who played a major role with the U.S. State Department in the creation of the United Nations. Sandifer is credited with having provided most of the wording for the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights. Sandifer Fellows receive a stipend to support a mentorship experience anywhere in the world. Those selected as Fellows work with Shari Rich, Associate Dean of Students/Director of Applied Learning to seek and secure a practical learning experience. Any questions about the program may be directed to Shari Rich.


Faculty/Staff First-Year Seminar panel discussion

On Wednesday, November 12, from 12–12:50, Jessica Barr be leading a panel discussion for First-Year Seminar students entitled, “Is Studying Abroad for Me?” The purpose of the panel is for faculty and staff who spent some time abroad while they were in college to discuss their experiences—and, most importantly, how these experiences affected their personal and professional lives.

This panel is seen as a complement to the Summer Experience Symposium, which is an opportunity for students to share their recent experiences. The faculty/staff panel will show students how these undergraduate experiences can have a powerful impact on them even decades later.

If you would be interested in serving on this panel, please contact Jessica Barr.


Did you know there are meal plans for commuters, faculty and staff?

Sodexo meal plan – commuters, faculty, and staff

Student Parking for 2014–15 Academic Year

All community members are responsible for following campus parking regulations. This includes faculty, staff, and students. Anyone who does not park in proper designated lots with appropriate parking tags displayed, is subject to a parking fine of $20.

Parking tags can be obtained from the Student Programs and Services Office. All tags are free of charge.

Please note that the Pritchard Theatre parking lot is now designated as a faculty/staff ONLY lot.

Monitoring will begin Tuesday, September 2 at which point parking tickets will be given for any improper campus parking.

For more parking information, visit the Student Programs and Services Office.


The Power of Habit

The 2014-2015 Common Reading for the First Year Experience Program is The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. Faculty and staff are encouraged to read the selection to enhance campus-wide engagement during the next academic year. Watch How to Break Habits to learn more about the book and the author.


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