Staff News and Updates
Jared Enlow – Washington HS, Criminal Justice, Joining PSC205 with Dr. Lally at 9:30
Dionysus West – Tinley Park, Computer Science, Football, Lunch with Coach Barth at 12, Touring Campus at 1:00 with Brody
Dalton Eutsey – Streator HS, Criminal Justice, Football, Meeting with Coach Barth at 9:00, Touring Campus at 10 with Trever, Meeting with Dr. Lally at 11:00
Amber Featherston – Limestone HS, Business, Touring Campus at 10:00
International Student Host Families
We currently have 5 international students on campus who live too far away to make it home over the Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks. Although our International Students have the option of staying on campus over the breaks, meal services are not provided.
As a Host Family you will have the opportunity to make these students feel like part of your family. It is an ideal way to make a true impact on an international student’s Eureka experience and to gain a deeper understanding of another culture.
Expectations of Host Families will be determined based on the needs and interests of individual students, but could include the following:
- Invite the student to your home for a meal or prepare a meal together
- Include the student in what you normally do to celebrate the holidays/special occasions
- Bring meals to campus & visit
- Overnight stays
Please contact Sarah Jiter if you are interested in serving as a Host Family.
Book Club Opportunity
The Staff Steering’s Fun and Unite Committee would like to invite you to be a part of the upcoming Book Discussion. The next selection for the campus book club is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.
The book discussion will take place on Wednesday, December 10, at noon in the Gammon Room. At that time we will decide on the next book to be read so folks will have the holiday break to get it read. All staff and faculty are welcome to join the group for any book discussion and we welcome suggestions for future reading.
If you have questions, please contact Jyl Zubiate.
First-Generation 2014–15 Events
First-year, first-generation students at Eureka College have the opportunity to participate in a variety of exciting programs throughout the year. These programs are opportunities for first-generation students to meet other first-generation college students, learn from distinguished faculty, and interact with Eureka College professional staff.
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Transportation Services & Schedule
To help with transportation during breaks, the College will be offering shuttles to take students to and from the Amtrak Train Station in Normal, IL. If you are available to drive a shuttle please contact Becky Duffield in the Student Programs and Services Office. (Depending on requests a college vehicle may be used in place of a shuttle.)
The fall schedule is as follows:
Thanksgiving Break – November 26–28 (Sign-up cutoff date: November 19)
Depart Campus on November 25 at 4:45pm to Uptown Station, Normal, IL
Pick up at Uptown Station, Normal, IL on November 30 at 11:45am
Winter Break – December 17–January 18 (Sign-up cutoff date: December 10)
Depart Campus on December 16 at 4:45pm to Uptown Station, Normal, IL
Pick up at Uptown Station, Normal, IL on January 18 at 11:45am
Retention Alert Form
The Retention & Persistence Committee invites you to begin using this Retention Alert Form to communicate your retention concerns about students.
Only a user logged into our domain (eureka.edu) can submit an alert via this form. Once the form is submitted, the user receives a verification email back, including a summary of their responses.
The responses are automatically logged into a Google Doc spreadsheet, which only the members of the Retention & Persistence Committee can access. In addition to the responses, the spreadsheet also logs the timestamp of the submission, and the domain username (email address) of the person submitting the form. Members of the committee get an email alert the moment a new submission is made.
We want your feedback about this new method for reporting your retention concerns about students. Email or call Scott Wignall (x6302) with any questions or ideas about this system.