Eureka Staff

Staff News and Updates

Campus visits

October 31

Savanna Vance – UIS Transfer, Pre Med, Meeting with Dr. Small at 10:00
Tara Bradley – Lincoln HS, Pre Vet, Golf, Touring Campus at 10 with Trever, Meeting with Career Services at 11:00, Meeting with Steve Thompson at 11:30, Lunch with Dr. Small at 12:00
Jon Walker – Moline HS, Business, Touring Campus at 11 with Amanda and Lauren, Lunch with Professor Fisher at 12:00
Cody Herrick – Touring campus at 11 with Dylan, Lunch with Football at 12:00, Meeting with Bill Lally at 1:00
Kyler Walle – PORTA HS, Kinesiology, Overnight Stay with Football Player, Meeting with Randy Henkel at 1:30, Meeting with Coach Barth at 2:30
Michelle Baird – Transfer Student, Biology or Math major, Touring campus at 2:00, Meeting with Career Services at 3:00
Catlyn Honan – Tremont, Biology/Business, Touring Campus at 3:00 with Aaron, Meeting with Dr. Small at 4:00

November 1

Denzel Mayo – Hammond, IN, Pre Physical Therapy, Football, Touring Campus at 11:00 with Colton and Brody, Attending the Football Game

November 3

Dylan Brown – Wabash, IN, Pre Dentistry, Football, Touring Campus at 9:00 with Mike, Meeting with Dr. Small at 10:00, Lunch with Coach Barth at 11
Mecayela Monroe – Litchfield HS, Psychology, Soccer, Joining PSY225 with Dr. Fulop at 10, Touring Campus at 11 with Cheyenne, Lunch with Coach Barker at 12
Riley Francis – Bureau Valley HS, Environmental Science, Cross Country, Meting with Dr. Mullen at 10:00, Touring Campus at 11:00 with Whitley, Lunch with Coach Kidane at 12:00

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.

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:

Fall Break – October 27 & 28
Depart Campus on October 24 at 4:45pm to Uptown Station, Normal, IL
Pick up at Uptown Station, Normal, IL on October 28 at 11:45am

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 ( 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.

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.

See the First Generation Events for 2014–15. If you are interested in attending scheduled events please call (309-467-6436) or email Sarah Jiter.

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.

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