Eureka Staff

There’s still time to RSVP for dinner with fellow staff members and Dr. Rodriguez’es lecture “Bearing Witness in Extraordinary Times”. We would love to have you join us! Dinner car pool is leaving the Admissions office at 5:15, lecture begins at 7:30 in Becker. Let me know if you want to join us!


Administrative Assistant, Office of the Provost Candidate Interview

The search committee for the Administrative Assistant, Office of the Provost has invited three finalist candidates for on-campus interviews over the next week.

Monday, October 20
Tuesday, October 21
Wednesday, October 22

An evaluation form will be available in the Gammon room to provide feedback.

The schedules for each vary slightly. However, a dedicated session for faculty, staff, and students to meet the candidates will be included from 10:30–11:30 am each interview day in the Gammon Room in Melick Library. If your schedule conflicts and you would like an alternate time to meet the candidate, please contact Linda Estill.

Thank you to search committee members including:

Harry Fisher, chair
Marty Lynch
Kendi Onnen
Becky Duffield
J.D. Hasler
Linda Estill

Please join the search committee in giving each candidate a warm Eureka welcome.


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 (Sign-up cutoff date: October 21)
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


Please Nominate “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges”

Eureka College is once again participating in the “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” program that honors college junior and seniors who have excelled academically and who have served as outstanding servant leaders. This e-mail is to ask for nominations from faculty and staff of students who meet these criteria.

Each faculty and staff member of Eureka College may nominate up to ten (10) students they feel are worthy of consideration for this recognition. The nominations should be sent via email to Becky Duffield by 5:00 pm on October 17.

Once nominated, students are asked to submit additional documentation that is utilized in the review process. Faculty and staff leadership are involved in making the final recommendations to assist us in the selection process. Students selected are notified of their recognition early in the spring semester and will also be honored at the annual Honors Ceremony in April.

There is no cost to us as an educational institution or for the students who are selected to participate in this recognition program.

Any questions may be addressed to Shari Rich or at 467-6421.

Thank you in advance for your participation in this process!


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.


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

Sodexo meal plan – commuters, faculty, and staff

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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