Eureka Students

Student Senate

Candidates and Senators

Elections are right around the corner. Here is important information for those interested in running.

Firstly, if you are running for the First Year Class President and you have not returned your election packet with a signed statement of candidacy please do that ASAP, they are due this Tuesday at 5 pm.

As far as campaigning goes, any campaign message (posters, buttons, t-shirts etc.) are NOT permitted wherever elections are taking place, this includes the Commons and the Burgoo. Senators have the responsibility to enforce this.

Good luck to those running for a position! If you have any further questions that the packet can’t answer, please email Claire Cooley.

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Homecoming is less than two weeks away!

Homecoming logo 2014Be sure to like the EC Homecoming page on Facebook for any info you may want to know and tag your posts and photos with #ECHomecoming.

To celebrate Homecoming, there will be a Powder Puff Football tournament on Sunday, September 28th at 6 PM. Sign-ups are available in the SPS Office. This year, there will be four all-female teams: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior. We are also looking for men who would like to coach or referee for the games. If this interests you, please also sign up in the SPS Office! An evening of flag football is sure to be a great way to kick off the week!

For those creating teams for Old or Little Elm this year, packets are due this FRIDAY!

A list of games have been compiled and those are as follows: Beach Ball Relay, Hula Hoop Game, Dizzy Bat/Water Relay, Tug o’ War, Egg Toss, and Trivia. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Kirstin Meyers.

#ECInferno – Student Section

One of the great things about Saturday afternoons in the fall is that it has a tremendous way of binding all of us together. Alumni, friends and current students have fond memories surrounding football games at McKinzie Field, and we want to make Saturday afternoons an even bigger event this year.

As our student-athletes write their stories of success both on and off the field, we want you to be important characters in these stories. It begins with #ECInferno, the student section. With your support the #ECInferno section will become the most electric atmosphere in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. Look for the #ECInferno Banner when you enter McKinzie Field.

#ECInferno will continue in support of our other amazing students with free giveaways and special events around other Eureka College events. We will be sure to keep you informed on all of those events as the approach.

Learning Center

The EC Writing Center will be open for business on Wednesday, September 3. Writing Consultants will be available to work with you on evaluating written assignments for suggested areas of improvement. Remember that you can “walk up” to a consultant during any of the scheduled times or contact Jason Zimmerman to arrange an appointment. Download the schedule as a printable PDF.

Counseling Services

Eureka College contracts with the Tazwood Center for Wellness to provide free counseling services for all students. Counselors will be available to meet with students on campus in the Green Room located in the back of the Cerf Center. They are on site Mondays from 4:30pm-7:30pm and Thursdays from 12:15pm-2:15pm. To schedule an appointment call (309) 347-5522 or stop in during on-site hours.

This service begins today! Feel free to stop in and see them for any concern including feelings of home sickness, anxiety, depression, etc.

If you have any questions regarding counseling services at Eureka College, please contact a member of the Student Programs and Services Office at

Need to get connected or have IT related questions?

Visit IT Services (requires Google login)

To use WiFi on campus, you need to connect to EC Guests with your active network login account for now. Any changes will be announced later.

As a reminder to all students, for most students your password will likely expire sometime in August or September, and WiFi will no longer work. If you experience an issue where the WiFi login page just reloads after logging in, try logging into a lab computer. If your password has expired, the system will prompt you to change it. Lab computers are available 24 hours a day in Ben Major and the Learning Center are are now open. If you still cannot get in, please email the helpdesk or call 6381 from a campus phone.

Looking for a job?

Openings throughout campus with various divisions as well as with Sodexo are available on our Employment page. Visit often to see the most recent postings.

Discover what Career Services can do for you!

Meet with the new Director of Career Services, Kelly Harris, for assistance with career exploration, internships, graduate school preparation, resume development and much more. Schedule an appointment today by calling 467-6413 or by emailing Kelly.

Get excited for Homecoming 2014!

Homecoming packets for both Old Elm and Little Elm competing teams are now available! Packets are due on September 19th, 2014.

You may notice there are some changes to our Homecoming line-up this year! If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me at

How to Fill Out the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows students to apply for more than $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds. Check out this video for info about the FAFSA and the resources available to help fill out this important application. Visit to learn more.