Eureka Students

Helen Cleaver Teaching Award Nominations Due Thursday!

EC invites students to nominate a faculty member who they think should be considered for the Helen Cleaver Distinguished Teaching Award this year. This is an opportunity for you to recognize a faculty member who is an outstanding classroom teacher.

Nominations should include your reasons for nominating the individual. Excellent and creative or innovative teaching may be identified by several of the following characteristics:

  1. Extraordinary effort to provide clear, comprehensive, interesting and rigorous instruction.
  2. Ability to stimulate thinking and arouse curiosity in students.
  3. Ability to inspire exceptional effort on the part of students.
  4. Evidence of direct impact and involvement with students such as testimony concerning the beneficial impact of a teacher by former students.
  5. Effective use of new teaching techniques or strategies.
  6. Successful implementation of new materials and/or new forms of evaluation into an existing course.
  7. Effective implementation of new courses.
  8. Innovative use of the results of scholarly research in a classroom situation.

and by others and by others that may be indicated by the selection committee or by persons nominating candidates for the award.

Please send nominations to Ms. Rachel Webster by Thursday, April 17.

Course Evaluations

The online course evaluations for Spring 2014 classes will be available from Thursday, April 17, 2014 until 11:59 pm on Thursday May 1, 2014. Please spend a few minutes of your time to complete your course evaluations by logging into your Sonisweb account.

If you don’t remember your Sonisweb ID/PIN, you may request them online from your Sonisweb login page. The login information will be sent to the EC e-mail account that you entered with your request. Your course instructor may provide any additional instructions regarding course evaluations. Instructors do not have access to your individual evaluations. They can only see an evaluation summary report on or after May 14, 2014 after final grades have been entered.

The online course evaluation instructions are available on the IT web site, under Sonisweb instructions in the Student Life section. Here’s a direct link, too.

You can log into Sonisweb; you can submit online evaluations from any computer with an Internet connection. Please complete each evaluation form and review it before pressing the Submit key. You can submit only one evaluation per course section. No corrections can be made after submitting the evaluation. (Note: The course evaluation link will disappear after submitting the evaluation.)

If you have any issues with online course evaluations or Sonisweb in general, please do not hesitate to contact EC IT Services. Thank you for your feedback through online course evaluations. Your instructors highly value your opinions.

Honors Thesis Presentations

Please join us for the following Honors Thesis Presentations:
Nolan Gibson: Tuesday, April 22, at 7:30 pm
Christine Chun: Friday, April 25, at 3:00 pm
Stevie Bof: Monday, April 28, at 7:30 pm
Stay tuned for more information regarding these presentations.

All presentations will take place in the Gammon Room of Melick Library and be followed by receptions. Honors students are strongly encouraged to attend.

Dining Services Announcements

Easter Meal Schedule

Here is the meal schedule during the Easter holiday break:

Dickinson Commons
Closes at 6:30 pm on Thursday April 17th.
Service will resume on Tuesday April 22nd at 7:15 am for Breakfast

Closes at 4:00 pm on Thursday April 17th.
Lunch will be served from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Friday April 18th
Dinner will be served on Monday April 21st 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Meal Plan

As the semester draws to a close, we want to make you aware of your block plan meal balances that should carry you through May 6th. If you are on:

175 plan you should have 40 meals left as of April 8th
150 plan you should have 30 meals left as of April 8th
125 plan you should have 25 meals left as of April 8th

If your balance is more than this, good news! You can swipe up to 10 meals per day at either the Commons or Burgoo, so let your friends and family know you are buying!

You can check your balance here.
If you have not registered, your user ID is located at the bottom left on your college ID. Example: MO1111111

We also have some great events happening in the Commons:
Wednesday April 16th is the Annual Easter Luncheon buffet 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday April 30th is the Annual Block Party featuring a Cinco de Mayo menu
Thursday May 1st is Late Night Breakfast

If you have any questions, you can always contact Dining Services. Congratulations to all of the upcoming graduates, and we wish everyone a fun and adventurous summer!

Summer Housing

Summer housing is offered to any current Eureka College student. Summer housing rates differ based on which building you stay in and your reason for staying. Housing will be available in Gunz Hall. Founders Court (Upper Deweese) will be used for overflow, if needed.

Prices are as follows:

$140/month – Double room in Gunz Hall with roommate for students working on campus
$240/month – Double room in Gunz Hall with roommate for students taking EC summer classes
$330/month – Double room in Gunz Hall with roommate for students working off campus
$360/month – Private room in Gunz Hall (if space is available, with priority given to those taking classes)
$120/month – Double room in Founders Court with roommate for students working on campus
$200/month – Double room in Founders Court with roommate for students taking EC summer classes
$280/month – Double room in Founders Court with roommate for students working off campus
$300/month – Private room in Founders Court (if space is available, with priority given to those taking classes)

The above rates will be prorated accordingly based on length of occupancy.

If you are interested in summer housing, please stop by the SPS Office to pick up a Summer Housing Request Form. In assigning rooms, preference will be given to those taking summer courses and those who get their forms turned in first. To guarantee summer housing, your Summer Housing Request Form should be returned to the SPS Office no later than 5pm on Friday, May 2nd.

A $50 refundable housing deposit will need to be paid to the Business Office before you turn in your Summer Housing Request Form.

Any questions, please contact Lisa Fischer, Director of Residence Life.

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.

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.

Tornado Relief

Needs are a constantly evolving situation early in relief efforts. Information on how EC’s efforts to help is now available at A Facebook page has also been established with the most current information.

Need to get connected or have IT related questions?

Visit IT Services (requires Google login)

Email the Help Desk at or call 6381 from a campus phone