Alumni Events

Homecoming Happenings and Special Events

Bookstore Hours

Friday: 9 a.m. -5 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Football Field Booth from 12 noon to 3:30 p.m.

Burgoo Hours

Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Friday Evening, October 14

Black Alumni Association Meet and Greet

Hosted by Tearella Lee Herbert ‘81 and Debra Carr Davis -Moody ‘75

4-6 p.m.

Gammon Room, Melick Library

Lambda Chi Alpha Gathering

Hosted by Sal Perillo ‘75

6:30 p.m.

LCA House

TKE House Donor Recognition Ceremony

Hosted by TKE Actives

7:30 p.m.

TKE House

1987 GREASE Theatre Production Sing-Along Soiree

Hosted by Kevin ’78 and Linda ‘80 McQuade, Steve Kirk ‘87, Shellie Schwanke ‘87

7-9 p.m.

Pritchard Theatre


LCA Tailgate Tailgate Party

In Memory of Coach Tom Hosier, Physcial Education Instructor at Eureka College 1973-1978

Hosted by Ken ‘81 and Carol Wynn of Blue Sky Catering

Phi Omega Open House

Hosted by Bryce Farrell ‘84

President’s Alumni Guest House

11-1 p.m.





Homecoming is October 14 and 15, 2016!

Homecoming has become come a tradition on campus that is NOT to be missed! The parade, the tailgating, the royalty, the GAME, the Chanticleer party and all the alumni and friends have made this a great weekend to celebrate EUREKA! Mark your calendars and plan to come home to Eureka this fall!

Special Events You Won’t Want to Miss

Dedications on Friday Evening

Two very special dedications are scheduled beginning at 5 p.m. Friday. The residence hall formerly known as Ivy Hall will be dedicated as Arnold Hall (honoring Dr. J. David and Kat Arnold) on the front lawn. Immediately following will be the dedication of the Dale Birkenholz Memorial tree (dear friend of Professor Rhea Edge) on the lawn between Burrus Dickinson Hall and Cerf Center.

Affinity Gatherings

Affinity gatherings hosted by key alumni will be held from 4-9 p.m. Friday. Details for these events are in the left column of this page.

Book Signing by Dr. Logsdon

Our own Dr. Loren Logsdon has published a collection of postmodern folk tales, “deconstructed and reconstituted,” entitled, “The Moon was Big and Yellow and I Was a Little Chicken Myself.” Dr. Logsdon will sign copies of his book during homecoming on Saturday, October 15 from 9-10 a.m. in the Hospitality Center, first floor of Burrus Dickinson Hall. Signed copies are $10 each. Books will also be available under the Alumni Hospitality Tent at the football game that same day.

Athletic Hall of Fame Date and Time Change

Athletic Hall of Fame has been moved to Saturday Morning at 8:30 in the Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena and Convocation Center in the Reagan Athletic Complex. Breakfast will be served as alumni athletes are honored and inducted in to this hallowed hall.


Parade Route and Time Change

The annual homecoming parade is always a highlight of homecoming and this year is no exception. PLEASE NOTE: The parade will begin a 1/2 hour later at 10:30 a.m. The best viewing is still College Avenue, but it can also be seen from Reagan Drive near the tailgate area and along Burgess Street.

Eureka College Schedule of Events


8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.            Melick Library Book sale

 9:30-11:30 a.m.                   Student & Alumni Bagel Bar (Cerf Lobby)

10:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.           Lunch (Commons)

11:30 a.m.                            Convocation (Becker Auditorium)

1:00 p.m.                               Old Elm Games (Reagan Athletic Complex)

3:00 p.m.                              *Theatre Matinee: “The Grown Up”  (Pritchard Theater)

4:00-9:00 p.m.                    Various Affinity Alumni Gatherings

5:00 p.m.                              Arnold Hall Dedication (Formerly Ivy Hall)

5:30 p.m.                              Dale Birkenholz Tree Dedication

5:30-6:30 p.m.                    President’s Circle Reception (BurgessHall Art Gallery) By Invitation for PC Members

 8:30 p.m.                            Homecoming Happening Torchlight Bonfire


8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.        Melick Library Book Sale

8:30 a.m.                             Hall of Fame Breakfast (Reagan Athletic Complex)

9:00-10:00 a.m.                 Hospitality Center (Burrus Dickinson Hall)

9:00-11:00 a.m.                  Theatre Reunion Open House: 1986-87 Production

                                               Casts and Crews (Pritchard Theatre)

10:30 a.m.                            Parade Viewing (College Ave.)

11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.      Alumni Tailgate Party (South Lawn Reagan Complex)

12:30 p.m.                           Children’s Area, Alumni Hospitality Tent (McKinzie Field)

12:45 p.m.                           Pregame Festivities Begin

1:00 p.m.                            Kick off! Red Devils vs. Iowa Wesleyan

4:00–6:00 p.m.                 Post–Game Party (Chanticleer-Back Room and Patio)

6:30 p.m.                           *Theatre Production: “The Grown Up” by Jordan

                                             Harrison (Pritchard Theater)


12:00 p.m.                         Scholarship Luncheon (Cerf College Center)

                                              President’s Circle Members Only


October 29, 2016 – Home game

Red Devils vs Minnesota – Morris: 12 p.m. kickoff, Pete FioRito Stadium at McKinzie Field

November 5, 2016 – Family Day/Senior Day

Red Devils vs Northwestern (Minn.): 12 p.m. kickoff, Pete FioRito Stadium at McKinzie Field

11:45 a.m. Recognition of Seniors


**Suggested donation $10 per person per tailgate event. R.S.V.P to or 877.892.7823.

The full 2016 EC Football schedule can be found at



Eureka College alumni Spain

Spain’s Classics

March 18–28, 2017

Explore Seville, Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Granada, Cordoba and Toledo with Eureka College Alumni and Friends.

Experience Spain’s colorful pageant of art, history and culture. Set against a backdrop that spans sunny Mediterranean shores and grand mountain ranges, this stunning destination is dotted with white pueblos, groves of oranges and olives. Explore the priceless treasures of the Royal Palace, Europe’s 2nd largest palace. Visit the exotic and expansive Alhambra palace, resplendent with Moorish regal flair. See the Cathedral of Seville, the 3rd largest in the world. Enjoy reserved seating at a flamenco show and feel the passion of this famous dance. Explore Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Granada, Cordoba and Toledo. Become part of an authentic “paella experience,” and learn how this rice dish is made and where it originated. Marvel at Valencia’s “City of Arts & Sciences.” See how precious lladro figurines are made by hand. View Antonio Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces, including La Sagrada Famila. Spain beckons. Read an overview or get the full details.

Contact Shellie at or call 877-892-7823 for more information.