Category Archives: Leadership Lessons

Eureka College and the Importance of a Liberal Arts Education

Jun 11 2018

By Mike Murtagh I often hear people in the liberal arts feel the need to make their case for support. It is unfortunate that we have to try and demonstrate value and importance when it should be so obvious to all. A liberal arts education teaches that lifelong learning and critical thinking lead to enriched … Continue reading Eureka College and the Importance of a Liberal Arts Education


Photo Gallery: Eureka College Spring Break SLAM Trip

Apr 17 2018

In March 2018, the Eureka College Service Learning and Mission (SLAM) Trip collaborated with Community Collaborations International to perform disaster relief work in the Beaumont, Texas area devastated by Hurricane Harvey.  Eureka College, through the help of our generous donors, enabled eight students and Eureka College Chaplain Bruce Fowlkes to spend the week removing yard … Continue reading Photo Gallery: Eureka College Spring Break SLAM Trip


The Multi-Cultural Student Union of Eureka College at a Glance

Apr 03 2018

The Multi-Cultural Student Union of Eureka College is a cultural organization which focuses on bringing information about multi-cultural experiences to Eureka College’s campus. The Multi-Cultural Union also provides information on business and academic opportunities. It exists for all those who are interested in gaining knowledge about multi-cultural experiences. The Multi-Cultural Union promotes positive values and goals, … Continue reading The Multi-Cultural Student Union of Eureka College at a Glance


Eureka College Hosts Leadership Symposium for High School Students April 9

Mar 23 2018

EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College Leadership students are hosting a free Leadership Symposium for area high school students from 6-8p.m. on Monday, April 9 in the Cerf Center. Through a series of activities and breakout groups, Eureka seniors will explore themes from International Bestseller, The Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for Exemplary Leaders, by James M. Kouzes … Continue reading Eureka College Hosts Leadership Symposium for High School Students April 9


Career Preparation Starts Now: Meet Director of Career Development Kelly Bay

Mar 06 2018

By Rachel Smith. Success! That is the outcome students are striving for as they prepare to achieve college and career goals. Academic success can be achieved through a strong work ethic, discipline and good time management skills. Career goals can be realized through relationship building and planning for life after college. There is no better … Continue reading Career Preparation Starts Now: Meet Director of Career Development Kelly Bay


Alumni Spotlight: Carl Hirsch ’51

Feb 14 2018

By Rachel Smith There is no place on Earth like Eureka College. Consider the conversations that transpired with friends, sorority sisters or fraternity brothers or the moment you realized you knew exactly what you were going to do for the rest of your life. Remember the professors who dedicated their time, energy and passion to … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Carl Hirsch ’51


Ronald Wilson Reagan Still Relevant After All These Years

Feb 06 2018

By Mike Murtagh “The college years are some of the sweetest years of your life.” Those words were spoken by Ronald Wilson Reagan in a video made to help recruit students for the Reagan Leadership Scholarship at Eureka College. It is an amazing video that is easily found on YouTube. The Reagan Scholarship is amazing … Continue reading Ronald Wilson Reagan Still Relevant After All These Years


At Eureka, “The Proof is in the Doing”

Jan 24 2018

By Mike Murtagh. I am often asked, ‘What is the difference between Eureka College and other schools?’ It’s a great question and I often have a quick answer. I tell people it’s all about the doing. It’s a small word and it’s not found on any college standardized test but, its importance cannot be overstated. … Continue reading At Eureka, “The Proof is in the Doing”


A True Eureka Philanthropist: Rennie Atterbury

Jan 18 2018

There has been a great deal of discussion lately on how the new tax laws will affect philanthropy. The new laws raise the standard deduction considerably and many pundits believe that people who previously itemized their tax return will no longer do so. Given that gifts to not-for-profits help decrease an individual’s tax liability, the increase … Continue reading A True Eureka Philanthropist: Rennie Atterbury


Eureka College Graduate to Serve as Founders Day Speaker Feb. 2

Jan 11 2018

EUREKA, Ill. — Rev. Beau Underwood, a 2006 Eureka College graduate and senior minister of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Jefferson City, Mo., will serve as guest speaker at the College’s annual Founders Day Convocation on Friday, Feb. 2 beginning at 4 p.m. at Becker Auditorium inside the Donald B. Cerf Center. Rev. … Continue reading Eureka College Graduate to Serve as Founders Day Speaker Feb. 2