Category Archives: Meet the Faculty


“Do Your Giving While You Are Living”: A Richard Sanders Story

By Mike Murtagh. Sometimes in life, a few well-chosen words have a profound impact on people and institutions. Several years ago, Carolyn Shepard, a good friend of Eureka College and a notable philanthropist told Dr. Richard Sanders that he should do his giving while he was living so that he would know where it was … Continue reading “Do Your Giving While You Are Living”: A Richard Sanders Story



Dr. Erika Quinn to Present “The Politics of Mourning: A German Woman’s Diary, 1939-1948”

The Peoria Area World Affairs Council will present, “The Politics of Mourning: A German Woman’s Diary, 1939-1948,” with Dr. Erika Quinn, Associate Professor of History at Eureka College, on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017.  The presentation will begin at 6 p.m. in room 126 of the Global Communications Center on the Bradley University campus.   Vera Conrad began … Continue reading Dr. Erika Quinn to Present “The Politics of Mourning: A German Woman’s Diary, 1939-1948”


Eureka College Art Professor to Host Bloomington Art Show

EUREKA, Ill. — Eureka College Professor and Chair of Fine & Performing Arts Rhea Edge will present Memory and Loss at the McLean County Arts Center from Friday, Sept. 8 through Saturday, Oct. 28. The works are all large-scale paintings of turtles, birds, seals and other wildlife and their habitats. An Artist’s Reception is scheduled for Sept. 8 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. A total … Continue reading Eureka College Art Professor to Host Bloomington Art Show


Eureka College to Host Dean’s Lecture on Gene Editing Technology March 16

  EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College will host the third installment of its 2016-17 Dean’s Lecture Series when Dr. Paul Small delivers The Promise of the CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing Technology on Thursday, March 16 at 4:30 p.m. in Sanders Hall Room 108. Dr. Paul Small joined the Eureka College faculty in 1987. He owns a … Continue reading Eureka College to Host Dean’s Lecture on Gene Editing Technology March 16


‘Neath the Elms: An Interview with Professor Rhea Edge

Eureka College presents the latest installment of Neath the Elms, an interview with Professor Rhea Edge. The art program combines interdisciplinary and collaborative studies, which include business, communication, design and art. Learn about how the classroom experience prepares students for jobs after graduation.



Ms. Dora’s Story

By Chaplain Bruce Fowlkes Ms. Dora Ross, now in her eighties, never married, decided she would stay on the wooded mountain where she was born and raised. That’s where we found her, and she welcomed us into her home like long-separated family and honored guests. My week with her made it clear to me the … Continue reading Ms. Dora’s Story