November 2013


Maroon & Gold – Recapping November 2013

A Note From Home…

Tis the Season to be Thankful

Thankfulness…sometimes it comes naturally. Other times we have to dig deep. When we look below the surface of the daily grind, underneath the circumstances of our daily lives, we can discover that gratitude can be a state of mind that lifts us out of the inconveniences of the day or the difficulty we may find ourselves in the midst of. Gratitude motivates us to take action when others are in need. It fuels our compassion and prompts us to give.

Today I am thankful for you, our alumni, students, faculty and staff who appreciate and support this wonderful learning community we call Eureka College. I am thankful for alumni who have taken what they have learned here and are making their communities, their workplaces and their homes rich, satisfying environments.

Gratitude can be a tangible thing when it motivates us to serve our fellow man. The Eureka College community has demonstrated this to tornado victims in their time of need in so many ways. For that, I am truly thankful.

Shellie Schwanke
Director of Alumni Relations – Class of ’87

Giving Back

It Feels So Good to Give

When you give back it help others, but guess what? It feels good to give! Everyone wants to feel good so give this holiday season and you will get the reward! Give Now.

Dr. Logsdon’s Studs Terkel Project Spotlight

  • Elinor Robinson '61

    Elinor Robinson ’61

  • Carl Schlosser '59

    Carl Schlosser ’59

Carl J. Schlosser, Class of 1959 and Elinor Robinson Schlosser, Class of 1961

Dr. Loren Logsdon, Professor Emeritus of English, has captured the spirit of Eureka College history in a special project he fondly calls the “Studs Terkel Project.” The project is a collection of alumni memories and stories which weave a rich tapestry of the Eureka College experience during the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s.

This collection of stories is available in the Online EC Bookstore. Order Your Copy today!

Pictures with Santa

Pictures with Santa…what a treasure! The Alumni Office would love for you to share with us your family photos with Santa this year. Please email them to by December 19 so that we can share them in the December issue of the Maroon and Gold and share the good cheer with our Eureka College family.

Upcoming Events

Reconnect and see what events are coming up. For additional information on any of these events and to make your reservations, contact the Alumni Office at 877-892-7823 or email

Class Notes

We are always looking for news about what you are up to in your in your life these days. Help us all stay in touch and stay connected by providing info as to what’s new. Where are you now? New job? Recently married? New baby? Fun story? Send it to us! We’d love to hear!

November 2013 Class Notes