September 2013


Maroon & Gold – Recapping September 2013

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us!

No, not Christmas….HOMECOMING!!! The alumni board has been meeting and working hard to bring you the BEST HOMECOMING EVER during the weekend of October 4-5, 2013. All the events are listed at the link below. We hope to see you back home where you belong…here in Eureka. You will be so glad you did!

Homecoming is October 4&5

Are you Coming Back?

Homecoming logoEvents will include the Friday night President’s House Backyard Bonfire along with the annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony . Saturday will feature the traditional homecoming parade, tailgating with alumni, friends and Reagan Fellows as our special guests, football game and 5th quarter celebration at the Chanticleer back room where we welcome ALL alumni and encourage the reunion classes of 1993 and 2003 to gather after the game! Send us a note at to let us know to expect you!

Click here to view a printable schedule of events

The Alumni Office, Faculty and Staff, and Students are all very excited to welcome YOU back home next weekend!

Pardon Our Mess!

We have been busy with extensive renovations!

Construction zoneAs you return home to Eureka next weekend for Homecoming, you will surely notice the that our oldest building on campus, Burrus Dickinson has received a much needed facelift. The front and back porticos and Corinthian columns have been refurbished and the window cornices have been replaced. An 80 pound beehive was harvested and a fresh coat of paint has made this fine old building a shining center of our campus once again. One casualty of these improvements, however, has been the surrounding sidewalks. The heavy equipment used to lift construction workers and bee keepers to their labors has cracked the concrete and caused indentations in the pathways. Yes, these will be repaired but not before homecoming, unfortunately. Please be careful and bear with us as we continue to make improvements to our beloved campus.

Giving Back

Phonathon is coming!

Give Now and the only call you will receive is a “Thank YOU!”

phonathonHi! I’m a student caller for the Eureka College phonathon. You may have enjoyed talking with me and making your gift over the phone, but the phonathon is not everyone’s preferred way of giving back. The “Don’t Interrupt My Dinner” promotion encourages alumni and friends to make a gift now. Doing so means no Eureka Fund appeals in your mailbox until 2014 and no phone calls (from Eureka College) interrupting your dinner!

I encourage you to Give Now, so i don’t interrupt your dinner. Otherwise, I look forward to talking to you in October and personally asking for your support!

GOLDS: Graduates of the Last Decade

We would love to hear from you!

Graduates Of the Last Decade logoAt Eureka College we want to maintain a lifelong relationship with our graduates. We have all heard the saying, “Real life begins after college,” and at Eureka we want to know how our young alumni are faring in their first decade out of college. We appreciate your feedback below, and wish you the very best as you navigate “real life.”

Take Our Brief Survey

Dr. Logsdon’s Studs Terkel Project Spotlight

George Kemp, Class of 1956

Bing Everland, Class of 1956

Bing Everland, Class of 1956

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!

'Neath the Elms II cookbook

The ‘Neath the Elms II cookbooks are in!!

Members of the Women’s Board and Eureka College community submitted recipes for this fantastic book. Cookbooks make great gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, showers, Christmas, Mother’s Day and other special occasions. Copies of this cookbook may be purchased in the Eureka College Bookstore, through the EC Online Bookstore, or e-mail The cost of the cookbook is $15 (plus postage if shipped) We thank you for your support!

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!

September 2013 Class Notes