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Introducing the “Uniquely Eureka Promise”

Oct 17 2018

PEORIA, Ill. – Peoria Promise Foundation celebrated its 10-year anniversary this past Saturday evening. An incredible evening that included world-famous Michael Israel, live entertainment, art auction and raffles. The night also was the platform for a joint announcement from Dr. Jamel Wright and Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey, unveiling the new “Uniquely Eureka Promise” program, a Tuition-Free … Continue reading Introducing the “Uniquely Eureka Promise”


Reagan Biographer Bob Spitz to Visit Eureka College Oct. 16

Oct 11 2018

EUREKA – The Ronald W. Reagan Society of Eureka College will host Bob Spitz, the author of Reagan: An American Journey for a presentation and book signing on Tuesday, Oct. 16 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Terrill Rooms of the Donald B. Cerf Center. During his presentation, Spitz will share his absorbing, richly detailed chronicle … Continue reading Reagan Biographer Bob Spitz to Visit Eureka College Oct. 16


Historic Philanthropic Role Models Are a Great Story

Sep 18 2018

By Mike Murtagh. Recently I had the privilege to attend the Presidential Sites Summit hosted by the White House Historical Society in Washington. It was a spectacular event. Hundreds of Presidential sites from throughout the United States were represented. The history in the room was palpable. One of the biggest topics of discussion at the … Continue reading Historic Philanthropic Role Models Are a Great Story


Eureka College to Host 2019 Travel Webinar

Aug 20 2018

EUREKA — Eureka College Director of Alumni Relations Shellie Schwanke and Collette travel expert Brian Higgins will co-host an informational webinar on Aug. 28 at 4:30 p.m. about an international travel opportunity to London, Normandy, and Paris in September of 2019. The trip will focus on the historical sites of World War II commemorating the … Continue reading Eureka College to Host 2019 Travel Webinar


“Together We Win” Still Rings True at Eureka College

Jun 15 2018

“Together We Win” is a mantra Eureka College Hall of Fame men’s basketball head coach Dave Darnall holds near and dear to his heart. Three simple words were the identity of his coaching style for 23 seasons between Momence High School and EC. Now, nearly a quarter century since his retirement, “Together We Win” remains … Continue reading “Together We Win” Still Rings True at Eureka College


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



Eureka College Faculty Member Collaborates on Personality Study

May 24 2018

EUREKA, Ill. — Eureka College Assistant Professor of Psychology Alexander B. Swan has collaborated with a California marketing professor on a research publication “Deeply Confusing: Conflating Difficulty With Deep Revelation on Personality Assessment” in an effort to identify why individuals complete popular “personality type” assessments and what makes the ensuing results so compelling. Swan, with California Polytechnic … Continue reading Eureka College Faculty Member Collaborates on Personality Study


Eureka College to Host Reagan Memorial Ceremony June 5

May 23 2018

EUREKA, Ill. — The Ronald W. Reagan Society of Eureka College will recognize the 14th anniversary of Reagan’s death at the annual Ronald Reagan Memorial ceremony at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5 at the Reagan Peace Garden on the campus of Eureka College. Reagan author and historian Gene Kopelson will be the keynote speaker. Kopelson is the president of the New England chapter, and … Continue reading Eureka College to Host Reagan Memorial Ceremony June 5


Eureka College Announces 2018-19 Theatre Season

May 10 2018

EUREKA, Ill. – The Eureka College Theatre Department and Nitsch Theatre Arts are both proud to announce the productions for the 2018-2019 academic year. First up will be the comedy This Random World by Stephen Dietz Sep. 26-29 at 7:30 p.m. and Sep. 30 at 2:00 p.m. in Pritchard Theatre. Eureka College professor Holly Rocke … Continue reading Eureka College Announces 2018-19 Theatre Season