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Assistant professor of Spanish receives EC teaching award

Dr. Emily Eaton, an assistant professor of Spanish since 2014, received the 2016 Helen Cleaver Distinguished Teaching Award at commencement May 14. The award recognizes excellence, creativity and innovation in teaching. It includes a financial stipend, and the award-winner is the speaker at the college’s fall opening convocation. Faculty, staff and students make nominations, and … Continue reading Assistant professor of Spanish receives EC teaching award


Fear, anxiety, isolation: Artist expresses emotion through her senior art exhibit

Eureka College senior, Kaitlyn Mugg of Highland, Calif., is exploring life and death in her senior art exhibit. The exhibit titled “Promethean” features a series of oil paintings that depict strange and unsettling monsters, meant to create the feeling of angst and desolation. The show opens in the Burgess Hall Art Galley on May 5 … Continue reading Fear, anxiety, isolation: Artist expresses emotion through her senior art exhibit


David Axelrod to deliver commencement address at EC

David Axelrod, Director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, will deliver the 155th commencement address at Eureka College. Axelrod’s visit comes just two months before the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. He is a 40-year veteran of American politics and currently serves as a CNN political analyst in addition to the … Continue reading David Axelrod to deliver commencement address at EC


Dean of Students at the University of Chicago Divinity School to deliver baccalaureate sermon at EC

Rev. Teresa Hord Owens, Dean of Students at the University of Chicago Divinity School, will give the sermon at the 2016 Eureka College baccalaureate service for graduates at 6 p.m. May 13 in the Cerf Center. The service is free and open to the public. Owens sermon titled “Minimum Requirements” will take its text from … Continue reading Dean of Students at the University of Chicago Divinity School to deliver baccalaureate sermon at EC



EC students receive awards at annual honors ceremony

More than 150 Eureka College students were recognized for their achievements at the 39th annual Honors Ceremony on April 24. The Annual Honors Ceremony recognizes the Eureka College community members who have distinguished themselves this academic year. While primarily student oriented, acclaiming those who have excelled academically and in leadership roles, it also honors parents, … Continue reading EC students receive awards at annual honors ceremony


EC students present their research at annual Undergraduate Psychology Conference

Two Eureka College students recently presented their research at the 43rd annual Illowa Undergraduate Psychology Conference. Seniors Brooke Poling and Lindzey Wheeler presented their work at the conference held at Western Illinois University on April 16, 2016. Poling’s research is titled, “Happily (and Healthily) Ever After: A Study of Weight Bias and Body Satisfaction.” She … Continue reading EC students present their research at annual Undergraduate Psychology Conference


EC to offer summer choral camp

Eureka College will offer its 17th annual Summer Choral Camp for high school students June 12-18 on the campus. The camp is open to all high school students, including incoming freshmen and graduating seniors. The camp will offer a comprehensive and accelerated choral learning experience, including participation in large and small ensembles, voice classes, private … Continue reading EC to offer summer choral camp