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EC student awarded Peoria Academy of Science Memorial Scholarship

Eureka College junior Mary McCarthy has been awarded the Peoria Academy of Science Memorial Scholarship. McCarthy competed against students from Bradley University and Illinois Central College. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a physical science student from the Tri-County area. McCarthy will use the scholarship to fund the Primate Behavior and Conservation Research she … Continue reading EC student awarded Peoria Academy of Science Memorial Scholarship


EC students to rally in Springfield in support of MAP funding

Eureka College students are headed to Springfield to participate in a Statehouse rally to save higher education and once again urge lawmakers to reinstate funding for the Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP). Students, along with staff, will leave campus at 9:30 a.m. on April 20. The rally starts at 12:30 p.m. in the Illinois Education … Continue reading EC students to rally in Springfield in support of MAP funding



Exploring creation through artwork

Eureka College senior, Rachael Wentworth is exploring creation in her senior art exhibit. The exhibit titled “Creationism” features several acrylic paintings and a ceramics display. The show opens in the Burgess Hall Art Galley on April 16 and runs through April 29. It is free and open to the public. An opening reception will be … Continue reading Exploring creation through artwork



EC students present their work to legalize native plants at annual conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration

A group of Eureka College students recently presented their work to change Eureka’s weed ordinance in Bloomington, Ind. at the annual conference of the Midwest and Great Lakes chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration. The students won Best Undergraduate Poster at the conference April 1 to 3 where they explained the process of working … Continue reading EC students present their work to legalize native plants at annual conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration



EC names Ronald W. Reagan Leadership Fellows

Eureka College has selected six incoming freshmen as Reagan Fellows in the Ronald W. Reagan Leadership Program. The award, based on leadership, service and academic excellence, includes a full-tuition scholarship over four years as well as global travel and professional mentorship opportunities. The students were selected from 80 semifinalists in a competition held on campus … Continue reading EC names Ronald W. Reagan Leadership Fellows


Bringing art to life on stage

Light boxes combine senior’s art and theater talents Eureka College senior, Sarah Ackermann of St. Louis, is combining art with theater in her senior art exhibit. The exhibit titled “Illumination” features several light boxes from Broadway musicals that Ackermann carved out of wood. The show opens in the Burgess Hall Art Galley on April 4 … Continue reading Bringing art to life on stage