Eureka, IL, United States
Eureka, IL, United States

Eureka College is a liberal arts college in Eureka, Illinois, related by covenant to the Christian Church . It has a strong focus on the mutual development of intellect and character. Stated core values are learning, service and leadership. Eureka offers a classical liberal arts education with an array of requirements that are designed to create well-rounded, critical thinking leaders. Popular majors include education, business, history, political science, communication, and the fine and performing arts. Enrollment in 2010–11 was about 785 students. Since 2005, the president of Eureka College has been J. David Arnold.Eureka College was the third college in the United States to admit men and women on an equal basis. Future U.S. president Abraham Lincoln spoke on campus in 1856. Future U.S. president Ronald Reagan graduated from Eureka College in 1932 with a degree in economics and sociology, and the college has continued to be closely associated with his legacy. In 2010, Eureka College was designated as a national historic district by the National Park Service. Wikipedia.

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News Article | May 5, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of the Best Colleges in Illinois for 2017. 50 four-year colleges were ranked, with Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Bradley University, Illinois Institute of Technology and Augustana College taking the top five spots on the list. 49 two-year schools were also selected; Carl Sandburg College, Illinois Central College, Richland Community College, Rend Lake College and Lincoln Land Community College were the top five. A complete list of schools is included below. “The schools on our list have shown that they offer outstanding educational programs that set students up for post-college success,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Students exploring higher education options in Illinois can also look to these schools to provide top-quality resources that help maximize the overall educational experience.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Illinois” list, all schools must be not-for-profit and regionally accredited. Each college is also evaluated metrics including annual alumni earnings, the opportunity for employment services and academic counseling, the selection of degree programs offered, financial aid availability and graduation rates. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Illinois” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in Illinois for 2017 include: Augustana College Aurora University Benedictine University Blackburn College Bradley University Chicago State University Concordia University-Chicago DePaul University Dominican University Eastern Illinois University Elmhurst College Eureka College Governors State University Greenville College Illinois College Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois State University Illinois Wesleyan University Judson University Knox College Lake Forest College Lewis University Loyola University Chicago MacMurray College McKendree University Millikin University Monmouth College National Louis University North Central College North Park University Northern Illinois University Northwestern University Olivet Nazarene University Principia College Quincy University Rockford University Roosevelt University Rush University Saint Xavier University Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Trinity Christian College Trinity International University-Illinois University of Chicago University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Springfield University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of St Francis Western Illinois University Wheaton College The Best Two-Year Colleges in Illinois for 2017 include: Black Hawk College Carl Sandburg College City Colleges of Chicago - Harry S Truman College City Colleges of Chicago - Malcolm X College City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College College of DuPage College of Lake County Danville Area Community College Elgin Community College Frontier Community College Harper College Heartland Community College Highland Community College Illinois Central College Illinois Valley Community College John A Logan College John Wood Community College Joliet Junior College Kankakee Community College Kaskaskia College Kishwaukee College Lake Land College Lewis and Clark Community College Lincoln Land Community College Lincoln Trail College MacCormac College McHenry County College Moraine Valley Community College Morton College Oakton Community College Olney Central College Parkland College Prairie State College Rend Lake College Richland Community College Rock Valley College Sauk Valley Community College Shawnee Community College South Suburban College Southeastern Illinois College Southwestern Illinois College Spoon River College Triton College Wabash Valley College Waubonsee Community College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


Schmidt S.K.,University of Colorado at Boulder | Darcy J.L.,University of Colorado at Boulder | Sommers P.,University of Colorado at Boulder | Gunawan E.,Eureka College | And 2 more authors.
Extremophiles | Year: 2017

This is the first study of the highest elevation cyanobacteria-dominated microbial mat yet described. The desiccated mat was sampled in 2010 from an ephemeral rock pool at 5500 m above sea level in the Cordillera Vilcanota of southern Perú. After being frozen for 6 years at −20 °C in the lab, pieces of the mat were sequenced to fully characterize both the 16 and 18S microbial communities and experiments were conducted to determine if organisms in the mat could revive and become active under the extreme freeze–thaw conditions that these mats experience in the field. Sequencing revealed an unexpectedly diverse, multi-trophic microbial community with 16S OTU richness comparable to similar, seasonally desiccated mats from the Dry Valleys of Antarctica and low elevation sites in the Atacama Desert region. The bacterial community of the mat was dominated by phototrophs in the Cyanobacteria (Nostoc) and the Rhodospirillales, whereas the eukaryotic community was dominated by predators such as bdelloid rotifers (Philodinidae). Microcosm experiments showed that bdelloid rotifers in the mat were able to come out of dormancy and actively forage even under realistic field conditions (diurnal temperature fluctuations of −12 °C at night to + 27 °C during the day), and after being frozen for 6 years. Our results broaden our understanding of the diversity of life in periodically desiccated, high-elevation habitats and demonstrate that extreme freeze–thaw cycles per se are not a major factor limiting the development of at least some members of these unique microbial mat systems. © 2017, Springer Japan.


Terry P.,University of Tennessee at Knoxville | Towers C.V.,University of Tennessee at Knoxville | Liu L.-Y.,Jinan University | Peverly A.A.,Eureka College | And 2 more authors.
International Journal of Environmental Health Research | Year: 2017

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are commonly used flame retardants in foams, building material, electronics, and textiles. These chemicals leach into the environment, where they persist, and are found today in virtually every population worldwide. Several studies in recent years have detected the presence of PBDEs in maternal and infant samples. However, few of these studies were conducted in the U.S., and few examined paired or matched mother blood-cord blood samples. We analyzed serum from 10 mother-infant pairs for the presence of PBDEs in a patient population in the Southeastern U.S. Out of 35 measured PBDE congeners, five (BDE-28, -47, -99, -100, and -153) were present, with detection frequencies of 65–100 %. The total PBDE concentrations in maternal and infant sera were highly correlated (r2 = 0.710, p = 0.0043). The levels of BDE-47, -99, and -100 and of total PBDEs were higher in the infant cord sera when compared with those in maternal sera (p < 0.017), suggesting that fetuses and neonates might have higher circulating concentrations of these potentially neurotoxic and endocrine disrupting chemicals compared with their mothers. The primary focus henceforward should be whether there are any deleterious effects from exposure to these chemicals on human health. © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group


News Article | October 28, 2016
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Russell Page, CEO of Imprezzio, Inc. and its worldwide subsidiaries, possesses 20 years of software, manufacturing and insurance industry experience. As a trusted expert in increasing company performance by delivering results via innovative big data, analytics and automation solutions, Page’s responsibilities include developing Imprezzio’s strategic direction, branding, sales, marketing, operations, product development and overall portfolio performance. Founded in Spokane in 2004, Imprezzio is the leader in insurance industry specific marketing automation software solutions. Imprezzio and its subsidiaries have grown to a total of nine offices across the United States, Canada, Romania and The Netherlands – and now employ more than 220 full-time employees. Imprezzio’s flagship software as a service (SaaS) product is a platform that automates sales and marketing activities, via big data and machine learning in order to connect carriers and agents to their customers in a meaningful way. Imprezzio has a proven track record of driving quality premium growth by linking powerful technology with strategies that set agents apart from their competition. “It was fantastic to have Dr. David Arnold and his wife Katherine visit the Imprezzio office,” said Page. “I am proud to be a graduate of Eureka college and to show students what opportunities are out there.” “During this visit we discussed the future growth of Eureka College and extending the academic opportunities that are unique to the college to a greater diversity of students across the country. There are very few colleges who have graduated a United States president and that creates a unique relationship between the college and their student body.” Eureka College graduated President Ronald Reagan in 1932. It is also noteworthy that Eureka became the first college in the state to admit men and women on an equal basis in 1855. Page received his B.S. degree Summa Cum Laude from the Eureka College School of Business and his MBA from the University of Idaho. “We want to be thought partners with interim President, Dr. Jamel Santa Cruze Bell, by connecting leadership, diversity and a well-rounded liberal arts education to potential students around the country via her new ‘Uniquely Eureka’ initiative.” Imprezzio, Inc. takes pride in helping clients achieve maximum ROI on sales and marketing investments. From our North American and European offices, we serve customers across the US, Canada and the EU. Imprezzio’s mission is to provide tremendous opportunities and security for our employees, our customers, and our communities by delivering the next generation of high-value business process software, rooted in deep domain expertise. Learn more at http://www.Imprezzio.com.


PubMed | Eureka College and Indiana University Bloomington
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Environmental science & technology | Year: 2016

The concentrations of six organophosphate esters (OPEs) in atmospheric particle phase samples collected once every 12 days at five sites in the North American Great Lakes basin over the period of March 2012 to December 2014, inclusive, are reported. These OPEs include tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP), tris(2-chloroisopropyl) phosphate (TCIPP), and tris(1,3-dichloroisopropyl) phosphate (TDCIPP), tri-n-butyl phosphate (TNBP), triphenyl phosphate (TPHP), and 2-ethylhexyl diphenyl phosphate (EHDP). Median total OPE concentrations (OPE) ranged from 93 pg/m

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