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$11.5 million pledge made to Transform MU campaign.
Millikin has received a commitment of $11.5 million in support of the university's "Transform MU" capital campaign through the combined generosity of Trustee Emeritus Doug Oberhelman '75, his wife, Diane, and the Caterpillar Foundation. It is the largest pledge of support in the history of the university. More
Dr. Jeffcoat begins duties as Millikin's new president.
On April 1, Millikin welcomed Dr. Harold G. Jeffcoat as its 14th president. More
 
Local alumni and friends will have the opportunity to meet Dr. Jeffcoat at a May 1 reception 2-4 p.m. at the Alumni & Development Center. Hosted by the Alumni Association.
BP oil spill expert to speak on campus.
Dr. Jay E. Hakes will present the 2011 T.W. Samuels Lecture, “The World We Inherit: Why Energy Matters,” Monday, April 18, 8 p.m. in Kirkland Fine Arts Center.
 
An energy and policy expert, he recently served as director of policy and research for the 2010-2011 BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Commission. The Commission’s report was described by the Washington Post as the “most comprehensive narrative of what happened … a clear, readable, insightful tale.” The lecture is free and open to the public. For more info, call 217-424-6383. More
St. Louis area alums: Join our April 21 career workshop and networking event.
Join alumni and friends for a free career workshop and/or networking event on Thursday, April 21, hosted by Jon Tiede '92 and Jump Co., 5200 Shaw Ave.
 
Come for the career workshop at 4 p.m., the networking fun 5-7 p.m., or mark your calendar to attend both! For more info, click here.
 
RSVP by April 18 to the alumni and development office at 1-877-JMU-ALUM (568-2586) or send an email to alumnews@millikin.edu.
Junior wins Hollis Prize.
Stacey Weidner '12, a piano performance major from Harvard, Ill., was named the 2011 Hollis Prize winner at the annual competition recital held April 3. Weidner will perform a recital on Thursday, April 14 at 12:15 p.m. at Chicago’s Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St. More
Make an ideal match.
All new or additional gifts made to the Millikin Fund will be matched by an anonymous donor now through June 30. The impact of each gift will be doubled and help Millikin reach its annual goal in support of students, faculty and facilities.

Visit www.millikin.edu/alumni/makeagift to make a one-time or recurring credit card gift, or contact Mandi Landacre Podeschi '02, associate director of development, at apodeschi@millikin.edu.
Send us your news.
Have you moved? Been promoted? Become a parent or spouse? Share your news now for possible publication in Millikin Quarterly magazine. The deadline for the summer issue is May 1.
 
Click here to submit your news online or send your news to us through snail mail to:
Millikin Quarterly
1184 West Main Street
Decatur, IL  62522
 
Big Blue golfers climb in DIII rankings.
The men’s golf team is ranked number 12 in the nation in NCAA Division III in the latest Golfstat.com NCAA head-to-head standings, after finishing second at the Illinois Wesleyan invitational in early April. The tournament featured five teams ranked in the Top 25.
Trivia Time: Bird's eye view
Several times a year, Trustee Stephen Huss, M.D., takes aerial photos of the campus, including this one taken last September.
 

What is the name of this relatively treeless group of buildings?

A. Oakwood Apartments
B. The Woods at Millikin
C. The New Halls
D. Oakland Halls
 
Send your best guess to alumnews@millikin.edu, and be sure to include your name and address. Five winners will be selected in a random drawing of all who respond correctly and each will receive a Millikin prize. Last issue's winners --
 
Steve Kuegler '85
Debbie Gelfo '88
Kim Twa DiCamilla '97
Jaime Farrey Hall '98
 
Each received an MU tin of mints for correctly knowing that the original name for alternative break was Give Me a Break.
 
Take in One of Baseball's Great Rivalries

Cheer on your favorite team with alumni and friends from the air-conditioned Redbird Row Party Suites (right field, Rooms 208, 209, 210) at Busch Stadium on July 30 at 3:10 pm.

Cost is $150 per person and includes a two-hour, all-you-can-eat buffet and beverages of the adult and non-adult variety. For more info, contact the alumni office.

Click here to purchase tickets online with a credit card.

Make it an all-inclusive trip and let us do the driving! A motorcoach from Decatur to St. Louis will be available at an additional cost of $25 per person.

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