4/12/2011 5:55 PM
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
4/12/2011 5:26 PM
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.
4/12/2011 5:08 PM
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
4/12/2011 5:00 PM
Alumni in the News
• Marie Rademacher '49, Women of Excellence award
• Cindy Meurlot Deadrick-Wolfer '77, Women of Excellence award
• Alan Held '81, sings on Met Opera radio broadcast
• Sharon Peters Bloch '85, learns to swim for triathlon
• Kathryn Maguet ’87, named executive director of Weis Center
• Justin Fentress ’98, wins Lockport alderman seat
• Carey Anderson '01 and Sierra Boggess '04, perform to benefit Japan
• Nichole Folkman ’06, has students write haikus for charity
• Heather Champion '09, publishes a children’s book
• Allison Lackey ’09, appears on "Royally Mad" tomorrow.
4/12/2011 4:59 PM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
4/12/2011 4:58 PM
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
4/12/2011 4:57 PM
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.
to make a one-time or recurring credit card gift, or contact Mandi Landacre Podeschi '02, associate director of development, at email@example.com
4/12/2011 4:56 PM
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.
to submit your news online or send your news to us through snail mail to:
1184 West Main Street
Decatur, IL 62522
4/12/2011 4:55 PM
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.
4/12/2011 4:44 PM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
, 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.
4/12/2011 4:55 AM
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.