Welcome to our monthly online newsletter!
Out of the Blue is the monthly online newsletter for alumni and friends of Millikin University.
Each issue contains campus news, links about alumni in the news, an MU-related trivia quiz and more.
Browse the most recent stories below, or access an entire issue through the links to the right.
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5/14/2013 9:00 AM
Millikin’s first doctoral program, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), will be launched during the 2013-14 academic year, with the first DNP students beginning classes next January.
Applications for track 1 of the program (nurse anesthesia) are due July 1.
Read the news release.
Read the May issue of Out of the Blue.
5/14/2013 8:00 AM
The Millikin campus, including the alumni and development office, will be closed all day Monday, May 20, for a technology upgrade.
As a result, you will be unable to access the university’s website, including myMILLIKIN, the alumni directory, online giving and Millikin email accounts on that day.
This one-day shutdown is necessary to allow the information technology department to make an upgrade to Millikin’s computer network system. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your patience as we upgrade our technology to better serve the Millikin community, including our alumni and friends.
5/14/2013 7:00 AM
Senior musical theatre majors are spending a week in The Big Apple beginning May 20, meeting with casting directors, agents and other theater professionals. They'd love to end their week by meeting up with MU alums to celebrate – and maybe get some advice. So once again, Scott Rollison ’96 is coordinating a get-together for the students and NYC-area alums:
Thursday, May 23, at 9 p.m.
232 West 48th Street (between Broadway & 8th)
Second floor lounge/patio
RSVP to Scott at email@example.com by May 21.
Thanks to Scott for his efforts on behalf of MU and our students. And to the New York-bound students, break a leg!
5/14/2013 6:00 AM
Three long-time members of the Millikin community are being recognized with student awards named in their honor and the retirement of a 40-year faculty member is being recognized with gifts in his honor to benefit chemistry students. Proceeds from all the funds will be awarded to qualified, deserving students.
Dr. Jerald Hunt & Dr. Darlene Hoffman Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
A new award given out at Honors Convocation is named for these two professor emeriti who taught in the School of Education for several years. Learn more and give online.
Linda Slagell Student Success Fund
This new fund provides emergency financial assistance to students and is named in honor of long-time employee Linda Slagell, currently director of transfer admission. Learn more and give online.
Chemistry Fellows Fund
This fund supports the research of an outstanding senior chemistry major. Alumni and friends of MU are asked to give to the fund in honor of Dr. Josefson, who is retiring after 40 years at Millikin. Learn more and give online.
To support these awards by mail, send your check made payable to Millikin University to: Millikin University Alumni and Development Office, 1184 W. Main, Decatur, IL 62522. Please note in the comment field the name of the appropriate fund or award.
5/14/2013 5:00 AM
The overwhelming response made by alumni and friends to the news of the June 30 retirement of Jan Devore, alumni relations director, has led to a change of plans. The retirement event for “Jan’s fans” will now be postponed to this fall’s Homecoming, Oct. 4-6, to allow a larger number of individuals to attend in person and wish her well. Watch for the time, location and other details to come your way this summer once plans are finalized.
5/14/2013 4:30 AM
Pet prints and some pets were on parade May 3 at Blue Connection in downtown Decatur. Art students enrolled in Carriage House Press created woodcut prints for the event, and proceeds from print sales were donated to the Decatur Macon County Animal Shelter.
View the Herald & Review article.
Right: Kelly Sibthorpe '12 prepares ink for a woodcut of a cat, which was later pressed by a steamroller.
5/14/2013 4:00 AM
It’s time to shine up your clubs and practice your putting for the 16th annual Big Blue Club golf outing! Set for June 28 at Hickory Point Golf Course, the outing is a great chance to join fellow alumni and friends of Millikin for a day of golf, fellowship and fun, all in support of the Big Blue Club and Millikin student-athletes.
For more information, contact coach Sam Osborne at 217-521-0779 or Chad Jones at 217-855-6577.
5/14/2013 3:30 AM
The Preparatory Department’s summer music camps may be just the ticket to encourage your child’s interest in music. Activities are available for children ages 2-18, and alumni families are eligible for a 10-percent discount with an Alumni Association membership card. For more info, visit www.millikin.edu/preparatory.
5/14/2013 3:00 AM
… watch for your card in the summer issue of Millikin Quarterly, which will be mailed in July. All former students who have successfully completed 12 or more credit hours as a Millikin student automatically receive free membership in the Alumni Association.Benefits of membership include various discounts and a subscription to Millikin Quarterly magazine. Not on the magazine’s mailing list? Send your mailing address and a request to be added to firstname.lastname@example.org.
5/14/2013 2:00 AM
Awards are springing up all over campus. Here are just a few of the highlights:
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