12/12/2011 6:18 PM
Millikin University will be on holiday break beginning at 5 p.m. Dec. 22, including the alumni & development office. The university will re-open Jan. 3 at 8 a.m. If you need assistance with a year-end gift or any other alumni matter during this time, please call Peg Luy, vice president for alumni and development at 217-620-9102 for assistance. Thank you!
12/12/2011 5:30 PM
Young and young-at-heart alumni and friends are invited to a holiday gathering at Decatur's Katz Piano Bar on Merchant Street from 5 to 7 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 16. Happy Hour drink specials and appetizers will be available. Gregg Meisenhelter '00 is the new owner of Katz.
12/12/2011 5:25 PM
RSVP today for the complimentary dessert reception on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Studio Gallery at Kirkland Fine Arts Center, prior to the Holiday Jazz performance at 7:30 p.m.
Joining the Faculty Jazz Sextet on stage will be alumni guest vocalists Angel Spiccia ’03 and Brian Owens ’01. RSVP for the reception to firstname.lastname@example.org. More
For concert tickets, contact the Kirkland Box Office at 217-424-6318 or order online.
12/12/2011 4:45 PM
The annual University Choir and Chamber Chorale tours begin in January and may be coming to a Midwest town near you. See the schedules for each choir here:
12/12/2011 3:00 PM
Jonathan Kozol, one of the most widely read and highly honored education writers in America, will deliver the 2012 James W. Moore Lecture, "The Soul of a Profession: Education Under Siege," on Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in Kirkland Fine Arts Center. In his most recent work, "Letters to a Young Teacher," he draws upon four decades of experience to guide the newest generation of our nation's teachers into what he calls "a beautiful profession."
12/12/2011 2:30 PM
Give that special someone a great day at Busch Stadium this season—buy tickets for Millikin Day at Busch Stadium to see the Cardinals take on the Cubs.
$150 per person buys a seat and access to an air-conditioned party room on Redbird Row (Suites 215 and 216) on Saturday, July 21, 2012 @ 3:00 PM, with a two-hour, all-you-can-eat buffet and beverages of the adult and non-adult variety.
Motorcoach transportation from Decatur is also available for an additional $25.
Reserve your tickets today—we'll send you a card to put in the stocking of that special someone so they can unwrap the gift of America's pastime this Christmas.
Call 877-JMU-ALUM (568-2586) or e-mail email@example.com.
12/12/2011 2:11 PM
The Alumni and Development Office will host a 13-day trip to Spain and Portugal Nov. 4-16, 2012.
Highlights include Madrid, Prado Museum, High Speed Train, Cordoba, Costa del Sol, Mijas Pueblo, Granada, Alhambra, Cadiz, Seville, Cascais, Lisbon, Sintra, Estoril, Obidos and Fatima.
Pricing from $3,489 (double occupancy) including round-trip air from Chicago (other gateways also available), with hotel stays in Madrid, Torremolinos, Seville and Cascais. A $250 deposit is due by May 4, 2012.
For more information, visit here.
12/12/2011 12:04 PM
Decatur area alums: The MU Alumni Association invites you to a pre-basketball
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Lock, Stock & Barrel, 129 S. Oakland Avenue next to campus
Cost is $5.50 per person, pay at LSB, but RSVP to the alumni office so we have enough seats reserved. Call 217-424-6383 to RSVP.
Afterward, join us in cheering for Big Blue basketball:
2 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Carthage
The women's basketball game is a Pink Zone event to support the "Come Together, Let's Walk" initiative to fight ovarian, breast and cervical cancer. There will be a silent auction and contributions accepted.
4 p.m. Men's basketball vs. Carthage
Your Alumni Association Membership card gets you free admission into both games.
12/12/2011 11:45 AM
Two opportunities providing you with 2011 tax benefits are set to expire or change Dec. 31.
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12/12/2011 8:55 AM
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12/12/2011 8:27 AM
Can you name the location of this staircase on campus?
- Between ADM-Scovill Hall and Perkinson Music Center
- Outside the east entrance of Griswold Physical Education Center
- ON the west end of Shilling Hall
- Between RTUC and Aston Hall
Send your best guess to firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to include your name and address. Winners will be selected in a random drawing of all who respond correctly and each will receive a Millikin prize.
Last issue's winners:
- Doug Beach '75
- Jim Woodrum '84
- Andrew Kirchgesner '03
- Debbie Gelfo '88
- Peter Churukian '73
Each received a leather MU coaster for correctly knowing that Professor Emeritus Roger Schueler headed the Millikin jazz band for 22 years.