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Happy Holidays from Millikin’s Alumni & Development Office!

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!

Young Blue, this Decatur event’s for you.

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.

Alumni reception prior to Holiday Jazz concert

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  More

For concert tickets, contact the Kirkland Box Office at 217-424-6318 or order online.

Two MU choirs tour the Midwest in January.

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:

Acclaimed education writer to speak on campus.

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."

Give the gift of baseball this holiday season

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

Visit Spain and Portugal with alumni and friends.
Reserve a place on the trip:
Download the printable
registration form.

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.

Own a business? Tell other alumni about it.

The spring issue of Millikin Quarterly magazine will feature a selection of profiles of alumni-owned businesses. Submit information about your business today!

It’s going to be chili on Feb. 4
Decatur area alums: The MU Alumni Association invites you to a pre-basketball
Chili Bar
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.

Considering a tax-deductible gift to Millikin before the end of the year?

Two opportunities providing you with 2011 tax benefits are set to expire or change Dec. 31.

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Trivia Time: Where is it?

Can you name the location of this staircase on campus?

  1. Between ADM-Scovill Hall and Perkinson Music Center
  2. Outside the east entrance of Griswold Physical Education Center
  3. ON the west end of Shilling Hall
  4. Between RTUC and Aston Hall

Send your best guess to, 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.

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