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Confused by the new healthcare law?
Ceci Connolly

Nationally known health care adviser, author and former Washington Post reporter Ceci Connolly will present “Landmark: The Inside Story of America’s New Health Care Law” next Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the lower level of Richards Treat University Center.

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A 25-year veteran of the journalism field, Connolly is now managing director of the Health Research Institute for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where she guides corporations, foundations and governmental bodies on implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

This event, the 2013 Thomas W. Ewing Lectureship, is free and open to the public, and no reservations are required.

Study says: Prospective students can easily find what they need on MU’s website.

Millikin's Office of Admission website is among the most highly rated in the country, scoring in the top 5 percent of all college admission websites after an analysis of admissions websites of nearly 3,000 colleges and universities. This year’s study examined 36 criteria in four main categories: 

• Ability to Find Desired Information

• Personal Contact with Admissions Staff and Students

• Online Interactive Tools

• Website Design and Navigation

A Golden legacy
Dr. David Dr. David "Doc" Golden, professor emeritus of theatre and a valued member of the Millikin community from 1984 to 2006, died Oct. 30. Golden was considered to be instrumental in helping to build the theatre and dance department to the superior level of excellence it continues to enjoy today. “David built this department, almost from scratch, when he arrived at MU in the mid-eighties,” says Laura Ledford, dean of the College of Fine Arts. “He was an inspiration to hundreds, if not thousands, of students, colleagues and alumni who live his legacy through their work in the theatre every day.” His family has requested that donations be sent in his memory to Millikin toward the goal of naming the green room in the planned new MU Center for Theatre and Dance.

Deadline extended to Dec. 1 for College of Fine Arts alumni.

Millikin is again partnering with the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) to learn more about how studying the arts has influenced the lives and careers of arts alumni. Reminder emails to encourage their participation in the user-friendly survey are being sent this week to many MU alumni who earned degrees within the College of Fine Arts during the last 20 years. The deadline to complete the survey was recently extended to Dec. 1.

The information gathered will be used to strengthen Millikin’s program and help other arts educators across the country better meet the needs of their students.

Visit the Snaap website.

Get business start-up advice from an expert.
Dr. Rich Lohr
On Thursday, Dec. 5, Dr. Rich Lohr, chiropractic physician at EliteCare Center, will present “Challenges and Opportunities of Business Ownership” at 6 p.m. in Room 208 of Leighty-Tabor Science Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Lohr has owned a small business/practice for 27 years and has cared for more than 250,000 patients, including numerous stage/film stars and professional athletes. He will share his thoughts on why he believes there has never been a better time to purchase a small business, how to build a successful business affordably without financing, and how to produce successful advertising/marketing strategies.

Lohr’s appearance is part of the Millikin ISE Speaker Series.

Gateway City alums invited to meet MU’s new president.
Dr. Patrick and Chris White

St. Louis area alumni are invited to meet Millikin's 15th President, Dr. Patrick White and his wife, Chris, this Sunday, Nov. 17, from 4-6 p.m. at the BlackFinn American Grille in the Galleria Mall. The event costs $12 and includes two drink tickets and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Deadline to RSVP is today; just email or call toll free to 877-JMU-ALUM (568-2586).





Baseball sponsors Trivia Night this Saturday.

Enjoy an evening of good food and fun at Trivia Night fundraiser for the Big Blue baseball team onSaturday, Nov. 16, at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel. A grand prize of$800 and a trophy goes to the winning table!

Reservations are due today.

How sweet it is!
caramel apple

Join Decatur-area alumni and friends, plus current students and their families Monday, Nov. 18, for the Third Annual Caramel AppleFest. A do-it-yourself caramel apple bar is open from 7-9 p.m. in the Alumni and Development Center, 1305 W. Main Street (southwest corner of Main and Fairview). For just $1 per apple, pile on all the ooey-gooey caramel and decadent toppings you can handle.

The event is sponsored by MU’s student-alumni organization, MilliSTAT. RSVP to or 217-424-6383 with the number in your party. Parking is available across the street in the Westminster Presbyterian Church lot.

Men’s basketball game to honor three Hall of Famers.

Come see three basketball alumni from the ’70s honored during the “The Brass Horn Hall of Fame Game,” set for Saturday, Nov. 30, at 3 p.m. in Griswold Physical Education Center. Alumni to be recognized at halftime of the Big Blue vs. Blackburn College game include Gary Deitelhoff ’74, Tim Littrell ’77 and Robert “Hank” Menke ’74.

Tickets are $6 per adult, $4 per senior, $3 per non-MU student, and free for children 10 and younger.

Bloomington-Normal alumni event set for Dec. 4.

Alumni in the Bloomington-Normal area are invited to a Big Blue happy hour at Baxter’s Grille, 3212 E. Empire St. in Bloomington, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 5-7 p.m. Take a mid-week break with fellow alums at Baxter’s!

Alumni and friends trip to Normandy and Paris planned for 2014.
Eiffel Tower

Travel with alumni and friends to Europe next October for a very special experience: “Memorials of War: Normandy & Paris.” Highlights of the 10-day trip include Paris, the Vel d’Hiv Memorial, an Eiffel Tower dinner, Normandy, the Memorial Peace Museum, D-Day landing beaches and much more. For more info, contact the alumni and development office at 217-424-6383 or toll free at 877-JMU-ALUM (568-2586).

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