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Shine the spotlight on a worthy alum.

Know a Millikin alum who deserves special recognition? Nominate them for one of the alumni awards presented at Homecoming each year.

The deadline for 2012 nominations is April 13. Nominate a worthy alum.

Management made easier

The format allows students to complete the degree through evening study, one night per week, completing one 10-week class at a time. More.

Apply your MU degree to a nursing career

Turn your MU degree into a new career in nursing through Millikin’s new MENP program (Master’s Entry into Nursing Practice: Pre-Licensure). This unique program is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field and want to move into the nursing profession.

The full-time, 28-month, MENP program allows students to complete the requirements for becoming a registered nurse while earning a master’s degree in nursing at the same time.

To learn more, contact the MSN office at 217-420-5034 or visit

Snow days
It is unusual for Millikin officials to close the campus due to weather, but they did just that on Feb. 1 and 2 after being overwhelmed by sleet and snow. But the university still found ways to help students stay warm and pass the time on their snow days. More.
Good news travels fast

A Decaur newspaper article about the success of an MU student-managed investment fund was picked up by the Associated Press and found its way into newspapers around the country, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Anchorage, Alaska, and Bridgeport, Conn.

Remembering history

Millikin kicked off its celebration of Black History Month with a candlelight vigil and program in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

BP oil spill expert to speak on campus April 18

Dr. Jay E. Hakes will present the 2011 T.W. Samuels Lecture, “The World We Inherit: Why Energy Matters,” Monday, April 18. 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.

Join us at the new alumni Facebook fan page

We’ve moved from a Group Page to a Fan Page to provide greater flexibility for alumni and friends to share their Millikin memories and current interests. All future Facebook postings for Millikin alumni and friends will be on the Fan Page. We hope you'll "LIKE" it!

Did you graduate in May '10, Dec. '09 or summer '09?

Please take the Career Center's online graduate survey and let us know how you're doing.

Traditional graduates, you'll find the survey at:

PACE graduates, you'll find the survey at:

ADM-Scovill has the right stuff

Millikin’s renovation of ADM-Scovill Hall was spotlighted as a leading-edge design for collaborative learning space in the Interiors Sources On-line Journal. (Scroll down to the box titled "Design Drives Innovative Renovation at Millikin University.")

Creating a healthier MU

The campus community is learning how to integrate wellness in their daily lives through a new MU Health Beat program. The broad scope of this innovative six-month program makes it unique among higher education institutions. More.

Join our MU group to take in one of baseball's great rivalries

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. 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 at 1-877-568-2586 or send an e-mail to

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. For more info, contact the alumni office at 1-877-568-2586 or send an e-mail to

Trivia Time: Credit Check

For several years, ending with the 1983-84 school year, Milllikin offered students the opportunity to take a one-credit course in January. Some of the courses featured the offbeat, such as basket-weaving, or focused on a subject that was a personal passion of the teaching professor.

What was the one-credit January course called? A. Immersion B. Winter Term C. January Studies D. Cold Credit

Send your best guess to, 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:
  • Anna Hotwick '09
  • Evan Weatherford '06
  • Erica Jackson '04
  • Lugenia Radford '74
  • Matthew Hanssel '01

Each received an MU luggage tag for correctly guessing that the location of the photo was the main entrance of Shilling Hall. The picture was taken looking down from the top of the Shilling clock tower.

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Millikin University - Decatur, IL
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Millikin University - Decatur, IL
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