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Plans for new campus addition shift to West Towne Square.

The focus to create a new Exercise Science and Sport Pavilion has shifted in recent months to a new location. MU now has the opportunity to create and equip the pavilion in West Towne Square for $5.77 million – about $8 million less than the cost of building the originally planned addition to Griswold Physical Education Center. Learn more here.

Learn more about an alumni and friends trip to Spain’s Costa del Sol and the Portuguese Riviera.

Tour the world-famous Costa del Sol in southern Spain as well as the Portuguese Riviera with alumni and friends, hosted by members of Millikin's Alumni & Development staff from Nov. 4-16, 2012.

Two chances to learn more about the trip:

  • 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2: View a live online presentation about the tour on your own computer.
  • 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15: Attend an informational meeting at the Alumni & Development Center on campus

Register for either event online.

Are you a recent grad? Please take this survey.

If you completed your MU degree in May 2011, December 2010 or summer 2010, the Career Center invites you to complete a graduate follow-up survey. Deadline is Feb. 17, 2012.

Looking for a job? Check out our Virtual Career Fair.

Millikin will host its first-ever Virtual Career Fair on Feb. 21-22. The fair is in collaboration with 25 private colleges in Illinois and is open to students and alumni of these institutions. Post your resume and connect with recruiters for jobs and internships via live online chats. If you are an employer and interested in registering to recruit, contact Pam Folger at or 217-420-6637.

To register, click here.

To learn more:

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!

Illinois music alums: Join us at IMEA
You’re invited to the annual Millikin Alumni Reception at this year's IMEA Conference in Peoria, Ill. The reception will be held in Room 402 of the Peoria Convention Center from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27. Light hors d'oeuvres as well as a cash bar available. MU will also host booth No. 355/357. See you in Peoria!
Millikin St. Louis Area Young Alumni Gathering*
Friday, Feb. 3, 8 p.m.-11 p.m.
The Pepper Lounge: St. Louis' Premier Nightclub & Lounge
2005 Locust Street St. Louis, Mo., 314-241-2005
Located at 20th & Locust in downtown St. Louis.

*Mention you are with the Millikin Group on the guest list.
UChoir to sing at New York’s Carnegie Hall in March.

The Millikin University Choir will present a guest concert appearance at Carnegie Hall at 8:30 p.m., Sunday, March 25, and also join in performance with the National Festival Chorus that evening. The National Festival Chorus is composed of qualified high school singers who perform under the direction of a nationally recognized guest conductor. This year's conductor is UChoir director Dr. Brad Holmes, MU professor of music and director of choral studies. Tickets for the concert went on sale Wednesday, Jan. 25. The Millikin discount code for ticket is: FTN13498. Learn more and get ticket info here.

Planning to attend? RSVP to so we’ll have an idea of who’s attending.

Decatur-area alums: Join us for chili and basketball on Feb. 4.

The MU Alumni Association invites you to a pre-basketball Chili Bar
Noon to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4
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 on the Big Blue:

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. Wear pink to the game!

4 p.m. Men's basketball vs. Carthage

Your Alumni Association membership card gives you free admission to both games.

Men’s CCIW champs to be honored.

The 1988-89 CCIW championship men’s basketball team will be honored at the Feb. 11 men’s basketball game vs. North Park at 4 p.m. in Griswold Physical Education Center.

Penguin in the Park returns March 24

Join "the Penguin" John Bingham `70 for his namesake race, the Penguin in the Park 5K Run/Walk in Decatur's Fairview Park on March 24. The Penguin returns for a race that embraces the penguin in all of us — a race for the speedy and for those who want to take their time and enjoy the course! A post-race party will be held in Millikin's Griswold Physical Education Center and will feature awards, warm food, and inspiration from the Penguin. Millikin alumni, faculty/staff and students receive a discount on registration, and part of the proceeds from the race benefit a Millikin scholarship in honor of the race. For more info or to sign up, visit

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Trivia Time: Where is it?

Can you find the location of West Towne Square, planned new home for the Exercise Science & Sport Pavilion, in this aerial photo taken by MU Trustee Stephen Huss, M.D.?

  1. The white-roofed building to the left of the football field
  2. The square building with the blue roof to the right of the football field
  3. The L-shaped building with the red roof at upper left
  4. The L-shaped building at lower left

Send your best guess to, and be sure to include your name and address. Winners will be selected in a random drawing from all who respond correctly and each winner will receive a Millikin prize.

Last issue's winners:

  1. Karyn Schwab Rieth '89
  2. Carolyn Mitchell '00
  3. Ruthann Killion '71
  4. Nathan Claus '02
  5. John Harris '74

Each received a Millikin pen for correctly knowing that the concrete steps pictured in last month’s trivia contest are located between RTUC and Aston Hall.

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