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Arts & Entrepreneurship Program receives high honors.

Millikin’s Arts & Entrepreneurship Program received the 2013 Outstanding Specialty Entrepreneurship Program Award by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). The award recognizes high-quality and innovative programs with the purpose of educating future generations of entrepreneurs in special areas.

At Right: USASBE Vice President of Events and Programs Brad Hancock; Program Director for the Center for Entrepreneurship Andy Heise ’08; Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship Sharon Alpi; Instructor of Entrepreneurship B.J. Warren ’07; and USASBE President Dr. Rebecca White at the USASBE Conference in San Francisco, Calif.

For more info, view the news release.

Chicago and Decatur alums: Catch the UChoir’s last stops.

The University Choir will conclude their annual January tour with performances in Chicago and Decatur. Don’t miss your chance to see Millikin’s flagship choral ensemble as they celebrate a broad variety of musical styles and genres spanning five centuries.

Saturday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m.
Holy Family Church
1080 West Roosevelt Road

Sunday, Jan. 27, 3 p.m.
St. Patrick Church
407 E. Eldorado St.

Need a mentor? Be a mentor.

So far, 54 alumni have joined our Mentoring Network, and we'd like to add your name to the list! The network assists students and alumni in finding mentors who can advise and support them in their professional development.

Mentors may offer one or more of the following avenues of assistance: graduate school information and advice, leads to internship and jobs, practice interviews, resume critiques, job-shadowing and networking opportunities. Just follow the link above for more information, or to sign up.

CareerFest 2013 scheduled at North Central.

Update your resume and get ready – here’s a great chance to network with several companies in one location. Sponsored by the Illinois Small College Placement Association, CareerFest 2013 is set for Friday, Feb. 1, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at North Central College in Naperville, Ill. The event costs $10 if registered by Jan. 26 or $20 at the door.

For more information and to register, contact Millikin's Career Center at 217-424-6294 or

Warm up with chili at LSB!
chili bowl

Decatur-area alums: The Alumni Association invites you to enjoy an all-you-can-eat chili bar at Lock Stock & Barrel, Saturday, Feb. 2, from noon-1:30 p.m.Cost for the meal is $5.50 per person and includes soft drinks.Pay at LSB, but RSVP to the alumni office by calling 217-424-6383 or emailing so we have enough seats reserved.

Afterward, join us in cheering for Big Blue basketball:

2 p.m. WBB
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 will be accepted.

4 p.m. MBB

Both games vs. North Park in Griswold Physical Education Center. Your Alumni Association card provides free admission to both games.

View the Facebook event.
View the MU calendar event.

Gateway City alums invited to reconnect at Fast Eddie’s.
chili bowl

If you live in the St. Louis area, mark your calendar now and plan to join other Millikin alums Friday, Feb. 22, at Fast Eddie’s in Alton, Ill., from 7-9 p.m. Appetizers will be provided. All alumni, guests/spouses welcomed. Come for the fun, food and friends! Sponsored by the Millikin Club of St. Louis.

Questions? Contact Jaclyn Weisenborn ’09, associate director of alumni relations, at 1-877-JMU-ALUM or

Fast Eddie's Bon Air
1530 E. 4th St.
Alton, IL 62002

View the Facebook event.
View the MU calendar event.

Indy-area alums: Catch the Pacers in action.

What's better than watching an NBA game from the comfort of your home? How about watching the action live with fellow MU alums? Join Indy-area Millikin alums Friday, March 22, as the Indiana Pacers take on the Milwaukee Bucks. Game time is 7 p.m. at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse Arena in Indianapolis. Club-level seats in section 113 have been reserved just for us, and tickets are specially priced at $42 per person (regularly $80)!
Limited tickets are available, so reserve your spot today! Please call the Alumni and Development office at 217-424-6383 or toll free at 1-877-JMU-ALUM, email us at,or complete the online order form to purchase your ticket(s) by March 15.

Questions? Contact Jaclyn Weisenborn ’09, associate director of alumni relations, at 1-877-JMU-ALUM or

View the Facebook event.
View the MU calendar event.

Plan now to jazz up your spring!

Help celebrate 50 years of jazz at Millikin on Saturday, April 13. All alumni who have participated in MU’s jazz program are invited to the celebration, which begins with lunch at noon, followed by a Jazz Band rehearsal (for those still actively playing) from 1:30-3:30 p.m., and a commemorative concert at 7:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church. The concert will feature One Voice, Jazz Band I and alumni jazz members.Then cap off the evening with a reception at the alumni and development center.

For more information, call the alumni office at 217-424-6383 or toll free at 1-877-JMU-ALUM.

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TRIVIA TIME: Where is this?

Millikin’s campus is home to four lion sculptures. On which building would you find the lion in this picture?

  1. Perkinson Music Center
  2. Sigma Alpha Epsilon House
  3. Kirkland Fine Arts Center
  4. Alumni and Development Center

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.

December trivia winners:

  • David Kanervo '71
  • Cyndy Whiteman Ruszkowski '74
  • Ryan Bruder '98
  • Ryan Ho '11
  • Joshua Watters '11

Each winner received a Millikin ink pen for correctly identifying Griswold Physical Education Center as the building under construction in the 1968 photo.

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