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Retirees return for annual event.
Dr. Patrick White

Earlier this month, more than 60 retired faculty and staff members returned to campus for brunch with Interim President Dr. Patrick White (left). Dr. White provided a campus update for the group, which included the newest Millikin retiree, Registrar Walt Wessel ’69. Read the September issue…

Wessel retired in late August after 40 years of service, and Jason Wickline ’94, formerly a senior systems analyst in Millikin’s IT department, will now fill the registrar role.

Two alumni are among speakers for new lecture series.

The Millikin University Institute for Science Entrepreneurship (ISE) is hosting a new speaker series featuring executives from science ventures and other business leaders. Upcoming speakers and topics include:

Thursday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Tim Lindsey, global director of sustainable development for Caterpillar Inc.

Thursday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Bruce Nims ’72, Grow Decatur

Thursday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Rich Lohr, EliteCare Center LLC

Spring 2014 (date TBA)
Mark Matlock ’77, senior vice president, Research Division, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)

Read the news release.

Chinese music specialist returns to campus.
Three generations of registrars

Chinese music specialist Dr. Han, Kuo-Huang (K. H. Han) will conduct a workshop on Asian instruments at 5 p.m. in lower RTUC, tonight (Sept. 19). Students will perform musical pieces under his direction during the Moon Festival dinner at 6:30 p.m. The Asian Student Association is sponsoring Han’s return visit to campus. MU alumni of the 1970s may remember his first visit to campus when he performed at Kirkland Fine Arts Center.

Chicago networking event set for Oct. 21.
Three generations of registrars

Chicago-area alumni and friends are invited to a free employer discussion and networking event Monday, Oct. 21, beginning at 3 p.m. in Room 15W-075 (Columbus Park), Deloitte Conference Center, 111 S. Wacker Drive. (Arrive after 4:30 p.m. if you are interested in networking only.)

From 3-4:30 p.m., MU’s Career Center Director Pam Folger will lead a discussion on how to help better prepare today’s college students to meet employer needs in the workforce. From 4:30-6 p.m., alumni and friends are invited to network and meet Gina Bianchi ’93, MU's new senior director of alumni & donor engagement.

RSVP by Tuesday, Oct. 15, to or call 1-877-JMU-ALUM (568-2586).

View the Facebook event for more info.

MU makes U.S. News top 15.

For the third year, Millikin has been ranked among the top 15 regional colleges in the Midwest in U.S. News & World Reports’ Best Colleges guidebook. Millikin was also included in a list of select schools from across the country designated as “A-Plus Schools for B Students.”

Read the news release.

New production schedule planned for Millikin Quarterly.
Three generations of registrars

In keeping with university-wide efforts toward cost containment and “going green,” Millikin’s alumni magazine, Millikin Quarterly, will move to three print issues and one online issue per year. Deadlines for submission of class note items are as follows:

Winter issue deadline: October 15
Spring issue deadline: February 14
Summer issue deadline: June 13

It’s easy to submit your news online. Just fill out the class notes form.

Career Connections, Greek events among numerous Homecoming events.
2013 Homecoming Logo

Dozens of events will be held Oct. 4-6 during Homecoming. Among them:

Career Connections. Alumni share their work experiences with students, faculty, staff and other alumni. View the list of speakers and topics.

MU fraternity and sorority events. View the complete list of Greek activities.

Jan Devore retirement. Longtime alumni relations director gets the royal treatment at her retirement party, 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5.

For the complete schedule of Homecoming activities, visit the homecoming webpage.

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