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Members of the Millikin community join host Brian Byers to discuss upcoming events on campus every Wednesday from 8:00 a.m.-8:15 a.m.


Each week, members of the Millikin community join Byers & Co. host Brian Byers to discuss upcoming events at the University. 

Take a listen to some of the most recent appearances:

Byers & Co.

August 16 

Dr. Laura Dean, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Human Trafficking Research Lab (HTRL) at Millikin University, and Millikin senior Political Science major Jadon Cox, talked about the lab, which is the only undergraduate research lab focused on human trafficking in Illinois and one of a handful in the entire country.

August 2

Dr. Nancy Curtin, Dean of Arts & Sciences, Molly Berry, Director of Admission and Brandon Rick, Transportation Workstream lead at ADM and 2004 Millikin Graduate, talked about the upcoming ADM/Millikin Day of Service that is taking place on August 17 at locations across Decatur. 

July 26

Paul Lidy '04, Senior Director of Alumni Engagement, talked about upcoming alumni events and how alums can get involved on campus. 

July 19

Shelby Baum, Director of Operations and Events, talked about the upcoming Summer Campus Visit Day (July 24) and New Student Welcome Week (August 15-20). 

July 12

Dr. Wallace Southerland III, Millikin's new Vice President of Student Affairs, and Millikin President Jim Reynolds talked about Dr. Southerland joining Millikin's team and his vision for the student experience at the University. 

June 21

Jake Shumaker, Computer Science Major going into his senior year and NCAA DIII All-American in the 800 meters, and Andrew Craycraft, Director of Track and Field/Cross Country, talked about the Men's Track and Field season.


June 14

Dan Miller, Mathematical  and Computational Sciences Professor Emeritus, talked about the upcoming High School Robotics Camp that will take place July 10-14. 


June 7

Molly Berry, Director of Admission, and Matt Flaten, Public Relations Coordinator, talked about the upcoming Big Blue Orientation Days and the summer events happening on campus. 

May 31

Whitney Sowers and Katie Tenboer, the co-head coaches of the Millikin Softball Team, talked about the team's season and returning to the NCAA DIII Tournament for the third consecutive season. 

May 24

Dr. Anne Rodriguez, Associate Chemistry Professor and Sydney Griggs, a Chemistry graduate, talked about the upcoming Chemistry Camp that will be held at Millikin July 10-13. 

May 18

Gavin King and Jarius Ingram, the Millikin 2023 Spring Commencement Student Speakers, talked about their Millikin experiences. 

May 10

Pam Laskowski and Jamie Nickell, Assistant Professors from the School of Nursing, talked about the upcoming Millikin University Nursing Bootcamp that will take place June 11-13, 2023. 

May 2

Dr. Laura Dean, Associate Political Science Professor and Director of the Human Trafficking Research Lab at Millikin University, and Communications Major Mia Eshoo talked about their upcoming immersion class trip to the Baltic States and collecting donations for Ukrainian refugees. 

April 27

Edwin Walker, Associate Professor in the School of Art & Creative Media, and Eric Hector, Creative Director Heroic Age Studios and Millikin Arts Tech Lecturer, talked about the upcoming School of Art & Creative Media events. 

April 26

Sam Osborne, Director of Millikin Golf, discussed the Big Blue Club Golf Outing for Athletics. 

April 19

Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences Dr. Nancy Curtin, Dean of the College of Fine Arts Laura Ledford, Senior English Literature and Professional Writing double major Gwen Klinkey discussed the upcoming Celebrations of Scholarship. 

April 12

Jaclyn Cantwell, Director of the MBA Program in the Tabor School of Business, discussed the School of Business’ professional development opportunities.

April 5

Lori Kerans, Director of Community Engagement/Recruitment, and Andrew Craycraft, Director of Track and Field and Cross Country, discussed about the upcoming Athletic Visit Day. 

March 29

Shelby Baum, Director of Operations and Events, discussed the upcoming campus visit days for prospective students.

March 22

Carrie Pierson, Dean of Academic Support Services, discussed the upcoming events of Civic Discourse Week. 

March 15

Raphaella Prange, Vice President of Student Affairs, and HSHS Medical Group Practice Manager Nicole Wood discussed the HSHS Medical Center on Millikin's campus, which recently opened to the public. 

March 8

President of the Women In Business student organization Paige Coleman discussed the Millikin Makers Market. 

March 1

Mackenzie Dixon, Campus Life Coordinator, discussed James W. Moore Lecture speaker Amanda Lucidon, who served as White House Photographer for President Obama, and the upcoming Women's History Month events. 

February 22

Dr. Dan Miller, Professor of Math & Computational Sciences, and Lori Kerans, Director of Community Engagement and Recruitment, discussed the VEX Illinois State Robotics Championships that Millikin hosted. 

February 15

Millikin President Dr. Jim Reynolds and Dr. Sarah Kottich, Millikin's new Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, discussed changes to high education coming out of the pandemic. 

February 8

Nikki Garry, Director of Campus Life, and Nursing student Naomi Hall discussed the events celebrating Black History Month. 

February 1

Starla Street, Success Coach in the Center of Academic and Professional Performance (CAPP), and Anna Fishbein, Academic Intervention Specialist in the CAPP,         
discussed the upcoming Spring 2023 Career Fair.

January 25

Raphaella Prange, Vice President of Student Affairs, discussed the Thomas W. Ewing Lecture Series speaker and Holocaust survivor Sami Steigmann.