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Millikin University - Decatur, IL
2013 Schedule of Events 

Friday, Oct. 4

  • Career Connections: Friday afternoon, various times and locations. Join us in classrooms as alumni share career experiences with current students. See the schedule for more details
  • Alumni Check-in and Information Table: 3-8 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center (RTUC)
  • Campus Tours: 4-5 p.m., Leaving from the Admissions Office in Gorin Hall at 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Volleyball Round-Robin Tournament: Griswold Physical Education Center. Tickets sold at the game; $6 per adult, $4 per senior, $3 per non-MU student, free for children 10 and younger.
    • 4 p.m., Millikin University vs. Illinois Wesleyan
    • 6 p.m., Millikin University JV vs. Webster JV on East Court
    • 6 p.m., Webster vs. Illinois Wesleyan on Center Court
    • 8 p.m., Millikin University vs. Webster
  • Alumni Awards Dinner/Athletic Hall of Fame Induction: 6 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center (RTUC). All alumni and friends welcome. Recognizing 2013 Alumni Award recipients and Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. $20 per person. Reservations required. Always inspirational!
  • Fireworks display: 8:30 p.m., Frank M. Lindsay Field. Sponsored by Student Homecoming Committee.
  • All-Alumni Reception: 8:30-11 p.m., Alumni and Development Center, 1305 W. Main St. The weekend’s kick-off reception. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar.

Saturday, Oct. 5 (Morning)

  • Alumni Check-in and Information Table for classes later than '63: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Griswold Physical Education Center. Coffee available.
  • Campus Tours: Leaving from the Admissions Office in Gorin Hall at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 1 p.m.
  • Cross Country Meet 10 a.m., Scovill Golf Course.
  • Science Open House: 10-11 a.m., Leighty-Tabor Science Center, second floor west lobby. Hosted by biology, chemistry and physics faculty. For more information, contact biology department chair Dr. Judy Parrish at jparrish@millikin.edu.
  • Morning Mingler and Class Pictures (’68-’08): 10 a.m., Griswold Physical Education Center. Complimentary coffee, juice and pastries for alumni, families and friends. Mingler for reunion classes. Not a reunion year for your class? You're welcome to mingle or join the class of your choice. Reunion photos taken at:
    • 1968 - 10:15 a.m.
    • 1973 - 10:20 a.m.
    • 1978 - 10:25 a.m.
    • 1983 - 10:30 a.m.
    • 1988 - 10:35 a.m.
    • 1993 - 10:40 a.m.
    • 1998 - 10:45 a.m.
    • 2003 - 10:50 a.m.
    • 2008 - 10:55 a.m.
    • Alpha Chi Omega 100th Anniversary - 11 a.m.
  • Complimentary Class Luncheons ('43-'63): Served lunches for '43-'63 classes in Lower RTUC from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Class photos taken during this lunch.  
  • Alumni & Friends Complimentary Luncheon Buffet: 11 a.m., Griswold Physical Education Center. For classes less than 50 years out and all other alumni and friends. Free lunch; reservations encouraged. During and after lunch, enjoy children’s activities, learn about proposed campus projects for theatre and dance, exercise science and sport, athletics, and a new university center, get info about Greek life and student development, and get a free gift for high school students from MU’s admission office!
  • Softball Reunion: 11 a.m., Griswold Physical Education Center. Meet for lunch, followed by tailgating at the football game. For more information, contact Millikin softball coach Amber Dohlman at adohlman@millikin.edu.
  • Baseball Alumni & Family Event: 11 a.m., Sunnyside Field. This free event will include an alumni game, a Blue and White game and a cookout. For more information, contact Millikin baseball coach Brandon Townsend at btownsend@millikin.edu.
  • Hall Tours and Resident Assistant Reunion: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Dolson Hall. Meet at the Office of Residence Life to see the office and see your old room! Residence Life staff welcome all alumni who served as resident assistants. For more information, contact Residence Life Director Paul Lidy ’04 at plidy@millikin.edu.

Saturday, Oct. 5 (Afternoon)

  • Big Blue Football vs. Illinois Wesleyan: 1 p.m., Frank M. Lindsay Field. Alumni Award recipients and Athletic Hall of Fame inductees honored at halftime. Tickets sold at gate; $6 per adult, $4 per senior, $3 per non-MU student, free for children 10 and younger.
  • Alumni Choir Rehearsal: 1-3 p.m., Kirkland Fine Arts Center, room 11. University Choir members of all eras welcome. The alumni choir performs at 2 p.m. Sunday at Central Christian Church. For more information, contact Director of Choral Activities Dr. Brad Holmes at bholmes@millikin.edu.
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Carthage College: 2 p.m., Millikin Soccer Field, south of the Decatur Indoor Sports Center (DISC).
  • School of Nursing Open House: 2-3 p.m., Leighty-Tabor Science Center, room 101. For more information, contact School of Nursing Director Dr. Kathy Booker at kbooker@millikin.edu.
  • Men’s Soccer vs. Carthage College: 4 p.m., Millikin Soccer Field, south of the Decatur Indoor Sports Center (DISC).
  • “Paying it Forward: Voices from the Past Guiding our Future:” 4:30 p.m., East Room, Lower RTUC. Join the Black Alumni Network and current students in a panel discussion focusing on mentoring students to be strong and successful alumni. We will be taking time to talk about the foundational footwork for the Black Alumni Network and how to get involved. Contact Director of Inclusion and Student Engagement Molly Berry at mberry@millikin.edu or Assistant Dean of Inclusion and Student Engagement Quantrell Willis at qwillis@millikin.edu.

Saturday, Oct. 5 (Evening)

  • Alpha Chi Omega Centennial Banquet: 5:30 p.m., Decatur Conference Center and Hotel. For more information, visit axupsilon.webs.com or call Emilie Van Hook Beagle '05 at 217-797-5513.
  • Various class reunion dinners/receptions:
    • 1953 Dinner, 6 p.m., Decatur Club, 158 W. Prairie. $30 per person. Cash bar.
    • 1958 Dinner, 6 p.m., Decatur Club, 158 W. Prairie. $30 per person. Cash bar.
    • 1963 Dinner, 6 p.m., Decatur Club, 158 W. Prairie. $30 per person. Complimentary reception.
    • 1968 Dinner, 6 p.m., Bizou, 259 N. Main St. Order from menu; pay at restaurant.
    • 1973 Dinner, 6 p.m., JR’s Steakhouse, Decatur Conference Center & Hotel, 4191 US 36 West. Order from menu; pay at restaurant.
    • 1978 Reception, 5 p.m., Katz, 112 N. Merchant, $10 per person. Cash bar. $1 trolley fee per ride per person.
    • 1983 Reception, 6 p.m., Millikin’s President’s Dining Room, Richards Treat University Center. $20 per person.
    • 1988 Reception and Star Gazing, 6:30 p.m., Millikin’s Leighty-Tabor Science Center, fourth floor, $20 per person.
    • 1993 Dinner, 6 p.m., Lock Stock & Barrel, 129 S. Oakland Ave. Order from menu; pay at restaurant.
    • 1998 Reception, 6:30 p.m., Main Place Bar & Grill (outdoor patio area), 101 South Main St. $20 per person. Cash bar.
    • 2003 Reception, 6:30 p.m., Donnie’s Homespun (outdoor patio area), 126 S. Oakland Ave. Order from menu; pay at restaurant.
    • 2008 Reception, 6:30 p.m., Paco’s Sol Bistro, 237 N. Main St. $12 per person. Cash bar.
    • Black Alumni Network Reception, 6-10 p.m., Decatur Club, 158 W. Prairie. $25 per person.
  • iO (Improv Olympics): 8 p.m., Kirkland Fine Arts Center. Part of the Kirkland Performing Arts Series, tickets are $18 per person and $15 per alum. Call Kirkland Box Office at 217-424-6318 to order tickets or order online. Alumni tickets can only be purchased through the Box Office; not available online.
  • Star Gazing: 8:30-10 p.m., Requarth Observatory, Leighty-Tabor Science Center. Weather permitting, view the night sky through one of the Midwest’s largest university-owned telescopes. Free. For more information, contact Physics and Astronomy chair Dr. Eric Martell at emartell@millikin.edu.
  • Dr. Jan Devore Retirement Open House: 9 p.m., Alumni and Development Center. Come celebrate the retirement and 35-year MU career of Jan Devore, former senior director of alumni and donor engagement. Complimentary refreshments and classic memories of Jan will be served.

Sunday, Oct. 6

  • Worship Service with alumni participants: 10 a.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1360 W. Main St., next to campus. Homecoming guests welcome. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Reunion to follow immediately at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Chad Hart at chad@hartlx.com.
  • Class of ’63 Celebratory Closing Brunch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., James Millikin Homestead, corner of West Main and Pine Street. $10 per person; reservations required.
  • Alumni Softball game: 11 a.m., Borg-Warner Field. For more information, contact Millikin softball coach Amber Dohlman at adohlman@millikin.edu.
  • Homecoming Choral Concert: 2 p.m., Central Christian Church, 650 W. William St. Members of the University Choir and Alumni Choir combine in performance. Free admission.
  • University Band Concert: 4 p.m., Kirkland Fine Arts Center. Free admission.

For more information, contact the Alumni Office.

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