Welcome to Millikin Magazine

Millikin Magazine is produced by the Millikin University Alumni and Development Office. The mission of Millikin Magazine is to engage alumni, friends, parents and other constituents in the life of the University, to communicate the high quality of a Millikin Performance Learning education, and to reflect the University’s mission and values. Distributed to alumni and friends across the country, the magazine helps keep the lines of communication open between alums and their university home.

Alumni & Friends Arts
A Can-Do Attitude
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 2:00pm
Growing up, Gretchen Ozee Cawthon '€™95 did many things girls weren'€™t '€œsupposed'€ to do. She liked playing with Legos, then considered a toy only boys enjoyed. When she...
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Alumni & Friends
Sharing Her Roots
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 1:45pm
The grass on Fiona Solkowski Becker'€™s side of the fence may not be greener than her neighbor'€™s grass, but it is definitely taller. When Becker, a 1995 Millikin graduate, moved...
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Alumni & Friends Biology College of Arts & Sciences
Thriving Through Change
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 11:45am
David Overlot ’81 decided at a young age to pursue a career in health care and now thrives in that busy, ever-changing environment. “You have to be able to go from zero to 120...
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Ryan Lawrence ’99
Alumni & Friends College of Fine Arts
A Magical Experience
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 11:30am
When Ryan Lawrence ’99 was 10 years old, his parents took him to see a magic show. Faster than they could say, “abracadabra,” he was hooked. Enthralled with the...
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Brad Holmes directs the Alumni Choir at Homecoming 2013.
Alumni & Friends College of Fine Arts Music
The Pursuit of Beauty
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 11:30am
Dr. Brad Holmes, professor of music and director of choral activities, has been traveling the world since his college years, sharing his love for the beauty of collaborative music....
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Dr. Robert Money
Alumni & Friends College of Arts & Sciences Philosophy
The Philosophy Disease
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:45am
“Philosophy is everywhere if you just pay attention to it,” says Dr. Robert Money, professor of philosophy. “If I’m watching a movie, looking at magazine headlines,...
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Dr. Jan Devore
Alumni & Friends
Jan Devore Steps Down – But Not Out
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:15am
Does Jan Devore know everyone? Of course not. But in her 35 years with Millikin, the longtime director of alumni relations and former dean of students definitely earned her legendary...
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Nike Smyth Whitcomb ’66
Alumni & Friends Pre-Professional
A Museum Grows in Chicago
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 1:45pm
Nike Smyth Whitcomb ’66 looks the part of a polished museum director. Warm smile, professional, no-nonsense manner. Blond hair that converges into a neat chignon. Her office, on...
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The Miller Years: Our 9th President Recalls His Time at MU
Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 4:30pm
Although he says he never planned to be a university president, Dr. J. Roger Miller ended up serving 20 years in that role '€“ the longest presidential tenure in Millikin history...
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Believe, Sweat, Inspire [A 2007 alum aims to inform and transform]
Friday, November 30, 2012 - 10:15am
EDITORS NOTE: '€œbelieve, sweat and inspire'€ is the motto of operation flat belly, a free healthy living and fitness program led by valencia king '€™07 of chicago. through a...
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