Homecoming & Family Weekend 2019

Homecoming & Family Weekend 2019

September 27, 2019 (All day) to September 29, 2019 (All day)

Get ready to Go Big & Come Home! Plans are underway for a fun-filled Homecoming & Family Weekend 2019, Sept. 27-29. Reunite with friends and faculty, make new Big Blue memories and check out the latest transformations to the MU campus! Registration is now open!

Have ideas for a great #HCFW19 event or reunion? Email Associate Director of Alumni Engagement Erika Brewer at esbrewer@millikin.edu to share your thoughts today.

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Workman Family Baseball Field Dedication

Workman Family Baseball Field Dedication, Friday, Sept. 27

September 27, 2019, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Join President Patrick White and Athletic Director Craig White for the dedication of Millikin’s newest athletic facility and the new home of Big Blue baseball, Friday, Sept. 27, at 3 p.m. Following the ceremony, take a tour of the facility and watch as the team takes the field for a team scrimmage.

This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

Questions? Contact Lindsay Nolan, director of donor relations, at lnolan@millikin.edu or 217.424.6355.

Back to Class Lecture

Back to Class Faculty Lecture Series

November 13, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Are you ready to head Back to Class? 

The Millikin Alumni Association and Office of the Provost are proud to offer Back to Class, a free lecture series featuring Millikin faculty discussing interesting and timely topics. Designed to engage both MU alumni and the Decatur community, these presentations promise to deliver informative, fun and lively conversation. 

Have you ever been preparing for a big event in life and become ill just before the big day? While that may seem like bad luck, there is a good chance that it was not coincidental. Join us for our second presentation of the 2019-20 year as Dr. Travis Wilcoxen, biology department chair and associate professor of biology, explains how the psychological state can greatly influence our immune defenses in each positive and negative ways and there are hormones in the body that coordinate those changes.

Wednesday, Nov. 13, Noon-1 p.m.
Oberhelman Center for Leadership Performance, University Commons
No RSVP required. An $8 buffet lunch is available in the University Commons Student Dining, or feel free to bring your own. We encourage those purchasing their lunch in Student Dining to arrive by 11:30 a.m. 

Not able to make it back to campus? No problem! Join us virtually.

Questions? Contact the Alumni & Development Office at alumnews@millikin.edu or 217.424.6383. See you in class! 

Back to Class Lecture

Back to Class Faculty Lecture Series

February 12, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Are you ready to head Back to Class? 

The Millikin Alumni Association and Office of the Provost are proud to offer Back to Class, a free lecture series featuring Millikin faculty discussing interesting and timely topics. Designed to engage both MU alumni and the Decatur community, these presentations promise to deliver informative, fun and lively conversation. 

Can a video game tell a story worth studying? Can a mobile app or interactive film explore themes worth contemplating and debating? Join us for our third presentation of the 2019-20 year as Dr. Tony Magagna, associate professor of English, discusses how these narratives weave stories and deliver themes in ways more immersive and profound than previously possible in traditional print culture.

Wednesday, Feb. 12, Noon-1 p.m.
Oberhelman Center for Leadership Performance, University Commons
No RSVP required. An $8 buffet lunch is available in the University Commons Student Dining, or feel free to bring your own. We encourage those purchasing their lunch in Student Dining to arrive by 11:30 a.m. 

Not able to make it back to campus? No problem! Join us virtually.

Questions? Contact the Alumni & Development Office at alumnews@millikin.edu or 217.424.6383. See you in class! 

Back to Class Lecture

Back to Class Faculty Lecture Series

April 15, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Are you ready to head Back to Class? 

The Millikin Alumni Association and Office of the Provost are proud to offer Back to Class, a free lecture series featuring Millikin faculty discussing interesting and timely topics. Designed to engage both MU alumni and the Decatur community, these presentations promise to deliver informative, fun and lively conversation. 

Join us for our final presentation of the 2019-20 year featuring Dr. Najiba Benabess, dean of the Tabor School of Business, discussing the new era of globalization and the global economy.

Wednesday, April 15, Noon-1 p.m.
Oberhelman Center for Leadership Performance, University Commons
No RSVP required. An $8 buffet lunch is available in the University Commons Student Dining, or feel free to bring your own. We encourage those purchasing their lunch in Student Dining to arrive by 11:30 a.m. 

Not able to make it back to campus? No problem! Join us virtually.

Questions? Contact the Alumni & Development Office at alumnews@millikin.edu or 217.424.6383. See you in class! 

A Tour of Italy

Italy 2020 Alumni & Friends Trip, May 25-June 4

May 25, 2020 (All day) to June 4, 2020 (All day)

Plan now to join the internationally acclaimed University Choir as they go on tour in Italy, May 25-June 4, 2020! In between concerts, immerse yourself in Italy's local culture and historical beauty during this special 11-day Alumni & Friends trip.

Trip package includes:

  • Round trip airfare from Chicago.
  • Double-occupancy hotel accommodations
  • Breakfast daily and five dinners 
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees for various stops, including the Vatican Museum, the Colosseum and a guided tour of the Valley of Temples. View the tentative trip itinerary → 
  • All University Choir concerts
  • Bilingual tour manager and motor coach transportation

Space is limited! Contact Alyse Knust, senior director of alumni engagement, at 217.424.6383 or aknust@millikin.edu to indicate your interest.