My experience with the History Department at Millikin has been nothing but positive. Every day, every class, and every professor presented challenging questions and problems that made you look at history in a completely different way. The lessons I have learned have been extraordinary.

Not only that, the history department taught me to be a well-rounded person. It taught me how to read, write, debate, and most importantly, to think critically. The experiences I have had


 

One of the greatest attributes of the Millikin History Department is that we are so close-knit. The intimacy of our classes provided a great setting to share ideas and opinions regarding all types of social science.

Although Millikin’s History Department is small, I was able to experience an incredible variety of teaching styles, course topics, discussions, and debates. I was exposed to several aspects of the realm of history that I never thought possible


 

I originally came to Millikin University to become a part of its renowned music program. As a freshman music business major, I was unaware that the music program was not the only excellent course of study at Millikin. My sophomore year, I changed my major to secondary education/social sciences.


I am a 2006 Millikin University philosophy and political science double major and a James Millikin Scholar in the Honors Program. I earned numerous awards honoring my academic achievements during my time at Millikin, including membership in Alpha Lambda Delta. Perhaps most impressively, I was honored at the spring 2006 Honors Convocation with a Scovill Award, the highest academic honor that Millikin University bestows on its students.


 

Nate is an Agent Trainee at The William Morris Agency (WMA) in Nashville, TN. WMA is one of the largest talent and literary agencies in the world dealing with all aspects of the entertainment industry including music, film, television, theatre, literature, and consulting. Nate currently assists a Senior Agent in booking concerts for clients in venues across the Northeast United States.


Great Scot! What a Festival!

By Katie Liesener ’03  |  Published in summer 2015 issue of Millikin Quarterly magazine.

Over a weekend each June, a field in Itasca, Ill., transforms into a curious tent city. Bagpipers bray at the entrance. Children, clacking wooden swords, run among the legs of kilted Scots in crisp Glengarry hats whose faces glow red from whiskey tastings. Now and again, the Scots raise a cheer: “For rugby scores! For hay bales heaved skyward! For the


 

Following graduation, Jessica assumed a long-term substitute position for the spring of 2006 at Waukegan High School in Illinois. In the fall of 2006, she began teaching full time at Friendship Jr. High School in Des Plaines, IL. At Friendship Jr. High School she teaches general music and drama in addition to directing the school’s three curricular choirs, and their new extra-curricular ensemble, The Firebird Singers, which has received First Place or Division I ratings at all of their


 

Since leaving Millikin, Chris has been busy as a freelance bassist and educator in the Central Illinois area. He recently finished his Master's degree in Jazz at the University of Illinois in Champaign and is currently working on his Doctorate at the same University.

While studying at Illinois, Chris has become a staple of the Champaign-Urbana music scene. He also regularly performs throughout Illinois and the Midwest, including Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Milwaukee,


 

Since graduating in 2005, Garrett has had the honor of appearing as guest soloist at the National D.A.R. Convention in Washington, D.C., with the New York City Master’s Chorale, in recital work, and in numerous Cabaret performances at Don’t Tell Mama in New York City.

The Other Side of Fear

by Margaret Allen Friend
Published in the Winter 2017-18 issue of Millikin Magazine.


Leaving your home and moving nearly 9,000 miles away to a country where you don’t know anyone or speak the language is daunting to most. But for Amy Turner ’05, moving to Cambodia to work with Hope for Justice, a global organization that fights human trafficking and slavery, was years in the making and a lifelong passion realized.

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