April 27, 2017 at 2:15pm

Millikin University student Kate Gebultowicz is a senior chemistry major with an emphasis in research and pre-pharmacy.

The Glenview, Ill., native has spent the past year working on her senior research which focuses on solid phase peptide synthesis. As part of her research Gebultowicz uses three amino acids to form a peptide. She tests the peptide to see if can penetrate a cancer cell.

April 26, 2017 at 12:00pm

The American Chemical Society's (ACS) Project SEED summer research program, the Decatur-Springfield local ACS section, and Millikin University have provided funding the last few years for local high school students to engage in chemistry research opportunities on Millikin's campus.

April 25, 2017 at 1:30pm

According to the Illinois State Board of Education, about 6,000 teaching openings exist statewide, and candidates to fill them are few.

The Illinois State Board uses standards based on ACT and SAT testing for teacher candidates to enter an education program. Students must also pass the Academic Proficiency (TAP)/Basic Skills Test. Teacher candidates may submit scores for tests taken any time in the past 10 years.

April 20, 2017 at 10:15am

The large library windows of Dennis Lab School in Decatur have seen some changes this spring. Earlier this April, artwork designed by Millikin University visual media students was installed on the library windows. The design reflects Dennis Lab School and the school's impact on the community.

Last fall, Millikin visual media students collaborated with the Dennis Student Council to design artwork for the library windows seen east of the facilities monarch wing at Dennis Lab School.

April 19, 2017 at 11:30am

Brian JustisonBrian Justison, professor of music and coordinator of percussion studies, has been named the new director of the Millikin University School of Music. Justison will begin his new position in June 2017. Justison replaces Dr.

April 17, 2017 at 11:00am

Millikin University accounting students in the Tabor School of Business provided free tax preparation services to local residents in the Decatur, Ill., community before the filing deadline on Tuesday, April 18.

The service was hosted by the Decatur Public Library where Millikin IRS-certified students prepared, checked and filed federal and state tax forms as part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

April 12, 2017 at 11:00am

The School of Nursing at Millikin University offers a course in its graduate program that focuses on health policy and economics. One of the unique aspects of the course is an opportunity for graduate students to engage in Lobby Day at the State Capital Complex in Springfield, Ill. This year's Lobby Day was held on Tuesday, March 21.

April 11, 2017 at 10:30am

Members of Millikin University's Pi chapter of Sigma Zeta attended the 2017 Sigma Zeta National Chapter Convention at Marian University in Indianapolis, Ind., March 23-25. Close to 170 students and faculty attended the convention.

Sigma Zeta is a national honor society for undergraduate students majoring in the natural sciences, computer sciences, or mathematics.