Alumni & Friends Articles
All 94 issues of Millikin’s yearbook, Millidek, covering the years from 1906 to 1999 — approximately 20,000 pages — are now available through an online archive site. Access to the site is free, with no charge for downloading the yearbooks onto any device. A keyword search feature makes it quick and easy to search the digitized books. The digitization project was sponsored by the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI).
The goal: To raise $300,000 for annual student scholarships in three days from alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the university.
The result: More than $365,000 was donated during the period from April 29-May 1, with gifts still being accepted through the end of MU’s fiscal year, June 30. The outpouring of gifts from more than 1,000 donors topped a previous two-day blitz in spring 2014 that raised more than $200,000.
Did you agonize over choosing just the right topic for your JMS project as a Millikin student? You now have that in common with 40 years of MU alumni and students.
An hour of a student’s time to play with a furry friend may seem inconsequential, but the benefits reaped by both animal and student are significant.
After an absence of seven years, wrestling is returning to the Big Blue lineup of NCAA Division III varsity program offerings for the 2015-16 academic year. The university is also exploring the possibility of an additional women’s sport that could begin competition within the next two-to-four years.
Last fall, 2014 Lindsay Medallions were presented to three individuals in recognition of their impact on Big Blue athletics: former student-athletes Brittany Czaplicki ’14 and Wes Hillen ’13, and Donna Meyer Spangler Murphy ’68, all of Decatur. Murphy received a special Lindsay Medallion in appreciation of the contributions to MU made by her and her late husband, Steve Spangler, also class of 1968, designer of the Lindsay Medallion. Named in honor of the late F.
In partnership with Decatur Memorial Hospital (DMH) and Zevacor Molecular, Millikin will add a clinical nuclear science program beginning this fall.
A sense of family has been a part of the women’s basketball program since it began in 1970. The late Harriett Crannell, a women’s athletics pioneer, led the program from its inception until 1986, when she turned it over to one of her former Millikin players, Lori Kerans ’85. Kerans has continued that sense of family during her 29 years leading the program.