February 18, 2022 at 12:15pm

Millikin students address campus and community food insecurity

Food insecurity impacts a significant percentage of the U.S. population, including children and adults of all ages. Students from elementary school to college are vulnerable to food insecurity as well, and two organizations at Millikin University have made it their mission to address the issue and improve the lives of school-age students and Millikin students alike.

September 17, 2021 at 11:45am

Millikin organization announces expansion, will serve 160 students with meals

Big Blue Backpacks, a Millikin University-based organization seeking to address food insecurity in the Decatur, Ill., community and the lives of children and families, will begin its sixth year providing nourishment to students in need at Dennis Lab School.

October 5, 2020 at 1:15pm

Professor Mary Garrison weighs in how young graduates entering the industry can be prepared

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in more ways than one. Among the changes is the uncertain economic climate, leading many aspiring college graduates questioning what they can do to start off their careers in these uncertain times.

September 11, 2020 at 1:45pm

Millikin organization begins another year of providing nourishment to students in need

Big Blue Backpacks, a Millikin University based organization seeking to address food insecurity in the Decatur, Ill., community and the lives of children and families, will begin its fifth year of providing nourishment to students in need at Dennis Lab School on Sept. 11, 2020.

May 6, 2020 at 2:45pm

Millikin students gain invaluable experience with research study

Each year, the results of the Point-in-Time (PIT) survey and Housing Inventory Count (HIC) are collected to provide data on people in communities who are experiencing homelessness, including both sheltered and unsheltered populations. The data helps social service agencies and the federal government track local needs.

October 2, 2019 at 12:15pm

Can you live on $4.47 a day?

Imagine yourself only having $4.47 per day to use for food. It makes it difficult to afford nutritious food items and to stay healthy. A group of Millikin University students came to realize this as part of Professor Mary Garrison's Poverty course.

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