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.

September 6, 2019 at 1:45pm

"This program reaches so many people"

Millikin University student-run organization Big Blue Backpacks is once again beginning another year of providing nourishment and wellness for students in need at Dennis Lab School in Decatur, Ill. The organization officially kicked off its fourth year of providing bags of food for students during a press conference held at the Good Samaritan Inn on Sept. 6, 2019.

May 3, 2019 at 9:45am

Millikin event showcases breadth and depth of Student Research and Creativity

It's a day when no classes are held, but it doesn't mean the learning stops.

Millikin University's Celebrations of Scholarship is the culmination of the academic year; an all-day event that puts the outstanding achievements of students from all majors front and center for the entire campus community to witness. It's a forum that not only recognizes academics, it honors personal success.

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