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.

November 13, 2018 at 11:15am

Annual event brings hunger and homelessness awareness to local community

Cold and wintry conditions couldn't keep a group of Millikin University students from bringing awareness about homelessness to the local community as Millikin's Human Service Connection and the Macon County Continuum of Care hosted its 9th annual Box City event on Nov. 9.

September 17, 2018 at 10:45am

What's it like to live on $4.47 a day?

September is Hunger Action Month, an opportunity for people to take action on the hunger crisis and engage in finding a solution. Each year, a week in September is set aside for the SNAP Hunger Challenge and this year the week was Sept. 9-15.

November 13, 2017 at 12:15pm

Millikin event supports Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Millikin University students experienced homelessness, firsthand, during Millikin's 8th annual Box City event on Nov. 10. Millikin's Human Service Connection and the Macon County Continuum of Care hosted the event in support of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week in an effort to help bring awareness to the local community.

March 13, 2017 at 12:30pm

Millikin students play key role in collecting homeless data

The Macon County Homeless Council Continuum of Care works diligently to meet the needs of homeless individuals, veterans, children and families. To identify how many people are homeless in Macon County, the Continuum of Care has worked with Millikin University faculty and students for the last three years to conduct its annual Point-in-Time survey.  

November 14, 2016 at 12:15pm

Millikin students take Box City event to next level

Millikin University's Human Service Connection and the Macon County Continuum hosted its annual Box City event in support of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week on Nov. 11 on the Miller Quad. The event was part of Millikin's campaign to help bring hunger and homelessness awareness to the local community.

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