August 12, 2020 at 10:00am

Millikin to celebrate holiday season with livestream event featuring choirs

Millikin University's 2020 Vespers celebration has been canceled due to the restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

In light of these changes, Millikin University will be celebrating the holiday season with a livestream event this December featuring video footage from past Vespers concerts, and a special virtual appearance from this year's Millikin choirs.

August 7, 2020 at 12:15pm

Investment in Students and the Decatur Community

Millikin University's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program exemplifies the very essence of a Millikin education. Through the program, students spend the summer researching, acquiring data and engaging in project-based learning.

July 31, 2020 at 1:15pm

Project Piece

The role of a costume designer is significant when it comes to adding to the contexts of characters on stage. It is the designer's responsibility to make sure the costume works for the actor as well as making it work for the theatre production.

July 23, 2020 at 2:15pm

Millikin faculty member brings music industry to students

Music has always found a home in Chicago and 2020 is the year of Chicago music. It's also the 35th year for the nonprofit organization Arts & Business Council of Chicago (A&BC). The organization is committed to bringing its business know-how to help support the next generation of creative entrepreneurs in an effort to help recover and rebuild the creative economy and ensure that the beat goes on.

July 20, 2020 at 1:30pm

Millikin commercial music major getting a glimpse of music industry

Music City, better known as Nashville, Tenn., is where rising Millikin University senior Aly Gabriel is spending her time this summer. The Edwardsville, Ill., native is fulfilling a goal of hers as she is getting a glimpse into the heart of the music industry.

July 13, 2020 at 11:15am

Student using summer apprenticeship to gain experience in theatre industry and marketing

Theatres around the United States have canceled their summer seasons due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It still may be a while until the theatre industry is fully up and running, which is why Millikin University student Katie Bodlak chose to expand her options of summer internships when the pandemic hit.

June 29, 2020 at 1:00pm

Millikin experience helps pianist become a better musician and performer

Leon Lewis-Nicol's story is one of dedication. A native of Freetown, Sierra Leone, the West African native taught himself the piano for 10 years before moving to the United States in 2016 – an accomplishment he's very proud of because "it shows that nothing is impossible regardless of one's background," he says.

June 26, 2020 at 8:30am

Millikin professor's lecture pinpoints how theatre has transformed through difficult times

The emergence of the COVID-19 global pandemic has left an impact on the performing arts. Because of social distancing requirements, public performances have been canceled and many companies have used digital services to showcase theatre performances online leaving many to wonder, will theatre go back to the way it was?

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