April 25, 2017 at 1:30pm

According to the Illinois State Board of Education, about 6,000 teaching openings exist statewide, and candidates to fill them are few.

The Illinois State Board uses standards based on ACT and SAT testing for teacher candidates to enter an education program. Students must also pass the Academic Proficiency (TAP)/Basic Skills Test. Teacher candidates may submit scores for tests taken any time in the past 10 years.

April 12, 2017 at 11:00am

The School of Nursing at Millikin University offers a course in its graduate program that focuses on health policy and economics. One of the unique aspects of the course is an opportunity for graduate students to engage in Lobby Day at the State Capital Complex in Springfield, Ill. This year's Lobby Day was held on Tuesday, March 21.

March 17, 2017 at 10:30am
From transfer student, to business student, to teacher; Malcolm Branch's journey is not your average success story, but a lesson on taking chances and finding your niche.
March 3, 2017 at 10:15am

Practice interviews are important for job seekers; they help build confidence and relieve some of the stress that comes from the interviewing process. To help future educators prepare for the process, Millikin University's School of Education held its 5th annual Interview Boot Camp for students on Feb. 28.   

March 3, 2017 at 11:45am

More than 20 Millikin graduates, who are now school administrators from across Illinois, came back to campus on Feb. 28 to donate their day and interview over 30 Millikin seniors as part of the School of Education's 5th annual Interview Boot Camp. The alumni helped the students prepare for what to expect in actual interviews.

February 15, 2017 at 2:30pm

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of African-American women and two in five African-American men experience some form of cardiovascular disease, including stroke, heart attack and heart failure. Among racial groups, black individuals often have some of the poorest cardiovascular outcomes.

February 1, 2017 at 2:15pm

To improve health behaviors and raise awareness about specific health problems in Macon County, Millikin University nursing and communication students teamed up with Crossing Healthcare in Decatur, Ill., to develop public health campaigns.

The campaigns covered six of Decatur's biggest health problems – opioid dependency, childhood obesity, overall obesity, diabetes, sexually transmitted infection rates (STI) and cervical cancer.

January 17, 2017 at 12:30pm

The nation remembered the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during MLK Day on Monday, Jan. 16.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an important civil rights activist and a leader in the movement to end racial segregation in the United States. He was an advocate of non-violent protest and became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

January 9, 2017 at 12:45pm

January Immersion courses at Millikin University provide opportunities for students to get ahead on credits and raise their GPA. A wide range of courses are offered each January with a variety of different subjects covered. Among the 20-plus courses offered this year include Medical Nutrition Therapy, a course led by Dr. Tina Cloney, associate professor of exercise science and sport at Millikin.

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