August 27, 2018 at 3:30pm

Volleyball Team Captain flourishing as a student and leader

During Emily Seegmiller's senior year of high school she was looking for two aspects in a university while searching for schools to attend. First, she knew she wanted to continue her volleyball career, and two, she wanted a small school that would allow her to connect with her classmates and professors. 

July 27, 2018 at 10:15am

Millikin program helping alleviate early childhood teacher shortage

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of preschool teachers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. This particular career field is on the rise because of the continued focus on the importance of early childhood education.

July 6, 2018 at 10:15am

Millikin nursing students learn the realities of clinical work and case studies

Throughout the academic year, many nursing activities and courses at Millikin University happen on the first floor of the Leighty-Tabor Science Center. However, when summer makes its way to central Illinois, the first floor can be a quiet spot, except for one class centered on the nursing profession called Summer Nursing Experience.

June 20, 2018 at 9:45am

Millikin faculty weigh in on early childhood education funding

Illinois school districts will receive close to $395 million in additional funding from the recently approved state budget. Among the increase in funding, early childhood education is set to receive $50 million, with money up by $200 million since 2015.

The increased funding in early childhood education means that school districts have more positions to fill but not enough qualified candidates to fill them.

May 21, 2018 at 1:30pm

Class of 2018 told to be confident in abilities and embrace challenges

More than 300 new Millikin University graduates were honored during Millikin's 114th Commencement Ceremony held May 20 at the Decatur Civic Center. Millikin's Class of 2018 received more than just diplomas during the ceremony; the new graduates received advice from speakers on embracing challenges and being confident in your abilities.

May 17, 2018 at 1:15pm

Millikin student uses honors project to create graphic novel

There is no denying that superhero films, comic books and graphic novels have seen a rise in popularity in recent years. A graphic novel is a powerful tool that involves storytelling with the art advancing the story.

May 4, 2018 at 11:45am

Millikin faculty honored for teaching excellence and leadership

Towards the end of every academic year, Millikin University hosts the annual Distinguished Faculty Lecture and Honors Convocation. This year's event, hosted on April 26, served as an opportunity for the Millikin community to come together and celebrate the remarkable work of students and faculty from 2017-2018.

April 23, 2018 at 11:45am

Millikin student aspires to become registered nurse in Chicago

Millikin University nursing major Brian David has been gaining real-world nursing experience since the moment he stepped on campus his freshman year. While this instantaneous interaction might fear some first-year students, it only solidified David's decision to become a registered nurse (RN).

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