June 22, 2018 at 10:15am

Millikin students build web application for local apprenticeship program

For more than two decades, Homework Hangout Club, Inc. in Decatur, Ill., has impacted the local community by providing employment, skills, training, education, financial literacy, leadership and confidence to low income youth, young adults and families. The facility houses a pre-apprenticeship program for adults and offers training through construction trades, including plumbing, electrical and painting.

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.

June 19, 2018 at 9:45am

Students engage with food science during Millikin camp

Millikin University and Decatur Public Schools have partnered for another summer to present SMASH camp, which stands for Students @ Millikin Academic Summer Holiday. The 2018 camp, featuring 54 middle school students, is broken down into two two-week sessions in June, with the first session covering the topic of food science and the second session focusing on the topic of survival.

June 15, 2018 at 10:30am

Students look into Lyme Disease preventatives, diagnosis and treatments

Future Millikin University student Victoria Mineo, of Naperville, Ill., is looking forward to the many hands-on learning opportunities that Millikin has to offer when she starts her first year in the fall. Mineo recently got a jumpstart on her Performance Learning experience by participating in Millikin's annual Chemistry Camp held June 4-8.

June 14, 2018 at 9:30am

Millikin visit coordinator offers insight into college tours

Shelby BaumTaking a college campus tour can make all the difference in helping make the right decision when it comes to selecting a school.

June 13, 2018 at 1:30pm

Ranking identifies the best colleges for employment in each state

Millikin University has been named the top college in Illinois for helping students land a job after graduation according to Zippia, a career advice website dedicated to helping recent college graduates with their career choices.

June 12, 2018 at 2:15pm

Artist working to beautify Decatur

Decatur, Ill., native and 2014 Millikin University alumnus Eric Weatherford is helping make his hometown more beautiful by painting murals on different buildings around town.