Accounting students provide free tax preparation services
Millikin University accounting students in the Tabor School of Business provided free tax preparation services to local residents in the Decatur, Ill., community before the filing deadline on Tuesday, April 18.
The service was hosted by the Decatur Public Library where Millikin IRS-certified students prepared, checked and filed federal and state tax forms as part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.
Millikin, local community partner to Knock Cancer out of the Park
In a collaborative effort to "Knock Cancer out of the Park," the Millikin University campus community and the Big Blue softball team worked together to raise proceeds for Come Together Let's Walk to serve the Decatur and Macon County area in the fight against cancer.
Millikin nursing students learn how to advocate for policy
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.
Millikin student learns by doing on the campaign trail
Millikin University MBA student Trevor May '16 recently played an important role during the Parents in Leadership for Us (PLUS) campaign that centered on candidates for the Decatur Public School Board: Beth Creighton, Beth Nolan and Kendall Briscoe.
Millikin student promotes fire safety awareness
A new Millikin University student-run business venture could be making its way to central Illinois. Four Millikin business students launched a coffee shop for a short period of time called Blue Brew, located in the Hickory Point Bank Building in downtown Decatur, Ill.
The students tested the market with a one-week pop-up shop from April 3-7; the shop was open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.
Executive Coach Annie McKee to present Ewing Lecture
Housed on the fifth and sixth floors of the Leighty-Tabor Science Center on Millikin University's campus, the Requarth Observatory was built in 2000 and is the largest publicly available telescope in Illinois. All three 300 lb. support sections that hold the 20" (.5 meter) telescope were carried up six flights of stairs by hand.
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.