Inclusion & Student Engagement Articles
Commercial music major advancing his own success
Commercial music major Jonathan Williams landed at Millikin University thanks to some inspiration he received from his high school music teachers. After learning his teachers were graduates of Millikin, Williams decided he wanted to become a part of the Big Blue community. Flash forward to the present; Williams is writing his own music, learning about studio work and the music industry.
Millikin campus honors international holiday festivities
On Monday, Dec. 3, Millikin University's Oberhelman Center for Leadership Performance at the University Commons was filled with holiday cheer as students and faculty had the opportunity to learn about various international holidays while enjoying free food, music, crafts and sleigh rides.
Student organization addresses the needs and concerns of women with focus on career development
Millikin University has more than 90 student organizations on campus offering opportunities for students to engage in both the academic and social aspects of the collegiate experience.
Millikin's 85th annual Cookie Party gives students a boost before finals
As the fall semester winds down and students at Millikin University gear up for winter break, the campus community took part in the festivities of Millikin's annual Cookie Party – a welcoming event that celebrates the holiday season and helps students take a break from the stresses of final exams.
Gender and Politics class helps raise proceeds for Growing Strong Sexual Assault Center
Perhaps one of the best quotes on empathy is "You can't understand someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes." That saying was put into effect on Saturday, Dec. 1 as Millikin University hosted its first "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event to raise awareness about sexual assault and gender-based violence.
Annual event brings hunger and homelessness awareness to local community
Cold and wintry conditions couldn't keep a group of Millikin University students from bringing awareness about homelessness to the local community as Millikin's Human Service Connection and the Macon County Continuum of Care hosted its 9th annual Box City event on Nov. 9.
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Passion for helping others drives Millikin nursing major
Nick Cravatta is a second semester junior nursing major at Millikin University. The Sullivan, Ill., native went to Lakeland Community College for the first two years of his college career and then searched for a four-year school to transfer to.
Though Cravatta applied to multiple colleges, once he visited Millikin's campus he knew that the Big Blue community was the place for him.
Composing Teams that are Out of this World
NASA and its international partners are planning to send humans to Mars in the 2030s. Mission to Mars will challenge the frontiers of human collaboration as the crew lives and works in an extreme environment including prolonged isolation and confinement for the two-and-a-half year journey. Who should go on this journey? How will NASA build a team that can excel in this extreme environment?