May 7, 2021 at 1:30pm

Dancers and artists come together to showcase art and collaboration

For Millikin University seniors Hannah Ottenfeld and Thomas Ferro, the opportunity to serve as choreographers for Millikin's annual concert of dance, "Equinox," is a dream come true that has been in the works since their freshmen year.

April 19, 2021 at 3:30pm

Big Blue grads play prominent roles in multimedia concert

Chicago's Porchlight Music Theatre has earned critical acclaim for being one of the city's top musical theatre centers, providing a venue for Chicago's brightest music theatre talents. Over the years, Porchlight Music Theatre has staged more than 75 productions, including the hit revue series "New Faces Sing Broadway." 

April 15, 2021 at 1:45pm

"A compelling story with no words."

Disney Pixar's "Up' is an animated film that follows retired balloon salesman Carl Fredriksen and eight-year-old Russell as they fly toward adventure to seek the famed Paradise Falls. The movie, especially the music, inspired Millikin University first-year student Ramsey Folkerts to create a choreographed dance that tells "a compelling story with no words."

March 18, 2021 at 10:45am

Theatre persists amid COVID-19 pandemic

A year after the then-novel COVID-19 Pandemic canceled all Millikin University events, including in-person classes, the Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre was determined to continue their mission to bring meaningful, thought-provoking messages to the Decatur community, even if it meant recording their performance to be viewed virtually.

November 6, 2020 at 11:30am

Millikin sophomore finds sense of family and community on campus

All prospective college students find different schools appealing for different reasons. Some enjoy the vast amount of people they'll meet while others appreciate the anonymity of the lecture hall. This was not the case for current Millikin University sophomore JJ Pierce from Davenport, Iowa, who found solace in the small class sizes and close relationships to the faculty. 

October 29, 2020 at 11:30am

President Jim Reynolds talks impact of COVID-19 and Millikin facility changes

Millikin University was once again the featured topic on WEIU-TV's (PBS) "City Spotlight" series with a focus on the University's new Center for Theatre & Dance.

October 19, 2020 at 10:45am

Celebratory event marks new home for Millikin's School of Theatre & Dance

A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 17, 2020, marked a celebration of Millikin University's newest building, the Center for Theatre & Dance. The celebratory event of the new home for Millikin's College of Fine Arts and School of Theatre & Dance was also an opportunity to thank the supporters of the project and the community of Decatur, Ill.

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