Millikin students will celebrate Homecoming with a
week full of activities that will conclude on the weekend of Oct.
10-12, 2014, when hundreds of alumni and friends return to campus.
Homecoming week officially begins on Monday, Oct. 6 with the annual
Homecoming Kickoff at 5 p.m. on the Miller Quad. The annual
Homecoming Fireworks will take place on Monday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. on
Frank M. Lindsay Field, Millikin University's campus.
Students will also participate in traditional Homecoming events
throughout the week, including a talent show at Kirkland Fine Arts
Center on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m., and Chalk the Walk on
Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 4 p.m., where students compete to create the
best chalk design behind Shilling Hall.
On Saturday, Oct. 11, the Big Blue Football team will take on
Illinois Wesleyan University at 1 p.m. at Frank M. Lindsay Field.
Attendees will have the opportunity to see the new artificial turf
playing surface, resurfaced track, scoreboard and lights. Alumni
Award recipients and Athletic Hall of Fame inductees will be honored
Prior to the game on Oct. 11, a complimentary alumni and friends
lunch buffet featuring Reunion Row will be held from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. at the Griswold Physical Education Center. Guests can enjoy a
free lunch while walking through the new Reunion Row, a collection
of mini-reunions featuring student organizations, Greek Life,
athletic teams, departments and offices.
As part of Homecoming Week 2014, Millikin University welcomes
Broadway star Sierra Boggess '04 back to campus for a special
benefit performance on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. in Kirkland Fine
Sierra returns to Millikin directly from her recent engagement as
Christine Daaé in Broadway's "The Phantom of the Opera" to present a
one-night only performance sure to delight patrons of all ages.
Based on her critically acclaimed cabaret appearance at New York's
54 Below, this eclectic mix of theater and pop songs brings Sierra
back to the Millikin community that first recognized her star
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Titled "Part of OUR World," Sierra's performance will help
benefit the campaign to create a new facility for Millikin's
nationally recognized Theatre and Dance program. For more
information, visit online at bit.ly/sierra-MU.
prices for the event benefit the campaign; and may be purchased at
the Kirkland Fine Arts Center Ticket Office, by phone at
217.424.6318 or online at kirklandfinearts.com. A $2.50 fee will be
charged for credit card purchases. This is a per transaction fee,
not per ticket, and applies to online and Ticket Office orders.
Kirkland Ticket Office hours are Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 5
Homecoming Week 2014 will conclude with the Homecoming Color 5K
Run/Walk on Sunday, Oct. 12, starting at 11 a.m. at Fairview Park in
A full calendar of homecoming events is available at millikin.edu/homecoming.
For more information, contact the Millikin Office of Inclusion and
Student Engagement at 217.424.6335, visit millikin.edu/ise, or call
[Media Relations; Millikin