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Millikin University

Millikin is an independent, four-year university located in Decatur, Ill. It is privately funded and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students in traditional and nontraditional undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Member's Wish List

Item/Purpose $ Amount % Funded
CAE Aria mannequin – School of Nursing
$23,000
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Lab Research Study: Potential Treatments for Rhabdomyosarcoma Cancer
Rhabdomyosarcoma is a debilitating cancer found primarily in children and teens, especially in children under age 10. This lab research student study, under the direction of MU Associate Professor of Biology Jennifer Schroeder, seeks to evaluate cardiac glycosides as a potential treatment for this disease. This research is conducted by a Millikin student who lost his young brother to rhabdomyosarcoma. Funding is requested to purchase the materials needed to complete the research.
$1,178
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Long-Vanderburg Scholars Program Scholarship for Macon County Students
The Long-Vanderburg Program is named in honor of Millikin's first two African-American graduates, Fred Long and Marian Vanderburg. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years as long as the student maintains a 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA and actively participates in the program.
$5,000
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Multi-use 6 passenger golf cart
• A replacement 6-passenger golf cart for Millikin’s Campus Safety and used by others units on campus needing to transport VIPs and guests while on campus.
$11,500
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Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre LED lighting equipment – School of Theatre and Dance
$15,000
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Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre ticket scanner – School of Theatre and Dance
$1,300
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Research Study: Effects of Metolachlor on Development
Beyond extensive studies of the effects on frogs from exposure to atrazine, a widely used herbicide to control broadleaf and grassy weeds, by Tyrone Hayes (Hayes 2010, 2011), the amount of published, repeatable research examining other pesticides in a variety of model systems is minimal. This lab research student study, under the direction of MU Associate Professor of Biology Jennifer Schroeder, seeks to advance this research by testing the effects of metolachlor, a pesticide widely used in Illinois, on the early development of tadpoles. Funding is requested to purchase the materials needed to complete the research.
$108
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Research Study: Thyroid Cancer Treatment without Surgical Removal of Entire Thyroid
This study evaluates the possibility of a medical thyroid cancer treatment that does not require removal of the entire thyroid for patients with less severe cases of thyroid cancer. This research is conducted by a Millikin student who is currently in treatment for thyroid cancer. Funding is requested to purchase the materials needed to complete the research.
$643
100% funded
Surveillance Cameras
• In an effort to enhance the safety of Millikin students south of campus near Wood Street and Oakland Avenue, purchasing and maintaining surveillance cameras would help minimize violent crimes in the campus-town area. $10,000 initial cost and $8,000 annually for upkeep and maintenance
$18,000
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