06/26/2013
Tuition and budget set; new names for several university areas
Miami University trustees today (June 21) voted to raise tuition 1.5 percent, or $199, for the 2013-2014 school year for undergraduates at the Oxford campus. In-state students will pay $13,266 in tuition; out-of-state students will pay $29,056, also a 1.5 percent increase. The state legislature had approved increases of up to 2 percent but, throug
06/25/2013
Two national trustees appointed to Miami board
New national trustees were appointed to Miami's board of trustees at the June meeting: Terry Hershey (Miami '69) and John Altman (Miami '60). Hershey, of Denver, taught journalism at Northern Illinois University and then managed a chain of newspapers in suburban Chicago. She joined Time Warner Inc. in 1981 and spent more than 25 years with the com
06/24/2013
James Oris and Sheila Croucher each named University Distinguished Professor
jim-oris-sm.pngJames Oris, associate provost for research, dean of the Graduate School and professor of zoology; and Sheila Croucher, professor of American studies, have been awarded the title of University Distinguished Professor by Miami University's board of trustees, effective July 1, 2013. Established by the trustees in 1981 to attract and retain eminent professors, the title includes a $6,000 annual stipend for professional expenses.
06/20/2013
Education Secretary Arne Duncan visits Miami Middletown
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan held a town hall meeting at Miami University Middletown Thursday, June 20. His visit focused on the importance of expanding early learning opportunities for all children, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Miami Provost Bobby Gempesaw opened the town hall. Richard Ross, state superintendent in the Ohio Department of Education, moderated the event, and John Pepper, former CEO, Procter & Gamble and Carine M. Feyten, dean of the School of Education, Health & Society, participated as panelists along with Duncan.
06/19/2013
Curiosity leads engineering students to redesign Pulley Tower systems
bells.jpg Engineering students Aaron Pittenger (left), Brandon Withrow (right) and Brian Breitsch (not pictured) redesigned the Pulley Tower electronic control systems (photo by Elizabeth Runyon). Like other Miami students, Aaron Pittenger wondered about the music he heard when he walked around campus. During a communications class, he went to the Pulley To
06/17/2013
Campaign For Love and Honor surpasses $500 million goal
Love and Honor indeed. The Miami University campaign For Love and Honor, the most successful fundraising effort in university history, has surpassed its $500 million goal. The campaign will officially conclude Dec. 31, 2013. The opportunity remains for alumni, friends, faculty and staff to share in the campaign’s success by adding to its si
06/13/2013
Miami students win Gilman scholarships for study abroad
Four Miami University students have received Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to help fund their summer and fall study abroad experiences. The nationally competitive scholarships are awarded twice a year. Now in its 13th year, the scholarship program is designed to help undergraduates with financial need study abroad. The program also
06/10/2013
LGBT consumers not "one-size-fits-all" says Miami professor
A "one-size-fits-all" approach appears to not be the best practice when marketing to the LGBT consumer. Miami University's Gillian Oakenfull suggests that tailored communication recognizing differences between lesbians and gay men would be more impactful. In her recently released study published in the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing (2013)