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Carolyn S. Craig joins CAS as director of diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging
The College of Arts and Science is excited to welcome Carolyn S. Craig to the dean's staff as their new director of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Craig has worked at Miami University since 2015 and is credentialed as both a certified diversity professional (CDP) and an advanced certified cultural intelligence professional (ACCQP).
Miami Career Center set to host virtual career and internship fair
On September 9-11, Miami's Center for Career Exploration & Success (CCES) will be hosting three days of virtual career fairs for students to attend. Each fair, hosted on Handshake, will take place from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Miami professor gives Chautauqua Institution lecture series commemorating women's suffrage
August 18, 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote. To commemorate this date, Kimberly A. Hamlin has been conducting a discussion-oriented 3-part master class on the history of women's suffrage and women’s rights in the United States, hosted by the Chautauqua Institution.
Psychology department chair discusses the connection between pets and wellness on latest Stats and Stories podcast
Miami's long-running Stats and Stories podcast, now in its 8th year, recently interviewed University Distinguished Professor and chair of psychology Allen McConnell about his research on the well-being benefits of socially constructed relationships with family and pets.
Oxford Observer launches first fundraising effort
The Journalism Program of the Department of Media, Journalism & Film has launched its first-ever fundraising campaign for the two-year-old Oxford Observer ( The Observer, staffed by journalism students and overseen by members of the Journalism Program faculty, provides a free, weekly online source of information about the city of Oxford and surrounding area.
MJF statement on racist violence
The faculty and staff of the Department of Media, Journalism & Film stand in solidarity with Black communities across the country and with the Black Lives Matter movement. They have released a statement condemning acts of racist violence as well as violations of the First Amendment rights of citizens and journalists at recent protests. Department faculty and staff are also committing to a series of actions to work toward racial justice in MJF and at Miami University.
Generation COVID: Film studies students turn their quarantine experiences into a documentary
In mid-March when Miami students were informed that all spring classes would be taught remotely and they would have to move off campus, students in Andy Rice's documentary film production class agreed to work collaboratively on a film about the impact of COVID-19 on the students' lives.
MJF students explore COVID-19 themes
Like professionals in the worlds they seek to enter, students in Miami University’s Department of Media, Journalism & Film embraced COVID-19 as a topic of inquiry in the second half of the spring semester. Students in all five of MJF’s programs turned attention to exploring the global pandemic, with multiple outcomes in and out of class.
Two MJF key staff members retire in 2020
Two of MJF’s longtime staffers are retiring this year – Steve Beitzel and Kim Hensley. Beitzel, chief engineer, has worked at Miami for 25 years. Before then, he worked as a director, editor and engineer for television stations in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. Beitzel has been a steady force in Williams Hall, always making sure all equipment is in tiptop shape and also teaching students how to use the equipment in the studio. He also provided tours to incoming students and their families. Hensley is the staffer you might remember seeing in MJF’s main office. She is a master administrative assistant who works with students and with special programs like Inside Hollywood and Inside Washington. She has worked at Miami more than 30 years with the last 25 at MJF. Before then, she worked in the math and statistics department.