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Miami Media Highlights Jan. 1-7

Miami Media Highlights Jan. 1-7

Yahoo Sports, Jan. 7: Coaching ‘always been my calling,’ longtime MUM women’s basketball coach says
This story, which originally appeared in the Journal-News, features a look at the upcoming induction into the Miami University Middletown Athletic Hall of Fame for Cheryl Miller, who was a longtime women’s basketball coach and athletic director at Middletown.

91.3 WYSO, Jan. 6: Book Nook: ‘The Lies of the Land: Seeing Rural America for What It Is – and Isn’t’ by Steven Conn
This book written by Steven Conn, W.E. Smith Professor of History, is featured in the Book Nook radio program with Vick Mickunas.

Star Tribune Online, Jan. 6: A snowless winter takes its toll on Minnesota’s way of life
Lesley Knoll, assistant professor of Biology, is quoted in this story on how an unusually light season of snowfall in Minnesota means less social interaction.

Journal-News, Jan 4: Chipotle CEO, wife offer assist to Miami University men’s basketball
This article announces the $2 million gift from alumni Brian and Jennifer Niccols to support student-athletes at Miami. David Sayler, director of athletics, and Travis Steele, men’s basketball coach, are among those quoted. Multiple outlets reported on the gift, including the Dayton Business Courier, the Dayton Daily News, and Movers & Makers Cincinnati.

Journal-News, Jan. 3: At the Chocolate Meltdown here’s how to try very intense chocolate
This article announces the Chocolate Meltdown fundraiser to be held on Jan. 13 to benefit the Oxford Community Arts Center and Miami’s Richard and Carole Cocks Art Museum.

Cincinnati Business Courier, Jan. 1: Miami University to launch non-thesis degree programs; moves forward lease for transit hub
This article quotes Provost Elizabeth Mullenix in the announcement of two new master of engineering degrees offered at the university. Additionally, the article provides an update that the university has entered into a lease agreement with Butler County Regional Transportation for the future transit hub.