Miami Hamilton hosts the Naturalization Ceremony. Pictured are last year's newest citizens.
Miami Hamilton hosts the Naturalization Ceremony. Pictured are last year's newest citizens.

Five Free, Fun Things at Miami in September

By Susan Meikle, university news and communications

Miami Matters brings you five free, fun things to do at Miami each month from events listed on the Miami Events and Oxford Community calendars.

We've highlighted five activities for September on Miami's campuses.

Thursday, Sept. 14: Naturalization Ceremony - Celebrate With 75 New U.S. Citizens

10 a.m.  Outside, main quad of Miami Hamilton campus (rain location Parrish Auditorium)

Join us as we celebrate with approximately 140 new U.S. citizens. In conjunction with Citizenship and Democracy Week, Miami Hamilton is hosting the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio for a formal naturalization ceremony at which new citizens will take their oaths of citizenship. Music by Men's Glee Club.  

Following the ceremony:
Noon-1:30 p.m. Receive a copy of the U.S. Constitution: Distributed by the MUH Center for Civic Engagement and the department of justice and community studies.
Read a Line, Get a Slice:  Read a sentence of the Constitution and get a free slice of pizza and a copy of the Constitution.

Students participate in Chinese Festival activity.Friday, Sept. 22: Chinese Festival Celebration

2-4 p.m. Cook Field, Oxford

Join in Chinese martial arts and kite flying

5-8:30 p.m. Uptown Parks, Oxford

Free food, raffles, prizes, games and cultural performances. This fourth annual festival is hosted by Miami's Confucius Institute (CIMU).

Participants learn about traditional art.Saturday, Sept. 23: Latin American & Caribbean UniDiversity Festival

4-8 p.m. Uptown Parks, Oxford

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with food, music, dancing, traditional arts and crafts, children's activities, information booths and prizes. The UniDiversity festival celebrates the people and cultures that are quickly emerging as the largest ethnic group in the United States. The event is sponsored by the Center for American and World Cultures with support from many Miami and Oxford organizations. Read more about the festival online.

Saturday, Sept. 23: Hike-a-Thon Plus

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Miami University Natural Areas, Oxford

Discover our local natural resources, learn from various demonstrations and explore by hiking on marked trails at the Miami University Natural Areas.

Free activities; held rain or shine.  All ages welcome; no registration required.

To get there: From Oxford, at the intersection of Rt. 27 and Rt. 73, go east on Rt. 73. Go 0.7 miles to the parking areas on left (north) side of road

Sunday, Sept. 24: Garden Fest at Hamilton Campus Conservatory

Noon-4 p.m. Miami Hamilton Conservatory

Miami University Regionals’ Hamilton Campus Conservatory will host the inaugural Garden Fest noon- 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24. This year’s theme focuses on Foodscaping: Interspersing Edibles in the Ornamental Garden. Regionals students Emma Boggs (nursing) and Ashley Cornett (integrative studies) spearheaded the campus’s involvement in the All-American Selections Landscape Design Challenge.