Overall, Miami University's student health services (SHS) has seen decreasing numbers of students with flu or flu-like illness in the last 10 days. (There were 286 in the first three weeks and 45 in the last two weeks.) Officials believe the decline may be due to two possible reasons: 1-the initial spread of the disease has slowed because students are using good prevention, or 2-students are self-managing and recuperating well on their own or seeing their own physicians.
Miami University senior history majors Sarah Harden and Katie Stankiewicz may know more about the Freedom Summer Project of 45 years ago than many people twice their age. What started as a history class project has turned into a documentary focusing on local people involved with events that took place during 1964.
Continuing its mission to help improve student writing, the Howe Center for Writing Excellence will host a special Bicentennial event Thursday, Oct. 8, on writing in higher education. The symposium features two guest lecturers, Ron Kellogg of St. Louis University and Carolyn Miller of North Carolina State University.
As the Student Health Service continues to see students with H1N1 flu, and most of them have mild symptoms, it is important to remember that if you develop flu symptoms (cough, congestion, fever) and the following conditions occur, you need to seek medical care either with your personal physician or at the Student Health Center (529-3000):
Joseph Priest, 79, died Sept. 25. He was professor emeritus of physics at Miami University and taught from 1962 to 2002.
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Dennis Sullivan (economics) is quoted in a front-page story about census data showing the poverty rate is up slightly.
Thomas Dutton (architecture and interior design), founder and director of Miami's Center for Community Engagement in Over-the-Rhine, has received the 2009 Thomas Erlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award from Campus Compact. Quotes Dutton and Miami University President David Hodge and includes a photo of Miami student Mike Limburg, a participant in the center.
Miami University health officials are even more vigilant about education and prevention efforts for H1N1 flu following the death of a freshman. Interviewed Barbara Jones, (VP-student affairs), student HAWK volunteers, Olivia Dolan, (ASG) and other students.
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