Scientists from Miami University will have a presence in the Antarctic for more than half a year, from the beginning of the Antarctic summer, Oct. 2011, through the beginning of the "polar night," June 2012. While adventure seekers and tourists are expected to visit the South Pole in the next month to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the famous Race to the South Pole between Norwegian Roald Amundsen (reached Dec. 14, 1911) and Briton Robert Falcon Scott (reached Jan. 17, 1912), the Miami researchers will be on scientific journeys.
Miami University and Boise State University will share the American Football Coaches Association's 2011 Academic Achievement Award, which is presented by the Touchdown Club of Memphis. Miami and Boise State recorded a 100 percent graduation rate for members of its freshman football student-athlete class of 2004.
A former Miami University Naval ROTC instructor, who served in World War II, is being honored for his service in a ceremony on the Oxford campus. Marvin Sizemore will receive 14 military medals, including multiple honors with bronze stars presented by a representative from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown's office. A Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps commanding officer will also assist.
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World War II veteran Marvin Sizemore (former Oxford police officer and Naval ROTC instructor at Miami) will be presented 14 military medals at Miami on Monday.
Middletown Journal, Thursday, Dec. 1; JournalNews, Friday, Dec. 2
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Story about the Southwestern Ohio Symphonic Band presenting its annual Christmas Celebration concert Sunday.
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The Miami University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Gary A. Speck, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in Hall Auditorium. The Lakota West High School Symphonic Winds, directed by Gregory Snyder, will perform the first half of the free concert.
The Lakota West Symphonic Winds will present a preview performance of the program they will give at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago later in the month.
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