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Fall 2013 academic calendar and addition of proposed winter session announced

Effective fall 2013, Miami University plans to move from a 16-week academic calendar to a 15-week format, including the addition of a proposed winter session in January 2014. The proposed winter session will be presented to the board of trustees for approval at its next meeting.

SOULs share their hearts for Miami

Listening to her promote campus musicals and hockey games, it seems nearly impossible to believe now, but sophomore Cami Gilman was "terrified" when she came to college as a first-year. Then she walked into Shriver Center and saw 20 SOULs in red Miami T-shirts eagerly welcoming new students and their parents.

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A Miami Moment with ... Buffy Stoll

Few people know Miami's first-year students better than Elizabeth "Buffy" Stoll. As director of new student programs since 2008, she meets most of them well before classes start, thanks to heading up summer and August orientation, plus Welcome Week, which began last night (Aug. 17).

Extended campus bus routes begin Aug. 20

An agreement with Butler County Regional Transit Authority, a public transit system, brings enhanced transportation options for Miami students, faculty and staff beginning Aug. 20.

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Miami in the News

Dayton Daily News, Cincinnati Enquirer, Washington Times, most local, several national print sources, TV and radio stations, Thursday, Aug. 16

Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan made his first Ohio campaign visit on Wednesday at Miami University. Dayton Daily News quotes Rich Hart (economics). Washington Times quotes Tom Hall (economics) and students Baylor Myers, chairman of Miami's College Republican chapter and Laura Kretz, president of Miami's College Democrats.

Dayton Daily News, Thursday, Aug. 16; NPR and Toledo Blade, Wednesday, Aug. 15

Paul Ryan, the presumptive Republican vice-presidential candidate, returned Wednesday to the campus where his early roots in politics began. Quotes students. NPR quotes Patrick Haney (political science) and Miami student Rob Harrelson.

Dayton Daily News, Thursday, Aug. 16 and WAEB (Lehigh Valley) and KLTV (Texas) Wednesday, Aug. 15

A handful of students protested in Oxford Wednesday before Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan gave his campaign speech. Dayton Daily News quotes seniors Dan Otto and Britain Pilkington. WAEB quotes graduate student Rahul Guha and Britain Pilkington.

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Upcoming Events

  • Convocation
    Miami University kicks off the 2012-2013 academic year with University Convocation at 9 a.m. today (Aug. 17) on the south quad area in front of McCracken Hall. Jessica Goodell, author of Miami's Summer Reading Program book, Shade It Black: Death and After in Iraq, will be the featured speaker. View convocation schedule.

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  • Opening of Academic Year
    The activities calendar for the opening of the academic year is online. Welcome 2012-2013.

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