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Miami Middletown announces 40th anniversary kickoff events


Two thousand students and spectators attended the Sept. 5, 1966, dedication ceremony. Classes began the next day.
A year of special events and activities to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Miami Middletown is planned for the coming academic year.

The campus' annual fall convocation will be held at noon Wednesday, Sept. 6, the anniversary of the first day of classes there. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and Middletown native Clarence Page will be the keynote speaker. Free and open to the public, this event will be held in the quad area behind Johnston Hall.

The celebration continues 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, with a community picnic on the quad. The picnic will have a '60s theme, including a costume contest and live music. The public is invited to bring a covered dish while Miami Middletown will provide the hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers and soft drinks.

A 40th Anniversary Gala Concert wraps up the anniversary kickoff events at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, in Dave Finkelman Auditorium. The concert reunites the "four pianos" group that played a number of scholarship benefit concerts in recent years. Tickets may be ordered by calling (513) 727-3383, (513) 529-3200 or online at

Throughout the coming year Miami Middletown will have a series of lectures, performances, exhibitions, and other events to continue the celebration of its four decades of service.

The anniversary celebrations will culminate with the dedication of the new Campus Community Center in April.

For more information on any of these events, call (513) 727-3200, or visit the special 40th anniversary Web site at anniversary.


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