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Miami Bicentennial Celebration goes global


Miami University alumni in more than 30 cities in the United States and around the world will celebrate a historic event Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, recognizing the 200th anniversary of Miami's chartering in 1809.

In conjunction with the traditional Charter Day Ball hosted in Miami's Millett Hall, alumni will gather at select national and international locations to launch the university's Bicentennial Celebration. A list of locations and information on how to go can be found at

"We are very excited that so many Miamians will have this opportunity to celebrate a truly historic evening by sharing their reflections and memories of their time at Miami with one another," said Ray Mock, executive director of Miami's alumni association, which is sponsoring the alumni events.

Tickets are on sale now for Miami's Bicentennial Charter Day Ball at Millett Hall. The Bicentennial Charter Day Ball is open to the community and is hosted by various student organizations.

The ball is black-tie optional with music, dancing and refreshments. Tickets can be purchased at the Miami University box office in the Shriver Center or online at at the cost of $50 each for the general public. A limited number of tickets are available.

For more information about Miami's Bicentennial Celebration, visit


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