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Author Bruce Watson will deliver keynote address at Miami's convocation

Register for Freedom Summer conference

Miami University's Freedom Summer reunion/national conference in October is taking registrations.

The deadline to register is Sept. 12.

Registration is required although the conference and most meals are free to Miami and Talawanda School District faculty, students and staff, and Freedom Summer participants. Other attendees are asked to pay modest fees to cover conference costs.

To register, complete the process online, download the registration form or call (513) 529-8309 for more information.

Read more information online at Miami's news web page.

Bruce Watson

Author Bruce Watson to speak during convocation.

written by Margo Kissell, university news and communications, kisselm@miamioh.edu

Miami University President David Hodge has invited the entire Miami community to the annual convocation ceremony at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, near the Freedom Summer Memorial on Western campus. [Editor's note: Due to threat of thunderstorms, Convocation was postponed. It will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24. No reading groups will be held.]

Author Bruce Watson will deliver the keynote address. Watson wrote Freedom Summer: The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy, which was selected for this year's summer reading program. The book details a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement.

The former Western College for Women where about 800 volunteers — many of them college students — trained before heading south is now part of Miami's Western campus.

"Watson’s book describes the courage, knowledge and persistence of the Freedom Summer volunteers who traveled to Mississippi in 1964 to set up schools and to register African-American voters," Hodge said in his open invitation to the Miami community.

Discussing Watson's book is one of the many ways Miami will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer.

First-year students were invited to read the book before arriving on campus, and following convocation they will split into small groups for book discussions led by faculty, staff and graduate students.

Convocation celebrates the start of a new academic year and signals the beginning of the Miami Experience for the incoming class. This is the 33rd year for the summer reading program.

Friday's schedule includes:
8:30-8:55 a.m. – Gathering of first-year students and faculty
9-9:50 a.m. – Convocation ceremony takes place
10 a.m. (approx.) – Student discussion sessions start and will run 50-60 minutes

Register for Freedom Summer conference

Miami University's Freedom Summer reunion/national conference in October is taking registrations.

The deadline to register is Sept. 12.

Registration is required although the conference and most meals are free to Miami and Talawanda School District faculty, students and staff, and Freedom Summer participants. Other attendees are asked to pay modest fees to cover conference costs.

To register, complete the process online, download the registration form or call (513) 529-8309 for more information.

Read more information online at Miami's news web page.

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  • Luxembourg
    Luxembourg

    John E. Dolibois European Center, Luxembourg

    One of Miami's oldest continuous study abroad programs, the Miami University John E. Dolibois Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg offers students the opportunity to enroll in Miami classes taught by European-based and Ohio-based Miami faculty. Students enjoy a unique combination of first-class academics, engagement in the local community, and various faculty-guided and independent travel opportunities.

    Contact and emergency information for the Luxembourg Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    Château de Differdange
    1, Impasse du Château
    L-4524 Differdange
    Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
    luxembourg@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/luxembourg

    217-222 MacMillan Hall
    531 E. Spring Street
    Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA

    Directions

    Main Operator: 011-352-582222-1
    Oxford-based Coordinator: 513-529-5050
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • West Chester
    West Chester

    Voice of America Learning Center

    Located midway between Cincinnati and Dayton along I-75, the Voice of America Learning Center (VOALC) offers undergraduate and graduate courses and programs drawn from Miami's Regional and Oxford campuses. Home to Miami's MBA program, the Learning Center provides ready access to graduate programs for area educators and courses leading to the BIS degree for undergraduates.

    Contact and emergency information for the Voice of America Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    7847 VOA Park Dr.
    (Corner of VOA Park Dr. and Cox Rd.)
    West Chester, OH 45069
     
    voalc@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/voalc

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    Main Operator: 513-895-8862
    (From Middletown) 513-217-8862
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Middletown
    Middletown

    Middletown Regional Campus

    Nestled on 141 acres near I-75, Miami University Middletown offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Nearby Greentree Health Science Academy immerses Miami's nursing and health information technology students in the health care experience while taking classes.

    Contact and emergency information for the Middletown Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

     4200 N. University Blvd.
    Middletown, OH 45042
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

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    Main Operator: 513-727-3200
    (Toll-free) 1-86-MIAMI-MID
    Office of Admission: 513-727-3216
    Campus Status Line: 513-727-3477
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Hamilton
    Hamilton

    Hamilton Regional Campus

    A compact, friendly, commuter campus, Miami Hamilton offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Small class sizes, on-site child care, and flexible scheduling make Miami Hamilton attractive to students at all stages of life and career.

    Contact and emergency information for the Hamilton Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    1601 University Blvd.
    Hamilton, OH 45011
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

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    Main Operator: 513-785-3000
    Office of Admission: 513-785-3111
    Campus Status Line: 513-785-3077
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Oxford
    Oxford

    Miami University, Oxford Ohio

    Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

    Contact and emergency information for the Oxford Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    501 E. High St.
    Oxford, OH 45056

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    Main Operator: 513-529-1809
    Office of Admission: 513-529-2531
    Vine Hotline: 513-529-6400
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency