The College of Creative Arts Participated in Statehouse Takeover Day

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A picture from a meeting with Rep. Mary Lightbody (top row, right)


Four students and a faculty member from the Arts Management & Entrepreneurship program in the College of Creative Arts participated in Miami University's Statehouse Takeover Day on October 29 and 30. Dr. Youngaah Koh, and students Jasmine Floyd, Emma Jackson, Sarah Wingo, and Leigh Ziegler met with four Ohio legislators; Senator Kenny Yuko, Representative Cindy Abrams, Representative Mary Lightbody, and Representative Erica Crawley. The Arts Management and Entrepreneurship co-major and minors at Miami University merge the arts with business, and advocacy is an important part of that mix. The group used the opportunity to advocate for Miami University and the arts during the meetings. "I think it is important that students and faculty of the College of Creative Arts participate in this University-wide lobbying event and take advantage of the invaluable, empowering opportunity to advocate for arts and culture to Ohio legislators," said Dr. Koh.

Statehouse Takeover Day is Miami University's annual advocacy event organized by the Government Relations Network, a Living Learning Community on Miami's campus. In conjunction with Miami University's Office of Institutional Relations, this interdisciplinary community exposes students to a variety of career and volunteer opportunities in areas related to government and journalism. Students who live in this community examine how an individual can impact government and how government can impact an individual both inside and outside of the classroom.