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The collegiate synchronized skating team won an unprecedented seventh-straight national title at the U.S. National Championships and captured gold for the 13th time in program history. No synchronized skating team at any level has seized seven straight national titles.
Government Leadership in Action
Twenty-six students participated in the Government Relations Network Alternative Spring Break Conference and had direct on-site access to Miami alumni and friends who are state and federal officials, policy makers, and staffers. One day was spent in Columbus and four days were in Washington, D.C.
Mark of Excellence Awards
Nine journalism program students won regional awards from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). The radio entry, “Tracking Stimulus Dollars in Southwest Ohio,” won first place, and this team will now compete against other first-place winners at the national SPJ conference. Listen online to the winning series by clicking here.
Digital BackPac Transforms K-12 Classrooms
From southwest Ohio to Chicago and Belize, Miami’s student teachers are embracing new technology to enhance classroom instruction. Backpacks are equipped with an assortment of technological tools capable of transferring the most under-equipped classroom into a place where students Skype, Google information, and create digital video and podcast projects.
Carnegie Junior Fellowships Announced
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, one of the world's leading think tanks specializing in international affairs, chose senior Joseph Harrison King as one of 10 students nationwide to receive the Carnegie Junior Fellowship. The program is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students with a career interest in international affairs.
Senior Receives National Undergraduate Award
Senior Evan Hayes will use his background in Latin, Greek, and computer languages to create a series of 12 "reader" textbooks for students of Greek and Latin. The books will be available free online in PDF format and through Amazon.com's print-on-demand subsidiary for a minimal charge. The $31,000 prize is believed to be one of the largest undergraduate awards in the country.