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Armstrong Student Center
Topping Out Ceremony

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November 2012
Volume 3, Issue 4

Armstrong Student Center Hits Milestone
The final steel beam is now in place, which signifies the halfway point of construction for the Armstrong Student Center. The support was attached on Oct. 23, during a special “topping out” ceremony. Following tradition, the beam was painted white and signed by key contributors as well as university faculty, staff, and students. >>

Preparing for Success in Public Leadership
The Ohio Public Leaders program is a new initiative designed to advance Miami’s tradition of leadership in public service while embracing a “student-as-scholar” model that challenges students to step outside the classroom and take on roles as researchers, discoverers, and problem solvers. >>

Progressing Toward Our Sustainability Goals
How do you grow a campus while shrinking energy costs and emissions? For Miami University, committed to the student experience and to sustainability, the answer is right underfoot. More than 300 geothermal wells are being drilled on the Western campus to heat and cool new, efficient residence and dining halls. >>

Educational Opportunities Transcend Borders
Miami is ranked No. 1 among all doctoral-level public universities in the U.S. for the number of undergraduate students who study abroad by graduation, according to the Open Doors 2012 Report by the Institute of International Education. “As the national public leader with 40.9 percent, Miami is on track to achieve an institutional goal of 50 percent, which is so much higher than all other public schools,” said President David Hodge. >>

Miami Professor Named Ohio's Best
Gillian Oakenfull, associate professor of marketing in the Farmer School of Business, is Ohio's 2012 Professor of the Year. The award, given by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, is the only one that recognizes excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring. >>

Watch the Armstrong Student Center come to life in pictures. >>


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