On Wednesday, Sept. 20, Miami hosted a Gala Event celebrating the Miami University Campaign For Love and Honor in Central Ohio at the Westin Great Southern Hotel in downtown Columbus. The "New Day for Miami" celebration included presentations in the historic Great Southern theatre with Regional Campaign Chair Jim DeRoberts and Miami University President David Hodge. During the dinner that followed, faculty member Dr. Augustus Jones, Professor of Political Science, and student Rachel Chase, a mathematics major from Westerville, Ohio, talked about their own commitments to Miami. Sue Rogers, the chair of the campaign's regional gifts committee, told the group about the recent extension to the bicentennial year of 2009 and the increased goal of $500 million. There were also performances by the Miami Men's Glee Club and the Miami Opera Program.