On Thursday, November 16, Miami hosted a Gala Event celebrating the Miami University Campaign For Love and Honor in New York City at historic Gotham Hall. The "New Day for Miami" celebration also included presentations by New York Regional Campaign Chairs, Julie and Gary Killian '81, and Miami University President David Hodge. During the dinner that followed, faculty member Phyllis Callahan, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and a professor of zoology, and Miami sophomore Brittany McCann, a native of Weston, Conn., 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.