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Grant Resource Series at the Hamilton Lane Library

Adults ages 18 – up are invited to a Grant Resource Workshop Series at the Hamilton Lane Library.

Take advantage of the unique grant resources available through the Library’s Foundation Center materials in this informative series:

  • Introduction to Proposal Writing | Tuesday, June 23, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Learn the basics of writing a grant proposal to a Foundation. Discover resources to help write successful proposals.
  • Introduction to Finding Grants  | Tuesday, July 21, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Gain a basic knowledge of Foundation Center resources used to match your organization with an ideal funder near you.
  • Introduction to Corporate Giving  | Tuesday, August 25, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Learn how to tell if companies are willing to give, how to find corporate funding prospects and how to approach a potential corporate funder.

Registration is required for all programs. To register, call 894-7158. The Hamilton Lane Library is located at 300 N. Third St.

For more information about these and other programs at the Lane Libraries, please call 894-6557 or visit the Lane Web site at www.lanepl.org.

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Miami Regional Campus Visits set for June

Miami University’s regional locations will host Campus Visit Programs from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16 at Miami Middletown and on Thursday, June 18 at Miami Hamilton.

Both mornings will feature presentations on admission, financial aid/scholarships, and the application process. Participants will explore college majors, including bachelor’s completion degrees offered at Miami’s regional locations. Current Miami students will serve as tour guides.

Check in will begin at 9:15 a.m. A pizza lunch will be provided. All are welcome at this event and reservations are encouraged.

Can’t make either of the Campus Visits? Then register for a Tour & Talk on Friday, July 31 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at both Miami Hamilton and Middletown.

Fall classes will begin on Aug. 24; application materials must be received by August 1.

To register for a Campus Visit or Tour & Talk, log on to regionals.miamioh.edu/visit. For more information contact the admission office at Miami Hamilton (513) 785-3111 or Miami Middletown (513) 727-3216. Miami University Hamilton is located at 1601 University Blvd. Miami University Middletown is located at 4200 N. University Blvd.


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Conference Seeks to Ignite Student Interest in STEM Future

The Butler County Educational Service Center (BCESC) is sponsoring Discover STEM, a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) conference for eighth grade students from participating Butler County schools at the Miami University Middletown Campus on Friday, October 9, 2015.

The one-day conference will provide students with a College and Career Fair, featuring area businesses and educational institutions that have a STEM focus, with interactive STEM sessions/workshops for direct exposure to areas of student interest.

Area businesses and educational institutions, with both traditional and non-traditional STEM career and education pathways, are being invited to participate as vendors at the college and career fair and/or to present interactive sessions.

During the conference, approximately 600 eighth grade students from Butler County schools will have the opportunity to speak with professionals who have excelled in science, technology, engineering, and math careers; meet with representatives from the various businesses and educational institutions, participate in interactive informational sessions, and learn from noted guest speakers about the STEM industry.

“We believe it is an important experience for students to gain this exposure as they begin to make decisions about their high school pathways.” Georgine Bowman, Curriculum Supervisor for the BCESC stated. “Therefore, the BCESC is providing this conference at no-cost to the participating districts.  The success of the event is entirely dependent on sponsorship funds and participation from local educational institutions and businesses”.  Miami University, Mount St. Joseph University, Ethicon, Turner Construction, Wild Hearts Zoological Park, and Metal Coaters are among the educational institutions and businesses who have signed up to participate. The BCESC is still seeking sponsorship support and participation for this conference.

The Butler County Educational Service Center is a countywide school district offering a variety of services for the enhancement of educational programs. They serve as the central educational and service resource for schools, government agencies, families, children and the community. School districts can tailor BCESC services to meet the needs of children and families in their districts while achieving successful programming from an established agency.

When services can come from a centralized organization like the BCESC, administrative costs decrease, and fiscal savings are passed on to the schools.

The BCESC provides educational programs, staffing services, professional development, and multi-faceted family services from prenatal through high school that promote achievement and improve the quality of life for families and children. Their programs include the Union Day School, Help Me Grow, Early Head Start, Head Start, Butler County Success, the Family and Children First Council, and many more. They are a visionary, premier, inclusive organization that supports world-class learning through leadership and collaboration.  The mission of the BCESC is to provide exemplary services to improve learning so that children can lead successful lives.

For more information about the BCESC or the Discover STEM Conference, please visit www.bcesc.or org or call 513.785.5179.

Students receive scholarships from Hamilton Community Foundation

This year, the Hamilton Community Foundation will award more than $1 million for higher education scholarships.

More than 142 college-bound students graduating from local high schools–including Hamilton, Stephen T. Badin, Ross and New Miami–received their share on May 20 at Hamilton High School,

Keynote speaker for the ceremony was Elizabeth Herzog, Big Blue alum and 2011 Foundation scholarship recipient,

Herzog, who recently graduated from Miami University with a degree in education, will soon begin her career as a third grade teacher,  had some words of advice for high school graduates headed to college.

“College is a time to find yourself; to live and learn without someone planning out your life or telling you exactly what to do,” she said. “Take full advantage of every opportunity that comes your way, step outside your comfort zone. Explore, but always be true to yourself.

“Once again, it’s time for an adjustment. Students, don’t be afraid of what‘s ahead, be excited, the best it yet to come.  This is your time to explore, meet new people, learn new things, be on your own…and find yourself,” she said.

John Guidugli, president/CEO of the Hamilton Community Foundation, said, “Through these scholarships, made possible by our donors, we strive to make college more accessible.”

Guidugli noted that since the Foundation’s start in 1951, approximately 3,000 individual scholarships have been granted.

Other scholarships the Foundation also offers are for to students currently in college and adults returning to pursue higher education. Guidelines and a list of available scholarships are on the Foundation’s website, hamiltonfoundation.org and are due June 12, 2015.  Many of the Foundation’s scholarships are renewable.

The Hamilton Community Foundation is a public charity committed to improving the quality of life for the greater Hamilton, Ohio community and its residents. Founded in 1951 with one $5,000 fund, the Foundation now manages more than 600 charitable funds. For more information, call the Foundation at (513) 863-1717, or visit hamiltonfoundation.org.

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Fairfield High School graduating senior Gabriel Chester with the donors to the scholarship he received (the Athalene and Buddy Wallin Scholarship) along with Rachel Forsythe of Hamilton High School, another recipient of the Athalene and Buddy Wallin Scholarship. (from L to R: Gabriel Chester, Buddy Wallin, Athalene Wallin and Rachel Forsythe.)
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College bound Hamilton High School seniors Veda Morrision (right) talks with Judy Stitsinger (left). Morrison is this year’s recipient of the Hamilton Community Foundation’s David L. Stitsinger Memorial Merit Scholarship and will pursue a career in education.
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Lauryn Kollstedt will pursue a career in nursing, attending Miami University Hamilton this fall.  Last evening she received Hamilton Community Foundation’s Mr. and Mrs. W. Otis Briggs Scholarship and the John A. Shafer Memorial Nursing Scholarship.  Lauryn Kollstedt (left) talks with Virginia Briggs (right) at the scholarship reception May 20 at Hamilton High School.

 


 

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Apply for Summer Classes at Miami University Hamilton

Miami University’s Regional locations at Miami Hamilton and Miami Middletown are currently accepting applications for summer classes.

   Classes are being offered in four, six, eight and twelve week terms and begin on dates ranging from May 19 to August 8.  This offering allows for added flexibility for students who may have job or family commitments during the summer. Choose from 100s of day, evening and online courses with easy credit transfer to your home institution!

  “Summer classes are a good choice for college students who will be home for the summer and want to lessen their load for the fall term or new students who want to get a jump start on college,” said Miami Regionals’ Associate Director of Admission Megan Spanel.

   Summer session course information is available online at regionals.miamioh.edu/summer. For more information, contact Miami Hamilton’s Admission office at (513) 785-3111 or Miami Middletown’s at (513) 727-3216. Miami University Hamilton is located at 1601 University Blvd. Miami Middletown is located at 4200 N. University Blvd.

Miami Regional Campus Visits Scheduled for May

Miami University’s regional locations will host Campus Visit Programs from 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12 at Miami Hamilton and on Wednesday, May 13 at Miami Middletown.

Both evenings will feature presentations on admission, financial aid/scholarships, and the application process. Participants will explore college majors, including bachelor’s completion degrees offered at Miami’s regional locations. Current Miami students will serve as tour guides.

Check in will begin at 4:15 p.m. A pizza dinner will be provided. All are welcome at this event and reservations are encouraged.
Can’t make either of the Campus Visits? Then register for a Tour & Talk on Friday, June 26 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at both Miami Hamilton and Middletown.

Fall classes will begin on Aug. 24; application materials must be received by August 1.

To register for a Campus Visit or Tour & Talk, log on to regionals.miamioh.edu/visit. For more information contact the admission office at Miami Hamilton (513) 785-3111 or Miami Middletown (513) 727-3216. Miami University Hamilton is located at 1601 University Blvd. Miami University Middletown is located at 4200 N. University Blvd.

 

Five Miami Regional Students Receive President’s Distinguished Service Award‏

Five Miami Regional students were the recipients of the Miami University President’s Distinguished Service Award, presented in Oxford on April 19. Kofi Ansah, Alex McSwain, and Nicole Reckner from Miami Hamilton, and Sabrina Cox and Molly Little from Miami Middletown, all received the prestigious award, given to those students whose service to the university has been extraordinary. Only 15 seniors from all of Miami’s campuses received this award.

  Kofi Ansah, a zoology major from Fairfield, received his Bachelor of Science in December of 2014. His service includes serving as Co-Director of Project Civility, as a senator in the Student Government Association (SGA), and Supports to Encourage Low-Income Families (SELF). Ansah has also received the Second Year Achievement Award on the Oxford campus, and the Achievement and Influence Award on the Hamilton Campus.

  Sabrina Cox, an integrative studies major from Monroe, is heavily involved with campus life. Her service includes being a founder of Students Advocating for Animal Rights Intelligently (SAFARI), a member of Campus Activities Board (CAB), the former Treasurer and Vice President of Miami Middletown Student Government (MMSG), and as the Middletown student representative for both the Task Force and Process Committee on Differentiation of the regional campuses. Her campus employment includes the Office of Student Activities, where she has helped coordinate Project Prom, and the campus’ Veterans Day Ceremony. She has been an Orientation Leader and a Coordinator for Student Orientation Advising and Registration (S.O.A.R.), a Campus Ambassador for Admission, and an Undergraduate Associate for Dr. Brian Domino’s Medical Ethics course.  Cox received a Second Year Achievement Award from Oxford in 2011, the 2014 W. Lynn Darbyshire Award, the highest student award given at Middletown, and the Women’s Leadership Award in Oxford. She is only the second undergraduate from the Regionals to receive this award.

  Molly Little, a sociology major in the honor’s program from Hamilton, has been involved in many facets of campus life. Her service includes being the President of Miami Colors, A Gay Straight Alliance; former Miami Middletown Student Government (MMSG) President; former Miami Middletown student representative for University Senate; Students Engaging in Real Volunteer Efforts (SERVE), and the Diversity Committee. Little’s campus employment includes: a Student Coordinator of Student Orientation Advising & Registration (SOAR), Writing Tutor in The Learning Center, Coordinator of America Reads & Counts for the Office of Community Engagement and Service and Student Aide for the Sociology Department in Oxford. She received the 2013 W. Lynn Darbyshire Award, the Service & Leadership Award in 2012 and 2013, a Second Year Achievement Award from Oxford in 2012, and the MUM Achievement and Influence Award in 2012.

  Alex McSwain, an integrative studies major from Fairfield. His involvement in campus life includes being an orientation coordinator and previously an orientation leader, Treasurer of the Campus Activities Committee, previous Vice President of the Campus Activities Committee, previous Treasurer of Prism, and a Senator for the Student Government Association. He has participated in the Miami Hamilton United Day of Service, Support to Encourage Low-Income Families (SELF), and Stay-Cation. McSwain earned the Outstanding Orientation Leader Award from Miami Hamilton in August of 2013, and the Eagle Scout award from the Boy Scouts of America in June of 2009.

  Nicole Reckner, a health promotion major from Cincinnati, is deeply involved with campus life. Her activities include being the founder of Peer Advocates for Total Health (P.A.T.H), an associate of the Student Government Association, Co-Director of Project Civility, a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), a Hamilton campus orientation leader, and a past member of the ‘I Am Miami’ Student-Committee. P.A.T.H has sponsored 27 programs on campus including, Tobacco Awareness and Education Event,  Eating Right on a College Student’s Budget,  Smoothie Day, Eat a Healthy Breakfast – Oatmeal Bar, and the annual Healthy Bake Sale.

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(From left) Alex McSwain, Nicole Reckner, Kofi Ansah, Sabrina Cox and Molly Little were awarded the President’s Distinguished Service Award by Miami University President David Hodge.

MUH Campus Visit to Focus on English Language Learners

Miami University Hamilton will host a Campus Visit Program focusing on English Language Learners (ELL) from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22 in the Harry T. Wilks Conference Center.

Participants will meet with faculty, staff and current university ELL students, take a guided tour of the Miami Hamilton campus and learn about programs and opportunities at Miami University’s regionals locations.

Check in will begin at 4:30 p.m. and pizza will be provided. All are welcome at this event and reservations are encouraged.

To register for a Campus Visit, go to regionals.miamioh.edu/visit. For more information contact the admission office at 513.785.3111. Miami University Hamilton is located at 1601 University Blvd.