December News and Events from Global Initiatives
December News and Events from Global Initiatives
Miami Global Initiatives logo
Season's Greetings from Global Initiatives
Hi, there!
As 2021 comes to a close, we want to thank everyone who helps facilitate, develop, and foster international education at Miami. Take a look back at International Education Week 2021, and check out more news you can use now and in the coming year. Happy 2022!

COVID-19 Campus Reminder

Staff can meet with students in-person, but will also continue to meet remotely via phone, Zoom or Google Meet, if preferred. Miami University requires face coverings indoors at all times, regardless of vaccination status.

Looking Back at IEW 2021

This year, International Education Week (IEW) offered in-person and virtual events to celebrate the diverse array of cultures on our campus and provide students, faculty, and staff the opportunity for global engagement.
Congratulations to Ms. Lucrita Osman, Food Service Assistant, Housing, Dining, Recreation & Business Services, who received the Donald Nelson Award for Outstanding International Student Support.
The Faculty Award for Innovation in Global Programming was awarded posthumously to Dr. David Shrider, Associate Professor of Finance and Director of Global Business Initiatives.
Lucrita Osman holds her award, flanked by student Claudia Zaunz and Global Initiatives staff member Dan Sinetar Mrs. Shrider and Ryan Dye stand in front of the slide depicting David Shrider's award

Student Contest Winners

Literary London Prize
  • First Place: The Case of the Bank Robber and the Cobblestone Streets by Caroline Funk
  • Second Place: Homeward Bound and Bound to Stay by Megan Copenhaver
  • Honorable Mention: Bridgerton: Historical Fiction and Tackling Race  by Mady Wilson
Writing Contest Winners
  • First PlaceOpen Doors by Angel Luo
  • Second Place: First Time on a Plane in 13 Years by Nathan Gillin
  • Third Place: The Footprints We Left Behind by Kylee Yam
  • Honorable Mention:
    • Disguised Success: A Privilege of Identity by Lauren Doll
    • Exceptional Experience at Miami University by Xinyue Jia
    • Where the Desert Meets the Ocean by Cassie Klein
Photography Contest Winners
  • First Place: Lost in Between Past and Present By Pankaj Nath Joy
  • Second PlaceMore Than a Way of Life By Ginger Levinson
  • Third Place: All Things Cassava By Kevin Browning
  • Honorable Mention: Snacks at Sunset by Abbey Falknor
View Winning Submissions
Thank you to all who took part in this incredible week. Look back on the highlights in our short video montage!
Highlights of International Education Week Nov. 14-19, 2021
More IEW Videos

Global Faculty Research Profile: Carter Hamilton

Associate Professor Carter Hamilton (Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering) discusses his research focusing on friction stir welding/processing, including a partnership with AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Poland.
Read More: Carter Hamilton

Six Miami Students Named Gilman Scholars

Six Miami University students have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to help fund their study abroad experiences this spring and summer. The combined total awarded to these students is $27,500.
Read More: Gilman Scholars

Global Learning Collective Virtual Internship

The Global Learning Collective invites students across the world to participate in a virtual team-based internship to solve real-world organizational challenges related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Internships will take place February-April, 2022.
Questions? Contact Anastasia Mihailov ( at the Center for Career Exploration and Success.
Apply for the GLC Virtual Internship

Celebrating ILR

We look forward to seeing you in 2022 as the Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) celebrates our 25th anniversary! Join us March 28 through April 29, 2022.
If you've navigated our virtual classes with ease, you've likely noticed and admired the assistance provided by the hosts. If you're up for the challenge, explore joining the ILR Tech Team. All training will be provided. Volunteer by completing this form.
And as we prepare for this milestone year, enjoy ILR's history in photos, created and organized by member Paul Holzschuher.
View ILR's History in Photos

Miami Lingua Mater Competition: Enter Now!

Miami Lingua Mater Competition
Can you translate Miami’s Alma Mater and/or Fight Song into your mother tongue, a language you are learning/have learned at Miami, or ASL and sing/sign it? Students and alumni are invited to translate our Alma Mater and/or Fight Song and submit a performance video.
Submission deadline: February 25, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. USA Eastern Time
Read More: Miami Lingua Mater Competition

Come Work With Us!

Global Initiatives is currently hiring for two positions for 2022. Applications should be submitted through the Miami Jobs Site:
  • The Education Abroad Advisor supports education abroad (study abroad and away, global academic service learning and international internships) by advising students, faculty and staff on various opportunities and options.
  • The Student Activities Coordinator (SAC) is a temporary position which provides support to all co-curricular realms of student life at the Miami University Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg.
Miami in Luxembourg
students learning outside of the chateau in Luxembourg, Miami flag in front of chateau with ivy on it, student and professor learning

Thanks for a Great Semester!

Before we said goodbye to our Fall 2021 MUDEC students, they gathered at the Château for a group photo. Happy Holidays and Schéint Neit Joer from everyone at MUDEC! See you in 2022!
MUDEC group photo
Luxembourg Summer Application Deadline Apply to become an ipol
Explore the Calendar
Connect with #MiamiOHGlobal
Follow us on social media and tag #MiamiOHGlobal for a chance to be featured.
Twitter Facebook Instagram LinkedIn YouTube
Miss a recent newsletter? No problem! View past newsletters now.
powered by emma
Subscribe to our email list.