Ring in the year of the pig at Miami’s annual Lunar New Year Gala!
Ring in the year of the pig at Miami’s annual Lunar New Year Gala!
Lunar New Year Gala; Global Initiatives Monthly News | February 2019; picture of man playing a musical instrument
Hi there,
Ring in the year of the pig at Miami’s annual Lunar New Year Gala this weekend! This event will feature famous Chinese popstar, Genie Chuo, and world-renowned instrumentalists Yazhi Guo and Jinshan (Alatengwula). 
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World Hijab Day

On February 1, the Miami community celebrated and advocated for Muslim women’s right to wear the hijab.
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Traveling this spring break or summer term? Fly over to MacMillan Hall to start your passport application today!

Take advantage of Miami's convenient location for U.S. Passport Application services on the Oxford campus in 214 MacMillan Hall. U.S. Passport Application services are available Monday–Friday, from 8am to 4:30pm.
Passport photos are available in MacMillan Hall
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Announcing the 2018 IEW Contest Winners

The winning essays, photos, and video for our annual International Education Week contest have been published online.
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Humanitarian Affairs University Scholars Leadership Symposium 2019

If you are looking for great leadership experience outside of Oxford this summer, this annual symposium is a great opportunity! Five undergraduate students will be selected to represent Miami at the Symposium where 1000+ college students from around the world will convene to discuss how to address issues of global humanitarian concerns and develop collaborative solutions. The symposium includes conference-style sessions, networking receptions, and an all-day service project. The location of this year's conference is... Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!
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Staff Spotlight
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Judy Macke
Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) Program Manager

Did you know these fun facts about Judy Macke?

Born in Cincinnati, I have lived in Ohio and Michigan my entire life. I have three adult children and six grandchildren between the ages of 1-7. I’m one of nine siblings, falling just short of my husband who is one of eleven. Family reunions require a hall rental!

I’ve worked at Miami for nearly nine years, merging into Global Initiatives from Lifelong Learning. I’m the Program Manager for the Institute for Learning in Retirement, a continuing education program for our senior learners, age 50+. We offer two, five-week semesters of programming per year on five sites—Oxford, Fairfield, Hamilton, Monroe and West Chester. Since 2010, our program’s size has doubled and the enrollment continues to shatter records. This year is no exception; it’s shaping up to be our seventh consecutive record-breaking year. We now offer an average of 75 courses and events per semester, keeping our retirees (and me) very busy.

Outside of work, I enjoy staying active, which usually includes walking, hiking or cycling. I’ve recently checked a big item off of my bucket list—riding a century (bicycling 100 miles in a day). My most memorable ride was in Anchorage, AK, a ride that came to a screeching halt when I rounded a bend to find a mama moose and her calf on opposite sides of the trail. Since you never put yourself between a mom and her baby, it became a long waiting game.

I’ve traveled throughout the United States (including Alaska), the Caribbean (Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Puerto Rico), Mexico, Canada, and Bermuda. I’m looking forward to my first European riverboat cruise this summer, traveling up the Rhine River to Switzerland, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. We’ll end the trip with a three-day stay in Amsterdam. After living in Holland, MI, for three years, I’m looking forward to visiting the “real” Holland.

I’m not one who likes to vacation in the same spot every year. My kids will tell you that my vacations are usually far from relaxing (for them), because I won’t waste time sitting on a beach when there’s so much more to see, do, and discover.

upcoming events

Tea Tasting 

March 15, 2019 | Learn More
This event provides a space for Miami students, scholars, and student organizations from all over the world to share their tea cultures with the Miami University community.

Gilman Scholarship Information Session

Friday, February 22, 2019 | Learn More
The Gilman Scholarship can provide up to $8000 to help students with high financial need pursue an internship or study abroad. Learn more about eligibility requirements and how to submit a competitive application at an information session this spring!
Looking for additional events? Take a look at our full calendar of events for an array of upcoming events and activities.
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We're Hiring!

Coordinator of Miami in Luxembourg who is based in Global Initiatives on the Oxford campus of Miami University, the Program Coordinator for the Miami University Dolibois European Center (MUDEC) is the lead United States-based staff member and liaison to the Luxembourg campus.
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Apply for Summer Study Abroad Programs by March 1

Discover summer study abroad options such as:
  • Inside New York
  • Tianjin Chinese Program
  • Field Methods in Archaeology
  • Environment and Sustainability in Zambia
The deadline to apply is March 1. 
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Take the International Foods Quiz, Part 1 via National Geographic.
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