Miami alumnus to read recently published work

Miami University alumnus Michelle Boyajian will be reading from her new work of fiction Lies of the Heart at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15 in Leonard Theater in Peabody Hall. The most recent short stories written by Boyajian, who received her Master of Arts degree in creative writing from Miami in 2002, were published in Third Coast and Timber Creek Review. These stories were nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Lies of the Heart is Boyajian’s first novel and will be published in April by
Viking Press.

The reading will be presented by the creative writing program and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Eric Goodman at

Miami University’s Collegiate Chorale will perform Saturday, April 10. The concert will be the Chorale’s first alumni reunion concert. The event will also celebrate Ethan Sperry’s 10th anniversary as director of the chorale. Sperry, associate professor of music, also conducts the Miami Men’s Glee Club.
The program will feature favorites from the past 10 years of Chorale performances including music by Bruckner, Barber and Whitacre,
spirituals, Haitian and Indian music.

The performance will be at 3 p.m. in Hall Auditorium.

Tickets are $5 for students and youth and $7 for general admission. Tickets are available at the Miami box office in Shriver Center as well as at

Students, faculty to use research scholarship

Miami University was honored with the Beckman Scholars Program award from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation to support undergraduate research and comprehensive faculty mentoring for select undergraduates in chemistry, biochemistry and biological science.

Nine schools were honored with the award for the 2010-12 years. The scholarship gives schools $19,300 in scholarship money for five students to work with Miami faculty members on research through the next two summers and part-time during one academic year. Miami has been a recipient of the award in the 2003-05 and the 2006-08 years.

The undergraduate recipients of the scholar award will be announced this spring.