Miami band celebrates 75 years of music

To celebrate its anniversary, the Miami University marching band will perform a special concert at 3 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Talawanda Middle School gymnasium.

The performance comes just in time for the band’s 75th anniversary celebration, which kicks off Nov. 20. Additionally, the Miami University marching band will perform at the 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. The band last performed at the Thanksgiving parade in 2003.

The band, directed by Stephen Lytle, will perform traditional marching band favorites along with selections from past halftime performances. The concert is free and open to the public.

EHS to honor graduated students

The School of Education, Health and Society (EHS) at Miami University will honor graduates who have made a difference in their careers and communities.

Those nominated should have made an impact as a teacher, principal, coach, social worker or counselor, dietician or athletic trainer or as a volunteer.

Nominated professionals should have challenged, helped or supported students in some way.

A special event will be held in spring 2011 to honor the winner of the EHS Profound Impact Award.

To nominate a graduate, call (513) 529-6317. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 9, 2011.

FSB dining hall receives award

The latest addition to the university dining community has won an award.

Dividend$, the dining hall located in the Farmer School of Business, brought home an honor for Miami University’s Housing, Dining and Guest Services.

The dining hall won Best Concept at the Food Management Conference. The conference was held earlier in November in Chicago.

Nancy Heidtman, director of Miami’s Dining and Culinary Support Services said students enjoy the menu selection and U-scan technology available at Dividend$. This is not Dividend$’ first win. The dining hall won the silver award for “Retail Sales-Multiple Concepts/Outlets” in the spring at the 2010 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards.