MU to honor Veterans Day with a slideshow

Miami University will honor Veterans Day Nov. 11. The university will hold an event at 11:30 a.m. in the Shriver Heritage Room that will honor all current and past Miami employees, students and family members who have served or currently serve the United States. The ceremony will include a photo slideshow.

The university is currently collecting pictures of employees, students and family members who are veterans or serve in active duty.

To contribute a photo, send the names, branch of service and pictures to The deadline is Nov. 5. For more details on the ceremony, visit

Professor presents Haitian culture, life

A man with first-hand experience in relief efforts in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake will visit Miami University at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 in 322 McGuffey Hall.

Christopher Kovats-Bernat, associate professor of anthropology at Muhlenberg College, has studied childhood, violence and voodoo in the Caribbean for more than 10 years. He will present It Is Easy Enough for Anyone to Die Here: Childhood and the Catastrophe of Everyday Life in Haiti as a part of the UniDiversity program.

Students experience diversity first-hand

Miami University will host its 6th annual Tunnel of Oppression Nov. 16 and 17 from 1 to 9 p.m. in Boyd Hall.

Originally developed at Western Illinois University, the Tunnel of Oppression is a campus diversity initiative that allows students to witness oppression in a full sensory experience. Aiming to give participants the opportunity to see, touch, hear and feel the realities of oppression, the tunnel is a 30-minute tour in which participants view a series of scenes that educate and challenge them to think about issues of oppression.

The event is free and open to the public.

Students can sign up for a tour or ask questions about the Tunnel of Oppression by e-mailing