Mock Berlin Wall panels to be auctioned off

Parts of the commemorative Berlin Wall currently standing on Slantwalk will be recycled after the wall is disassembled during finals week in the form of an online auction of the painted panels. The panels are 4 feet by 8 feet and will be auctioned separately.

The auction began Wednesday and will run through Dec. 16. An auction was selected to dispose of the artwork because the original Berlin Wall was also auctioned off.

To find the panels on eBay, search the user name ‘berlinmaurer.’ Pickup of these items will begin after Dec. 16.

Professor receives prize for poetry

Paula Gandara, associate professor within the department of Spanish and Portuguese, received an honorable mention for her poem in the 25th International Prize of Poetry Nosside 2009.

Gandara’s poem titled “Cape Verde, earthly waters” (in Portuguese, “Cabo Verde águas de terra”) will be published alongside other winning poems in a multilingual and multimedia anthology characterized by five official languages (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English and French). The anthology is edited by Centro Studi Bosio and published by the Città del Sole Edition of Reggio Calabria.

Poetry submitted and reviewed by an international jury came from 42 countries and were in 30 languages.

H1N1 injectable vaccine to become available

Miami University’s Oxford received 2,000 doses of the H1N1 injectable vaccine.

A flu vaccine clinic will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Student Health Services.

Student Health Services encourages students from all campuses, especially those under age 24 or with a chronic health condition, to get vaccinated.

Student Health Services will have limited appointments available during finals week.

To make an appointment call (513) 529-3000. The vaccine costs $10 and will be charged to the student’s bursar bill. Students need to bring their student ID and a driver’s license (or state ID card) to the clinic.