Sustainibility Web site asks for feature stories

The Miami University sustainability committee is looking for stories to feature on the new Miami sustainability Web site, currently under construction, about how the Miami community is handling the sustainability challenge. 

The stories should be about 300 to 500 words and describe how certain members of the Miami community are tackling the challenge of making sustainability a priority. Stories may include a photo. Submissions should also include a personal profile with the name, major or job description and years at Miami as well as a 100 to 200 word answer to the question: What part do you play in promoting sustainability at Miami?

Stories and profiles should be sent to David Prytherch, sustainability coordinator, at Questions should be directed to (513) 529-9284.

Professor receives teaching award

Denise McCoskey, associate professor of classics at Miami University, recently received the American Philological Association 2009 Award for Excellence in Teaching at the College Level.

McCoskey has been a member of Miami’s faculty since 1995. She has a bachelor’s degree in classics and archaeology from Cornell University and a doctorate in classical studies from Duke University. She teaches courses on classical mythology, Greek and Roman tragedy and lyric poetry.

McCoskey’s classes foster student involvement in learning and a diverse curriculum and disrupt student expectations. Her teaching style utilizes participation and discussion.

McCoskey is the second member within Miami’s classics department to receive this award in the last five years. Judith de Luce received the award in 2005.

MLK day events offer volunteer opportunities

Miami University invites students, faculty and staff to turn their day off into a “day on” for Martin Luther King Jr. Day,

Monday Jan. 18.

Students, faculty and staff can participate in the many events

offered during the Monday holiday.

At 10 a.m. Oxford will host the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration.  Following this commemorative event, Miamians are invited to attend the MLK Day of Service from noon to 6 p.m., starting at Hall Auditorium.

To help in the organization of these holiday events contact Jamie Calobrisi at (513) 529-2961 or Volunteers who help organize events have the opportunity to register at “Give a Day, Get a Disney Day” and earn a free admission to a Disney Park.