Campus Editors, The Miami Student

Date rape victim to speak about experience

Speaker Katie Kostner will address topics about rape and sexual assault at 7:30 p.m. in room 1000 at the Farmer School of Business (FSB). Katie Koestner is the first victim of date rape to speak-out nationally about her experience with date rape at The College of William and Mary in the 1990’s. Educating students about healthy relationships and respect, Koestner discusses her own life experiences. Putting date rape on a level that others can feel and relate to, Koestner allows students to confront conventional beliefs and behaviors and challenge stereotypes. A small discussion in room 1006 of the FSB will take place after the event where Katie will be available to speak individuals.

Museum hosts Chinese export lecture

Robert S. Wicks, director of Miami University Art Museum, will talk about “Treasures from the Dragon Kiln: Chinese Export Ceramics and American Consumer Culture in the Early Republic,” at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 25 at the Miami University Art Museum. His lecture is related to the exhibition, “Consuming Clay: Porcelain Wares from the 18th and 19th Centuries.” Wicks will examines the first five decades of Chinese ceramic production. Wicks will also discuss how the first American ship to enter Chinese waters, the Empress of China, influenced early American taste and consumer culture. Its 1794 voyage marked the beginnings of American demand for Chinese products including tea, textiles, spices, silks and porcelain. This presentation will feature designs commissioned by American buyers from 1785 to 1835. This event is free and open to the public.

EDUN Live sells 25,000th shirt

EDUN Live on Campus has manufactured its 25,000th shirt after being on campus for three years. The group, founded at Miami University, has created more than 100 jobs in sub-Sahara Africa because of the shirt business they launched.
The shirts, which arrive blank to the United States, are 100 percent made in Africa.
After partnering with Miami’s athletic department, EDUN Live recently decided to enter into a partnership with Miami’s Office of Admission to make more than 3,000 shirts. Over a dozen EDUN Live chapters have started at universities around the country; most recent chapters include the University of Cincinnati, the University of California Berkley and Oregon State University.