Latin: Universitas Miamiensis
|Motto:||Prodesse Quam Conspici|
|Motto in English:||To Accomplish Rather Than To Be Conspicuous|
|President:||David C. Hodge|
|Undergraduates:||18,863 system-wide; 14,265 Oxford|
|Campus:||2,000 acres (8 km²)|
|Athletics:||15 NCAA Division I / Bowl Subdivision teams in the Mid-American Conference|
|Colors:||Red and White|
|Mascot:||Swoop the RedHawk|
|Affiliations:||Miami University System, University System of Ohio|
Miami University (colloquially and incorrectly referred to as Miami of Ohio for clarification purposes) is a selective coeducational public university founded in 1809 in the college town of Oxford, Ohio with its primary focus on educating undergraduates. Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point Year 1809 ( MDCCCIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year A public university is a University that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government as opposed to private universities. A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Dr David C Hodge (born September 27, 1948 in Stewartville Minnesota) is the 21st president of Miami University in Oxford Ohio. Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described Oxford is a city in northwestern Butler County, Ohio, United States, in the southwestern portion of the state Hamilton is a city in Butler County, southwestern Ohio, United States. Middletown is an All-American City[http //wwwenquirercom/editions/2003/03/14/loc_middletownmood14 Differdange (Déifferdeng Differdingen is a commune with city status in south-western Luxembourg. Luxembourg (Groussherzogtum Lëtzebuerg Grand-Duché de Luxembourg Großherzogtum Luxemburg is a small Landlocked country in Western Europe, bordered by The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States The Mid-American Conference ( MAC) is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division I college athletic conference with a membership School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification Red is any of a number of similar Colors evoked by light consisting predominantly of the longest wavelengths of Light discernible by the human eye in the wavelength White is a Color, the perception which is evoked by Light that stimulates all three types of color sensitive Cone cells in the Human eye The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a University or College within the United States is the name officially adopted by The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common Miami University, in Oxford Ohio, features 18 different varsity level sports teams for men and women all of which are known as the Miami RedHawks. The Red-tailed Hawk ( Buteo jamaicensis) is a medium-sized Bird of prey, one of three species colloquially known in the United States as the " The University System of Ohio is the public University system of the U A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Mixed-sex education, (or just Mixed education) also known as Coeducation, is the integrated education to males and females at the same school facilities A public university is a University that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government as opposed to private universities. A college town or university town is a community (often literally a Town, but possibly a small or medium sized City, or in some cases a Neighborhood Oxford is a city in northwestern Butler County, Ohio, United States, in the southwestern portion of the state 
The tenth public college founded in the United States, Miami University dates back to a grant of land made for its support by the United States Congress and signed by George Washington on May 5, 1792. The United States Congress is the bicameral Legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, consisting of two houses George Washington (February 22 1732 December 14 1799 served as the first President of the United States of America (1789&ndash1797 and led the The university's first president, Robert Hamilton Bishop, envisioned Miami as the "Yale of the West" and planned the first several buildings accordingly. Robert Hamilton Bishop ( July 26, 1777 in Linlithgowshire, Scotland - April 29, 1855 in Pleasant Hill Ohio) 
Miami is located in southwestern Ohio approximately thirty miles (50 km) northwest of Cincinnati. Ohio ( is a Midwestern state of the United States. As part of the Great Lakes region, Ohio has long been a cultural and geographical crossroads The Miami in this school's name refers to the Miami River valley, cut by two medium-sized rivers, the Little Miami River and the Great Miami River, that flow through southwestern Ohio; the rivers were in turn named after the Miami Indians who lived in the area before European settlement. The Little Miami River (also called the Little Miami Scenic River) is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 106  mi (170  km The Great Miami River (also called the Miami River) is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately The Miami are a Native American tribe originally found in Indiana, southwest Michigan and Ohio, and now living also in Oklahoma Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States
Miami is currently ranked 67th among 252 "National Universities" according to U.S. News & World Report. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D In this same report the university ranks, tied with Clemson University, as 27th among public National Universities. BusinessWeek ranks the undergraduate business program for the Farmer School of Business at 24th among U. BusinessWeek is a business Magazine published by McGraw-Hill. S. business schools, 8th among public business schools, and 1st among Ohio business schools.
Miami University is reputed to be one of the most beautiful university campuses, as poet Robert Frost described Miami as "the most beautiful college there is. Robert Lee Frost (March 26 1874 &ndash January 29 1963 was an American Poet. " The campus features modified Georgian revival red brick buildings on an open, tree-shaded campus void of high rise skyscraper dormitories. Georgian architecture is the name given in most English -speaking countries to the set of Architectural styles current between 1720 and 1840 Miami is also striking in that the entire campus is consistent in design and appearance except for the buildings on the former Western College campus and the Miami University Art Museum. Parts of the campus can be seen in the 1991 film Little Man Tate with Jodie Foster, which was largely filmed on the Oxford campus. Little Man Tate is a 1991 Motion picture which tells the story of Fred Tate a 7-year-old Child prodigy who struggles to self-actualize Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster (born November 19 1962 is a two-time Academy Award, BAFTA, and Golden Globe -award winning American
Miami was named one of eight original "Public Ivys" in Richard Moll's 1985 book, The Public Ivys: America's Flagship Undergraduate Colleges. Public Ivy is a term coined by Richard Moll in his 1985 book Public Ivys A Guide to America's best public undergraduate colleges and universities to refer to universities which Miami is known as the "Cradle of Coaches" because several prominent football coaches were student/athletes and/or coaches at Miami before achieving greater fame at more prominent college programs or the National Football League. The Cradle of Coaches is a nickname given to Miami University in Oxford Ohio for producing star football coaches including Earl Blaik American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. Among these coaches were Earl Blaik, Paul Brown, Sid Gillman, Woody Hayes, Ara Parseghian, Weeb Ewbank, Bo Schembechler, Randy Walker, Ron Zook, and Joe Novak. Earl Henry "Red" Blaik ( February 15, 1897 – May 6, 1989) was an American football coach Paul Eugene Brown ( September 7, 1908 - August 5, 1991) was a coach in American football and a major figure in the development Sidney "Sid" Gillman ( October 26, 1911 - January 3, 2003) was an American football coach and innovator Wayne Woodrow “Woody” Hayes ( February 14, 1913  &ndash March 12, 1987) was a College football coach who is best remembered Ara Raoul Parseghian (born May 21 1923 in Akron Ohio) is a former American collegiate football coach Wilbur "Weeb" Ewbank ( May 6, 1907 - November 17, 1998) was an American professional football coach Glenn Edward "Bo" Schembechler Jr ( April 1 1929 &ndash November 17 2006) was an American College football Randy J Walker ( May 29 1954 – June 29 2006) was the head football coach of the Northwestern University Wildcats Ron Zook (born April 28, 1954 in Loudonville Ohio) is an American football coach and the current Head coach at the University Joe Novak (born April 19, 1945) was a college football coach Novak was the head coach at Northern Illinois University from December 1995 to
Miami graduated an American President, Benjamin Harrison, placing the school in a prestigious category of Presidential alma maters. Benjamin Harrison (August 20 1833 &ndash March 13 1901 was the twenty-third President of the United States, serving one term from 1889 to 1893 Most US presidents received a College education, even most of the earliest Miami is only one of four colleges (Stanford, Michigan, and the U.S. Naval Academy) to produce both a U. Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University or simply Stanford, is a private Research university located in The University of Michigan Ann Arbor ( U of M, U-M, UM or simply Michigan) is a top-ranked Coeducational public research The United States Naval Academy is an undergraduate college in Annapolis, Maryland, United States that educates and commissions officers of the United States S. President and a Super Bowl winning quarterback (Ben Roethlisberger). professional American football, the Super Bowl is the Championship game of the National Football League (NFL Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger (born March 2, 1982, in Lima Ohio) nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football Quarterback It is also the alma mater of many U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives, U. The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. S. military leaders, State Governors and Fortune 500 business executives. Please do not add the complete list of fortune 500 companies The list is copyrighted by Fortune which makes money by selling the content
For many years, the athletic teams at Miami were nicknamed Redskins, but in 1997 the nickname was changed to RedHawks. Some controversy surrounded this change and some aspects of the old identity persist. The RedHawks compete in NCAA Division I in all sports (I-A in football). The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, Colleges and military academies Miami's primary conference is the Mid-American Conference; its hockey program is a member of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. The Mid-American Conference ( MAC) is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division I college athletic conference with a membership Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. The Central Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in Michigan and Ohio, although it also has members in Alaska
Miami is also known for its School of Education, housed in McGuffey Hall, named for Professor William Holmes McGuffey, who taught there and wrote America's most widely used pioneer text books - the McGuffey Readers - while at the school. William Holmes McGuffey ( September 23, 1800 &ndash May 4, 1873) was an American professor and college president who is best Two of the best known school books in the history of American education were the 18th century New England Primer
The Miami Student claims to be is the oldest university newspaper, tracking its founding to 1826 although Dartmouth College's student newspaper contests this claim as being the oldest college newspaper. For the game see 1826 (board game. Year 1826 ( MDCCCXXVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display Dartmouth College ( is a private, Coeducational University located in Hanover, New Hampshire, U A student newspaper is a Newspaper run by Students of a University, High school, Middle school, or other school
Freedom Summer training was at Western College now a campus in the summer of 1964. Freedom Summer (also known as the Mississippi Summer Project) was a campaign in the United States launched in June 1964 to attempt to register to vote as
Miami University was first provided for under the Northwest Ordinance, which would regulate the free states of the Midwest. The Northwest Ordinance (formally An Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of the United States North-West of the River Ohio, and also known as the Freedom On May 5, 1792, "the President of the United States was authorized to grant letters patent to John Cleves Symmes and his associates . Events 553 - The Second Council of Constantinople begins 1215 - Rebel Barons renounce their allegiance to King John Year 1792 ( MDCCXCII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year John Cleves Symmes (July 21st 1742&ndashFebruary 26 1814 was a delegate to the Continental Congress from New Jersey, and later a pioneer in the Northwest . . provided that the land grant should include one complete township . . . for the purpose of establishing an academy and other public schools and seminaries of learning. After Ohio became a state in 1803, the State legislature assumed responsibility for making sure that John Cleves Symmes would set aside a township of land for the support of an academy. The Ohio General Assembly is the state legislature of the US state of Ohio. Such a law was passed by the State legislature April 15, 1803. Events 1450 - Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years' War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English 1803 ( MDCCCIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a . . . Finally, on February 17, 1809, the State legislature created Miami University and provided that one complete township in the State of Ohio in the district of Cincinnati was to be vested in Miami University for its use, benefit, and support. Events 1500 - Battle of Hemmingstedt. 1600 - Philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori Year 1809 ( MDCCCIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year " This was known as the "College Township". The "College Township" was the full Survey township located in the northwest corner of Butler County Ohio, now corresponding to the Civil township
The 7th oldest public university in the nation, Miami University took students from all over the West, and was known as the "Yale of the Early West". It was at one point the 4th largest university in the United States after Harvard, Yale, and Dartmouth. Dartmouth College ( is a private, Coeducational University located in Hanover, New Hampshire, U As the East-West rivalries subsided, but the North-South rivalries surged, Miami University split apart at the time of the Civil War. Causes of the war See also Origins of the American Civil War, Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War The coexistence of a slave-owning South Most graduates volunteered for the Union, more than any other school except the military academies. The majority of those that didn't, primarily from Southern states (such as Jefferson Davis' nephew) volunteered in the Confederate armies. Jefferson Finis Davis ( June 3, 1808 &ndash December 6, 1889) was an American politician who served as President of the The Confederate States of America (also called the Confederacy, the Confederate States, and CSA) formed as the government set up from 1861 Because its students had left for war, because many alumni and professors died in the War, because the West opened up to other universities, and because Southern families no longer sent their sons to the North for an education, "Old Miami" passed on and Miami University nearly died. The university, unable to pay its huge debts, closed in 1873 and did not reopen until 1885.
With the help of alumni and Ohio legislators, "New Miami" was restarted as a coeducational school of education and liberal arts. Although the Ohio State University, then the Ohio Agriculture and Mechanical College (Ohio A&M), had been launched in the interim, Miami University gained a fair share of Ohio students by the 1890s, and by the 1950s had massively grown. The Ohio State University ( OSU) is a Coeducational public Research university in the state of Ohio.
Over the course of the twentieth century, Miami has absorbed two women's colleges located in Oxford: Oxford College (1854–1929) and Western College for Women (1853–1974, a daughter school of Mount Holyoke. The twentieth century of the Common Era began on Western College for Women was a women's college in Oxford, Ohio between 1855 and 1974 Mount Holyoke College is a liberal arts women's college in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Oxford was also home to Oxford Theological Seminary (1838–1858) and the Oxford Female Institute (1849–1867). UserNrhpBot from the NRIS Database The prose may be stilted and there may be grammatical and Wikification errors Miami University was coeducational long before most schools in the Ivy League. Mixed-sex education, (or just Mixed education) also known as Coeducation, is the integrated education to males and females at the same school facilities The Ivy League is an Athletic conference comprising eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States. Miami has been a non-sectarian school as were other pioneer universities in the Midwest, though its early leaders were often Presbyterians. Presbyterianism is a family of Christian denominations within the Reformed branch of Protestant Western Christianity Miami University's current enrollment is approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students. In addition to its Oxford campus, Miami has additional campuses in Hamilton and Middletown, Ohio, and a European Center in Differdange, Luxembourg. Hamilton is a city in Butler County, southwestern Ohio, United States. Middletown is an All-American City[http //wwwenquirercom/editions/2003/03/14/loc_middletownmood14 Miami University Dolibois European Center, abbreviated to MUDEC, is an overseas Campus of Miami University, and based in Differdange, in south-western Differdange (Déifferdeng Differdingen is a commune with city status in south-western Luxembourg. Luxembourg (Groussherzogtum Lëtzebuerg Grand-Duché de Luxembourg Großherzogtum Luxemburg is a small Landlocked country in Western Europe, bordered by
Miami University is known around the Greek World for the Miami Triad, three fraternities founded in the 19th century that spread throughout the United States, and is called "Mother of Fraternities. The Mother of Fraternities is a term commonly used to refer to two different universities, each of which played a critical role in establishing the Greek system in " These were Beta Theta Pi (1839), Sigma Chi (1855), and Phi Delta Theta (1848). Sigma Chi ( ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male college Greek-letter social fraternities and a Secret society. History Founding Phi Beta Kappa was the first Greek letter organization founded in the United States when it was created on December 5 1776 at the College The Delta Zeta sorority was also founded at Miami University in 1902 as was the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity in 1906. Delta Zeta ( ΔΖ) is a college Sorority founded on October 24, 1902, at Miami University in Oxford Ohio. Phi Kappa Tau ( ΦΚΤ) is a US national college fraternity History Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity (commonly called Phi Tau Alpha Delta Phi was the first fraternity to arrive on campus in 1833. The Split Since the 1992 split the Fraternity and the Society are completely separate and independent legal entities with separate governing bodies and are not separate or parallel Phi Delta Theta was founded in Elliott Hall and two of Phi Kappa Tau's four founders lived in the same room at the time of its founding. History Founding Phi Beta Kappa was the first Greek letter organization founded in the United States when it was created on December 5 1776 at the College Phi Kappa Tau ( ΦΚΤ) is a US national college fraternity History Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity (commonly called Phi Tau
In an effort to make college more affordable to Ohio students, Miami offers a varied in-state tuition based on financial need as well as state-identified key areas of study including engineering and mathematics. In 2007-08, the highest tuition paid by Ohioans is $11,643; 60 percent pay less, as low as $8,900. Ohio families earning $35,000 or less annually pay no tuition courtesy of the Miami Access Initiative.
Miami University has six academic divisions—the College of Arts & Science, the Farmer School of Business, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the School of Education, Health, and Society, the School of Fine Arts, and the Graduate School. Miami University Hamilton The Campus A regional campus of Miami University in Oxford Ohio Miami Hamilton was established in 1968 in Hamilton Ohio Hamilton is a city in Butler County, southwestern Ohio, United States. Miami University Middletown is a state-assisted regional campus of Miami University located in Middletown Ohio. Middletown is an All-American City[http //wwwenquirercom/editions/2003/03/14/loc_middletownmood14 Miami University Dolibois European Center, abbreviated to MUDEC, is an overseas Campus of Miami University, and based in Differdange, in south-western Luxembourg (Groussherzogtum Lëtzebuerg Grand-Duché de Luxembourg Großherzogtum Luxemburg is a small Landlocked country in Western Europe, bordered by
The College of Arts and Science is the oldest and largest college at Miami, with nearly half of the undergraduate student body enrolled. The college offers 56 majors, 48 minors, and 2 co-majors (Environmental Science and Environmental Principles & Practice). Ten of the eleven doctoral degrees offered by Miami are provided through the College of Arts and Science. 
Miami's Farmer School of Business offers eight majors, and is ranked by U.S. News & World Report (as of 2007) as 21st among the top public universities in the nation. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D  The School also offers graduate MBA, Accountancy, and Economics degrees. The Master of Business Administration ( MBA) is a Master's degree in Business administration, which attracts people from a wide range of academic disciplines Accountancy or accounting is the measurement statement or provision of assurance about financial information primarily used by Lenders managers, Economics is the social science that studies the production distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Although the Farmer School of Business is currently housed in multiple academic buildings on campus, construction is underway on Farmer Hall, which "will house all aspects of the Farmer School of Business under one roof, enabling us to pursue our mission and make significant progress in achieving our goal of excellence in business education. "
The School of Engineering & Applied Sciences offers 12 accredited majors at the Oxford Campus, and recently moved into the new Engineering Building—a $22 million-dollar facility finished in 2007. The School also offers masters degrees in Computer Science and Paper & Chemical Engineering
The School of Education, Health, and Society–formerly known as the School of Education & Allied Professions–offers 26 undergraduate degrees spanning areas from teacher education, kinesiology & health, educational psychology, and family studies & social work. Computer science (or computing science) is the study and the Science of the theoretical foundations of Information and Computation and their Chemical engineering is the branch of Engineering that deals with the application of Physical science (e  As of fall 2007, nearly 2,800 undergraduates were enrolled in the School. 
Miami's School of Fine Arts comprises four departments–Architecture & Interior Design, Music, Theater and Art. Fine art is any Art form developed primarily for Aesthetics rather than Utility. Each department has it's own admission requirements separate from the standard admissions requirements for the University. Art majors choose a concentration in areas such as ceramics, metals, photography, printmaking, sculpture, graphic design, and interior design. The word ceramic is derived from the Greek word κεραμικός ( keramikos) The M acro E xpansion T emplate A ttribute L anguage complements TAL, providing macros which allow the reuse of code across Photography (fә'tɒgrәfi or fә'tɑːgrәfi (from Greek φωτο and γραφία is the process and Art of recording pictures by means of capturing Printmaking is the Process of making artworks by Printing, normally on Paper. The term graphic design can refer to a number of artistic and professional disciplines which focus on visual communication and presentation Interior design is a practice concerned with anything that is found inside a space - walls windows doors finishes textures light furnishings and furniture Music majors specify either music performance or music education. Music education is a field of study associated with the teaching and learning of music .
Miami offers master's degrees in 50 areas of study, and doctoral degrees in 11. A doctorate is an Academic degree that indicates the highest level of academic achievement In order to enroll in graduate courses, students must first be accepted into The Graduate School, and then into the department through which the degree is offered.  For all students (in-state and out-of-state), tuition for the Graduate School is roughly the same as for an undergraduate degree. Out-of-state students still pay approximately $13,000 more than in-state students. 
The mission of Miami University is to preserve, add to, evaluate, and transmit the accumulated knowledge of the centuries; to develop critical thinking, extend the frontiers of knowledge, and serve society; and to provide an environment conducive to effective and inspired teaching and learning, promote professional development of faculty, and encourage scholarly research and creativity of faculty and students.
Miami's primary concern is its students. This concern is reflected in a broad array of efforts to develop the potential of each student. The University endeavors to individualize the educational experience. It provides personal and professional guidance; and, it offers opportunities for its students to achieve understanding and appreciation not only of their own culture but of the cultures of others as well. Selected undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs of quality should be offered with the expectation of students achieving a high level of competence and understanding and developing a personal value system. Since the legislation creating Miami University stated that a leading mission of the University was to promote "good education, virtue, religion, and morality", the University has been striving to emphasize the supreme importance of dealing with problems related to values.
Miami is committed to serve the community, state, and nation. It offers access to higher education, including continuing education, for those who can benefit from it, at a reasonable cost, without regard for race, creed, sex, or age. It educates men and women for responsible, informed citizenship, as well as for meaningful employment. It provides both disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to the pursuit of knowledge and to the solving of problems. It sponsors a wide range of cultural and educational activities which have significance beyond the campus and the local community. 
The alma mater was written by Alfred H. Upham, the 16th President of Miami. His original verses are as follows:
Old Miami from thy hillcrest,
Thou hast watched the decades roll,
While thy sons have quested from thee,
Sturdy hearted, pure of soul.
Aging in thy simple splendor,
Thou the calm and they the storm;
Thou didst give them joy in conquest,
Strength from thee sustained their arm.
Now of late thyself envigored,
Larger usefulness awaits;
Hosts assemble for thy blessing,
Youth and maiden throng thy gate.
Thou shalt stand a constant beacon,
Crimson tow'rs against the sky;
Men shall ever seek thy guiding,
Pow'r like thine shall never die.
Old Miami! New Miami!
Days of old and days to be;
Weave the story of thy glory,
Our Miami, here's to thee!
*The chorus is sung between each verse and at the end.
The Miami Men's Glee Club often performs the alma mater at University events such as convocation, guest lectures, or commencement. A Convocation ( Latin 'calling together' translating the Greek Ecclesia) is a group of people formally assembled for a special purpose A sample of the glee club singing the alma mater can be heard here. In 1989, after consultation of alumni, faculty, students, and staff, four additional verses were added to the alma mater. It is customary to play the first verse and chorus of the alma mater at the end of Miami athletic events, usually when the marching band or pep band is present. A marching band is in the broadest terms a group of performers that consist of instrumental Musicians and sometimes dance teams / color guard who generally perform A pep band is an ensemble of Instrumentalists who play at functions or events with the purpose of entertaining and "pepping" up a crowd
Miami's fight song was composed in 1908 by Professor of Geology Raymond H. Burke. A fight song is primarily an American and Canadian sports term referring to a Song associated with a team Raymond Hugh Burke ( November 4, 1881 &ndash August 18, 1954) was a Teacher, businessman and member of the United States Before the music was composed, students sang the words to the tune of "Oh My Darling Clementine". The lyrics are as follows:
Love and honor to Miami,
Our college old and grand,
Proudly we shall ever hail thee,
Over all the land.
Alma mater now we praise thee,
Sing joyfully this lay,
Love and honor to Miami,
Forever and a day.
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Jack French Kemp Jr (born July 13 1935 is an American politician and former professional American football player Hanna Holborn Gray (born 1930 is a historian of political thought in the Renaissance and Reformation, and an emerita professor at the University of Chicago Malcolm Stevenson Forbes ( August 19, 1919 – February 24, 1990) was Publisher of Forbes magazine, founded by George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12 1924 served as the forty-first President of the United States from 1989 to 1993 Ara Raoul Parseghian (born May 21 1923 in Akron Ohio) is a former American collegiate football coach Joseph Louis Cardinal Bernardin (originally Bernardini) ( April 2, 1928 &ndash November 14, 1996) was an American Arthur Buchwald (October 20 1925 &ndash January 17 2007 was an American humorist best known for his long-running column that he wrote in The Margaret Mead ( December 16, 1901, Philadelphia &ndash November 15, 1978, New York City) was an American Bob Hope, KBE KCSG ( May 29, 1903 &ndash July 27, 2003) was an American comedian and actor who appeared in John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29 1917&ndashNovember 22 1963 often referred to by his initials JFK, was the thirty-fifth President of Grayson Louis Kirk ( October 12, 1903 - November 21, 1997) was president of Columbia University during the Columbia University William Howard Taft (September 15 1857 – March 8 1930 was an American politician, the twenty-seventh President of the United States, the tenth Chief Justice Miami University, in Oxford Ohio, features 18 different varsity level sports teams for men and women all of which are known as the Miami RedHawks. Fred C Yager Stadium is a football stadium in Oxford Ohio, USA College athletics refers primarily to Sports and athletic competition organized and funded by institutions of tertiary education ( Colleges or universities Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States The Mid-American Conference ( MAC) is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division I college athletic conference with a membership The now demolished Miami Field, built in 1895, was the second oldest college football facility in the nation edged only by the University of Pennsylvania's Franklin Field. Miami Field was a multi-purpose Stadium in Oxford Ohio. It opened in 1896 as Athletic Park The University of Pennsylvania (also known as Penn) is a private University located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Franklin Field is the University of Pennsylvania 's stadium for football, Field hockey, Lacrosse, Sprint football, and Track There are men's sports teams for baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, swimming and diving, and track and field. Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Cross Country running is a Sport of running Compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain faster than other teams American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. Swimming is the movement by humans or animals through Water, usually without artificial assistance Diving off a deck into the Great South Bay of Long Islandjpg|thumb|A man dives into the Great South Bay of Long Island. For women, Miami offers basketball, cross country, field hockey, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, volleyball, synchronized skating, track and field, and tennis. Field hockey is a Team sport in which players attempt to score goals by hitting the Ball across the pitch with a stick Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Softball is a team Sport popular especially in the United States. Volleyball is an Olympic team sport in which two teams of 6 active players (5 normal players and one 'libero' are separated by a net that is usually four feet Synchronized skating, a large and fast-growing discipline consists of 8-20 athletes skating on ice at one time moving as one flowing unit at high speeds Tennis is a sport played between two players ( singles) or between two teams of two players each ( doubles) Though not the proper way to refer to the school, Miami is sometimes referred to as Miami of Ohio or Miami (OH) to distinguish it from the University of Miami in Florida. The University of Miami (also known as Miami of Florida, UM, or just The U) is a private non-sectarian University founded in 1925 Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the Miami is well known among the sports world for its reputation as the Cradle of Coaches and is one of only 13 schools in the nation to have a Division I-A football team as well as Division I basketball and ice hockey teams. The Cradle of Coaches is a nickname given to Miami University in Oxford Ohio for producing star football coaches including Earl Blaik
Miami historically has had some of the highest graduation rates of student-athletes in the NCAA, second only to Navy. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations The United States Naval Academy is an undergraduate college in Annapolis, Maryland, United States that educates and commissions officers of the United States Football and Ice Hockey are the most popular according to the student body. Miami is a member of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). The Central Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in Michigan and Ohio, although it also has members in Alaska Fred C. Yager Stadium is the main football facility on the Oxford campus. Fred C Yager Stadium is a football stadium in Oxford Ohio, USA
Track and Cross Country have been prominent over the last decade, producing several All-Americans and multiple top 3 conference finishes. Daniel Huling recently placed third in the steeple chase at the US Championships. Previous alumni include Brian Godsey (former world record holder in the backwards 800m, 3000m, video confirmation by Assistant T&F Coach Ceith Creekmur), Steve Padgett (a sub 9-minute two-miler in high school), David Mitchell (an All-American in NCAA Cross-country).
Miami has two college sports rivalries: one with the University of Cincinnati called the 'Battle for the Victory Bell' and another with Ohio Bobcats called the 'Battle of the Bricks. The University of Cincinnati is a Coeducational public Research university in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ohio University features 16 varsity sports teams called the Bobcats. '
Miami and the University of Cincinnati square off each fall for the famed Victory Bell. Logos The original bell hung in Miami's Harrison Hall (Old Main) near the site of the first football game in 1888 and was used to ring in Miami victories. The traveling trophy tradition began in the 1890s when some Cincinnati fans, purportedly led by local gunslinger Jeff Orlick, "borrowed" the bell. The bell went to the winner of the annual game for the next 40 years until it mysteriously disappeared in the 1930s. The original bell reappeared in 1946 and is on display in the lobby of the Murstein Alumni Center in Oxford. The current trophy is a replica of the original bell and is kept in the possession of the winning team each year. One side of the bell is painted red and black and shows Cincinnati's victories while the other side is red and white and shows Miami's victories. Miami leads the series 59-44-7 and has won three of the last four games. The Miami-Cincinnati series ranks fifth on the list of the most played rivalries in college football and the oldest rivalry west of the Allegheny Mountains. The Allegheny Mountain Range (also spelled Alleghany and Allegany) &mdash informally the Alleghenies &mdash is part of the vast Appalachian Of the more than 30 rivalries that include at least 89 games, none are older than Miami vs. Cincinnati.
The Battle of the Bricks is an annual all-sports rivalry competition between the Ohio Bobcats and the Miami RedHawks athletic programs. The name "Battle of the Bricks" evolved from each school's reputation of a pristine campus of red brick buildings. Each varsity athletic competition in which the Bobcats and RedHawks meet, including tournament play, is counted as part of the year's series record. At the conclusion of each academic year, the school with the most varsity wins takes the trophy back to its campus for the following year.
In October 2006 the Goggin Ice Center, a $34 million hockey arena seating 3,642 spectators, was christened. Goggin Ice Center is a multi-purpose sports facility in Oxford Ohio serving the Miami University community The old arena was opened in 1976, and closed in mid-2006, giving way to the new arena. Goggin Ice Arena was a 2850-seat Hockey rink in Oxford Ohio. It was formerly home to the Miami University RedHawks Ice hockey It is now home to both the Miami University men's Ice Hockey team and the Women's Synchronized Skating team, which is the largest women's sport on campus. The Miami University Synchronized Skating Team is a senior-level Synchronized skating team from the United States. The Miami University Senior Synchronized Skating team has earned a spot in the World Synchronized Skating Championships in five of the past seven seasons. The World Synchronized Skating Championships is an annual event organized by the International Skating Union and attracts the most elite Synchronized skating teams The RedHawks have finished among the top four teams at the past two World Championships, including a silver-medal 2nd-place finish at the 2007 World Synchronized Skating Championships -- the first time a U. S. team has medalled at the event. In its past five appearances at the World Synchronized Skating Championships, Miami has finished no lower than ninth. The collegiate Synchronized Skating team has won an unparalleled 10 U. S. championship titles since the division was created 12 seasons ago. The newly formed junior level team has also won great acclaim, earning a spot to compete internationally as part of Team USA in its first season (2006-2007).
Notable sports alumni include Ben Roethlisberger, the current quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ara Parseghian, a former Notre Dame football coach, Milt Stegall, the current all time touchdown leader in the CFL, Weeb Ewbank, a former New York Jets football coach, Paul Brown, the founder of the former Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals, Charlie Leibrandt, a Major League Baseball pitcher, Ron Harper, a former NBA basketball player, Wally Szczerbiak, a basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Ira Newble, hockey players Kevyn Adams, Andy Greene, Brian Savage, Dan Boyle and Bo Schembechler, a former Miami and University of Michigan football coach. Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger (born March 2, 1982, in Lima Ohio) nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football Quarterback Quarterback ( QB) is a position in American and Canadian football. Ara Raoul Parseghian (born May 21 1923 in Akron Ohio) is a former American collegiate football coach Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team is the football team of the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, United States Milton Stegall (born January 25, 1970 in Cincinnati Ohio) nicknamed Turtle Man (because of the shape he is in Milt Stegall the The Canadian Football League (CFL ( Ligue canadienne de football (LCF in Wilbur "Weeb" Ewbank ( May 6, 1907 - November 17, 1998) was an American professional football coach The New York Jets are a professional American football team based in the New York metropolitan area. Paul Eugene Brown ( September 7, 1908 - August 5, 1991) was a coach in American football and a major figure in the development The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cincinnati Bengals are a professional American football team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Charles Louis "Charlie" Leibrandt Jr (ˈliːˌbɹænt born October 4, 1956 in Chicago) was a Major League Baseball Pitcher Walter Robert "Wally" Szczerbiak (pronounced Surh-Bee-Ak (born March 5 1977) is an American professional Basketball player for The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional Basketball team based in Cleveland Ohio. Ira Newble (born January 20 1975, in Detroit Michigan) is an American professional Basketball player who's currently a Free Agent Kevyn Adams (born October 8, 1974, in Washington DC) is a professional Ice hockey center in the National Hockey League Andy Greene (born October 30, 1982) is an American hockey player who plays for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League. Brian Savage (born February 24, 1971 in Sudbury, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional Ice hockey left winger. Dan Boyle may refer to Dan Boyle (ice hockey (born 1976 Canadian-born ice hockey player in the United States Dan Boyle (politician Glenn Edward "Bo" Schembechler Jr ( April 1 1929 &ndash November 17 2006) was an American College football Michigan ( is a Midwestern state of the United States of America.
The Fiske Guide To Colleges rates Miami with 4. 5 stars out of a possible 5 and cites it as a "rising star among state universities. " In 2006, Kiplinger ranked Miami 38th among all American public four-year universities for "top flight academics and affordable costs," the top ranking of an Ohio college. Kiplinger (pronounced /kɪp'lɪŋɜr/ "KIP-ling-er" is a Washington D In 2003, The Wall Street Journal named Miami a "feeder school" and ranked it 22nd among public universities in their article titled "Want to go to Harvard Law?"
A July 2006 New York Times article cited Miami University as a "hidden gem" stating the "focus is truly on educating undergraduates. This is a medium-size institution with the advantages that confers but it still has the feel of a small liberal arts college. " The Kaplan-Newsweek College Catalog calls Miami a "hidden treasure-terrific schools that deserve more national attention". Kaplan Inc is a For-profit corporation headquartered in New York City, and was founded in 1938 by Stanley Kaplan Newsweek is an American weekly Newsmagazine published in New York City.
A 2004 article from The Education Trust, a non-profit program of the American Association for Higher Education, praised Miami University for its statistically superior graduation rates among both its student body and student athletes. 
At the same time, The Princeton Review ranks Miami University first for little race/class interaction, fourth for homogeneous student population, 15th for alternative lifestyle rejection, and 20th for students dissatisfied with financial aid. The Princeton Review (TPR is an American educational preparation company
In 2007, Business Week released their official rankings of the top undergraduate business schools in the United States and Miami's Farmer School of Business ranked 35th among all American universities, 12th among all public universities and 1st among all Ohio universities. BusinessWeek is a business Magazine published by McGraw-Hill.  Also, The Public Accounting Report named Miami's undergraduate accountancy program 12th in the nation The business school is endowed by Richard T. Farmer, founder and chairman of the Cintas Corporation and one of the wealthiest men in Ohio (according to Forbes). Richard "Dick" Farmer is an American Businessman whose fortune is self-made through his development of the Cintas Corporation. Cintas Corporation ( based in Mason Ohio, is a publicly traded company which operates more than 400 facilities throughout North America Forbes is an American Publishing and media company Its flagship publication Forbes magazine is published bi-weekly 
Miami also offers one of the nations largest senior scholarships, the Goldman Prize. The prize is awarded to one graduating senior and is valued at $26,000 for use in a year long independent research study.
Miami University is home to the only endowed fraternity and sorority life and leadership office, The Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Leadership with about one out of three Miami undergraduate students claiming membership in a Greek letter society. This puts Miami among the top public universities in America in student Greek letter organization member percentage with the spring semester (when fraternity/sorority recruitment is held) percentage in some years having been possibly the highest of any public university in the nation.  A current roster of active general Greek letter societies include:
Interfraternity Council-member Fraternities
Panhellenic Council-member Sororities
Professional and Fraternities and Sororities
On June 23, 2006, the Board of Trustees passed a controversial decision to remove the Western College Program as a separate college within Miami University. Events 1180 - First Battle of Uji, starting the Genpei War in Japan 1305 - The Flemish Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Western College Program was created in 1974 when the Western College for Women merged with Miami University.  Originally founded in the early 19th century as the Western College for Women by westward travelers from Mount Holyoke College, the women's college functioned for more than 100 years until financial difficulties forced the Western College For Women into near bankruptcy. Western College for Women was a women's college in Oxford, Ohio between 1855 and 1974 Mount Holyoke College is a liberal arts women's college in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Through a partnership between Miami University and the Western College for Women, Miami agreed to purchase the Western College for Women and promised to preserve its unique character. It operated as the School of Interdisciplinary Studies for more than 30 years until 2006 when it ceased being a separate academic division. In Academia, Pedagogy, Physical sciences, Earth sciences, Human sciences and Social sciences The Western Campus, its distinctive stone buildings and bridges providing a contrast to the red brick of the main campus, remains a part of Miami University.