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Gary Speck conducts the Miami University Wind Ensemble. Under his leadership, the ensemble has been invited to the Ohio Music Education Association 10 times and has made seven appearances at the College Band Directors National Association.

How one retiring professor encourages students to follow their musical passions

 For the past 36 years, Gary Speck taught courses in music education and conducted the melodic sounds of clarinets, flutes, trumpets, trombones and different percussion instruments. The melodies floated through the walls of Presser Hall, permanently staining the ears of anyone passing by. However, Speck’s time conducting the Miami University Wind Ensemble is coming to a close. 

Senior softball player Karli Spaid steps up to bat at a Miami University softball game.

Karli Spaid’s rise to the top

Karli Spaid, a current Miami University women’s softball player, has just reached No. 2 in the overall NCAA rankings for most home runs hit in a college career.

Talawanda High School busing services have been eliminated for all students as part of the single-tier busing model adopted in March 2023.

Talawanda Board of Education will host work session to discuss start times and school busing

Around 3 p.m. on most weekdays, many students in the Talawanda School District begin their walk home after the Talawanda School District Board of Education voted to reduce busing as a result of budget cuts. The district moved to a single-tier service, meaning that busing is only provided for students in kindergarten through eighth grade who live outside of a two-mile radius from the school.