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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. 

The organization "Created Equal" stands outside Armstrong Student Center to advocate their pro-life stance

First Amendment continues to protect Miami students

 College students across America are protesting, rallying and supporting activism movements on their campuses with threats of arrest looming over them. To do these acts of assembly, protesters on college campuses often rely on the First Amendment to support their actions, whether that’s holding up signs or more noticeable acts like encampments or volatile language. 


Ways to stress less this exam season

For college students around the country, exam season is one of the most stressful times of year. Between studying, papers and packing for the semester, things can be tense. Luckily, Miami University offers plenty of ways students can engage in activities to help them distress. 

Poet Rita Dove visits Miami via Zoom to discuss her career and inspirations behind her poetry.

Buckeyes and Books: Conversations with Rita Dove

The buckeye. Ohio’s state tree inspired Miami University alumna Rita Dove, America's first Black Poet Laureate and winner of both the National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal. She found poetry in both the buckeye and a myriad of other earthy topics during “A Conversation with Rita Dove,” an event held on Miami’s campus on Thursday, April 25.

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