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Interfaith Center hosts weekly Mindful Moment sessions on Zoom

The Interfaith Center of Oxford is holding free Mindful Moment Sessions via Zoom every Friday from 11:45 a.m to 12:00 p.m. These 15-minute meditation sessions are led by meditation practitioner and Interfaith Center board member, Prince Johnson II. He trained at the Cincinnati Yoga School and serves as a guide for Mindful Moment participants.

Students who left campus were asked not to return due to threats of the novel coronavirus, leaving many of their items behind in dorms.

Students struggle to retrieve items left in dorms

Following the amended announcement, students had who already left campus were told not to return to campus to retrieve their items until first contacting their dorm’s Resident Director (RD). With the stay-at-home order for Ohioans extended to May 1, students will not be permitted to return to campus to get their belongings at this time, Director of Residence Life Vicka Bell-Robinson said.

The Miami University Chemistry Department is donating gloves and masks to surrounding medical facilities to help with the increased need for medical supplies during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Department of Chemistry donates gloves and safety goggles

Miami University’s Department of Chemistry contributed 125,000 masks and 750 pairs of safety goggles to be donated to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Butler County Health Commission as cases of the novel coronavirus continue to grow in Southwest Ohio.  

The man behind the music

Since its construction in 2001, walking past and listening to Pulley Tower's tunes has become an everyday experience for students, professors and staff alike. Yet the tower’s history and how songs are selected to be played remain a mystery to many.

ASG to hold blood drive

Miami University’s Associated Student Government (ASG) is out for blood.  ASG is co-sponsoring their first blood drive on Feb. 11 in Armstrong Pavilion A/B. The blood collected during the drive will go to benefit 23 different partnering hospitals and health centers including McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, Dayton Children’s Hospital and Fort Hamilton Hospital. The blood donated will service 15 counties in total.

Rebecca Heftel attends college as an nontraditional student.

Miami employee hits the books to pursue new career

In the late 1980s, Rebecca Heftel was a student at Wright State University pursuing a major in music. As a lifelong singer, Heftel’s plans went awry when she began to experience issues with her vocal chords, forcing her to switch her major.