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Armstrongs' gift from the heart: $2 million in student scholarships
News release date: February 8, 2014
Additional support  announced at Armstrong Student Center dedication


ASC feels the love from Miami Merger couple
News release date: January 31, 2014
The year was 1956. It was a warm, late-spring day, and although the academic school year was coming to a close, elections for the Student Senate at Miami University had only just begun.


Ten days and counting: The doors to the Armstrong Student Center open Jan. 27
News release date: January 17, 2014
Ten days and counting to Monday, Jan. 27, when the eagerly anticipated Armstrong Student Center at Miami University opens its doors.


Miami Seal Comes to Life in Armstrong Student Center
News release date: December 16, 2013
Beneath the towering Bicentennial Rotunda at the heart of the Armstrong Student Center is a fitting and breathtaking tribute to Miami University's more than 200 years of tradition.


3-D replica of university seal installed at new student center
News release date: December 11, 2013
Miami brings the seal to life
When the new Armstrong Student Center opens in January, a focal point will be the Great Seal, a 3-D replica of the university seal, created with real objects and containing students' words and artwork to link the university's past, present and future.


Armstrong Student Center Opens this January
News release date: November 20, 2013
Showcase facility built with Miami University students in mind set to open


Armstrong Student Center Opening Event Set for February 7, 2014
News release date: July 10, 2013
The work of building the Armstrong Student Center as Miami University’s first facility built first and foremost with students in mind is ongoing in both a literal and figurative sense.


Miami announces winners of Great Seal Writing Contest
News release date: May 8, 2013
Miami University sophomore Amanda Hancock is the grand prize winner of the Great Seal Writing Contest, in which students submitted entries to help write a piece of Miami history that will be housed within the new Armstrong Student Center, opening in 2014.


Haines Legacy of Student Support Lives on in Armstrong Student Center
News release date: February 1, 2013
When Bob and Dorothy “Do” Haines attended Miami University in the midst of the Great Depression, there was no student center where they could stop for a quick bite or to meet up with friends.


Armstrong Student Center Dining Concepts to be An Experience All Their Own
News release date: February 1, 2013
For the men and women at Miami University Dining Services, Miami’s students are far more than just another plate.


Q&A with Katie Wilson, Inaugural Director of the Armstrong Student Center
News release date: February 1, 2013
At the October 2012 Armstrong Student Center Topping Out ceremony, Miami University President David Hodge introduced Katie Wilson as the inaugural director of the Armstrong Student Center.


Armstrong Student Center Board Shapes Vision
News release date: February 1, 2013

From the beginning, the Armstrong Student Center has been billed as “a building by students, for students,” and indeed, with the opening events rapidly approaching, Miami students are deeply involved in every phase of the planning and policy making.


Armstrong Student Center Achieves Milestone, Set for 2014 Opening
News release date: January 3, 2013
On Oct. 23, the final steel beam was raised into place over what will be the Armstrong Student Center’s Pavilion large- event space, marking a significant milestone in a vision that began more than a decade ago.


Future Armstrong Student Center: Red Brick on the Outside, Green on the Inside
News release date: July 10, 2012
With the recent groundbreaking for the Armstrong Student Center (ASC), Miami University is visibly investing in student life on the Oxford campus.


Harry T. Wilks’ Support of Miami Surpasses $9 Million
News release date: June 6, 2012
Armstrong Student Center Theatre to be named for Hamilton, Ohio, native.

Armstrong Student Center Construction Enters Busy Summer
News release date: June 6, 2012
Bolstered by an unseasonably warm and dry spring, construction on the Armstrong Student Center has overcome some unique challenges.

Merger Celebrates Wedding with Armstrong Student Center Gift
News release date: February 14, 2012
When Mike Champa ’05 and Katie Freking Champa ’05 stood at the front of their wedding reception in October 2010, they wanted to make sure their guests understood why they had made the trek to Oxford, Ohio.

Armstrong Student Center Groundbreaking Celebrates the Miami Family
News release date: January 9, 2012
From the students who planted the seed and kept the dream alive; to the administrators, board members, faculty and staff who supported and advanced the vision; to the alumni and friends who invested in the idea and made it a reality—Miami University's Armstrong Student Center is a remarkable collaborative achievement.

Students kick off Armstrong Student Center groundbreaking
News release date: October 6, 2011
For years, Miami University's student body fueled the movement for a new student center. When ground was broken for the Armstrong Student Center on Oct. 6, 2011, that effort was at the heart of the celebration.

Miami Grad Plays Prominent Role in Armstrong Student Center Architecture
News release date: September 1, 2011
There were many reasons that William Rawn Associates earned the right to design the Armstrong Student Center as a true centerpiece and focal point of student life on Miami University’s campus.

Ceremonial groundbreaking for Armstrong Student Center
News release date: August 25, 2011
A vision more than a decade in the making takes an important and symbolic step Thursday, Oct. 6, when ground is broken for Miami University's much-anticipated Armstrong Student Center.

Gift names student activities suite in Armstrong Student Center
News release date: July 26, 2011
A $350,000 pledge from Sue Henry '73 and Carter Phillips has named the student activities suite within Miami University's new Armstrong Student Center.

Cafaro Livingston Trust names lounge within Armstrong Student Center
News release date: April 6, 2011
At the direction of Debra Cafaro and Terry Livingston of Winnetka, Ill., a $150,000 gift has been directed from the Cafaro Livingston Trust to name The Pavilion Lounge within Miami University's Armstrong Student Center.


Ostbergs name three rooms within Armstrong Student Center
News release date: March 25, 2011
Roy and Barbara Ostberg, both 1962 Miami graduates, have chosen to honor their Miami connection with gifts naming two meeting rooms and a quiet study room within the Armstrong Student Center.


Gates ’65 and Kathy ’66 Smith Celebrate Miami Merger with Meaningful Gift
News release date: December 15, 2010
For David “Gates” Smith ’65, there is not a day of his 43-year marriage to Kathryn Walter Smith ’66 that he would give back.


Two Gifts Support Armstrong Student Center
News release date: December 8, 2010
Just as the Armstrong Student Center is poised to become the heart of student life on Miami University’s campus, the Center for Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL) is the heart of the ASC itself.

Merging Past and Future
News release date: November 11, 2010
Merging Past and Future
The Armstrong Student Center builds on red bricks of the past, incorporating Rowan, Gaskill, and Culler into an imaginative design for a 203,000-square-foot center that will meet a most pressing need.


Video | Construction begins on Armstrong Student Center
News release date: November 9, 2010
Extreme College Makeover: Miami University Edition has begun on the Armstrong Student Center project.


$1 Million Gift Names The Bob '52 and Doris '52 Pulley Diner
News release date: September 23, 2010
Looking back, Bob Pulley ’52 still cannot help but feel a little awkward when he recounts the story of how he came to meet and eventually ask out his bride of now 58 years.


Joslin and Ford Families First with Armstrong Student Center Support
News release date: August 31, 2010
Though a number of major gifts have added recent momentum to the campaign supporting the Armstrong Student Center, Miami University is especially grateful to a pair of prominent Miami families who provided the first major gifts supporting a new student center on Miami’s campus.

$15 million commitment names Student Center
News release date: June 30, 2010
A $15 million commitment from 1961 Miami graduates Mike and Anne Armstrong has provided the primary leadership gift for the university’s Armstrong Student Center.


$1.5 million gift from Shade Family Names Shade Family Room
News release date: June 29, 2010
A gift from the Shade Family Foundation has named the Shade Family Room within the forthcoming Student Center.


Architect Announces Revised BSC Plan to ASG
News release date: November 3, 2009
University Architect Bob Keller unveiled revamped plans for a Bicentennial Student Center (BSC) at the Associated Student Government (ASG) student senate meeting Oct. 27.


University Senate Discusses BSC Funding
News release date: November 3, 2009
University senate met Monday afternoon to re-visit the construction of a Bicentennial Student Center (BSC), where University Architect Bob Keller revealed plans and costs for the project have changed dramatically.


The Evolution of Student Life
News release date: November 21, 2008

The 18-year-old math major walks up Slant Walk during the crisp fall evening, past the red bricks of Elliott and Stoddard to King Library. He’s listening to Coldplay on his iPod while he texts a buddy on his cell phone, his laptop in a backpack slung over his shoulder.



Our Miami - The Center of Campus
News release date: November 20, 2008
A wonderful part of my job is sitting down with alumni and listening to them talk about Miami. As you can imagine, these conversations cover a lot of ground, from reflecting on how their Miami education has opened doors for them to how much college — and the campus — have changed, from kicking around whether one of our sports teams will take the MAC to how they can get involved again with the university.

Bicentennial Student Center to Symbolize Miami Experience
News release date: September 20, 2008
When Miami University’s Board of Trustees voted in April to approve planning for the Bicentennial Student Center (BSC), the decision was about more than building sites, budgets, and square footage.

Hodge announces four goals for Bicentennial
News release date: September 9, 2008
With Miami University's bicentennial celebration only months away, President David Hodge is narrowing his focus on the campaign's four central goals.


Miami plans inaugural student center
News release date: August 15, 2008
As a bicentennial gift to itself, Miami University is in the planning stages for its first student center.


MU Trustees approve student center plans
News release date: April 29, 2008
After more than 50 years in the Shriver Center, Miami University students will have a new place to call home.


Trustees approve planning for new student center
News release date: April 25, 2008
Miami University trustees today, April 25, approved proceeding with planning for a Bicentennial Student Center, a new building that would fill a gap in on-campus space for social interaction - a need that students have identified in surveys and focus groups.

Editorial: Proposed student center will fulfill community needs
News release date: April 18, 2008
This week saw WTW Architects and the Miami University administration open discussion on an initial proposal for the new bicentennial student center to students.


Forum hears debate on student center plans
News release date: April 18, 2008
On Tuesday afternoon, students got a first glance at everything the proposed $76 million Bicentennial Student Center may offer.


Trustees discuss location for new student center
News release date: February 12, 2008
With the addition of a new student center, Miami University's campus could see the loss of three of the university's buildings-Culler, Gaskill and Rowan halls.


Student center awaits approval
News release date: January 22, 2008
While President David Hodge will be reviewing a draft of the new Bicentennial Student Center within the next few weeks, Miami University and the Oxford community may have to wait until April for the details.


Hodge answers students' questions
News release date: November 2, 2007
Addressing an unexpectedly low turnout, Miami University's 21st President David Hodge fielded questions and concerns from a gathering of mostly journalism and communication students at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.


Miami gathers steam on long-requested student union
News release date: October 12, 2007
Miami University has lined up a leading national architect and a team of consultants, professors and students to develop plans for a new student union to be built in 2009, the school's bicentennial year.


For WTW Architects, student centers are a hot market
News release date: July 12, 2002
When Paul Knell fell off a ladder fixing his roof 15 years ago and awoke from a coma one month later, he knew he had a second chance at life.