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Construction begins on Armstrong Student Center East Wing
News release date: 2/22/2016
Scheduled to open in fall 2017, the East Wing will host Career Services while adding large meeting rooms and informal gathering places.


Second phase of Armstrong Student Center scheduled to open in 2017
News release date: 2/9/2016
Work began this week on the second phase of Miami University's new student center. 


Armstrong Student Center Dedication Video
News release date: 3/1/2015


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


ASC feels the love from Miami Merger couple
News release date: 1/31/2014
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: 1/17/2014
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: 12/16/2013
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: 12/11/2013
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 Opening Event Set for February 7, 2014
News release date: 7/10/2013
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: 5/8/2013
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.


Q&A with Katie Wilson, Inaugural Director of the Armstrong Student Center
News release date: 2/1/2013
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 Dining Concepts to be An Experience All Their Own
News release date: 2/1/2013
For the men and women at Miami University Dining Services, Miami’s students are far more than just another plate.


Armstrong Student Center Board Shapes Vision
News release date: 2/1/2013

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.


Haines Legacy of Student Support Lives on in Armstrong Student Center
News release date: 2/1/2013
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 Construction Enters Busy Summer
News release date: 6/6/2012
Bolstered by an unseasonably warm and dry spring, construction on the Armstrong Student Center has overcome some unique challenges.

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

Merger Celebrates Wedding with Armstrong Student Center Gift
News release date: 2/14/2012
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: 1/9/2012
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: 10/6/2011
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: 9/1/2011
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: 8/25/2011
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: 7/26/2011
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: 4/6/2011
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: 3/25/2011
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: 12/15/2010
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: 12/8/2010
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: 11/11/2010
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: 11/9/2010
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: 9/23/2010
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: 8/31/2010
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: 6/30/2010
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: 6/29/2010
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: 11/3/2009
University Architect Bob Keller unveiled revamped plans for a Bicentennial Student Center (BSC) at the Associated Student Government (ASG) student senate meeting Oct. 27.


The Evolution of Student Life
News release date: 11/21/2008

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: 11/20/2008
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: 9/20/2008
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: 9/9/2008
With Miami University's bicentennial celebration only months away, President David Hodge is narrowing his focus on the campaign's four central goals.


Trustees approve planning for new student center
News release date: 4/25/2008
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.

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