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Campus Goes to Canines at Furry ’Canes Club Event April 12


Join the Furry ’Canes Club on the Foote Green on Saturday, April 12 for fun and activities the whole family can enjoy. The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon, will include free food, activities, photo sessions, information tables, trick dog demonstrations, American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen exams, and more. A complimentary group trick dog training session begins at 10 a.m., courtesy of UM alumna and Miami’s only certified trick dog training instructor Dee Hoult, B.S. ’05, M.B.A. ’10, owner of Applause Your Paws. A selection of UM canine gear will also be available for purchase.

Be sure to have the whole family arrive in ’Canes gear for a chance to win best dressed. Post a picture of your Furry ’Cane and RSVP for the event on Facebook.

To ensure a great day for everyone, all dogs must:

• be on a 6-foot standard leash (retractable leashes not permitted);
• wear a flat collar or harness (choke, prong, and electronic collars not permitted);
• and be friendly with other Hurricanes and Furry ’Canes (humans and dogs).

Click here for parking and directions.

For more information, email alumni@miami.edu or call 1-866-UMALUMS (862-5867) or 305-284-2872.

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Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2014 Set for October 30-November 2


The dates for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2014 are now set for October 30 through November 2. The University of Miami community is strong because of the great support and involvement it receives from our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends. Be sure to contact the former students who you still keep in touch with and make plans for them to join us for this year’s celebration.

If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer or as a class or affinity reunion committee member, please contact the University of Miami Alumni Association at 305-284-2872 or call toll free: 1-866-UMALUMS (862-5867). Visit our website at www.miami.edu/alumniweekend or our office at the Newman Alumni Center, 6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables, or email us at alumniweekend@miami.edu.

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This Valentine’s Season, the Alumni Association Reminds Members That ‘Birds of a Feather Give Together’


AlumniVDayThis Valentine’s season the University of Miami Alumni Association is asking all of our caring ‘Canes and 5,000 alumni couples to do what comes naturally … Support the next generation of ‘Canes by making a gift to benefit UM students and continue the special legacy of ‘Canes Couples for years to come.

 If 1,000 alumni couples make a gift of any amount by February 14, the Alumni Association will award  four book scholarships to deserving legacy students.

Don’t hesitate, click here to seal it with a gift!

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Mother and Daughter Help Students Preserve a Lifetime of College Memories


UM alumna Sabrina Taldone, left, and her mom, Suzanne. The two created the UM Tradition Keeper Program to help students caption and preserve their memories of and participation in UM traditions.

UM alumna Sabrina Taldone, left, and her mom, Suzanne, created the UM Tradition Keeper Program to help students capture and preserve their memories of and participation in UM traditions.

It was the spring of 2010, and just two weeks remained before Sabrina Taldone, B.S. ’10, and some of her closest friends would graduate from the University of Miami, leaving behind college life for careers in their chosen fields.

But as they celebrated the next chapter in their lives, some of the students in Taldone’s close-knit group realized that after four years of attending UM they were still unfamiliar with many of the institution’s long-held traditions, such as the significance of the boat burning ceremony held during homecoming, the correct way to perform the C-A-N-E-S spell-out, and the unwritten rule of not walking on the University seal in front of the bookstore. Read the full story

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Alumnus of Distinction

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Alumnus of Distinction


Dwayne JohnsonDwayne “The Rock” Johnson, B.G.S. ’95, was one of several alumni honored at the University of Miami Alumni Association (UMAA) Awards Ceremony, held April 18 at the Newman Alumni Center. Johnson, who has rocketed to stardom as a professional wrestler and Hollywood actor, received the Edward T. Foote II Alumnus of Distinction award, which honors an alumnus or alumna for personal or professional achievements that bring honor and recognition to the University. Above: Johnson addresses the audience at the UMAA Awards Ceremony. For the complete list of award recipients, click here.

 

 

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