Annual Special Collections Lecture

Nathan Hengstebeck speaking during the panel

Nathan Hengstebeck speaking during the panel


2016: “WMUB & MUTV in Review”, with a panel of current and former students

Opening our 2016 exhibit and now, Live from Miami…, we had a panel of current and former students at our best-attended reception yet, discussing their experiences as students at Miami. The panel included Rick Ludwin (’70), Maryanne Zeleznik (’83), Ryan Lewis (’02), Tana Weingartner (MA ’07), Nathan Hengstebeck (’16), Britton Perelmann (’16), and Garth Herbert (’17).

Diane speaking

Diane Stemper, local artist


2015: “The Creative Codex” with Diane Stemper, local artist

Building on the Fall 2015 exhibit The Creative Codex: Books as Art in the Walter Havighurst Special Collections, local artist Diane Stemper was invited to speak about her work. Several of her artist’s books were included in the exhibit.

Jacky & Jerome next to the panel of speakers

Jacky Johnson, University Archivist, being introduced by Jerome Conley, Dean of Libraries


2014: “Telling Our Stories: Building the Freedom Summer Legacy” with Carol Gross Colca, Roland Duerksen, and Mark Levy

50 years after Freedom Summer 1964, Freedom Summer Participants and Donors to the Freedom Summer Archive will speak in a panel about their experiences. They will also take questions from the audience before a tour of the exhibit “Stories of Freedom Summer“.

Rick showing one of the quadruplex reels of the original Studio 14 recordings

Rick Ludwin. © 2013 by Thomas Collins Photography


2013: “STUDIO 14, Miami University Television and Radio, 1966-1970” with Rick Ludwin, Miami alumnus and former NBC VP

Miami alumnus and former NBC vice president Rick Ludwin inaugurated our new Annual Special Collections Lecture Series with a fabulous presentation about his student days hosting Miami’s Studio 14, under the mentorship of Professor Emeritus Bill Utter. Bill and David Beller, former student director of Studio 14, also spoke.