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In Memoriam: Don Vermillion

Don Vermillion, executive in residence in the University of Dayton Department of Political Science and former director of public projects for the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community, died Friday, July 27. He was 68.

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The University of Dayton received two awards this month at a national conference that attracted more than 500 student leaders to the University campus to learn and share best practices about community service and civic engagement.


Newman Civic Fellow

Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 268 students who will make up the organization’s 2018 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows, including University of Dayton student Sarah Richard.

Summit Connects Students with Volunteer, Internship, and Career Opportunities in Public Service

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for Propel Ohio: Collegiate Leadership Summit 2018. This summit is open to undergraduate students at Ohio two-year or four-year public or private colleges, universities or regional campuses.

Propel Ohio is a leadership program that promotes civic engagement and inspires undergraduate students to grow into civic leaders in Ohio. Last year, 500 Ohio student leaders and administrators from more than 80 colleges and universities attended the Propel Ohio Collegiate Leadership Summit.

Propel Ohio 2018 will actively engage college students on issues that affect childhood poverty, including food security, inequities in education, and homelessness. Senator Brown, guest speakers, and workshop facilitators will discuss how college students can tackle these challenges in their Ohio communities. In the afternoon, there will be an engagement fair where students will connect with organizations that are addressing childhood poverty all across Ohio.


Event: Oct. 12, Cleveland State University

Application Deadline: Sep. 14

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