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President March 02, 2022
Guiding Lights
University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina calls the 2022 Women of UD "unsung heroes" and "leaders who model the Marianist charism and advance the University's aspirational values."
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President February 25, 2022
Courageous Leaders
The University of Dayton honors two extraordinary members of the UD family — Mark Masthay and Crystal Sullivan — for their significant contributions to the Catholic and Marianist character of the campus.
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President February 08, 2022
A Poet and His Song

University of Dayton poet Dr. Herbert Woodward Martin and songstress Dr. Minnita Daniel-Cox have performed the works of Paul Laurence Dunbar dozens of times together all over the country, but when they reunite this weekend in Sears Recital Hall, their interpretation will take on greater poetic meaning.

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President February 02, 2022
The Joy of Making Music
When I tell people that the University of Dayton Orchestra is comprised of a majority of non-music majors (including many engineering students!), they look at me in surprise.
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President January 18, 2022
More Than a Trustee

When longtime, current University of Dayton trustee Mary Jo Scalzo died after a brief battle with cancer on Christmas day, we lost more than a valued member of our governing board.

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President January 11, 2022
Elevating the Arts
If the walls could talk at the nearby Marion’s Piazza, I think they'd tell us a bit about why entrepreneur and philanthropist Roger Glass is such an avid supporter of the arts.
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Students December 24, 2021
Gifts of the Heart
"As I reflect on the story of Christ’s birth on this Christmas Eve, I’m filled with gratitude for the gifts that we share with one another," University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina writes in a message to the campus community.
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President December 20, 2021
Catapulting Dreams
I felt the buzz immediately upon entering the Greater West Dayton Incubator. It was impossible not to feel the energy, excitement — and sense of possibility.
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President December 19, 2021
Build a Bigger Table
"As you enter the world outside this campus, I urge you to build a bigger table. Invite others with alternative viewpoints and those who look different from you to join you around your table. And, most importantly, stay at that table when conflicts and tensions arise," I told the Class of 2021 at winter commencement.
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Diversity and Inclusion December 13, 2021
The Art of Thinking Critically
“Anything going on in the news?” asked communication professor Joe Valenzano, opening up another lively edition of “Conservative Political Rhetoric.”
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