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Campus and Community February 22, 2024
UD doulas scholarships aim to address Black infant and maternal mortality
The University of Dayton’s Health Equity Activation Think Tank will fund training and certification for 10 doulas.
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Giving February 15, 2024
Because of UD
Keith ’78 and Paula ’81 Cosby found each other through UD. It wasn’t on campus, though, but 500 miles away in Atlanta on a train platform after a baseball game. Three months after reuniting with each other, they were engaged to be married.
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Business February 15, 2024
University of Dayton MBA Program Embraces Servant Leadership Through Annual Food Service Event
The University of Dayton's MBA Program intertwines community service and networking by volunteering with the Dayton Food Bank. This initiative sets the stage for robust community involvement and truly embodies the core principles of Marianist values.
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Giving February 14, 2024
Connecting Parents Through Volunteering

Sending your child off to college can be tough, especially when their new school is hundreds of miles away. But out-of-state parents Monique Colter and Dodie Swift are overcoming that distance and are as engaged and connected as ever.

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Faith/Mission February 13, 2024
Religious studies professor honored as co-editor of ‘American Catholic Studies’

UD theologian Nicholas Rademacher was honored for his role as co-editor of the journal, American Catholic Studies.

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President February 09, 2024
Bridge Builders
Julie Banks and Tom Weckesser, recipients of the 2024 Lackner Awards for their significant contributions to the University of Dayton's Catholic, Marianist character, are "bridge builders who quietly, humbly and lovingly lead by example," said University of Dayton President Eric Spina.
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Engineering February 08, 2024
Jenna’s Journey: Ethos Experience Brings Clean Water to Rural Communities in Exchange for Cultural Appreciation

Jenna Ladd, a senior mechanical engineering student, embarked on a life-changing journey during an Ethos breakout in May 2023.

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Faith/Mission February 06, 2024
UD pre-medicine graduate spends gap year volunteering at local homeless shelter
UD alumna Sophia Bair ’23 is spending a 'gap year' before medical school gaining clinical experience at the St. Vincent de Paul Gateway Shelter.
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Campus and Community February 02, 2024
In memoriam: J. Philip Gleason ’51, alumnus and American Catholic historian
J. Philip Gleason ’51, an eminent American historian, University of Dayton alumnus and recipient of UD’s Marianist Award, died Jan. 17.
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Engineering January 11, 2024
Dan Ratterman ’15

While an engineering technology student at UD, Dan Ratterman ’15 had a side hustle. Ratterman now is the chief operating officer at Shady Rays and the company employs more than 100 people and often ships more than 10,000 orders a day.

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