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President May 14, 2022
For Everything There is a Season
"Welcome home, Class of 2020. Welcome home! I've been waiting to say those joyful words for two years. It's especially meaningful to me because you are my very first class," University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina told hundreds of graduates who returned to campus for an in-person celebration.
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President May 10, 2022
Of Life, Love and Puppets

John Zaller showed off a bright red cardinal he made out of recycled plastic cups as part of his group's final presentation in the Latino/Latina Religious Experience course.

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President May 08, 2022
"You have shown that you may be the most resilient class in UD history. There should be an asterisk on your official transcript noting this accomplishment because you've taken a crash course in resiliency and aced it. You are #UDStrong," University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina told the Class of 2022 at spring commencement.
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President May 07, 2022
Principled Leadership
University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina shared advice from his 96-year-old father, part of the fabled Greatest Generation, in a keynote address to the UD ROTC Class of 2022 at a commissioning ceremony on May 7.
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President April 23, 2022
Engaged. Generous. Selfless.
"Tonight, we pay tribute to you — our very own visionaries and dreamers. People who believe in the transformative power of a University of Dayton education. Those who believe we can change the world, one graduate at a time," University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina told John Stuart Society honorees at an induction dinner.
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President April 17, 2022
Hope's Great Promise

"Hope is a gift God bestows upon us, and it gives us the confidence that we can persevere and heal the brokenness in life through love, compassion, justice — and the very example of our lives of faith," University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina writes in an Easter message to the campus community.

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President April 05, 2022
Flyer Love Is Boundless

Flyer Nation, it's time to show an outpouring of love for University of Dayton students during our annual 24-hour One Day, One Dayton celebration!


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President March 29, 2022
Catalyst for Social Justice
In an op-ed, University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina describes Brother Raymond L. Fitz, S.M., as a "consummate servant-leader" who "sees the face of God in everyone he meets." UD will honor Fitz with an honorary degree this spring.
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President March 29, 2022
'The Experience Changed My Life'
As the University of Dayton prepares to launch One Day, One Dayton, Shaq Tensley '15 borrows my blogging pen to describe why he's volunteering to help his alma mater attract an ambitious 4,000 gifts over 24 hours.
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President March 27, 2022
God's Song of Creation
University of Dayton students took part in "a crash course on paying attention to life's intricacies and little wonders" when they traded their spring break for an unforgettable experience working with the Marianists in Ecuador.
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