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President's Blog: From the Heart

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President February 12, 2024
You Can Write!
Erma Bombeck devotees are every bit as passionate as Dayton Flyer fans I discovered at the opening of a new exhibit at Roesch Library that celebrates the humorist’s life and work.
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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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President February 05, 2024
Get Together
As I walked for the first time through the vibrant, light-filled visual arts gallery in the newly opened Roger Glass Center for the Arts, I was struck by an abstract piece consisting of a geometric arrangement of beautiful blue wooden cubes mounted on one of the movable walls.
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President January 25, 2024
Family First

“You’ll never get that time back.” That’s how Matt Hoyng, an industrial engineer in the University of Dayton Research Institute, talks about the value of UD’s expanded parental leave policy that allowed him to take six weeks off after his second son, Palmer, was born in July.

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Faculty and Staff January 22, 2024
Last week’s annual campus breakfast honoring the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. played like a symphony that builds to a powerful crescendo.
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President January 03, 2024
One Relationship at a Time
A small group of alumni, whose graduation years span more than half a century, have come together as volunteers to lead the We Soar campaign. Like the Marianists, they're fostering community one relationship at a time.
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December 24, 2023
A Christmas Message of Peace
"Let us not just yearn for peace this Christmas season, but take on the mantle of peacemakers who work to transform our world through love," University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina wrote in his Christmas message to the campus community.
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President December 18, 2023
Striking Up the Band
The Flyer Pep Band and Pride of Dayton Marching Band are all about sounding the Flyer spirit loudly and proudly at home and on the national stage.
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President December 14, 2023
Grit and Heart
“We had a motto of getting 1% better each day and playing with heart for each other,” reflected middle blocker Alayna (Laney) Yates after the Flyer volleyball team’s historic 32-3 season. “We were all in.”
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President December 08, 2023
When the Walls Talk
"Our Heart. Our Home." These welcoming words greet me outside my office, and the sight always brightens my day.
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