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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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President March 14, 2022
'I Lead by Choosing Love'
In the spring issue of the University of Dayton Magazine, President Eric F. Spina writes about his admiration for the work of young alumni, including the 10 Under 10 honorees.
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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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Service February 21, 2022
Friends Helping Friends

Kristen Altenau Keen may be a champion for student wellbeing, but “no one thinks I’m cool,” she says with a laugh. "There is immense power in the student voice. Students leading the conversations around education and intervention sometimes have far greater impact than staff.”

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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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