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Friday, April 3, 2020


Commitment to community extends beyond campus boundaries 

As the University continues working and learning remotely, our community should be mindful that our shared values and our Commitment to Community extend beyond our physical borders, into our virtual conference rooms and classrooms. 

As part of that commitment, UD does not tolerate discrimination or harassment, whether on campus or virtually. The Equity Compliance Office has received several reports of COVID-related anti-Asian harassment. If you witness or are affected by such behavior anywhere in our UD community, including our online conference rooms and classrooms, please report it to the Equity Compliance Office using this link. This behavior has no place anywhere in our community, and UD stands firm in condemning and rejecting it.

The Office of eLearning has a valuable resource with guidance on inclusive excellence, accessibility and engaging across differences, and UDit offers tools for increasing accessibility. Also visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for "An invitation to celebrate diversity, achieve equity and model inclusion for the common good." 

Faculty donate personal protective equipment

Faculty from the School of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences donated more than 10,000 gloves, 500 face masks and 100 coverall garments to healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full story here 

Virtual teach-in series to explore COVID-19 and the common good 

The Human Rights Center and Fr. Ferree Chair for Social Justice Kelly Johnson will hold virtual teach-ins on COVID-19 and common good in April. The first session is today from 3-6 p.m. The goal of the teach-ins is to provide evidence-based information and perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic; engage students in learning, understanding and action; and ensure collaboration across campus to respond to the challenges of the pandemic. Visit the Human Rights Center website for a schedule of the teach-ins and topics. 


Housing move-out update

The University is continuing to work to develop a plan that will comply with local, state and federal orders, including the state's "Stay at Home" order which now has been extended to at least May 1. To keep everyone safe, students not currently on campus are required to remain off-campus. It's important students do not make plans to return until Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County approves our plan and we communicate our plan with you. We hope to provide our next update by May 1. 

Today's the last day to register for Stander 

Registration closes Friday, April 3, for the 2020 Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium. Students can record a video, submit PDF files or deliver a live presentation during the online symposium April 22. Visit the Stander Symposium website and tab on Porches for additional registration info, presentation formats and resources. Email with questions or ideas. 

Did you leave a textbook on campus?

If you left your textbooks on campus before leaving for spring break and the subsequent suspension of in-person classes, you may receive free digital copies of up to seven titles by creating an account with your UD email address at


Financial update for staff members 

The University will pay staff members and continue benefits through April 30, but will be making difficult decisions in the next few weeks to reduce payroll costs. Read the message to staff members here

On the move: generator

The URL generator now directs to Porches for a safer, more secure connection. Visit or to access the page in Porches.

Stuff: free and discounted

Need discounted grocery delivery services? Want to try Instacart for free? Save 50% with Walgreens? How about saving on TurboTax? These are the April highlights with UD’s discount vendor TicketsatWork. Use your udayton email to set up your account with UD’s unique company code: KIMARRIO. For all of UD discounts, visit the Employee Resources page and choose "Discounts" from the menu. Have questions? Please contact Stacey Smith in HR at 9-5387. 


Campus News Digest

Every Tuesday (and sometimes Friday) during the COVID-19 outbreak, the University news and communications team will share news, announcements and articles from across campus to help us stay connected while we work remotely. To submit an announcement, please send a brief introduction (no more than 2-3 sentences) with a website link (not a pdf) to no later than noon each Friday for consideration for the following Tuesday's newsletter. 

Stay social (media)

Sheet signs for solidarity. Socially distant selfies by Flyer doctors. Even a virtual concert by the Pride of Dayton Marching Band. Don’t forget you can stay connected with the University community while staying at home through social media. Follow and tag UD on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn or use #FlyersAtHome.