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Welcome to Campus News Digest, a weekly e-newsletter for the University of Dayton community

Tuesday, April 14, 2020


Easter blessings from Campus Ministry

The Campus Ministry team shares video greetings of the season and Easter blessings for this challenging time, and undergraduate music ministers offer “Jesus Christ is Risen Today.” Resources on how to engage in faith, connect with others students, or find personal support can be found on the Campus Ministry webpage

Quest for better tests

Alumnus Fred Tenover ’76 is vice president of molecular diagnostic testing company Cepheid, which earlier this month began shipping COVID-19 tests that can provide results in 45 minutes. Read about Tenover’s work here.

UD in the News April 3-10

University of Dayton efforts to spread hope plus research that may quickly diagnose COVID-19, and expert analysis of how coronavirus is affecting American life continued to attract attention from media worldwide, including UPI, CNN, U.S. News & World Report and Our Sunday Visitor. Visit UD in the News April 3-10 to read more. 

Help available from United Way

The United Way of Greater Dayton continues to offer resources for individuals and families in need. HelpLink 211 is a 24/7 hotline with information on assistance for basic needs, meeting financial obligations, and health and human services. Also available is a free prescription card for savings on prescription drugs and a summary of the COVID-19 relief bill. 


Star-studded students

Join the Student Leadership Programs Office at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16, to celebrate student leaders, organizations and advisors. The ceremony will take place via Zoom and a recording will be posted online at a later date. RSVP for the award ceremony here and check out the Student Leadership Awards website to learn about the nominees.


How can Universal Design help us rethink access during the COVID 19 crisis?

Join Elizabeth Harrison, director of Office of Learning Resources, for an Inclusive Excellence Academy session on Universal Design. Consider the evolution of the concept from origins in the built environment to its place in virtual classrooms and campuses. Two 90-minute, online sessions are offered at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 15. Register via

Vocation in challenging times

Join the Vocation Implementation Team and Leonard DeLorenzo, director of undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame's McGrath Institute for Church Life, from 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, for a discussion on “Exploring Vocation Amidst a Pandemic,” based upon his recent article Dear Students: There is No Afterwards. Register here.

Academic Senate meeting 

The Academic Senate invites faculty, staff and students to attend its regularly scheduled meeting 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, April 17. Visit the Academic Senate website for the April 17 agenda and Zoom meeting instructions. 


Shape the future of sustainability

The Hanley Sustainability Institute invites you to participate in a 10- to 15-minute confidential online survey about UD's sustainability efforts and practices. Responses will help shape the institute’s strategic planning and advance sustainability to benefit UD and the common good. 

Campus News Digest

Every Tuesday (and sometimes Friday) during the COVID-19 outbreak, the University news and communications team will share news to help us stay connected. To submit an item, 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.