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

Tuesday, April 21, 2020


Wednesday is (virtual) Stander day

The Stander Symposium will showcase the research, scholarship and artistic achievements of more than 500 students through 270 mentored projects. Visit for the schedule of live presentations and to browse recordings and presentation materials on eCommons. And check out President Spina's blog for his take on the first virtual Stander

Academic Senate meeting 

The Academic Senate invites faculty, staff and students to attend the last scheduled meeting for the  2019-2020 academic year. This meeting will be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, April 24. Agenda items include seating the 2020-21 Senate and electing officers. Visit the Academic Senate website for the April 24 agenda and Zoom meeting instructions. 

Social justice and the common good 

The Human Rights Center and Kelly Johnson, Fr. Ferree Chair for Social Justice, will hold the final session of virtual teach-ins 3-6 p.m. Friday, April 24, with a session exploring new ways to be engaged and active during the COVID-19 pandemic, including volunteerism, advocacy, community engagement, fellowship, the arts and spirituality. Visit the Human Rights Center website for registration information.  

Flyers on the frontlines

Mark Rastetter ’02, Pat Dyer ’14 and Katy Anderson ’15 are on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19 at  OSU Wexner Medical Center. The pandemic has made their callings to serve only grow. All three medical professionals credit UD for planting seeds of service, social justice and intentionality. Read their story on UDQuickly.

UD in the news April 10-17

News outlets continued to tap UD experts on the pandemic's effect on American society. Highlights include placements in University Business, The Conversation, Georgetown University Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, and the National Jurist. Political scientist and VP selection expert Christopher Devine continues to provide insight to media around the world. Visit UD in the News April 10-17 to read more. 


New minor for pharmaceutical, biomedical careers

The Premedical Programs Office will host a webinar 12:30 p.m. April 30, to introduce a new minor in Quality Assurance in Life Sciences Industries. This interdisciplinary minor will prepare students for careers in life science industries, particularly in pharmaceuticals and biomedical devices. The first course will be offered this summer.  

UDayton Votes reminds students to vote by mail, complete Census

With the delay of the Ohio primary, UDayton Votes encourages students registered in Ohio to request a vote-by-mail ballot. The deadline for ballot requests is noon April 25, and ballots must be postmarked by April 27. Visit the Ohio Secretary of State's website to download an application to request your ballot. For the 2020 Census, students living on campus will be counted by the University and do not need to fill it out independently or be counted at home. Students living off-campus should visit the U.S. Census Bureau  to complete the census online, or learn about other options to make sure they’re counted. Email with questions. 


UD and the City of Dayton: How our shared history impacts the current pandemic

Join an Inclusive Excellence Academy session that explores how the current COVID-19 pandemic is affecting vulnerable populations in Dayton. Two 90-minute online sessions are offered at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 29. Register via

Register for Social Security information webinars

The Office of Human Resources invites employees to register for free webinars next week on Social Security benefits and retirement. Sessions are open to the general public, but you must register online to attend. Register for Social Security Retirement 101: What You Need to Know, 3-4:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, and Disability 101- SSDI vs. SSI, 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, May 1.  


Campus News Digest

Every Tuesday (and sometimes Friday), the University news and communications team shares news to help us stay connected. To submit an item, 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. 

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