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

Friday, April 24, 2020


Virtual giving

More than 1,500 Flyer alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends made gifts of more than $700,000 on April 2, the date originally planned for One Day, One Dayton. That overall total included $450,000 from 12 groups of Flyer donors who created challenges and matching gift pledges in advance of UD’s second-annual giving day. Read more about the gifts and meet some of the donors 

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 common good 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. 

Student Crisis Fund generates more than $100,000 during COVID-19 

Donors have contributed more than $100,000 to the University’s Student Crisis Fund amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The University has received more than 300 requests from current students for emergency aid, including help with groceries, personal items and in some cases, transportation home. Learn more about the fund here. 

Five Rivers MetroParks celebrates Virtual Bike Month in May

The 2020 Bike to Work Day Pancake Breakfast has been canceled, but you can still celebrate Bike to Work Day and National Bike Month online starting May 1. Join the 2020 Virtual Bike Month Facebook group to enjoy online tours, live clinics, challenges and more to keep you engaged and informed about biking in the Miami Valley. 

Campus group wins national recognition

Dayton Athletics Women Leaders has been named a recipient of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s 2020 Inspiring Affinity Group Award, an honor given to programs that encourage the development of diverse groups of employees on college campuses. The group will be featured in the magazine’s July/August issue. Dayton Athletics Women Leaders also received a 2020 Miryam Award, given annually to individuals or organizations that advance the climate for women at UD. Group leaders include Krystal Warren, Taylor Filzen, Vera Gomes, Kristin Tritt and Jenna Willhoit.


University increases summer course offerings for online instruction

The University is offering enhanced learning opportunities for online classes  this summer. Course offerings have also increased this summer to help students get ahead on credit hours, meet CAP requirements, take Honors courses or work toward a new major or minor. This new website helps students find classes of interest, filtered by asynchronous, synchronous and hybrid formats.


Staying grounded

The Office of Human Resources invites employees to take advantage of free mental health resources from Ginger Roots, which offers an online library of support resources and activities for managing anxiety, parenting, working from home, financial stress, isolation and self-care.


Marian Library Gallery exhibits available online

"Mary in Miniature: Books of Hours in the Marian Library's Collections" has been recreated as an online exhibit. If you didn't visit the Marian Library Gallery before the closure, view the virtual exhibit to learn more about Books of Hours and see select pages from these very rare books.

Campus News Digest

Every Tuesday (and sometimes Friday) during the COVID-19 pandemic, 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)

Stay in touch with the University community while staying at home through social media. Follow and tag UD on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn or use #FlyersAtHome.