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

Friday, May 15, 2020


Schedule updates

Starting Monday, student health center hours will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Mailing services is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends, through June 21, so students can pick up mail and packages while on campus to retrieve their belongings. In-person Masses in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are canceled through May 24, but you can join UD's Marianist brothers for live Mass at 10 a.m. Sundays on YouTube. For more information and other updates, visit

Psychology professor contributes to COVID-19 study

Julie Walsh-Messinger, an assistant professor of psychology, has contributed to a new global crowdsourced survey of COVID-19 patients which provides the strongest evidence to date of a link between COVID-19 and the loss of smell and taste. The findings may have implications on priorities for COVID-19 tests. Read the full news release here 

University of Dayton Magazine moves to online-only format for summer

The summer issue of UD Magazine, set for publication June 25, will be published online only. A link will be shared through Campus News Digest and at The next print issue is planned for the fall. 

Career guidance in uncertain times

Define your personal brand and improve your virtual networking skills with this free event at 7 p.m. May 20, featuring the executive team of the Alumni Association: Ray Blakeney ’93, director, Global Talent Acquisition at Microsoft, and Kevin Tarrant ’79, partner at Pierce Consulting Partners. The event will be moderated by Jen Weed ’95, vice president of education at Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute. Register here to attend


Your book questions, answered 

The UD Bookstore advises that course materials can be pre-ordered online June 22-Aug. 9 at For convenience and safety, the bookstore recommends that course materials be shipped to your home, as they won’t be available for in-store pickup until the start of the fall semester and the checkout process will be low touch and cash will not be accepted.


Path Forward website focuses on a safe return to campus

As the University prepares for a safe return to campus for students this fall, details will be shared on the Path Forward website. Check out the page for videos, FAQs and other information as we work toward a safe return to campus. 

Virtual staff meeting Wednesday, May 20

University staff are invited to join President Eric F. Spina, Provost Paul Benson, Executive Vice President of Business and Administrative Services Andy Horner, and Vice President for Human Resources Troy Washington for the spring staff meeting. It's scheduled for 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, and will include an opportunity to submit questions during the session. Also send your questions to ahead of time. Check your University email on Monday for instructions on how to log in or listen to the meeting.

New faith formation e-courses begin May 24

The Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation is offering e-courses and e-seminars in adult faith and spiritual formation. The next cycle of five-week e-courses begins May 24, and are available to UD faculty and staff at no charge. Learn more about VLCFF and register here. For more information, contact

Register for Social Security information webinars

The Office of Human Resources invites employees to register for free webinars on Social Security benefits and retirement throughout May and June. Sessions are open to the general public, but you must register online to attend. Click to view dates and times to register for Social Security Retirement 101: What You Need to Know and Disability 101- SSDI vs. SSI.  

Volunteers needed to assist with student move out

Housing and Residence Life is looking for staff and faculty volunteers to assist students with moving out. Click here for more information on available shifts, move-out tasks and the University's safety measures.. Contact Steve Herndon, assistant vice president for student development and executive director of housing and residence life, at with questions.

Virtual faculty meeting Friday, May 15

Join the final faculty meeting 2-4 p.m. Friday, May 15. Please note the earlier start time for this meeting. Instructions on how to log in or listen to the meeting are on the Faculty page in Porches.


UDigital goes live

Check out UD's new digital engagement site UDigital for virtual events, entertainment, education, networking, spiritual growth and more to help you stay connected with the University community.

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.