Thursday January 12, 2017

Briefly Speaking

Navigating college financial aid forms, race relations, 'Ferguson Voices,' business leadership, Marian art among upcoming University of Dayton events.


The University of Dayton Human Rights Center and PROOF: Media for Social Justice will present "Ferguson Voices: Disrupting the Frame," a photo exhibit Jan. 17 to Feb. 3 in the Roesch Library First Floor Gallery on the University of Dayton campus. "Ferguson Voices" emerges from the work of the Moral Courage Project, a team of University of Dayton students and program coordinators who collected oral histories in Ferguson, Missouri, in May. "Featuring portraits and audio recordings, the exhibit illustrates the story of Ferguson by focusing on the contributions of average people who found the courage to stand up during moments of unrest," said Joel Pruce, University of Dayton assistant professor of human rights who oversaw the project. The exhibit and following events are open to the public: Opening reception, 4-6 p.m. Jan. 20 in the First Floor Gallery; P.S. I Can't Breathe documentary and screening, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Roesch Library Collab; and an interactive program on responding to a crisis led by Leora Kahn, executive director of PROOF, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Roesch Library Collab. For more information, visit the Moral Courage Project Facebook page. For interviews, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of news and communication, at 937-229-3391 or 


The University of Dayton will host an event to assist students and parents with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18. The free, public event will be in the Anderson Center, adjacent to B Lot. The FAFSA is required to receive federal financial aid, including Pell Grants, student loans and need-based state grants. Walk-ins are welcome, but people are encouraged to RSVP to Beth Combs, University of Dayton site coordinator, at 937-229-4137 or For more information, visit the related link. For interviews, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of media relations, at 937-229-3391 or


An upcoming exhibit at the University of Dayton will feature engravings by renowned Augsburg artist Josef Sebastian Klauber from a rare 18th century book. "Litany of Loreto in Images" runs Jan. 24 to March 10 in the Marian Library gallery on the seventh floor of Roesch Library. The exhibit is free and open to the public 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Each image depicts a litany, or special prayer to Mary, mother of Christ, and is related to a famous Marian shrine in Loreto, Italy, according to the Rev. Johann Roten, S.M., Marian Library director of research, art and special projects. The 44 engravings illustrate the invocations of the famous Litany of Loreto with symbols from the Old Testament, classical culture and the history of Christian spirituality. Named after the Italian Marian sanctuary, the litany is not only a cherished spiritual treasure, but also a concise theology of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Marian Library holds the largest repository in the world of books, artwork and artifacts devoted to Mary. For more information, call 937-229-4214 or visit the related link. For interviews, contact Meagan Pant, assistant director of news and communications, at 937-229-3256 or 


The University of Dayton Speaker Series continues with Jelani Cobb, a New Yorker staff writer who focuses on race, the police and injustice. Cobb is the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative speaker. His talk, "The Half-Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America Today," will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the Kennedy Union ballroom. It is free and open to the public and no tickets are required. A book signing will immediately follow. Parking is available without a permit in B and C lots only. Parking in any other campus lot requires a permit. For more information or interviews, contact Meagan Pant, assistant director of news and communication, at 937-229-3256 or 


Professional Development Programs 

Jan. 26: "Coaching and Evaluating Performance." This session is designed to enhance management skills and prepare them for the changing demands of today's workforce. Participants will discuss the shift from a directive, or "telling," style to a coaching approach and introduce concepts and skills for staff development and critiques. 

The cost for a professional development program is $395 for the general public, $345 for University of Dayton alumni, and $299 for center partners. For a complete schedule, list of speakers and session topics or to register, call 937-229-3115 or visit the related link. 

All sessions for every program run all day, unless otherwise noted, and will be on the University of Dayton River Campus at the 1700 South Patterson Building.

Emerging Leader Program 

Employers can help develop future executive leaders with training on the finer points of leadership and business skills during the 2017 Emerging Leader program at the University of Dayton Center for Leadership. Registration is now open for the next 12-month, 20-session program that begins Jan. 18 and is geared toward helping employees chart a path to executive leadership. Presenters include faculty from the University of Dayton's School of Business Administration along with consultants to Fortune 500 companies. The Emerging Leader Program is open to the public and costs $13,000; $12,000 for partner organizations. Participants receive a certificate in leadership and admission to two of the center's future executive development programs. 

Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program

The Center for Leadership is accepting applications for this program running Jan. 19 through June 20. The Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program is a 10-day leadership development program spanning six months for leaders in public, private and not-for-profit organizations. This program will assist front-line leaders in developing skills to help them maximize individual and team performance. This program is ideal for front-line leaders and supervisors or individuals preparing for a leadership role. Upon completion of the program, they also receive two additional days of supervisor and professional development programs. The cost is $4,300; $4,000 for partner organizations. 

For more information about the Supervisory Leadership Certificate and Emerging Leader programs, contact the University of Dayton Center for Leadership at 937-229-3115 or visit the related link.

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