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April in the News

Highlights for April are below, but you can click here to view links to all of the University's media coverage for the month.

Through April of fiscal year 2018, the total value of coverage is an estimated $2.84 million with an estimated reach of 9.87 million people. Media in markets outside Ohio have mentioned the University at least 687 times. Monthly and cumulative figures are based on the Cision media monitoring service data.

Regional, National and International

University of Dayton MLK50 Remembrance
May 2018 issue
Insight into Diversity (page 58)
Lawrence Burnley, vice president for diversity and inclusion

The Biggest Myths about the Resurrection
April 1
The Daily Beast
Meghan Henning, religious studies

Costs Prosecuting Bill Cosby in Sexual Assault Trial Dwarfed by Costs to Defend Him
April 3
Thaddeus Hoffmeister, School of Law

Local Company, University of Dayton Engineering Students Help Blind Veteran Run on His Own
April 4
Fox 19
School of Engineering Innovation Center

The Heat: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy 50 Years on 
(Amin's segments start at the 7:59 and 17:49 marks.)
April 4
CGTN America
Julius Amin, history

Stick Bugs Alter Decomposition Rates by Modifying Litter Bacteria
April 4
Chelse Prather, biology

How to Leverage the Power of Retirees as Mentors and Coaches
April 5
Donnie Hutchinson, management and marketing

Erma Bombeck Centers Get Financial Boost From Late Husband's Estate
April 6
WVXU-FM (Cincinnati)
Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop and Bombeck Family Learning Center

10 Ways to Help Your Teen with the College Decision
April 9
U.S. News and World Report
Rob Durkle, admission and financial aid

How Catholic Nuns Defied and Deceived Nazis During WWII
April 10
WVXU-FM (Cincinnati)
Dennis Turner, School of Law

Early Childhood Special Education
April 10
Catholic Ed for All
Shauna Adams, early childhood education

Becky Blust, Director of the University of Dayton School of Engineering Innovation Center, and Entrepreneur Megan Smith Talks the Future of Tech
April 12
WVXU-FM (Cincinnati)

Facebook Privacy Scandal a Wake-up Call for Catholics, Experts Say
April 12
Denver Catholic
Jana Bennett, religious studies

University of Dayton Presents Original Musical on Marianist Founders
April 12
The Catholic Telegraph

Trump Claims 'Mission Accomplished'
April 15
Dan Birdsong, political science

University of Dayton Engineering Students Develop Life-Changing Technology for the Blind
April 14-15
The Blaze
School of Engineering students

Cincinnati Enquirer Wins Pulitzer Prize for Heroin Coverage
April 16
Chad Painter, communication

Elder-Beerman Likely Going out of Business
April 17
WSYX-TV and Fox 28 in Columbus, Ohio, and ABC22/Fox 45 in Dayton
Riley Dugan, marketing

Small Business Credit Cards
April 17
Vincent Lewis, Crotty Center
Randy Sparks, School of Business Administration

Presidential Perspectives
April 19
American Talent Initiative 
Eric Spina, president

Nashville College Student Doing His Part to Make Things Better for Injured Veterans
April 19 and 22
WSMV-TV (Nashville)
Jeffery LeCave, student

Airlines Have Rigorous Testing to Prevent Accidents
April 19
KBOI-TV (Boise, Idaho)
Kevin Poormon, Research Institute

This Bike Seat Claims To Be 'Truly Anatomical'
April 23
WVXU-FM (Cincinnati)
Shane Page, alumnus, Flyer Pitch

How Can Districts Build a Top-Tier Information Security Team?
April 26
Education Dive
Tom Skill, CIO

Protecting Student Data Poses a Challenge Across K-12
April 27
Education Dive
Tom Skill, CIO

A 'Disservice' to People? U.S. Senate Candidate Mike Gibbons' Addiction Center Uses Controversial Methods
April 28
The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer
Nancy Miller, political science

Ohio is Looking at Technology to Fight the Opioid Crisis
April 29
WSYX-TV (Columbus)
Kelly Cashion, Research Institute

Cool Fuel for Hypersonic Aircraft
April 30
Chemical & Engineering News
Matthew DeWitt, Research Institute

Want More Diverse Children's Books In The Classroom? Use This Rubric
April 30-May 1
WVXU-FM (Cincinnati), WOSU-AM (Columbus) and the EntertainmentNutz blog
Jackie Arnold and Mary-Kate Sableski, teacher education

April 2018's Best Credit Card Deals
April 30
Riley Dugan, marketing

Dayton-area Media

For all local coverage in April, click here.

Multiple Outlets

UD Flyer Pitch: Patent-Pending Bike Seat Wins Top Prize of $25K
April 1
Dayton Business Journal, Dayton Daily News and WDTN
School of Business Administration

Celebration of the Arts Features Students From Every Field of Study
April 3, 5
WDTN-TV and ABC22/Fox 45
Patrick Reynolds, music

Candidate Who Accused Opponent of Misconduct to Take Polygraph
April 4-5
Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV
Tom Hagel, School of Law

Erma Bombeck's Husband Makes Big Donation to UD Workshop, School
April 5
Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV

Elder-Beerman’s Fate Could be Decided Today
April 9
Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV
Riley Dugan, marketing

UDRI Tests Jet Engine Parts Impacted in Fatal Southwest Emergency
April 18
WDTN-TV, ABC 22/Fox 45, Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV
Kevin Poormon, Research Institute

Children with Special Needs Get the Rides of their Dreams
April 21
WDTN-TV and ABC22/Fox45
School of Engineering students and Kim Bigelow, Engineering Wellness through Biomechanics Lab

UD Opioid Crisis Documentary a Call to Action
April 26
ABC 22/Fox 45 and WDTN-TV
Taylor Alexander, student

South and North Korea Agree to Sign Peace and Unification Treaty
April 27
ABC 22/Fox 45 and WDTN-TV
Tony Talbott, Human Rights Center

UD to Graduate Record Number of Students
April 30
WHIO-TV and Dayton Daily News

Dayton Daily News

How Will Voters React to Allegations in Ohio House Race?
April 2
Christopher Devine, political science

MLK 50: Colleges to Honor King's Legacy as Anniversary Approaches
April 3
Roger Crum, Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee

Ripples of MLK's Assassination Still Felt on 50th Anniversary
April 4
University of Dayton, MLK commemoration events in April

Jon Gordon Heads to Victoria Theater
April 10
Center for Leadership

UD Earns Gold for Sustainability in Higher Education
April 10

Next Move Unclear after U.S. Attacks Syria
April 14
Jaro Bilocerkowycz, political science

Students Helping UD Make Market Moves
April 15
Daniel Kapusta, Davis Center

Dayton Area Job Growth Fastest in Ohio, Says UD Economist
April 27
Richard Stock, Business Research Group

UD Offers Students the Chance to Play with Puppies during Exams
April 30


University of Dayton Will Host Viewing of Final MLK Speech
April 3

Tributes in the Miami Valley to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
April 4
Larry Burnley, vice president for diversity and inclusion

Stocks Fell Sharply Today as Trade Tensions Heat Up
April 6
Daniel Kapusta, Davis Center for Portfolio Management

WHIO REPORTS: Paying for College
April 8
Rob Durkle, enrollment management


President Warns Russia and Syria about Missile Strikes
April 11
Dan Birdsong, political science

Alternative Day of Learning at UD
April 18
Paul Benson, provost

Solar Initiative at University of Dayton Has Nearly Met Its Goal
April 23 and 24
Emily Burns, student, RE-volv solar ambassador

UD Students Raise Enough Money to Buy Solar Panels for Local Non-Profit
April 26
Tess Isemann and Emily Burns, RE-volv solar ambassadors

Did White House Correspondents Dinner Comedian Go Too Far?
April 30
Chad Painter, communication


Four UD Students Helping Blind Veteran Run Freely Again
April 6
School of Engineering Innovation Center

Facebook CEO is Heading to Capitol Hill to Discuss Mishandled Data
April 10, 11 and 12
Thaddeus Hoffmeister, School of Law

UD Alumna Returns to Campus to Discuss Impact of MLK
April 12
Terri Freeman, alumna

Appeal Process May Last for Months
April 13
Thaddeus Hoffmeister, School of Law

Starbucks to Close for Anti-Bias Training
April 18
Leslie Picca, sociology

School District Had Concerns That Didn't Make It Into Personnel File
April 18
Charlie Russo, School of Education and Health Sciences and School of Law

A Look at State Issue 1
April 23
Bob Taft, former Ohio governor