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Stander Symposium

Attend Stander Symposium 2023

The Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium is Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

Project abstracts have been published to eCommons and are open for browsing, and the 2023 symposium schedule and featured events listing are available below. There will be a Stander Information Desk in Kennedy Union Main Lobby from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Stander day as a centralized location for information.

Stander provides multiple opportunities to support undergraduate and graduate students (nearly 1,000 presenters sharing 505 projects), explore other disciplines and topics, and engage with our mission as a Catholic and Marianist University in a unique and powerful way. Plan to support student presenters and attend their sessions and events.

Undergraduate classes do not meet on the day of the symposium, allowing for participation from the entire campus community. Graduate/Doctoral classes 4:30 p.m. and after will meet as scheduled. Graduate classes (or seminars) that might meet before 4:30 are advised to use discretion in making decisions to ensure the needs of graduate students participating in the Stander Symposium are accommodated.

The default view of the schedule below is by time. You can select columns to display in the upper left to filter schedule results. Click on the eCommons link to read the projects full abstract.

We are also providing a Google sheet of all the sessions, sorted by department, which you can search and download. There are four poster session this year in Kennedy Union Ballroom, this Google sheet lists the poster location assignments for each session. And click here for the poster diagram for KU Ballrom.

Search Project Abstracts

In eCommons you can search all projects in the collection for a student or advisor name, department, or keyword. Using the "search terms" box located in the upper left of the eCommons page type in your search. Selecting "in this collection" will limit you to the Stander 2023 project abstracts.

New in 2023, the students had the option of selecting up to three of the University's Institutional Learning Goals (ILGs) that most closely align with the project they are presenting at Stander. In choosing an ILG we hope it will encourage engagement and expanded awareness around the hallmarks of a Catholic and Marianist education at UD. Attendees can search projects in eCommons using the goals by typing it into the "search terms" box (example search: vocation).

About Institutional Learning Goals

2023 Featured Events

8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Free Continental Breakfast
Kennedy Union Torch Lounge

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Session occurring concurrently in multiple buildings across campus

9 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Kennedy Union Ballroom Poster Sessions

  • Session 1: 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
  • Session 2: 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Session 3: 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Session 4: 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Dean's Showcase Events

  • Sears Recital Hall, Humanities Center - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Miriam Hall O’Leary Auditorium, Room 119 - School of Business Administration
  • Roesch Library Collab, Room 240 - School of Education and Health Sciences
  • Hathcock Hall Connector - School of Engineering
  • Keller Hall, Room 103 - School of Law
  • Roesch Library, First Floor Gallery - University Libraries

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Honors TED-style Talks
Kennedy Union Boll Theatre

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Food Truck Rally
Central Mall

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
1D1D Celebration
Central Mall
The campus community is invited for some lunchtime philanthropic fun. Play games, enjoy student performances and help us reach our One Day, One Dayton goals by making a gift of any size to any area. Food trucks will be onsite from 11 am – 6 pm.

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Honors Student Symposium
Kennedy Union

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Dean's Showcase Events

  • Science Center Auditorium, Room 114 - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Miriam Hall O’Leary Auditorium, Room 119 - School of Business Administration
  • Roesch Library Collab, Room 240 - School of Education and Health Sciences
  • Hathcock Hall Connector - School of Engineering

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Graduate Student Showcase
Gathering Place, Roesch Library (Second Floor)

4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Stander Symposium Closing Reception & Horvath Awards
Radial Gallery, Fitz Hall (Second Floor)

About the Stander

The purpose of the Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium is to provide an annual campus-wide forum to showcase academic excellence at the University of Dayton.  It is designed to recognize student learning through faculty mentored undergraduate and graduate research, scholarship and artistic accomplishments representing all academic units at the University of Dayton.  

GOAL 1: Recognize and encourage student academic engagement by providing a community-wide forum for their research, scholarship and artistic achievements.

GOAL 2: Recognize and encourage faculty mentorship of students and their work. 

GOAL 3: Represent the Marianist tradition of education through community in which faculty, staff and students actualize our mission to be a “community of learners.”

2023 Stander Program Committee

The Stander Program Committee's responsibilities include disseminating information to the greater campus community to educate all faculty and staff about Stander; serve as a liaison between their unit and the committee in order to provide feedback and foster participation; answer questions and help shape the activities during the Symposium.

Diana Cuy Castellanos
School of Education and Health Sciences, Health and Sport Sciences

Jill Crane
University Libraries

Chris Fishpaw
Student Development

Diane Helmick
Graduate, Professional and Continuing Education

Camryn Justice
SGA Academic Affairs

Katy Kelly
University Libraries

Marsha Keune
School of Business Administration, Accounting

Brian LaDuca
Institute of Applied Creativity for Transformation (IACT)

Geno Luketic
Arts and Sciences, Art and Design

Ryan McEwan 
Arts and Sciences, Biology

Chad Painter (co-chair)
Arts and Sciences, Communication

Leslie Picca (co-chair)
Arts and Sciences, Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Jessica Poprocki
University Advancement

Nichole Rustad
University Advancement

Amit Singh
Arts and Sciences, Biology

Denise Taylor
School of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Andrea Wade
Office of the Provost, Stander Coordinator

Vanessa Winn
School of Education and Health Sciences, Teacher Education

Former Co-Chairs

Diana Cuy Castellanos (2021, 2022), Health and Sport Sciences

Katy Kelly (2020, 2021), University Libraries

Ryan McEwan (2019, 2020), Biology

Rachel Collopy (2018, 2019), Teacher Education

Joel Whitaker (2017, 2018), Art and Design

Shannon Driskell (2016, 2017), Mathematics

Randy Sparks (2015, 2016), Management and Marketing

Margie Pinnell (2014, 2015), Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

David Darrow (2013, 2014), History

Linda Hartley (2012, 2013), Music / School of Education and Health Sciences

Shawn Swavey (2011, 2012), Chemistry

Kathleen Watters *retired* (2010, 2011), Communication

Sukh Sidhu (2009, 2010), Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering / UDRI

Fran Pestello *retired* (2008, 2009), Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

Kathleen Webb (2007, 2008), University Libraries

Mike O’Hare *retired* (2006, 2007), Physics

Drew Murray (2006), Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Jayne Robinson (2005, 2006), Biology


Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1634