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Stander Symposium

Attend Stander Symposium 2024

The Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium is Wednesday, April 17, 2024.

Project abstracts have been published to eCommons and are open for browsing, and the 2024 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 460 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, on April 15, 2024. Here is a Google sheet with the poster locations for each session and a diagram of KU Ballroom

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 2024 project abstracts.

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

2024 Featured Events

8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Free 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.

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

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Honors Student Symposium
Kennedy Union 2nd/3rd floor meeting rooms

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
Roger Glass Center for the Arts Gallery

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.”

2024 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.

Jill Crane
University Libraries

Chris Fishpaw
Student Development

Umesh Haritashya (co-chair)
Arts and Sciences, Geology and Environmental Geosciences

Precious Henderson
SGA Academic Affairs

Katy Kelly
University Libraries

Marsha Keune
School of Business Administration, Accounting

Donald Klosterman
School of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Geno Luketic
Arts and Sciences, Art and Design

Chad Painter 
Arts and Sciences, Communication

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

Andrea Wade
Office of the Provost

Vanessa Winn
School of Education and Health Sciences, Teacher Education

Paul Wojdacz
Graduate, Professional and Continuing Education


Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1634