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Student News Digest


Plan, prepare and persist in the job search

Jobs are out there. We recognize anxiety and stress may be high when it comes to your job search - and that’s okay. Keep in mind multiple industries are thriving and posting jobs. It is important to plan, prepare and persist. Hundreds of organizations are actively recruiting UD students through Handshake. Find employers and open positions in Handshake under the "actively recruiting" label on the employer search page. You can schedule an appointment to virtually meet with a career advisor to further discuss your job search strategy. Appointments can be made in Handshake or by phone at 937-229-2045. Reminder: Career Services will be closed Dec. 19-Jan. 3.

Christmas on Campus reimagined

UD’s annual Christmas on Campus celebration will be a Christmas off campus this year. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, UD undergraduates are planning to deliver the holiday cheer to DPS kids with take-home craft bags and a children’s book written specifically for their experience this year, illustrated by first and second graders. Read the full story here

Marian Library virtual Advent wreath

A virtual Advent wreath will light the way to Christmas, week by week, with gifts from the Marian Library. Visit to open your gift for the first week of Advent. 

Lessons and Carols service rescheduled

Campus Ministry has rescheduled the Dec. 1 Lessons and Carols service for 7 p.m. Dec. 15 due to a streaming equipment issue in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception. It is expected to be operational to livestream this weekend's Mass and next week's Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. 

Young adults experience lingering COVID symptoms too

New research led by assistant professor of psychology Julie Walsh-Messinger contradicts the perception that lingering COVID-19 symptoms mostly affect middle-aged adults, with evidence that a majority of young adults also experience chest pain, breathing difficulty, headaches, diarrhea, loss of smell or taste and other complications for weeks after diagnosis. Read more here

IT Service Center hours for December

Looking for technology support? Through Dec. 18, call the IT Service Center at 937-229-3888 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 2 - 10 p.m. Sunday. Walk-in assistance is available by appointment. The call center will remain open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 21, and 8-10 a.m. Dec. 22 to support grading before the center closes for UD’s Christmas break through Jan. 3.

SGA Update

This past week, the Student Government Association passed four more pieces of legislation, and anyone who wishes to view passed legislation can do so using this link. Additionally, SGA will be releasing the 12 Days of Flyer Well-Being,  a video series focusing on how to maintain well-being away from campus. The videos will be posted on SGA’s Instagram page (@ud_sga).

Key academic dates

Here are a few of the key dates to remember for the remainder of the semester.

  • Friday, Dec. 11:  Last day of formal instruction
  • Dec. 14-18:  Final fall assessment activities – More information forthcoming

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