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UDLLI Summer 2014 Programs

The University of Dayton Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (UDLLI) is proud to share our 2014 summer program — “UDLLI for a Day.” Continuing the tradition of offering quality educational opportunities that are informative and diversified, the program features two one-day sessions with separate themes. The first theme focuses on “Athletics: The Money and the Pain.” The second theme is “What’s Up with Health Care?”

The program begins May 15 with the annual UDLLI meeting followed by a conversational interview, the annual moderator appreciation luncheon and two panel  discussions. After registration and a continental breakfast June 3, we hear from a panel of experts in the health care field. Workshop sessions will be held in the afternoon following the lunch break.

Athletics: The Money and the Pain

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The goal of today’s program, Athletics: The Money and the Pain, is to learn from qualified professionals how the young athlete develops into a knowledgeable, experienced personality who capably maneuvers his or her career to achieve objectives.

The focus of the one-day summer athletics program is on the “risks” and “rewards” of big-time intercollegiate (which will include high school recruitment) and professional athletics. There are two different panels. One panel will discuss the injury/medical risks that athletes face and both acute and chronic effects over time, including the high-publicity head injuries now receiving media attention. A second panel will address the money involved in athletics (including professional) and its impact on colleges/universities and the “student” athletes. The audience will have an opportunity to submit questions to the panelists.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30–9 a.m.
River Campus Front Desk and Auditorium

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Dayton (UDLLI) Annual Meeting

9–10:15 a.m.
River Campus Auditorium

10:15–10:30 a.m.


Director Julie Mitchell
10:30 a.m.
River Campus Auditorium

Conversational Interview

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
River Campus Auditorium

Schools in the BCS conferences are pushing for college athletes to be paid, chiming in with the arguments from outside the halls of academia that the institutions are making vast profits on the backs of student athletes. But is this really a ploy for those schools to seize more control of college athletics in general? And what is the impact on schools like the University of Dayton? Julie Mitchell will interview Larry Hansgen to discuss these current issues in college athletics.

Larry Hansgen has worked for Cox Media Group for 33 years, joining the staff at WHIO Radio in March 1981. During that time, he has been sports director, program director and, since 2003, the host of “Miami Valley’s Morning News.” He is also the play-by-play voice of University of Dayton football and basketball games.

Julie Mitchell is director of the University of Dayton’s special programs and continuing education and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Moderator Appreciation Luncheon

12:15–1:30 p.m.
River Campus Dining Room

Medical Issues

1:30–2:30 p.m.
River Campus Auditorium

Professionals who associate with athletics will share their experiences and explain how sports influence life choices and business careers. Mike Kelly will be the moderator for this informational panel.

Mike Kelly is currently the assistant vice president of athletics at the University of Dayton. Coach Kelly has been involved in UD athletics for 36 years. During his professional career, Kelly has been recognized by both national and state organizations for his many accomplishments for athletes and athletics. In July 2013, he was inducted into the University of Dayton’s Hall of Fame, and in 2002, he received the prestigious Lackner Award. A native of Ludlow Falls, Ohio, Kelly received his bachelor’s degree from Manchester, Ind., and his master’s degree from Ball State University.

Dr. Michael Barrow is the medical director for the Sports Medicine Center at Good Samaritan North and has a private practice with Samaritan North Family Physicians. Also, he is an assistant team physician for the University of Dayton Flyers and associate clinical professor at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. For the past 28 years, he has been the team physician for Northmont High School. Barrow works with a medical team offering comprehensive evaluation and treatment services for concussions and sports-related concussions with the goal of helping patients and families understand and treat concussion. He received his medical degree from Indiana University.

Ed Young manages and owns his own medical consulting firm. He played college basketball from 1982 to 1986 at the University of Dayton and was inducted into UD’s Hall of Fame in 2003. Young is a member of the Crotty Advisory Council.

Chrissy Crowe, MPT, ATC, works as a physical therapist at the Miami Valley Hospital Sports Medicine Center and Fidelity Health Care. She also serves as the physical therapist for University of Dayton athletics, working with the physicians and athletic training staff in the care of UD athletes. Crowe graduated from Wright State  University with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and Andrews University with a master’s degree in physical therapy.

Financial Issues

2:45–3:45 p.m.
River Campus Auditorium

What is the advantage to playing sports after college graduation? Since there isn’t a guarantee for a financial advantage for playing professional sports, what helps you determine if the risks will have a positive or negative influence? The panel moderator will be Ted Kissell.

Ted Kissell served as vice president/director of athletics at the University of Dayton from 1992 to his retirement in 2009. During his tenure, Kissell transformed University of Dayton athletics into a successful broad-based program. In his final nine years, UD won 26 conference championships and had 20 teams reach postseason play. Strong performance on the field did not come at the expense of a high level of performance in the classroom. The NCAA graduation success rate under Kissell was consistently in the top 5 percent among Division I institutions. During his 17 years, upgrading and developing practice and playing facilities were key components to Kissell’s overall strategy of providing strong, positive experiences and support for student-athletes. The upgrades to the University of Dayton Arena have kept it one of the best places to watch an NCAA tournament game and home to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship First Four. Since retiring, Kissell has taught management and leadership in UD’s business school and is currently working as a consultant and executive coach . . . but not enough to get in the way of an active retirement.

Bill Muse is the president of the National Issues Forums Institute and served nearly 20 years as president or chancellor of three universities: Auburn, Akron, and East Carolina. Prior to these positions, Muse provided leadership as the business school dean at Texas A&M, Nebraska and Appalachian State — and as a business school professor at Georgia Tech and Ohio University. His Ph.D. in management is from the University of Arkansas. He resides in Cincinnati.

Keith Waleskowski is a former UD Flyer who graduated in 2004 and was inducted into UD’s Hall of Fame in 2014. He went on to develop a nine-year professional basketball career in Spain, Italy and Germany. Waleskowski enjoyed many successes as a professional player but has retired from basketball to transition into everyday life with his family.

Ronald C. Todd II achieved an early childhood goal of being a ball boy under Coach Don Donoher by building a network — a trait that continues to be a factor in his successful career. He is a native Daytonian and graduate of Belmont High School; he began his undergraduate studies through a football scholarship at Bowling Green State University. He completed his undergraduate degree in business administration at Ohio Dominican University. From 1994 to 2010, Todd was a certified contract adviser with the National Football League, where he was well-known for his work with undrafted football players. He changed careers to be able to spend more time with his family. Currently, he is CEO of Dayton insurance brokerage firm SEEP LLC.

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What's Up With Health Care?

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

This session concentrates on health care. In the morning, a panel of community leaders in the health carea rea will discuss the current status of health care. After lunch, six workshops dealing with various health-related topics are offered at two different times. The day concludes with a wine and cheese reception where your comments regarding the two summer days will be appreciated.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9–9:30 a.m.
River Campus Meyer Room

Welcome and Introduction

Director Julie Mitchell
9:30–9:45 a.m.
River Campus Meyer Room

Julie Mitchell is director of the University of Dayton’s special programs and continuing education and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Update on Health Care

9:45–11:30 a.m.
River Campus Meyer Room

This session is a panel discussion featuring Jim Pancoast (president and CEO of Premier Health), Scott McGohan (CEO of McGohan Brabender) and Dr. Evangeline Andarsio. They will discuss the various issues that continue with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and how its implementation will impact healthcare now and in the future. The panel will be moderated by Bryan Bucklew. There will be an opportunity for the audience to submit questions.

Bryan Bucklew is president and CEO of the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association, which represents the interests of 28 hospitals in west central and southwestern Ohio. He is a graduate of Wright State University and the University of Dayton.


11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
River Campus Dining Room

Afternoon Workshop Sessions

1–2 p.m.
2:15–3:15 p.m.

Life is Messy: Take a Break (Things You Can Do to Relieve Stress and Feel Better)

Stress. Everyone knows what it is. Yet many of us don’t know how to reduce or control our stress. Too much stress affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Learn about stress, how it affects our bodies and brains and how you can reduce stress to feel better and improve your health.

Pam Jacques is the executive director at Premier Community Health. She has a B.A. in communications, a certificate in professional writing and an M.S. in wellness promotion and is a certified health education specialist. Her specialties are health communications and disease self-management program design.

When Every Second Matters: The Latest in Stroke Care

Dr. Bryan Ludwig will discuss the signs and symptoms of a stroke as well as the latest treatment options available for stroke patients.

Dr. Bryan Ludwig is chair of Premier Health’s Clinical Neuroscience Institute. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine and completed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Ludwig completed fellowships in vascular neurology and interventional neuroradiology at The University of Iowa.

Who is Arthur … and Why Does He Keep Bothering Me?

Sore knee? Bad hip? Arthritis? It’s not fun living with pain. Krista Bolanger is a physician’s assistant who has specialized in orthopedics. During this wellness  program, she will speak to the similarities and differences between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, their symptoms and how those who suffer with arthritis can take control of their lives again.

Krista Bolanger is a licensed physician’s assistant and has worked in the areas of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, family practice, pulmonology and orthopedics. She has a B.A. from Miami University, an MPAS from University of Nebraska School of Medicine and a certificate in physician assistant studies from Kettering College.

Preventology: Slowing the Progression of Aging

Our bodies can look and function like that of a significantly younger or older person … the difference is determined by the way we live. Ideally, if our bodies are the same or less than our chronological age, we may be able to look, act and feel younger. Better yet, we may be able to postpone the onset of age-related diseases and disabilities. Join Dr. Jeff Petry as he discusses strategies for slowing down the physical clock and living a longer, healthier life.

Jeffrey W. Petry, M.D., MMM, is the system medical and operations director for hospitalist medicine at Premier Health. He has been in practice for 28 years and is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Petry is a graduate of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and has a Master of Medical Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Benefits of Lifelong Exercise and Healthy Diet

Dr. Joshua Ordway, a proponent and personal example of living a healthy lifestyle, will provide information about various ways to incorporate exercise and healthy eating habits into daily life. This doesn’t mean committing hours each day, but rather learning how to use your time efficiently and get the most out of your exercise choices. Pairing exercise with healthy eating will boost your results — this combination has the potential to prevent and possibly reverse many medical conditions including diabetes and heart problems. Feeling better and having more energy are other added benefits.

Joshua Ordway, M.D., graduated from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and completed residency at Wright State University. He is board-certified in family medicine. Ordway is a firm believer that leading a healthy lifestyle can prevent, and even reverse, some chronic diseases and has set up  Franklin Family Practice as a medical home with same-day access to care and a place where patients feel cared for and welcome.

Alzheimer’s Prevention: Fact or Fiction?

Studies show baby boomers are equally concerned about caring for a person with Alzheimer’s as being diagnosed with the disease. As Alzheimer’s triples to 15 million individuals by 2050, most boomers will be impacted personally or as a caregiver. So many studies suggest hope, but what is fact and what is fiction? Learn what current research shows and how you can make a difference for yourself and future generations.

Eric VanVlymen serves as executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter. He works locally to eliminate Alzheimer’s, provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and promote brain health. VanVlymen has been serving families with Alzheimer’s for more than 20 years and is passionate about this cause.

Wine and Cheese Reception

River Campus Dining Room

There will be a reception in the River Campus Dining Room immediately following the last workshop session. During this social time, your reactions to the program would be appreciated and used to plan for next summer’s session.

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