Students and campus life


One University. One Home.

June 26, 2017

What's a year? Yes, it is easily defined as 365 days, or perhaps you'd rather think of it as 525,600 minutes or, going the other way, just four seasons. But those are numbers, not lived experiences.


Unpredictable Summer Work

June 17, 2017

As I did not expect to have a job this summer, the unexpected has been a blessing...


Our Students Lead

June 07, 2017

Some have asked why I joined a coalition of nearly 200 other university presidents and hundreds of business leaders, mayors and governors in signing a pledge to continue to reduce carbon emissions and make strides toward clean energy.


Rainy days outweigh

June 06, 2017

Although this summer has had a dreary start, it has been a great set-up for snuggling inside with coffee at least four times a morning watching my biology lectures and doing work for my English class...


New brochure makes popular tour available all year round

June 05, 2017

It is always nice to stroll around campus. Next time follow a self-guided tour stopping at each beautiful statue of Mary.


Why My Summer is Going to be Awesome

June 03, 2017

Or at least I hope so.


Half way through my six week summer class

June 01, 2017

To be honest I was not sure what to expect when I was told I was going to have to take summer classes in order to graduate in spring of 2018...


Class of 2021 to be Larger, More Diverse

May 31, 2017

Thanks to the leadership of the Diversity in Engineering Center and the participation of many faculty and staff members and student Ambassadors, the School of Engineering has achieved all of its recruiting goals for the incoming class of 2021.


Joyful Send-Off

May 31, 2017

I was thrilled to help send off "UDSAP '17," a group of University of Dayton students who are spending the summer in Salyersville, Kentucky, in solidarity with the children and families of Appalachia. Godspeed to Brother Tom Pieper, S.M., and these selfless students.


The Word is Alive Today

May 30, 2017

Seemingly out of the blue, my newfound friend turned to me and said, "Well, don't you see it? The Word is alive today."

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