Tech Thursday: Destiny

The Wired Flyer

09.25.2014

The latest gaming craze since its release a few weeks ago has been Destiny, the newest game from Bungie, the company that brought us Halo. Destiny has... More

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Reality in front of the Lens

Arts at UD

09.23.2014 | Fine Arts

By Kiersten Remster '17 Our modern interpretation of the meaning of photography is a question that is not consistent with historical photo documentati... More

Service Desk Spotlight: Will McClure

The Wired Flyer

09.22.2014

Name: Will McClure Major: History Year: 4th year Hobbies: Barbecuing, Intramural sports, and Running Football stats    How long have yo... More

UD: Did you Know? - Guest Access

The Wired Flyer

09.19.2014

Parent’s weekend is coming upon us and lots of guests are going to be joining us on campus. As a quick pro tip, we just wanted to keep you inf... More

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Banned Books Week

University of Dayton Libraries

09.19.2014

When my daughter was three or four, I asked her if a genie gave her one wish, what would that wish be. She thought intently for some time before answe... More

Wellness Wednesday: Family Weekend

The Wired Flyer

09.17.2014

Is your family coming to visit UD this weekend? Don’t miss out on anything by downloading the Family Weekend Guidebook App to access ... More

Mac Monday: Mac Hardware

The Wired Flyer

09.15.2014

This semester Mac Monday posts take an in-depth look at hardware, covering terminology, use, troubleshooting, configuring and more. Whether you have a... More

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Ohio Grants of Up To $4000 for Eligible Employee Training

Center for Competitive Change

09.15.2014

Here are the numbers: 

50% of our clients take advantage of grants to pay for workforce training.

The Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher pays for 50% of eligible employee training.

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Dayton Life: Urban Nights

The Wired Flyer

09.11.2014

As important as our University of Dayton community is, it’s important to step off campus and explore the City of Dayton community as well. This ... More

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Are your projects getting done on time and within budget?

Center for Competitive Change

09.10.2014

Dayton, Ohio -

by Mendy Fedotowsky

While scrolling through new job listings, have you noticed project management certification as a frequently listed requirement? 

Or, perhaps in your current job, you are frustrated with projects that don’t meet their goals on time and within budget. Armed with effective project management skills, you can better equip yourself for the job you want and/or become more effective in the job you have. 

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Media Monday: Teens React to NES

The Wired Flyer

09.08.2014

Take a break from homework and check out this video of today’s teenagers reacting to playing games on the original Nintendo Entertainment Consol... More

Fun Friday: Game Streaming

The Wired Flyer

09.05.2014

Are you interested in streaming your gameplay for others to watch? Twitch is a streaming website/app that was recently acquired by Amazon for $970 mil... More

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Hypermediacy: A glimpse into our media-stricken lives

Arts at UD

09.03.2014 | Fine Arts

By Kiersten Remster '17 Walking into ArtStreet’s current exhibition, Hypermediacy, I felt overwhelmed. Taking its name from a combination of phe... More

#Blessed by Joshua Tovey

Honors: DC Flyers

09.03.2014

In today’s world of social media the word blessed is often misused. The phrase #blessed is used in a number of ways for everything from a new ca... More

The Summer of a Lifetime by Ian Dollenmayer

Honors: DC Flyers

09.03.2014

On the afternoon of May 27, 2014, I touched down in Washington, DC to begin my summer experience as a DC Flyer. I was excited and nervous, hopeful and... More

Summer Reflection by Shaughn Phillips

Honors: DC Flyers

09.03.2014

This past summer experience in Washington D.C interning at the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities while taking summer programming and c... More

Choosing a Career Path, DC Flyers Reflection by Katy Schwaeble

Honors: DC Flyers

09.03.2014

The DC Flyers program taught me what it is like to be a professional living and working in DC.  I learned many lessons on how to interact and bui... More

DC Flyers Reflection: Sara Pekar

Honors: DC Flyers

09.03.2014

I interned this summer with a small international development non-profit called Leadership Africa USA (LA USA). This incredible organization’s m... More

DC Flyers: Best Way to Spend a Summer by Kelly Miller

Honors: DC Flyers

09.03.2014

The DC Flyers program was the best possible way I could have spent my summer. I gained valuable professional experience, stayed on track academically ... More

DC Flyers Reflection, No Catch! By Gurjot Kaur

Honors: DC Flyers

09.03.2014

When I first heard about the DC Flyers program, I was excited, but skeptical. I looked through all the benefits I would receive from the program, and then looked through it again, trying to find the catch. Apparently there was none, so I decided to apply to the opportunity of the lifetime—spend the summer in Washington, DC with a group of amazing UD students, interning, attending class, and exploring the nation’s capital.

After applying to the program, I waited anxiously for the decision. As soon I was accepted, I started another round of applications and waiting for my internship placement. What seemed like a ridiculous number of interviews, resume revisions, and cover letters later, I received a position in the Office of Senator Sherrod Brown, the senior senator from Ohio. I also signed up for Campaigning for a Cause: How Advocacy Groups Change the World, a class on the impact that interest groups can have on changing public opinion and influencing policy. With my professional clothes packed and a couple metro apps on my phone, I left Ohio for the most exciting summer of my life.

            As an intern at a congressional office, I performed a number of different tasks on a daily basis. Our office was fairly large, with about 25 permanent staffers and a fluctuating number of interns, ranging from 3 to 12. On a typical day, I was at the office by 9 AM, and took phone calls for a couple hours. As I was taking calls, I usually wrote any memos I needed to be working on. Occasionally an intern would be called down to run an errand. (We all fought over the errands, because there was always the chance we’d see someone important, or at least get to ride the Capitol subway.) Most of the staff and interns on the Senate side had lunch in the Dirksen cafeteria, a place that closely resembles a college dining hall. After lunch I might attend a hearing, give a tour to a group of constituents visiting the office, or sort mail and log casework. We were always behind on listening to and logging voicemails left by constituents, so anyone who had a free moment could usually be found with headphones in and a look of intense concentration as he or she tried to decipher names and addresses. Most of the time I was working on an individual project with a staff member, and I’d take some time during the afternoon to get work done. The workday ended at 6 PM, but if it was a Thursday, I headed over to class for three hours. By the time I got home, I was exhausted and headed to bed, but every morning I woke up ready to go to work and see what the day would bring.

            I was very surprised by the amount of responsibility we were given as interns to make an impact on the work that other staffers were doing. Although I never would have imagined it, nor had I expressed any interest in it, I ended up working on a significant amount of health issues over the summer and enjoyed learning about this rapidly growing sector of legislative policy. I did an extended research projects on Institutions for Mental Disease (IMDs) and how they are affected by a certain provision of the Medicaid law. It was extremely gratifying to see how my research was used in policy work, and this one project taught me so much about the needs of Ohioans in terms of healthcare.

            I could go on for days about everything I got to work on during my internship, and that’s not including the sightseeing that I did on the weekends or the networking and programming events that I attended. I’m sure my friends are getting tired of hearing stories about the time I gave a tour to the CEO of Parker Hannifin, or the day my roommate Sara and I went to the Library of Congress, Georgetown, and the Adams Morgan District. (And then decided it would be a smart idea to walk home four miles). I made so many memories this summer, but I also paved the way to come back in a few years. I love the city, and I hope to be living there someday. None of this would have ever happened had it not been for the DC Flyers Program. And as of yet, there is no catch.

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