University of Dayton United Way Campaign

The University of Dayton's United Way campaign is now underway.  The United Way of Greater Dayton, works for the health, education and financial stability of every person in the community.

I’m asking each of you to consider donating to the campaign this year, as it closely reflects the University of Dayton’s commitment to be the University for the common good.  A gift or pledge of any size is welcome and will address many of the greatest needs in our region:

  • Domestic violence
  • Food access
  • Child and adult literacy
  • Family success
  • Stable employment
  • Special-needs child care
  • After-school child care
  • Teen parent support
  • Elderly programs
  • Homeless assistance

For more information, browse examples of United Way-funded projects from the current year.

For an additional gift of $10, you can also participate in Denim Day on Dec. 7. To do this, visit the donation table in the lobby of Kennedy Union between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, November 10, and November 17Click here to see the attached flyer on this event as well.

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mary Ann Dodaro, or 937-229-3186.

Thank you for your consideration.  Your donation will help the most vulnerable in our community!

God Bless.

Bicentennial Invitation 

UD will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the foundation of the Society of Mary on October 2, 2017. Events will begin with Mass at 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception. Reception following in the Kennedy Union Ballroom. 2 p.m. Province Prayer, Kennedy Union Ballroom. Join us for all of the events or for whatever you are able! Sponsored by the Office for Mission and Rector. Marianist Bicentennials: To KNOW, LOVE AND SERVE.

Introducing the Fall 2017 Weekday Ambassadors

These are the faces you will be seeing in your meetings with prospective students. We are so happy to have this enthusiastic group representing the School of Engineering. Thank you and welcome, SoE Ambassadors!

STARS (Spotlight on Technology, Arts, Research and Scholarship), Wednesday, September 13, in the Kennedy Union Ballroom.

Learn about important campus research and show support for your fellow academics and researchers who were nominated to present on innovative developments in their professional fields.

11:30 Buffet Lunch
11:45 Diana Cuy Castellanos, Health and Sport Science, Making Life a Little Less Sweet
12:10 Julie Walsh-Messinger, Psychology, What the Nose Knows: Olfaction and Schizophrenia
12:35 Tim Reissman, Mechanical Engineering, Moving on Up: Engineering Smart Mobility
1:00 Dessert and Mixer

Please click here for more information and to register.

A new UD initiative — STEM Catalyst Grant 

This new initiative invests in and supports faculty and student STEM research. The Grant is intended to advance new and existing research programs that have the potential to rise to national prominence. Proposals that benefit humanity by addressing significant, unmet needs or use collaborative teams to address multi-disciplinary challenges are particularly encouraged. All faculty are encouraged to apply. Applications for the first cycle must be received by 5 p.m. April 11, 2017.

SoE Faculty and Staff: This message and invitation sent on behalf of UDRI's Office for Research:

The Office for Research is planning our next STARS (Spotlight on Technology, Arts, Research and Scholarship) Seminar on Thursday, March 16, in the Kennedy Union Ballroom. We will follow the same format as the November STARS with a buffet lunch at 11:30 am, followed by 3 speakers (20 minutes each) and ending with dessert and mixer at 1:00 pm. For more information and to register, click here.

UD Faculty, Staff and Grad Students: Interested in Office for Research Writing Workshop?

Join colleagues, polish writing skills, attend the workshop on January 9, 2017, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., UD River Campus, continental breakfast and lunch provided. Presentation by Prof. George Gopen: The Reader Expectation Approach to Writing. Click here to register. Email or click here for more information.

Scholarship Opportunity for Undergraduate Students Interested in STEM
NASA and the Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) are sponsoring a $3500 undergraduate scholarship for students interested in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematic) degree. Deadline to apply: March 1, 2017. Click here for more information.

Fellowship Opportunity for Students Pursuing a Master's STEM Degree
NASA and the Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) are sponsoring a $16,000 (plus tuition) Fellowship for students interested in a master's degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematic). Deadline to apply: February 1, 2017. Click here for more information.

Thanksgiving Collection
The UD Disable Disabilities Club supports people with disabilities through community service and disability recognition. They were inspired to collect donations this Thanksgiving because many people living with disabilities are below the poverty line.

You can drop off your donations at the following campus collection areas:
Fri., Nov. 4: Kettering Labs lobby, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tues., Nov. 8: Science Center Atrium
Thurs., Nov. 17: Miriam Hall

Click here for more details or if you need more information, please contact Dominic Nickel,

UD’s Office for Research: Spotlight on Technology, Arts, Research and Scholarship (STARS) program!
This program features three speakers, over lunch, in an informal setting to foster research collaborations and build community across disciplines.The event will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 11:30-1:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Union Ballroom.
Click here for your invitation and respond by November 9, 2016. *Space is limited*
Thank you for your support of research and scholarship at the University of Dayton.


School of Engineering

Kettering Laboratories 565 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0254