Thursday December 9, 2010

A Blessed Home

The University will bless and dedicate the 1700 South Patterson Building as part of an annual Christmas celebration for the campus community.

The University of Dayton will bless and dedicate the 1700 South Patterson Building as part of President Daniel J. Curran's annual Christmas celebration for the campus community at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16.

The dedication will take place in the cafeteria of the 1700 South Patterson Building.

The Rev. Chris Wittmann, S.M., director of campus ministry, and the Rev. Jim Fitz, S.M., rector, will bless the building.

The 1700 South Patterson Building now houses some graduate classes and research functions formerly housed in the Caldwell Street Center, including the Center for Competitive Change and four research groups from the Research Institute's sensor systems and aerospace mechanics divisions.

During the next 18 months, the University of Dayton Research Institute will gradually transfer additional operations to the building as labs are built, creating a highly visible home for the University's rapidly growing sponsored research portfolio that is nearing $100 million annually. The University of Dayton Osher Lifelong Learning Institute also plans to move some events to 1700 South Patterson.

The University of Dayton purchased NCR's former world headquarters in December 2009 and is transforming it into a home for its world-class Research Institute, graduate classes and an Alumni Center.

For more information, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of media relations, at 937-229-3391 or srobinson@udayton.edu.