Wednesday March 21, 2012

Campus is Hopping

University shifts gears from presidential visit and basketball to events focusing on business, civil rights, the Arab Spring, job searches, and more.




The following University of Dayton Center for Leadership and Executive Development programs are on deck. All of the programs run 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 1700 South Patterson Building, formerly the NCR Corp. world headquarters. For a complete schedule, list of speakers and session topics or to register, call 937-229-3115 or click here.

Executive Development Program

March 28: "The Leader's Voice: Communicating to Inspire Performance" with Ron Crossland, former chairman of the Tom Peters Company, and author of The Leader's Voice: How Your Communication Can Inspire Action and Get Results, The Leadership Experience and Voice Lessons.

April 19: "Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Engaging and Retaining Your Best Talent" with Beverly Kaye, founder and CEO of Career Systems International, and author of Up is Not the Only Way and Love 'Em or Lose 'Em.

The cost to attend a one-day executive program is $995 for the general public, $945 for University of Dayton alumni and $870 for CLED partners.

Supervisors and Professionals Program

March 22 and April 25:  "Profiling Your Success Using a 360 Degree Feedback for Career Development," with Robin Brun and Brent Kondritz of the University of Dayton Center for Leadership and Executive Development.

March 27: "Finding Your Strengths-Based Leadership" with Matt Becker, owner of Authentic Excellence LLC.

April 4: "Leveraging Leadership for a 'More Better' Workplace" with Kirk Weisler, author and "chief morale officer."

The cost for the supervisor and professional programs is $395 for the general public, $345 for University of Dayton alumni and $290 for CLED partners.


The political science department, the Dayton Council on World Affairs and the Dayton Mercy Society are sponsoring a panel discussion titled "The Arab Spring: One Year On" 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Kennedy Union ballroom. Panelists include Maher Hathout of the Muslim Public Affairs Council; Elie al-Hindy, from Notre Dame University in Lebanon; and Randa Slim, from the Middle East Institute. Al-Hindy, chair of the of the political science department at Notre Dame University in Beirut, is available for interviews about the Arab Spring one year later plus recent developments in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, and Thursday, March 22. To arrange an interview, contact Shawn Robinson at 937-229-3391 or For more information about the event, contact Jason Pierce at 937-229-3626.


The University of Dayton's Career Services is sponsoring the annual Spring Career and Graduate School Fair for current University of Dayton students and alumni, 1-6 p.m. Thursday, March 22, on the sixth floor of College Park Center. More than 128 organizations will be on hand, an increase of more than 20 organizations from last year. Jason Eckert, director of career services, attributed the increased number to slight improvements in the labor market. Complete details regarding the event, including the list of attending organizations, is available here. "Our fair is an excellent face-to face networking opportunity for University of Dayton students and alumni, which is even more important in a difficult economy," Eckert said. Teacher education majors, students in School of Education and Allied Professions graduate programs and University alumni may also participate in Education Interview Day starting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, on the sixth floor of the College Park Center. Participants will network and interview with 36 school districts and school organizations. Complete information, including a list of employers scheduled to attend, is available here. For pre-event and on-site interviews, contact Jason Eckert, director of career services, 937-367-1974 or


The University of Dayton's department of history will welcome noted scholar John D'Emilio for the annual Beauregard-King Lecture. D'Emilio, professor of history and gender and women's studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will deliver his lecture "Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin," 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in Sears Recital Hall. It's free and open to the public. D'Emilio is the definitive biographer of Bayard Rustin, a pivotal figure in the struggle for civil rights and economic justice in the U.S. in the 20th century. The lecture is named for two University of Dayton history professors who made immense contributions to the department and to students more than a combined 70 years of teaching. For more information, contact Cilla Shindell at 937-229-3257 or 


The University of Dayton will welcome Brother John, a Taizé monk from the French Taizé Community, at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, in the Immaculate Conception Chapel, for a prayer service in the style of Taizé, which welcomes Christians of all traditions to unite in prayer using scripture, music and silent meditation. The evening prayer is free and open to the public. After the evening prayer service, Brother John will give a brief introduction to the Taizé community and the upcoming Pilgrimage of Trust in May at DePaul University. Formed in 1942, the Taizé movement has grown increasingly popular internationally with young people who are drawn to the community's inclusion of Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox Christians, and who make pilgrimages to Taizé meetings around the world. For more information, contact the Office for Mission and Rector at 937-229-2899 or 


Elina Bercirevic, president of the Atlantic Initiative and a Fulbright visiting fellow at Yale University, will discuss "Genocide Denial in Bosnia and Herzegovina" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in the Science Center Auditorium. The Atlantic Initiative is a non-profit and non-governmental organization, established in Sarajevo in 2009 by a group of university professors, lecturers and journalists who share common concerns for the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina, particularly its accession to NATO and European Union. Bercirevic also is the author of Na Drini Genocid (Genocide on the Drina), which was published by Buybook Sarajevo in 2009 and is currently being translated to English. For more information, contact Shawn Robinson at 937-229-3391 or 


The University of Dayton's R.I.S.E. XII Investment Forum will welcome top financial analysts and economists for the opening day of the forum 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at the University of Dayton Arena, when professionals and the public are invited to attend. Notable keynote speakers include best-selling author Ben Mezrich; David M. Darst, managing director and chief investment strategist, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; and Robert C. Doll, chief Equity strategist, BlackRock. Phone registrations will be accepted through Wednesday, March 28, at 937-229-1444 or No registrations accepted the day of the event. For more information visit the R.I.S.E website


Duke University professor Dr. Harold G. Koenig has been named keynote speaker for the region's third-annual Health Care Symposium, which will focus on medicine and spirituality and the Patient-Centered Medical Home. The University of Dayton premedical program and Miami Valley Hospital are sponsoring the event, scheduled for 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the University of Dayton Science Center. It is open to all physicians and health professionals as well as University of Dayton students and alumni interested in medical careers. Registration is required. Continuing Medical Education credits (3.0 CME) will be provided. The symposium is free to University of Dayton students, Miami Valley Hospital residents and Dayton Children's residents. Registration is $50 for physicians and other professionals and $10 for non-University of Dayton students. For more information and to register, visit the symposium website.


Notre Dame law professor Mark P. McKenna will discuss the differences between trademarks and patents and which are appropriate protections for business ideas during a panel discussion 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the University of Dayton School of Law. McKenna will join James D. Liles, chair of the intellectual property litigation group at Porter Wright; and Tracy Reilly, University of Dayton associate law professor in the Program in Law and Technology, for this latest edition of the Scholarly Symposia Series on Current Issues in Intellectual Property Law. For registration or information, call Nan Holler-Potter at 937-229-4676 or visit the symposium website. The symposium costs $50; 1.5 CLE credit hours are available. The School of Law's Program in Law and Technology and the Intellectual Property Law Society are sponsoring the event with support from Porter Wright through the Hubert A. and Gladys C. Estabrook Charitable Trust.


Students from the U.S. and United Kingdom will put their aircraft design skills to the test starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21, on the fifth floor of the College Park Center at the University of Dayton during the Merlin Flight Simulation Group's second annual IT FLIES U.S.A. competition. Students will test their designs on the only Merlin flight simulator in the U.S., and one of 15 in the world. Members of the Society of Flight Test Engineers and the Society of Experimental Test Pilots will judge the competition in two parts. The morning session features oral presentations. In the afternoon, the students' designs will be entered into the flight simulator and flown by the test pilots to see how well their planes will fly on the simulator. First prize is $750. Since the University installed the flight simulator in late 2010, University of Dayton students have won the IT FLIES USA aircraft design and handling competition and IT FLIES UK, which was held at Coventry University last June. For more information or to register, contact Aaron Altman at 937-229-5353.

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