Friday December 11, 2015

Briefly Speaking

Upcoming events focus on peace, business leadership and celebrating faith.

WINTER SOLSTICE SUNRISE CELEBRATION AND PRAYER FOR PEACE AT MOUNT ST. JOHN DEC. 22 

The Marianist Environmental Education Center will hold a winter solstice sunrise celebration and prayer for peace 6:30 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, in Sieben Hall at Mount St. John, 4435 East Patterson Rd., Dayton, OH 45430. "We will share Pope Francis' World Day of Peace and environmental messages, go on a candlelight procession through the woods and welcome the Son of Peace at a bonfire in the prairie," said Sister. Leanne Jablonski, F.M.I., University of Dayton Hanley Sustainability Institute scholar-in-residence for faith and environment and coordinator of the University's sustainability, energy and environment learning-living community. Warm beverages and breakfast foods provided. Open to the public. Donations accepted. Register by Dec. 21. For more information and registration, visit http://meec.udayton.edu or call 937-429-3582. For interviews, contact Shawn Robinson at 937-229-3391 or srobinson1@udayton.edu. 

CAMPUS MINISTRY WELCOMES DAYTON COMMUNITY TO SECOND ANNUAL FAITH FEST 

Tickets are now available for the second annual Faith Fest, a joyful celebration of faith and community that brings together people from the University and greater Dayton area featuring Dove award-winning Christian band Tenth Avenue North. Last year, the event drew more than 900 people. Doors will open 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the University of Dayton RecPlex, on Evanston Avenue. Tenth Avenue North will take the stage at 8 p.m. after performances by student artists. Free parking will be available in C lot on Evanston Avenue and S2 lot off Irving Avenue. Tenth Avenue North’s newest album, “Cathedrals,” is a collection of songs that inspire community, encourage accountability and celebrate the fact we are not alone. “So many of us live in isolation and we really don't have to,” says lead vocalist Mike Donehey. “So the idea is: ‘Hey get in the boat with us, sail by the stars of God’s promises and reach the shore of community.’” Tickets for the general public are $15 and are available at http://tickets.udayton.edu. For groups of 15 or more, tickets are $10. To order group tickets, please call 937-229-2545 and reference the coupon code FAITH. For more information or interviews, contact Brother Brandon Paluch, S.M., at 937-229-2516 or bpaluch1@udayton.edu. 

UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON TO ASSIST FAMILIES WITH NAVIGATING COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID FORMS FEB. 14 

The University of Dayton is hosting a College Goal Sunday event for high school students and families at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14. The free, public event will be in the Anderson Center, adjacent to B Lot. Financial aid professionals will assist students and parents with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is required to receive federal financial aid including Pell Grants, student loans and need-based state grants. Walk-ins are welcome but people are encouraged to register by visiting http://www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org. The Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators is sponsoring the event. The association offers resources to students, families and high school advisors to promote higher education and increase awareness of financial aid opportunities. For more information, contact Beth Cahill, University of Dayton site coordinator, at 937-229-4137 or cahille1@udayton.edu. For interviews, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of media relations, at 937-229-3391 or srobinson@udayton.edu. 

UPCOMING UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS 

Supervisors and Professionals Program 

Dec. 15: "Going from Peer to Supervisor" with Chuck Bushnell. This program will guide new supervisors through the transition from individual contributor to leader. Through small group exercises, group discussion and role playing, Bushnell also will teach strategies, behaviors and critical interactions that lead to becoming an effective supervisor. 

Dec. 17: "Communications Skills for Leaders" with Nicky Adams, University of Dayton English lecturer.  In today's workplace, we are communicating more rapidly, more often and with greater numbers of people than ever before. This program will help you gain tips to motivate your audience, learn to organize content strategically, and increase your meeting and presentations for optimal audience engagement. 

Jan. 7: "Navigating Difficult Conversations" with Michele Wilson. This program will help attendees understand the casualties of unresolved conflict — productivity loss and employee turnover, among others. Participants also will identify their preferred conflict resolution style and techniques to increase their personal effectiveness. 

Jan. 28: "Coaching and Evaluating Performance" with Matt Becker.  Participants in this program will learn how personality styles influence coaching styles, identify causes of performance issues and demonstrate the first step of the coaching conversation. 

The cost for supervisor and professional programs is $395 for the general public, $345 for University of Dayton alumni, and $299 for center partners. For a complete schedule, list of speakers and session topics or to register, call 937-229-3115 or visit http://leadership.udayton.edu. 

All sessions for every program will be on the University of Dayton campus at the 1700 South Patterson Building.

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