Wednesday July 19, 2017

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Marian art, business leadership among topics of upcoming University of Dayton events.

UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON EXHIBIT TO EXPLORE MARIAN ART OF ASIA 

A new art exhibit at the University of Dayton will explore how the Virgin Mary is perceived and represented in some Asian countries. "Ex Oriente Lux: Marian Art in Asia" runs June 26 to Sept. 8 in the Marian Library Gallery on the seventh floor of Roesch Library. It is free and open to the public 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. "The exhibit is an attempt to open our horizons to the originality of Asian Marian paintings and statuary," said the Rev. Johann Roten, S.M., director of research, art and special projects for the Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute. More information is available at the related link. For interviews or a photo, contact Meagan Pant at 937-229-3256 or mpant1@udayton.edu. 

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR ‘MARY IN ASIA AND AFRICA' FORUM 

The International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) has announced "Mary in Asia and Africa" as the theme for its next Marian Forum on Oct. 20 at the University of Dayton. The two-hour event will be the fifth in a continuing series of free academic gatherings that IMRI has sponsored on the Internet to promote the study of the Blessed Virgin Mary. "We are producing our Marian forums to present fresh research and to stimulate creative energies in the study of the mother of Jesus Christ," said the Rev. Johann Roten, S.M., director of research, art and special projects. "We decided on Africa and Asia for the theme of our next forum because we want to move beyond Eurocentrism and open new avenues of study. The great diversity of peoples in Africa and Asia makes these continents ideal for looking at how local culture influences the reception of Mary." Admission is free, but IMRI requires participants to register at the related link. For interviews, contact Meagan Pant at 937-229-3256 or mpant1@udayton.edu. 

ART EXHIBIT FEATURES RETROSPECTIVE BY UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON ALUMNAE 

The University of Dayton will host a retrospective exhibit by Dayton native and University alumnae Patti Trick Paulus featuring calligraphic art from her 38-year career. "Then & Now — A Retrospective" is free and open to the public June 10 through July 31 in the first floor gallery of Roesch Library. Paulus focuses on hand lettered artwork and has recently expanded into rendering landscapes in charcoal. The exhibit is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It will be closed July 4. Complimentary visitor parking passes can be obtained at the visitor parking information center. More information is available at the related link. For interviews or a photo, contact Meagan Pant at 937-229-3256 or mpant1@udayton.edu. 

UPCOMING UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

Emerging Leader Program 

Employers can help develop future executive leaders with training on the finer points of leadership and business skills during the 2017 Emerging Leader program at the University of Dayton Center for Leadership. Registration is now open for the next 12-month, 20-session program that begins Aug. 18, and is geared toward helping employees chart a path to executive leadership. It includes leadership and business skills training, assessments, executive coaching and mentoring. Presenters include faculty from the University of Dayton's School of Business Administration along with consultants to Fortune 500 companies. The Emerging Leader Program is open to the public and costs $13,000; $12,000 for partner organizations. Participants receive a certificate in leadership and admission to two of the Center's future executive development programs.

Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program

The Center for Leadership is accepting applications for the next three sessions of this 10-session program that start July 27, Aug. 22 and Sept. 27. The Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program is a development program spanning six months for leaders in public, private and not-for-profit organizations. This program will assist front-line leaders or anyone preparing for a leadership role in developing skills to help them maximize individual and team performance. Upon completion of the program, they also receive two additional days of Supervisor and Professional Development programs. The cost is $4,300; $4,000 for partner organizations. The session starting in August will be in Dublin, Ohio. Supervisory Leadership Certificate facilitators average a 4.5 on a five-point scale in participant reviews. Participants in the most recently completed cohort report a 43.5 percent increase in their competency level. One participant said: "I have found most valuable the ability to listen to and to be exposed to individuals from all over the region, as well as to be able to share in their insights and gain an appreciation for the similarities and differences among us."

All sessions for every program run all day, unless otherwise noted, and will be on the University of Dayton River Campus at the 1700 South Patterson Building. 

For more information about Center for Leadership programs and to register, call 937-229-3115 or visit the related link.

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