Students in Davis Center for Portfolio Management

Transformative Education

The University of Dayton offers students a distinctive education, emphasizing hands-on, real-world experiences and a commitment to the common good that transforms their world views and shapes their careers and lives. The University programs and curricula that help create those transformative experiences made news, as did current students and alumni who put their University of Dayton education into action. By example, they’re leading lives of service. Check out the exploits that drew media coverage during the 2011-12 academic year.

National and Regional

Bloomberg Radio’s Kathleen Hays, host of “The Hays Advantage,” talked to students from the Davis Center for Portfolio Management on Oct. 24 about their visit with billionaire investor Warren Buffett. Bloomberg Radio is broadcast around the world and heard online.The Dayton Daily News and "The Education Report" — a weekly radio program broadcast on Clear Channel stations — featured stories on the 10th anniversary of the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community. The Dayton Daily News also wrote about the students’ visit, and two students appeared on ABC 22/Fox 45 in Dayton.

Crain's Chicago Business mentioned Flyer Enterprises in a May 21 story on student-run businesses.

Visionwiz, a business and technology blog, carried a video of last year’s winner of the University’s Business Plan Competition as an example of a successful elevator pitch. 

One of the University's innovative marketing strategies — a Facebook scholarship competition — sparked a story in the Chicago Tribune, coverage by the Associated Press and Reuters, articles in major newspapers in Ohio (Plain Dealer, Columbus Dispatch, Cincinnati Enquirer, Akron Beacon Journal and Dayton Daily News), and visibility on Yahoo. com. A lengthy piece appeared on, a blog that focuses on new media initiatives. The Avon Lake Press featured a story May 14 on the winner of the University's $40,000 scholarship video contest. 

The National Catholic Reporter carried pieces by Vincent Miller, Gudorf Chair in Catholic Theology and Culture, and four University theology doctoral students about technology and faith. in Burke, Va., noted that ROTC student Timothy Wall of Burke, Va., was included in the top 4 percent of the U.S. Army ROTC’s Order of Merit List.

Cincinnati NPR station WVXU-FM featured “The iPod Kid” Bill Cooper in its weekly “Focus on Technology” segment July 24. Cooper, a business major, is among YouTube’s top 1,000 most-viewed accounts for his iPod app and product reviews. His YouTube success is paying for his college tuition.

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