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Dayton-Area Media

Dayton-area news media took notice and frequently covered the University of Dayton’s remarkable growth, contributions to the region’s economy and the key role it plays in creating opportunities for job growth and new business during the 2013-14 academic year.

In addition, local media called upon University faculty experts to comment on breaking news stories, emerging trends and issues that affect the everyday life of people in the Miami Valley.

Broadcast, print and online outlets also reported on University of Dayton students and their tradition of service to the community – in classrooms, neighborhoods and on the river.

The Dayton area ranks No. 64 of the top-100 U.S. media markets — many national stories and experts are local stories first — and the University is proud that regional media outlets prominently showcase our stories and our people.

Multiple Outlets

The Dayton Business Journal, WDTN-TV and WHIO-TV did stories about the University receiving a $300,000 grant to improve diversity among students in its computer science program.

WDTN-TV and WHIO-TV did stories about an agreement between Rumpke and the University to help the University with its waste removal, recycling and sustainability programs.

Political science lecturer Tony Talbott talked to WDTN-TV and WHIO-TV about the situation involving a local resident detained in North Korea.

WHIO-TV and the Dayton Daily News interviewed associate political science professor Grant Neeley about the escalating situation in Iraq.

The Hamilton Journal-News and WHIO-TV profiled engineering student Garrett Gleason and his participation in a national flight design contest. 

All three local TV stations ran briefs about graduation multiple times throughout graduation weekend. Some mentioned our career services outcomes survey that showed 96 percent of spring 2013 University of Dayton undergraduates responding to a University of Dayton Office of Career Services survey reported being employed, pursuing an advanced degree or participating in a service program within six months of graduation.

WHIO-TV and the Dayton Business Journal did stories about a bequest from the estate of former University of Dayton professor Reinhold Kubach to establish the Reinhold W. and Alice Mohl Kubach Faculty Fellowship in the School of Engineering to benefit electrical and computer engineering faculty.

WHIO-TV, WDTN-TV and the Dayton Business Journal did stories about a national entrepreneurship network and foundation's grant of $1.2 million to initiate the largest faculty and curriculum development program in the history of the University of Dayton School of Engineering. 

WHIO-TV and ABC22/Fox45 on April 5 featured the University's Wheels for Kids program, where students refurbish bikes and give them to Dayton schoolchildren.

WDTN-TVWHIO-TV and ABC22/Fox 45 interviewed religious studies professor Dennis Doyle in an April 25 story about the canonization of popes John Paul II and John XXIII.

The Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV featured music therapy students working with local geriatric residents for a story April 24 about the program's 40th anniversary.

The Cox media group and WDTN-TV ran multiple stories April 27 about students getting a final opportunity to worship in Immaculate Conception Chapel before final exams and graduation.

The Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV featured biology professors Jayne Robinson and Karolyn Hansen in an April 30 story about patents they received.

The Cox media group ran online stories April 30 about a School of Engineering partnership with the Air Force to help boost opportunities for minority students. 

All three TV stations and the Dayton Daily News covered Ash Wednesday Mass in the Immaculate Conception Chapel.

The Dayton Business Journal, the Cox media group and ABC 22/Fox 45 did a story about a donation of NCAA First Four tickets in honor of longtime University benefactor Kathryn Boesch for local children and military personnel.

WDTN-TV and WHIO-TV spoke to Sandra Yocum in religious studies about Pope Francis' anniversary.

The Dayton Business Journal and WDTN-TV on March 3 reported on the increase in the University's endowment value last year. 

All three Dayton TV stations covered the spring semester career fair.

The Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV talked to law professor Tom Hagel about a dog mauling case in Dayton.

The Dayton Daily News and WDTN-TV previewed our College Goal Sunday event, which helped parents and students navigate federal financial aid forms. 

Local outlets carried the news Dec. 20 that the University would take over jazz programming from Cityfolk: WYSO-FMDayton Daily NewsWDTN-TV, Dayton Business Journal, and WVXU-FM.

The Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV reported on Dec. 16 graduation ceremonies. 

The Dayton Business JournalWHIO-TV and WDTN-TV mentioned the University of Dayton in stories about six universities receiving state funds to restructure special education programs. 

The University received significant local coverage on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy Nov. 22: The Dayton Daily News quoted alumni who recalled life on campus at the time; WDTN interviewed Bro. Don Geiger and an alum in a feature about Kennedy Union; Fox45/ABC 22 interviewed history professor Larry Schweikart about conspiracy theories and also covered the laying of flowers at the JFK statue at Kennedy Union.  

WDTN, Fox45/ABC 22 and the Dayton Daily News covered the University's observance of Kristallnacht, referred to as the start of the Holocaust. 

Three sets of triplets will graduate this year from UD. WDTN and ABC22/Fox45 came out to talk with them about their journeys. 

All Dayton-area media covered the dedication of the Fiore Talarico Center for Professional Selling. Bloomberg Businessweek and the Columbus CEO picked up the Dayton Daily News story. The Dayton Business Journal wrote two stories. 

ABC 22/Fox 45 and WDTN-TV covered Fire Safety Week events. 

WHIO-TV and WDTN-TV covered Greek student organizations leading a can drive.

Several local media outlets covered the 10th annual river trip for University of Dayton students in the Rivers Institute. The Dayton Daily News sent a reporter down the river and published a story and video. WHIO-TV and WDTN-TV also covered the trip.

On the 50th anniversary of the "I Have a Dream Speech" Aug. 28, WDTN-TV (Click here), WHIO-TV (Click here), ABC 22/Fox 45 (Click here) and the Dayton Daily News (Click here) reported on a lost-and-found tape of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at the University of Dayton.

Top Dayton-area media outlets — Dayton Daily NewsDayton Business JournalWHIO-TVWDTN-TV, ABC22/Fox 45 — covered the start of school and the University's increased selectivity. 

The Dayton Daily News and Dayton Business Journal carried stories about the start of this year's Business Plan Competition.

The Dayton Daily News and WDTN-TV covered demonstrations by Miami Valley teachers working with engineering faculty on innovative ways to bring project-based, hands-on STEM learning into their classrooms.

ABC 22/Fox 45 and WDTN-TV talked to Hagel about the verdict in the George Zimmerman case.

WHIO-TV, WDTN-TV and ABC22/Fox 45 aired stories about the renovation of Founders Hall as it neared completion.

WDTN-TV mentioned the University of Dayton's new graduate certificate program in nonprofit leadership in a story. The Dayton Business Journal and the Dayton Daily News also ran stories.


June 27: Samuel Glenn, student, Fulbright scholarship. 

April 28: Dennis Greene, law, Time Warner Cable. 

Feb. 9: WHIO Reports, Kathy Harmon, FAFSA and financial aid.

Feb. 12 – I Love UD "break up"

Feb. 13: Dennis Greene, law, Comcast-TWC transaction.

Feb. 18: Albert Burky, biology, road salt effect on aquatic life. 

Dec. 5: Janet Greenlee, charity fraud.

Dec. 22: Richard Stock, Business Research Group, on WHIO Reports about local housing market. (Part 1,Part 2,Part 3).

Sept. 22: University of Dayton human rights program.

Sept. 28: Mark Ensalaco, human rights studies, upcoming conference and human rights in the Miami Valley.


May 26: University accreditation from International Dyslexia Association. 

April 2: Dave Harper, advancement, NCAA tournament run.

March 3-4: Tom Hagel, law, dog mauling case.

March 4: Grant Neeley, political science, federal budget.

March 4: David Darrow, history, Ukraine.

March 4: Grant Neeley, political science, economic impact of President Obama's 2014 budget proposal.

March 12: University of Dayton partnership with Cityfolk. 

Feb. 5: Serdar Durmusoglu, marketing, CVS tobacco sales.

Feb. 5: College Goal Sunday

Feb. 12: Ruth Thompson-Miller, Leslie Picca, sociology, Black History month discussion.

Feb. 13: Randy Sparks, marketing, Comcast-TWC transaction.

Feb. 18: Kim Bigelow and Renee Beach, Engineering Wellness and Safety Lab, fall prevention in winter weather.

Jan. 10: Serdar Durmusoglu, marketing, big box retail stores

Jan. 13: UD receives high marks in statewide ranking of teacher education programs

Jan. 17: David Darrow, history, Sochi terror threats.

Jan. 23: Students march for life

Jan. 24: Jack Bauer, psychology, beating the "winter blues"

Jan. 29: Katy Kelly, Verb Washington discuss Created Equal series

Jan. 31: Living Dayton mentioned return of I Love UD.

Dec. 2: Bob Wilkens, chemical engineering, fuel prices.

Dec. 19: Art Jispson, criminal justice studies, Target security breach.

Nov. 6: Grant Neeley, political science, about low voter turnout. 

Nov. 7: Christmas on Campus kickoff. 

Nov. 12: Peter Buffett on Dayton CW morning show. 

Nov. 14: Tom Hagel, School of Law, Good Samaritan laws. 

Nov. 22: Thaddeus Hoffmeister, School of Law, car accidents caused by health issues. 

Sept. 4: Art Jipson, criminal justice studies, Ariel Castro.

Sept. 17: Rivermobile at event in Yellow Springs.

Sept. 18: Art Jipson, criminal justice studies, Navy Yard shooter.

Sept. 19-20: Dennis Doyle, religious studies, Pope Francis.

Sept. 24: Mark Ensalaco, human rights studies, Kenya.

Sept. 25: Thaddeus Hoffmeister, School of Law, child endangerment.

Sept. 25: Dave Salisbury, management information systems, ransomware.

Aug. 6: BEST summer program for international students.

Aug. 9: Thaddeus Hoffmeister, School of Law, hit and run car accident.

Aug. 19 – New bike path opens by Courtyard by Marriott.

Aug. 24: UD taking strong stance on drinking.

July 11: Vijayan Asari, Vision Lab. 

ABC 22/Fox 45

June 19: Thaddeus Hoffmeister, law, RTA bus driver case.

June 30: Tom Hagel, law, business’ right to protect itself. 

May 7: Art Jipson, criminal justice studies, teen online fight videos.

May 15: Art Jipson, criminal justice studies, building online brands for their kids. 

April 5: Aaron Altman, engineering, IT FLIES USA flight design competition.

April 9: Art Jipson, criminal justice studies, knockout game. 

March 11: Art Jipson, criminal justice studies, costume play. 

Feb 3: I Love UD morning show feature with student organizers

Jan. 3: Nativity exhibit sale.

Jan. 9: Morning show features Nativity exhibit.

Jan. 16: Lori Shaw, School of Law, death penalty in Ohio.

Jan. 16: Art Jipson, sociology, texting.

Jan. 23: Students march for life.

Dec. 30: Larry Schweikart, history, discussing his new book, A Patriot's History of the Modern World Part II.

Dec. 13:  Serdar Dermusoglu, marketing, online shopping.

Nov. 5: Shauna Adams, Center for Early Learning, toddlers and technology. 

Nov. 11: Art Jipson, criminal justice studies, cell phone safety. 

Nov. 12: Peter Buffett on morning show. 

Nov. 14: Jonathan Peters, communication, revenge websites. 

Nov. 19: Art Jipson, criminal justice studies, Facebook settings. 

Oct. 2: Shawn Cassiman, sociology, Affordable Care Act. 

Oct. 10: Jason Eckert, career services, unpaid internships. 

Aug. 2: Operations management feature. 

Aug. 16: Jim Durham, law professor, eminent domain. 

July 26: Tom Hagel, Ariel Castro plea deal.

Dayton Daily News

May 16: School of Business Administration, new MBA director and online program.

May 18: University's incoming class.

May 24: Kevin Hallinan, mechanical engineering, op-ed in opposition to an Ohio bill that would temporarily freeze renewable energy rules.

May 28: Andrea Koziol, geology, meteors. 

April 22: A memorial about former music professor George Zimmerman and his love of cooking.

April 24: Grant Neeley, political science, about the Ohio governor's race.

April 25: Crystal Sullivan, campus ministry, about the canonization of popes John Paul II and John XXIII.

April 25: Thaddeus Hoffmeister, law, juries.

April 25: Old River Park open for limited events.

April 26: Peter Titlebaum, sport management, about organ donation.

April 27: Thaddeus Hoffmeister, law, adding lesser charges to death penalty cases. 

March 9: Tom Hagel, law, local child rape case.

March 12: Dennis Doyle, religious studies, Pope Francis anniversary.

March 13: Jaro Bilocerkowycz, political science, Ukraine.

March 14: Economic benefits of the annual River Summit.

March 15: Sean Wilkinson, distinguished service professor, about Ansel Adams photos on display in Springfield.

March 18: Serdar Durmusoglu, marketing, about big box retailers downsizing.

March 21: UD senior wins nationwide stock contest

March 31: Sheila Hassell Hughes, English, about former Ireland president Mary Robinson speaking at UD. 

Feb. 1 – Preview of "Speech and Debate" theatre production

Feb. 2: Daniel J. Curran, president, doing business with Chinese companies.

Feb. 3: Jason Eckert, career services, job placement rate for recent grads.

Feb. 6: School of Law, Gen. William Suter being named commencement speaker.

Feb. 8: Sue Wulff, director physician's assistant program, Midmark's gift. 

Feb. 8 — Midmark making home in Dayton

Feb. 12 – Memorial for former music professor George Zimmerman

Feb. 13 – Progress report on I Love UD campaign

Jan. 20Herb Martin, professor emeritus and poet in residence, civil rights movement.

Jan. 23: Red Bull Stratos team members talking about record-breaking jump from the edge of space.

Jan. 26: Treavor Bogard, education, using YouTube in the classroom.

Jan. 30: College Goal Sunday student financial aid workshop.

Dec. 7: Janet Greenlee, accounting, charity fraud.

Dec. 4: Grant Neeley, political science, about a financial scandal for a lieutenant governor candidate. 

Dec. 22: Sr. Laura Leming, sociology, Pope Francis.

Dec. 20: Jennifer Dalton, didactic program in dietetics, about healthy sugar options. 

Dec. 31: School of Engineering, Best in Class Award. 

Nov. 5: Center for Leadership, upcoming programs. 

Nov. 8: Peter Buffett event. 

Nov. 10: Dan Birdsong, political science, anti-incumbent attitude. 

Nov. 16: Thaddeus Hoffmeister, School of Law, crime rings. 

Nov. 17: Herb Martin, English, his life of performance. 

Nov. 28: Michael Carter, history, Thanksgiving op-ed.

Oct. 1: Bob Brecha, physics professor and coordinator of the Sustainability, Environment and Energy initiative, op-ed on climate change.

Oct. 13: Shawn Cassiman, sociology, member of roundtable discussion on ACA.

Oct. 19: Mary Fisher, physical therapy, research on breast cancer recovery.

Oct. 27: Michael Carter, history, member of roundtable discussion on Kennedy assassination and legacy.

Sept. 4: Mike Gorman, operations management, Kodak bankruptcy.

Sept. 11: Susan Brenner, School of Law, online privacy.

Sept. 13: Tom Hagel, School of Law, polygraph tests.

Sept. 13: Jason Eckert and Michael Gorman, operations management jobs.

Sept. 20: Catholic art exhibit at Roesch Library.

Sept. 27: Jennifer Dalton, director of Didactic Program in Dietetics, on eating healthy on game day.

Sept. 30: Tom Hagel, School of Law, dementia playing a role in elderly sexual assault cases.

Aug. 3: Paul Benson, College of Arts & Sciences dean, Common Academic Program.

Aug. 4: Shawn Cassiman, sociology, and Richard Stock, Business Research Group, growth and impact of temporary workers.

Aug. 4: Kelly Henrici, executive director of the Program in Law and Technology, patent trolls.

Aug. 19: New bike path opens by Courtyard by Marriott.

Aug. 24: Jubiliee of religious studies professor emeritus Father Norbert Burns.

Aug. 25: ArtStreet exhibit and artist-in-residence Joel Bergner

Aug. 25: Op-ed by School of Education and Health Sciences Dean Kevin Kelly on new Ohio report cards.

Aug. 25: Julius Amin, history, March on Washington.

July 25: David Salisbury, management information systems, cybersecurity jobs.

July 26: Rosary Rally.

Dayton B2B Magazine

Aug. 1: Mickey McCabe, vice president for research, on the partnership with GE Aviation.

Aug. 1: Jason Eckert, career services, on job hunting.

Aug. 1: Jayne Robinson, biology, Off the Clock feature.

Dayton Business Journal

May 28: New School of Education dean. 

Jan. 10: School of Education graduate program ranked in US News survey.

Jan. 13: UD receives high marks in statewide ranking of teacher education programs.

Dec. 2: chapel renovation.

Dec. 10: business plan competition finalists. Sept. 9: UD to hire for growing international enrollment and in-house services

Sept. 13: David Wright, director of e-learning, online learning.

Sept. 20: UD expands parking for students.

Sept. 26: Tom Lasley, education, alumni staying in Ohio.

Sept. 27: UD receives grant to benefit Ohio students with deafblindness.


June 26: Bob Brecha, physics, sustainability.

May 6: Bob Brecha, physics, preventing climate change for reasons other than economic ones.

May 20: Bob Brecha, physics, energy independence in the US.

May 22: Richard Stock, Business Research Group, Dayton economy.

May 29-30: Neil Sullivan, athletics, First Four. 

Oct. 29: Dan Birdsong, political science, school levies.

Sept. 29: Joel Pruce, human rights studies, upcoming human rights conference and human rights in the Miami Valley.

Aug. 8: Thomas Lasley II, education, low voter turnout in special elections.

Sept. 1: Caroline Merithew, history, Cedarville's connection to Labor Day.


Feb. 9, 16: Jaro Bilocerkowycz, political science, and David Darrow, history, were guests of "Miami Valley Voices" to discuss the history of political violence between Russians and Chechens as it related to the Sochi Olympics.

Dayton City Paper

April 22: Kurt Hoffmann, sustainability manager, Earth Day and sustainability.

Feb. 11: Feature on "Voices of Spring" concert performance.

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