For every story we write about UD alumni, there are many more we could write. News about our alumni pops up every day in online tools like Google news alerts. Here’s a typical sample, all from this past weekend, of the kinds of stories we read every day:
· Chemical engineering graduate Michael “Pete” Peters ’77 was interviewed about his research using human embryonic stem cells.
· Rita Hawk ’81, who earned her master’s in theological studies, celebrated her 50th anniversary of vocation to religious life with the Sisters of Charity.
· Law school graduate Laurie Miller ’01 was elected to the board of governors of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia.
· Computer science graduate Greg Carmichael ’85 was named chief operating officer of Fifth Third Bancorp.
· Former UD basketball player and two-time NBA all-star Jim Paxson Jr. ’79 joined his brother John at the Chicago Bulls front office as a consultant.
More than 250 alumni, faculty, staff and family members turned out for the first-ever UD School of Business Administration night at Fifth Third Field June 26 to watch the Dayton Dragons take on the Southwest Michigan Devil Rays.
Dan Sadlier, chair of the UD board of trustees, and Dean Pat Meyers addressed the crowd at a pre-game party that included dinner, complimentary Dragons baseball caps and door prizes. Flyers filled most of Section 116, and families with small children spread blankets along the third base line to watch the game. The summer evening of SBA fun and networking at the ballpark was made even sweeter, watching Dragons pitcher Travis Wood toss seven shutout innings and blank the Devil Rays 3-0.No Comments
One of the best places to view the green pitches of Germany’s World Cup is from the white sandy beaches of Thailand. Chuck Hohenstein ’86, who lives in Seoul, South Korea, wrote the Dayton Flyer Fans listserv to prove yet again that you can never travel so far as to forget UD.
“I’m down here in Thailand vacationing and there are PSAs on TV about not gambling on the World Cup. Well, get this: The person they show betting on the World Cup (face blacked out) is wearing a UD hat!!!!!!! I am not kidding. I nearly fell into my Singha beer when I saw it.”
He’ll watch Sunday’s final at 1 a.m. local time via Malaysian TV, which offers English commentary.No Comments
A chipmunk sips from a birdbath near Alumni Hall.No Comments
How do you take your eggs? Scrambled, poached … rubberized?
“Rubber eggs” is just one activity that 111 third- through eighth-graders completed during the Summer Laureate for Promising Young Scholars this week.
Lelia Boyd, director of the Summer Laureate, has coordinated the independent program for the past 18 years.
“The program has always been held at UD, in Kennedy Union. It’s the best place to have it, because it’s big enough to have all the children under one roof,” Boyd said.
Children selected their favorite workshops, such as “Cre-egg-tivity,” which included the rubber egg experiment. Students soaked raw eggs in vinegar and watched the shell progressively dissolve, giving the egg a rubbery texture.
Another workshop was “Geology Rocks,” in which students learned about earthquakes, volcanoes and shifting plates. Students sat upright, blurting out questions as the teacher spouted science. As they learned that a river and its water are powerful enough to shape cities the size of Dayton, one small boy piped up, eyes wide, “Is that possible?”No Comments
The créches exhibit of the Marian Library is open year-round to visitors to the seventh floor of Roesch Library. Shown in the case (right) is “Magic Carpet” by J. Richards and S. Penfield.No Comments
Viewing the construction site for the doctor of physical therapy program was a bit like having X-ray vision. The rooms on the second floor of College Park Center at 1529 Brown St. are currently separated only by metal rods that stretch from ceiling to ground, giving the whole floor a skeletal effect.
The Ohio Board of Regents approved UD’s newest doctoral program May 18. Its first students will start classes just three months later, on Aug. 21. Workers are hustling “to take the big, wide-open space that used to belong to NCR and fit it to the needs of the program,” according to Cathy Ford of facilities planning and construction management.
Major electrical and mechanical work has already been accomplished. When the first physical therapy students arrive, they will find a fully renovated floor with classrooms, labs, faculty offices, tutorial rooms, locker rooms, a conference room, a reception area, a break room and a resource room.
Future students can look forward to wireless Internet access, an anatomy lab and a fitness assessment area. With a transparent view of the sprawling physical therapy lab, it’s easy to imagine it packed with walking aids and bars, patients, instructors and the future physical therapists that Dayton hospitals so desperately need.No Comments
Demolition crews took down the Arby’s and Lee’s Famous Recipe restaurants on the northeast corner of Brown and Stewart streets this week.No Comments
Columns frame the view of a quiet day on ArtStreet.No Comments
Sister Catarina Tang, S.C.M.C., from Baltic, Conn., studies on a bench in the courtyard of Garden Apartments. She is taking graduate courses from the English department.No Comments