University of Dayton events calendar

UD speakers series continues Jan. 26

The University of Dayton Speaker Series continues with Elijah Anderson, a sociology professor at Yale University, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, in the Kennedy Union ballroom. His lecture is part of the annual celebration honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. One of the leading urban ethnographers in the United States, Anderson has published The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life and Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City. His talk will be free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but seating is limited and offered on a first-come basis. Parking is available without a permit in B and C lots. For more information or interviews, contact Meagan Pant, assistant director of media relations, at 937-229-3256 or [email protected]

Latino Art of the Midwest exhibit opens

Roesch Library will kick off its Latino Art of the Midwest: Into the 21st Century exhibit with a reception 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Roesch Library first floor gallery. The exhibit includes prints, paintings, sculpture and video. Themes include political representation, equal opportunity for education and jobs, as well as broad civil and human rights. The artists hail from Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin. The art and presentations by art historian and curator Judith Huacuja, plus featured artists, aim to foster understanding of local Latino histories in regional and national contexts. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. Parking is available in B Lot with a permit picked up at the visitor booth on University Circle. The exhibit is presented by the University of Dayton Department of Art and Design, University Libraries and the College of Arts and Sciences. This program has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. For more information, visit For interviews, contact Meagan Pant, assistant director of media relations, at 937-229-3256 or [email protected]

Campus Ministry welcomes Dayton community to 2nd 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 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 [email protected]

UD to assist families with college financial aid forms

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 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 [email protected] For interviews, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of media relations, at 937-229-3391 or [email protected]

UD Center for Leadership programs

Supervisors and Professionals Program

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

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

Staff report