From: Amy Lopez-Matthews (
Date: 1/13/2020 3:08:03 PM
Subject: Commuter Newsletter Spring 2020 (1)



It's not too late to register for the mini-course UD 109, designed to bring together a small group of commuter students to get to know each other and to learn about campus resources.  This course is open to any f.t. undergraduate commuters (and if you're registered for less than 18 credit hours, you can add this 1-credit-hour course at no additional charge).  We require a minimum number of registrants to make this course happen, and there's still room available.

The course starts next Thursday, January 23, and will continue for ten sessions on Thursdays from 2:00pm - 3:15pm.  You'll engage in activities that promote community within the small group, and you'll also have an opportunity to participate in peer education sessions.  We'll have several departments from across campus scheduled to visit the classroom to share resources with you.

Don't miss out on this opportunity and register today!  The mini-course will be co-facilitated by Amy Lopez-Matthews (commuter adviser) and Sam Ortiz from MEC (Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center).






Commuter Spring Lunch
Wednesday, April 29, 11:30am - 1:30pm
(drop in any time during the lunch; rsvp appreciated; watch email for a way to indicate your attendance)



Please review the information below that may be useful to you as a commuter student:


Dean of Students Case Management Services

Case Management at the University of Dayton serves to provide our student population with outreach, advocacy, intervention, and support through times of difficulty to aid in the pursuit of personal and academic success through collaboration with faculty and staff in order to support a holistic and Marianist approach in caring for our student population, both individually and as a student community.

In the Dean of Students office, we work to insure our students feel supported through challenging times, and can provide support and advocacy services for a variety of concerns.

Common challenges faced by our student community include:

  • Food insecurity
  • Financial challenges
  • Family challenges
  • Loss of family members
  • Substance abuse issues
  • Transition to college life issues
  • Academic concerns
  • Social welfare
  • Student life engagement
  • Response to crisis situations
  • Trauma support

If you have any questions, or are confused about what steps to take next in order to pursue your academic or personal success, please feel free to contact us and allow us to help figure out what next steps can be taken. Contact Assistant Dean of Students Lindsay Maxam or Clinical Case Manager Paul Schweickart at (937) 229-1212 or via email at


Start 2020 Off Right With UD Campus Recreation!

With the start of a new semester comes the opportunity to focus on your health and wellbeing! At University of Dayton Campus Recreation, it is our mission to motivate, inspire and empower the UD community to lead healthy, active and balanced lives. Swing by the RecPlex and join UD Campus Recreation in setting the tone for a healthy and happy 2020!


Winter is in full swing, and what better way to boost your mood and energy than getting in your 30 minutes of daily exercise. Research by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) supports that adults require at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Aside from the physical benefits, other worthwhile benefits of getting 30 minutes of exercise daily include:

  • Reduced stress levels
  • Enhanced quality of life
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Increased endorphins
  • Alleviated anxiety

Be sure to check out UD Campus Recreation’s semester offerings! Take a group fitness class, work with a personal trainer, compete on an intramural team or even go on an outdoor adventure like sea kayaking in the Florida Everglades, ice climbing in Michigan, or hiking, biking, climbing and paddling around the Dayton area! You can do it all with UDCR.

For more information on this semester’s offerings, head to, email us at or check out our social media pages:


Twitter: @UD_CampusRec

Instagram: @UD_CampusRec


Student Development is seeking nominations for the 35th annual John E. Riley Award, presented by the Division of Student Development.

The award provides recognition and a financial award of $1500.00 (or $750.00 per semester) to a junior student who has exercised sustained leadership through involvement with student initiatives, exemplifying the educational, Marianist Charism and service values of the University.

Please check out the announcement on Porches on January 21, and nominate a deserving student by February 7, 2020.



January 21: Speaker Russell Strand will be on campus for 10 events throughout the day. Russell is a career law enforcement professional who speaks internationally on child abuse and sexual assault investigations, domestic violence intervention, human trafficking, and culture change. The theme of all presentations is "creating culture change in our community." Mr. Strand's keynote speech will be at 7 pm in the KU Ballroom. More marketing material on all events will be out shortly. 

Feb 3-8: Green Dot Week! Events, giveaways, and tabling daily!

Feb 8- Green Dot Training 10-4 pm, Adele McGinnis Room, students can register on 1850

March 4 from 7-9 pm at Sears Recital Hall: Film and Panel Discussion hosted by Dr. Howard Fradkin on the topic of male sexual assault: Join us as we engage in authentic discussion with male survivors of sexual abuse. They will share how they began their healing journeys and the unique obstacles they faced as they progressed from survivors to thriver. Dr. Fradkin was the first Chairperson of the Weekends of Recovery program for men. He has since helped to facilitate over 60 recovery weekend retreats for over 1200 men. 

April 25-  Green Dot Training 10-4 pm, Adele McGinnis Room, students can register on 1850

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