22: Student News Digest : University of Dayton, Ohio

[University of Dayton] 22: Student News Digest : University of Dayton, Ohio



"Dessert in the Desert" comes to The Hub Dec. 2

UD’s sixth-annual Dinner in the Desert Kitchen, an initiative to raise awareness of food justice and end hunger, will take place at The Hub 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. This year’s theme, Dessert in the Desert: Oh, you think it's sweet? will investigate social histories, cultural myths and environmental realities around the human relationship to sugar and sweetness. Students will present an art auction, interactive exhibits and an Empty Bowls fundraiser. The event is free, but attendees are encouraged to register on Eventbrite. Visit the Desert Kitchen website for more information and contact Associate Professor Glenna Jennings with questions.

National Women’s Studies Association honors UD Women's Center

The Women's Center's "Women of UD" initiative received the Outstanding Women's and Gender Equity Centers Program award from the National Women's Studies Association during the organization’s conference earlier this month. This award recognizes the work of women's and gender equity centers and celebrates specific programs/initiatives developed and implemented by a center, among other criteria. Read more about the honor on the Women's Center Porches page.

Virtual Advent wreath

A virtual Advent wreath will light the way to Christmas, week by week, with gifts from the Marian Library. Visit go.udayton.edu/advent-wreath Nov. 27 for your gift for the first week of Advent. 


UD Thanksgiving food drive: Donate up to $10 from your meal plan or Flyer Express

The cost of groceries is up 13.5% since last year. Turkeys are 73% more this year. For the 98,000 people in the Dayton area who experience food insecurity, inflation is exacerbating the problem. The generosity of the UD community during our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive has helped a great deal, and faculty, staff and students can donate directly to The Foodbank Dayton this year. Students can donate up to $10 of their meal plan or Flyer Express to The Foodbank Dayton by the end of today (Nov. 22) here. Under the "How did you hear about The Foodbank?" question, check the box that says "UD Thanksgiving Drive."  

Clown of God story walk on campus

Students in Mary-Kate Sableski's and Jennifer Adams' teacher education course, EDT 350: Foundations of Literacy through Literature, created an interactive story walk about Tomie dePaola's book, beginning and ending outside Roesch Library. The story of the Juggler and its many adaptations is celebrated in the Marian Library's new family-friendly Christmas exhibit, Juggling for Mary: Vocation, Gifts and Performing for Our Lady, now through Jan. 27.

Increasing access to Indigenous resources

November is Native American Heritage Month, and University Libraries are sharing how library catalogers implemented less harmful terminology surrounding Indigenous communities. Read more about the effort here. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Student News Digest resumes after the Thanksgiving holiday Wednesday, Nov. 30. The SND team wishes everyone a very happy Thanksgiving. 

More University news can be found on the Announcements page on Porches and on 1850, the student engagement portal.

Student News Digest

Every Wednesday, the University news and communications team shares news to help you stay connected. Previous issues of Student News Digest are archived at go.udayton.edu/flyerfamilies.