Speech story – Dr. Zilberg’s talk

For our final paper, we were assigned to write a story about a speech or talk given on campus. I chose to write about Dr. Zilberg’s speech about the preservation of the Los Angeles River. Written fall 2016. 

Zilberg analyzes the Los Angeles River for Huth Memorial Lecture Series

     Dr. Elana Zilberg stressed the importance of urban river revitalization in her presentation for the 2016 Annual Huth Memorial Lecture on Nov. 28.

Zilberg is an associate professor at the University of California, San Diego and works as the University’s communication department coordinator. She is also the principal investigator for UC San Diego’s Studio for Ethnographic Design.

The Mary Jo Huth Memorial Speaker Series is held every year in the Science Center Auditorium during the fall semester at the University of Dayton. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, the series honors Dr. Mary Jo Huth, a former sociology professor and department chair who passed in 2003. Professors of the department nominate a speaker and all vote on it. Dr. Miranda Hallett, assistant professor of anthropology, nominated Zilberg as this year’s speaker and was lucky enough to personally invite her to Dayton.

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Fictional car accident story

This piece was an in-class writing exercise about a fictional car accident story. We were given a facts sheet about the fictional event, then had to write a story about it. Written fall 2016.

1 Dead, 2 in serious condition after car accident

     A car accident occurred at 5 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Brown Street and Irving Avenue, leaving one person dead and two people injured.

Steve Smith, 18, and Sharon Beverly, 18, both UD students, were hit by a pickup truck while driving westbound on Irving Avenue. Gary Bubba, 65, of Dayton was driving the pickup truck with Susie Queue, 46, of Youngstown as passenger. The collision sent both vehicles into an ice cream store on Brown Street, damaging the property.

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Midterm paper – APO’s goals for the semester

This midterm piece had to cover an organization on campus that we’re involved with. I chose to discuss APO’s goals for the semester and shed light on how being a member is. Written fall 2016.

Alpha Phi Omega’s mission to improve Dayton community

     Alpha Phi Omega, a national coed service fraternity on the University of Dayton’s campus, has big plans for the 2016-2017 school year. Built on three principles-leadership, friendship, and service-APO strives to act out those principles through various community service projects, fellowship activities, and leadership events.

APO’s members, known as brothers, come together every Sunday evening for a mandatory chapter meeting, usually to go over upcoming events and ideas that will improve the fraternity as a whole. Common topics of discussion are recruitment ideas and ways to get more University of Dayton students involved in their service projects.

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Fictional obituary

This piece was from an exercise focusing on writing a fictional obituary. Written fall 2016.

Former astronaut Clare A. Bell dies

     Clare A. Bell, the first woman to set foot on the moon, died Friday at Miami Valley Hospital after a short illness. She was 69.

A native to Dayton, Miss Bell joined the U.S. Air Force and became a pilot in 1975. She later became an astronaut and was known for being the first woman to set foot on the moon in 1992. Last year, she retired after 20 years as director of the National Aviation Hall of Fame.

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Feature writing – Caitlin Whalen

This piece is from a feature writing assignment. We were assigned partners and interviewed each other in order to write a feature writing about them. I was assigned to work with Caitlin Whalen. Written fall 2016.

It’s the final countdown: Whalen’s last year at the University of Dayton

     She zip-lined over a canyon in Mexico. She skydived over a beach in the Outer Banks. She had chicken pox three times. She is technically dating a piece of government property.

Yet, she claims she is not that interesting.

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Radio broadcast – MBA@DAYTON

This piece was from a radio broadcast exercise featuring MBA@DAYTON, an online master of business program. Written fall 2016.

MBA@DAYTON

     THE UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON IS SWITCHING UP THEIR ONLINE CLASSES BY PARTNERING WITH 2-U INCORPORATED TO OFFER MBA@DAYTON (MBA-AT-DAYTON), AN ONLINE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM. U-D FACULTY WILL BE TEACHING COURSES THROUGH AN “ONLINE CAMPUS”, WHICH GIVES STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE LIVE ONLINE CLASSES AND SEMINARS. UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT ERIC F. SPINA SAYS THE PROGRAM STRIVES TO UPHOLD HIGH ONLINE EDUCATION STANDARDS.

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SPINA BITE :18    OUTCUE: “TEACHING EXCELLENCE OF OUR FACULTY.”

(WE ARE VERY PLEASED TO PARTNER WITH 2-U, WHICH WORKS WITH A SELECT GROUP OF UNIVERSITIES TO OFFER BEST-IN-CLASS ONLINE EDUCATION, THE PROGRAM WILL COMBINE 2-U’S ADVANCED LEARNING PLATFORM WITH BOTH THE RIGOR AND QUALITY OF OUR DISTINCTIVE BUSINESS EDUCATION AND THE TEACHING EXCELLENCE OF OUR FACULTY.)

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2-U HAS PREVIOUSLY PARTNERED WITH OUTSTANDING UNIVERSITIES SUCH AS YALE, GEORGETOWN, AND NORTHWESTERN TO OFFER ONLINE PROGRAMS. MBA@DAYTON WILL OFFER A GENERAL MBA AND AN ADVANCED STANDING MBA PROGRAM. MBA@DAYTON IS SET TO BEGIN IN OCTOBER 2017.

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PSA – Alpha Phi Omega

This was from a Public Service Announcement exercise we worked on in class. We had to choose an organization we are involved in, so I chose my service fraternity. Written fall 2016.

Alpha Phi Omega – Alpha Gamma Xi Chapter

University of Dayton

300 College Park

Dayton, OH 45469

Liz Kyle, brother

Phone: 847-840-7608

START DATE: Jan. 23, 2017

KILL DATE: Feb. 6, 2017

ALPHA PHI OMEGA – ALPHA GAMMA XI PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ORGANIZING AND PARTICIPATING IN SERVICE PROJECTS THAT GIVE BACK TO THE DAYTON COMMUNITY? ALPHA PHI OMEGA, A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED CO-ED SERVICE FRATERNITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON, IS RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS TO JOIN THEIR SPRING 2017 PLEDGE CLASS. A-P-O IS OPEN TO ALL U-D STUDENTS WHO WILL REPRESENT THEIR THREE PRINCIPLES: LEADERSHIP, FRIENDSHIP, AND SERVICE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT RECRUITING EVENTS, CONTACT LIZ KYLE AT 847-840-7608.

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ALPHA PHI OMEGA AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON IS RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS TO JOIN THEIR SPRING 2017 PLEDGE CLASS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT LIZ KYLE AT 847-840-7608.

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