University of Dayton

The University of Dayton is promising new freshmen that they will pay the same amount for tuition all four years they are in school.

The guarantee to new freshmen eliminates the uncertainty of how much a bachelor's degree will cost by removing hidden fees.

The university said students will receive a two-page financial aid prospectus detailing the costs, and also pledging that that their scholarships and grants will grow dollar-for-dollar each year as tuition increases.   

As celebrations continue in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., family members of the civil rights activist say this is year is particularly significant. Dr. Alveda King is Reverend King's niece, and the founder Of King for Life.  She told WYSO that this month is the 150th anniversary of the emancipation of slaves and August is the 50th anniversary of her uncle's famous "I have a dream" speech, but she says there's more work to do.

An expanding program in clean and renewable energy at the University of Dayton is exceeding enrollment expectations and drawing students from around the world.

The program at UD has swelled to three times the school's expectations for enrollment since it was launched in 2009.

Among its 50 students, the program has three Fulbright scholars - a record for any one program at the university.  Fulbright scholars are international students chosen for their academics and leadership potential.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for December 23, 2012 including the following stories:

- Emily McCord reports on "Dropoly," a joint initiative from the University of Dayton and Energize Clinton County to help residents save money.

- Jerry Kenney speaks with Kent Youngman, CEO of the Greene County Mental Health and Recovery Board, about substances abuse and mental health issues and awareness in the area.

- Two speeches from the 2012 Dayton Literary Peace Prize: Adam Hochshild, the nonfiction winner, and fiction winner, Anderw Krivak. 

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for September 9, 2012 including the following stories:

- Confronting the Woods Bully, by Community Voices producer Wally Rehm

- Eco-Artist Basia Irland Visits Dayton, by Community Voices producer Susan Byrnes

- Community Voices producer Kristen Wicker reports on Sew Dayton, downtown Dayton's newest PopUp Shop

Tonight is First Friday in downtown Dayton and the United Way will host the Live United Block Party in the Oregon District from 4 to 7 p.m. 19 agencies of the organization will set up booths along Fifth Street, If you visit more than 10 of the booths then you will be entered into a raffle to win several prizes, including a diamond tennis bracelet and a pair of tickets to a Cincinnati Bengals football game. Look for Heater, the Dayton Dragons' mascot, wearing a Live United T-shirt during the block party.

A research center at the University of Dayton has won a $42.2 million dollar contract from the U.S. Air Force.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the contract awarded to the UD’s Research Institute will maintain 30 existing jobs at the facility.

And another $1.2 million contract from GE Aviation for related research will create as many as five new positions there.

The Air Force contract is for research and development in advanced power and thermal management technologies for hypersonic and long-range aircraft.

The University of Dayton says its new center in China will allow students and staff to collaborate with businesses on research and developing new products and technologies.

The University of Dayton China Institute opened recently in a fast-growing corporate region about 75 miles from Shanghai. Former Ohio Gov. Bob Taft and University of Dayton president Daniel Curran attended the grand opening at the Suzhou Industrial Park.

Check out the Giant Scale Radio Controlled Model Aircraft Air Show Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the National Museum of the US Air Force. See daring acrobatics performed by model jets, helicopters and warbirds during this three-day air show.

Juliet Fromholt

As self-professed music nerds, the eight members of Customer Service and the Gem City Horns (including former WYSO intern Mike Jones) formed the band for an ArtStreet project at the University of Dayton.  The band visited the WYSO studios to perform live, and spoke with Niki Dakota about forming the band, preparing to record an album and upcoming performances.

Customer Service and the Gem City Horns will perform at the Downtown Dayton Revival Music Festival, September 8 and 9 in downtown Dayton.