Dayton Chamber of Commerce

Named “Nation’s Best Chamber” in 1998 and first runner-up in 2001 by the National Association of Membership Development, the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce represents more than 3,000 organizations in the multi-county Dayton region.

Dayton Area Chamber

The Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center

The Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center represents yet another jewel in the crown of our nation’s Performing Arts Centers. The Schuster Center educates and enriches lives by providing a world-class facility for the best in local, national and international performing artists. Dayton Opera and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra call the Schuster Center home, and it also showcases the latest Broadway blockbusters. Additionally, a variety of local performing arts treasures, such as the Dayton Ballet, will also make use of the facilities.

Upon opening, this gleaming new center engaged the entire Dayton community and raised the curtain on years of great performances and abundant support.

The 2300-seat Mead Theatre serves as the focal point of this marvelous structure. Outstanding acoustics, coupled with technical capabilities designed to meet the most demanding touring attractions, highlight the auditorium’s construction. Other features include balcony seating above the orchestra seats, and easy accessibility. In addition, the 150-seat Mathile Black Box Theatre will accommodate rehearsals, special programs and smaller-scale performances. It utilizes a separate entrance and can be used concurrently with Mead Theatre. A condominium and office tower adjoins the theatres, and it includes a marvelous restaurant.

At the heart of the Schuster Center lies the Wintergarden—a place to inspire the imagination and refresh the spirit. The spectacular, glass-enclosed atrium accommodates more than 1,000 people and provides a beautiful backdrop for events. With its magnificent grove of palm trees, it is sure to be the Miami Valley’s premier indoor gathering pl ace.

The Schuster Center represents the cornerstone of Downtown Dayton’s renaissance and revitalization. The majestic Schuster Center will inspire Daytonians and shine for the city throughout the next century, making it possibly the brightest jewel in the crown.

Victoria Theater

Victoria Theatre Association is located at 138 North Main Street in Dayton. The Victoria Theatre Association is Dayton’s premier arts organization presenting a variety of performances for adults, families and school children.

Our mission is Celebrating Life by Making Our Customer the Star!

Victoria Theatre Association is the very first recipient of the Outstanding Achievement in Presenter Management Award from The League of American Theatres and Producers, the association representing Broadway theatre throughout North America whose members vote on the Tony Awards.

In addition to the Fifth Third Bank Broadway Series that presents the world’s finest musical theatre and plays, Victoria Theatre Association offers the Bank One Young at Heart Family Series, the Michelob Ultra Cool Films series and Discovery, enriched classroom experiences for students and teachers.

Victoria Theatre Association is proud of its alliances with the Dayton Opera Association and the Arts Center Foundation and its collaboration on the Humana Loft Series 1 with The Human Race Theatre Company.

Incorporated in 1976, Victory Theatre Association purchased the National Register of Historic Places building in 1978 and restored its gilded Victorian beauty. In 1988 the Arts Center Foundation acquired the Victory Theatre from Victoria Theatre Association and completed a $17.5 million renovation project.

The Victoria Theatre is home to many Dayton arts organizations including Dayton Ballet, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC), Dayton Philharmonic’s Chamber Series and The Muse Machine.

GUAN XIA vice-director
XINCAO LI conductor
CHUANYUN LI violinist

China’s national symphony, the China National Symphony Orchestra, is one of the most outstanding professional symphony orchestras in China. Originally founded as the Central Philharmonic Orchestra of China in 1956, the orchestra underwent restructuring and renaming in 1996 to reflect the changes that had taken place over forty years. Leading the CNSO into the future are Executive Director Guan Xia, a well-known composer, and Resident Conductor Li Xincao.

Victoria Theatre Association
Dayton Ballet Association
Dayton Opera Association
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Benjamin And Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center
City Of Dayton
Montgomery County
Wright Brothers
Wright-Patterson AFB
National Museum Of The United States Air Force
Reynolds & Reynolds
Standard Register
Miami Valley Hospital
Children Medical Hospital
University Of Dayton
Nutter Center
Wright State University
University Of Dayton
Sun Watch Village
Dayton Daily News
Dayton Air Show
Dayton Convention Center
Dayton City Hall
Fifth Third Field
Packard Museum
Mead Westvaco
Westminster Financial
Woolpert Consultant
Dayton dragons

Dayton Ballet

Dayton Playhouse

Montgomery County

Welcome to Montgomery County

Montgomery County’s mission is to improve the health, safety and welfare of our citizens, the strength of our economy and the quality of our environment. We accomplish this mission by focusing on public service as a profession, our performance and our people. Montgomery County operates on principles such as teamwork, integrity, innovation and a commitment to excellence. County Services are broken up into three main service areas, Human Services, Criminal Justice and Environmental Services.

Wright Patterson Air Force Base

Wright- Patterson AFB, Ohio

is one of the largest and most important bases in the United States Air Force.

is the birthplace, home, and future of aerospace.

is managed and maintained by Aeronautical Systems Center, the Air Force organization responsible for developing, acquiring, modernizing and sustaining the world’s best aerospace systems.

is in many measures the largest, most diverse and organizationally complex base in the Air Force. Missions range from acquisition and logistics management, to research and development, education, flight operations, and many other defense related activities.

is home to the foremost aeronautical and aerospace research organization in the Air Force, the Air Force Research Laboratory.

has a workforce numbering approximately 22,000 people, making it the fifth largest employer in the state of Ohio and the largest employer at a single location. Nearly 10,000 of these people are civilians.

includes the Air Force Institute of Technology which trains thousands of students each year and the Air Force Museum which receives more than 1.2 million visitors a year.


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Standard Register

MVH Miami Valley Hospital

Recognized as the leading healthcare resource in Ohio’s Dayton region, Miami Valley Hospital has earned a reputation for excellence by offering the highest quality services delivered by compassionate, experienced healthcare professionals. Not only does MVH rank in size among the nation’s top hospitals, we were also named a “Magnet Hospital,” a prestigious national designation for nursing excellence.

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Children’s Medical Center of Dayton

Using over-the-counter meds safely
Kohl’s Department Stores and Dayton Children’s present January’s “A minute for kids.” During cold and flu season, using over- the-counter (OTC) medicines to relieve your child’s uncomfortable symptoms can make the whole family breathe easier. Using OTCs safely, however, is vital. Find out more

Patient accounts moving
Dayton Children’s patient accounts (billing) department is moving. This department will now be located at 436 Valley Street, just one-half block from Dayton Children’s. Free, convenient parking and easy access benefit parents and families. Get a map and directions

Nursing opportunity – summer nurse extern program
Dayton Children’s, the region’s pediatric referral center, is seeking candidates for its summer nurse extern program. This program is designed to combine on-the-job training with nursing academics. Do you love children, thrive on professional challenges and want to be part of a specialized care team? Find out more

University of Dayton

The University of Dayton is:
one of the nation’s ten largest Catholic universities and Ohio’s largest private university, with an enrollment of more than 10,000 students, including more than 6,600 full-time undergraduates.

a university founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary (Marianists), a Roman Catholic teaching order of priests and brothers.

a residential learning community with more than 70 academic programs in arts and sciences, business administration, education and allied professions, engineering and law.

a diverse community committed to educating the whole person and to linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

a vibrant living-learning environment, where modern campus housing blurs the line between living and learning.
Excellent academics

UD is ranked among the top 10 national Catholic universities, and is a top-tier national university, according to the 2005 issue of America’s Best Colleges from U.S. News and World Report.

Among Catholic national universities only the University of Notre Dame and Georgetown University boast higher average alumni giving rate. Philanthropic support from alumni and friends totaled nearly $24 million, up more than $3.5 million over last year.

The Princeton Review included UD in its 2006 guide, The Best 361 Colleges, and named it a “best college.”

Art Street, an imaginative $9 million housing and arts complex, and Marianist Hall, a $21 million three-wing residence hall, blur the line between living and learning.

UD has been named one of the country’s “most entrepreneurial campuses” by The Princeton Review and UD’s entrepreneurship program is one of the top 10 entrepreneurship emphasis programs in the country, according to Entrepreneur magazine’s “Top 100 Entrepreneurial Colleges for 2005.”

UD was first in the country to offer an undergraduate degree program in human rights.

UD is committed to innovation and technology. All University-owned housing is fully wired for direct high-speed Internet connection. There are also more than 700 wireless access points throughout campus, including approximately 240 in academic buildings and green spaces and more than 450 in residential areas.

In 2004-05, news stories about UD regularly appeared in the top-100 largest U.S. newspapers and news wires, including USA Today, Newsday, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, among others.

UD’s Davis Center for Portfolio Management 2005 graduates had a 100 percent employment placement rate.

Students planning on attending medical schools had an 83 percent acceptance rate in 2004.

Seventy percent of UD engineering students land a job before graduation.

Professor Aparna Higgins received the 2005 Mathematical Association of America’s most prestigious award for teaching.

The English department had two Fulbright scholars in 2005 — Rebecca Potter in Germany and Faiza Shereen in Morocco.

History professor Janet Bednarek was unanimously selected by the board of directors of the Urban History Association to serve as executive secretary and treasurer.

In 2005, Dr. Perry Yaney was elected as a fellow of the American Physical Society.

A national leader in service

UD was selected by the Templeton Foundation as having one of the nation’s best service-learning programs that encourages students to contribute and learn through volunteer activity.

The University of Dayton was chosen by the Templeton Foundation as one of 100 colleges and universities in the United States that encourages character development and prepares students for lives of personal and civic responsibility.

UD boasts one of the world’s largest campus ministry programs. It sponsors 30 student-run service clubs, spring breakout trips, retreats and a certificate program in community service. Outside the classroom, more than 1,000 students perform some sort of scheduled service each year.

Each December 8 since 1963, UD has celebrated “Christmas on Campus.” Christmas on Campus has become one of the nation’s largest single-day, on-campus community service events as UD students “adopt” area children and treat them to seasonal shows, displays and food.

In 1992, UD alumni chapters across the country began “Christmas off Campus” by participating in service activities such as helping underprivileged children and the homeless.

A national leader in research

Nationally, the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) is the largest non medical research facility on a Catholic university campus.

UDRI attracted a record $65 million in sponsored research last year and ranks second in the nation in the amount of materials research performed annually, according to the National Science Foundation.

The San Francisco-based Bernard Osher Foundation awarded UD’s Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) a $100,000 grant for direct support of ILR. Upon demonstrated success, the foundation will consider establishing an endowment of up to $1 million.

UD hired Liming Dai, a world-class scholar and researcher, to fill the $3 million Wright Brothers Institute Endowed Chair in Nonmaterial and guide research in the field of nanotechnology.

Ohio Governor Bob Taft awarded UD with two Ohio Third Frontier grants totaling $3.1 million for the development and commercialization of nanomaterials and other emerging technologies.

In 2003, UDRI’s von Ohain Fuels and Combustion Center was established to develop better, cheaper jet fuel, first for military aircraft and later for commercial jets. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base awarded a five-year, $31.5 million contract for ongoing research in the center.

UD’s Marian Library, home to the world’s largest collection of printed works relating to Mary, the mother of Christ, is an internationally renowned research source. UD’s Mary Web site is one of the most-visited Catholic Web sites outside of the Vatican’s.

Global outreach

UD will be the first American university to offer graduate education to employees of 50 Fortune 500 companies in the China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park.

The School of Law has partnered with Nanjing University to establish a graduate exchange program in intellectual property and technology law.

In 2006, between 50 and 100 engineering technology students from Shanghai Normal University in China will transfer to UD for their senior year. It’s all part of a strategy to diversify the campus and aggressively market graduate education — future growth areas.

A partnership between the University of Dayton School of Engineering and an Italian university will enhance study abroad opportunities, as well as research and employment opportunities with Boeing Co. Beginning summer 2006, about two dozen University of Dayton engineering students will take general engineering courses at Universita Politecnica delle Marche in Ancona, Italy.

A beautiful campus

UD was named one of the most significant campus sites in the country as judged by the American Society of Landscape Architects. Just 22 campus sites made the final list. Other Centennial Medal winners included the U.S. Capitol grounds, New York’s Central Park and San Francisco’s Ghiradelli Square.

UD was named one of the top “schools with the most beautiful campus in an urban setting” in the 2004 edition of The Unofficial, Unbiased Guide to the 328 Most Interesting Colleges from Kaplan Publishing.

Recently purchasing 49 acres of land, stretching from Brown Street to the Great Miami River, UD plans to expand campus, help draw new jobs to the city of Dayton and promote commercial development by the river.

An impressive student body

In 2005, UD welcomed 1,981 first-year students to campus — the University’s largest first-year class since 1969.

On the undergraduate level, UD received a record number of applications in 2005. The application pool has increased more than 50 percent since 1996, when UD began using the Internet to recruit students. UD is one of the early pioneers in electronic marketing, with all students required to apply online. UD instituted a notebook computer requirement in 2003.

At the commencement ceremony on May 8, 2005, UD graduated its 100,000th student.

Distinctive alumni

Charles Pedersen ’26, Nobel prize winner

Erma Bombeck ’49, columnist, humor writer, chronicler of American family life

Rita Rapp ’50, NASA scientist, developer of space food

Chuck Noll ’53, holder of four Super Bowl rings as coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers

Richard Finan ’54, president, Ohio State Senate

Colombe Nicholas ’64, Internet consultant and former CEO of Anne Klein Co. and former president and COO of Giorgio Armani Fashion Corp.

Dan Patrick ’79, ESPN anchor

Bob Schaffer ’84, three-term U.S. Congressman from Colorado

Jon Gruden ’86, head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Winning athletics (fall 2005)

UD Arena will host four NCAA tournament events in the next two years: the 2006 and 2007 NCAA men’s basketball opening rounds, the 2006 NCAA men’s first and second rounds, and the 2007 NCAA women’s regional.
In the last eight years, UD has won 22 conference championships and 16 teams have reached the postseason.

Men’s basketball has earned three NCAA bids and three NIT bids in the past seven years, while averaging more than 20 wins each season.

The women’s soccer team has advanced to the NCAA tournament five times, including a Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2001. The team won eight of the last nine A-10 regular season championships.

Men’s soccer has won four A-10 championships.

The baseball team has raised the school record for wins in a season three times in the last five years.

Women’s volleyball has earned two consecutive NCAA tournament appearances and won five A-10 titles.

The football team has had 28 consecutive winning seasons, the longest streak in Division I. In eight of the twelve years the Pioneer Football League has been in existence, Flyer football has won or shared the league championship. The Flyers also won the NCAA Division I-AA Mid-Major National Championship in 2002.

The Flyers’ combined cumulative grade point average is 3.14, the best in school history. More than 170 student-athletes were named to the A-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. UD has had 25 Academic All-Americans in the last five years — only Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rice University and the University of Nebraska had more.

Statistical information

Alumni (July 2005)
102,030—Total number of graduates
93,759—Living graduates

Employees (October 2005, full-time)
386 Faculty members
1,577 Others (including the UD Research Institute)

Students (fall 2005)
10,571 students: 7,428 full-time undergraduates

48% — College of Arts and Sciences
21% — School of Business Administration
16% — School of Engineering
15% — School of Education and Allied Professions
470 part-time undergraduates
2,501 graduate students — master’s level
69% — Education
10% — Business
12% — Engineering
9% — Arts and Sciences
172 graduate students — doctoral level
52% — Engineering
32% — Education
16% — Arts and Sciences
The top nine undergraduate majors are:
Visual Arts
Political Science
Percent of total full-time undergraduates per state:
64% Ohio
9% Illinois
4% Indiana
4% Missouri
94% are from ten states
Average number of students per class section: 27

Tuition and fees: $22,046 per year (fall 2005)

Please send any comments to Teri Rizvi.

Public Relations
University of Dayton
Dayton, Ohio 45469-1679

Telephone: 937-229-3241
FAX: 937-229-3063