Kevin Formato Brian O’Neill George Icart Mark Mahoney and Kieran Kilbride


Presentation: 3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m., Kennedy Union Ballroom

This project reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process. As part of the course CMM 357, Religious Rhetoric, students presented their rhetorical analyses of religious images on campus — those that currently exist and some that students proposed to be added.



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William Sumpter McIntosh was a veteran of the U.S. Navy before residing in Dayton for 33 years. He served as the local director of the Congress of Racial Equality and acted as an advisor to the Dayton chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. More than 600 people gathered for a public viewing to honor their civil rights leader, and the State Rep. C.J. McLin told the crowd, “He carried a torch. When Mac died, the torch never touched the ground. It is out there for all of us to grab.” That was what he was able to leave behind in his memory. The University of Dayton offers the W.S. McIntosh Memorial Leadership Award to incoming African American freshmen who reside in Montgomery County.

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