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Schedule

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10 

STUDENT SERVICES & ACTIVITIES FAIR
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  |  Guzman Lecture Hall
Dominican offers many services and activities that engage our students in campus life. With all there is to do and explore, students have an opportunity to create their own co-curricular and extracurricular experience. Visit the Student Services and Activities Fair to learn more about Dominican’s offerings and meet our program directors and staff. Participating departments and activities include: Academic Advising and Achievement; Athletics; Business Services; Career & Internship Services; Global & Service-Learning; Financial Aid; Health Center; Honors Programs; Registrar; Student Life

CONVOCATION
4:00 p.m.  |  Angelico Concert Hall
Attend Convocation as President Marcy recognizes academic achievements of Dominican students, including the presentation of the 5th consecutive PacWest Academic Achievement Award to our student athletes. 

PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION 
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  |  Anne Hathaway Lawn
Meet President Marcy, Academic Leaders and the Faculty.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11 

REGISTRATION & INFORMATION
8:30 a.m.  |  Conlan Center
Continental breakfast will be provided 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Registration will remain open until 10:30 a.m.  Guests may pay for the Barbecue Luncheon at this time.

DOMINICAN EXPERIENCE: LEARNING IN ACTION
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  |  Guzman Lecture Hall
The Dominican Experience builds on our foundation: study, reflection, community, and service. It is a fully integrated experience designed to prepare students for lives of purpose. The result will be something innovative in higher education: a direct connection between the classroom and the local—and global—community. In this session senior leaders, students and alumni present how the Dominican Experience will enable our students to tell a clear, compelling story of self, preparing them to be tomorrow’s citizens.

ACADEMIC SESSIONS
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. |  Various locations
Participate in one of three classroom experiences: 

 

Gigi Gokcek
Associate Professor, International Relations and Comparative Politics
To Boldly Go...Where One Ought To Go: Understanding International Relations through Star Trek
As one of Hollywood’s longest running franchises, from the original series (1966-1969) to the most recent blockbuster Into Darkness (2013), Star Trek portrays the real life scenarios of our world today. How does Star Trek effectively illustrate theories about international relations? Set off on a voyage with the crew of the Enterprise and find out how intergalactic relations is not so far off from 21st Century global politics.

 

Alison Howard
Department Chair and Assistant Professor, Political Science 
Money in Politics: Does Money Unfairly Influence our Political Process?
Money has always been a part of campaigns but with the recent Supreme Court decisions in Citizens United and McCutcheon, as well as a number of other rulings, many are concerned about the influence of money on our electoral system and on our democracy. In this lecture we will try to answer the most common questions about money and politics: does money buy votes and if so, whose votes does it buy?

 

Kenneth Frost
Adjunct Professor, Chemistry
Greenhouse Effect: Why you Should Believe Climate Change is Real
Consensus around climate change is taking hold, but the reasons remain controversial. Is human activity causing the change in climate? Is there enough evidence to support scientific theories? Review the data, observe a demonstration, join in the discussion and decide for yourself.

BARBECUE LUNCHEON
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  |  Caleruega Plaza 
$20 charge for adults. $8 for students with ID and children under 12. Meal plan accepted. Payment accepted at Registration 8:30-10:30 a.m. and at the luncheon. Lunch will be offered for 2 hours. 

MEN'S SOCCER VS. FRESNO PACIFIC UNIVERSITY 
1:30 p.m.  |  Kennelly Field
Cheer on the home team and show your Penguin pride! Admission to this game is free with your Penguin Passport, available at the Family Weekend Registration table.

WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. FRESNO PACIFIC UNIVERSITY 
3:00 p.m.  |  Kennelly Field
Cheer on the home team and show your Penguin pride! Admission to this game is free with your Penguin Passport, available at the Family Weekend Registration table

FILM PREMIER: THE LAST MARCH - just added 
7:00 p.m.  |  Angelico Concert Hall

A film by Dominican alum Austin Franks ’14, this documentary follows the 2013-2014 Dominican University of California lacrosse team throughout the entirety of their season as they hope to put the team on a global scale. College athletes, aspiring college athletes, or any sports fans in general would be more than entertained from viewing this work of art. Learn more. 

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12

CAMPUS CHALLENGE: DOMINICAN DAY OF SERVICE
9:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m. |  Meeting Location TDB 
Join Dominican’s annual event and volunteer! Partnering with the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit leadership of Marin, work towards raising awareness about local issues as well as making steps towards a better future for our community and the world. Learn more.

 

GUEST CONCERT SERIES: JEAN-MICHEL FONTENEAU CELLO RECITAL
3:00 p.m.  |  Angelico Concert Hall
Jean-Michel Fonteneau cello; June Choi Oh, piano

 

Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano, No. 1, in F Major, Op.5, No.1
Grieg Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Minor, Op 36
Prokofiev Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, Op. 119 

 

Jean-Michel Fonteneau is one of the most sought-after performers and pedagogues in the cello world. As a founding member of the Ravel String Quartet, winner of two prizes at the Evian String Quartet Competition, and of the first French Grammy award "Les Victoires de la Musique Classique", he toured extensively around the world. He served on the faculty of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon, France, and is a professor of cello at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He will be joined by pianist June Choi Oh, Department Chair of Music, Dance and Performing Arts at Dominican, for an afternoon of intimate and glorious musical collaboration.

Tickets $18 General/$15 Discount for seniors over 60. The Guest Concert Series is free to all Dominican students, faculty and staff with ID. For more info, please email music@dominican.edu or call 415.482.3579

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