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What's happening at Dominican in Spring of 2014

At Dominican, we offer an exciting array of lectures and presentations, musical and dance performances, art exhibits, receptions and athletics events. The following events are open to the general public and all members of the Dominican community. Most events are free, except where noted. Free parking on campus is available in the Conlan Recreation Center parking lot at the intersection of Grand and Acacia avenues. Contact information is included with each listing. For media queries please contact Sarah Gardner, 415-485-3239, sarah.gardner@dominican.edu or Dave Albee, 415-257-1308, david.albee@dominican.edu in Media Relations.

17 April 2014

12 PM

Dominican students give their Study Abroad Program lunchtime presentations  in the Creekside Room. The Global Education Office (GEO) will provide lunch.Sign in at the register in Caleruega Dining Hall. For more information, contact Giulia Welch at 415-482-1905 or email giulia.welch@dominican.edu.

 

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19 April 2014

1 PM

The Lady Penguins' softball team hosts a Pacific West Conference doubleheader with Academy of Art University at College of Marin in Kentfield. For more information, call 415-482-3500.

2 PM

The four-year career of Dominican students in the LINES Ballet/BFA in Dance program culminates with the BFA Senior Showcase at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco. Admission for Dominican students, faculty and staff with a University I.D. card is $15. The one-show-only event features the works of faculty members Gregory Dawson, Maurya Kerr, Kara Davis, Sandrine Cassini and guest artist Uri Sands. For ticket information, call 415-978-2787. For more information about the BFA Senior Showcase, contact BFA in Dance director Marina Hotchkiss at marina.hotchkiss@dominican.edu.

 

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22 April 2014

10:30 AM

Dominican students, faculty and staff, along with the general public, are invited to participate in the University's final blood drive of the academic year in Creekside Room. In celebration of Cesar Chavez, Dominican has teamed with the National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive Challenge. It is recommended to make an appointment, but walk-ins are welcomed. All students who donate blood will receive a Cesar Chavez Blood Drive Challenge T-shirt and become eligible for a drawing to win a $25 Trader Joe's gift card. For more information, contact Taylor Martinez, Dominican nursing student, at 415-485-3208 or email mary.vidal@dominican.edu.

 

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24 April 2014

6:30 PM

Ron Hassner, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California Berkeley, is guest speaker for "Religion in the Battlefield" at a Marin chapter of the World Affairs Council of Northern California dinner program in Caleruega Dining Hall. For more information, visit the WAC website at www.worldaffairs.org or call 415-293-4601. Admission is free for Dominican students and $6 for Dominican faculty and staff.

7 PM

Dominican students are invited to sign up for and participate in a 5-on-5 co-recreational basketball tournament in the Conlan Center. Participants can register and create their own team on IMLeagues.com. Individual players (free agents) will be assigned to teams. For more information, visit www.dominicanathletics.com/recsports or contact Matthew Gaulding at 415-497-3308 or email matthew.gaulding@dominican.edu.

 

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25 April 2014

5 PM

Dominican alumni return to campus for Reunion Weekend beginning with a cocktail hour in Barowsky Hall and the Heritage Room at Edgehill Mansion prior to the 50th Anniversary Golden Circle Dinner honoring the Class of 1964 in the Garden Room. For more information, contact Dominican Alumni Relations at 415-485-3240 or email alumni@dominican.edu.

7 PM

Students in Dominican's LINES Ballet/BFA in Dance program will participate in the first of two BFA Spring Showcase weekend performances in Angelico Hall. Admission is $10, cash only, at the door. Dominican students, faculty and staff with a valid University ID, will be admitted free of charge. For more information, contact Wallace Harvey  at 415-482-3579 or email wallace.harvey@dominican.edu.

 

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26 April 2014

8:30 AM

Dominican Reunion Weekend resumes with a Penguin 5K Fun Run and Penguin Kid Dash. The event benefits Dominican's cross country program. For more information, contact Dominican Alumni Relations at 415-485-3240 or email alumni@dominican.edu.

10:30 AM

Dominican Reunion Weekend observes mass at St. Catherine Benincasa Chapel. For more information, contact Dominican Alumni Relations at 415-485-3240 or email alumni@dominican.edu.

11:30 AM

Dominican Reunion Weekend's Anniversary Luncheon honoring all reunion classes is in the Shield Room at Caleruega Dining Hall. For more information, contact Dominican Alumni Relations at 415-485-3240 or email alumni@dominican.edu.

1 PM

The Lady Penguins' softball team hosts a Pacific West Conference doubleheader  with Notre Dame de Namur at College of Marin in Kentfield. For more information, call 415-482-3500.

2 PM

Dominican Reunion Weekend campus tours begin from Caleruega Dining Hall to the Art Department Senior Showcase, the Dominican Sisters Heritage Room or a general stroll around the whole campus.For more information, contact Dominican Alumni Relations at 415-485-3240 or email alumni@dominican.edu.

3 PM

Dominican Reunion Weekend features students in Dominican's LINES Ballet/BFA in Dance program participating in the second of two BFA Spring Showcase weekend performances in Angelico Hall. Admission is $10, cash only, at the door. Dominican students, faculty and staff with a valid University ID, will be admitted free of charge. For more information, contact Wallace Harvey  at 415-482-3579 or email wallace.harvey@dominican.edu.

5 PM

Dominican Reunion Weekend hosts a young alumni poolside social at the Conlan Recreation Center. Proceeds from this event benefit the John Kennedy Endowment Fund for Student Life. $20 is the suggested donation. For more information, contact Dominican Alumni Relations at 415-485-3240 or email alumni@dominican.edu.

 

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27 April 2014

9 AM

Dominican's Penguin Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (PSAAC) is hosting its fourth annual Junior Penguin Day at the Conlan Center. Elementary school-age children (K-8) are invited to spend the day at the free event playing basketball, soccer, and volleyball and learning from Dominican student-athletes. Children will also have the chance to play with and get autographs from their favorite Dominican student-athletes and meet Dominican's mascot, Chilly the Penguin. For more information,  call 415-482-3500.

10 AM

Dominican Reunion Weekend invites alumni to visit Dominican's book store in Fanjeaux Hall until 4 p.m. For more information, contact Dominican Alumni Relations at 415-485-3240 or email alumni@dominican.edu

 12 PM

The Lady Penguins' softball team hosts a Pacific West Conference doubleheader  with Dixie State at McInnis Park in San Rafael. For more information, call 415-482-3500.

 

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28 April 2014

12:30 PM

Dominican student leaders Gianna Valero, Irina Morozova and Gentry Jenkins -- who have been consulting with fifth graders at St. Rafael School to teach them to be philanthropic leaders through its "Footsteps For Food" can drive project -- welcome the elementary school students to campus for a walk-athon. The event and the project are sponsored by Dominican's Women's Leadership and Philanthropy Council. The walk-a-thon will benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society and will arrive at Dominican's Kennelly Field at approximately 1:15 p.m. Dominican Institute for Leadership Studies ambassadors and Penguin student-athletes will be part of the welcome as well. To donate or volunteer, email gianna.valero@students.dominican.edu. For more information, contact Denise Lucy at 415-485-3291 or email denise.lucy@dominican.edu.

 

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30 April 2014

7 PM

Novella Carpenter, this year's One Book One Marin selection, is speaking in the Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Leadership Spring Lecture Series at Dominican's Angelico Hall. She is appearing in conversation with KQED host Michael Krasny. Doors open at 6 p.m. Carpenter will talk about her One Book One Marin selection "Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer." It reflects on her experiences creating a garden in a run-down neighborhood a mile from downtown Oakland. The event is free and open the public.

 

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1 May 2014

6 PM

The Opening Reception for the second of two Senior Thesis Exhibitions featuring the works of Dominican students begins in the San Marco Gallery in Alemany Library. Dominican seniors Michelle Benard, Austin Franks, Robert Pierce, Maria Ruiz and Hui Ting Tu  will each display their senior thesis in the San Marco Gallery during normal library business hours through May 19. For more information, email Sharon Bliss, San Marco Gallery Exhibition Coordinator, at sharon.bliss@dominican.edu.

 

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3 May 2014

1 PM

The Lady Penguins' softball team hosts a Pacific West Conference doubleheader on Senior Day with Holy Names at College of Marin in Kentfield. For more information, call 415-482-3500.

 

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10 May 2014

4 PM

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, a possible candidate for the 2016 United States presidential race, is speaking at Dominican's  Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Lecture Series in partnership with Book Passage.  This special matinee presentation will take place in Angelico Hall. Doors open at 3 p.m. Tickets are $35 and include an autographed copy of  Senator Warren's new book "A Fighting Chance." For more information or to purchase tickets and the book, contact Book Passage in Corte Madera by calling (415) 927-0960 extension 1 or visiting bookpassage.com.

 

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21 May 2014

6:30 PM

Sylvia Lee, Director of the Water Program for Skoll Global Threats Fund,  is guest speaker for "Water: The Vanishing Necessity"  a Marin chapter of the World Affairs Council of Northern California dinner program in Caleruega Dining Hall. For more information, visit the WAC website at www.worldaffairs.org or call 415-293-4601. Admission is free for Dominican students and $6 for Dominican faculty and staff.


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