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What's happening at Dominican in Fall of 2014

At Dominican, we offer an exciting array of lectures and presentations, musical and dance performances, art exhibits, receptions and home 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.

 

24 October 2014

4:30 PM

The Rotoract Club of Dominican hosts guests from Rotary for a Rotary Livestream Event in the Creekside Room on World Polio Day.  The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Alice Cochran, Rotoract Faculty Adviser in the Barowsky School of Business, at 415-457-8997 alice.cochran@dominican.edu.

7 PM

Members of Dominican's LINES Ballet BFA in Dance program give the first of two annual "Fall Performances"  in Angelico Hall. Under the direction of BFA in Dance program director Marina Hotchkiss, the talented students will perform original choreography. 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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25 October 2014

NOON

The Penguins' men's soccer team hosts Notre Dame de Namur in a Pacific West Conference game at Kennelly Field in the John F. Allen Athletics Complex on the Dominican campus in San Rafael on Senior Day. Seniors on Dominican team will be recognized and honored in a pre-game ceremony on the field. Single-game tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for college students with valid ID, $3 for youth and high school students (ages 6-17) and $3 for seniors (age 65 and older). Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty and staff (with valid Penguin Pass) are admitted free. For more information, call 415-482-3500.

2:30 PM

The Penguins' women's soccer team hosts Hawaii Hilo   in a Pacific West Conference game at Kennelly Field in the John F. Allen Athletics Complex on the Dominican campus in San Rafael on Senior Day.  Seniors on the Dominican team will be recognized and honored in a pre-game ceremony on the field. Single-game tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for college students with valid ID, $3 for youth and high school students (ages 6-17) and $3 for seniors (age 65 and older). Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty and staff (with valid Penguin Pass) are admitted free. For more information, call 415-482-3500.

3 PM

Members of Dominican's LINES Ballet BFA in Dance program give the second of two annual "Fall Performances"  in Angelico Hall. Under the direction of BFA in Dance program director Marina Hotchkiss, the talented students will perform original choreography. 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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27 October 2014

7 PM

Poet and literary critic Alicia Ostriker reads from her new book, The Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog, in Edgehill Mansion's Garden Room at Dominican. The reading, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Department of Literature and Languages, the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Expressions series.

 

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29 October 2014

NOON

To celebrate its fifth year anniversary on campus, the National Ornamentals Research Site at Dominican University of California (NORS-DUC) gives  a lunchtime presentation in the Creekside Room . Scientists at NORS-DUC are focusing on the development and implementation of environmentally friendly solutions to stop the spread of pathogens of ornamental plants.  In collaboration with researchers from other universities and research centers, Dominican faculty and students are conducting basic and applied research on the biology of plant pathogens which threaten our native forests and environments. The research site contains a mock nursery, which was developed to study quarantine pathogens under conditions similar to those typical for commercial nurseries.

7 PM

Soul Candy XI -- an annual event featuring 300 plus Dominican students dedicated to the arts -- is being held in Angelico Hall. The fun event -- co-sponsored by Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS, the Black Student Union (BSU), the Kapamilya Club and Global Ambassadors -- will include music, poetry and ethnic rhythms. For more information, contact Dr. Henry Shreibman at 415-948-6659 or email henry.shreibman@dominican.edu

 

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30 October 2014

3 PM

Associated Students of Dominican (ASDU) is hosting a pumpkin decorating social  on the Caleruega Dining Hall Plaza. For more information, email ASDU@students.dominican.edu or contact Lauren Castro, director of Student Activities and Leadership, at lauren.castro@dominican.edu.

8 PM

The Siena Leadership Team and Campus Ministry present an evening of "Movies With Meaning" in the Siena Center at Edgehill Mansion. The featured movie is "Hocus Pocus." The movie is free and snacks are provided. A discussion will follow the movie presentation. For more information, contact Lianni Castro at 415-482-3569 or email her at lianni.castro@dominican.edu.

 

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01 November 2014

1 PM

Chef, restaurateur, and media personality Mario Batali speaks in  the 2014 Fall Lecture Series at Dominican's Angelico Hall. Batali, bestselling author and world renown chef, makes his first appearance at Dominican. His newest book is America — Farm To Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers. It celebrates American farmers, their high quality products, and their culture: defined by hard work, integrity, and pride. Tickets are $40 and include a complimentary signed copy of America — Farm to Table. Batali appears on the Angelico Hall stage in conversation with Liam Mayclem, Emmy award-winning host and producer of KCBS’ Foodie Chap segments.  The Fall Lecture Series is presented by Dominican University of California’s Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Lecture Series in partnership with Book Passage.  For more information or to purchase the book, contact Book Passage in Corte Madera by calling (415) 927-0960 extension 1 or visiting bookpassage.com.

 

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03 November 2014

8 AM

The Penguins' men's golf team will host the Dominican Fall Invitational Tournament at the Meadow Club in Fairfax. For more information, call 415-482-3500.

NOON

The 2014 Fall Series for "Bridging the Cultural Gap: Muslim non Muslim Dialogue" begins in Creekside Room on the Dominican campus. The series, a cooperative program of Dominican's Campus Ministry and the International Association of Sufism, offers dialogue, roundtable discussions, panel presentations, personal stories and insights in hope to bring about mutual understanding and continuous dialogue among Muslim and non Muslim students. For more information, call Lianni Castro at 415-482-3569 or email lianni.castro@dominican.edu or call Sister Christina Atienza at 415-257-0142 or email christina.atienza@dominican.edu.

 

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04 November 2014

NOON

Devra Davis, a distinguished scientist, award-winning author and founder and president of the Environmental Health Trust, is guest speaker for an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)  health class in the Creekside Room. For more information, contact Katherine Henderson, OLLI director, at 415-482-2406 or email katherine.henderson@dominican.edu.

7 PM

The 90th annual Shield Day is celebrated in Guzman Lecture Hall. In keeping with tradition, the senior class at Dominican will present the freshmen with a shield featuring a painted design and motto intended to help guide the new students during their time at Dominican. Nicole Liston is designing this year's shield for the Class of 2018. All are welcome to attend the event., which will include cakes baked to feature shields of the past. For more information, contact Lauren Castro at 415-485-3282 to email lauren.castro@dominican.edu.

 

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06 November 2014

8 PM

The Siena Leadership Team and Campus Ministry present an evening of "Movies With Meaning" in the Siena Center at Edgehill Mansion. The featured movie is "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." The movie is free and snacks are provided. A discussion will follow the movie presentation. For more information, contact Lianni Castro at 415-482-3569 or email her at lianni.castro@dominican.edu.

 

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08 November 2014

10 AM

Building Bridges of Understanding present "Expressions: Lyrics and Melodies, Hymns and Songs"  in the Creekside Room. The event features Dominican faculty Mark Culbertson and Julie Nicholas, and guest lecturer/musicians Achi Ben Shalom and Dedan Gills.  A cooperative program between the Division of Humanities and the International Association of Sufism, this Building Bridges of Understanding event  celebrates  the fundamental role songs have played in social justice movements, and the ways they have inspired civil rights and cultural expressions for freedom.  Admission is free with Dominican I.D. Senior discounts otherwise. For m ore information, call 415-472-6959 or visit www.ias.org/buildingbridges.

3 PM

The Penguins' women's volleyball team hosts Notre Dame de Namur in a Pacific West Conference match  in the Conlan Center gymnasium on the Dominican campus. Single-game tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for college students with valid ID, $3 for youth and high school students (ages 6-17) and $3 for seniors (age 65 and older). Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty and staff (with valid Penguin Pass) are admitted free.  For more information, call 415-482-3500.

 

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09 November 2014

 

3 PM

The 14th season of the Guest Concert Series resumes with leading American pianist Kevin Kenner performing  a piano recital in Angelico Hall.  The Sunday concerts, sponsored by Dominican’s Department of Music, Dance and Performing Arts, start at 3 p.m.  Free parking is available in the nearby Conlan Center lot off Grand Avenue in San Rafael. The concert is free to students under the age of 18 including middle school and elementary school children if accompanied and supervised by an adult.  In addition, community college students with a valid I.D. and music and art teachers in grades K-12 will be admitted free of charge along with Dominican faculty, staff and students with a valid I.D. Single-event tickets, which are only available at the door 30 minutes prior to scheduled performances, are $18 for general admission and $15 for seniors over 60. For more information on tickets and the 2014-15 Guest Concert Series schedule, call 415-482-3579, email concerts@dominican.edu or visit http://www.dominican.edu/events.

 

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10 November 2014

NOON

June Caminiti, Cynthia Taylor and Rande Webster share their 2014 Fanjeaux Summer Seminar experience with the campus community with a lunchtime presentation in Creekside Room. The Fanjeaux Summer Seminar in southern France is for faculty and staff of Dominican colleges and universities in the U.S.  Two grants of $2,350 are available for one Dominican University of California full-time faculty member and one full-time staff member to attend and participate in this 13-day annual summer seminar, which ends with an additional four days in Paris. Applications are due Nov. 14.

 

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11 November 2014

7 PM

The Penguins' women's volleyball team hosts Fresno Pacific in a Pacific West Conference match in the Conlan Center gymnasium on the Dominican campus. Single-game tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for college students with valid ID, $3 for youth and high school students (ages 6-17) and $3 for seniors (age 65 and older). Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty and staff (with valid Penguin Pass) are admitted free.  For more information, call 415-482-3500.

 

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12 November 2014

7 AM

Kit Yarrow, an award-winning consumer research psychologist, a professor, author and consultant, is
keynote speaker in a Business Edge Briefing Series event at Dominican.  The breakfast meeting –" Decoding the Consumer Mind" -- begins at 7 a.m. in the Creekside Room located at 100 Magnolia Avenue on the Dominican campus. Tickets, which include breakfast and an autographed copy of Yarrow's book "Decoding the New Consumer Mind,", are $45 and can be purchased by visiting www.businessedgebriefing.eventbrite.com. For more information, call 415-485-3202. The Breakfast Edge Briefing with Yarrow is sponsored by Redwood Credit Union and presented by the Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS), North Bay Leadership Council and Stanton Chase International.

 

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13 November 2014

7 PM

The Penguins' women's volleyball team hosts Academy of Art  in a Pacific West Conference match on Senior Night  in the Conlan Center gymnasium on the Dominican campus. Seniors on Dominican's team will be recognized and honored in a pre-game ceremony on the court. Single-game tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for college students with valid ID, $3 for youth and high school students (ages 6-17) and $3 for seniors (age 65 and older). Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty and staff (with valid Penguin Pass) are admitted free. For more information, call 415-482-3500.

8 PM

The Siena Leadership Team and Campus Ministry present an evening of "Movies With Meaning" in the Siena Center at Edgehill Mansion. The featured movie is "Life of Pi." The movie is free and snacks are provided. A discussion will follow the movie presentation. For more information, contact Lianni Castro at 415-482-3569 or email her at lianni.castro@dominican.edu.

 

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14 November 2014

7:30 PM

Dominican's men's basketball team opens its 2014-15 schedule when it hosts Cal State Stanislaus in the four-team Penguin Preseason Conference Challenge at the Conlan Center Cal State East Bay and Montana State University Billings will play in the other opening-round game at 5:30 p.m. Single-game tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for college students with valid ID, $3 for youth and high school students (ages 6-17) and $3 for seniors (age 65 and older). Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty and staff (with valid Penguin Pass) are admitted free. For more information, call 415-482-3500.

 

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16 November 2014

5 PM

The Opening Reception and Artist's Talk for "Heart of the Matter: The Art of Foad Satterfield" is in Alemany Liibrary. The exhibit is on display in the San Marco Gallery through December 15. Satterfield has been Professor of Art at Dominican for the past 34 years. In "Heart of the Matter," he draws his inspiration from the Yucatan Peninsula and Costa Rica as well as parks and urban landscapes from Yosemite to northern California's east bay. For more information contact Sandi Chin, director of University Community Exhibitions, at  415-485-2453 or by emailing schin@dominican.edu or Sharon Bliss, San Marco Gallery Exhibition Coordinator, at sharon.bliss@dominican.edu. For the library’s hours of operation, call 415-257-0118 or visit www.dominican.edu/academics/resources/library.

 

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18 November 2014

7 PM

Dominican's women's basketball team opens its 2014-15 home schedule  when it hosts Cal State East Bay iin a non-conference game at the Conlan Center. Single-game tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for college students with valid ID, $3 for youth and high school students (ages 6-17) and $3 for seniors (age 65 and older). Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty and staff (with valid Penguin Pass) are admitted free. For more information, call 415-482-3500.

 

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19 November 2014

7 PM

Natasha Singh, a local activist and author who has fought on the front lines in Calcutta to expose local prostitution rackets and the police and public officials who protect and profit from them, is guest speaker for "Women Enslaved: Combating the Sex Trade in India" at a Marin chapter of the World Affairs Council of Northern California dinner program in the Creekside Room. Tickets are $45, $40 for Marin Chapter members. Admission is free for Dominican students and $7 for Dominican faculty and staff. Pre-paid reservations are required for guaranteed seating. Dinner reservations due by Friday, November 14. For more information, visit the WAC website at www.worldaffairs.org or call 415-293-4601.

 

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20 November 2014

8 PM

The Siena Leadership Team and Campus Ministry present an evening of "Movies With Meaning" in the Siena Center at Edgehill Mansion. The featured movie is "The Pursuit of Happiness." The movie is free and snacks are provided. A discussion will follow the movie presentation. For more information, contact Lianni Castro at 415-482-3569 or email her at lianni.castro@dominican.edu.

 

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21 November 2014

8 PM

The Winifred Baker Chorale of Dominican University presents the first of two fall concerts at the Church of Saint  Raphael,, 1104 Fifth Avenue, in San Rafael. A second fall concert is scheduled on Monday, November 24, at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Petaluma. Under the direction of Dr. Craig Singleton, WBC  will be performing Sunrise Mass - a recent composition by Ola Gjielo;  Jubilate Deo in D by Henry Purcell; and Four Spirituals arranged by Moses Hogan: My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord,  Battle of Jericho, We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace, and Elijah Rock General admission is $15. Students and seniors (65 and older) are $10. Children 18 and under as well as Dominican students and faculty (with ID) are free. Tickets may be purchased online at duwbc.org/tickets or at the door. For more information, contact Wallace Harvey at 415-482-3579 or email wallace.harvey@dominican.edu.

 

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01 December 2014

6:30 PM

Dominican invites students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families to attend and participate in the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of Angelico Hall. For more information, contact Lauren Castro, Director of Student Activities and Leadership, at 415-485-3282 or email lauren.castro@dominican.edu.

 

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04 December 2014

8 PM

Legendary musician Carlos Santana speaks in  the 2014 Fall Leadership Lecture Series at Dominican's Angelico Hall. The singer, songwriter, and guitarist appears with his long-anticipated memoir The Universal Tone. Tickets are $35 and include an autographed copy of The Universal Tone. The Fall Lecture Series is presented by Dominican University of California’s Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Lecture Series in partnership with Book Passage.  For more information or to purchase the book, contact Book Passage in Corte Madera by calling (415) 927-0960 extension 1 or visiting bookpassage.com. All lectures are open to the public. Free parking is available on campus in the nearby Conlan Center parking lot at the intersection of Acacia and Grand avenues.


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