On Friday, October 20, 2006, Dominican University of California will observe its first “Dominican Day of Service.” The University has created a menu of volunteer opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. Volunteer opportunities include wildlife restoration projects at the Marin Headlands and Kehoe Beach, a makeover project for Homeward Bound, and a kitchen project for Meals of Marin.
Nature’s Vortex, an exhibition of color photomontage by Sister Adele Rowland, O.P., will be displayed in Dominican University of California’s San Marco Gallery, located in the Alemany Library, from November 1, 2006 through January 2, 2007.
Dominican University of California will host the 21st annual California Indian Conference, October 13 through 15. Dominican is co-sponsoring the event in association with the Marin Museum of the American Indian. This year’s conference theme is “Through Our Eyes: Looking Back While Moving Forward.”
Dominican University of California has partnered with the Marin County Commission on Aging to present CarFit, a program designed to check on how well senior drivers and their vehicles work together. The event will be held on October 28 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Marin Civic Center Jury parking lot.
Dominican University of California has been awarded $216,000 from the Texas-based RGK Foundation for the development and staffing of a nursing simulation lab. The state-of-the-art lab will provide Dominican nursing students with clinical experience in a risk-free virtual reality environment. The lab also will be available to community health practitioners
Fifty-four high school students will spend the week living and learning at Dominican University of California during the Marin Education Fund’s Summer Application Institute, August 1-5. The program has a 98 percent success rate at sending low-income, underrepresented students to college.
Girls Circle, a structured support group model developed for girls aged 9-18 years, helps girls feel better about their bodies, their social interactions, and their prospects for the future, according to a study by researchers at Dominican University of California. Girls who have a positive self-image and feel in control of their future are less likely to engage in risky activities.
Visitors to Dominican University of California’s website can view progress of the University’s Science Center via webcam. The image updates every four seconds between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (Read more in this story for the link to the cam.)
A new partnership between Dominican University of California and Book Passage will enable both Dominican students and community members to earn academic credit for participating in selected Book Passage classes and writing conferences. The program, which begins this summer, will offer credit for both graduate and undergraduate work.
Reverend Cecil Williams, CEO of Glide Memorial United Methodist Church and Minister of Glide’s National and International Ministries, delivered the 2006 commencement address on Saturday, May 13. Reverend Williams also received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree during the ceremonies.
Dominican University of California junior Joshua Demitro is the 2006-2007 winner of the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded annually to recognize outstanding academic achievement and leadership among students in Dominican’s School of Business, Education, and Leadership. Joshua is studying for a degree in business administration.
Darjana Blace, a conductor and pianist with the National Opera of Zagreb, Croatia, will perform in a concert at Dominican University of California, Sunday, April 30 at 7:45 p.m. in Angelico Concert Hall.
Dominican University faculty and undergraduate students initiated a research project in fall 2004 in collaboration with Dr. Anindo Choudhury of St. Norbert College in Wisconsin and Dr. Scott Bonar of the University of Arizona to determine whether the Asian tapeworm (Bothriocephalus achelognathii) has spread from Southern to Northern California.
June 17, 1931 - February 27, 2006. Sister Aquinas Nimitz, O.P., who for almost 50 years was the very essence of the Dominican spirit, died Monday, February 27 at 6:25 a.m. after a valiant fight against cancer. Dominican University of California President Joseph R. Fink will host a gathering for friends of Sister Aquinas in celebration of her life on Tuesday, March 14 at 5 p.m. in the Shield Room, Caleruega Hall. All are welcome to attend.