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Dean of School of Business and Leadership announced
On June 20, 2013, Dominican University of California Provost Steven Weisler announced that Sam Beldona has been appointed dean of the School of Business and Leadership, effective July 31.
Big History Summer Institute at Dominican
Educators from the United States, Australia, and Brazil met on the Dominican campus June 17-21 for the fourth annual Big History Summer Institute. Dominican’s Big History faculty and guest lecturers led sessions focused on best practices in teaching Big History course and also touch on larger issues in Big History, such as the role of global ethics, the use of art and poetry, and meaning and purpose of Big History, and implications of the story for the future of the planet.
Dominican hosts Bay Area LeaderShape event
Fifty students from universities throughout the Bay Area spent six days on the Dominican campus June 3-8 building their leadership skills as part of the Dominican LeaderShape program. LeaderShape is a national training program for college students that focuses on supporting students to lead with integrity.
"Summon Me" paintings exhibit at Dominican
The paintings of Ward Schumaker are on display in his “Summon Me” exhibit in the San Marco Gallery in Alemany Library at Dominican University through August 25.
Dance Students Earn National Scholarships
For the third consecutive year, students from the Dominican University of California and Alonzo King LINES Ballet Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance program have been awarded highly competitive scholarships from the Dizzy Feet Foundation.
Dominican honors Class of 2013 at Commencement
Award-winning broadcast journalist and artist Dana King delivered three “pearls of wisdom” from her long and distinguished career to graduating students at Dominican University of California in her keynote address at the University’s commencement on May 18.
President Marcy named Bay Area Influential Woman
Dominican University of California President Mary B. Marcy was named one of the “Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business” for 2013 by the San Francisco Business Times in the publication’s May 3 issue.
Leadership Lecture Series welcomes Eve Ensler
Eve Ensler, bestselling author of The Vagina Monologues and one of Newsweek's "150 Women Who Changed The World," visited Dominican May 22, as part of the University’s 2013 Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Leadership Lecture Series. The series is offered in partnership with Bay Area independent bookstore Book Passage.
Dominican celebrates Reunion Weekend 2013
Reunion Weekend 2013 at Dominican University of California April 19-20 was a rousing success.
Latinos Unidos hosts first Spring Festival
Students, faculty, staff of Dominican University of California and community members enjoyed food, music, dance, and games as Latinos Unidos celebrated its first Spring Festival May 4 on the Meadowlands Lawn.
Leadership Lecture Series welcomes Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan, author of four New York Times’ bestselling books, spoke at Dominican University of California on May 20, as part of the University’s 2013 Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Leadership Lecture Series. The series is offered in partnership with Bay Area independent bookstore Book Passage.
Planetary Dance for Global Renewal at Dominican
Dominican University of California students, faculty, staff, and friends began their Earth Day celebrations early this year as they performed the Global Renewal Planetary Dance on April 19. Choreographed by theater artist Anna Halprin, the two-hour event was held on the Forest Meadows Field.
Leadership Lecture Series welcomes Isabel Allende
Internationally acclaimed author and Marin County resident Isabel Allende spoke at Dominican University of California on April 23 as part of the University’s 2013 Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Leadership Lecture Series. The series is offered in partnership with Bay Area independent bookstore Book Passage.
S.F. Chamber Players in Guest Concert Series
The San Francisco Chamber Players, Northern California’s premiere chamber ensemble, closed out the 2012-13 Guest Concert Series on April 21 in Angelico Hall on the Dominican University of California campus.
Dominican welcomes Roach to Leadership Lecture Series
Science writer Mary Roach, author of "Packing for Mars," spoke at Dominican University of California on April 18, as part of the University’s 2013 Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Leadership Lecture Series. The series is offered in partnership with Bay Area independent bookstore Book Passage.
Music industry icon teaches class at Dominican
Music industry legend Sandy Pearlman was a guest instructor teaching a class titled “Curse of the Hidden Music Business” April 6 and April 13 to students in the Communications and Media Studies Department at Dominican University of California.
President Marcy moderates election reform panel
Dominican University of California President Mary B. Marcy served as moderator for a panel discussion on election reform on April 4 in front of a capacity crowd in Guzman Lecture Hall.
Service-learning art project debuts in San Rafael
A public art project designed to highlight the issue of educational equality in Marin County was installed on April 26 along a freeway underpass in San Rafael.
Dominican stages "Relay for Life" walkathon
Dominican University of California students, alumni, faculty, and staff participated in the third annual “Relay for Life” walkathon on April 12-13 in the Conlan Center. Organized by Dominican students, with the assistance of Campus Ministry, the 24-hour event raised nearly $10,000 for the American Cancer Society.
Leimbach named Dominican Athletics Director
Following a nationwide search, Dominican University of California President Mary B. Marcy has appointed Brandon Leimbach as the University’s Director of Athletics. Leimbach will join Dominican from Colorado School of Mines (CSM), where he served as Associate Director of Athletics for the past five years. He also served as CSM’s Assistant Director of Recreational Sports from 2002-2008.

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