Family Weekend

Family Weekend is scheduled for October 9-10 and will be a dynamic and exciting virtual experience. 

mini pumpkins on the lawn of ann hathaway

Friday, October 9, 4 p.m. 

Please join us for our opening virtual Convocation Celebration on the Dominican YouTube channel.

Convocation celebrates the academic accomplishments of Dominican sophomores, juniors and seniors who have been named to the Dean's List in consecutive semesters. First-year Trustee Scholars are also recognized. President Mary B. Marcy will deliver the welcoming address, followed by presentations for the Joseph R. Fink Faculty Achievement Award and Teachers of the Year, and from the leaders of the Associated Students of Dominican University with the presentation of the Class of 2024 Class Shield. The evening will conclude with a virtual wine tasting event hosted by Alumni Engagement.

Saturday, October 10, 10 a.m.

Festivities continue the following morning, Saturday, October 10, beginning at 10 a.m. with a welcome and Dominican Trivia game hosted by Alumni Engagement. Events will continue with three virtual academic sessions starting at 10:30 a.m. to introduce families and students to the Dominican Experience. There will also be a short presentation by our Campus Ministry.



How Threat Affects Perceptions of Minority Groups in the United States 

Sarah Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior & Management
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Threat, whether it is caused by the economy or from a pandemic, causes us to react in ways that are detrimental to those who are seen as the "other"; in this case, minority groups in the United States. In this session we will discuss why and how these processes occur and what we can do to prevent and heal from the negative consequences of threat-induced discrimination. 

Haiku and the Art of Making a Creative Space

Judy Halebsky, PhD, Director of the MFA, Associate Professor of English, School of LAE
12:30-1:30 p.m.

In North America, many elementary school students are taught an oversimplified version of the Japanese short poetry form, haiku. This session offers an expanded understanding of this tradition and how it lives today in haiku circles in Japan, California and around the world. We will have time to write our own short poems and the option to share our writing.

Campus Ministry Day of Service: 2020 Together Apart

Sr. Mary Soher, OP, Director of Campus Ministry and Fr. Bob Haberman, University Chaplain
1:45-2 p.m.

Learn how Campus Ministry encourages service trips, volunteer opportunities, and student activities that guide students toward a spiritually enriching experience at Dominican and support the Dominican Ideals of Study, Reflection, Community and Service. Be inspired by those in our university community (students, faculty, staff and families) as we celebrate a spirit of serving others. Use this Google Form to be a part of the presentation.

Lessons learned: Addressing the phenomenon of alarm fatigue in the ICU

Patricia Harris, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, Nursing
2-3 p.m.

What is alarm fatigue? Come and learn about the phenomenon of sensory desensitization that nurses and other healthcare providers can experience when exposed to an excessive amount of alarm noise, the research that has been performed to examine the scope of the problem, and the action-oriented strategies that are being implemented to help provide patients with the safest care possible.