What's happening at Dominican in Fall of 2018

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.

 25 September 2018

5:30 PM

As part of Dominican's Democracy and Equity Initiative, the University is hosting "Make Marin Count" 2020 Census Awareness in Guzman Lecture Hall. The event is co-sponsored by Dominican, the Canal Alliance, and the Marin Community Foundation. Panelists scheduled to attend are Dr. Robert Eyler, Chief Economist for the Marin Economic Forum; Paul M. Cohen, Principal of PMCohen Public Affairs and political consultant; Lia Bolden, Partnership Specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau in the San Francisco Bay Area; and Kristen Drumm, Senior Planner for the Marin County Community Development Agency.
To register, follow this link: https://bit.ly/2wMFCsL For more information, email julia.vanderryn@dominican.edu or Karla Hernandez Navarro (karla.hernandeznavarro@students.dominican.edu), a Dominican business student who is in interning full-time at Canal Alliance and helping organize the event.

 

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28 September 2018

7 PM

The Dominican women's volleyball team hosts Point Loma University in a Pacific West Conference match in the Conlan Center. General admission tickets are $5. Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty, and staff are admitted free with a valid Penguin Pass. For more information, visit dominicanathletics.com.

 

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29 September 2018

10 AM

Dominican hosting a Graduate Open House for prospective students in Guzman Lecture Hall, 50 Acacia Avenue, on the San Rafael campus. Learn about our graduate programs and tour campus at the session. The event will provide an opportunity to connect with faculty representatives and admissions staff, who will answer questions about the application process, admissions requirements, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities. To RSVP, follow this link: https://bit.ly/2wk1lc9 For more information, call 415-485-3280 or email gradadmissions@dominican.edu.

1 PM

Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field speaks in the 2018 Fall Leadership Lecture Series at Dominican University of California. The series is presented by Dominican in partnership with Book Passage. All lectures are held in Dominican’s Angelico Concert Hall. Doors open one hour prior to the programs. Free parking is available in the Conlan Center parking lot at the intersection of Acacia and Grand Avenues. All tickets include an autographed copy of each speaker’s book. Tickets can be purchased by calling (415) 927-0960 ext. 1 or visiting bookpassage.com/dominican. Ms. Field will discuss her newest book In Pieces in conversation with author Janis Cooke Newman. Tickets are $40 and include an autograph copy of In Pieces. Follow this link to purchase tickets: https://bit.ly/2JQhBu1

3 PM

The Dominican women's volleyball team hosts Azusa Pacific University in a Pacific West Conference match in the Conlan Center. General admission tickets are $5. Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty, and staff are admitted free with a valid Penguin Pass. For more information, visit dominicanathletics.com.

 

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30 September 2018

3 PM

The 2018-19 Guest Concert Series at Dominican begins with a special guitar recital by Jiji and her guest from Iceland, Gulli Björnsson.The Sunday concerts, sponsored by Dominican’s Department of Music, Dance, and Performing Arts, start at 3 p.m. in Angelico Concert Hall. Free parking is available in the nearby Conlan Center lot off Grand Avenue in San Rafael. All Guest Concert Series concerts are 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 students, faculty, and staff with a valid I.D. Single-event tickets, which are only available at the door 30 minutes prior to scheduled performances, are $20 for general admission and $17 for seniors over 60. Season subscription series tickets are $60, $50 for seniors over 60. For more information on tickets and the 2018-19 Guest Concert Series schedule, call 415-482-3579, email music@dominican.edu, or follow this link: https://bit.ly/2PNgMBv.

 

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03 October 2018

5 PM

Dominican's San Marco Gallery hosting the Opening Reception for two simultaneous shows -- Learning from the Land with Matt Garcia and desertArtLAB and Concurrence with Diane Fine and Mario Laplante in Alemany Library. For information about San Marco Gallery, follow this link: https://bit.ly/2MX9EUy For more information about the Learning from the Land and Concurrence exhibits, contact Sharon Bliss, San Marco Gallery Exhibition Coordinator, at 415-257-1332 or email sharon.bliss@dominican.edu.

 

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05 October 2018

NOON

The Dominican men's soccer team resumes Pacific West Conference play by hosting Chaminade University in a PacWest match on Kennelly Field in the John Allen Athletics Complex on campus.
General admission tickets are $5. Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty, and staff are admitted free with a valid Penguin Pass. For more information, visit dominicanathletics.com.

2:30 PM

The Dominican women's soccer team resumes Pacific West Conference play by hosting Chaminade University in a PacWest match on Kennelly Field in the John Allen Athletics Complex on campus. General admission tickets are $5. Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty, and staff are admitted free with a valid Penguin Pass. For more information, visit dominicanathletics.com.

 

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07 October 2018

NOON

The Dominican men's soccer team resumes Pacific West Conference play by hosting Hawaii Pacific University in a PacWest match on Kennelly Field in the John Allen Athletics Complex on campus. General admission tickets are $5. Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty, and staff are admitted free with a valid Penguin Pass. For more information, visit dominicanathletics.com.

2:30 PM

The Dominican women's soccer team resumes Pacific West Conference play by hosting Hawaii Pacific University in a PacWest match on Kennelly Field in the John Allen Athletics Complex on campus. General admission tickets are $5. Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty, and staff are admitted free with a valid Penguin Pass. For more information, visit dominicanathletics.com.

 

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09 October 2018

7:30 AM

Robert Sher, Founding Principal of CEO to CEO, is keynote speaker at the first Business Edge Briefings Series event of the new academic year. The breakfast meeting program -- "Synch Your Strategic Goals with Your Actions Using a One-Page Business Plan" -- begins with registration/check-in in the Creekside Room, located at 100 Magnolia Avenue. Cynthia Murray, President and CEO of North Bay Leadership Council, will serve as moderator. Ticket price is $25, which includes a continental breakfast. Follow this link to RSVP and purchase tickets: https://bit.ly/2PN6gKG For more information, call 415-482-1918 or 415-485-3202, email ILS@dominican.edu or visit https://bsb.dominican.edu/concentrations/business-edge-briefings/

 

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12 October 2018

3:30 PM

Dominican students, faculty, and staff invited to attend a "No Belles" play by Portal Theater actors in Angelico Concert Hall. The event, co-sponsored by Dominican, Mills College, the California Section of the American Chemical Society and the AAUW, is a dramatic production about women scientists -- such as two-time Nobel Laureate Marie Curie -- and the Nobel Prize. The play will feature Portal Theater actors portraying the lives of women scientists who have won Nobel Prizes and some who did not. Cost is $15, $8 for students and the unemployed. For more information, email office@calacs.org or call 510-351-9922. Or follow this link: https://bit.ly/2B97Va0.To purchase a ticket, visit www.calacs.org and click on the desired date or follow this link: https://bit.ly/2MpkwKC.

7 PM

The Dominican women's volleyball team hosts Fresno Pacific University in a Pacific West Conference match in the Conlan Center. General admission tickets are $5. Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty, and staff are admitted free with a valid Penguin Pass. For more information, visit dominicanathletics.com.

 

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17 October 2018

7 PM

The Dominican women's volleyball team hosts Academy of Art in a Pacific West Conference match in the Conlan Center. General admission tickets are $5. Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty, and staff are admitted free with a valid Penguin Pass. For more information, visit dominicanathletics.com.

 

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18 October 2018

7 PM

Presidential historian Michael Beschloss speaks in the 2018 Fall Leadership Lecture Series at Dominican University of California. The series is presented by Dominican in partnership with Book Passage. All lectures will be held in Dominican’s Angelico Concert Hall. Doors open one hour prior to the programs. Free parking is available in the Conlan Center parking lot at the intersection of Acacia and Grand Avenues. All tickets include an autographed copy of each speaker’s book. Tickets can be purchased by calling (415) 927-0960 ext. 1 or visiting bookpassage.com/dominican. Mr. Beschloss discusses his newest book Presidents of War. Tickets are $45 and include an autograph copy of Presidents of War. Follow this link to purchase tickets: https://bit.ly/2nKakyD.

 

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20 October 2018

7 PM

The Dominican women's volleyball team hosts Hawaii Pacific in a Pacific West Conference match in the Conlan Center. General admission tickets are $5. Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty, and staff are admitted free with a valid Penguin Pass. For more information, visit dominicanathletics.com.

 

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21 October 2018

NOON

The Dominican men's soccer team resumes Pacific West Conference play by hosting Notre Dame de Namur University in a PacWest match on Kennelly Field in the John Allen Athletics Complex on campus. General admission tickets are $5. Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty, and staff are admitted free with a valid Penguin Pass. For more information, visit dominicanathletics.com.

2:30 PM

The Dominican women's soccer team resumes Pacific West Conference play by hosting Notre Dame de Namur University in a PacWest match on Kennelly Field in the John Allen Athletics Complex on campus. General admission tickets are $5. Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty, and staff are admitted free with a valid Penguin Pass. For more information, visit dominicanathletics.com.

7 PM

The Dominican women's volleyball team hosts Chaminade in a Pacific West Conference match in the Conlan Center. General admission tickets are $5. Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty, and staff are admitted free with a valid Penguin Pass. For more information, visit dominicanathletics.com.

 

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25 October 2018

7 PM

Politician Julian Castro closes the 2018 Fall Leadership Lecture Series at Dominican University of California. The series is presented by Dominican in partnership with Book Passage. All lectures will be held in Dominican’s Angelico Concert Hall. Doors open one hour prior to the programs. Free parking is available in the Conlan Center parking lot at the intersection of Acacia and Grand Avenues. All tickets include an autographed copy of each speaker’s book. Tickets can be purchased by calling (415) 927-0960 ext. 1 or visiting bookpassage.com/dominican. Mr. Castro is the former mayor of San Antonio and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary. He discusses his newest book An Unlikely Journey. Tickets are $40 and include an autograph copy of An Unlikely Journey. Follow this link to purchase tickets: https://bit.ly/2Pdu3TI

7 PM

The Dominican women's volleyball team hosts Hawaii Hilo in a Pacific West Conference match in the Conlan Center. General admission tickets are $5. Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty, and staff are admitted free with a valid Penguin Pass. For more information, visit dominicanathletics.com.

 

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26 October 2018

3 PM

Day One of "Family Weekend 2018" begins with check-in/registration at Angelico Hall followed by Convocation, which celebrates the academic achievements of Dominican sophomores, juniors and seniors who have been named to the Dean's List in consecutive semesters, in Angelico Concert Hall. First-year Trustee Scholars will be recognized and this year the ceremony includes the presentation of the Class of 2022 Class Shield. Day One of "Family Weekend 2018" concludes with the President's Reception on Anne Hathaway Lawn. To register or for more information, email familyweekend@dominican.edu, visit dominican.edu/familyweekend or follow this link: https://bit.ly/2obqm4R.

 

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27 October 2018

9:30 AM

Day Two of "Family Weekend 2018" begins with a welcome breakfast in Guzman Lecture Hall. followed by a presentation of "The Dominican Experience: A Holistic Approach to Teaching the 21st Century Student" in GLH. There are three academic sessions scheduled across campus after the breakfast program: 1) "Climate Change Effects on Coral Reef Ecosystems" by Dr. Vania Coelho in the Science Building Room 107; "Teaching Kindness: The Promise of Humane Education" by Dr. Afshin Gharib (TBD); and "Stimulating Shakespeare's Deep Brain" by Dr. Perry Guevara (TBD). A barbecue lunch is served on Caleruega Dining Hall Plaza. Advanced tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students and children under 12. DU student meal plan is accepted. After lunch, parents and students are invited three NCAA Division II Pacific West Conference Penguins sporting events in the John Allen Athletics Complex: 1) The Dominican men's soccer team hosts Fresno Pacific, the Dominican women's soccer teams hosts Fresno Pacific, and the Dominican women's volleyball team hosts Holy Names University in an evening match in the Conlan Center. To register or for more information, email familyweekend@dominican.edu, visit dominican.edu/familyweekend or follow this link: https://bit.ly/2obqm4R.

NOON

The Dominican men's soccer team resumes Pacific West Conference play by hosting Fresno Pacific University in a PacWest match on Kennelly Field in the John Allen Athletics Complex on campus. General admission tickets are $5. Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty, and staff are admitted free with a valid Penguin Pass. For more information, visit dominicanathletics.com.

2:30 PM

The Dominican women's soccer team resumes Pacific West Conference play by hosting Fresno Pacific University in a PacWest match on Kennelly Field in the John Allen Athletics Complex on campus. General admission tickets are $5. Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty, and staff are admitted free with a valid Penguin Pass. For more information, visit dominicanathletics.com.

7 PM

The Dominican women's volleyball team hosts Holy Names University in a Pacific West Conference match in the Conlan Center. General admission tickets are $5. Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty, and staff are admitted free with a valid Penguin Pass. For more information, visit dominicanathletics.com.

 

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29 October 2018

NOON

The Dominican men's soccer team concludes its 2018 Pacific West Conference home schedule by hosting the University of Hawaii Hilo in a PacWest match on Senior Day at Kennelly Field in the John Allen Athletics Complex on campus.Seniors on the Penguins team and their families will be recognized during a pre-game on-field ceremony. General admission tickets are $5. Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty, and staff are admitted free with a valid Penguin Pass. For more information, visit dominicanathletics.com.

2:30 PM

The Dominican women's soccer team concludes its 2018 Pacific West Conference home schedule by hosting the University of Hawaii Hilo in a PacWest match on Senior Day at Kennelly Field in the John Allen Athletics Complex on campus.Seniors on the Penguins team and their families will be recognized during a pre-game on-field ceremony. General admission tickets are $5. Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty, and staff are admitted free with a valid Penguin Pass. For more information, visit dominicanathletics.com.

 

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30 October 2018

7:30 AM

Lex Ultima Founder John Montgomery, Equator Coffees & Tea C-Founder and CEO Helen Russell, and Mike Bauer, Founder of Awareness in Action, are keynote speakers at a Business Edge Briefings Series event at Dominican The breakfast meeting program -- "Consciousness as Competitive Business Advantage: Deep Inside the Heads of B Corp Leaders" -- begins with registration/check-in in Creekside Room, located at 100 Magnolia Avenue. Cynthia Murray, President and CEO of North Bay Leadership Council, will serve as moderator. Ticket price is $25, which includes a continental breakfast. Follow this link to RSVP and purchase tickets: https://bit.ly/2wtPibg For more information, call 415-482-1918 or 415-485-3202, email ILS@dominican.edu or visit https://bsb.dominican.edu/concentrations/business-edge-briefings/

 

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02 November 2018

7 PM

The Dominican women's volleyball team hosts Biola University in a Pacific West Conference match in the Conlan Center. General admission tickets are $5. Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty, and staff are admitted free with a valid Penguin Pass. For more information, visit dominicanathletics.com.

 

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03 November 2018

3 PM

The Dominican women's volleyball team hosts Concordia University in a Pacific West Conference match in the Conlan Center on Senior Day. Seniors on the Penguins team and their families will be recognized during an on-court pre-game ceremony. General admission tickets are $5. Children age 5 or younger and all Dominican students, faculty, and staff are admitted free with a valid Penguin Pass. For more information, visit dominicanathletics.com.

 

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09 November 2018

4 PM

The Dominican women's basketball team opens its 2018-19 season when it hosts Chico State in a non-conference game in the Conlan Center. It will be the first official basketball game played on the Penguins' newly refurbished court. General admission tickets are $5. Children in 8th grade and younger with a paying adult are admitted free. All Dominican students, faculty, and staff are admitted free as well with a valid Penguin Pass. For more information, visit dominicanathletics.com.

 

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11 November 2018

3 PM

The 2018-19 Guest Concert Series at Dominican resumes with a piano recital by William Wolfram. The Sunday concerts, sponsored by Dominican’s Department of Music, Dance, and Performing Arts, start at 3 p.m. in Angelico Concert Hall. Free parking is available in the nearby Conlan Center lot off Grand Avenue in San Rafael.Wolfram, one of America’s foremost pianists, returns to Angelico Concert Hall from New York City. He is a Juilliard School graduate who has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, was a winner of the Silver Medal in both the William Kapell and Naumberg International Piano Competitions. All Guest Concert Series concerts are 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 students, faculty, and staff with a valid I.D. Single-event tickets, which are only available at the door 30 minutes prior to scheduled performances, are $20 for general admission and $17 for seniors over 60. Season subscription series tickets are $60, $50 for seniors over 60. For more information on tickets and the 2018-19 Guest Concert Series schedule, call 415-482-3579, email music@dominican.edu or follow this link: https://bit.ly/2PNgMBv.

 

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14 November 2018

7:30 PM

After starting the 2018-19 season with three games on the road, the Dominican men's basketball team makes its home debut versus non-conference foe Cal State Dominquez Hills, the Penguins first official game on its newly refurbished court in the Conlan Center. General admission tickets are $5. Children in 8th grade and younger with a paying adult are admitted free. All Dominican students, faculty, and staff are admitted free as well with a valid Penguin Pass. For more information, visit dominicanathletics.com.

 

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19 November 2018

5 PM

Campus Ministry is hosting the 32nd Annual Thanksgiving dinner in Caleruega Dining Hall. The dinner, offered in partnership with Epicurean, is open to the Dominican community and neighbors. The event begins with Thanksgiving prayer and reflection on Caleruega Plaza. Cost is $18 for staff, faculty, and community members/neighbors and $9.50 for students, $6 for children under 10. Resident students can use their meal plan. Tickets can be pre-purchased during lunchtime at Caleruega Dining Hall. To purchase tickets at the door on Nov. 19 bring cash for fast transactions. The dinner will be traditional Thanksgiving fare with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Vegan options will be available upon request. For more information or to volunteer to help decorate, contact Sister Mary Soher, Director of Campus Ministry, at 415-257-0142 or email mary.soher@dominican.edu.