The Center for Dominican Studies provides many opportunities for study, dialogue and the search for truth. Visit our Special Public Events page for information on events the center sponsors.
The faculty staff focus groups will provide informal opportunities for faculty and staff to engage in brainstorming and conversation regarding the mission and activities of the Center for Dominican Studies at Ohio Dominican University. An overview of the history, vision, mission and activities of the Center for Dominican Studies at Ohio Dominican will be presented. This session also will engage participants in a process of understanding and embracing the mission of the Center for Dominican Studies as programs, activities and opportunities evolve.
These sessions will provide opportunity for new and continuing faculty and staff to explore and discuss: The History of the Ohio Dominican University;The Dominican Mission and Charism: Roots of our University Culture; The Catholic Intellectual Tradition of the University; Ex Corde Ecclesiae ;The Many Forms of Preaching in Our Contemporary World; The Integration of the Dominican Charism Across University Life and the Academic Curriculum; Sharing the Charism with Students: A Collaborative Study, Research and Service Event; Dominican Institutions as Promoters of Peace, Justice and Service to the Global Community; Dominican Institutions as Centers for Ethics: Our Challenge and Options; Reflective Practice: A Dominican Activity for University Teaching; Connections with the Dominican Family at Home and Abroad: Networking Opportunities.
This group of ODU administrators, faculty and staff will work with the Director of the Center for Dominican Studies to explore and facilitate opportunities to: Research and study current topics and issues related to the mission of the Center for Dominican Studies such as: Peace & Justice, The Church and the World, Ethics in the Workplace and Society, The Church in Latin America and Africa, Reconciliation, Documents of the Church, Catholic Social Teaching; Publish articles related to the pertinent topics related to the mission of the Center for Dominican Studies; Explore and coordinate the preparation of a biannual journal connected with topics related to the mission of the Center for Dominican Studies; Explore University curriculum issues related to the Catholic and Dominican identity of the University; Network with other Dominican universities; Engage in grant opportunities related to the mission of the Center for Dominican Studies.
(Coordinated with the Life of the Mind Series)
These events will feature noted speakers on topics of interest related to the mission of the Center for Dominican Studies. Contemporary topics may include: Faith in the WorkplaceReligion, Ethics and Personal Responsibility The Dominican University Culture: Promoting the Intellectual Life The Dominicans and Their Patronage of the Arts Ethical Issues in Human Stem Cell Research Ethics in the Marketplace/Business Human Rights and Responsibility Challenging the Culture of Violence
Fanjeaux Experience: Promoted by the Center for Dominican Studies Summer Study Program in Fanjeaux, France for Dominican Colleges and Universities This international study experience brings together faculty, administrators, students and staff from U.S. Dominican schools in the medieval hilltop town where St. Dominic's vision of an order devoted to seeking and sharing the truth took shape. Mornings are spent in study, afternoons in excursions to historic sites in southern France with a focus on places special to Dominicans' early years in the thirteenth century. As a community of learners, we enjoy simple living and superb meals at the Belvedere, a Dominican guest-house. Both programs conclude with four nights in Paris.