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Keep up with the latest Ohio Dominican alumni news, events and happenings around campus.
  • A Note from your Alumni Office (expand to read more)

    Greetings from your Alumni Office!

    We are sending the April Insider out a few weeks early to remind you of some exciting upcoming events, and we hope you’ll attend as many as possible.

    In just a couple of weeks, ODU will welcome hundreds of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends for the Inauguration of Dr. Robert A. Gervasi as Ohio Dominican’s 16th president on Friday, April 27, which coincides with our 2018 Reunion! We will also host our first event at the Columbus Crew SC game on June 9. All are invited, so please RSVP today.

    As we near the end of this fiscal year, we invite you to consider making a donation to Ohio Dominican to help support our students and campus community. We hope to set a new participation rate record this year! All gift sizes are needed and make a difference. Click here to make a gift today!

    Read this month’s ODU Insider and learn about all the exciting things happening at your alma mater.

    God bless, 

    Christie Flood Weiner '90                         
    Director of Alumni Relations

    Kyrsten Stenerson
    Assistant Director of Alumni Relations & Development

  • Alumni and Campus News

    The Inauguration of Dr. Robert A. Gervasi on April 27
    We hope you will join us on April 27 as we celebrate the Inauguration of Ohio Dominican’s 16th president, Dr. Robert A. Gervasi. The inauguration will take place at 2 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Click here to reserve your seat.

    Inauguration-Events_April 2018
    Join us for Reunion 2018 on April 28
    Reunion 2018 celebrates the College of St. Mary of the Springs Alumni and is open to all alumni. This year’s reunion will take place on Saturday, April 28, which is the day following Dr. Gervasi’s inauguration. We hope you will consider joining us for two special celebrations on campus. Click here for a full schedule of events and additional information. Registration materials will be sent out in the coming days for classes 1939-1968; however, all alumni are welcome to join in the festivities.

    ODU to Open Senior Art Exhibition on April 27
    Ohio Dominican will present its 2018 Senior Art Exhibition from April 27 to June 30, 2018 in the Wehrle Gallery, which is located in Wehrle Hall on ODU’s campus at 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219. An opening reception will take place at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 27, to coincide with the Inauguration of Dr. Robert A. Gervasi as ODU’s 16th president. Click here to read more.

    Ohio Dominican to Hold 109th Commencement Ceremony On May 12
    Ohio Dominican will hold its 109th Commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Alumni Hall, located on the University’s campus at 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219. Baccalaureate will be held at 9 a.m. in Christ the King Chapel. ODU Board of Trustees member Ann Gallagher will deliver the keynote address. In addition to awarding more than 250 student degrees, ODU will confer the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters honors causa upon Board of Trustees member Sister Janice Bachman, OP, and Board chair Thomas Mueller. More information on Spring Commencement will be available in the coming weeks.

    ODU Night at the Columbus Crew SC on June 9
    Join fellow ODU alumni and friends for our first-ever alumni and friends event during the Columbus Crew SC’s matchup against the New York Red Bulls on Saturday, June 9. The pre-party will take place at 4 p.m. in the Upper 90 Lounge in MAPFRE Stadium, and the match will begin at 5 p.m. The cost to attend is just $30 a person (an $80 value!). You’ll receive a lower bowl ticket (ODU tickets will be in the same section), a meal, nonalcoholic drink, and a limited edition Columbus Crew SC scarf. Children two years of age and under will be admitted without a ticket, but will be required to remain seated in the lap of their guardian. Click here to register now.

    Historic Matesich Theatre Restoration Campaign Nearing Completion
    We are getting close to achieving our $1 million dollar goal to help restore and modernize ODU’s historic performance arts venue, the Sister Mary Andrew Matesich, OP Theatre. If you have not made a gift yet or purchased a new seat, please consider a gift today. This summer, crews will begin restoring the theater’s plaster and woodwork, painting its walls, and making other critical repairs and updates. Click here to read more. The University is still raising funds to complete phase three of the theater renovation, which will be the replacement of carpet and seats in the theater. We hope to begin this phase in December. ODU welcomes anyone who desires to contribute at ohiodominican.edu/Theater. If you have any questions about this project, please contact Christie Flood Weiner ’90 at 614-253-3502 or weinerc@ohiodominican.edu.

    MBA Information Session on April 18
    Are you considering pursuing your MBA? Ohio Dominican will host a free information session at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18. The session will take place in the Bishop James A. Griffin Student Center, room 276. Click here to register.

    ODU to Host Catholic High School Visit Day April 18 & May 3
    Ohio Dominican invites students from Columbus Diocesan high schools to attend its Catholic Visit Days on April 18 and May 3. The free events will take place from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on ODU’s campus. Attendees can register at ohiodominican.edu/VisitDay. Click here to read more. 

    ODU Student-Veterans to Host 5k on April 21 to Promote College Following Service
    Ohio Dominican University’s student-veteran association, Sua Sponte, will host a 5k on April 21 to inspire servicemen and servicewomen to advance their education following their military service. The race will begin at 10 a.m. in front of Erskine Hall. Participants can sign up for the 5k here. 

    ODU 5 Miler

    ODU to Host Summer Scholars Program July 23-27
    High school students graduating in 2019, 2020 or 2021 are invited to attend Ohio Dominican’s first Summer Scholars Program from July 23-27. The camp costs $150 per student and will take place on ODU’s campus. Attendees will not receive college credit. Registration is limited to the first 75 respondents. Click here to read more

    Find Job and Internship Postings on The ODU JobLine
    Are you looking for a job? The ODU JobLine lists part- and full-time employment opportunities that are available for ODU students and alumni. Job seekers are able to post resumes, search postings and, in many cases, apply online. New job postings are added daily. There are currently nearly 500 internship, part- and full-time positions on the JobLine.

    ODU Partners with Catholic War Veterans of America
    Ohio Dominican University is partnering with the Central Ohio chapter of Catholic War Veterans of America (CWVA) to encourage Catholic veterans and active duty military to pursue a college degree, and support them throughout their collegiate career. The partnership was formalized on April 10, 2018 when the agreement was signed by ODU President Robert A. Gervasi, Ph.D., CWV Greater Columbus Post 1936 Commander Ted Mosure, and ODU PATRIOTS Program director, Maj. Gen. Dennis Laich (Ret.). Click here to read more.

    Catholic War Vets - Web

  • Faculty and Staff News

    Lewis Hogarth, Ph.D., Chemistry, arranged, solicited papers for and chaired the Chemistry Section of the 133rd meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science on Saturday, March 24, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The papers were presented by both undergraduate students and faculty, and covered numerous topics of interest.

    Imali J. Abala, Ph.D., English, presented a keynote speech, “Unveiling the ‘Sleeping’ Giant: ‘Black Panther’ Debunks Myths about Africa,” on March 31 at Bowling Green State University. The event was organized by the BGSU African People’s Association.

    Butch Reynolds, Track & Field, was featured in an article in the March 30 edition of the Mansfield News Journal. Reynolds was a guest speaker at the 40th News Journal All-Star Basketball Classic banquet at Der Dutchman Restaurant last Thursday. Click here to read the article.

    Jeremy Sony, Marketing & Public Relations, was featured in the March 15 edition of the LaGrange Daily News. Sony's play, "The Last Queen of Wonderland," was presented at the Lafayette Society for the Performing Arts from March 14 to March 24 in LaGrange, Georgia. Read the article here.

    ODU’s Women’s Basketball Team was mentioned in the March 28 editions of The Columbus Dispatch and Canton Repository in articles discussing the NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four, which was hosted in Columbus over the weekend. The articles discussed the tournament’s aim to champion female empowerment.

  • Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

    April 26, 2018 – St. Catherine of Siena Lecture “Catherine of Siena: Model of the Common Good”
    Presented by Matthew Ponesse, Ph.D., ODU Associate Professor of History. 3:30 p.m. in the Colonial Room in Sansbury Hall.  

    April 27, 2018Inauguration of Robert A. Gervasi, Ph.D. as ODU’s 16th President
    Inaugural Mass at 11 a.m. in Christ the King Chapel. Inauguration ceremony at 2 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Click here for more information. 

    April 28, 2018 – Reunion 2018
    Celebrating the Classes ending in ’3 & ’8. The Class of 1968 will celebrate their 50th Class Reunion. All St. Mary of the Springs Alumnae and Alumni will be invited and all are welcome to attend. Plans are underway! If you are interested in serving as a Class Representative, please email Christie Flood Weiner, alumni director, or call her at 614-253-3502

    April 29, 2018 – 2018 Senior Exhibition
    Join us from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on April 29 for the opening reception of “From the Halls of Wehrle: 2018 Senior Exhibition.” This exhibition is a capstone of Art, Art Education, and Graphic Design students, and features a range of content and media. 

    June 9, 2018 – ODU Alumni Night at the Columbus Crew SC
    The Alumni Relations Office will host a night of fun during the Columbus Crew SC soccer game at MAPFRE Stadium from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. Click here to sign up.


  • Class Notes (as of April 9, 2018)


    McQuetta Williams ’13 is now the founder and CEO of a non-profit organization and publication of EnVision Proven Success. EnVision Proven Success promotes the economic independence of women in need by providing comprehensive training and workshops on a vast array of topics and community resources, as well as referrals from Ohio Benefit Bank, free-of-charge.

    Michael Shafer ’77 spends his retirement working 8 hours a week as the Director of Social Services in Kenton, Ohio and as a Social Worker at the Tiffin Ohio Mercy Hospital Home Health Department.  

    Crystal Tate ’14 recently received her Master of Science in School Counseling from Capella University on January 31, 2018.

    Erika Milligan ’14/’16 has been accepted into graduate school for fall of 2018 at the University of Central Florida.


    In Memoriam

    Nancy Drake Tehan ’50, March 13, 2018
    Mary L. Jenkins ’76, March 12, 2018


    Antonio Scali, father of Angela Scali ’92, March 16, 2018

  • More ODU Insider
    Did you miss an issue? Previous editions of the online ODU Insider are archived below.


    March 2018
    February 2018
    January 2018


     December 2017
     November 2017
    October 2017
    September 2017
    August 2017
    July 2017
    May 2017
    April 2017
    March 2017
    February 2017
    January 2017


    December 2016 
    November 2016

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