Ohio Dominican Holds 108th Commencement Ceremony
Ohio Dominican University held its 108th commencement ceremony on Dec. 16, 2017. More than 130 students had degrees conferred upon them as they were joined by ODU faculty, staff, alumni, and hundreds of family and friends in Alumni Hall. Renowned physician and former member of the ODU Board of Trustees Sterling W. Hedrick, M.D. delivered the keynote address. He also received the degree of Doctor of Science honoris causa. View pictures and video from commencement below.
ODU Named Top Military-Friendly University in Ohio
For the ninth consecutive year, Victory Media has named Ohio Dominican University (ODU) a Military Friendly School. The organization also has named Ohio Dominican a Top 10 Gold school, ranking ODU the best in Ohio among private colleges and universities with fewer than 10,000 students. ODU is also ranked fourth in the United States, which is one spot higher than the 2017 rankings. Click here to read more.
Center for Dominican Studies Announces Lecture Series
Ohio Dominican University’s Center for Dominican Studies will present a lecture series, “Behold the Inheritance of St. Dominic,” during the 2017-18 academic year. The series will explore how the Dominican charism and legacy continues to unfold and manifest at the present time. Each of the lectures will be presented by a Dominican Sister of Peace, which is ODU’s founding congregation.
- Jan. 17, 2018 – “Mission Across the Miles”; Presenter: Sr. Doris Regan, OP
- Feb. 7, 2018 – “Welcome Into Courage”; Presenter: Sr. Rosemary Loomis, OP
- Feb. 21 & 28 and March 7 & 21, 2018 – “Lent – A Time to Focus Discipleship”; Presenter: Sr. Carol Ann Spencer, OP
- April 11, 2018 – “Art – A Special Way to Preach”; Sr. Thoma Swanson, OP
Matesich Theatre Has a Seat for You (Exciting Update!)
Thanks to a generous gift of $75,000 from Huntington Bank, a matching opportunity is available for gifts to benefit the Matesich Theatre. Huntington Bank will match a total of $75,000 in any new gifts for the theater. A seat in the Sr. Mary Andrew Matesich, OP Theatre is more than a resting spot. For almost a century, the Ohio Dominican community has gathered here for enlightenment, contemplation and entertainment. Ohio Dominican is committed to restoring the theater to its former glory. You can help. With a gift to the Save Your Seat Campaign, you can contribute to the theater’s restoration by purchasing a personalized theater seat to commemorate a special person or a fond memory. For questions or more information, please email Christie Flood Weiner, alumni director, or call her at 614-253-3502. We also encourage you to visit our Save Your Seat Campaign website.
Physician Assistant Studies Trauma Simulation Video
ODU’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program recently conducted a student-designed trauma simulation in its simulation lab. The Office of Marketing & Public Relations highlighted the event in a video, which you can watch below.
ODU to Open “Convergence” Exhibit on Jan. 26
Ohio Dominican University’s Wehrle Gallery will host the opening of a new exhibit, “Convergence: New Work by Char Norman and Anita Dawson,” from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in the Wehrle Gallery. An artist presentation will take place at noon on Feb. 21. The exhibition is scheduled to run Jan. 26 – March 31, 2018. Click here for more information.
Gift & Estate Planning
Tis the season for giving! The holiday season is upon us, when many people are giving to others in many different ways. So, I would like to ask that you consider giving to Ohio Dominican in the form of a monetary gift using securities. As the end of the year approaches and you begin to think of tax preparation, gifting securities to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization like ODU is a great way to give back. By gifting securities, the gift is deductible at the full, present fair-market value if held for one (1) year or more. The appreciation is not taxable to you, and Ohio Dominican can benefit from your generosity. Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones! Wishing you peace, health and happiness always! To learn more about Estate and Planned Giving, please contact Whitney G. Briggs, Director of Gift & Estate Planning, at 614-253-4804 or email@example.com.
ODU Seeks Public Comments for Accreditation
Ohio Dominican University is seeking comments from the campus community, alumni and the general public about ODU in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. Ohio Dominican will host a visit on March 26 & 27, 2018, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. Ohio Dominican University has been accredited by HLC since 1934. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation. The public is invited to submit comments regarding the college by Feb. 23, 2018 at hlcommission.org/comment or to:
Public Comment on Ohio Dominican University
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411
Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.
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.