Support ODU During The Big Give on Oct. 10
The Columbus Foundation will hold the Big Give on Oct. 10. The Big Give is a 26-hour online giving rally in which your gift to ODU can be amplified by the Columbus Foundation’s pool of $1.3 million. The more ODU receives during this time, the more money we receive from the Foundation! To participate in this event, visit columbusfoundation.org between 10 a.m. on Oct. 10 and noon on Oct. 11, and click on “Ohio Dominican University.” Then, please give what you can! Your gift will make a huge difference in the lives of our students and our university.
Smart Columbus Deploys Over $3.6 Million Worth of Mobile Solar Technology from DC Solar Freedom at ODU
Smart Columbus has unveiled Central Ohio’s first deployment of mobile solar technologies implemented in partnership with DC Solar Freedom at Ohio Dominican University (ODU). Twenty-four solar energy products, including Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations, light towers, power stations and generators—together valued at more than $3.6 million—have been deployed on campus to help improve campus safety and mobility without adding demand on the city’s power grid. Click here to read more.
MBA Information Session on Oct. 4
Ohio Dominican University will host an information session for its Master of Business Administration program at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4. The session will take place in the Bishop James A. Griffin Student Center, room 274. Click here to read more.
A Life and Career in Sports 2017
Ohio Dominican University will welcome representatives from several Columbus sports organizations for “A Life and Career in Sports” on Oct. 24. The free event will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Colonial Room. The event will feature a panel discussion featuring Eric Archibald, events director at the Columbus Sports Commission; Ben Keller, director of group sales with the Columbus Clippers; and Chad Schroeder, associate general manager of IMG College. Click here to read more.
Students Find Fish Never Before Seen in Alum Creek
An Ohio Dominican University Ichthyology class has found a species of fish in Alum Creek for the first time in history. During the summer of 2017, a class led by ODU assistant professor of Environmental Science, Blake Mathys, Ph.D., found Tippecanoe Darters. The fish has since been found on multiple occasions by ODU students who utilize the creek regularly as part of their field learning. The waterway flows through ODU's campus. Click here to read more. NBC4 covered the discovery and featured it on its 11 p.m. newscast on Sept. 23.
Office of Multicultural Affairs Anniversary Celebration a Success
Thank you to everyone who attended the 10th anniversary celebration of ODU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs on Sept. 13. This was a great opportunity to commemorate honorable alumni, leadership, students, staff and faculty who have helped make ODU a home for all. A live band, Ella Starr, performed, and Brian Otler ’07 and Barbara Fant ’10 made the event extra special with the words and poetry they shared. Mira Wright ’78 also spoke to encourage support of the Multicultural Fund, a fund she started in 2011 to help ODU students afford textbooks, seminars and leadership opportunities.
ODU Preview Days on Oct. 7 & Nov. 4
ODU will host a Preview Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7 and Nov. 4 in the Griffin student center. Interested high school students and their families can register for the free event by clicking here. During Preview Day, students will take a tour of campus, explore available majors, discuss available financial aid options, enjoy a complimentary meal, learn about student clubs and honors programs, meet with professors in their field of interest, and talk with current students about why they chose to attend ODU.
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.
Matesich Theatre Has a Seat for You
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.