Center for Dominican Studies Announces Major Events for 2010-2011

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COLUMBUS, OH (43219) - Ohio Dominican University’s Center for Dominican Studies announces major programs and events for the upcoming 2010-2011 year.

Most events are free and open to the public, although there may be a cost for select events.“It is with great pride and joy that The Center for Dominican Studies at ODU launches its seventh year of providing opportunities to engage the university and wider community of faith in study and dialogue about contemporary issues relevant to the Church, culture and society,” said Sr. Catherine Colby, OP, Ed.D., Director of the Center for Dominican Studies and Vice President for Mission & Identity. “This academic year, we are particularly excited to weave our Centennial Theme: A Century of Transforming Lives and The 500 Anniversary of the Arrival of the Dominican Friars in the Americas into our CDS programs and events.”

All events will take place on Ohio Dominican University’s main campus, located at 1216 Sunbury Road, and registration is required. Those interested in attending can register by contacting Sr. Catherine Colby, OP, Ed.D. at or 614-251-4722.“In addition to the currently posted programs for 2010-2011, two book study opportunities, Lenten and Advent Programs and Reflection, as well as multiple information sessions related to the rich and diverse heritage of our Catholic Dominican tradition will be available,” said Colby. “The public is welcomed to celebrate remembering and recognizing our unique tradition.” The Center for Dominican Studies was established through a generous gift by the Congregation of Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs(now Dominican Sisters of Peace) in Columbus, Ohio. The mission of the Center is to promote the Dominican charism of preaching; to provide opportunities for members of the University and the community to understand and experience the meaning and value of the Dominican education; and to serve as a public voice at the University and in the community regarding issues of importance to the church, culture and society.

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