ODU Announces “Spirituality Series” Lectures



Columbus, OH – Ohio Dominican University’s (ODU’s) Center for Dominican Studies will sponsor four lectures as part of its “Spirituality Series” during the 2013-14 academic year. The free lectures will be offered in the Colonial Room, located inside Sansbury Hall on ODU’s main campus at 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219. 

Attendees may register at 614-251-4722 or at ambrosim@ohiodominican.edu. 

Lectures are held from 3:30-5 p.m. The schedule is as follows: 

  • Sept. 26 – “Spiritual but Not Religious: What’s the Meaning?”; Presenter: Alison Benders, J.D., ODU professor of Theology. 
  • Oct. 10 – “Spirituality Only on Sunday: Is That All There Is?”; Presenter: Sister Louis Mary Passeri, O.P., M.A., Dominican Sister of Peace. 
  • Oct. 17 – “Dominican Spirituality: How Is It Unique?”; Presenter: Jay Jackson, M.A., O.P.A., ODU adjunct professor of Theology. 
  • Oct. 24 – “Spirituality in the Marketplace: Is it Possible?”; Presenters: Julie Hart, Ph.D., ODU professor of Sociology; Ann Hall, Ph.D., ODU professor of English; Jonathan Beshears, ODU senior Accounting and Finance major. 

The “Spirituality Series” is based on ODU’s 2013-14 academic theme, transforming lives through peace and justice. 

“In this series, presenters will explore aspects of spirituality in our contemporary world offering ways to nurture the human spirit in a fast-paced, production-oriented, media-saturated and an often unjust society,” said Center for Dominican Studies Director Sister Mattie Sterner, O.P.  

ODU’s Center for Dominican Studies serves as a resource for those interested in learning more about Dominican education, the Dominican charism, the history of the University and its mission and values. To fulfill its mission, the Center sponsors and hosts a variety of programs and services for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the general public. 

Ohio Dominican University is a comprehensive four-year, private, liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 2,700 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 43 majors as well as nine graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning.