Encova Makes $1 Million Gift to Support ODU Insurance Students, Establish Academy
The Encova Foundation of Ohio has committed a gift of $1 million to Ohio Dominican to establish an endowment fund that will provide scholarship support for students who study in ODU’s Risk Management & Insurance (RMI) program. The gift was announced during a ceremony that took place on Oct. 21 at ODU. Encova also has committed additional support to fund the creation of a new Insurance & Risk Management Academy in the Griffin Student Center. Overseen by industry professionals and staffed by ODU RMI students, the academy will enable students to gain real insurance industry experience through partnerships that will be established with carriers and agencies throughout Ohio. Click here to read more, and click here to watch the ceremony.
ODU Partners with Columbus City Schools to Offer CCS Employees, Families Educational Opportunities
Ohio Dominican has partnered with Columbus City Schools to offer its teachers, staff and administrators, as well as their spouses and dependents, an opportunity to complete a wide range of graduate degrees at a discounted rate. ODU’s Educational Partnership Program gives corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations the ability to provide employees with continuing education options to help their organization foster innovation, identify and keep top talent, and provide employees with the opportunity to enhance their professional credentials. Click here to read more about this new partnership.
Center for Dominican Studies Lecture Series Recap
The Center for Dominican Studies recently concluded its four-part lecture series on the theme of “What it Means to be Human.” All of the lectures were recorded and are available to be viewed by clicking here.
Fall Appeal Arriving Soon!
Please keep a close eye on your mailbox for our annual Fall Appeal. Our students need your support, and we truly appreciate your continued generosity, even if this is your first time making a gift! Together, we can help today’s students and the ODU community as we face challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. To make a gift, you can either respond to the pledge card in the Fall Appeal or make a one-time or recurring gift online by clicking here. If you have any questions, please contact Christie Flood Weiner ’90, AVP for Advancement & Alumni Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or via cell phone at (740) 817-0218. Your support makes a difference, and we are grateful for all who have supported ODU in the past.
Virtual MBA Information Session on Oct. 28
Ohio Dominican will host a virtual information session for its Master of Business Administration program at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 28. During the information session, attendees will have an opportunity to learn about ODU’s MBA program, which can be completed entirely online, on campus, or a combination of both formats in as few as 16 months. Students have the option of concentrating in one of seven in-demand areas, including Healthcare Administration, Data Analytics, Risk Management, Finance, Accounting, Leadership and Sport Management. Click here to register for the free event.
Virtual All-American Whiskey and Chocolates Events on Nov. 5 & Nov. 12
We hope you’ll join us on Thursday, Nov. 5, or Thursday, Nov. 12, for a special Alumni and Friends All-American Whiskey Tasting Event. This will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. on Zoom. Whiskey Sommelier John Kelley, Class of 2005 and member of the ODU Board of Trustees, will introduce us to – and educate us about – a wide range of delicious whiskeys. Tickets to this special event cost only $60 and include six one-ounce samples of whiskeys sealed and marked, a small guide map, and a commemorative ODU tasting glass, all of which will be mailed to you beforehand. Each event is limited to 25 participants. Click here to register.
Special “Pandemics in Art” Virtual Presentation on Nov. 17
Please join us as ODU’s own Dr. Janette Knowles, associate professor of Art and director of the Wehrle Gallery, presents a special free lecture just for members of the Ohio Dominican community. We hope you will join us from 7-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, as Dr. Knowles presents “Pandemics in Art,” which will explore how previous pandemics have been depicted through art. Click here to register now.
Virtual Guest Lecture with Jim Rooney on Nov. 18
You’re invited to join us at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, for a special virtual lecture as Jim Rooney, son of Dan Rooney, discusses the sports industry and his new book about his father, “A Different Way to Win: Dan Rooney’s Story from the Super Bowl to the Rooney Rule.” The book details Dan Rooney’s legacy as an NFL leader who transformed the Pittsburgh Steelers and served as U.S. Ambassador to Ireland. Please keep an eye out for registration information soon.
Ohio Dominican to Host Fall Preview Day on Nov. 14
Ohio Dominican will host an upcoming Preview Day for future Panthers on Saturday, Nov. 14. The free event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in the Bishop James A. Griffin Student Center. During Preview Day, students will have an opportunity to take a tour of campus, explore majors, discuss available financial aid options, learn about student clubs and honors programs, meet with professors in their field of interest, talk with current students about their experience at ODU, and enjoy a complimentary box lunch. High school students and their families can register for Preview Day by visiting ohiodominican.edu/Preview. Click here to read more.
Information from the Career Development Center
ODU’s Career Development Center wants to share information about two upcoming virtual job fairs that are open to alumni.
- National Hire Veterans Multi-University Virtual Career Fair 2020: October 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information and to register, click here.
- HireOhio Multi-University Alumni Virtual Career Fair Fall 2020: November 16-18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information and to register go to, click here.
For questions or for more information, please contact Jessica Hall, Director of the Career Development Center, at email@example.com or 614-251-4372; or by visiting the Career Development Office website here.