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ODU Announces 2022-23 Lecture Series and Dominican Saint Celebrations

All presentations also are free and open to the public.

Jul 25, 2022

Ohio Dominican University (ODU) invites members of the campus and surrounding communities to attend several on-campus lectures scheduled to take place during the 2022-23 academic year related to its fall seminar series and annual celebration of Dominican saints.

ODU’s Center for Dominican Studies will present a series of lectures this fall that focuses on the university’s academic theme for the upcoming academic year: What is our call to justice and peace? Each of the four lectures in the series will be presented or led by an ODU faculty member. The presentations listed below are free and open to the public; however, seating is limited. To reserve your seat for each session, contact Sr. Diane Traffas, OP, ODU Vice President for Mission and Identity and Director of the Center for Dominican Studies, at traffasd@ohiodominican.edu or 614-251-4722.

In addition to the fall seminar series, ODU will host its three annual lectures celebrating the feast days of St. Albert the Great, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Catherine of Siena. Each lecture will be presented by a Dominican Sister of Peace, representing ODU’s founding congregation. These presentations also are free and open to the public; however, registration is not required beforehand.

Fall Seminar Series Schedule
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022
“Reflections on Justice in the Biblical Tradition: From Lexis Talionis to the Law of the Spirit”
3:30 p.m. | Sansbury Hall’s Colonial Room
Presenter: Leo Madden, STB, SSL, STD, Associate Professor of Theology at ODU

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022
“Poetic Justice: Socially Conscious Poetry from the American Revolution to Amanda Gorman”
3:30 p.m. | Sansbury Hall’s Colonial Room
Presenter: Jeremy Glazier, Professor of English at ODU

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022
“Is Justice Possible?”
3:30 p.m. | Sansbury Hall’s Colonial Room
Presenter: Ronald Carstens, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science at ODU

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022
“Coping with the Call to Justice: Tools for Working with and for Justice”
3:30 p.m. | Sansbury Hall’s Colonial Room
Presenters: Kelsey Squire, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English at ODU; Katie Gorman-Ezell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Work at Capital University; Emily Phillips, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at ODU; and Anjel Stough-Hunter, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology at ODU

Celebration of Dominican Saints Lecture Schedule
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022
St. Albert the Great Lecture
11 a.m. | Erskine Hall’s Sr. Mary Andrew Matesich, OP Theatre
Presenter: Sr. Sharon Zayac, OP

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023
St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture
11 a.m. | Erskine Hall’s Sr. Mary Andrew Matesich, OP Theatre
Presenter: Sr. Marcelline Koch, OP

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
St. Catherine of Siena Lecture
11 a.m. | Erskine Hall’s Sr. Mary Andrew Matesich, OP Theatre
Presenter:TBD