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The Center for Dominican Studies serves as a resource for all those interested in learning more about Dominican education, the Dominican charism, the history of Ohio Dominican University, and its mission and values.

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The Core Academic Theme

Each year, the Ohio Dominican community explores one of the themes of the academic Core Curriculum. This theme is discussed and emphasized through classroom discussions, public lectures and common readings, as well as through community service. 

During the 2021-2022 academic year, the ODU community is exploring the theme of the Common Good through lectures, readings, community service and more.

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Center for Dominican Studies Staff

Traffas, OP, Sister Diane
Diana Traffas

Vice President for Mission and Identity

Mission and Identity

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  • M.A., Wichita State University, Wichita Kansas

  • B.A., Marymount College  Salina Kansas