Ohio Dominican University Receives $1.5 Million Gift from Dominican Sisters of Peace

Peace Hall

Gift from founding congregation is largest in university’s 106-year history

Columbus, OH – Ohio Dominican University (ODU) announced that it has received the largest gift in the school’s history: a $1.5 million gift from its founding congregation, the Dominican Sisters of Peace. The gift will be used to renovate ODU’s east campus building, located at 2600 Airport Drive, to house the University’s proposed Doctor of Physical Therapy program. In recognition of the gift, the building will be named Peace Hall.

ODU’s program is currently seeking accreditation from the Higher Learning Council (HLC) and will be applying for accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

The $1.5 million gift includes a $500,000 matching gift to challenge other donors to support ODU’s first doctoral program.

ODU President Peter Cimbolic, PhD and Sr. Patricia Twohill, OP, Prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, announced the gift at a university event on April 6, 2017. Continue reading →

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Protect People, Protect Land: #NoDAPL

Kelly Litt
Kelly Litt

If you are a Facebook or Twitter user, you may have noticed #NoDAPL is trending as many are standing in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and other protesters in North Dakota to block the Dakota Access Pipeline. The nearly 1,200 mile pipeline is being built by a Texas-based energy company and would span from North Dakota through South Dakota and Iowa to Illinois. According to an article by Justin Worland of TIME, this pipeline would transport up to 570,000 barrels of crude oil every day. Continue reading →

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Meeting Muhammad Ali

Sr. Elaine DesRosiers, OP
Article by Sr. Elaine DesRosiers, OP

Sr. Elaine DesRosiers recounts her memory of meeting Muhammad Ali:

In 1959, I was principal of the new Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Louisville, KY.  At that time, schools could get maps and globes by redeeming Pepsi Cola bottle caps. (Remember when soda came in bottles?) I was also a Saturday student at Nazareth College (now Spalding University); and all the Dominican Sisters studying there would bring me little bags of bottle caps for the school. One Saturday, a handsome young man who was sweeping the floor offered to collect bottle caps from the Nazareth Pepsi machines for me. Every Saturday afterward he brought me a bag of bottle caps.

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DSP Educational Institutes Meet in Columbus

edu-group2015The leaders of the high schools and colleges sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace met at Martin de Porres Center October 8 and 9 at the invitation of the Leadership Team. Presidents, board chairs and others from the following schools were in attendance: Ohio Dominican University (OH), St. Catharine College (KY), Albertus Magnus College (CT), St. Agnes/St. Dominic (TN), Our Lady of the Elms Schools (OH), St. Mary’s Dominican High School (LA) and Dominican Academy (NY). Continue reading →

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Six St. Mary’s Dominican High School Students Commended In the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program

(seated, from left) Yaseen Khan, Sage Ducoing and Kayla Goudeau. (standing,from left) Madison French, Laura Youngblood and Raeghan DeCuir.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has recognized six St. Mary’s Dominican High School students for Commendation. Commended students are Raeghan DeCuir, Sage Ducoing, Madison French, Kayla Goudeau, Yaseen Khan and Laura Youngblood. Continue reading →

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