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The Caritas Veritas Symposium is a treasured annual tradition at Dominican University. For one day during the fall semester, the entire university comes together to explore the meaning of our mission and motto through formal papers, panel presentations and interactive workshops. 

During the day, the regular class schedule is suspended so that students, faculty and staff can give presentations or attend other presentations.


Caritas et Veritas in Community
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

At the fifth annual symposium, we gather around the theme “Caritas et Veritas in Community” to explore the relevance of our motto for the world in which we live—a world rich in diversity, yet marred by inequality.  Amidst this reality, in community, we live our lives.  Community simplifies.  Community complicates.  Community is chosen and unchosen.  We invite the entire Dominican community—faculty, staff, students, trustees and alumnae/i—to contemplate these questions.

How do love and truth inform:

  • the tension between personal identity and group membership?
  • the dynamics of living in diverse communities?
  • our grappling with inequality among and within groups?

Proposals for formal papers, panel presentations, round-table discussions, workshops, debates, and original creative work, particularly in the visual, performing and other arts, are all encouraged.  We ask that panels limit themselves to no more than four presenters.  Papers with a single author will be presented in a 30 minute format at the symposium, and sessions involving multiple presenters will be allowed 60 minutes.  All sessions should allow time for conversation with participants.  Proposals should be approximately 150 words in length. In addition to your proposal, please include a two sentence description of your topic for publication in the symposium program, and any needs you may have for the use of technology.  In order to design a balanced symposium accommodating as many of the best proposals as possible, the planning committee may ask some individuals to adapt their preferred presentation format to fit the shape of the program as a whole. Flexibility and a collaborative spirit will be valued.

Please submit proposals by Friday, May 16, 2014. Questions may be directed to Claire Noonan, Vice President for Mission and Ministry, or 708-524-6860.

Previous Symposia

Below you can find recordings from previous years' symposia:

2013 Symposium Recordings

2012 Symposium Recordings

2011 Symposium Recordings

2010 Symposium Recordings