Fall 2022 Dominican Magazine
100 Years of Opportunity
Rosary College opened the door for women’s education in River Forest 100 years ago with the relocation of St. Clara College. See how our humble beginnings in the village began. Read more.
100 years later, Dominican’s local presence is felt more than ever
In the century since Dominican joined the River Forest community, the village and the university have developed an enduring relationship, fueled by collaboration and a shared set of values. Read more.
‘She Loved That School Beyond Belief ’
Alumna Ellen Bendry’s Mother Was Among First Students to Attend Rosary College. Read more.
The Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters turn to their history and their faith, finding joy, strength, and sorrow as they prepare a forward-looking path for their beloved property at the Mound. Read more.
Wellbeing in the Workplace
Corporate chaplaincy, innovative educational intervention, and social media influencing are new ways three grad school alumnae/i are using their degrees. Read more.
At The Intersection of Profit And Purpose
Dahlia Mijarez ’16 cultivated her professional passion for the financial sector through an internship at Dominican University. Now she comes full circle by making opportunities available to Dominican students. Read more.
Saving An Ancient Language
As the number of Aramaic speakers declines, a Dominican senior is teaching youth the language of Jesus—and their culture. Read more.
Meet Presidential Pup Rosie Bea
Presidential pup Rosie Bea joined the DU family in July as an unofficial university mascot and welcome ambassador. Read more.
Playwright Sandra Delgado Joins DU as Lund-Gill Chair
Award-winning actor, playwright and producer Sandra Delgado arrived at Dominican University this fall with her selection as the Lund-Gill Chair of the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences. Read more.
Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Honors 2014 Lund-Gill Chair
2014 Lund-Gill Chair Ana Castillo was presented with the Fuller Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame. Read her interview with Dominican.
Students Explore One of World’s Wonders in Quest for Breakthrough Discovery
In August, Dominican students traveled to Chichen Itza, an ancient Mayan city in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, to prepare the pyramid for ongoing study using a muon detector. Read more.
Lewis Hall Mural Reflects Mission, History and Heritage
A newly created mural at Dominican University tells the story of the university’s culture and values through colorful and symbolic images. Read more.
Alumnae Honored for Leadership, Volunteerism, Inclusion Efforts
Three Dominican University alumnae were presented with awards this year during the first on-campus, in-person Reunion event held since 2019. Read more.
Grad Student Rescues Stories Trapped in Old Technology
Audio preservation grant offers Dominican students the opportunity and equipment to partner with WTTW. Read more.
DU Unveils New Athletic Brand, Updated Star Logo
Dominican’s athletics department announced a new visual identity in late August, unveiling a revitalized brand with a fresh, distinctive design. Read more.
Delayed by Pandemic, Four Honorees Inducted into Athletics Hall of Fame
Dominican University’s athletic department inducted its 2022 Hall of Fame class this summer, enshrining four distinguished and decorated individuals for their stellar contributions to the River Forest institution. Read more.
Meet Dr. Laura Niesen de Abruña
This summer, Dominican University welcomed Dr. Laura Niesen de Abruña as its new provost and vice president for academic affairs. Read more.
Dominican faculty help build awareness and boost the reputation of the university. We’re pleased to highlight some of their recent accomplishments. Read more.
Explore Class News, Alumnae/i Profiles and More
There's so much more to explore in the Fall 2022 issue of Dominican Magazine. Be sure to flip through the digital version for the expanded experience. Read now.