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Groundbreaking in River Forest
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.



Ellen Bendry
‘She Loved That School Beyond Belief ’

Alumna Ellen Bendry’s Mother Was Among First Students to Attend Rosary College. Read more.

Sinsinawa Traditions

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.

Jim Revelle
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.

Dahlia Mijarez
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.

Miriam Aramaic lessons
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.


Rosie Bea
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.

Ana Castillo
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.

Fran Gregory Mural
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.

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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.

David Sohl
Grad Student Rescues Stories Trapped in Old Technology

Audio preservation grant offers Dominican students the opportunity and equipment to partner with WTTW. Read more.

Volleyball new brand
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.

Athletics hall of fame
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.

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Faculty News

Dominican faculty help build awareness and boost the reputation of the university. We’re pleased to highlight some of their recent accomplishments. Read more.


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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.