Stay Thirsty, Indeed
What a week. So many good things, everywhere, all at once, swirling around my mind on a Friday afternoon.
I went to a Noteworthy Choir Shining Stars Pop Concert and it was so much fun, but I had to apologize to a cell phone talker/walker, for finding myself singing unintentionally but nonetheless quite badly, “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” on the post-concert walk from Recital Hall to parking garage. In any case, I can’t wait to hear the choir next time, at their Christmas Concert on December 5th.
I went to a fascinating talk on “Unmasking the Ethnic Roots of the African Diaspora: A Scientist’s View,” sponsored by our Black World Studies program.
We’re in the middle of Founder’s Week, which celebrates the life and accomplishments of Fr. Samuel Mazzuchelli, O.P., who founded the Sinsinawa Dominican order. My colleagues in University Ministry outdid themselves this time with a YouTube video that just cracked me up. It’s here. Enjoy. Then have a Dos Equis. Or not.
The kick-off to Founder’s week was our Lund-Gill Lecture by Eboo Patel, which was superb and played to a packed house. If you have some time, it’s worth hearing, here.
After his talk our incredible Better Together students facilitated an interfaith after-party and “speedfaithing” session that was really great fun and most interesting.
Our terrific Recipe Box Café continues its tradition of culinary and community delights. Here’s a sample. For the real thing you need to get to the Parmer Hall Atrium. Yum.
The Chicago Tribune ran a nice story on our Service Learning programs. Here it is and they included this photo from our Cuernavaca program.
That’s MaDonna Thelen, our super-director, under the green baseball cap.
I went to an opening at our O’Connor Art Gallery of the exhibition “Cosmic Commentaries,” which was quite extraordinary.
Finally, here’s a message I received a little earlier today from our athletics department:
For the second time in as many years, the Dominican University men’s soccer team and women’s volleyball teams will host their respective Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) Tournament Championships on the same day. Both teams were crowned NAC regular season champs, running through their conference opponents with unblemished records (men’s soccer 11-0-0 and women’s volleyball 12-0) and have earned the right to host their respective conference championships by knocking off their foes in the semifinals of the tournaments.
Go Stars! They play tomorrow.
Meanwhile, stay Dominican, my friend, and may yours be the most interesting life in the world.