13 Biennial Colloquium of Dominican Colleges and Universities

June 12 -15, 2014

"The thirst for justice is not separable from the thirst for truth, witness not separable from proclamation, solidarity with the poor not separable from solidarity with Christ; action on behalf of justice is not separable from the evolution of a contemplative consciousness"
...Goergen, D., 2013, Dominican Charism in American Higher Education

The Dominican Charism in American Higher Education (2013) is a guiding light for Dominican higher education. We are reminded of key practices essential to connecting contemplation with social justice. These themes include nurturing a contemplative spirit, promoting the arts, making connections, preaching justice, building community, cultivating diversity, inspiring compassion and promoting the common good.

The Molloy College Office of Mission Integration is proud to host this year's colloquium at their Rockville Centre campus. The College's Vice President for Mission Integration, Sister Dorothy Fitzgibbons, is the colloquium's liaison and can be reached via email at dfitzgibbons@molloy.edu or by telephone at 516.323.3221.

Pictures from the Conference

Pictures from the conference are available at the following links (Password for all links: advancement):

Thursday Check-in and Dinner:
http://molloypr.smugmug.com/Events/2014-06-12-Dominican/42078985_HLpFnc#!i=3329633604&k=RqMjGx7 (password: advancement)

Friday Events:
http://molloypr.smugmug.com/Events/2014-06-14-Dominican/41943187_QJd948#!i=3328004046&k=ZhrMRFd  (password: advancement)

Friday and Saturday Events:
http://molloypr.smugmug.com/Events/2014-06-12-Molloy-Dominican/42082435_wKQQvm#!i=3329703519&k=GszhJ73 (password: advancement)

PowerPoints and Handouts from the Conference

There were a number of Concurrent Sessions where the presenters had PowerPoint presentations or handouts that are available for download. The concurrent session PowerPoints, as well as the Friday morning keynote session, the Saturday evening keynote session presentation and the Sunday morning relection, are available for download under the List of Concurrent Session topics and speakers

Agenda and Concurrent Sessions

The 13th Biennial Colloquium of Dominican College and Universities, "Inspiring Compassion, Fostering Engagement" was held Thursday, June 12 to Sunday, June 15. It featured keynote presentations from Gregory Heille, O.P. , Margaret Mayce, O.P. and Toni Harris, O.P.

There were a number of Concurrent Sessions where the presenters had PowerPoint presentations or handouts that are available for download. The concurrent session PowerPoints, as well as the Saturday evening keynote session presentation are available for download under the List of Concurrent Session topics and speakers

Agenda:

Thursday. June 12  
            1 p.m. to 5 p.m.                      Conference Check-in                  Public Square, 1st Floor lobby
            4:30 to  5:30 p.m.                   Social Event - Fanjeax Reunion Reception Room, Kelleneberg Hall
            5:30 p.m.                                 Reception                                    Anselma Room, Kellenberg Hall
            5:45 p.m.                                 Table Prayer                                Anselma Room, Kellenebrg Hall
            6 p.m.                                       Dinner                                          Anselma Room, Kellenberg Hall          
Optional Evening Events:
            7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.                  Bloomsday Play                           Madison Theatre, Public Square      
            7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.                  Bringing In the Bystander (by Partner Project)
                                                                Dr. Teresa Aprigliano & John Amodeo   Kellenberg Hall, Room 106
                                                                                      
Friday, June 13                  
              7 a.m. to 9 a.m.                    Breakfast                                         Public Square Lobby
              7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.           Conference Check-in                    Public Square Lobby
              7:30 a.m.                               Liturgy w/Fr. Gabriel Mutero         Sacred Heart Chapel
              8:30 a.m.                               Morning Prayer                              Madison Theatre, Public Square
              9 a.m. to 10a.m.                    Plenary Session - Gregory Heille, O.P. (See bio below)
              10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.            Break
              10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Session I    (4 concurrent)            Public Square
              11:30 - 12:30 p.m.                Session II    (4 concurrent)           Public Square
              12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.        Presidents' Luncheon                  John Guilfoyle Board Room,  Kellenberg Hall
              12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.        Lunch                                              Public Square Lobby
               1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.               Session III  (4 concurrent)          Public Square
               2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.         Poster Presentations                  Public Square
               3:45-10 p.m.                         Optional Outing - Dinner &         NYC
                                                               Broadway Show
Saturday, June 14
    
                7a.m. - 9 a.m.                       Breakfast                                        Public Square Lobby
                7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.           Conference Check-in                   Public Squar Lobby
                8:30 a.m.                               Morning Prayer                              Madison Theatre, Public Square
                9 a.m.  - 10 a.m.                   Plenary Session - Margaret Mayce, O.P. (see bio below)
                10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.           Break
                10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.       Session IV     (5 concurrent)        Public Square
                11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.     Session V      (4 concurrent)         Public Square
                12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.       Lunch                                              Public Square Lobby
                1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.               Session VI     (5 concurrent)        Public Square
                 3:30 p.m.                               Bus Leaves for Amityville             Queen of the Rosary Motherhouse
                 5:30 p.m.                               Liturgy - St. Albert's Chapel
                 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.                   Banquet - Speaker: Toni Harris, O.P. (see bio below) Helen Butler Hall                     

Sunday, June 15                  
                  7 a.m. to 9 a.m.                 Breakfast                                          Larini Room, 290A, Public Square
                  8 a.m. to 9:30                    Interfaith Zen Session - Dr. Russo  Reception Room, Kellenberg Hall
                  9:30 a.m.                            Morning Prayer                                Larini Room, 290A, Public Square
                                                              Closing Ritual
                                                              Debriefing

Keynote Speakers:

Gregory Heille, O.P., "The Compassionate Testimony of Missionary Disciples."

Father Gregory has had a long and distinguished career at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO.  Father has been Academic Dean and Vice President since June 2007.  He is also Promoter of Preaching for the Dominican Province of St. Albert the Great (U.S.A.)

We look forward to welcoming our Dominican brother to our campus.

Click here to download his presentation.


Margaret Mayce
, O.P., "Engaging the Powers that Be: Do They Really Have a Life of Their Own."

Margaret is a Sister of St. Dominic, Amityville. As alumna of Molloy College, Margaret has served on her Congregation's leadership team from 2001-2007 and on the national board of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.  Margaret has been a missionary in the Dominican Republic and the Director of the Spanish Apostolate for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York.

Currently, Margaret serves as the NGO Representative for the U.S. Dominican Leadership Conference at the United Nations.




Toni Harris
, O.P., "Engagement and Compassion:  Rooted in Our Dominican Charism."

Toni is a Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa who has served in leadership for a number of years. Most recently she was based in Rome, Italy and worked as the International Promoter for Justice and Peace for Dominican Sisters International from 2007 to 2013. Toni has also worked with Native Americans.

 She is currently enjoying a sabbatical year and we are delighted that she accepted our invitation.

Click to download PP Presentation

Location

The Colloquium will be held at Molloy's Rockville Centre campus located at 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, New York 11571. Click here for directions to the campus and a campus map.

If you are traveling by plane, there are three airports on Long Island with commercial flights: John F. Kennedy (13 miles), LaGuardia (20 miles) and MacArthur (32 miles).  We are making plans to have a shuttle bus available for airport pickups, but those plans are still in the formative stages. Please email Scott Salvato at: ssalvato@molloy.edu with your flight arrangements, including: airport, airline, flight numbers and arrival and departure times and we will get back to you regarding travel arrangements to and from the airports.

If you would like to make your own arrangements, please note that the closest airport to the campus is Kennedy Airport. It also has an airtrain that will connect you to the Jamaica Station of the Long Island Railroad. From the Jamaica Station you can go to the Rockville Centre train station. Information on the airtrain can be found by clicking here. There is a taxi stand at the Rockville Centre railroad station and the phone number for the taxi service is: 516.536.3333 and the cost is $5 per person. You can also take the N16 bus from the train station which will let you off right in front of the campus. It's about a 10 minute bus ride. Information on the bus route can be found at nicebus.com. The fare is $2.25 (coins or Metrocard).

You can always take a taxi from either Kennedy, LaGuardia or MacArthur airports, but it will be more expensive. Please also note that taxi drivers coming from Kennedy and LaGuardia airports are allowed to charge you round-trip fare for the one-way ride. 

Accommodations: On Campus

All guests will be welcomed at our residence hall, Fitzgerald Hall, which opened in the fall 2011.  This154 bed residence hall offers single and double rooms each containing a bed, dresser, wardrobe or closet, desk and chair for each guest. The building is air-conditioned. Laundry facilities are located on the main floor. Lounge areas are located throughout the hall and computers are located on each floor. There is a television in the main lounge. Towels, a pillow and linens will be provided (one set for the length of the conference). Each room is also equipped with computer ports and there is Wi-Fi throughout the building. Please click here for additional information, including items that you may wish to bring and check-in procedures.

On campus housing is only available for participants who will be staying for the entire conference. Participants who are not staying for the entire Colloquium who are in need of accommodations should refer to the off campus hotel information below. 

Accommodations: Off Campus Conference Hotels

If you would prefer to stay off-campus in a hotel please click here for a list of hotels in the area.

Optional Friday Evening Outing

Join us on Friday, June 13th for the New York City Experience:

Enjoy a round trip bus ride into Times Square that includes dinner at  the world-famous Carmine's before heading to see "Beautiful" (tickets for this show are sold-out) or Phantom of the Opera" (limited seats are still available) on Broadway!   The coach bus will leave campus promptly at 3:45 p.m.  Dinner reservations are at 5:30 p.m.  Shows begin at 8:00 p.m. The cost is $90.00 per person. Please note that tickets to each show are on a first-come, first-basis and we expect this event to close-out. Please click here for further information and to register. 

Colloquium Fees

$450: On-Campus Housing (includes a single room and all meals daily except the optional Friday evening outing)
$400: On-Campus Housing (includes a double room and all meals daily except the optional Friday evening outing) Please note that we will contact you via email regarding your roommate information if you will be staying with someone else at the "double rate".
$285: Without Housing (includes all meals daily except the optional Friday evening outing)
$175:  Without Housing Friday Only (includes breakfast and lunch)
$200:  Without Housing Saturday Only (includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Students - No Charge: With On-Campus Housing ($150 fee underwritten through a scholarship from the Dominican Higher Education Consortium, includes a double room and all meals daily except the optional Friday evening outing)
Students - No Charge: Without On-Campus Housing ($50 fee underwritten through a scholarship from the Dominican Higher Education Consortium, includes all meals daily except the optional Friday evening outing)
Molloy Faculty and Staff - No Charge

Registration

Please register for the Colloquium by May 30. Online registration is available by clicking here. Please note that you should also choose your Concurrent Session selections when you register. You may also phone in your registration by calling 516.323.3550 with your MasterCard, Visa, or purchase order information. To register in-person, by fax, or by mail please click here to download the registration. Complete the form, including your concurrent session selections and, if applicable, the optional Friday program registration. Please follow the directions for faxing or mailing it in.

More Information and Colloquium Brochure:

Click here to download a Colloquium brochure. If you should have any questions, please contact Sister Dorothy Fitzgibbons, Vice President for Mission Integration and the colloquium's liaison via email at dfitzgibbons@molloy.edu or by telephone at 516.323.3221.

Questions?

The College's Vice President for Mission Integration, Sister Dorothy Fitzgibbons, is the colloquium's liaison and can be reached via email at dfitzgibbons@molloy.edu or by telephone at 516.323.3221 with any questions or concerns.

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1000 Hempstead Avenue Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002

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