Mazzuchelli Scholars Dominican Proud, Fall Highlights 2016

Fantastic Preaching to Honor the Sisters
Honoring the Sisters

Founder's Day Celebration, a Mazzuchelli Scholar signature event, was comprised of readings and reflections this year, as we all gathered to celebrate the end of an era, the closing of our campus convent.

The Sisters do not seem to be missing us, however, as they settle in to the Mound with friends and family.
Father Richard Woods


Celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Dominican Order, prolific faculty author Fr. Richard Woods, OP was the highlight of our Meet the Author series this fall.



++ Dr. Drew Dalton, Philosophy ++ March 23, 2017


It's a long way from the golf course for Kamren Carey!


Getting ready for the Lund Gill lecture
Lund Gil Lecture; the 2016-2017 Chair Robert Calin Jagman

The Mazzuchelli Honors Program hosts the Lund-Gill chair every year. This is a highly regarded expert in the field, who not only teaches a course for honors students, but also engages the entires Dominican community and beyond. Named after former Dominican University President Sr. Candida Lund, OP, and former English Professor, Sr. Cyrille Gill, OP, the Lund-Gill Chair for the 2016-2017 school year was DU Professor Robert Calin-Jageman. Professor Calin-Jageman’s lecture, entitled “Is Science Sick? (And How Can We Cure It),” was held September 7, 2016. Calin-Jageman discussed the recent issue in the research community known as the “replication crisis,” which deals with the inability of researchers to successfully replicate famous or significant scientific findings from previous experiments.

Honors students packed the house for Lund Gill Lecture!

Honors Student Advisory Board 2016-2017

Monica Tamrazi & Rachael Stewart - Co-Presidents ++ Amy Do - Alpha Chi & Research Rep ++ Olivia Solbrig – Treasurer/ Honors Student Intern ++ Daniel Reyes - Social Media Nicole Heiberger & Anna Derkacz - Senior Reps ++ Morganne Schmidt & Amy Do - Junior Reps ++ Olivia Solbrig & Dustin Stidmon- Sophomore Reps ++ Freshman Reps to be determined.

M'Scholars Get Political with Professor Colmo

++ Professor Chris Colmo.++

Professor Colmo lead a Debate Screening Party to help us all prepare for the recent presidential election. The Student Honors Board facilitated the October 19th screening party; a general invite went out to all students to gather and watch, as well as discuss, the final presidential debate. Students were encouraged to ask any questions they had about the candidates or about the election process. After a lively debate/question & answer session, the group viewed the final debate between then candidates Clinton and Trump.


Honors Students attending this year's Resolution 2017 conference.

We held one of our most successful Resolution Honors' sponsored sessions to date; guest speakers Catrina Patton, Dr. Patricia McBride, & Dr. Kelly Welindt answered questions from a packed room of students wanting to know more about the future of the world of work for women, minorities, and the sciences.


Semester Abroad in Limerick, Ireland By Maddi Zanoni

During the Spring and Summer 2016 semesters I was fortunate enough to study in Limerick, Ireland at the University of Limerick and participate in a month-long program, ran by Dominican, in Florence, Italy. These were truly amazing experiences. The weeks leading up to my departure were filled with excitement and uncertainty as I packed and repacked my bags. I remember thinking “What did I just do?” as my plane, destined for London, took off from O’Hare airport in mid-January. Little did I know this was going to be one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences of my life. My time abroad was filled with many emotions, but never once did I find myself homesick. I was able to travel to nine different countries and countless cities . As an International Business major, learning to communicate with individuals who speak a different languages, is a life skill that I already treasure. Learning how much I still need to learn about other cultures, as well as my own, means that my respect for those who are willing to explore with me, indeed, teach me, has grown tremendously. I believe these skills will be extremely important in my future career, and I am glad I had the opportunity to learn them through study abroad.

newsletter edited and organized by Olivia Solbrig

Up & Coming Events!!

++ Mazzuchelli Muffin Madness ++ Tuesday, February 28th ++ 2-3pm Lewis Alcove.

Pizza & Volleyball -- what a party! Friday, March 17th. Pizza at 2:30PM & 3PM kickoff for the men's volleyball game.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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