In the News: Alum, Youth Mentorship Leader Hosts Back-to-School Haircut Drive

Jermaine Lawrence Anderson ’04 was recently featured in the Chicago Sun-Times as the mentorship organization he founded kicked off a month of free haircuts to Chicago youth heading back to school.

The haircut drive is taking place by appointment every Monday and Wednesday through Sept. 7 at the headquarters of Anderson’s organization, I Am A Gentleman, in Bridgeport.

Approximately 250 haircuts are expected to be given by the time the drive concludes.

Jashui Zarate Torres Selected as 2022 Moskal Scholar for Neuroscience Research

Jashui Zarate Torres, a rising sophomore at Dominican University, is wrapping up a summer of conducting studies in learning and memory as the recipient of the 2022 Moskal Scholar Award for neuroscience research.

The Moskal Scholars program provides funding to neuroscience students involved in summer research projects, and Torres has been contributing to ongoing student research on memory using sea slugs in the Slug Lab

Dominican Prepares to Welcome Largest Freshman Class

The largest class of incoming freshman in Dominican University’s history is set to arrive on campus.

While the final number of new first-year students will not be available until the September census, so far, just over 630 net deposits have been received, said Genaro Balcazar, vice president of enrollment management.

While the number may fluctuate a bit between now and then, it is clear that this will be the university’s largest freshman class, exceeding 2016’s record of 497 students.

Gifted and Talented Program Wraps Up 35th Summer at Dominican

After two years away from campus, the Summer Gifted and Talented Program at Dominican University returned this season with more than 30 course offerings for children.

The four-week program, now in its 35th year, wrapped up on July 22 with about 200 students taking part in a wide range of one-week classes focused on science, math, technology and the creative arts.

The program is staffed by Chicago area teachers, many of whom — like the students — return year after year.

Dominican University Earns Prestigious Award for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Sustainability in Nursing Education

River Forest, IL  – Dominican University’s focus on multicultural education within its nursing program has earned the university an award from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

Dominican is the recipient of the 2022 Lectureship Award for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Sustainability in Nursing Education for small/liberal arts colleges. The award is one of AACN’s most prestigious honors.

Work with Domestic Violence Agency Helps Psychology Majors Raise Awareness

(Photo: As part of their volunteer work with Sarah’s Inn, an organization that serves families affected by domestic violence, Gloria Goray, left, and Natalia Prato organized a food drive at Dominican University.)


A desire to help women and raise awareness of domestic violence — particularly within the Latinx community — inspired two Dominican University students to volunteer with a local organization serving families affected by violence.

Lund-Gill Lecture

Join us for the annual Lund-Gill Lecture and Latine Heritage Month Keynote

¡Vamos a rumbiar! Lund-Gill Chair, Sandra Delgado will present a night of Colombian music, stories and connection. Inspired by the music that has shaped her, this theatrical concert takes audiences on a tour of the lively and varied musical expressions of the "gateway to South America". Woven between the songs are Sandra's personal stories of her bicultural and bilingual existence as well as stories highlighting the evolution of this music, crossing borders and the fusion of cultures.

In the News: Presidential Pup Rosie Bea Featured in Wednesday Journal

(Photo by Alex Rogals for Wednesday Journal)

Since her arrival in River Forest earlier this month, Dominican University’s own Rosie Bea has gained local celebrity status, landing her a feature in Oak Park’s Wednesday Journal.

President Glena Temple and her new pup are profiled in the July 27 edition of the newspaper. In the article, Temple explains that Rosie’s adoption stemmed from seeing the positive impact that therapy dogs had on staff and students when they visited the university during finals week.