Through the stories of early Dominicans and contemporary Dominican interpretations of those stories, Chrys McVey offers insights into a truly Dominican approach to education and the intellectual life. Originally given in January of 2009 at Ohio Dominican’s Aquinas Convocation, this article was published in the Centennial Edition of Dominican Studies (Aug 2011).
To give a flavor of the talk, here are some of Chrys' conclusions in his own words:
This article gives a short and powerful summary of how three key Dominican principles—pursuing truth, speaking truthfully, and being true to one another—are integral to the life of a healthy Dominican educational institution. It was given as the convocation address at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO at the start of the school year in 2011.
This is a photo of an original print, signed by the artist, of a watercolor painting of Dominicans under the Mantle of Mary, the Mother of God. Following is a description by the author of the people portrayed.
Dominican Studies Centennial Edition (August 2011) is the third journal published by the Center for Dominican Studies at Ohio Dominican University. This issues features a collection of addresses given over the years at Ohio Dominican that address the intellectual life and Dominican charism as connected to higher studies. This is the complete issues, including the articles, the dedication, and photographs. Individualarticles are also available separately in the library.
The Order of Preachers is a family of friars, sisters, nuns, brothers, and laity who interact in the central mission of preaching. This page will detail the connection of such various constituents in the United States.
Here are Ruth's notes from her presentation, Perspectives on Truth in the Dominican Tradition: Unique Perspectives on Truth from Contemporary Representatives of Dominican Friars, Nuns, Sisters and Laity, given at Ohio Dominican University on 10 Feb 2011. This presentation outlines some significant thoughts and contributions to theology of five dominicans from different branches of the Dominican family working today, highlighting the richness that Dominicans bring to the world in their diversity.
Miscamble worries in this article that Catholic universities are loosing their distinctiveness. His solution is to hire more faculty members who are Catholic to maintain a critical mass of Catholics leading the university.
This is a very short but good exposition of what constitutes a "liberal education" and why it is so important for the modern world. Though written in the United States in 1959, it has a timeless quality that still rings true today.