Weekend Overview

Friday, October 4, 2013

St. Dominic Society Corporate Partners Reception
5:30 -7:00 p.m.
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies

Corporate St. Dominic Society members are invited to join John Sweeney, Providence College’s senior vice president for finance and business/CFO, and other College leaders at a special reception recognizing our corporate partners’ deep commitment to the College’s future.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Registration and Hospitality
9:30 a.m.-noon
Slavin Atrium

Abroad for Christ in the Company of St. Dominic
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, Aquinas Hall
Hear the stories and insights of the 2013 Fr. Philip A. Smith, O.P. Fellow and several Campus Ministry students on their study and service abroad immersion experience at The Haitian Project’s Louverture Cleary School outside Port-au-Prince this past summer.

Celebration of the Dedication of the new Ruane Center for the Humanities
12 noon-4 p.m.

Ruane Center for the Humanities
Dedication Ceremony
12:00 noon
Front Entrance to Ruane Center

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough, a leading chronicler of the American experience for nearly 50 years, will provide the dedication ceremony keynote address. The celebration will feature a building dedication and blessing, along with presentation of the College’s highest honor – the Veritas Medal – to Michael A. Ruane ’71, the exemplary benefactor whose generosity and leadership have made possible both the new building and the College’s steady march toward its aspirational goals. Members of the St. Dominic Society will enjoy preferred seating during the ceremony.

1:30 -4:00 p.m.
Dedication Reception immediately following the ceremony
Ruane Great Room
Faculty- and student-led tours of the building, along with a special reception in the  Ruane Center Great Room.

2:00 -2:50 p.m. / 3:00-3:50 p.m.
Join the discussion.
Concurrent forums will feature faculty, alumni, and students discussing studies in the humanities and their impact on individuals, the College, and society.

Forum 1: Western Civ Live
Development of Western Civilization, a rich academic experience shared by all PC freshmen and sophomores, is one of Providence College’s signature programs of excellence. Join a full class of DWC in Session --The lecture will allow you to experience DWC live -- minus the homework.

Forum 2: The Humanities and Their Impact

Notable PC alumni and students will discuss how a foundation in the humanities helped them, both personally and professionally, to make a positive difference in the world.

Afternoon Campus Trolley Tour
2:30 -3:30 p.m.
Departs from Harkins Circle
Experience Providence College’s history and beauty on a guided trolley tour, with special attention to new and planned infrastructure upgrades. Stops will include campus landmarks and new facilities, such as Schneider Arena, the new track and field, and the Ruane Center for the Humanities, all of which exemplify progress toward PC’s strategic goals.

St. Dominic Weekend Mass                        
4:30 p.m.
St. Dominic Chapel
Concelebrated by the Dominican Friars at St. Dominic Chapel, Mass will include special recognition for members of the 1917 Society and Harkins Society.

Evening Campus Trolley Tour
5:30-6:30 p.m. Departs from St. Dominic Chapel
(See above description)

Please contact the Office of College Events
Phone: 401.865. 2344
Email: stdominicweekend@providence.edu

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