- by Mount Saint Mary College

More than a dozen members of the Mount community made presentations at the Dominican Higher Education Colloquium, held virtually over the summer.  

The colloquium was coordinated by the Dominican Higher Education Council. The theme of this year’s event was “Weaving a Tapestry of Universal Justice.” 

“This is the highest number of participants that the Mount has had, and it is a tangible sign of how the Dominican charism is vibrantly expressed and experienced within our campus community,” said Charles Zola, assistant to the President for Mission Integration, director of the Mount’s Catholic and Dominican Institute, and associate professor of Philosophy.

Zola arranged for the colloquium to be screened on the Mount campus for the college’s faculty and staff members. At the conclusion of the presentations, Mount participants discussed the day’s topics over dinner on campus. 

The Mount community presented a variety of topics including, “Non-Catholic Students in Catholic Colleges,” “Serving with Compassion: Integrating Awareness and Social Justice Through Service in a School of Nursing,” and “Speech as a Dominican Spiritual Charism,” among others.

Zola noted that the colloquium was “a great opportunity to not only learn how the Dominican charism is expressed at MSMC, but also to learn what our sister Dominican schools are doing. It gives participants the chance to interact with others who are committed to the Dominican pillars of service, study, spirituality, and community, and exchange ideas about how we can best implement them in our campus culture.”

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