- Computer Access
- Academic Facilities
- Campus Ministry
- Recreation/Sport Facilities
- Dining Facilities
- David Brinkley Television Studio
A good library is essential to good research. You will be pleased to know that the Monsignor William Barry Library's 700,000 holdings are further enhanced by its membership in SEFLIN (South East Florida Library Information Network); the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), a national library network; and the Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET).
You can search the library's catalog through BLISSWeb (Barry Library Information Services System Web), a computerized online catalog which can be accessed from computers in the library, computer labs, residence halls, and offices across campus, as well as at home and off-campus sites.
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In Barry's main computer lab, you will find state-of-the-art computers and access to printers. Knowledgeable personnel are available to answer your questions.
To assist you during mid-terms and the end-of-semester period, the lab lengthens its hours. You can also use the smaller library computer lab.
If you live on campus, your room will be wired with ResNet connection (Internet access and network connectivity), enabling you to conveniently complete research and papers for classes. There is also a computer lab in the Dulton-Dunspagh Residence Hall.
Although you may not be majoring in any of these areas, you may enter a number of these facilities as you complete your course distribution requirements. Academic facilities include chemistry labs, a new nursing lab, several biology labs, a rehabilitation and athletic training facility, a human performance laboratory, a biomechanics lab, a radio station, color and black and white photography dark rooms, a lighting studio, a Photoshop lab, a music room, multimedia business classrooms, a black box theatre, a dance studio, a 1000-seat Performing Arts Center, and an education lab (the Classroom of Tomorrow).
You can attend daily or Sunday mass, learn about peace and justice issues, organize a food drive, prepare for a retreat, attend an ecumenical prayer service, or seek pastoral counseling through the Office of Campus Ministry, housed in Cor Jesu Chapel.
The University's Dominican mission is clear in its efforts to strive for social justice and to engage students in community service efforts in the neighborhood, the inner city, Haiti or elsewhere.
Whether or not you are Catholic, you can participate in common goals to enhance life; every faith is honored here.
You can join other students in an intramural basketball game against Rigor Mortis (the faculty/staff team) in the 1,500-seat gymnasium or work-out in the weight-training facility. Cool off in the pool or just catch some rays at poolside. Enjoy an intense game of racquetball or shoot some hoops on the outdoor basketball courts. You can also enjoy a game of sand volleyball at a court located near the residence halls. Or cheer for the Barry soccer teams on the outdoor fields.
The University's Fine Arts Department presents an instrumental and/or vocal performance on an almost weekly basis in Cor Jesu Chapel. Major performances are given each semester in the 1000-seat Performing Arts Center, with a play and a musical performed by students, faculty, and local talent. You can welcome the spring with a dance performance or check out the Senior Art Exhibits, located in the Library Gallery.
Whether you are a commuter or a resident student, you can take advantage of Barry's meal plans which give you the option of eating in the dining hall or the BucStop. You can pick up a colada and sandwich at the Q. And an Einstein Bagels has just recently opened! (Meal plans are accepted in the cafeteria and the Bucstop. Cash is accepted in all eateries.)
If you are interested in television production, you will find the David Brinkley Television Studio well equipped. You might have the opportunity to use video production on location for a conference you help host for the School of Social Work. Or you might have the opportunity to work with one of your professors in producing a 3-minute spot on a specific topic of concern to the community -- a spot which might air on WXEL, public television!