Founders' Week 2015 Schedule

The Founders’ Week tradition, as we know it today, was inaugurated in 2008 by President Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD to serve as an opportunity to celebrate Barry’s history, Catholic identity and Adrian Dominican foundation. Through scholarly and fun events, we highlight the University community’s faithfulness to Barry’s identity, Mission and Core Commitments



Monday 11/9

Founders' Week Mass and Reception, Cor Jesu Chapel

    3:00 pm: Mass

    4:00 pm: Saint Dominic Statue Dedication & Reception

Tuesday 11/10

“Founding our Future: A Celebration of our Adrian Dominican Legacy,” Broad Auditorium

    11:00 am-12:00 pm  Historical Video Presentation and Panel of Dominican Sisters of Adrian, Michigan

    12:15 pm-  1:30 pm   Lunch Breakout Sessions with the Sisters – various locations

Adrian Dominican Sister Panelists:

    Sister Carleen Maly, OP
    Sister Kathy Nolan, OP
    Sister Nancyann Turner, OP

If Nuns Ruled the World: Sisters on a Mission Keynote Presentation, Broad Auditorium

    6:00 pm  Refreshments & Book Signing

    7:00 pm  Keynote Speaker Jo Piazza; followed by Panel and Q & A with Adrian Dominican Sisters

Wednesday 11/11

Arbor Day: Plant the Campus Green Cor Jesu Chapel

    9:30 am-11:00 am

Adrian Dominican Associate Program Luncheon, Kostka Room, Thompson Hall

    12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Saint Catherine of Siena  brought to life by Sister Nancy Murray, OP

    5:30 pm–6:30 pm Reception; 75th Anniversary Historical Photos (Gato Gallery, Thompson Hall)

    6:30 pm–7:30 pm  One-woman play with Sister Nancy Murray(Cor Jesu Chapel)

Tailgate Party – Landon Courtyard

    8:30 pm

Moonlight Madness, Gymnasium

    9:30 pm

Thursday 11/12

Barry Community Fest, Campus Mall

    2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Friday 11/13

Core Commitments Luncheon, Andreas 112

    12:00 pm-1:30 pm  Presentations by Andreas School of Business

Men's Basketball Game, Gymnasium

    7:00 pm Barry vs Florida Memorial

Saturday  11/14

Founders' 5K Fun Run, Campus Mall

    9:00 am – 11:00 am

For more information, please contact the Office of Mission Engagement at 305-899-3599.

Register for 2015 Founders' Week events