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December 9, 2019 – What is your dream for racial equity? In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Weber Retreat and Conference Center invites all actively enrolled college students to participate in its “I Have a Dream” essay contest.

To participate, describe in 1,000 words or less your personal dream for racial equity and email it to webercenter@adriandominicans.org by 11:59 p.m. Monday, January 6, 2020. The prizes are $150 for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third place. 

Winners will be notified by Monday, January 13, 2020, and must be willing to read their essay aloud at a gathering at the Adrian Dominican Sisters Motherhouse Campus on a mutually agreeable date in January.

Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call 517-266-4000 or visit www.webercenter.org.

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November 26, 2019, Detroit – An article in the latest issue of Wayne State, the alumni magazine of Wayne State University, details a study on 40 Adrian Dominican Sisters ages 65 to 90. The Sisters Integrating Exercise and Neuro Activity (SIENA) study, first conducted in 2018, demonstrates the connection between physical and spiritual health – and the role that prayer and meditation plays, along with physical activity, in keeping seniors healthy. The study was conducted by Adrian Dominican Sister Mariane Fahlman, OP, PhD, a Professor of Kinesiology, Health, and Sports Studies at Wayne State University, and her colleague, Assistant Professor Jeanne Barcelona of Wayne State’s College of Education. Read the article on the results of the study, which demonstrated the connection of prayer and physical well-being.



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