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Rosario Alumni Sabbath

August 23-25, 2019

Join alumni and friends for a Sabbath at Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory on August 24, 2019.  Always a serene setting and enriching alumni opportunity, come for Sabbath or the entire weekend.  Activities will include a worship service, Sabbath lunch, nature walk, hot dog roast, sundown worship on the beach, a bonfire with s'mores, and lots of great music and fellowship. 

Weekend Speaker

Greg Dodds '97 is a professor of history at Walla Walla University where he is also the chair of the Department of History and Philosophy. His primary area of expertise is early modern religious history, and he also teaches medieval and early modern European history, British history, the history of Christianity, the history of the scientific revolution, economic history, and women’s history. He has codirected four history and literature tours in the United Kingdom for WWU students and is planning a fifth tour for 2020.

Dodds has a doctor of philosophy degree in history from Claremont Graduate University, a master of business administration degree with a concentration in strategy from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, a master’s degree in history from Claremont Graduate University, a bachelor’s degree with majors in history, religion, and business administration from Walla Walla University, and an associate degree in business administration from Newbold College.

An active member of the WWU campus community, the local Walla Walla community, and the international community of history scholars, Dodds is faculty sponsor of the WWU Amnesty International Club, chair of the community council for the Walla Walla Children’s Home Society, and executive officer of the Erasmus of Rotterdam Society. He has published numerous academic articles and book reviews and has spoken at conferences across Europe and North America. His first book, Exploiting Erasmus: The Erasmian Legacy and Religious Change in Early Modern England, was published in 2009 by the University of Toronto Press. In November, he gave the Roland Bainton Plenary Lecture at the 2018 annual meeting of the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In 2017 Dodds was selected to receive the Walla Walla Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award. He is also the recipient of the 2012 DeLona & C. Michael Bell Outstanding Teaching Award and the 2007 WWU Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship. In 2008 he was selected to give the WWU Distinguished Faculty Lecture.

Dodds enjoys travel, golf, water sports, and spending time with his wife, Amy Shawler Dodds '97, who teaches strings at Whitman College, and their two daughters.


Watch a video taken in preparation for the 2016 Rosario Sabbath weekend.  Video taken by Jesse Norris, a video producer and cinematographer living in Loveland, Colorado.  His grandparents Dale ('61) and Myrna (Fowler, att) Lent were caretakers for many years.

Questions? Email us or call (800) 377-2586.

Rosario Alumni Sabbath Registration Form

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