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Messina Calendar of Events Spring 2015

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Messina sponsored and co-sponsored events are open to all Loyola community members unless otherwise noted. 

 
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MESSINA/LOYOLA 101 
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Upcoming Schedule:

January

MONDAY, JANUARY 19 Messina Image Square

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade - Click here for more info from SGA: SGA MLK Day info
Free shuttles to the parade will be available starting at 11:15am from Newman and the Library parking lots
Sponsored by Messina, Student Government Association and Academic Affairs 

MONDAY, JANUARY 19
Messina Self and Other Image SquareMLK Convocation: The Case for Reparations
Speaker: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Critically-acclaimed writer and Atlantic senior editor 

5-6:30 p.m., Reitz Arena 
Sponsored by the Academic Affairs
A Messina Self and Other Theme-Wide Event
Click here for the MLK Convocation Resource Page 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 22Messina Stories We Tell Image Square
Gallery Opening: Photographs by Dan Schlapbach 
5:00pm-7:00pm, Julio Fine Arts Gallery

THURSDAY, JANUARY 29
Messina Image SquareCookies + Cura Personalis
8:00-9:00 pm, Reading Room 
How well are you at being mindful of your self care? Start your semester with an exploration of this topic while enjoying free Insomnia Cookies.
A Messina Core Values Event

February

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 Messina Stories We Tell Image Square
The Stories We Tell About Ourselves: The American Method of Personal Myth-Making in Memoir
Speaker: Dr. David Stuart Maclean

6:00 pm, 4th Floor Program Room, Andrew White Student Center (Reception and book signing will follow the event) 
Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, the Communication Department and Messina. 
A Messina Stories We Tell Theme-Wide Event  - Click here for the event guide 

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Queso & Questions with a Jesuit
Speakers: Members of the Jesuit Community at Loyola
Time TBA, Location TBA
What calls a Jesuit to become a Jesuit? What is it like to live in community? What are the responsibilities that come with being a Jesuit? Bring your questions and enjoy a Qdoba Nacho Bar while learning more about Jesuit life from Loyola Jesuits.
A Messina Core Values Event

Messina Visionary Image SquareMONDAY, FEBRUARY 16
Film
Screening: Band of Sisters
6:00pm-7:30pm, Location TBA

Band of Sisters focuses on the life experiences and current-day stories of more than a dozen nuns. Many of them have been central agents in the great social movements of our time. The sisters belong to different congregations from across the United States.
Sponsored by Messina. A Messina The Visionary Theme-Wide Event


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26Messina Image Square
Bluest Eye Reading Group
6:30 pm, Enoch Pratt Library Govans Branch, 5714 Bellona Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21212
Join local community members for a follow-up discussion of Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye
A Common Text Event

March

SATURDAY, MARCH 14
TMessina Visionary Image Squareres Vidas 
8:00pm-10:00 p.m. , McManus Theater 
An evening-length work for singing actress and chamber music trio based on the lives of three legendary Latin American women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo,
Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya and Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni.
Written by Marjorie Agosin and directed by Matthew Wright.
Sponsored by Messina 
A Messina The Visionary Theme-Wide Event

TUESDAY, MARCH 24Messina Self and Other Image Square
Peace and Justice Speaker- Arab/Israeli Conflict
Speakers:  Bassam Aramin & Robi Damelin
7:00pm - 8:30pm, 4th Floor Program Room (Reception at 6:00pm-7:00pm) 
Bassam Aramin and Robi Damelin, who come representing Parents Circle/Families Forum, have a lot to teach us about peace-making. Their group consists of Palestinians and Israelis who have suffered the loss of a first degree relative, and who advocate for an end to the occupation and the conflict in Israel/Palestine. Bassam Aramin is Palestinian, and Robi Damelin is Israeli.  They come together to talk of… peace, of course.
Sponsored by the Loyola Peace & Justice Initiative
A Messina Self and Other Theme-Wide Event

Messina Stories We Tell Image SquareWEDNESDAY, MARCH 25
Modern Masters Reading Series: Sherri Booker
6 p.m., McGuire Hall, Andrew White Student Center

Booker, writer, poet, and spoken word artist, won the 2014 NAACP Image Award for literary work by a debut author for her memoir, Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner City Funeral Home (Gotham Books, 2013). Ms. Booker is also the author of One Woman, One Hustle (2003) and I am the Poem (2011).
Sponsored by the Writing Department, ALANA Services and the Women’s Center
A Messina Stories We Tell Theme-Wide Event

Messina Visionary Image SquareTHURSDAY, MARCH 26
The Natural and Applied Sciences Grand Seminar: Dr. Adam Riess
6:30pm, McGuire Hall, Andrew White Student Center

Dr. Reiss is recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, current astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), and Krieger-Eisenhower Professor in Physics and Astronomy at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. 
Sponsored by Loyola College Natural and Applied Sciences
A Messina The Visionary Event


SUNDAY, MARCH 29 Cake Example 1
2nd Annual Messina Edible Book Projec
t Cake Decorating Party
3-7 p.m., Location TBD

The Edible Book Project is a celebration of books through the use of cake!  Participants will create an “edible book” using cake which can be inspired by a favorite book, involve a pun on a famous title, or simply be in the shape of a book. This event is open to all members of the Loyola and Notre Dame communities. Booker, writer, poet, and spoken word artist, won the 2014 NAACP Image Award for literary work by a debut author for her memoir, Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner City Funeral Home (Gotham Books, 2013). Ms. Booker is also the author of One Woman, One Hustle (2003) and I am the Poem (2011). Sponsored by the Writing Department, ALANA Services and the Women’s CenterA Messina St Theme-Wide Event Dr. Reiss is recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, current astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), and Krieger-Eisenhower Professor in Physics and Astronomy at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.t The Edible Book Project is a celebration of books through the use of cake!  Participants will create an “edible book” using cake which can be inspired by a favorite book, involve a pun on a famous title, or simply be in the shape of a book. This event is open to all members of the Loyola and Notre Dame communities.

MONDAY, MARCH 30 & TUESDAY MARCH 31 Messina Image Square
2nd Annual Messina Edible Book Projec
t Gallery Exhibit
Loyola-Notre Dame Library Atrium
Come view the submissions from the 2015 Edible Book Project Contest and vote for your favorite entry!

April


THURSDAY, APRIL 9 Messina Image Square
Annual Student Art Exhibition 
5-7 p.m., Julio Fine Arts Gallery 


MONDAY, APRIL 14Messina Image Square
Using The Bluest Eye to Explore Why #BlackLivesMatter and #BlackImagesMatter
Speaker: Kaye Whitehead, PhD. 
6:00pm-7:00pm., Enoch Pratt Library Govans Branch, 5714 Bellona Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21212
Published in 1970, Toni Morrison’s debut novel, "The Bluest Eye," began as a short story about the main character, Pecola. It was written during a time when there was a new recognition and a redefinition of what it meant to be Black and beautiful. Morrison later wrote that the story was based upon one of her elementary school classmates, a young black girl who had contempt for her skin color and her racial identity and who wished for the blue eyes and the privilege that she believed came along with them. In this talk, Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead uses The Bluest Eye to examine these issues and explore the ways in which black girls are internally oppressed and the ways in which the designs of American society actively works against constructing a positive image of young black girls.
Sponsored by Messina and the Enoch Pratt Free Library, A Common Text Event 

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Speakeasy Storytelling presents “Self and the Other”
8-10 p.m., McManus Theater

Identified as the “gold standard in storytelling” by The Washington Post and nominated for the DC Mayor’s Arts Award for Innovation in the Arts, SpeakeasyDC has been blazing a trail for contemporary autobiographical storytelling in the DC area since 1997.
Sponsored by Messina
A Self and Other Theme-Wide Event 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 Messina Image Square
End of Semester Reflection Event

8:30-9:30 p.m., Location TBD
As you get ready to wrap up your first-year, reflect on the Loyola values that have been most prevalent to you and take part in an activity to continue to experience these values throughout the summer.
A Messina Core Values Event

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