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First-Year Programs

Messina Calendar of Events Fall 2014

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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 
PROGRAM EVENT
 SELF AND OTHER 
THEME EVENT  
 STORIES WE TELL 
THEME EVENT
THE VISIONARY 
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SEPTEMBER


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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 – CONSTITUTION DAY SPEAKER
Brown vs. the Board of Ed and The Bluest Eye
Speaker: Janai Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (Invited) 
6:00pm, 4th Floor Program Room, Andrew White Student Center
Sponsored by the Political Science Department and Messina
A Common Text and Messina The Visionary Theme-Wide Event   
 
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Black Newspapers from 1910 to 1950: Setting the Stage for the Civil Rights Movement
Speaker: Patrick S. Washburn, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
5:00pm-6:00pm, 4th Floor Program Room, Andrew White Student Center
Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, Department of Communication & Messina 
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 
Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters
Speaker: Amy Davis, Staff Photographer for The Baltimore Sun
6:30pm, Ridley Auditorium, Loyola-Notre Dame Library 
Sponsored by Film Studies, the York Road Initiative and Messina.
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 – HILLSIDE SOCIAL JUSTICE DINNER SERIES 
Topic: Transgender Awareness
Speaker:  TJ Jourian, Loyola University Chicago
7:00pm, Flannery O’Connor Room 230  
Dinner will be served. 
Sponsored by Messina and the Hillside Student Life Staff 
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Messina Family Weekend Teach-In 
2:00pm-4:00pm, Flannery O’Connor 2nd Floor & the Loyola-Notre Dame Library Auditorium
Sponsored by Messina 
For more information, visit the Family Weekend website
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Twilight Tour of Loyola
6:45pm, meet in the AWSC Reading Room to begin tour, if it rains we will stay in the AWSC Reading Room

Meet other first-year students in this interactive tour/game about Loyola! We will be visiting various locations on the quad during this tour.
***Please Note***This event is only open to first-year students at Loyola.
Sponsored by Messina and Campus Ministry
A Messina Core Values Event

OCTOBER

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
Self And Other- A Look at African Politics
Zoe Marks, Chancellors Fellow, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburg
Time 6:30pm, Location McGuire Hall West

Sponsored by Messina & the History Department
A Messina Self and Other Event
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
THE SENATOR AT 75 - "Singin' In the Rain"

6:30pm, The Senator Theater - 5904 York Road
Cold Spring Jazz Quartet will perform jazz standards beginning at 6:30pm; screening will begin at 7:00pm
Sponsored by Film Studies, The York Road Initiative & Messina 
For more information, visit the Senator Theater Website
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
Stories We Don’t Tell – The Bluest Eye as a Challenged Text 
Speaker: Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Assistant Director of the Office of Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association
7:00pm, the Loyola-Notre Dame Library Auditorium

Sponsored by the Common Text Program & Messina
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14
Messina Faculty Research Expo
4:00pm, 4th Floor Program Room, Andrew White Student Center

Loyola faculty from across academic disciplines will display conference style posters. 
Sponsored by National Fellowships & Messina

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 20
From Trash to Treasure 
8:00pm-10:00pm, AWSC Reading Room

Following the showing of Trashed, come repurpose items that usually end up being trashed while learning more about how we can reduce our environmental impact.
Sponsored by Messina & No Impact Week
A Messina Core Values Event
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21 - NO IMPACT WEEK 
Keeper of the Mountain - Mountain Top Removal Coal Mining
8:00pm, 3rd Floor Reading Room, Andrew White Student Center

Sponsored by the No Impact Week Committee and Messina
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23 – COMMITMENT TO JUSTICE LECTURE
Racial Justice: Beyond Rhetoric 
7:00pm, 4th Floor Program Room, Andrew White Student Center

Sponsored by the Loyola Commitment to Justice Committee and Messina  
A Common Text and Self and Other Theme-Wide Event  

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014 
THE SENATOR AT 75 – “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”  
11:30am, The Senator Theater – 5904 York Road 

Sponsored by Film Studies, The York Road Initiative & Messina
For more information, visit the Senator Theater Website 

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29 
Theology Common Text Speaker - The Poetry of George Herbert
Speaker: Allison Millbank, Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts, The University of Nottingham
4:00pm, McGuire Hall, Andrew White Student Center

Sponsored by the Department of Theology and Messina 
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30 – HILLSIDE SOCIAL JUSTICE DINNER SERIES 
Topic: Community 101 – The York Road Initiative  
Speaker – Marie Anderson, Assistant Director, York Road Initiative
7:00pm, Flannery O’Connor Room 230  

Dinner will be served.
Sponsored by Messina and the Hillside Student Life Staf

NOVEMBER

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Beginning the Day With Grace
7:45am-9:00am, on the Quad outside of Maryland Hall, rain location outside of Boulder Garden Cafe
Bring your first-year program mug to grab a free coffee or tea on the way to class, and get a grace guide  reflection invite for an event later this evening.
Sponsored by Messina
A Messina Core Value Event
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Ending the Day With Grace
7:45pm, Hopkins Court Lounge
Sponsored by Messina
A Messina Core Value Event
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Paris Through American Eyes
Speaker: Adam Gopnik, Staff Writer for The New Yorker Magazine  
6:00pm-8:00pm, 4th Floor Program Room, Andrew White Student Center 

Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Messina 
A Messina Stories We Tell Event  
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6 - COMMON TEXT KEYNOTE
Black Girls In Search of Justice: 'The Bluest  Eye,' 'Tomorrow, Tomorrow,' and the Future of American Democracy
Speaker: Dr. Shalamishah Tillet, Associate Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania
7:30pm, McGuire Hall, Andrew White Student Center 

Sponsored by Messina
A Common Text and Messina Self and Other Event  
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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2014 
THE SENATOR AT 75 – “The Wizard of Oz”  
11:30am, The Senator Theater – 5901 York Road 

Sponsored by Film Studies, The York Road Initiative & Messina 
For more information, visit the Senator Theater Website 
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17  
Film Screening: Tokimane
Followed by Q&A with Director John O'Keefe, Professor of Theology and Communications, Creighton University   
5:00pm-6:30pm, McGuire Hall West, Andrew White Student Center 

Tokimane is a 26 minute short documentary film about a trip that a team from Creighton University took to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in January, 2013. The film profiles the Catholic diocese of Tshumbe and the efforts of some remarkable people to rebuild after catastrophic war. Among those profiled are Nicolas Djomo, the charismatic bishop of the diocese, a religious woman trying to build a new university and a young woman doctor who cares for the sick in the midst of extreme poverty.
Sponsored by the Theology Department  and Messina  
A Self and Other Theme-Wide Event
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20 
Leadership Week Keynote - Debbie Phelps
7:30pm, McGuire Hall 

Sponsored by The Office of Student Engagement and Messina
A Messina The Visionary Theme-Wide Event  
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20 – HILLSIDE SOCIAL JUSTICE DINNER SERIES 
Topic: Racial Justice – I too am LUM  
Speaker: Kai Kai Mascarenas, University of Maryland - College Park
7:00pm, Flannery O’Connor Room 230  

Dinner served 
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Sponsored by Messina and the Hillside Student Life Staff 
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Leadership Fair

4:00pm - 6:00pm, McGuire Hall
Sponsored by The Office of Student Engagement and Messina 

DECEMBER

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4 – HILLSIDE SOCIAL JUSTICE DINNER SERIES 
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue   
Speaker – Kelsey Sheridan, Interfaith Youth Corps
7:00pm, Flannery O’Connor Room 230
 
Dinner served 
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Sponsored by Messina and the Hillside Student Life Staff  
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10
Inward and Onward: Reflections on the First Semester
7:00pm-8:30pm, McGuire Hall East
Join upperclassmen students for a celebratory reflection and group share on the last day of classes for the first semester.  Desserts will be served.
***Please Note***This event is only open to first-year students at Loyola.
Sponsored by Messina
A Messina Core Value Event