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Messina Family Teach-In 2016


Messina Family Teach-In

Flannery O'Connor Hall & Loyola-Notre Dame Library Auditorium

Dear families of the Class of 2020, 

We have enjoyed getting to know your students over the last few weeks. As you prepare to come to campus for Family Weekend, we would like to offer you a chance to experience what it is like to participate in a Messina seminar. Messina will be sponsoring a Family Weekend Teach-In on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Two, 45-minute sessions that demonstrate how Loyola connects learning in and out of the classroom will each be offered at 2:00pm and 3:15pm. Messina will also sponsor a free ice-cream social in between the two sessions from 2:45pm-3:15pm in 2nd floor lobby of Flannery O’Connor Hall. Families may choose to sign up for one or both sessions. To register, visit our website by Thursday, September 29, 2016.  



2:00pm – 2:45pm

  • Politics and Prayer: An Ignatian Look at the Election – Elise Gower, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry & Pat Cassidy, Messina Program Coordinator - Loyola-Notre Dame Library Auditorium
  • How to Move the World With Your Words – Ron Tanner, Professor of Writing - Flannery O'Connor Hall Room 230


Ice Cream Social featuring local favorite, Taharka Brothers Ice Cream – Flannery 2nd Floor Lounge

3:15pm – 4:00pm

  • Reading as a Writer in WR100 -  Effective Writing – Dr. Peggy O’Neill, Professor of Writing - Flannery O'Connor Hall Room 230
  • Truth, Love and Happiness: The Promises of Ancient Philosophy – Mavis Biss, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Pat Cassidy, Messina Program Coordinator - Loyola-Notre Dame Library Auditorium

You may register for more than one session. 

We look forward to seeing you on the Evergreen campus!

Doug Harris & Michael Puma
Co-Directors, Messina 


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