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Messina Calendar of Events Fall 2022

We will continue to update this page with any changes to our Messina events calendar. Visit our page on the Bridge for event information and registration!

Messina co-sponsored theme-wide and supported events are open to all Loyola community members and the surrounding Baltimore community unless otherwise noted.

September Theme-Wide Events
October Theme-Wide Events
November Theme-Wide Events
December Theme-Wide Events
Messina Supported Events


Saturday, September 10

HampdenFest Shuttles

HampdenFest is back for fall 2022!Visit one of Baltimore's iconic neighborhoods for the food, vendors, quirky antique shops, and more!

Shuttles will run in a continuous loop between Newman Towers and Hampden Elementary.

Sponsored by Messina
A theme-wide event
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday, September 11

Harbor Shuttles

Description coming soon!

Sponsored by Messina
A theme-wide event
Noon - 8 p.m.

Monday, September 19

Movie Night at Loyola: "Passing" (2021)

In 1920s New York City, a Black woman finds her world upended when her life becomes intertwined with a former childhood friend who's passing as white. 

Sponsored by Messina
A Common Text event
7 - 9 p.m., Loyola-Notre Dame Library Auditorium

Saturday, September 24

Family Weekend: Messina Family Teach-In

Messina would like to offer parents and families a chance to experience what it is like to participate in a Messina seminar as well as a Messina sponsored program. Messina will be hosting a Family Weekend Teach-In including sessions that demonstrate how Loyola connects learning in and out of the classroom.

10:00 a.m. - “The Common Text to Connect and Consider”
Presented by April Newton, Multimedia Journalism Lecturer
An introduction to how first year students share the Common Text experience at Loyola in the classroom and beyond.

10:00 a.m. - "Stuck in the Middle with You: Marriage, Conflict, and the Courts in the Middle Ages"
Presented by Brandon Parlopiano, Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of History
We'll briefly explore medieval culture and society by looking at marital disputes that ended up in court.

11:00 a.m. - “The Common Text to Connect and Consider”
Presented by April Newton, Multimedia Journalism Lecturer
An introduction to how first year students share the Common Text experience at Loyola in the classroom and beyond.

11:00 a.m. - "How to Retire a Millionaire"
Presented by JP Krahel, associate professor of Accounting
I run through the basics of taxes, debt, and retirement saving for young folk so they end up becoming better-prepared adults. Everyone wins!

Sponsored by Messina
A theme-wide event
10 a.m. - noon, Knott Hall


Monday, October 3

Commitment to Justice Panel 2022: Indigenous Justice

Dr. Maria Yellow Horse Braveheart (Hunkpapa/Oglala Lakota) calls for four steps that help bring justice into Jesuit, Catholic history in relation to the indigenous people of this country. Truth-telling, understanding, acknowledging the pain, and facing trauma make it possible to forge a new future. In the case of our own Loyola context, Fr. Andrew White was a Jesuit who introduced Catholicism to Piscataway people when he arrived with Europeans in St. Mary’s, Maryland, and who developed strong ties with the Piscataway. How can Loyola understand our location and history in relation to indigenous communities in Baltimore and Maryland? How can we support community partners who are committed to indigenous justice?

Come hear from people who speak from experience and discuss how we may contribute to positive change in Baltimore and beyond.

  • Moderator: Janine Holc
  • Panelists Anjela Barnes (Piscataway), Ashley Minner (Lumbee), and Julia King
  • Commentator: Rodney Parker

Sponsored by DSS, Department of Communication, President's Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Campus Ministry, CCSJ, Julio Fine Arts Gallery, Office of the Provost/VPAA, Messina, and Loyola's Commitment to Justice Committee.
A theme-wide event
4 p.m., 4th Floor Program Room

Thursday, October 6

Academic Exploration Fair

This fair is designed for all class years and representatives from Loyola departments and offices will be available to speak with students about majors, minors and graduate programs that are offered at Loyola. This may be particularly useful for Loyola juniors and seniors thinking about graduate school options and 4+1 programs. Additionally, all students would benefit from asking questions directly to departments in advance of spring 2023 registration. 
The event is also listed on The Bridge. 

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, AASC, and Messina
A theme-wide event
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., McGuire Hall

Wednesday, October 19

Loyola at the Senator Theatre: Charm City -- fighting Against Violence in Baltimore

A candid portrait of citizens, police, community advocates, and government officials on the frontlines during three years of unparalleled, escalating violence in Baltimore. The film highlights the positive actions undertaken by groups and individuals, who come together to rebuild, heal, and forge a better way forward. Official Selection at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Messina is sponsoring a shuttle from the Loyola Notre Dame Library to the Senator Theatre. The shuttle will run continuous loops from 5pm-7pm to drop off at the Senator Theatre. The bus will return after the film, running loops from 8:45pm-10pm to shuttle folks back to campus.

Sponsored by Messina
A theme-wide event
7 p.m., Senator Theatre

Friday, October 21

Pride Night at Women's Volleyball: Loyola vs. Holy Cross

Join Student-Athletes for Social Justice, the LGBTQ+ Experience, Spectrum, and Loyola Athletics in cheering on the volleyball team on Friday, October 21st! This is a pride-themed event celebrating Loyola's LGBTQ+ community and raising awareness around ways to take action in support of LGBTQ+ folks.

Pregame Tailgate in Sellinger VIP and resource fair outside of McGuire Hall starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by the game vs Holy Cross at 7 p.m. Other Sponsors include Superfans, Messina, OutLoyola, The Counseling Center, and the Women’s Center. 

Sponsored by Student Athletes for Social Justice, LGBTQ+ Experience, Spectrum, Loyola Athletics, Superfans, OutLoyola, The Counseling Center, the Women's Center, and Messina
A theme-wide event
6-9 p.m., Reitz Arena

Wednesday, October 26

Becoming Bulletproof

Join us for a movie night! Complete with popcorn, candy, and an opportunity. Becoming Bulletproof is a film about individuals with disabilities and able-bodied individuals who work together to make a movie. A film that will introduce you to a pretty amazing cast of individuals. A.J., the main character (who has cerebral palsy), clearly expresses what life is like with a disability—mainly through the lens of ability—and what he wishes to do with his life. His dreams mirror the dreams of people you know. The movie helps to create connections with people with disabilities as people with abilities, hopes, and aspirations "just like everybody else" (Tara Lilly, One Question panel). This movie focuses on dignity and inclusion. Its message can apply to all human beings. We’ll have a question and answer opportunity as the movie ends. You don’t want to miss this.

Sponsored by Messina
A theme-wide event
7-9 p.m., McGuire Hall East


Wednesday, November 2

William Hornby: The Power of Becoming the Advocate You Needed

William Hornby is a recent college graduate and social media influencer who advocates for people to become more discerning and aware of the ways in which they are not represented but need to be. He talks candidly about issues that he has faced and concretely offers ways for students to become more proactive in an increasingly social-media-driven culture that weighs heavily on them. His presentation and talk are refreshingly honest, timely, relatable to students, and helpful as we teach others to become the advocate they themselves need.

Sponsored by Messina
A theme-wide event
7 p.m., Knott Hall B03

Wednesday, November 9

Loyola at the Senator Theatre, Environmental Film Series: "The Territory"

The Territory provides an immersive on-the-ground look at the tireless fight of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people against the encroaching deforestation brought by farmers and illegal settlers in the Brazilian Amazon. With awe-inspiring cinematography showcasing the titular landscape and richly textured sound design, the film takes audiences deep into the Uru-eu-wau-wau community and provides unprecedented access to the farmers and settlers illegally burning and clearing the protected Indigenous land. Partially shot by the Uru-eu-wau-wau people, the film relies on vérité footage captured over three years as the community risks their lives to set up their own news media team in the hopes of exposing the truth.

Sponsored by Messina
A theme-wide event
7 p.m., Senator Theatre

Thursday, November 10

Nonviolent Resistance in Palestine

Marwan Darweish is Associate Professor at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University in the UK. He has extensive experience in civil resistance, conflict transformation and peacebuilding across the Middle East region and internationally. He is the co-author of Popular Protest in Palestine: The History and Uncertain Future of Unarmed Resistance (Pluto 2015) and co-edited Peacebuilding and Reconciliation: Contemporary themes and challenges (Pluto 2012).

Sponsored by Messina
A theme-wide event
6 p.m.,4th Floor Program Room

Wednesday, November 16

Fall Common Text Keynote: Lawrence Lanahan, author of The Lines Between Us

A masterful narrative—with echoes of Evicted and The Color of Law—that brings to life the structures, policies, and beliefs that divide us. 
This eye-opening account of how a city creates its black, white, rich, and poor spaces suggests these problems are not intractable, but they are destined to persist until each of us—despite living in separate worlds—understands we have something at stake.
Lawrence Lanahan has worked in radio and print journalism for over a decade, including five years producing for WYPR, Baltimore's NPR station. At WYPR, he won a duPont Award for "The Lines Between Us," a year-long multimedia series about inequality.

Sponsored by Messina
A theme-wide event
7 - 8:30 p.m., 4th Floor Program Room (Virtual option also available)


Sunday, December 4

Hampden Mayor's Christmas Parade and "Miracle on the 34th Street" Lights Shuttle

Hampden, a local Baltimore community, hosts Miracle on 34th Street. This display of holiday lights is located on the 700 block of 34th Street and includes trains, animated figures, artwork, snowmen, and other symbols of the holiday season.

For more information, please visit https://www.christmasstreet.com/.

Messina is sponsoring a free shuttle service for students to and from this event. Shuttles will pick-up students from Newman Towers (front entrance) and will run on a continuous loop starting at noon. The last bus returning to campus will depart the event (36th and Chestnut - outside The Charmery) at 10:00pm.

Sponsored by Messina
A theme-wide event

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