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Messina Calendar of Events Fall 2019

Please note that the information below is subject to change as we receive additional information from our co-sponsoring offices and departments. Thank you!

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

September

Wednesday, September 18

Environmental Film Series: Paris to Pittsburgh

The Baltimore Environmental Film Series presents a screening of From Paris to Pittsburgh. Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time. Hear the stories of the local, private sector, and community leaders across the U.S. who are continuing to take action towards the Paris Agreement goals - regardless of federal inaction. 
Sponsored by Chemistry/Environmental Studies and Messina
A The Good Life theme-wide event
6 p.m., McGuire East

Saturday, September 21

Explore Baltimore: HampdenfestExplore Baltimore Image

Hampdenfest is a one day festival in a local community just a few miles south of Loyola University Maryland.  The festival features artists, music, cook-offs, toilet races, and a number of other vendors and merchants.  For more information, please visit Facebook.com/Hampdenfest/.

Messina is providing a free shuttle service for students to and from this event.  Shuttles will pick-up students from Newman and will run on a continuous loop starting at 11:00am.  The last bus returning to campus will depart the festival at 6:00pm.

An Explore Baltimore event
11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Shuttle from Newman

Saturday, September 21

Explore Baltimore: Charm City Night MarketExplore Baltimore Image

Baltimore City hosts its second annual Charm City Night Market.  The festival recognizes Asian-Americans' contributions to Baltimore and hosts a variety of vendors including artists, chefs, film makers, experimenters, and more.  For more information, please visit CharmCityNightMarket.com.

Messina is providing a free shuttle service for students to and from this event.  Shuttles will pick-up students from Newman and will leave campus on the hour starting at 6:00pm.  The last bus returning to campus will depart the festival at 11:00pm.

An Explore Baltimore event 
6 p.m. - 11 p.m., Shuttle from Newman

Wednesday, September 25

Viewing of "Three Identical Strangers"

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Three Identical Strangers reveals the story about triplets adopted separately and became part of a “study” who discovered each other as college students. It is a cautionary tale that raises questions of nature and nurture, eugenics, identity, and clinical and research ethics. This true story might be even more relevant today as we consider genetic questions, debate identity politics, and wrestle with science and ethics. Undoubtedly, one might find the documentary enraging while also asking questions that we must discuss. A follow-up panel discussion will be held October 3, 2019. 
Sponsored by the Department of Psychology, the School of Education, and Messina
A Self and Other theme-wide event 
7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Library Auditorium

Saturday, September 27

Messina Family Teach-InMessina Image Square

Messina would like to offer parents and families a chance to experience what it is like to participate in a Messina seminar. Messina will be sponsoring a Family Weekend Teach-In including sessions that demonstrate how Loyola connects learning in and out of the classroom.
A Messina event
10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Flannery/Library

October

Tuesday, October 1

Baltimore Health Justice in ActionMessina Image Square

In 2012, Rev. Fred Kammer, S.J., declared that “Those who stand with the poor are to erect structures of social, economic, and health care justice.” So, too, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops stated in 2017 that health care is a fundamental human right, one which we all share and which we have a duty to promote for the common good. As a Jesuit, Catholic university anchored in Baltimore, how does Loyola leverage its resources in a responsible, collaborative way to support community partners who are committed to this work? Come hear personal and community stories about health care justice and join in discussions on how we all may contribute to positive change in Baltimore.
Sponsored by Loyola's Commitment to Justice, the Office of the VPAA, Campus Ministry, CCSJ, the Pre-Health Society, and Messina
A Common Text Event
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., 4th Floor Program Room

Thursday, October 3

Three Identical Strangers: Deception, Secrets, and Identity Messina Self and Other Image Square

This panel discussion is a follow up to the September 25 screening of Three Identical Strangers, a documentary that reveals the story about triplets adopted separately and became part of a “study” who discovered each other as college students. Panelists will reflect on the relevance of this film today, as we consider genetic questions, debate identity politics, and wrestle with science and ethics. Panelists will include: Andrew Futterman, Professor of Psychology, Loyola University Maryland, Stephanie Flores-Koulish, Associate Professor of Education, Sr. Rose Pacatte, Director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Los Angeles; Moderator: Amy Wolfson, Professor of Psychology, Loyola University Maryland.

It is recommended viewing the film in advance of attending this panel- please visit the Loyola Notre Dame Library if you are not able to attend the screening. 
Sponsored by the Department of Psychology, the School of Education, and Messina
A Self and Other theme-wide event
5 p.m. - 7 p.m., 4th Floor Program Room

Tuesday, October 8

"I'm Stuck" A Talk by Author Rebecca Makkai

Messina Stories We Tell Image Square

A remarkable number of novel drafts never make it past page 50; many short stories don’t make it past page 3. It’s not that your muse has abandoned you, and it’s not that your idea was a non-starter. You’re probably making some common mistakes that dry a story out too quickly, that leave a writer with nowhere to go. Or perhaps you’re simply daunted by the enormity of the distance between Point A and Point Z. Rebecca Makkai can share concrete techniques for getting out of the rut and back on track, as well as what to do next time so you don’t get stuck in the first place.
Sponsored by the Writing Department, Center for the Humanities, Education for Life, and Messina
A Stories We Tell theme-wide event
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., 4th Floor Program Room

Tuesday, October 22

"I Got 99 Problems...Palsey is Just One" A Performance by Maysoon ZayidMessina Stories We Tell Image Square 

Maysoon Zayid is of Palestinian descent and was born in New Jersey in 1974. She is an American actress and a comedian. Zayid suffers from Cerebral Palsy. Throughout her childhood she had always wished to be actress despite her disability. Zayid attended Arizona State University and attained a Bachelors of Arts in Acting. Zayid is one of the first Muslim women to become a comedian in America and perform in Palestine and Jordan. Zayid is the co-founder and co-executive producer of the New York Arab Comedy Festival.
Sponsored by the English Department, Center for the Humanities, and Messina
A Stories We Tell theme-wide event
4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., McGuire  Hall

Monday, October 28

Becoming BulletproofMessina Visionary Image Square

Join us for a movie night! Complete with popcorn, candy, and an opportunity. Becoming Bulletproof is a film about people making a film. A film that will introduce you to a pretty amazing cast of individuals. A film you'll look forward to watching again. Join us to see how a simple movie can offer you an opportunity to think, to connect, to act.
Sponsored by the Writing Department and Messina
A The Visionary theme-wide event
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., 4th Floor Program Room

November

Saturday, November 2

Explore Baltimore: Light City/Book Festival
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More information to come!
An Explore Baltimore event
Time TBD, Location TBD

Thursday, November 7

Combatants for PeaceMessina Self and Other Image Square

More information to come!
A Self and Other theme-wide event 
Sponsored by the Office of Peace and Justice and Messina
6 p.m. - 8 p.m., 4th Floor Program Room

Friday, November 8

Kathleen Hall JamiesonMessina Image Square

More information to come!
A Common Text event 
Sponsored by the The Writing Department, Mission Integration, and Messina
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., McGuire Hall

Tuesday, November 12

How Might We Build Community? HACKATHON

Messina Visionary Image Square

Join faculty, staff, alumni, and students from all years as we tackle the question of how to build community. We’ll spend two hours together solving for how we can grow an even stronger community, and hacking into what works, and what innovations we can develop for further experimentation. As a member of the Loyola community, you will be the expert! There is a cap of 40 individuals that may participate in this event. More information to come on how to register to be a part of this hackathon.
Sponsored by the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Messina
A The Visionary theme-wide event
4 p.m. - 7 p.m., Lange Court Lounge

Wednesday, November 20

How to Retire a Millionaire, and Other Financial Life LessonsMessina Image Square

Learn how taxes work, how to make debt less painful, and why now is the best time to start planning for retirement.
Sponsored by the Accounting Department and Messina
A Messina event
2 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., 4th Floor Program Room

Thursday, November 21

Common Text Fall Keynote: Messina Welcomes Jonathan Metzl, Autor of "Dying of Whiteness How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America's Heartland"Messina Image Square

More information to come!
A Common Text event 
Sponsored by Messina
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., McGuire Hall

December

Friday, December 6

Explore Baltimore: Hampden Lights Explore Baltimore Image

More information to come!
An Explore Baltimore event
Time TBD, Location TBD

Sunday, December 8

Explore Baltimore: Hampden LightsExplore Baltimore Image

More information to come!
An Explore Baltimore event
Time TBD, Location TBD

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Thursday, September 19 - Sunday, September 22

French Section Excursion to Montreal, Canada

The French Section's annual excursion to Montreal will be held this year September 19-22, 2019. Students spend a weekend of French immersion in Montreal, where they meet other students, see new sights, and taste new cuisines.
Sponsored by Education for Life, SGA, International Programs, Student Acitivites, Modern Languages, Catholic Studies, and Messina
A Messina Supported event

Friday, November 1

International Festival

ALANA sponsors programs that enhance the community's awareness of its cultural richness.  For more information, please visit Loyola.edu/department/alana/events.
A Messina Supported event
3 p.m. - 5 p.m., McGuire Hall

Saturday, November 2 - Sunday, November 10

French Week 2019:Le Français dans tous les sens/French Every Which Way

The theme for French Week 2019, "Le Français dans tous les sens/French Every Which Way,” celebrates the diversity and richness of the French language. In addition to a roundtable discussion on what not to say in a Francophone country and other linguistic mishaps, there will be a memorial service for four French Marines who died in Baltimore during World War I, a film screening, and a mass in French and English. Venez nombreux!
Sponsored by Education for Life, Center for the Humanities, International Programs, Student Acitivites, Modern Languages, Film Studies, Catholic Studies, the Honors College, and Messina
A Messina Supported event

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