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Loyola Week is a celebration of Jesuit heritage

September 26, 2008

The Loyola University Office of Mission and Ministry is sponsoring Loyola Week, Monday, Sept. 29, through Friday, Oct. 3, offering seven days of events, activities and exhibits to celebrate the university’s unique Jesuit heritage.

Loyola Week was established as a week for the larger Loyola community to reflect on the Jesuit history and mission of the university, whose principles are based on the 450-year-old teaching foundations of Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits.

Loyola recognizes its founding principles and its connection to more than 900 Jesuit schools in 69 countries during Loyola Week, according to Ted Dziak, S.J., vice president for mission and ministry.

“Loyola Week is a time to recognize our Jesuit heritage, a time to come together to reflect and pray, to listen and think, and to play and celebrate,” Dziak said.

For additional information, please contact the Jesuit Center at (504) 865-2304.

The final schedule for Loyola Week is as follows:

Monday, Sept. 29

  • Seeking Unity: Interfaith Service
    6:30 – 7 p.m., Ignatius Chapel, Bobet Hall
    An interfaith service with prayers and dialogue from Catholic, Hindu and Jewish religious leaders. Co-sponsored by Bridging the Gap.

  • Muslim Student Association Fast-A-Thon
    7 – 8:30 p.m., Danna Student Center, St. Charles Room
    The association challenges the campus community to fast for one day during Ramadan. For every participant in the Fast-A-Thon, local businesses will donate $1. The Fast-A-Thon goal is $10,000, but the association hopes to exceed last year’s yield of $12,000.

Tuesday, Sept. 30

  • To Serve: Men & Women for Others
    12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Audubon Room, Danna Student Center
    Come to a panel discussion focusing on non-profit work in the city. Co-sponsored by the Career Development Center.
    Ashley Keaton, Esq. - Eveline Davis & Phillips Entertainment Law
    Duane Nettles - Director, The Annunciation Mission
    John G. Moore - Mayor's Office of Recovery Management

  • The Battle Of Pamplona: A Kickball Tournament
    5 – 8 p.m., Residential Quad
    Kickball games will be played in the Res Quad. Fun times to engage in entertaining and competitive kickball. $500 in prize money to the winners!

  • An Evening of Cool Jazz: Performed by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz
    7 – 8 p.m., Holy Name of Jesus Church

Wednesday, Oct. 1

  • How Does A Catholic Vote?
    6 – 6:45 p.m., Monroe Library TV Lounge
    A student forum that discusses voting as an informed and faithful voter. Co-sponsored by SGA, LUCAP and Compass.

  • 2008 President's Forum on Current Issues and Controversies - Faithful Citizenship with John Carr, U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops.
    7 – 9 p.m., Nunemaker Hall
    Sponsored by Loyola University President, Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., and the Jesuit Social Research Institute, these President’s Forums seek to explore and discuss some of the compelling contemporary issues facing society today. Panelists include Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, College of Law Dean Brian Bromberger and Sr. Jamie Phelps, O.P., Ph.D., director of Xavier University’s Black Catholic Studies Institute. Moderated by Larry Lorenz, Ph.D., Loyola’s A. Louis Read Distinguished Professor in Mass Communication.

Thursday, Oct. 2

  • Jesuit Jeopardy
    12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Satchmo’s (Danna Student Center)
    Test your Jesuit knowledge at this fun game-show event, ending in a 2008 Jesuit Jeopardy Champion. Co-sponsored by SGA & UPB.

  • Holy Sweets: Desserts with the Jesuits
    6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Orleans Room Lounge, Danna Student Center
    Come for ice cream and relaxed conversation with Loyola's finest black shirts.

Friday, Oct. 3

  • Carnivale: Celebrating Tradition, Celebrating Diversity!
    3:30 – to 5 p.m., Residential Quad
    Join us for fun times and new cultures. Games, inflatables, sweet sounds of reggae music and a Caribbean barbeque. Co-sponsored by SGA and Residential Life.

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