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'Set the World on Fire' with Loyola Week 2013

Loyola press release - November 1, 2013

Loyola University New Orleans’ Office of Mission and Ministry and the Student Government Association will co-host Loyola Week from Saturday, Nov. 2 to Friday, Nov. 8. The week of events celebrating Loyola’s Jesuit history and values kicks off Saturday, Nov. 2 with Wolves on the Prowl, Loyola’s annual national day of service, and concludes with a mock trial event where lawyers prosecute and defend Jesus Friday, Nov. 8.

Loyola Week links the campus community to the 27 other Jesuit universities across the U.S. and the network of more than 900 Jesuit schools in 69 countries. Jesuit education focuses on educating the whole person and emphasizes a commitment to lifelong learning and service—all of which are celebrated during Loyola Week. The week also honors the founder of the Society of Jesus, St. Ignatius Loyola.

“One of Ignatius’ most famous quotations is, ‘Go forth and set the world on fire.’ The theme of Loyola Week this year, ‘Set the World on Fire,’ follows this challenge. It is a week that celebrates the Jesuit spirit of creativity, community, the heart and mind, action and service. It’s one week when we all come together to show our Jesuit colors,” said the Rev. Ted Dziak, S.J., vice president for Mission and Ministry at Loyola.

For more information, visit the Loyola Week web page or contact Heather Malveaux, coordinator of international immersion programs.

Loyola Week 2013 includes:

Saturday, Nov. 2

Wolves on the Prowl Day of Service
Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Pl.

More than 200 Loyola students and alumni will help transform Mardi Gras World into a pop-up dental clinic expected to treat some 1,000 low-income patients. The Loyola volunteers are setting up for the American Dental Association’s Mission of Mercy one-day charity dental clinic. The event is co-sponsored by Alumni Relations and University Ministry. Contact Laurie Leiva for more information.

William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice”
Time: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, and 2 p.m. Nov. 3
Location: Marquette Theater

Presented by the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance and directed by Laura Hope, Ph.D., the performances are $12 for general admission or $8 for students/seniors/faculty/staff. Call 504-865-2074 for tickets or visit http://cmfa.loyno.edu/montage.

Sunday, Nov. 3

Battle of Freret Street: Loyola vs. Tulane Pep Rally
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.
Location: St. Charles Room, Danna Student Center

The Loyola community is invited to show its Pack pride during the rally. The cost is $10 per student, which includes a ticket to the men’s basketball game and a T-shirt. The cost is $15 for alumni, faculty, staff and the general public, which includes the same package plus food and beverage at the rally. Children age 12 and younger are admitted free to the pep rally. For more information, contact Allison Waldron or visit the alumni website.

Loyola vs. Tulane Men’s Basketball Game
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Devlin Fieldhouse, Tulane University

Loyola Week Opening Mass (Presided by Rev. Peter Rogers, S.J.)
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: Marquette Horseshoe

Monday, Nov. 4

Alumni Memorial Mass
Time: noon
Location: Ignatius Chapel, Bobet Hall

Sponsored by Alumni Relations, this Mass will honor all deceased alumni.

“Dear Loyola” Photos
Time: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location: One Loyola Room, Danna Student Center

The Loyola community is invited to come by the One Loyola Room to show how they “set the world on fire” and have their photo taken with a special message written on dry erase boards.

“The Ministry of Presence: Being with At-Risk Children”
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Audubon Room, Danna Student Center

The lecture is presented by Brother Lawrence Huck, S.J., president of Good Shepherd School.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

Ignatian Carnival and Iggy 5 Race
Time: 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Peace Quad

Enjoy music, food, an inflatable obstacle course, petting zoo, a piñata and The Iggy 5 Race—a fun three-legged race around the Iggy statute. The event is sponsored by Alpha Sigma Nu,the Jesuit Honors Society.

Dinner with the Jesuits
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Orleans Room, Danna Student Center

Share a meal with members of the Loyola Jesuit Community.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

“Shell Shocked” Screening & Panel
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Bobet Hall, Room 332

Co-sponsored by African and African-American Studies and Orleans PLACE MATTERS, the hour-long documentary describes growing up in New Orleans and its escalating crime problems.

Thursday, Nov. 7

“Cookies with Catholics”
Time: 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. (Window)
Location: Danna Student Center Porch

Teaching in a Catholic School: A Career Option
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Manresa Den, Bobet Hall

The Loyola Institute for Ministry, Career Development Center and Jane Chauvin, Ph.D., director of Loyola’s new Office of Teacher Education Certification, will host an evening for those interested in teaching in a Catholic school.

Pope Francis’s First Encyclical: “The Light of Faith,” panel discussion and presentation
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Ignatius Chapel, Bobet Hall

Explore Pope Francis’ outlook on how faith shapes our lives in a panel led by the Rev. James Wehner, S.T.D., rector of Notre Dame Seminary; Daniella Zsupan-Jerome, Ph.D., Loyola assistant professor of liturgy, catechesis and evangelization; and Todd Amick, J.D., New Orleans archdiocesan director of evangelization and Eucharistic renewal.

Friday, Nov. 8

“Jesus on Trial”
Time: 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: College of Law, room 405

This mock trial will feature former Federal prosecutor Mark Osler, J.D., and public defender Jeanne Bishop, J.D., presenting a modern interpretation of Jesus’ trial and sentencing with the audience serving as jury and will include a discussion of the current use of capital punishment in the U.S. It is sponsored by the Jesuit Social Research Institute and Office of Mission and Ministry.