October 3, 2008
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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS AND DEADLINES
Get the Fall Break Transportation ScheduleFall Break will be observed at Loyola October 6 - 7. The Fall Break shuttle schedule is as follows:
Kick Off LGBTQA Awareness MonthCelebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Ally (LGBTQA) Awareness Month by viewing a photo showcase in the Centennial Forum Student Union (CFSU) lobby on October 8 from 11 a.m. to 4. p.m. See pictures of the individuals who make up Loyola's LGBTQA community, pick up Ally buttons and stickers, learn about the Civil Union Bill, and more. Later that night, attend an open mic event from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the CFSU lobby. Enjoy food, music, and coming out stories. To learn more about upcoming LGBTQA Awareness Month events, visit the Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Web site, or e-mail Sharon Chia Claros at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register for the Student Leadership InstituteThe Third Annual Student Leadership Institute, Using Yesterday's Wisdom to Achieve a New Vision, will be held on October 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Quinlan Life Sciences Building. Whether you are a seasoned club leader or an incoming freshman looking to get involved, the Student Leadership Institute can help you be the best leader you can be. Registration is limited to the first 150 students who apply and closes on October 9 at 5 p.m. For more information, visit the Student Leadership Institute Web site.
Take Advantage of Science Week EventsParticipate in Science Week, a series of events held October 14 - 17 that are designed to help students explore potential careers in various science and technology disciplines. Scheduled events include an alumni career panel, keynote speakers, and the Science Information Fair. Check out the complete event schedule and review detailed speaker biographies. You can also view a list of companies and graduate schools attending the Science Information Fair.
Explore Political Science InternshipsAre you interested in earning academic credit while participating in an internship program in Chicago or Washington, D.C.? The Department of Political Science offers three different academic parternship programs to fit the needs of every student. To learn more, contact Dr. Alan Gitelson at email@example.com, or attend an information session on one of the following dates:
Learn About the STEP: Food Systems CourseDiscover the new Solutions to Environmental Problems (STEP): Food Systems course, which will be offered by the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Policy (CUERP) beginning in the Spring 2009 Semester. The course will explore the ecological, social, historical, political, and economic contexts of our global and national food systems. Students will learn about the events leading up to the Agricultural and Green Revolutions and the effects of the current industrial food system on global sustainability. The STEP class will work as a team to compost a portion of food waste generated at Loyola's Lake Shore Campus. Group projects may include:
This Week’s Events and Deadlines
Create a Student Organization VideoLooking to promote your club and recruit new members? Post a video commercial for your student organization on IGnation! Entries submitted by midnight on October 10 will be entered in the Student Organization Video Contest, which will award $300 for the first prize video and $200 for the second prize video. All videos should be five minutes or less and include information about your organization's mission, its activities, and how to get involved. To submit your video, visit IGnation and click on "Submit Content." For more information, contact Patrick Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org. To check out video equipment or to get help editing your video, stop by the Digital Media Lab in the Information Commons.
Enjoy the Neighborhood Bike RideJoin your Rogers Park neighbors for a community bike ride on October 12 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Meet up with the group at the corner of Winthrop Ave. and Loyola Ave. and take a relaxing ride through the area and along the lakeshore. Bike rentals will be available. Pre-register for the event online. For more information, contact Tony Giron at 773.508.7458 or email@example.com.
Participate in a Care Package Collection CampaignHelp members of the Armed Forces Club create care packages for troops currently deployed overseas. Stop by the Terry Student Center on October 3 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and donate items such as non-aerosol canned shaving cream, disposable razors, deodorant, shampoo, body wash and soap, feminine hygiene products, paper/envelopes/stamps, playing cards, crossword puzzle books, and individually wrapped snacks. Monetary donations will also be accepted. For more information, contact Nich Babb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show Off Your CribWant the world to see your funky new pad? Make a video showing off your swanky dorm room, apartment, or other living space and submit it to IGnation. A $50 Target gift card will be awarded to the top rooms in each of two categories: "Dazzling" and "Disaster." Entries must be submitted by midnight on October 3. To submit a video, visit IGnation. For more information, contact Patrick Kelly at email@example.com.
Check Out a Seminar on Religion and ScienceGo to a seminar titled Religion and Science in Today's America on October 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Adler Planetarium, located at 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. Sponsored by the Vatican Observatory and the Lumen Christi Institute for Catholic Studies at the University of Chicago, the seminar is free to students with valid Loyola I.D.s. Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. on the day of the seminar. Attendees must RSVP by October 6 to Brother John Hollywood, Assistant to the President at the Vatican Observatory, at 520.795.1694 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attend The Marketing of the PresidentGo to The Marketing of the President: Campaigns Past and Present, a discussion panel that will be held October 7 in Rubloff Auditorium. The evening will begin with a meet-and-greet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by panel presentations and discussion from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event will be moderated by Eve Geroulis, Clinical Professor of Marketing in the School of Business Administration. Distinguished presenters will discuss the following topics:
Attend a Discussion on Lincoln's MelancholyGo to a book discussion featuring author Joshua Shenk on October 16 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Crown Center Auditorium. Shenk will discuss his book, Lincoln's Melancholy, and will be available for a book signing after the event. A discussion session with Shenk will also be held at 2:30 p.m. If you're interested in attending, RSVP to Justyna Lenik at email@example.com.
Be an Agent of ChangeParticipate in the Agent of Change Civic Engagement Series! Watch the final presidential debate on October 15 at 7:30 p.m. in CFSU, Room 200. Also, take a trip to check out The Art of Democracy, a politically charged exhibition currently on display at the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), on October 21 at 5:30 p.m. Meet in CFSU, Room 222, to travel downtown, view the exhibit, and participate in a post-exhibit dinner and discussion. Please RSVP by October 17 to Joy Conway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contribute to a Food DriveDonate nonperishable food items to the Midwest Workers Association, an organization dedicated to helping impoverished residents on Chicago's South Side. Food will be accepted through October 17 and can be dropped off in the Ministry Center in CFSU; in the Honors Lounge in Damen Hall, Room 240; and on any residence floor in Simpson Hall. For more information, contact Amanda Reich at email@example.com.
Go to the Annual County FairCelebrate fall by attending Loyola's County Fair on October 10 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the lobby of CFSU. Join fellow students and enjoy music, food, karaoke, and fun fair games, including a mechanical bull. To learn more, contact Bryan Goodwin at firstname.lastname@example.org or April Boulter at email@example.com.
Sign Up for Swimming Lessons at HalasHalas Sports Center is offering swimming lessons for people of all ages. Lessons will be held on Saturdays from October 11 through November 15. The cost is $60 per session, and each session includes six lessons. Members of the Loyola community are not required to have a Halas membership in order to participate. Register for lessons at Halas Sports Center and get more information at the Campus Recreation Web site.
Nominate Staff for the Student Service AwardDo you know a Loyola staff member who always goes above and beyond the call of duty to help students? Then nominate that person for the Student Service Award! Nominees must:
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