October 3, 2008

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Get the Fall Break Transportation Schedule

Get the Fall Break Transportation Schedule

Fall Break will be observed at Loyola October 6 - 7. The Fall Break shuttle schedule is as follows:
  • The last day of shuttle service before Fall Break is October 3.
  • There will be no shuttle service October 6 - 7.
  • Shuttle service will resume normal operating hours on October 8.
The last night of 8-Ride service before Fall Break is October 2. 8-Ride will resume normal operation October 7. To learn more about getting around Loyola, visit the Transportation Web site.

Kick Off LGBTQA Awareness Month

Celebrate 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 sclaros@luc.edu.

Register for the Student Leadership Institute

The 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 Events

Participate 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 Internships

Are 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 agitels@luc.edu, or attend an information session on one of the following dates:
  • October 17, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., Damen Hall, Room 966
  • October 28, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., Damen Hall, Room 966

Learn About the STEP: Food Systems Course

Discover 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:
  • Developing protocols for growing and distributing herbs to Loyola's cafeterias.
  • Working with Loyola's Division of Facilities Management to plan and implement University-wide composting.
  • Envisioning and planning a campus garden.
  • Leading compost outreach projects at local high schools.
  • Analyzing the availability of healthy foods in Rogers Park.
Get more information about CUERP and the STEP courses today! To learn how to register for a STEP course, contact Alison Varty at 773.508.8282 or avarty@luc.edu.

This Week’s Events and Deadlines

Create a Student Organization Video

Looking 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 pkelly5@luc.edu. 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 Ride

Join 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 agiron@luc.edu.

Participate in a Care Package Collection Campaign

Help 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 armedforcesclub@gmail.com.

Show Off Your Crib

Want 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 pkelly5@luc.edu.

Check Out a Seminar on Religion and Science

Go 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 jhollywood@as.arizona.edu.

Attend The Marketing of the President

Go 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:
  • Marketing of the President
  • Challenges Facing Female Candidates
  • Negative Political Ads: Do they work?
  • Ethical Considerations of Campaign Coverage
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kim Walsh at kwalsh6@luc.edu.

Attend a Discussion on Lincoln's Melancholy

Go 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 jlenik@luc.edu.

Be an Agent of Change

Participate 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 jconway1@luc.edu.

Contribute to a Food Drive

Donate 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 areich@luc.edu.

Upcoming Events

Go to the Annual County Fair

Celebrate 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 bgoodwin@luc.edu or April Boulter at aboulte@luc.edu.


Sign Up for Swimming Lessons at Halas

Halas 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 Award

Do 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:
  • Be current staff members in non-classroom roles who have been employed at Loyola for three years or more.
  • Display an ongoing commitment to providing expert service to students.
  • Show initiative and creativity.
  • Demonstrate exceptional individual or team contributions.
  • Work towards continuous improvement in student service.
Staff members play an integral role in supporting Loyola's day-to-day operations. Please take the time to nominate a deserving staff member for this award. The online nomination process began on September 22 and will continue through October 10.

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