Undergraduate Events

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Fall 2014

Yale Divinity School Recruiting

Sean McAvoy invites you to an information session about YDS's graduate programs. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Charlotte.Radler@lmu.edu. This event is not only meant for seniors - - it is never too early to begin to think about graduate school options!

Monday, September 8 at 3:30 pm
Theological Studies Village, UH3700
Window table


Welcome Back Lunch for Theological Studies Majors/Minors

Theological Studies invites students, faculty, and staff to a "Welcome Back" lunch in the Theology Village @ convo on Tuesday, September 9.  There will be lots of good food (C&O Trattoria - you know you can't resisit the garlic roles!) and conversation.  Please do not miss this opportunity to meet other majors and minors as well as the Theology faculty and staff.  Please feel free to bring friends as well.   RSVP by Friday, September 5 to Charlotte.Radler@lmu.edu.


Yoga Studies Event:  Wah!'s Healing Concert

Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Ahmanson Theater, UH1000
Loyola Marymount University

The Healing Concert is an evening immersion into Wah!'s beautiful, meditative music with calming "Blisslights."  It is an invitation to access deep relaxation, natural healing, and rejuvenation.  An accomplished musician, author, and one of the founders and leaders of today's World Music movement, Wah! has performed with Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer and Neale Donald Walsch.  Her second book, Healing:  A Vibrational Exchange explores ways you can create more space and healing in your life.  Wah! awakens a journey of love and expansion through her music.


Yoga Studies Event:  The Doshi Bridgebuilder Award Ceremony

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Ahmanson Theater, UH1000
Loyola Marymount University

The 2014 recipient of the Doshi Family Bridgebuilder Award at Loyola Marymount University is biologist Rubert Sheldrake, Ph.d., author of more than 80 scientific papers and 10 books, including "Science Set Free."  Sheldrake's career has been devoted to building a bridge between scientific investigation and spiritual inquiry.  Sheldrake pioneered the study of morphic resonance - that all life is connected - and making ethical decisions that factor in far-reaching consequences.  Eric Strauss, President Professor of Biology at LMU and director of the Ballona Discovery Center, will respond to Sheldrake's keynote address.  RSVP online at http://bellarmine.lmu.edu/yoga/events/.

The Doshi Family Bridgebuilder Award, named for its benefactors, Navin and Pratima Doshi, is given annually to honor an individual or organization dedicated to fostering understanding between cultures, peoples and disciplines.  Past Doshi Bridgebuilder Award recipients are:  Dr. Karan Singh, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Huston Smith, Greg Mortenson, Thich Nhat Hanh, Zubin Mehta and Deepak Chopra.


The Annual Charles S. Casassa, S.J., Lecture:  "The Francis Factor:  Anthropological Reflections on the Contemporary Church," by Rev. Gerald A. Arbuckle, S.M., Ph.D.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 4:00-6:00 pm
Ahmanson Auditorium, UH1000
Loyola Marymount University

Free and open to the public.  No RSVP required.  Campus parking fees apply.

What has happened to the worldwide Catholic Church in the year and a half of Pope Francis' papacy?  Father Arbuckle gives a fresh, original interpretation of the significance of the transformation that is currently underway using insights from cultural anthropology.  His incisive description of the post-Vatican II era provides many clues regarding where the Church is today and where it is going under a reformer pope.  Respondents Susan Abraham and Anselm Min will give feedback from contemporary theological perspectives. 


Boston College Recruiting

Brian Niemiec, Assistant Director of Admissions at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, will be in the THST Village from 4-5 pm on Wednesday, October 15 to address questions about BC's programs, financial aid, and the admission process.  this is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about BC; please consider attending the session even if you are still discerning the possibility of further graduate studies.


ISIS:  In the Name of Islam?

A special event co-sponsored by The Institute for Religious Tolerance, Peace and Justice, Society to Offer Prosperity and Peace (STOPP), Endorsed by Syrian Christians for Peace, and Hosted by Loyola Marymount University Campus Ministry.

Panelists include:  Amir Hussain, Ph.D., Department of Theology, Najwa al-Qattan, Ph.D., Department of History, Feryal Cherif, Ph.D., Department of Political Science, SimonMary Aihiokhai, Ph.D., Department of Theology, and Moderator L. Arik Greenberg, Ph.D., Department of Theology.  Special Remarks by Mohammed Khan, STOPP.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Seaver Hall, 200, Loyola Marymount University

Free admission


An Informal Conversation with Vatican II Scholar, Dr. Massimo Faggioli

Thursday, October 16 at 3:00 pm
in the Theological Studies Village

The topic will be "The Church of Pope Francis"

Light refreshments will be served.


 Vatican II at 50:  "50 Years of Liturgical Reform. Beyond Vatican II Nominalism"

by Dr. Massimo Faggioli

50 years is a significant period of time to assess a reform in the life of the Church.  The anniversary of the liturgical reform is particularly important as the issue of different "liturgical cultures" in the Catholic Church has been at the center of the debate on the legacy of Vatican II.  In a time of change of priorities in the Church with the pontificate of Francis, it is time to reassess what remains of the clashes around the liturgical reform.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Roski Dining Center, University Hall
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, Ca  90045 

Please SAVE THE DATE for the fifth forum of the eight-part "Vatican II @ 50:  A Symposium," sponsored by Loyola Marymount University and Mount St. Mary's College.   

Event is free and open to the public; online RSVP will be available in mid August.  For more information click here


Theology Fall Movie Extravaganza
at the home of Drs. Rothchild and

Featuring a giant inflatable outdoor movie screen, pizza, popcorn, s'mores & massive amounts of Halloween candy!

Thursday October 23 @ 7:00 pm 

What:  DOGMA (starring mad-cap angels, muses and a special guest appearance by God)

Who:  YOU!  Theology Majors/Minors, Faculty & Staff; also your Friends, Partner & Family (a kid-friendly movie will screen inside the house)

RSVP to Charlotte Radler by clicking here

Bring warm clothes!


The Virgin of Guadalupe:  Processions and Pilgrimages

November 14, 12:15
Murphy Recital Hall

Dr. Karen Mary Davalos, professor of Chicana/o Studies, Dr. Kirsten Noreen, professor of Art History, and Dr. David Sanchez, associate professor of Theological Studies will offer different perspectives on the Virgin of Guadalupe, processions, and pilgrimages.  This talk is co-organized by the Laband Art Gallery and KaeidoLA:  The Speaker Series of the Department of Art and Art History.  For more information on the full series entitled "Following the Prescribed Path:  Seven Artists Venture Out Into the World," please click here