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Upcoming Campus Events

Posted on February 25, 2013 in Events

This week on campus

Feb 26, 2013 (Joyce Center) 6:00-10:00pm.
Boxing: 83rd Annual Bengal Bouts Semis. Bengal Bouts is an annual Men’s Boxing tournament held by the University, the purpose of which is to raise money for the Holy Cross Missions in Bangladesh.

Feb 27, 2013 (DeBartolo Performing Arts Center) 7:00-8:30pm.
Concert: Metropolitan Opera’s Isabel Leonard, mezzo soprano. Highly acclaimed for her “passion intensity and remarkable vocal beauty” Isabel Leonard continues to make waves in the world of classical music both at home in the United States and abroad. Consists of South American songs followed by worlds of American composers.

Feb 27, 2013 (Andrews Auditorium, Geddes hall) 6:30-8:00pm.
Lecture: Making a Living Making a Difference Series: “Alta Gracia: Changing Lives One Shirt At A Time”. Joe Bozich is the CEO of Knights Apparel and founder of the Alta Gracia Project in the Dominican Republic. This event is proudly sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the Career Center, the Law School, Master of Nonprofit Administration, Master of Business Administration, Inspire, Net Impact, Higgins Labor Institute, and the Center for Social Concerns.

Feb 28, 2013 (CoMo)
Islam: Prayer from Around the World Series. Join Campus Ministry along with the Muslim Students Association of Notre Dame for this year’s Islam discussion and prayer in the Coleman-Morse Center student lounge.

March 1, 2013 (424 Flanner Hall) 3:30-4:30pm.
Lecture:“The Problem with Stereotypes”. A lecture by Clair Wills, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies

March 1, 2013 (Joyce Center) 6:00-10:00pm.
Boxing: 83rd Annual Bengal Bouts Finals.

March 2, 2013 (Fieldhouse Mall) 9:30-10:30.
Run: Race for the Heroes 5K or 10K run. All proceeds from the race will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization that supports wounded veterans. Registration begins at 8 a.m., the race starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Clarke Memorial Fountain (Race course loops around campus)

March 2, 2013 (Washington Hall) 7:00pm-10:00pm.
Concert: 55th Annual Collegiate jazz Festival. Performances by well-known jazz programs from around the country as well as ND’s own Jazz Band and its New Orleans Brass Band. Hosted in a Mardi Gras theme, tickets are free for students both nights.

March 3, 2013 (Basilica) 7:15-8:15pm.
Concert: Vespers Concert featuring the Notre Dame Folk Choir. The Notre Dame Folk Choir will sing following Sunday evening Vespers in the Lady Chapel of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. All are welcome to attend.

Future events

March 20, 2013 Internationl day of Happiness!
Movie: The film “Happy” will be screened to get people thinking positively and have some fun.

From the GRC: Love Your Body Week

Posted on February 24, 2013 in Events

This week is Love Your Body Week, so pick up your free “My Body Is ________” T-Shirt at one of the events! Subscribe to the GRC Twitter (@grcND) to get tweets of each day’s events!

  • Articles are due this week! Get published for the Time to Write journal (great resume-builder)!  Submissions should reflect on the nature of violence, how to prevent it and/or how to build a more just and humane society to promote and preserve human dignity. Submissions are due Thurs. Feb 28nd.

Featured Opportunities:

  • wants you! features national content on Style, Health, Love, Life, Politics and Careers. The commitment is a weekly article from you for one of the most viewed chapters in the country. If interested contact Lexi Lorenzo at

Love Your Body Week 2013 (Feb. 24 – Mar. 1) (sponsored by Student Government and the GRC):

Wednesday: February 27

  • Miss Representation Documentary Watch – Chipotle Dinner for first 120 people
    • DeBartolo Rm. 155 at 6:30-8:00pm
    • Powerful Documentary about the portrayal of women in the media
  • Weights and Strength Training: Personal Trainer Information Session
    • Rockne B020 at 5:00-6:00pm

Thursday: February 28th

  • Spa Day: Pamper Yourself
    • Dooley Room, First Floor LaFun 2:00-6:00pm
    • Free Manicures, Pedicures, and Massages by Salon Noveau

Friday: March 1st

  • Flourish Fashion Show
    • LaFun Ballroom 5:00-6:00pm
    • Flourish Boutique from South Bend holding fashion show with student(!) models and food. Flourish will be selling their clothes after the show

Upcoming Events from the Gender Relations Center

Posted on October 30, 2012 in Events

Oct. 29th – Nov. 2nd: Sexual Violence Awareness Week

• Oct 27-28 (Basilica) – Prayer Card Distributions at all the Masses

• Oct 29 – 6-7:30pm (South Dining Hall Hospitality Room) – Mystery Theatre Dinner – space is still available so come to this free meal and entertainment.  Costume optional – Co-Sponsors: Lyons Hall

• Oct 29 – 9:00pm (The Grotto) – Rosary at the Grotto

• Oct 30 – 10pm (Keough Hall) – Mass of Healing with Fr. Pete McCormick

• Oct 31 – (Main Floor, La Fortune) – T-Shirt and Ribbon Day – Pick up a FREE T-SHIRT in LaFortune!

• Nov 1 – (Notre Dame Stadium Press Box) – A Time to Heal Dinner – RSVP AVAILABLE! ( – ENDING SOON!

• Nov 2 – (Main Floor LaFortune) – Men Against Violence Ribbon Day

Rest of the Semester

• Nov. 7th – 7-8:30pm (Monogram Room, Joyce Center) – Sexuality and Catholicism: A Dialogue w/ Terry Nelson Johnson – Co-Sponsors: ND Christian Athletes, Keough Hall, Campus Ministry, Office of Student Welfare and Development – expecting a packed house so come early! – Free Pizza!

• Nov. 10th – 11am-2pm (Notre Dame Room, LaFun) – Fall 2012 Active Bystander Training – Free Lunch – RSVP REQUIRED!! – Sign up at the Mystery Theatre Dinner or at

• Nov. 29th – 6-7:30pm (Notre Dame Room, LaFun) – Signature Series: Where’s the Line?: The Spirituality of Relationships

Screening of “Bread and Roses”

Posted on April 30, 2012 in Events

In recognition of May Day, the Higgins Labor Studies and the Institute for Latino Studies are proud to present:

Bread and Roses (2000; dir. Ken Loach)
Wed., May 2, 7 pm, Browning Cinema at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Bread and Roses” tells the story of immigrant janitors in their quest for dignity and a voice on the job in 1990s Los Angeles.  The film dramatically showcases the link between the causes of labor and immigrant rights, and our program aims to bring together those whose teaching, research, service, and advocacy reflect those causes:  Higgins Labor Studies Program, Institute for Latino Studies, La Casa de Amistad, and the North Central Indiana AFL-CIO Council.  Following the film, we’ll have a panel discussion with participation from:

  • Cynthia Duarte, Fellow at the Institute for Latino Studies at Notre Dame and sociologist who specializes in immigration patterns and urban communities in the context of contemporary globalization.
  • Tony Flora, President of the North Central Indiana AFL-CIO Council, the federation of local labor unions in greater South Bend.
  • Marisel Moreno, Assistant Professor of Spanish at Notre Dame and a specialist in US Latino/a literature.
  • Rudy Monterrosa, immigration attorney, adjunct professor of law at ND, and president of the board of La Casa de Amistad, an organization providing educational, cultural, and advocacy services the Michiana Latino/a community.

This is a public screening, with tickets on sale through the Browning box office, but we have *complimentary tickets* as part of our agreement with the DPAC.  Rather than distributing those tickets by hand, we will keep a guest list.  Request a free ticket (or 2!) by emailing Dan Graff at  Hope you can join us!

Profiles on Standing against Hate: St. Mary’s College Straight and Gay Alliance

Posted on April 23, 2012 in Events

Join us to recognize the work that St. Mary’s College Straight and Gay Alliance has done on its campus to combat prejudice, intolerance, and homophobia, and for a discussion on the role that gay-straight alliance student groups play on faith-based campuses.

Monday, April 23rd at 7:30 pm

Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

The panel will include:

  • Sarah Medina Steimer, a 2006 graduate of SMC and the first president of the officially recognized SAGA;
  • Cristina Bueno, a current junior at SMC and president of SAGA;
  • Rebecca Jones, a current senior at SMC and vice-president of SAGA;
  • and Professor Mary Rose D’Angelo, an Associate Professor of Theology at Notre Dame.

This panel is brought to you by the Progressive Student Alliance, as part of the 4 to 5 Movement. Our wonderful sponsors are the Gender Studies Program, the College Democrats, and the Notre Dame Progressive Faculty Staff Alliance!

RSVP to the Facebook event here.

GRC Events 4/16-4/20

Posted on April 15, 2012 in Events

GRC Events through  4/20

4/19- Take Back the Night

7:30 pm Candlelight Vigil (Grotto)
8:00 pm Campus March
8:30 pm Speak Out, bonfire and hospitality (Holy Cross Hill)

Free t-shirts for the first 150 participants!**

Co-sponsored by Belles Against Violence Office at Saint Mary’s College, Men
Against Violence, CORE Council, and S-O-S of St. Joseph County

Rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse and domestic violence are often labeled “crimes of silence” because of low reporting rates and social discomfort with their public discussion. The purpose of Take Back the Night is literally for men and women to break the silence surrounding this violence with voices of prayer, chanting and the sharing of stories. It also gives the community an opportunity to do something publicly that takes a stand against the violence of rape and sexual assault done to people in the Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s community.

Survivors, allies and all other men and women in the Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s community are invited to attend.

4/20-Notre Dating: What happens after the Level One Date?

Dooley Room (LaFortune), 1:30-2:30 pm

Lunch will be provided.

After our most recent Notre Dating program, many students wanted to learn more about level 2 and 3 dating. We heard your feedback, and would like to open the discussion!

Facilitated by Dr. David Moss


*Ongoing GRC Announcements*

*Out of the Shadows Group continues weekly meetings*

A confidential on-campus support group for female survivors of unwanted sexual contact, sexual assault or rape.

Email for information:

Semana De La Mujer (Week of the Woman) Schedule

Posted on April 15, 2012 in Events

M.E.Ch.A. de Notre Dame is presenting the SECOND annual Semana De La Mujer (Week of the Woman) taking place April 16th to the 20th!! 🙂 

We will be having different events to celebrate the achievements and recognize the struggles of Latinas.

The events are as follows:

Monday April 16:
¡Tu Madre! Appreciate Her, Discussion aimed at fostering appreciation for our mothers, the women who have played a major role in shaping the people we are today
Geddes Coffee House

Tuesday April 17:
The Changing Role of Women in Family and Marriage, Discussion about how women’s roles as mothers, wives, sisters, daughters have transformed over the years and discussing what these roles are today
Dooley Room of Lafortune

Wednesday April 18:
The Three Chains: Womanhood, Race, and the Queer Experience, A student forum for open dialogue about the experiences of queer women of color. The event will serve as an open space to discuss the issues of being a minority within a minority within yet another minority
CoMo Student Lounge

Thursday April 19:
Women in Ballet Folklorico, A workshop and presentation displaying the traditional dresses and dance moves of ballet folklorico and what the clothes and movements represent about the women. We will be learning the women’s role in the dance and tradition
Lewis Hall Basement

Friday April 20:
La Quinceanera: A coming of age coming to an end? A discussion and workshop focusing on the coming-of-age ritual, the Quinceanera, taking a look at the history and original significance, what it means today to be a “mujer”, and what we want it to become in the future
Geddes Coffe House

Come to as many days as you can! Or whichever you’re most interested in!
FOOD! will be available at all the events!!

Hope to see you all there! 🙂

Contact with any questions you may have

StaND Against Hate Week Schedule

Posted on April 15, 2012 in Events

The Core Council for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Students is proud to announce the events for StaND Against Hate Week 2012!

Monday, April 16:

Film Screening — “Out In The Silence”
Documentary of a gay teen’s battle after his brutal attacking in a small town
Hesburgh Library // Carey Auditorium
7-9 pm

Tuesday, April 17:

Sarah Brook (’03) — NYC Anti-Violence Project
“In Violence We Forget Who We Are” — Presentation and panel discussion
Geddes Hall // Andrews Auditorium
7-9 pm

Wednesday, April 18:

Poetry Slam

*co-sponsered by PSA*

*Coffee & refreshments served*
104 Coleman-Morse Center
7-9 pm

Thursday, April 19:

FREE T-Shirt Distribution
Fieldhouse Mall
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Take Back the Night March
7:30 pm – Candlelight Vigil at the Grotto
8:00 pm – March to Holy Cross Hill
8:30 pm – Bonfire & speak out

Friday, April 20:

Silent Procession from Main Building to Geddes Hall for Prayer Service
*Refreshments to follow*
3-4 pm

StaND Against Hate Week 2012 sponsors:

Core Council for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Students // Office of Student Affairs // Office of the President // Student Government // Graduate Student Union

PSA Events This Week: 4/10 – 4/14

Posted on April 10, 2012 in Events

Diane Ravitch Lecture on Education

Tuesday, April 10, 7:00pm in the McCartan Court Room of the ND Law School

Diane Ravitch, author of The Life and Death of the Great American School System, will give a lecture this evening at 7:00pm in the McCartan Court Room of the ND Law School.  There are no tickets for the event and seating is first come first serve.  Diane’s speech is sure to be compelling and I’d encourage all of you to attend.  Please also spread the word in your classes tomorrow.  It would be great to have the auditorium filled for someone as insightful and bold as Ravitch.

Ravitch recently won the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences in 2011 for her “careful use of social science research for the public good.”


“Blogging the Crisis”

The Higgins Labor Studies Program is pleased to announce the next installment of its Labor Research Workshop:

David Ruccio, Professor of Economics, “Blogging the Crisis”

Thursday, April 12, 5:00pm, in the Geddes Hall Coffeehouse

Since the summer of 2009, David F. Ruccio has been writing a blog on inequality, crisis, and many other aspects of the Second Great Depression. He will discuss the history of the blog – titled Occasional Links and Commentary on Economics, Culture, and Society — as well as what he has learned from its successes and failures.  Participants are encouraged to browse the blog prior to the workshop — and to come with questions, comments, and suggestions.


HolyVotes: The Debate of the Century
Rosato v. Sims v. Muñoz v. Desch

Thursday, April 12, 7:30pm, in Washington Hall


Small government? A social safety net? A log cabin and a shotgun in the woods?

What form of government best serves our goals and values as Catholics and citizens?

*How should Catholics Vote?*


The Democrat position will be presented by the modern day FDR, the Truman of our times, the JFK2012….

Sebastian Rosato

The Republican view will be laid out by the Lincoln of the natural log, the ND Economist Reagan would have wanted….

Eric Sims

The Libertarian on stage will be coached by Ayn Rand and Milton Friedman. Thoreau and Ron Paul would be no match for…

Vincent Muñoz

The ultra-moderate, temperate, and consistently well-dressed moderator will be the one and only head of PoliSci…

Michael Desch


Tickets will be available to the ND Community beginning at 9am on Wednesday, April 4th, at the LaFortune Box Office.


Click here to RSVP to the Facebook event.

***There is a block of 20 tickets for PSA members, and it would be awesome if we could have a strong showing there that night, wearing our 4 to 5 Movement t-shirts.  If PSA has 20 people there, then there may be a shout out to the 4 to 5 Movement!***

Million Hoodie March for Trayvon Martin

Posted on March 28, 2012 in Events


Trayvon Martin, a 17-year old kid in Sanford, Florida, was shot dead over one month ago.  The man who shot him has not been arrested.  Millions across the country have been gathering, wearing hoodies to express outrage at Trayvon’s death, and to call for the arrest of George Zimmerman.

Thursday, March 29, there will be a Million Hoodie March in South Bend.  Members of PSA are encouraged to attend and to bring a friend. If you would like to split a cab with other PSA members, please arrive at Main Circle at 5:00 pm in a hoodie!  Please RSVP to the PSA email so that we know how many cabs to get.

“The purpose of this march is to join in solidarity with those in this community and around the country.  In a spirit of unity, we will gather to affirm that every person in this community is valuable.  This is a peaceful and respectful gathering.”