Friday September 15, 2006

A Little Bit of Everything for Campus

Politics, law, church and state, stopping hate, and jamming and running for a cause among the topics and events during the next month and a half on campus.

AN INSIDE LOOK AT A LARGE WASHINGTON, D.C., LAW FIRM - Teddy Roosevelt's grandson and University of Pennsylvania law professor, Kermit Roosevelt, will speak from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at the University of Dayton School of Law's Keller Hall. It is free and open to the public. Roosevelt will discuss his book - In the Shadow of the Law: A Novel - which is about lawyers in a Washington, D.C., law firm handling two major cases. Roosevelt specializes in constitutional law, federal jurisdiction and the conflict of laws.

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT CHURCH AND STATE? - The Rev. James L. Heft, S.M., president of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies and the former UD professor of faith and culture, will address "Politics and Religion: The Catholic Contribution" at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, in the Sears Recital Hall on UD's campus. Heft will discuss the following topics. Do biblical texts support the separation of church and state? Won't the poor always be with us? What about the 54 Catholic democrats in Congress who recently explained their faith and politics? What did the June meeting of the Catholic bishops say about pro-choice Catholic politicians?

LAW SCHOOL TO CELEBRATE RED MASS SEPT. 24 - The UD School of Law and Catholic judges of the Dayton area will celebrate a Red Mass at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at UD's Immaculate Conception Chapel. Daniel Pilarczyk, archbishop of Cincinnati, will celebrate the Mass, which is open to the public. It will be the first time UD has hosted the Mass that legal professionals and academics nationwide hold annually to request guidance from the Holy Spirit for all who seek justice. Red Masses usually coincide with the opening of the U.S. Supreme Court on the first Monday in October. Members of Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court and other government officials have a Red Mass annually in the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C.

STOP HATE WEEK AT UD SEPT. 25-29 - In its second year, STOP HATE Week [http://stophate.udayton.edu/StopHateWeek.php] is designed to create awareness of bias and hate. The week also provides information about the availability of UD's Web site as a safe place to report incidents of bias and hate. Events during the week include movies with themes surrounding gender, race, sexual orientation and ethnicity - "North Country," "A Day Without a Mexican," "Hotel Rwanda," "Transamerica" and "Crash" - and panel discussions and talks. A dialogue with students - "Who Do You Think I Am?" - will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in ArtStreet Gallery Studio D. Journalist Helen Zia, who has covered Asian American communities, sexuality and social and political movement, will discuss "From 'Minority' to 'Majority,' Invisible to Envisioning: Diversity Challenges and Other Evils" at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in the Kennedy Union ballroom. Zia also wrote Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People. Chris Duncan, chair of UD's political science department, will discuss "Pushing Bricks, Building Cathedrals and Stopping Hate: What's Love Got to Do with It?" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in the Kennedy Union ballroom.The week concludes with a Unity Mass at noon Friday, Sept. 29, at UD's Immaculate Conception Chapel. For more information, call Jessica Gonzalez at 937-229-3968.

10TH ANNUAL CONCERT AT UD WILL BENEFIT BREAST CANCER RESEARCH - Zeta Tau Alpha sorority will hold its FREEFAHL [http://campus.udayton.edu/~zta/freefahl.htm] - Forever Reminding and Educating Every Female About Healthy Living - concert from 4:30-11 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, in the University of Dayton's Humanities Plaza. Tickets are $6 in advance and $7 the day of the event. The event is open to the public. "Chill and Grill" is this year's theme. Featured artists include Hayward Williams, Damn The Torpedoes, Matt Saggio, James Wade, Julie Roth, From Midnight On and Red Wanting Blue. All proceeds go to breast cancer education and awareness. For more information or to purchase tickets, e-mail ztafreefahl@yahoo.com, or call Erin Rickert at 262-442-3803 or Caitlin Boyle at 440-227-7074.

UD 5K RACE TO BENEFIT THE OTHER PLACE - The Frericks 5K starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, which is during UD's Parents Weekend, in front of UD's Frericks Center. The race, which is run though UD's campus, costs $15 when registering before Oct. 20 and $20 if registering after Oct. 20. Early registrants will receive a race T-shirt. Runners can apply at http://www.keysports.net. It is open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to donate a pair sneakers for The Other Place, a local homeless shelter. Awards will be presented to the top male and female finishers in the following divisions: 10 and younger, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74 and 75 and older. Food and drinks will be provided after the race. For more information, contact Andrew Zeller at 513-379-6737.