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Celebrate Spirit! 2014

Celebrate Spirity

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

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Celebrate Spirit! is the official welcome to the new school year for UDM faculty, staff and students. The service will take place in Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus. Celebrate Spirit! welcomes people of all faith traditions to ask God's blessing on the new school year.  Find out more about this tradition that goes back to the Middle Ages.

2014 Theme: "Reflect • Imagine • Transform"

This year's Celebrate Spirit! service is co-sponsored by University Ministry, CLAE Humanities Departments and the Jesuit Community at UDM.

Guest Speaker: Fatemeh Keshavarz, Ph.D.

Fatemeh KeshavarzThe Roshan Institute Center for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland

This year's Celebrate Spirit! speaker is Fatemeh Keshavarz, Ph.D., the Roshan Institute chair in Persian Language and Literature and director of the Roshan Institute Center for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland — read more.

Schedule of Events

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Presentation by Fatemeh Keshavarz, Ph.D.

Mass of the Holy Spirit at Calihan Hall led by Rev. Simon Hendry, S.J., welcoming people of all faith traditions to ask God’s blessings on the new school year.

1:00 p.m.
Picnic / Tours / Student Organization Fair
The Student Organization Fair, to acquaint students on ways to get involved in students activities, will be held around the Fountain Lounge.

Special thanks to Chrysler as the corporate sponsor of the Celebrate Spirit! picnic.
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2:30 p.m. - McNichols Campus classes resume

Open Choir Rehearsal

Choir rehearsals will be held Thursday, Aug. 28 and Thursday, Sept. 4 from 12:45 to 2 p.m.,  in the St. Ignatius Chapel, in the Commerce & Finance Building.

The McNichols Campus class schedule will be changed on Sept. 11 to accommodate Celebrate Spirit! attendance. Also, food service in The Loft and Titan Dining Room will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.