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Saturday, 25 October 2014


Fordham Conversations: Things that Scare Us

Jim Faro, co-creator of the haunted attraction Blood Manor, will talk about designing a haunted house, his love of horror, and how to hire a demon on Craigslist. Then, Fordham psychology professor Dean McKay, Ph.D., will talk about a virtual reality experiment designed to help people overcome their phobias.

7 a.m. | WFUV-FM (90.7) or

Contact: Robin Shannon, 718-817-4557


Children’s Halloween Costume Party and Parade

The Fordham University Association will host their first Halloween party featuring pumpkin crafts, apple cider and doughnuts, and a costume parade for children and parents.

10 a.m. | O’Keefe Commons, O’Hare Hall, Rose Hill Campus

Contact: Grant Grastorf, 914-367-3202,


Sunday, 26 October 2014


Lecture: The Song of the Singing Assembly: Finding the Theological Pulse of a Hymn Text

Speaker: Judith Kubicki, C.S.S.F., associate professor of theology, will talk about hymn texts. Part of the 2014 Julio Burunat, Ph.D., Memorial Lecture. Dinner will be provided.

5:15 p.m. | 12th-floor Lounge/Corrigan Conference Center, Lowenstein Center, Lincoln Center Campus


Monday, 27 October 2014


It’s in the Bag: Children’s Food Drive Event

Fordham’s Graduate School of Social Service presents a food drive event that will run through Oct. 30 to support People to People’s “It’s in the Bag” program, which helps alleviate childhood hunger in Rockland County. Non-perishable food items only. For complete details, visit People to People’s website.

7 a.m.- 9 p.m. | Lobby, Westchester Campus


Thanksgiving Food Drive

Campus Ministry and the Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice present a holiday food drive that will run through Nov. 21. All non-perishable, canned, and baby food accepted. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Checks can be made payable to Campus Ministry.

9 a.m.- 9 p.m. | Lobby and Room 102, McGinley Center, Rose Hill Campus

9 a.m.- 9 p.m. | Plaza and LL 217, Lowenstein Center, Lincoln Center Campus

9 a.m.- 9 p.m. | Room 133, Lobby, and Cafeteria, Westchester Campus


Out in the Workplace

The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Fordham Career Services will host a networking opportunity that aims to share ways to build inclusive environments for LGBT employees, students, and allies. Following the networking event will be a panel presentation of corporate and higher education professionals and students. The event will end with community-based resources for all participants.

5:30 p.m. | Platt Atrium, Lincoln Center Campus

Contact: Juan Carlos Matos 212-930-8834

Discussion: Living Together: Our Future, An Interreligious Meeting

Panelists: Rabbi Ephraim Gabbai, assistant director of interreligious and intergroup relations for AJC Global Jewish Advocacy, Imam Shamsi Ali, director of Jamaica Muslim Center in Queens, and Fr. Fady Abdulahad, parish priest of St. Aphraim Syriac Orthodox Church, will reflect on the possibilities and challenges of living together while practicing different faiths. A candlelight vigil will follow. Sponsored by the Community of Sant’Egidio and the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education. For complete details, visit the event page.

6 p.m. | O’Keefe Commons, O’Hare Hall, Rose Hill Campus


President’s Council Lecture: A Conversation with Ken Langone

Speaker: Ken Langone, co-founder of The Home Depot, will talk about his business success and the optimism he has for today’s youth. For complete details, visit the event page.

6:30 p.m. | Keating First Auditorium, Keating Hall, Rose Hill Campus


Daily Masses

To view all three campuses’ daily Masses, visit Campus Ministry’s website.


Athletic Events

To view schedules, visit the Fordham Sports website


News Flash


Fordham and Catholic Extension Reach Out to Marginalized Church Members

Bishop Emeritus John Kevin Boland, GRE ’91, Shay Auerbach, S.J., GRE ’92, and Veronica Rayas, Ph.D., GRE ’07, gathered at Rose Hill on Oct. 22 to share their experiences of working with the poorest of America’s Catholics. For complete details, read the article on Fordham’s news page.


President's Council Roundtables Spotlight Leadership, Education, and Career Success

On Oct. 21, 22 members of Fordham’s President’s Council joined young alumni and Fordham students to discuss the value of a liberal arts education and “love-driven” leadership. For complete details, read the article on Fordham’s news blog.


Bronx Historian's Archives Left to Fordham

The late Bronx historian Morgan Powell’s book collection now joins his previously donated archives to the Bronx African American History Project of the Fordham University Archives. For complete details, read the article on Fordham’s news blog.


Professor Thomas Lee Elected to American Law Institute

Fordham Law professor Thomas Lee has been elected to the American Law Institute. For complete details, read the article on Fordham Law’s news page.


Save The Date


Science Council Lecture: Needle in a Haystack Research Projects for Environmental Protection: Two Down and One To Go

Dan Molloy, Ph.D., research scientist at the University at Albany, will talk about his research on biocontrol agents for pests on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. in the 12th-floor Lounge/Corrigan Conference Center, Lowenstein Center, Lincoln Center Campus. For complete details, visit the event page.



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