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Loyola’s first Mission Week to celebrate Jesuit and Maryland heritage

| By Stephanie Weaver
Maryland Day

Loyola University Maryland will host Mission Week, 10 days of events and activities related to Loyola’s mission, to celebrate the University’s Jesuit and Maryland heritage from March 17-26.

The creation of Loyola’s Mission Week was inspired by the strategic plan, The Ignatian Compass, which calls the Loyola community to engage more fully with the University’s Ignatian mission.

Loyola will celebrate Maryland Day—an annual tradition—on March 23, honoring employees who have achieved key milestones at the institution. That day will serve as the cornerstone of the 10 days of events and activities of Mission Week.

Mission Week events that are free and open to the public are:

  • “American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference” with author Bryan Stevenson on Monday, March 19, at 6 McGuire Hall
  • “Purpose is the New Bottom Line” with Casey Gerald, founder and former CEO of MBAs Across America, on Tuesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. in McManus Theatre
  • The Maryland Day Convocation, which celebrates Loyola's commitment to the State of Maryland, the Jesuit heritage of the University, and the historic and ongoing contributions of the Society of Jesus to the state. The Convocation brings together members of the Loyola community, as well as the local community, for a celebration of awards and a speaker who can inspire and challenge the campus community. This year's Convocation will feature author and advocate Mark Shriver and be held on Friday, March 23, at 1:30 p.m. in McGuire Hall.
  • “Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues” with Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ, on Monday March 26, at 7 p.m. in McGuire Hall

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