Office of Spiritual Life and Service Learning Archive

  • Help the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

    Help the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

    Typhoon Haiyan slammed into six central Philippine islands on November 8, decimating buildings and homes and claiming thousands of lives. Hundreds of thousands of people are in desperate need of assistance.

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  • Seeking Sanctuary: Discussion Regarding LGBTQ Students in Ugandan Catholic High Schools Featuring Michael Maher

    Seeking Sanctuary: Discussion Regarding LGBTQ Students in Ugandan Catholic High Schools Featuring Michael Maher

    Attend a discussion led by Michael Maher, author of Being Gay and Lesbian in a Catholic High School: Beyond the Uniform, for a discussion at 12:45 pm on Thursday, October 24, 2013 in the McCormick Tribune Campus Center Auditorium regarding his experiences and research in Uganda with the LGBTQ and Catholic communities.

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    Plan to Attend the 2013 Volunteer Service Fair

    Join the IIT community at the third annual Volunteer Service Fair! This event will be during Welcome Week, on Saturday, August 17, from noon–2:00 pm on the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) Bridge. Chicago-area organizations such as the Girl Scouts, Chicago HOPE, Aquinas Literacy Center and many more will be on hand to recruit volunteers for their organizations. Each organization will have a table in the MTCC Bridge corridor. Speak with representatives and learn more about how to get involved in community service in Chicago, particularly in communities surrounding IIT. Giving back complements your academic or work experience in fulfilling and rewarding ways!

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    Sign Up to Volunteer at the 5th Annual Big Event

    Join IIT students, university employees and alumni to give back to Chicago at the 5th annual Big Event on Saturday April 20 It's the biggest single service event at IIT, and this year, there are additional Friday night (April 19) and Saturday night options for you to volunteer.

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    “Delicious Peace” Grows in a Ugandan Coffee Bean Film Screening and Fair Trade Raffle

    "Delicious Peace" tells the story of Christian, Muslim and Jewish farmers in a small Ugandan village who put aside their differences to form the Delicious Peace Coffee Cooperative, hoping to improve their lives and provide for their families. The co-op was able to expand and flourish after establishing a partnership with a fair trade buyer in the United States. Join us for this free event, to be held on Wednesday, April 3 from 6:30–8:00 pm in the MTCC Auditorium, to celebrate the interfaith work of Delicious Peace. Tasty fair trade refreshments will be provided!

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  • Be Blue for Better Together Day

    Be Blue for Better Together Day

    On Thursday, April 4, people across the country will wear blue on Better Together Day to raise awareness about the importance of interfaith cooperation. People of different religious and non-religious backgrounds will mobilize their campuses, communities and companies to show the world we are better together. The Office of Spiritual Life and Service Learning and IIT's Better Together student organization invite you to join them in celebrating Better Together Day! Come over to the MTCC Bridge on the IIT Main Campus during the lunch and dinner hours and sign the #BeBlue pledge. Don't have anything blue? No worries! The first 120 people to sign the pledge will get a blue "Better Together" bracelet!

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    Unlocking the Universe: Henrietta Leavitt

    The Office of Spiritual Life and Service Learning invites the IIT community to a special event in celebration of Women's History Month.

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    Muslim Journeys Film Screening: “Prince of Slaves”

    Students, staff and faculty are invited to view the film "Prince Among Slaves" which recounts the true story of an African Muslim prince who was captured and sold into slavery in the American South. After 40 years of enslavement, he regained his freedom, became a national celebrity and dined in the White House. This is an incredible story about an incredible man who endured the humiliation of slavery without losing his dignity or his hope for freedom. The film will be shown on Thursday, February 28 from 3:00-6:00 pm in the MTCC Auditorium.

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    IIT Oxfam Hunger Banquet

    At this interactive event, the place where you sit, and the meal that you eat, are determined by the luck of the draw—just as in real life some of us are born into relative prosperity and others into poverty.

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    Vigil for Syria Today, Friday, January 18

    Please join the Office of Spiritual Life and Service Learning at a vigil to honor and remember those lost on January 15 at the University of Aleppo in Syria. A vigil will be held today, Friday, January 18 at 5:30 pm at the Volleyball Court on the South Lawn of the MTCC.

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