August 11, 2011

Celebrate the Spirit-September 6, 2011

From John T. Day, Academic Vice President

I invite and encourage everyone to “Celebrate the Spirit” on Tuesday, September 6, 2011.

A rich aspect of the Jesuit tradition is to inaugurate each academic year with an occasion for convening the community for the purpose of a shared, spiritual celebration of the challenging semesters ahead.  This celebration takes place on Jesuit campuses across the nation and around the world.

While the John Carroll community represents a number of faith traditions, this celebration unites us in one communal quest for the gift of wisdom and compassion for our faculties, staff, and students.

Our Fall 2011 “Celebrate the Spirit” will be held on Tuesday, September 6 – the day that marks the 125th anniversary of the first day of classes at John Carroll in 1886. As part of the special anniversary celebration, the Mass of the Holy Spirit will be celebrated at 4 p.m. in Gesu Church located on Miramar Blvd., across from Rodman Hall. A “human formation 125” photo and a BBQ dinner will follow the liturgy.

Students, staff, faculty, and administrators are invited to participate. I ask department chairs and/or secretaries to distribute copies of this memo to part-time lecturers and others who may not receive it.

While no classes will be canceled that day, most afternoon and evening classes will be abbreviated so as to create a free period lasting from 4 to 6:30 p.m. No classes or labs are to be held during that two-and-a-half-hour period.

The most common class adjustments appear below. If your class falls outside of these meeting times, again, please click here to see the full schedule.

Special thanks to the “Celebrate the Spirit” Committee, the 125th Anniversary Committee, and to all who contribute to making this a meaningful event for the John Carroll community.

Original Class Time

12:30-1:45 p.m.

2:00-3:15 p.m.

3:30-4:45 p.m.

5:00-6:15 p.m.

6:30-7:45 p.m.

09-06-11 Class Time

12:30-1:20 p.m.

1:30-2:20 p.m.

2:30-3:45 p.m.

6:30-7:20 p.m.

7:30-8:45 p.m.