Don’t Have a Scary Halloween

30 10 2009

United Student Government, in conjunction with Peer Educators, would like to encourage Fordham students to be mindful of their alcohol consumption when celebrating Halloween this weekend. Students are also advised to stay in groups when traveling off campus in the early morning hours, and to look out for each other as always. Don’t have a scary Halloween.


H1N1 Vaccines Available to All Students

30 10 2009


United Student Government has been working closely with the Rose Hill’s Student Health Center regarding the availability of H1N1 “Swine Flu” vaccine. Starting Monday, November 2nd, a nasal spray version of the vaccine will be available at the health office at the following times:

Monday, November 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, November 3, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, November 4, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, November 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All healthy students are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible. The vaccine costs $15, although this may be waived in certain circumstances. Vaccine will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis at the Student Health Center. Please contact the Student Health Center at x4160 with any questions or concerns.

The Crusader Cup

30 10 2009

Come out and support Fordham University’s football team this Halloween as they fight to reclaim the Crusader Cup, a historic trophy that will be awarded to the victor of this year’s football game. Join your friends and members of the Fordham community as we celebrate this heated rivalry between one of our sister Jesuit institutions.

Fordham to Honor Ecumenical Patriarch

27 10 2009

Fordham University will present an honorary degree to His All Holiness Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, in a ceremony today.

His All Holiness, Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch.
Photo courtesy of Greek Archdiocese of America

The Ecumenical Patriarch, the 270th successor of the 2,000-year-old Christian Church founded by St. Andrew, will receive a doctorate of laws, honoris causa, at a ceremony to be held at the University Church on Fordham’s Rose Hill campus.

“We are honored, of course, to receive the Ecumenical Patriarch here at Fordham,” said Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham. “His All Holiness instructs us in ecumenism and tolerance, in stewardship of the Earth and in fearless defense of faith. Therefore, we welcome Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and look forward to ever-stronger ties between the Orthodox Christian and Catholic churches.”

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrived in the United States on Oct. 17 and will stay until Nov. 5. He began his trip in Memphis, Tenn., by leading his Eighth International Environmental Symposium, this time addressing the needs of the Mississippi River. He then traveled to New York City, where he celebrated several liturgies before today’s honorary degree ceremony.

In addition to the honorary doctorate, the Ecumencial Patriarch will receive a rose developed in his honor when he meets with students at a private reception. The rose, named “Bartholomew,” was developed by noted horticulturist Robert Neil Rippetoe. The bright red rose cultivar was created at the Roses Unlimited lab in Laurens, S.C., using some of the latest advances in rose breeding science. It will be registered under the name Bartholemew with the American Rose Society.

The Ecumenical Patriarch has occupied the First Throne of the Orthodox Christian Church since 1991. He is the spiritual leader of 300 million Orthodox Christians throughout the world, and has worked in close and brotherly association with two Popes, John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

A citizen of Turkey, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s personal experience provides him a unique perspective on the continuing dialogue among the Christian, Islamic and Jewish worlds. He works to advance reconciliation among Catholic, Muslim and Orthodox communities and is supportive of peace building measures to diffuse global conflict in the region.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew co-sponsored the 1994 Peace and Tolerance Conference in Istanbul. His efforts in environmental awareness, including the organizing of several environmental seminars, are highly noted, earning him the title “Green Patriarch.”

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 14,700 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in Westchester, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

Library Hours Extended

23 10 2009

Dear Friends,

I am proud to report that Dean Latham has informed me that the hours of Walsh Family Library’s Late Night Zone will be extended to 2:00am from Monday-Thursday and Sunday, now throughout the Spring 2010 term, effective immediately. This step was made possible by the generous and considerate support of Fordham College and the College of Business Administration, who will be allocating some of the funding from their discretionary budgets to offset the costs of keeping the library open.

As many of you know, students from USG, PSJ, and other groups have been working very hard on this initiative for many weeks. While we still have much work to do, already your dedication and support has born fruit, that will soon enhance the academic experience of our community.

This first step is a significant victory that shows the power and effectiveness of organized student action. A very productive meeting with VP Freedman took place two weeks ago, and he has agreed to further discuss the suggestions outlined in USG Resolution 019-09 in order to eventually bring this space back to it’s original full operating hours. More details will follow in the coming days about a student forum that VP Freedman will be speaking at, which will be held at a future meeting of United Student Government.

Keep up the great work and thank you for your continued interest, energy, and support.


Senior Night Now Includes All Seniors!

22 10 2009

Thursday marks the first Senior Night in history that allows ALL CBA and FCRH Seniors to attend our event, both 21 and older and under 21!  Depending on arrival times, seniors will have the opportunity to buy up to 4 drink tickets! Hope to see all seniors there.