Student News

2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Valparaiso University’s events start on January 16 and continue through January 24.  The theme this year is “Building Bridges: Dream. Dialogue. Service.” to evaluate work that serves, communicates or connects with Dr. King’s mission. Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, will be the featured speaker at Convocation at 10:00 am in the Chapel of the Resurrection. For more information visit the MLK website

MLK events include the Mock Debate by current law students, Speaker Karen Freeman Wilson, Mayor of the city of Gary, screenings of the documentary “Waging Peace”, a luncheon and a variety of Focus Sessions to attend following the Convocation on MLK Day, and a public service event “Talk To A Lawyer” hosted by the NW Indiana Volunteer Lawyers and IN State Bar Assoc.

Friday, January 18: Click on the following link to register for the 2013 Community Conversations – You Might Be Surprised, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., at various locations in Valparaiso.  Join with other members of our community in a dialogue about core values, faith and service; Learn about common values across a variety of faith traditions; Identify an action step to demonstrate your personal commitment to cross-cultural and interfaith dialogue.”

Wednesday, January 23: Attend the annual MLK Day Mock Debate; first year law students will debate “Affirmative Action in Higher Education”. Wesemann Hall at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 24:  Law School MLK Day Speaker, Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson, will present “A Dream to a More Perfect Union”. Her lecture will give concrete ways to preserve Dr. King’s dream by bringing his words to life through our actions. Wesemann Hall at 4:00 p.m.  For more information: MLK Lecture

For more details, the 2013 MLK program and Focus Sessions Information are online at: MLK Program

MLK Luncheon Tickets can be purchased at the Union Welcome Desk from January 14 at 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., on MLK Day.  Tickets are $13; with VU student ID $10-meal plan included. For more information: MLK Luncheon

Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture

Featuring Speaker Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary, Indiana

From A Dream to a More Perfect Union

Thursday, January 24, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Tabor Classroom

For more information about this event: MLK Lecture

To RSVP for this event: RSVP

Coffee and Career Chat with Gary Mayor, Karen Freeman-Wilson

On Thursday, January 24, in the St. Louis Room from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., join Karen Freeman-Wilson as she talks about her law school experience and career path.  The event is limited to the first fifteen students to RSVP through Strategy.

Brandeis Bowling League

The Brandeis Bowling League is BACK for the Spring Term! Our first league game will be on Monday, Jan 23rd, 2012. This year, we will have 8 weeks of regular season play and 2 weeks of playoffs.

Monday nights starting at 8:30 p.m. (Jan, 23 – April 9), Inman’s Fun & Party Center, 3201 Evans Avenue, Valparaiso, IN, *Price*: $3 for 2 games and shoes

If interested, please sign up your team (need at least 3 players and a team name) on the sign-up sheet located on the SBA Announcements board directly outside the SBA office. New teams are welcome!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Update: Ascension to Excellence Pt. 1

Ascension to Excellence is an event aimed at illuminating the ”Law as a Calling” aspect of our education. As a result, we’ve assembled a panel of distinguished practitioners to share their stories about how they got into their respective practices, what they did while in law school to prepare them for their practices, and provide advice to students on how to make inroads into the sports and entertainment law practices.

Our panel includes: Entertainment attorney, law professor, gospel recording artist/songwriter/producer Loren Mulraine; Steven Hunter, trial lawyer and partner at Quarles and Brady, LLC. in Chicago.

Ascension to Excellence Pt. 1 will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., in the Benson Classroom on February 6. It is a precursor to the second installment of the Ascension to Excellence series that features the Tuskegee Airmen the following week on Friday, February 15.

You can learn more about the details of this event and any of the upcoming BESLA events by frequenting our organization’s bulletin board, following us on Twitter @BESLAVU, or by contacting me directly at

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Wesemann Café Menu 12/14 – 12/18: Wesemann Cafe Menu