News-in-Brief 2/13

LMU Phi Delta Theta’s second annual Phi Fest on Sunday.

Phi Fest is a benefit carnival that was held on Lawton Plaza on Sunday. According to the event’s Facebook page, all proceeds will be donated to the ALS Association, the group’s national philanthropic cause. Last year, Phi Delta Theta reported the event raised $5000 for their cause. Daniel Dols, philanthropy and community service chair for Phi Delta Theta, said the event drew a large crowd due to taking place during LMU Family Weekend, as well as offering major raffle prizes like tickets to The Weeknd and a Dodger's game. Dols said the organization hopes to continue the event next spring semester as well.

LMU Family Weekend took place this weekend.

Events included a campus tour, breakout sessions with each college's dean, a welcome speech by President Timothy Law Snyder and a family service project. The weekend was open to families of all students, even including a senior family beer tasting.

LMU alumnus, Nick Melvoin, is running for LAUSD School Board in District 4.

Melvoin graduated from LMU with a Masters in Urban Education, and was a part of the LMU-Teach For America partnership program. He works as a adjunct professor at LMU, educating teachers about how to improve individual advocacy in the classroom. As well as having a law degree, Melvoin serves on the boards of the Los Angeles County Young Democrats, Brentwood Community Council, Teach For America Associates, University Synagogue's Social Justice Committee and United in Harmony.

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