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First-Year Experience

Communities in Conversation

This is an opportunity for Loyola students to gather as a community of learners. Each year, the Communities in Conversation series includes speakers, workshops, films, and discussions focused on a theme from the First-Year Text, and features a variety of individuals connected to the Loyola community. All first-year students are invited to attend.

Communities in Conversation 2014-2015

More Information Coming Soon!

This year, all C-in-C events are based on the theme 'creative solutions to urban problems'  from Tattoos on the Heart, by Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J. the 2014-2015 First Year Text.

 

Date, Time, LocationEventBiography Description

Friday, August 22, 2014

Gentile Arena

Convocation Speaker

Fr. John Foley, S.J.

 

Keynote Address is preceded by the Convocation Walk, and followed by small book discussions with faculty.

Monday, September 29, 2014 

7:00 p.m.

Movie Screening

G-Dog (2011) 

G-DOG is a film that depict the work of Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J. and Homeboy Industries. "He works by a powerful idea: "Nothing Stops a Bullet like a Job." G-Dog's unstoppable compassion has transformed the lives of thousands of Latino, Asian, and African American gang members."

Please click here for the movie

Film is followed by Q & A and reception

Refreshments provided by Homeboy Bakery

Saturday, October 11, 2014

9:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

CommunityService Project  

  Loyola Students & Faculty

Monday, October 22, 2014 

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Information Commons, 4th Floor

Lecture Speaker

Dr. James M. Calcagno,

Professor, Department of Anthropology and Director, Fellowship Office

 

Dr. Calcagno   research and teaching interests include human evolution, primatology, and the biological bases of human behavior, and he has conducted fieldwork in Africa, Europe, and the US.  He has published research articles on these subjects in journals such as Evolutionary Anthropology, the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Human Evolution, and Zoo Biology. In addition, he is completing an international online project on the subject of "what makes us human" that includes the input of 17 of his undergraduate students.

“RACE in Biocultural Perspective: Why Biology, Not Genetics, Matters”

Lecture is part of the RACE: Are We So Different? Fall Speaker Series  

Lecture is followed by Q & A and reception

Monday, November 17, 2014 

5:00 p.m.

McCormick Lounge

Panel Presentation 

Tom Drexler, Ignatian Spirituality Project

Judy Gall, Alternatives, Inc.

Alderman Joe Moore, Rogers Park

Alderman Harry Osterman, Edgewater

Chris Patterson, ONE Northside

 

 

As part of LUC’s diverse community it is important to understand the urban problems that have impacted it. The panel will examine and explore the challenges that Chicagoans are faced with and the creative solutions that they provide. The panel will feature community leaders, executives, and organizers who have found creative solutions to address issues within LUC’s community. We invite students, faculty and staff to participate in dialogue that is thought provoking, engaging and bring awareness to important issues within our community.

 

 

 

Presentation is followed by Q & A and reception 

Wednesday,

January 28, 2015 

McCormick Lounge 

Book Club 

 

Book club discussions will be led by a panel of volunteers. Discussion is followed by Q & A and reception

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

McCormick Lounge 

Lecture Speaker   

 

Presentation is followed by Q & A and reception 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

McCormick Lounge

First Year Essay Contest Winner    Reception and Q & A with First Essay Contest Winner

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