Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

Upcoming HGSA events


FALL 2015


Tuesday, January 26, 7:15 PM: HGSA Meeting, Crown Center 530


Tuesday, February 9, 7 PM: Valentine's (PAL-entine's) Celebration: A celebration of friendship. We'll share snacks and desserts, decorate Valentine's boxes, and exchange valentines. Please bring a snack or dessert to share, valentines to give to your fellow graduate students, and a box, bag, or basket you can decorate. If you have extra decoration supplies, please bring them! Crown Center 530. 


Tuesday, March 1, 7:15 PM: HGSA Meeting, Crown Center 530. 

Wednesday, March 2, 3:30 PM: Career Development Workshop. Keyalo Gray, the Loyola Career Center's liaison to the History Department, will discuss resumes, cover letters, and interviewing in this workshop designed to prepare you for the job market. Information Commons room 216. 

Week of March 22, day and time TBD: The Public History Committee's Networking Event. Talk to history professionals working in the Chicagoland area and get a feel for what kinds of opportunities await you after graduation. 


Week of April 4, day and time TBD: Play the Past: Using Interactive Games in the Classroom. Amelia Serafine, Loyola History PhD candidate, will present about her experience using Reacting to the Past, an immersive role-playing game, in the classroom this semester. Location TBD. 


End of the semester (after finals), day, time, and location TBD: HGSA's End of Year Celebration!

*This calendar does not include meetings of the Public History Committee, Dissertation Writing Group, or the Conference Committee. Those will be announced separately. Details subject to change. 



Friday, September 4, 3:30 PM: "Navigating Loyola," HGSA's underground orientation. Learn how to navigate your life as a graduate student in Loyola's History Department. Crown Center 528.

Tuesday, September 8, 7:30 PM: HGSA Meeting, Crown Center 530

Wednesday, September 23, 4 PM: "So You Want to Apply to PhD Programs: Advice from PhD Students," panel discussion with Q & A, Crown Center 528.

Wednesday, September 30, 1 PM: "Nation of Descendants: Genealogy and the Self in America" brownbag (bring your lunch!) with Dr. Francesca Morgan. Cuneo Hall 111.


Tuesday, October 7, 4 PM: Taskstream Partayyyyyyy (with pizza!). Need to make or update your Taskstream bio? Join us for the partayyy, eat pizza, and complete your bio in the company of your fellow graduate students. Crown Center 528.

Wednesday, October 14, 4 PM: "Preparing for your MA Exams: Student Advice and Perspectives," panel discussion with Q & A, Crown Center 528.

Tuesday, October 20, 8 PM: HGSA Meeting, Crown Center 530

Tuesday, October 27: A Visit from Melanie O’Brien, Manager of NAGPRA and Loyola alumna. Time and location TBD. Ms. O’Brien will discuss her position at NAGPRA and how to become involved with the National Park  Service. Organized by the HGSA's Public History Committee. Open to history graduate students.


Wednesday, November 4, 4 PM: "How to Navigate Conferences: Tips on Attending and Presenting” Panel discussion with Q & A. Crown Center 528. Open to history graduate students.

Saturday, November 14, all day: 12th Annual HGSA Conference. Corboy Law Center (Water Tower Campus). Open to Loyola faculty, staff, and students, as well as conference presenters. Organized by the HGSA's Conference Committee. Click the link for more details and to register.

Wednesday, November 18, 4:30 PM: The Public History Committee's Internship Review Panel. The panel will discuss the application process and internship experience in the National Park Service, archives, museum education, and public programs. Attendees will receive a list of internships and organizations with insight from knowledgeable former interns. Organized by the HGSA's Public History Committee. Open to all history graduate students. Crown Center 528.


Friday, December 11, 8 PM: HGSA Holiday Party! The emails from HGSA about the party contain the location information. 

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