Essay and Blog Contest Winners Announced
Congratulations to the winners of this year's undergraduate and graduate essay and blogging contests. The winning entries demonstrate the rich range of work undertaken by Loyola's talented History students.
The Undergraduate History Essay Contest, sponsored by the Department of History, gives undergraduate students the opportunity to gain recognition for excellence in their writing. Winners will receive a cash prize and recognition at the end of the year Ice Cream Social.
Pedro Regalado, "End of Days: The Puerto Rican Riots of 1971"
Sarah Frank, "Legal Obscenity: American Indecency and the Hollywood Production Code"
Dan Ziemniak, "End of Days: Chicago Remembers? ...Vietnam Veterans' Memorial"
The McCluggage Essay Contest, sponsored by the Department of History, gives graduate students the opportunity to gain recognition for excellence in their writing. Each year's winner will be engraved on a plaque to be hung in the Department. The winner will also receive a cash prize.
“Physicians and Courtiers: Gatekeepers of information During the Long Eighteenth Century”
The History Blogging Contest, sponsored by the Department of History, gives undergraduate students the opportunity to gain recognition for excellence. Winners will receive a cash prize and recognition at the end of the year Ice Cream Social.
Kyle Jenkins, “Adventures at the Front Desk - On My Internship with the Pritzker Military Library”
Pedro Regalado, “Camden Riots Research Project”
Eda Obermanns, “Captain Henry Morgan & The Atlantic World: Detailing the research into the illustrious career of one of the most notorious figures of the Early Modern world”
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Ignatian HeritageFor Loyola junior Lizzie Sextro, this year’s Ignatian Heritage Month will feel a lot different than last year’s. That’s because Sextro spent 10 days in July in El Salvador, where she got a first-hand look at the site of the Salvadoran martyrs’ deaths.
Ignatian HeritageIgnatian Heritage Month kicks off with Loyola’s annual Hunger Week, a series of events from November 3–9 to raise awareness about hunger issues locally, nationally, and globally.
Ignatian HeritageLoyola is honored to host Jon Sobrino, S.J., for an address commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Salvadoran martyrs. Father Sobrino will speak on November 20 at 6 p.m. in Mundelein Auditorium. Registration is required.
November 7The annual International Symposium on Digital Ethics brings together scholars and thinkers to discuss a variety of topics. This year's symposium will feature a keynote address by Anita Sarkeesian, media critic and creator of “Feminist Frequency.”
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QuinlanHuy Nguyen (MBA/MSF ’14) lost his job in the 2008 financial crisis. Then, he watched as other members of his family lost theirs, too. So he came to Quinlan for graduate school—and to learn how to prevent future financial meltdowns.
ResearchLoyola psychology professor Grayson Holmbeck has been studying children with spina bifida for more than 20 years. In that time, he says: “We’ve learned a lot about what their problems and issues are, what we can do to help them, and more importantly, what they’re capable of.”
Adult LearnersStarting in 2015, Loyola will offer several FASTRACK degree programs for adult learners at its Cuneo Mansion & Gardens in Vernon Hills. Courses will be on alternating Saturdays with an online component—perfect for anyone looking to balance work, life, and school.
Professor profileQuinlan Professor Nenad Jukić was named Loyola’s Faculty Member of the Year on September 14 as part of the University’s Faculty Convocation. This latest award caps off a string of impressive accolades for Jukić, who also was named Quinlan’s Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher of the Year.
Helping othersFour Loyola graduate students were recently selected for the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Fellowship program and will spend the next year working on healthcare-related projects to help underserved communities in Chicago.
AcademicsLoyola is one of just 283 universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, a claim that only about 10 percent of the nation’s colleges can make.
SustainabilityLoyola is ranked No. 4 on the Sierra Club’s 2014 list of the greenest colleges in America. The annual rankings are designed to spotlight universities that are deeply committed to environmental responsibility.
In the newsLoyola’s Information Commons joins an elite group of peers on Business Insider’s list of the “coolest” college libraries in the country.
ExploreThe Institute of Environmental Sustainability combines academics and research with agriculture and community living—all in one facility.
Damen CenterThe Damen Center was designed from top to bottom with students in mind, making it the center of social life on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus.