Congratulations to Alpha Sigma Nu Inductees!
Each year Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit institutions of higher education, recognizes students who have distinguished themselves in scholarship, loyalty to the values of Jesuit education, and service. Membership into Alpha Sigma Nu is one of the highest honors one can achieve at a Jesuit institution and only 4% of each class is able to be inducted each year.
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HistoryWritten by graduate student Charles Heinrich, “Song in Stone: The History of the Madonna della Strada Chapel” is a full-color booklet produced in honor of the 75th anniversary of Loyola’s iconic chapel.
For the holidaysThis year, Loyola is offering four easy-to-send e-cards for the holidays. Going green has never been so simple!
Health SciencesDespite recent reports that the flu vaccine is not effective against certain active strains, Loyola doctor Jorge Parada urges everyone to still get vaccinated. “If you have not gotten your flu shot, get it as soon as possible,” he said.
QuinlanTwo Quinlan teams, composed mostly of undergraduate students, took home two out of three awards at one of the nation's largest data analytics and technology conferences. “Our teams presented flawlessly,” said Professor Nenad Jukić, who served as the coach.
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.
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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.