April at a glance

April calendar

April at Loyola started with the grand opening of the Arnold J. Damen, S.J., Student Center on the University’s Lake Shore Campus. Designed with students in mind, the new center is the place to go to study, grab something to eat, or just hang out with friends.

Here’s what else is going on at Loyola in April:

APRIL 19-21

Weekend of Excellence
Various locations across the University
Each spring, Loyola honors students who have excelled on and off campus during the academic year. This is an opportunity for them to share the fruits of their learning with family, friends, and neighbors. Visit the Weekend of Excellence website for more details.


Shakespeare Celebration
7:30 p.m., Newhart Family Theatre
Held in honor of the late Bernard McElroy (1937-1991), professor of English at Loyola, the McElroy Celebration combines lecture and performance to explore major themes in Shakespearean theory and criticism. Learn more and reserve your seats.


University Libraries Terry Lecture
7 p.m., Klarcheck Information Commons
Chinese-American writer Anchee Minn, author of several historical novels and a memoir about her life in China during the Cultural Revolution, will talk about her latest book, “Pearl of China,” and her upcoming memoir, “The Cooked Seed.” The event is free and open to the public. Visit the Friends of the Libraries website for more details.


Fatherhood: Ideas and Illustrations of Modern Parenting
6 p.m., LUMA
In conjunction with the exhibit “Choosing Fatherhood,” LUMA will host photographer Lewis Kostiner and Shipra Parikh, PhD, adjunct professor at Loyola’s School of Social Work. They will discuss modern fatherhood and what they have learned about men, their desires, and their ability to raise children. Go to the LUMA website to RSVP for the event.

A note about the listings: At Loyola, we are committed to providing students with an unmatched learning experience—both inside and outside the classroom. That’s why you’ll see events ranging from a trip to Wrigley Field to a celebration of Shakespeare. A Jesuit education does more than simply educate; it helps people broaden their horizons and become, well, better people.