During the Spring of 2018, the Hank Center proudly co-sponsored Jesuitical, a podcast for young Catholics from America Media.Included a live discussion with America's favorite Jesuit, Fr. James Martin, as he discussed spirituality, the role of the examen in the lives of young people, and the Synod on Youth 2018 with hosts Olga Segura, Ashley McKinless, and LUC alum Zac Davis. Co-sponsored by America Magazine, the Catholic Studies program, and the Jesuit Community,


Friday, March 23
2:30-3:30 PM

The Den, Damen Student Center
Loyola University Chicago
Lake Shore Campus
1032 West Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

Live from Loyola: George Saunders Radio Hour

Saunders Radio Hour

Thursday, March 1, 2018
8:00 – 9:30 PM

Mundelein Auditorium
Loyola University Chicago
Lake Shore Campus
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660

Ticket Information
LUC Community (Students/Staff/Faculty): $6 In Advance; $10 At Door
All Others: $10 In Advance/$20 At Door

The Hank Center and Loyola University Chicago were incredibly proud to present an evening with MacArthur Genius and the Man Booker Prize-winning author, George Saunders. Unsettling, insightful, and hilarious, Saunders’s stories not only entertain and delight, but also “prepare us for tenderness.” This much anticipated event celebrated Saunders’s novel Lincoln in the Bardo—through an evening of live readings, discussion, and surprises that pleased the gathered crowd no end. Also included was a brief segment devoted to audience interaction.

Watch the Radio Hour in its entirety here.

Religious Faith and Modern War: A Literary Journey

Religious Faith and Modern War

20 October 2016
4th Floor, Information Commons, Lake Shore Campus

Event is free and open to the public.

Phil Klay, Jesuit-educated writer and veteran has won wide acclaim for his National Book Award winning collection of short stories, Redeployment. The collection tells vivid stories of how soldiers and veterans involved in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan grapple with traumatic realities. New York Times Critic Dexter Filkins writes that, "It's the best thing written so far on what the war did to people's souls." Klay's lecture is entitled, "Religious Faith and Modern War," as he weaves together the role that his faith has had both as a US Marine and as a writer.

Phil Klay is a graduate of Regis High School in New York City, and Dartmouth College. A US Marine Corps veteran, he served in Iraq's Anbar Province from January 2007 to February 2008 as a Public Affairs Officer.