Putting students in the spotlight

On April 14–17, 2016, Loyola celebrated the achievements of its students at the 6th Annual Weekend of Excellence. The weekend’s events—which included research symposiums, awards ceremonies, and a student musical—featured more than 1,000 students.

65th Annual Quinlan Honors & Awards Ceremony – by invitation

4–6 p.m. — Wintrust Hall, 908 Schreiber Hall, WTC

The 2016 Student Organization Awards (SOAs)

6-8 p.m. — Sr. Jean Dolores Schmidt MPR, Damen Student Center, LSC

Preview Performance of "She Loves Me"

7:30 p.m. — Newhart Family Theatre, Mundelein Center, LSC
Tickets $8-15, available through the box office at 773.508.8400 or http://luc.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=748255

The School of Communication Honors Reception & Student Showcase

1-3 p.m. — Wintrust Hall, 908 Schreiber Hall, WTC
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Diversity Awards Reception

4-5:30 p.m. — Sr. Jean Dolores Schmidt MPR, Damen Student Center, LSC
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Military & Veteran Students Recognition Ceremony

4:30-6 p.m. — 4th Floor, Information Commons

Opening Reception – by invitation

5:30–7 p.m. — Donovan Reading Room, Cudahy Library, LSC

Spring Honors Recital

7-8:15 p.m. — Skowronski Music Hall, Mundelein Center, LSC
Tickets available at http://luc.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=755697

Sorority & Fraternity Life Awards Banquet – by invitation

7-9 p.m. — Sr. Jean Dolores Schmidt MPR, Damen Student Center, LSC

MIVA Men's Volleyball Quarterfinal

7-9 p.m. — Gentile Center, LSC
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Performance of "She Loves Me"

7:30 p.m. — Newhart Family Theatre, Mundelein Center, LSC
Tickets $8-15, available through the box office at 773.508.8400 or http://luc.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=748256

Graduate School Interdisciplinary Research Symposium

Quinlan Life Sciences and Palm Court, Mundelein Center, LSC

  • 8:30 a.m. — Registration (First floor, Quinlan Life Sciences)
  • 9 a.m. — 4 p.m. - Paper/Poster Sessions & Guest Panel
  • 4 p.m. — 5:15 p.m. - Awards Reception (Palm Court)

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Psychology Honors Ceremony & Psi Chi Induction

9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. — Piper Hall, LSC

School of Education Research Symposium: A Community of Scholars

  • Noon-1:45 p.m. — Lunch & Keynote in McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall
  • 1:45 p.m.-5:30 p.m. — Presentation Sessions in Cuneo Hall

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Halfway to Graduation Celebration

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. — Sr. Jean Dolores Schmidt MPR, Damen Student Center, LSC

Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium

Mundelein Center Auditorium & Galvin Auditorium, LSC

  • 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. — Research Poster / Community Engagement Session 1
  • 12:50 p.m.–2 p.m. — Oral Presentations
  • 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m. — Research Poster / Community Engagement Session 2
  • 3:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m. — Reception & Awards

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Performance of "She Loves Me"

7:30 p.m. — Newhart Family Theatre, Mundelein Center, LSC
Tickets $8-15, available through the box office at 773.508.8400 or http://luc.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=748257

The Excellence Awards Ceremony – by invitation

7 p.m. — Sr. Jean Dolores Schmidt MPR, Damen Student Center, LSC

Mass

10:30-11:30 a.m. — Madonna della Strada Chapel, LSC

Scholarship Brunch – by invitation

12-2pm — Gentile Center, LSC

Performance of "She Loves Me" (Final Performance)

2 p.m. — Newhart Family Theatre, Mundelein Center, LSC
Tickets $8-15, available through the box office at 773.508.8400 or http://luc.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=748261

Achieving College Excellence Scholars Recognition Ceremony – by invitation

2-3:30 p.m. — 4th Floor, Information Commons, LSC

International Student Recognition – by invitation

2-3:30 p.m. — McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall , LSC

Senior Piano Showcase

2:30 p.m. — Skowronski Music Hall, Mundelein Center, LSC
Tickets required; no charge, available through the box office at 773.508.8400 or http://luc.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=845366

Interdisciplinary Honors Program Celebration – by invitation

4-6 p.m. — Mundelein Auditorium, LSC
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Mass

5-6 p.m. — Madonna della Strada Chapel, LSC

Campus Ministry Student Leader BBQ

6-7:30 p.m. — McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall, LSC

Mass

7-8 p.m. — St. James Chapel, 835 N. Rush Street, WTC

Mass

9-10 p.m. — Madonna della Strada Chapel, LSC

 

Award winners

Hundreds of students and more than a dozen organizations received awards at the 2016 Weekend of Excellence for their outstanding work throughout the school year. View Award Recipients

Meet these seven standouts

Emmett Burns

Majors: Finance and management
Class of 2016

“(Loyola has) challenged me to do something that goes beyond simply providing for myself.”

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Lisa Lieu

Major: Nursing
Class of 2017

“My time at Loyola has taught me to pursue my passions and give my all in everything that I do.”

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Edet Nsemo

Major: Political science
Class of 2016

“I left the military to get educated, but I’ve learned that education transcends the classroom.”

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Elise Haas

Major: Broadcast journalism
Class of 2016

“Loyola has helped me mature as an individual, develop as a journalist, and grow as a leader.”

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Armeen Sayani

Major: Special education
Class of 2018

“(My time at Loyola has) allowed me to learn about and see the world in a way that I never had before.”

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Victor Valencia

Major: Biochemistry
Class of 2016

“I have become a more dynamic person by interacting with people of different cultures.”

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Amanda Burnside

Doctoral candidate: Clinical psychology
Expected graduation: 2020

“The best aspect of Loyola is the sense of community I feel from the faculty and other students.”

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