Loyola University Chicago


Achieving College Excellence

Events and Workshops

Below is the schedule for the upcoming semesters' programs, which are available to all ACE Scholars; details will be sent out via e-mail. ACE Programming is a mixture of fun and educational events that take a variety of formats, from interactive workshops, meetings, lectures, speaker panels, and retreats.  Remember it is mandatory for each ACE Scholar to attend at least one workshop each semester.

Listed below are some of the programs currently scheduled for the Fall 2015 semester.  As more are finalized, they will be added to this list. 

ACE Programs for Fall 2015:

Fall Banquet

The TRIO Fall Banquet with both the ACE and McNair Programs will be held on Tuesday, October 13 from 5pm-7pm.  Further details will be sent to ACE students via email soon.

Class Meetings

These were held Aug. 24-Sept. 3 and were mandatory for all sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  If you didn't attend a class meeting, please schedule a meeting with one of the ACE full-time staff to review the information.

Learning Styles Assessment

  • Wednesday, September 16th @ 5:00 PM, Sullivan 201

Making Study Abroad Possible- Affordable Programs

  • Wednesday, September 16th @ 12:30 PM – Sullivan 259
  • Monday, September 21st @ 5:00 PM – Sullivan 259

Study Skills & Midterm Preparations

  • Wednesday, September 30th @ 5:00 PM, Sullivan 201

Interfaith Allyship Creates Stronger Mentorship

Brian Anderson, Campus Ministry

  • Thursday, October 8th, Sullivan 259

Academic Internships through the Center for Experiential Learning
Lillianna Franco & Danielle Forchette, Center for Experiential Learning featuring ACE Scholar, Lauren Ravalli

  • Wednesday, October 14th, Sullivan 259

The Graduate School Search: How to Find the Right Program for You and Where to Look for Funding
Lisa Knepshield, Fellowship Office

  • Thursday, October 15th, Sullivan 259


Free-Writing Workshop

Hosted by the ACE Tutors

  • Wednesday, October 21st @ 5:00 PM, Sullivan 201

How I stumbled into a college, then a job, then an internship...and head first into a career - a first generation story!
Kathryn Jackson, Career Development Center

  • Thursday, October 22nd, Sullivan 259

Scholarship Opportunities for ACE Scholars
Lisa Knepshield, Fellowship Office

  • Thursday, October 29th, Sullivan 259


Navigating your Job Search, New Career and Beyond

Omega Styles, First year Experience

  • Thursday, November 5 at 1:00 pm in Sullivan 259


Managing Test Anxiety

Andrea Boyd, Wellness Center

  • Thursday, November 5 at 5:00 pm in Sullivan 201


David Wood, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist

Join us, along with other departments, for lunch to learn about Military Moral Injury with Pulitzer Prize winning author David Wood, whose work on wounded veterans won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. 

  • Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm in Damen MPR


Building Your Candidacy for Medical School (and Other Health Professions) – The Numbers You Need To Know

Dr. Jim Johnson, Pre-Health Advising

  • Thursday, November 12 at 1:00 pm in Sullivan 259


Research Programs for STEM Students

Quortne Hutchings, First and Second Year Advising

  • Wednesday, November 18 at 12 noon, Sullivan 259


Study Skills & Finals Prep

Hosted by the ACE Tutors

  • Wednesday, November 18th @ 5:00 PM, Sullivan 201


Opportunities for Student Involvement

Student Affairs & Greek Affairs Staff

  • Thursday, November 19 at 1:00 pm in Sullivan 259


An Introduction to LUROP – How to Wisely Use Winter Break To Prepare an Application For Research

Kevin Kaufmann, Center for Experiential Learning

  • Thursday, December 3 at 1:00 pm in Sullivan 259


If you are faculty, staff, or alumni interested in partnering with ACE for an event, please contact us at ace@luc.edu.