Putting students in the spotlight

From April 16–19, 2015, Loyola will celebrate the achievements of its students at the 5th Annual Weekend of Excellence. The weekend’s events—which include research symposiums, awards ceremonies, and a student musical—will feature more than 1,000 students.

The 2015 Student Organization Awards (SOAs)

6–8 p.m. · Sr. Jean Dolores Schmidt MPR, Damen Student Center, LSC

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Performance of "Spring Awakening"

7:30 p.m. · Newhart Family Theatre, Mundelein Center, LSC

Tickets are $5–20.

Available through the box office at 773.508.8400 or click here for tickets.

*MATURE AUDIENCE ONLY*

School of Communication Honors Reception & Student Showcase

1–3 p.m. • Regents Hall, Lewis Towers, WTC

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64th Annual Quinlan Honors & Awards Ceremony – by invitation

1–3 p.m. • Kasbeer Hall, Corboy Law Center, WTC

Diversity Awards Banquet

4-5:30 p.m. • Sr. Jean Dolores Schmidt MPR, Damen Student Center, LSC

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Military & Veteran Students Recognition Ceremony

4–6 p.m. • Palm Court, Mundelein Center, LSC

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

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Sorority & Fraternity Life Awards Banquet – by invitation

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

Volleyball Game vs. McKendree

7-9 p.m. • Gentile Center, LSC

Performance of "Spring Awakening"

7:30 p.m. • Newhart Family Theatre, Mundelein Center, LSC

Tickets $5-20, available through the box office at 773.508.8400 or Click here for tickets.

*MATURE AUDIENCE ONLY*

Performance of "This is Our Youth"

8 p.m. • Underground Theatre, Lower Level Mundelein Center, LSC

Tickets $10-15, available through the box office at 773.508.8400 or Click here for tickets.

The Graduate School's Interdisciplinary Research Symposium

Quinlan Life Sciences and Palm Court (Mundelein Center), LSC

8:30 · Registration
9–10:45 a.m. · Paper session #1
11 a.m.–Noon · Poster session
12:00–12:30 p.m. · Lunch (Palm Court)
12:30–1:15 p.m. · Guest Panel
1:30–3 p.m. · Paper Session
3–5 p.m. · Awards Reception (Palm Court)

Psychology Honors & Psi Chi Induction Ceremonies

9:30–10:30 a.m. • 4th Floor Information Commons, LSC

School of Education Research Symposium: A Community of Scholars

Kasbeer Hall, WTC

12:30 –1:50 p.m. • Opening Session & Lunch
2 p.m.– 5:30 p.m. • Conference sessions

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Halfway to Graduation Celebration

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

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Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium

Mundelein Center and Galvin Auditorium, LSC

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

2015 Senior Exhibition Opening and Reception

2–5 p.m. • Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex and Mundelein Center, LSC

Performance of "This is Our Youth"

2:30 p.m. • Underground Theatre, Mundelein Center, LSC

Tickets $10-15 , available through the box office at 773.508.8400 or click here for tickets.

Volleyball Game vs. Ohio State

7–9 p.m. • Gentile Center, LSC

Performance of "Spring Awakening"

7:30 p.m. • Newhart Family Theatre, Mundelein Center, LSC

Tickets $5-20, available through the box office at 773.508.8400 or click here for tickets

*MATURE AUDIENCE*

The Excellence Awards

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

Performance of "This is Our Youth"

8 p.m. • Underground Theatre, Mundelein Center, LSC

Tickets $10-15 , available through the box office at 773.508.8400 or click here for tickets.

Mass

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

Scholarship Brunch

(by invitation)

Noon- 2 p.m. • Gentile Center, LSC

Performance of "Spring Awakening"

2-4:30 p.m. • Newhart Family Theatre, Mundelein Center, LSC

Tickets $5-20, available through the box office at 773.508.8400 or click here for tickets.

Final Performance - *MATURE AUDIENCE*

Achieving College Excellence Scholars (ACE) Recognition Ceremony

(by invitation)

2-3:30 p.m. • 4th floor, Information Commons, LSC

Performance of "This is Our Youth"

2:30-5 p.m. • Underground Theatre – Lower Level Mundelein, LSC

Tickets $10-15, available through the box office at 773.508.8400 or click here for Final Performance tickets.

Organ Concert – Featuring Anthony Jurich

3-4:30 p.m. • Madonna della Strada Chapel, LSC

Interdisciplinary Honors Program Celebration – by invitation

4-6 p.m. • Mundelein Auditorium, LSC

Mass

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

Campus Ministry Student Leader Barbeque

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

Mass

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

Mass

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

Meet these eight standouts

Bailey Day

Nursing
(Class of 2015)

"Navy ROTC has completely reshaped who I am. ... I came into college unsure of who I was and who I wanted to be—and now I am leaving with full confidence."

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Caleb Steindam

Doctoral candidate,
EdD in Curriculum and Instruction

"Helping run the Research Symposium has deepened my enthusiasm for education research and my appreciation for the important work happening here."

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Daria Taylor

International Film and Media Production (Class of 2015)

"I understand the responsibility that filmmakers have to their audiences, and I am committed to work only on projects that prioritize ethical decision-making."

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Christopher Martinez

Doctoral candidate,
PhD in Political Science

"As a former Fulbright Scholar and current Schmitt Dissertation Fellow, I have a commitment to use my knowledge and experience to help others."

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Erin Ebbesmeyer

Environmental Science (Class of 2015)

"Coming to Chicago was really eye opening for me, especially after growing up in a town of 460. ... More importantly, though, I've been able to apply what I've learned in class to the world that surrounds me."

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Zac Davis

Philosophy and Theology (Class of 2015)

“My involvement in student organizations—whether it be Loyola Students for Life or Quidditch, my research team or campus ministry—has given me a strong sense of community and purpose.”

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Lauren Konrath

Marketing (Class of 2016)

"As I continue to grow as a student and a person, I realize it is important to have a passion and a purpose. Working in the office of Military Veteran Student Services has given me both."

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Mariela Rodriguez

Social Work (Class of 2016)

"Working with indigenous women for two months in Mexico through the School of Social Work definitely prepared me for future field work and helped increase my cultural competency."

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