Putting students in the spotlight

Loyola celebrated the achievements of its students at the 7th Annual Weekend of Excellence on April 20-23, 2017. The weekend's events included research symposiums, awards ceremonies, and a student performance.

School of Education Awards Ceremony

5:30-7 p.m. — Kasbeer Hall, Corboy Law Center, WTC

The 2017 Student Organization Awards (SOAs)

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

Instrumental Showcase – Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble

7:30 p.m. — Mundelein Auditorium, LSC

The School of Communication Honors Reception & Student Showcase

1-4 p.m. — Kasbeer Hall, Corboy Law Center, WTC

Military & Veteran Students Recognition Ceremony

1-3:30 p.m. — Palm Court

McNair Scholars Awards Reception

2-4 p.m. — 4th Floor, Klarchek Information Commons

Diversity Awards Reception

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

Opening Reception – by invitation

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

Hillel Shabbat Dinner

6:45-8 p.m. — 4th Floor, Klarchek Information Commons

Sorority & Fraternity Life Awards Banquet – by invitation

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

Honors Recital – Honors Instrumentalists and Vocalists Perform

7 p.m. — Srownsky Music Hall
Tickets available here.

Graduate School Interdisciplinary Research Symposium

Quinlan Life Sciences (212, 312, 412, Auditorium) & Palm Court (Mundelein Center), LSC

  • 8:30 a.m. — Registration
  • 9-10:15 a.m. — Paper Session
  • 10:45–11:45 a.m. — Poster Session
  • 12-12:30 p.m. — Lunch (Palm Court)
  • 12:30–1:15 p.m. — Guest Panel
  • 1:30–2:45 p.m. — Paper Session
  • 3–4 p.m. — Poster Session
  • 4-7 p.m. — Awards Reception (Palm Court)

Psychology Honors Ceremony and Psi Chi Induction

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

Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium

Mundelein Center Auditorium & Galvin Auditorium, LSC

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

Achieving College Excellence Scholars Recognition Ceremony – by invitation

12:30-2 p.m. — McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall, LSC

Beta Gamma Sigma Membership Recognition Ceremony – by invitation

2:30-5 p.m. — Wintrust Hall, Schreiber Center, WTC

Women's Volleyball Banquet

4-6 p.m. — McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall, LSC

The Excellence Awards Ceremony – by invitation

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

Senior Exhibition – Installation Project – Wounded: Exploring Gun Violence in Chicago, An Evening of Projections

7:30 p.m. — o Alley just east of 1131 W. Sheridan Rd.

Mass

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

Senior Exhibition – Wounded: Exploring Gun Violence in Chicago

11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Public Ceremony, East Quad

Scholarship Lunch – by invitation

12-2 p.m. — Gentile Center, LSC

Senior Exhibition – Wounded: Exploring Gun Violence in Chicago

1 p.m. — Installation, Ralph Arnold Gallery

International Student Recognition – by invitation

2-4 p.m. — McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall, LSC

Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony – by invitation

2-5 p.m. — Palm Court, Mundelein Center, LSC

Spring Concert

3 p.m. — Mundelein Auditorium, LSC
Purchase tickets here.

Interdisciplinary Honors Program Celebration – by invitation

4-5:30 p.m. — Damen MPR North and South

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 2017 Weekend of Excellence for their outstanding work throughout the school year. View Award Recipients

Meet these seven standouts

Elizabeth Black

Majors: Communication studies; international studies; Class of 2017

“Loyola helped me understand how to create meaningful change.”

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James Fritz

Majors: Information systems, finance,
and music; Class of 2017

“My education has equipped me with the skills that I need to set the world on fire.”

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Estefany Guzman

Major: Biochemistry
Class of 2018

“Loyola’s values helped me realize that I can use science as a tool for social justice.”

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Nick Kimble

Major: Political science
Class of 2017

“I cannot imagine going to school anywhere else and having a different experience.”

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Laura Prieto

Major: Exercise science
Class of 2017

“(Loyola) has allowed me to explore areas where research and artistry intersect.”

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Anthony Sis

Major: Master’s in higher education
Class of 2017

“Loyola has easily been one of the most loving and affirming environments I have ever been in.”

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Eyleen Gramajo

Arrupe College: Business Administration
Class of 2017

“Loyola has provided me with the resources and people to turn my passions into action.”

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