Putting students in the spotlight

From April 16–19, 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

Performance of "Spring Awakening"

7:30 - 10 p.m. · Newhart Family Theatre, Mundelein Center, LSC

Tickets are $8–15.

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

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

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"

7:30-10 p.m. • Newhart Family Theatre, Mundelein Center, LSC

Tickets $8-15, available through the box office at 773.508.8400 or Click here for tickets.

*MATURE AUDIENCE ONLY*

Performance of "This is Our Youth"

8-10:30 p.m. • Underground Theatre, Lower Level Mundelein Center, LSC

Tickets $8-15, 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 Ceremony and Psi Chi Induction

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

Halfway to Graduation Celebration

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

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

2014 Senior Exhibition Opening and Reception

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

Performance of "This is Our Youth"

2:30–5 p.m. • Underground Theatre, Mundelein Center, LSC

Tickets $8-15 , 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"

7:30–10 p.m. • Newhart Family Theatre, Mundelein Center, LSC

Tickets $8-15, 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"

8–10:30 p.m. • Underground Theatre, Mundelein Center, LSC

Tickets $8-15 , 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 $8-15, 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 $8-15, available through the box office at 773.508.8400 or click here for Final Performance tickets.

Organ Concert – Featuring Antony 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

Award winners

Hundreds of students and more than a dozen organizations received awards at the 2014 Weekend of Excellence for their outstanding work throughout the school year. See the complete list

Meet these seven standouts

Sadia Anees

Marketing (Class of 2014)

"When you become a man or woman of value, you become a man or woman of success—and Loyola has helped me rediscover what I believe in and follow."

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Keyona Castleman

Psychology (Class of 2015)

"I've become more passionate about change because I have been given the chance to learn more about who I am, my talents, and what I can bring to the world."

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Afra Khan

Pre-med (Class of 2014)

"My Muslim faith has always been important to me, so I love how Loyola's education emphasizes that you should remember the greater glory of God."

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Tracey Riley

Psychology (Class of 2014)

"I got involved with research because I want to be fully prepared for graduate school. The more I conduct research and present my findings, the more I love it."

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Angela Sandall

Theatre Arts and Advertising/PR
(Class of 2014)

"Loyola is a little miracle of a university. It has a big student population, but the class sizes are small enough to feel personal. It truly is the best of both worlds."

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Joe Smalzer

MBA, International Business
(Class of 2014)

"I hope to apply all that I have learned from Loyola in my career and personal relationships to be able to give back to a university that has given me so much."

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Andrew Volk

Doctoral candidate, molecular biology
(Class of 2015)

"I hope that my science can impact the health of people with cancer, and I hope that my outreach can inspire other people to love science as much as I do."

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