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First-Year Experience

Communities in Conversation

This is an opportunity for Loyola students to gather as a community of learners. Each year, the Communities in Conversation series of speakers, workshops, films, and discussions focus on a theme from the First-Year Text, and features a variety of individuals connected to the Loyola community. All first-year students are invited to attend.

Communities in Conversation 2014-2015

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All C-in-C events are based on the theme 'creative solutions to urban problems'  from Tattoos on the Heart, the 2014-2015 First Year Text.

Date, Time, LocationSpeakerBiographyDescription

Friday, August 22, 2014


Fr. John Foley, S.J.

  Keynote Address is preceded by the Convocation Walk, and followed by small book discussions with faculty.

Monday, September 29, 2014 

Documentary Film, 

The Interrupters 


Film is followed by Q & A and reception

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Community Service Project  

   Loyola Students & Faculty

Monday, October 27, 2014 

Panel Presentation    Presentation is followed by Q & A and reception 

Monday, November 17, 2014 

Lecture    Presentation is followed by Q & A and reception 


January 28, 2015 

Book Club 


Book club discussions will be led by a panel of volunteers. Discussion is followed by Q & A and reception

Wednesday, March 11, 2015



Presentation is followed by Q & A and reception 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

First Year Essay Contest Winner    Reception and Q & A with First Essay Contest Winner


The Office of First Year Experience · 255 Sullivan Center 1032 West Sheridan Road, Chicago IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.7381 · Website: www.luc.edu/firstyearexperience

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