Loyola has been on an eco-innovation blitz for the past several years, growing a sustainability program and presence on campus that is hard to miss.
Students receive prestigious Schweitzer Fellowships
Three Loyola students were recently selected for the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Fellowship program and will spend the next year working on health care related projects to help underserved communities in Chicago.
Assistant professor Reuben Keller, PhD, is an expert on invasive species, and he’s taking a new approach to try to solve an age-old problem. “You’ve got to go beyond ecology,” Keller says. “I learned that pretty quickly.”
Grad student hits rails to inspire others
This summer, Loyola graduate student Pichleap Sok took a low-tech approach to get young women interested in high-tech careers: She traveled across the United States on a train.
Program lets teens experience college
Dozens of local high schoolers who are in the state’s foster care system took part in Loyola’s new STAR program this summer to get a taste of college life.
Arrupe students hit ground running
More than 150 incoming students attended Arrupe College’s first Summer Enrichment Program, spending time at Loyola’s retreat facility and at the University’s downtown campus.
See how Loyola’s innovative curriculum gets students ready to teach—right away. Thanks to a partnership with Chicago Public Schools, the School of Education is giving undergraduates the chance to learn directly from working teachers.
‘Acts of Faith’ is the 2015-16 First-Year Text
Months before they arrived on campus, incoming Loyola students received their first official assignment: Read the book Acts of Faith.
Learning Communities make students feel right at home
Since 2010, Loyola’s Learning Communities have been enhancing students’ First Year Experience by giving them the opportunity to live, connect, and study with others who share their same passions.
Aqela Rahman, a student in Loyola’s School of Social Work, works as a refugee resettlement intern at Catholic Charities. “I loved seeing my clients adjusting to their new country and enjoying life here,” Rahman says.
In the classroom
Engineering program starts this fall
Loyola’s new engineering science program will kick off this fall and offer students plenty of hands-on opportunities. “I worked in the industry, so I want to make sure that the program we develop is as practical as possible,” said Gail Baura, PhD, director of the program.