School of Social Work Homecoming 2012
"Social Justice, Human Rights & Global Sustainability; Responsibility & Accountability."
Date and Location
Friday, October 12th
2:30 to 6:00pm
Lewis Towers, Beane Hall
Water Tower Campus
Presentations - 2:30 to 4:30pm
2:30pm "Social Justice, Human Rights & Global Sustainability,"
by Dr. Khadija Khaja, M.S.W.,PhD
Associate Professor at Indiana University, School of Social Work
3:45pm Loyola University’s “Global thumb-print,”
by Aaron Durnbaugh, M.A.
Director of Sustainability at Loyola University Chicago
4:15pm Respondent and Q&A
Angela Mason, M.S.
Director of Community Gardening and Green Youth Farm, Chicago Botanical Gardens
Reception - 4:30 to 6:00pm
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Celebrate the beginning of Loyola’s basketball season at Rambler Madness on October 16 and at the annual Tip-Off Luncheon on October 21.
The Center for the Human Rights of Children is hosting a photography exhibit, “Child Soldiers: Forced to Be Cruel,” which features images of armed children from around the globe. The center hopes the exhibit will spark a larger conversation about the ways children are used and exploited—both abroad and at home.
Watch this video to learn more about the Loyola Farmers Market and how the weekly event takes sustainability to heart.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Archbishop Blase J. Cupich, and others took part Friday in the formal blessing of Arrupe College, the University’s new two-year school for students with limited financial resources.
Loyola’s nationally ranked sustainability efforts are featured in this FOX-32 segment about Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment.
Loyola University Chicago is No. 99 on the latest U.S. News & World Report college rankings—the first time ever that the University has cracked the Top 100 list. With 1,376 schools included in the latest rankings, the new list puts Loyola in elite company.
For the second time in six years, the Society of Professional Journalists has named the Phoenix the best non-daily student newspaper in the country. “To me it’s kind of like winning a national championship,” said Don Heider, dean of the School of Communication.
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.
Tuesday, September 15, was a full day of celebration at the Schreiber Center, the innovative and sustainable new home of the Quinlan School of Business. Three major events plus an advertising blitz marked the official opening of the new building.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Months before they arrived on campus, incoming Loyola students received their first official assignment: Read the book Acts of Faith.
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.
A decade ago, Monica Prinz (MEd ’06) decided to change careers and go into education. Today, she’s one of the best school teachers in the Chicago area.
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.
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.