As we reflect on the moments of consolation and desolation that this pandemic has brought, we're also reminded that this is a time of celebration for our Arrupe alumni; whether they completed their bachelor's degree this spring, or are working amidst this challenging moment, we want to congratulate all of our alums on a job well done!
Fr. Steve Katsouros, S.J., Founding Dean and Executive Director of Arrupe College, shares his own personal narrative on the growth of the Arrupe program. Fr. K reviews the past 5 years, and what's in store for the future of Arrupe.
IES Abroad offers first-ever, fully-funded study abroad opportunity for Arrupe College students
IES Abroad, a leading not-for-profit study abroad and internship organization based in Chicago, has announced that it is fully funding the first-ever study abroad program offering at Arrupe College of Loyola University of Chicago. The study abroad program, called “Culture & Regionalism in Spain,” was developed by IES Abroad’s Customized & Faculty-Led Programs team, based on the Arrupe College sophomore seminar “Finding Purpose and Identity: A Journey in the Spirit of St. Ignatius.”
Meet Arrupe freshman Michael Minor
Michael Minor, Arrupe College freshman, was drawn to Arrupe College because of the promise of a strong, supportive community and small class sizes. In a recent interview, Michael shared some of the most exciting and challenging parts of his college career thus far with us, as well as his hopes for the future.
Arrupe on Retreat: An Introduction to the Jesuits and Ignatian Spirituality
During the month of February Arrupe students had the opportunity to go on retreat at LUREC (Loyola University’s Retreat and Ecology Center). These retreats, led by Jamie Calder SJ, a Jesuit from the Australian Province, introduced students to the Jesuits and Ignatian spirituality.
Arrupe College Winter Convocation
On January 27, 2016 the students, faculty and staff of Arrupe College gathered for the first Winter Convocation to celebrate student success in the first two academic sessions of the year. Fr. Katsouros opened the convocation by congratulating students for their efforts and reminding them about one of the key tenets of the Arrupe program: supporting one another through challenges.
Arrupe Spring Town Hall and Summer Fest
On Wednesday, June 8th Arrupe students, faculty and staff gathered at the Lakeshore campus on a gorgeous day for a Town Hall Meeting to celebrate their academic achievements in the fourth academic session and to hold the inaugural Arrupe Summer Fest to kick off the summer session.
Inaugural Arrupe Quinlan Career Panel
On Monday, June 20th Arrupe College and the Quinlan School of Business co-hosted a Career Panel for Arrupe students interested in pursuing careers in business. Arrupe Dean and Executive Director, Steve Katsouros, SJ, and Quinlan Dean, Kevin Stevens, co-moderated the panel.
Arrupe College Meet and Greet
On Thursday, June 23, Arrupe College hosted a Meet and Greet for the incoming freshmen in Room 110. Students, faculty, and staff attended the event. It was the first event in which the second class and the first class officially met one another. We had a student panel that allowed the incoming students to get an idea of what it is like at Arrupe from a student perspective.
Arrupe Faculty and Staff Attend Tenth Annual Black Male Summit
On Friday, September 29th through Saturday, September 30th, Arrupe College faculty members Dr. Otis Eliot Pope and Dr. Shannon Gore, along with Career Coordinator Farrah Ellison-Moore, attended the tenth annual Black Male Summit hosted by the University of Akron.
Grant Thornton Launches Apprenticeship Program for Arrupe College Students
During the summer of 2016, Vincent Tomkinson, Managing Partner of the Midwest Region for Grant Thornton, LLP, and Quinlan School of Business Dean Kevin Stevens began speaking about creating an apprenticeship program for Arrupe College business students interested in pursuing a career in accounting and a B.B.A. from the Quinlan School of Business.
As the associate dean for student success at Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago, Eric Immel, S.J., sees the hard work students put in every day. Read his essay for the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities' Connections on what he's learned and what he hopes for the future.
Dear Friends of Arrupe College, Please read the following announcement about Arrupe College’s patron, Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Arrupe College, my colleagues’ work, our board’s commitment, our donors’ generosity, and especially our students’ achievements, qualify as miracles that should catapult Fr. Arrupe to canonization. Santo Subito!