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A Celebration of Students: Achievement, Scholarship, and Creative Works

Celebration of Students

Learning that Transforms Lives

April 17th to April 25th

The Celebration of Students shares the story of the Loyola experience and demonstrates how integrated learning can transform students’ lives and communities. Cosponsored by Student Development and Academic Affairs, this week-long celebration honors the scholarly and creative excellence, outstanding co-curricular contributions, and inspiring civic work and service of Loyola’s students. It recognizes that relationships—among students, faculty, staff, and the wider community—are central to advancing learning and building community. 

The Celebration will be entirely virtual for 2021. 

Senior Art Exhibition Launch

Friday, April 16th - A virtual exhibition (website) launches and will remain up through commencement. Please contact dfpa@luc.edu for more information. 

Sensory Overload is an exhibition of the work of Loyola University Chicago’s most recent Fine Arts graduates. This virtual exhibition launches April 16th and will remain on view through May 14, 2021. The Online Closing Reception and Awards Ceremony takes place May 14, 5-6pm CT. You can also view the work of the Studio Arts students through the Ralph Arnold Gallery windows on Sheridan at Broadway. 

Please visit our website for more information.

 

Dance Program Portfolios

The BA Dance utilizes eportfolios for programmatic and student assessment. The experiential nature of the BA Dance translates into a multi dimensional demonstration of knowledge through the creation of individual student eportfolios. These portfolios exemplify student achievement in both academic and artistic goals. 

These portfolios are developed from the onset of starting the BA Dance and are reviewed by faculty in a Sophomore Jury and in a Senior Exit Interview. The portfolios contain visual artifacts, scholarship and reflection from students three areas of Dance curriculum: Foundations, Applied and Synthesis Courses. They show student engagement in the four pillars of our Loyola BA Dance:

1) Conservatory-styled training within a liberal arts curriculum that supports double majors. 

2) Engagement with Chicago as an Extended Classroom

3) Commitment to Dance as a Transformative Practice in Social Advocacy

4) Dedication to Dance Research

 

Here are examples of Sophomore and Senior Eportfolios for comparison: 

2021 Senior Portfolios

Masha Bandouil         

Atasha (Lucy) Jaffar    

Alessandra Miglietti     

2021 Sophomore Portfolios

Caitlin Dyer (password: eportfolio)

Miller Tennant

 

Psychology Honors and Psi Chi Induction

Saturday, April 17th, 1:00-2:30pm

Honors Ceremony: Honors students, their mentors, and guests will celebrate their achievements. Mentors will say a few words about their students and projects. Click here for more information.

Psi Chi Induction: Psi Chi is proud to induct new members into Loyola University Chicago’s Psi Chi chapter, the international honor society in psychology. The honor society was founded in 1929 with the purpose of advancing academic excellence and scholarship in psychology. Members are inducted for a lifetime membership and benefit from networking opportunities, professional development, and financial support. Click here for more information on LUC's Psi Chi Chapter. Click here for the Psi Chi Organization.

 

Beta Gamma Sigma Induction Ceremony

Saturday, April 17th, 2:00-3:00pm

Beta Gamma Sigma is The International Business Honor Society. Since 1913 we have recognized and honored top performing students from around the world in business schools accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). We are also a proud member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS). Through our dedication to providing lifetime value for our members, we work to bring programs, connections, benefits, and opportunities to every individual in our organization. Click here for more information. 

The Boys & The Nuns

THE BOYS & THE NUNS

Saturday, April 17th, 6:00pm 

Written by Sandra Delgado

Music by Michael McBride

Co-Directed by Sandra Delgado & Mark E. Lococo

 

Join us for the world premier of The Boys and the Nuns, developed with Loyola students during Sandra Delgado’s residency with the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. To pass the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance, members of Chicago’s LGBT+ community and an order of Catholic Sisters come together to change both their city and their world. Set in the 1980s, this play with music explores dignity, identity, and the power of faith in a striking period of Chicago history. Tickets are priced on a pay-what-you-can scale if you wish to support the department. All price levels include a ticket. Click here for ticket information.



Mass at Madonna Della Strada

Sunday, April 18th, 10:30am and 5:00pm

Live Stream

Campus Ministry nurtures Catholic life at Loyola through the celebration of the Mass and other sacraments as well as opportunities for communal prayer and Eucharistic Adoration. While Madonna della Strada Chapel is the center of Catholic Life on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus, Campus Ministry offers opportunities for Catholic liturgies, prayer, and reflection at Loyola's Water Tower Campus, and Health Sciences Campus in Maywood, IL. Click here for more information. 

The Boys & The Nuns

Sunday, April 18th, 2:00pm

Written by Sandra Delgado

Music by Michael McBride

Co-Directed by Sandra Delgado & Mark E. Lococo

 

Join us for the world premier of The Boys and the Nuns, developed with Loyola students during Sandra Delgado’s residency with the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. To pass the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance, members of Chicago’s LGBT+ community and an order of Catholic Sisters come together to change both their city and their world. Set in the 1980s, this play with music explores dignity, identity, and the power of faith in a striking period of Chicago history. Tickets are priced on a pay-what-you-can scale if you wish to support the department. All price levels include a ticket. Click here for ticket information.



Organ Concert Series Featuring Laura Bottei

Sunday, April 18th, 3:00pm 

Live Stream Here.

Madonna della Strada Chapel's monthly concert series features Loyola student Laura Bottei in her senior recital. Witness this amazing and talented student in her final Loyola recital before heading off for graduate school.

School of Education Celebration of Excellence

Tuesday, April 20th, 5:30pm CST

On April 20, 2021, the Loyola School of Education (SOE) will host a special night of celebration to lift up current students and alumni. The Celebration of Excellence will include the presentation of awards to the 2021 SOE Student Excellence Award recipients who are being recognized in the realm of research, teaching, and service. Additionally, the SOE will honor and recognize several alumni from the areas of study within the SOE. These individuals will receive Distinguished Alumni awards as practitioners in their field to celebrate their professional excellence and leadership in their area of expertise. 

Interprofessional Nutrition Expo

Wednesday, April 21st, 10:55am - 12:30pm

The Nutrition Expo is an interdisciplinary, student-led initiative that brings together students, faculty and staff from Stritch School of Medicine and Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health. Students lead educational sessions and hands-on demonstrations focused on practical approaches to optimal health. Registration is now open and can be found here

 

Senior Celebration - Office of New Student Programs - First Year Experience

Wednesday, April 21st, 6:30-8:00pm

 

NSP-FYE is hosting our very first “Senior Celebration” as part of the "Celebration of Students 2021." Our goal is to thank and celebrate graduating students who have been Orientation Leaders and Peer Advisors during their time at Loyola.

(b)Earth Day Party 2021

Thursday, April 22nd, 5:00-6:30pm

This event celebrates the year’s accomplishments towards sustainability featuring student leaders, faculty successes, and institutional progress. Keynote speaker to be announced. 

School of Communication Honors Reception

Friday, April 23rd, 1:00pm

 

Please join us for the School of Communication's Celebration of Students, formerly known as the Weekend of Excellence. This event will be held online through Zoom at 1 p.m. CT on Friday, April 23rd. All SoC students and their family members are welcome to attend. Zoom link will be sent to everyone who has RSVP'd the evening of April 22nd. Please be sure to register before then so you can receive the Zoom link!

This event is meant to honor our student achievements this past year. We will announce the Outstanding Student Awards, the Dean's Awards, new inductees to the Lambda Pi Eta Honors Society, and more. Please email SoC Events Coordinator Genevieve Buthod at gbuthod@luc.edu with any questions. Click here for more information. 

The Excellence Awards Ceremony

Saturday, April 23rd, 6:00-7:00pm

Every year, outstanding Ramblers are recognized for their commitments to excellence in exemplifying Loyola's mission and values. The Division of Student Development is proud to work with Arrupe College, Athletics, Career Services, the Office of Sustainability, and Student Academic Services to coordinate the annual Excellence Awards Ceremony. Click here for more information. 

At the Excellence Awards Ceremony, the following awards and honors are recognized

  • 1870 Award
  • Arrupe College's 2015 Award
  • Athletics' Student Athlete Awards 
  • Damen Awards
  • Graduate, Professional, and Adult Student Awards
  • Maroon & Gold Society Recognition 
  • Residence Life Awards
  • Spirit of Laudato si' Sustainability Awards
  • Student Employment Awards
  • Unity of Heart & Mind Awards

One World, Voices United: Choral Showcase

ONE WORLD, VOICES UNITED

Friday, April 23rd, 7:00pm

Chamber Choir, University Chorale, & Women's Chorus

 

A program celebrating music and singing from around the world, featuring music from South Africa, Japan, Bulgaria, Canada, Finland, Brazil, the Mediterranean, and India. Tickets are priced on a pay-what-you-can scale if you wish to support the department. All price levels include a ticket. Click here for ticket information.



Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium

Launches Saturday, April 24th and runs through Friday, April 30th

Each year, the Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium features presentations on undergraduate research and community engagement projects supported by LUROP fellowships, external programs, academic courses, service-learning experiences, internships, or community partnerships. The symposium engages the diverse ways undergraduate students advance Loyola’s Jesuit mission of “expanding knowledge in service to humanity through learning, justice, and faith.” This year, we are hosting Loyola's Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium, "Persevering in a Virtual World," virtually from Saturday, April 24 through Friday, April 30, 2021.

Click here for more information. 

International Honors Program Celebration

Saturday, April 24th, 3:00-4:00pm

Honoring the achievements of this year's IHP graduating seniors, the celebration will include an address to the graduates by Professor Katz, a speech by a graduating senior, breakout rooms for conversation with honors professors, a celebratory toast, and other surprises.  Emcees: Professor Sholar and Professor Whidden. 

The Boys & The Nuns

THE BOYS & THE NUNS

Saturday, April 24th, 6:00pm

Written by Sandra Delgado

Music by Michael McBride

Co-Directed by Sandra Delgado & Mark E. Lococo

 

Join us for the world premier of The Boys and the Nuns, developed with Loyola students during Sandra Delgado’s residency with the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. To pass the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance, members of Chicago’s LGBT+ community and an order of Catholic Sisters come together to change both their city and their world. Set in the 1980s, this play with music explores dignity, identity, and the power of faith in a striking period of Chicago history. Tickets are priced on a pay-what-you-can scale if you wish to support the department. All price levels include a ticket. Click here for ticket information.



Mass at Madonna Della Strada

Sunday, April 25th, 10:30am & 5:00pm

Live Stream

Campus Ministry nurtures Catholic life at Loyola through the celebration of the Mass and other sacraments as well as opportunities for communal prayer and Eucharistic Adoration. While Madonna della Strada Chapel is the center of Catholic Life on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus, Campus Ministry offers opportunities for Catholic liturgies, prayer, and reflection at Loyola's Water Tower Campus, and Health Sciences Campus in Maywood, IL. Click here for more information. 

Phi Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony

Sunday, April 25th, 2:00pm

 

Every Spring, we gather to honor the work of our History students. It is one of the highlights of the year as we induct new members into the National History Honor Society (Phi Alpha Theta), introduce the new officers of our History Club and Honor Society, say farewell to our graduating seniors, and announce the winners of the History Undergraduate Awards

The Boys & The Nuns

THE BOYS & THE NUNS

Saturday, April 25th, 2:00pm

Written by Sandra Delgado

Music by Michael McBride

Co-Directed by Sandra Delgado & Mark E. Lococo

 

Join us for the world premier of The Boys and the Nuns, developed with Loyola students during Sandra Delgado’s residency with the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. To pass the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance, members of Chicago’s LGBT+ community and an order of Catholic Sisters come together to change both their city and their world. Set in the 1980s, this play with music explores dignity, identity, and the power of faith in a striking period of Chicago history. Tickets are priced on a pay-what-you-can scale if you wish to support the department. All price levels include a ticket. Click here for ticket information.



Senior Dance Student Masha Bandouil
Dance Feature

Masha Bandouil Dance Major

Please enjoy this final project from one of our talented dance majors!

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Loyola Fine Arts Senior Exhibition
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Sensory Overload: 2021 Loyola Fine Art Senior Exhibition

Sensory Overload is an online exhibition of the work of Loyola University Chicago’s most recent Fine Art graduates.

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Organ Concert Featuring Laura Bottei
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Organ Concert Featuring Laura Bottei

Madonna della Strada Chapel's monthly concert series features Loyola student Laura Bottei in her senior recital. Witness this amazing and talented student in her final Loyola recital before heading off for graduate school.

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