Check out this preview of the in-progress documentary on Mister Kelly's, the preeminent Chicago night club from the 1950s-1970s. To date, three generations of Loyola Oral History graduate students have participated in compiling interviews for the Happy Medium Ventures project on this Chicago hot spot. Additionally, two Loyola grads have been hired as project organizers for the project, including the current organizer Adam Carston.
The Public History Program, Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, and the University Libraries are the recipients of a three-year grant to help prepare for the university’s 150th anniversary celebration. The grant funds four graduate student Sesquicentennial Scholars who will research Loyola's history, digitize important materials, and create projects to interpret and share how the University has evolved through its first 150 years.
The History Club is now an official student organization on campus! After weeks of planning and organization, the club officers are excited to hold the first general meeting on January 24 (location TBD), with 30+ students already signed up. Any student, regardless of major, will have the opportunity to join and attend events. History Club hopes to host several programs throughout the semester: Trivia Night 2.0, Food History night, Chicago History Museum After Hours, and Movie showings. Officers include Norman Frazier (President), Matty Lewis (Vice President), Amela Kalezic (Secretary), and Meghan Olson (Treasurer). PARTICIPATE
On November 3, 2018, the Loyola HGSA hosted their 15th Annual History Graduate Student Conference. With over 130 attendees and 15 individual panels, this year’s conference was a great success. For the first time, the conference also featured a lunch panel and networking event focused on career diversity sponsored by the American Historical Association's Career Diversity for Historians Initiative. Thank you to all who participated in the conference and helped to make it a productive and engaging day! READ MORE
Matthew Pajor of the St. Joseph Seminary was a recipient of this year's Presidential Medallion. Pajor is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in History, Philosophy, and Political Science. The Presidential Medallion is awarded by the University's deans to students "who have exemplified a commitment to leadership, scholarship, and service throughout their time at Loyola." READ MORE
This past summer, graduate students Jenny Clay and Nathan Ellstrand worked with the Women and Leadership Archives to create the Voices from Mundelein: Media Portal. Showcasing images alongside more than 30 interviews, the site shares the stories of women religious, students, staff, and faculty from Mundelein College.
"Loyola is a special place," says Junior History Major Matt Walcutt. "It's creating socially-conscious and responsible people. The work I'm doing lets me take the Jesuit mission as well as my personal goals together so that I can empower people from all these different communities across the world." WATCH VIDEO