Loyola University Chicago

Human Resources


May 2019 Human Resources Updates

Dear Faculty and Staff,

Human Resources is pleased to provide updates and announce new programs and services for our Loyola University Chicago community. Please review the information below to learn more about how you can participate in the 2019 Bike to Work Challenge; support our undergraduate students by attending the upcoming Loyola night at the Cubs game; and more.

Help Loyola Become the 2019 Bike to Work Challenge Champs (June 14–28)
We hope you will join us in participating in the 2019 Bike to Work Challenge, scheduled to take place this year from June 14 to June 28. As part of our commitment to wellness and sustainable commuting options, Loyola participates in the annual competition between Chicagoland companies and schools to see who can bike the most during a two-week period. Participation is free and the top riders are eligible for prizes. In addition, you do not have to bike every day or the entire way to work. By making just one commuter trip during the competition, you will help Loyola become the Bike to Work Challenge champs.

Interested in participating? Information about how to join Loyola’s team will be posted on the Bike to Loyola website when registration becomes available. If you would like to be notified when registration opens, please email the Office of Sustainability at sustainability@LUC.edu.

Health and Wellness: Preventive Care and Annual Physical Reminders
If you are enrolled in Loyola’s medical plan, be sure to take advantage of the 100 percent coverage you receive. When you or covered family members use in-network providers, your annual deductible for routine preventative care services is waived. Some examples of routine preventive care services are annual physical examinations, mammograms, and immunizations for adults and children. Learn more about preventive care services covered under the Loyola medical plan on page 24 of the 2019 Benefits Booklet.

Show Your Rambler Pride as the Cubs Play the Reds on September 18
Join us as we show our school pride at Loyola University Chicago night at Wrigley Field on Wednesday, September 18, at 7:05 p.m. Purchase your reduced-priced tickets to watch the Cubs take on the Cincinnati Reds and receive a commemorative Cubs hat in Loyola colors. Rally your coworkers to go to a great event that benefits our undergraduate scholarship program. Get your tickets before they sell out!

EMERGE—Personal and Professional Development
Space is still available for EMERGE classes scheduled in May. The program offers personal, professional, and wellness seminars. Whether you are in a leadership role or are a member of a team, you will find a program that helps you increase your knowledge and strengthen your skills. We encourage you to visit the EMERGE website to register for the following courses:

  • May 14—I’m Here For You: Title IX & Gender-Based Violence Training 
    (Health Sciences Campus)
  • May 16—Personal Productivity (Lake Shore Campus)
  • May 20—I’m Here For You: Title IX & Gender-Based Violence Training 
    (Water Tower Campus)
  • May 22—Project Management—Advanced (Water Tower Campus)
  • May 29—Appreciating Diversity (Water Tower Campus)

Business Skills Training—Personal and Professional Development
As we prepare to close the spring semester, Human Resources encourages faculty and staff members to take time to review free professional development courses available online through Skillsoft. Approximately 200 on-demand courses are designed to help you refresh and expand your business skills and knowledge. In addition, Skillsoft courses are available for review on mobile devices. Once you download the app via the Apple or Google Play store, you can use your Loyola username and password to access training materials.

If you have questions regarding any of these updates, please visit LUC.edu/hr.


Winifred L. Williams, PhD
Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer