Loyola University Chicago

Polish Studies

Calendar of Events

General Pulaski - Roger Williams Park

General Kazimierz Pułaski (1745-1779) Monument in Roger Williams Park, Rhode Island

 

Spring 2024

Jan 30

10:00AM

Prometheism and Power - Mobilizing Nationalism to Confront the Russia Empire discussed by the Kosciuszko Foundation Scholar M. Olchawa with Professors Olga Avdeyeva and Marcel Garbos

Webinar

Feb 12

4:00- 5:00pm

Polish Studies Scholarship for more information contact Professor Bożena McLees bmclees@luc.edu Apply today for summer and AY2024-2025

Zoom

Mar 01

All day

Deadline to apply for Polish Studies scholarships for AY2024-2025

  • Chmielowski Scholarship
  • Dr. Regina Bowgierd Scholarship
  • Professor Frank Kujawiński Scholarship
  • Siberian Society Scholarship

E-mail

Mar 16

10:00- 4:00pm

Chicago History Museum- Day of Dialogue

Chicago History Museum

Mar 19  1:30- 3:30pm  Polish Easter traditions- making Pisanki  TBA 
Apr 06 10:00am Plocieniak Family Scholarship Polish language exam for high school seniors applying to Loyola TBA 
Apr 09 2:30- 3:45pm Dr. Magdalena Moskalewicz lecture on Female Body Under Socialism: Three Polish Artists TBA 
Apr 14 All day Deadline to register for course LITR 200 with Professor Merchant, Summer 2024 Krakow Online
Apr 16 5:00- 7:00pm 16th Undergraduate Student FORUM research paper competition on East and Central Europe TBA 
Apr 19 TBA Film Night on Milwaukee screeing & discussion with dir. Adrian Prawica  TBA 
Apr 21 3:00- 5:00pm Maciej Olchawa, The Kosciuszko Foundation LUC Scholar Public Lecture TBA 
May 04 11:30am Polish Constitution of 1791 Day Parade TBA

 

Fall 2023

Sept 05 5:30pm LUC Polish Student Alliance first general body meeting AY2023-2024 MUND 514
Sept 22 10:15- 11:15am Professor Adam Bodnar Lecture: Rule of Law and Its Impact on Business and Individuals Damen Den
Oct 13-18 All day Human Rights Symposium at the University of Warsaw, and visit in krakow and Auschwitz University of Warsaw
Oct 20-21 7:30pm 3:30pm Play Sanctuary City by Martyna Majok Steppenwolf Theatre
Oct 24 5:00- 7:00pm Footprints of Polonia Across America. A Celebration of Polish History and Culture McCormick Lounge
TBA 3:00pm Maciej Olchawa public lecture: War in Ukraine and Poland  Webinar
TBA   Dr. Magdalena Moskalweicz lecture on Polish art: Female Body Under Socialism Online
Nov 01 2:45- 4:00pm Dziady dramatic reading by students and Polish dinner TBA
Nov 04   35th Polish Film Festival in Chicago  
Nov 29 3:30- 5:30pm Andrzejki festivities LLRC CC-104

 

Spring 2023

Mar 18 9:30- 12:30pm Polish American Medical Society presents WORLD OF MEDICINE Talk for Future Doctors LUC Health Science Campus
Mar 19 2:00- 3:00pm

Maciej Olchawa, The Kosciuszko Foundation LUC Scholar Public Lecture                                                                              Can Poland and Ukraine Unravel the Russian Empire? 

 
Ukranian Institute of Modern  Art 
Mar 28 1:30- 3:30pm

Polish easter traditions- making Pisanki

Damen Den
Mar 30 4:00- 5:30pm

Fr. John Pawlikowski lecture on Christian-Jewish Relations: Recent Developments and New Challenges

Regis Hall
Apr 01 10:00am

Ploceniak Family Scholarship Polish language exam for high school seniors applying to Loyola

Dumbach Hall 125
Apr 03 2:45- 3:35pm

Film Night on Milwaukee screening & discussion with dir. Adrian Prawica

IC 111
Apr 11 2:30- 3:45pm

Dr. Magdalena Moskalewicz lecture on Polish Feminist Women Artists

Dumnach Hall 236
Apr 20 5:00- 7:00pm

15th Undergraduate Student FORUM, research paper comptition on East and Central Europe

Dumbach Hall 236
Apr 22 3:00- 5:00pm

Peter Obst and Elżbieta Rogowska presentation about 1939 NYC World Exhibit Polish Art Return to Poland

Polish Museum of America
May 10 All day

Polish Studies Scholarship for more information contact Professor Bożena McLees bmclees@luc.edu Apply today for AY2023-2024

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Fall 2022

Sept 21 5:30pm LUC Polish Student Alliance- Join us to learn about what's happening this semester! Cuneo 216
Oct 02 3:00pm Macej Olchawa public lecture: Poland and the War in Ukraine Polish Museum  of America
Oct 30   Dziady dramatic reading by students and Polish dinner  
Nov 01 TBA  Dr. Magdalena Moskalewicz lecture: Three Feminist Polish Artists Cuneo 111
Nov 30 3:30- 5:30pm Andrzejki traditional games to predict our future  LLRC CC-208

 

Fall 2021

 
Sept. 9 10:00 am -2:00 pm LUC Polish Student Alliance! @ Org Fair
  • Meet the 2021-2022 board and learn about all the LUC PSA does and will do throughout this academic year!
Gentile Arena
Sept. 15 5:30 - 6:30 pm Loyola Polish Student Alliance Grand Board Meeting (GBM)
  • Join us to learn about what's happening this semester.
Zoom
Nov. 10 7:45pm - 9:30pm REMEMBER THIS: The Lesson of Jan Karski, a courier for the Polish Underground resistance during World War II who tried to stop the Holocaust. Chicago
Shakespeare
Theater
Nov. 22


Nov. 23

Various times

Dr. Marek Liszka from Ignatianum Academy in Krakow -- Lectures in English and in Polish.

NOV. 22

  • 10:50 am - Poland Since 1989 (MUND 1410)
  • 12:10 pm - Poland Since 1989 (MUND 304)
  • 2:50 pm - Legacy of the Interwar Period (Dumbach 4)
  • 4:10 pm - Nature in Poland, Tatra Mountains (MUND 407)

NOV. 23

  • 3:00-4:15 pm - Co się dzieje w Polsce? Jakie są przyczyny licznych i masowych demonstracji ulicznych? (CC 200W)

Various LUC Classrooms

Nov. 6-28 Evenings 32nd Polish Film Festival in America, Chicago 1112 Gallery
Nov. 30  4:00 pm-
6:00 pm
Andrzejki LLRC CC-208
Dec. 1 Noon Polish Studies scholarships applications for AY 2022 -2023 are available Polish Studies website
Dec. 3 2:00 pm-
3:00
Polish Studies Scholarships for AY 2023 info session on Zoom
https://luc.zoom.us/j/88000411372
Advising with Professor Bożena Nowicka McLees, Director of Polish Studies. Available Scholarships:

 

Spring 2021

Feb. 8 6:00 - 7:00 pm Loyola Polish Student Alliance Grand Board Meeting (GBM) Online
--  12:10 -
1:00 pm
Professor John Merchant host speakers in his Polish American Literature classes. Click on the hyperlinked texts to be redirected to the lecture on Panopto.
Online 
March 4 1:00 pm Live conversation with Polish film director Ms. Agnieszka Holland with Zbigniew Banaś, Małgorzata Pośpiech and Bożena Nowicka McLees Online
Jan. 31

11:59 pm

    Online
April 6 6:00 - 7:00 pm Loyola Polish Student Alliance GBM
  • Learn more about events and general information on the 2021-2022 board 
Online
April 13 6:00 - 7:00 pm Loyola Polish Student Alliance GBM
  • Learn about board positions in-depth and how to apply for them!
Online
April 15 11:59 pm Undergraduate Student FORUM, research papers on East-Central Europe DUE Online
April 19 All-day Alek Chmielowski Scholarship Application 2021-2022 DUE Online
April 19 All-day Dr. Regina Bowgierd Scholarship Application 2021-2022 DUE Online
April 19 All-day Kujawinski Scholarship Application 2021-2022 DUE Online
April 19 All-day Siberian Society Scholarship Application 2021-2022 DUE Online
April 20 6:00 - 7:00 pm Loyola Polish Student Alliance GBM
  • Meet the new 2021-2022 board!
Online
May 17 All-day Announcement of LUC Polish Studies Scholarship Awards for 2021-2022 Online


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Fall 2020

Aug. 26 3:00 - 6:00 pm Virtual Organization Fair - Learn more about LUC Polish Student Alliance!
  • Meet the 2020-2021 board and learn about all the LUC PSA does and will do throughout this academic year!
Online
Sept. 10 5:30 - 6:30 pm Loyola Polish Student Alliance Grand Board Meeting (GBM)
  • Join us to learn about what's happening this semester.
Online
Oct. 27 5:00 pm- 6:00pm Polish Films and Discussion on "Corpus Christi"
  • Film discussion with Professor Zbigniew Banaś, LUC Polish Studies Instructor of Polish and European Cinema 
Online
Nov. 5 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm On Polish: "How Can a Language and Culture Shape My Future?”  Zoom Webinar/Meeting 
  • Join this event to learn how the Polish language can help students personally, socially, and professionally throughout life.
Online
Nov. 7-22 Evenings 32nd Polish Film Festival in America, Chicago Online
Dec. 2 All-day Polish Studies scholarships applications open for AY 2021-2022 Online
Dec. 3 5:30 - 6:30 pm Loyola Polish Student Alliance GBM
  • This is the last meeting of the semester. Join us to learn about all we have accomplished as an organization!
Online
Dec. 8 12:00 pm-1:30 pm Polish Studies Scholarships: AY2022 Zoom Advising with Professor Bożena Nowicka McLees, Director of Polish Studies.Available Scholarships: Online

Spring 2020

TBA TBA Polish Student Alliance Grand Board Meeting (GBM) TBA
TBA 9:00 pm - 1:00pm Loyola Polish Student Alliance Pączki Sale Damen Student Center
Feb. 27 4:00 - 7:00pm Meet Dorota Masłowska, Internationally best-selling Polish author Crown Center (Room 141)
Feb. 28 All-day Alek Chmielowski Scholarship Application 2020-2021 DUE Online / Crown Center (Room 217)
Feb. 28 All-day Dr. Fran Kujawinski Scholarship Application 2020-2021 DUE Online / Crown Center, Room 217
Feb. 28 All-day Siberian Society Scholarship Application 2020-2021 DUE Online / Crown Center (Room 217) 
Feb. 29 All-day  Dr. Regina Bowgierd Scholarship Application 2020-2021 DUE Online / Crown Center (Room 217)
April 10  All-day  Submitting abstract of a paper for the STUDENT FORUM Submit to Dr. Marek Suszko (msuszko@luc.edu
April 25  9:30 am-3 pm  Plocieniak Polish Language Fluency Scholarship - written exam & oral interviews  Online 
Week of April 27  All Week  All Scholarship Applicants Interviews  Online 
TBA  10 am - 6 pm  Tribute to Olga Tokarczuk, screening and discussion of film Żurek  Damen Student Center
April 16  5:00 - 8:30 pm  STUDENT FORUM Research Papers DUE Online 
April 23  All-day  STUDENT FORUM Awards announced  Online 


Fall 2019

Sept. 19 4:00 - 5:00 pm  Loyola Polish Student Alliance Grand Board Meeting (GBM) Mundelein Center for the Arts (Room 204)
Sept. 23 4:00 pm Medieval Studies Program Lecture by Professor Smolucha IES (Rooms 123-124)
Sept. 25 1:40 pm Polish Studies Program Lecture by Professor Smolucha Cuneo Hall (Room 203)
Sept. 26 4:00 pm Hank Center for Catholic Heritage Lecture by Professor Smolucha Cuneo Hall (Room 116)
Nov. 9-24 Evenings Polish Film Festival in America, Chicago, IL AMC Village, Copernicus Center, Gallery Theatre
Nov. 12 6:00 pm Cold War (2018) Screening and Discussion led by Dr. Hutchens and Dr. Merchant Damen Student Center Cinema
Nov. 15 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Roman Pucinski and Polish Politics in America Conference  Piper Hall
Nov. 16 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Roman Pucinski and Polish-American Politics Leadership Workshop for Students Regis Hall
Nov. 22 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Andrzejki Fortune Telling, Disco Polo, Polish Dinner  Crown Center (Room 208)

Credit: http://polskiemuzy.pl

Spring 2019

Jan. 24 5:00 - 6:00 pm  Polish Student Alliance Grand Board Meeting (GBM) Cuneo Hall (Room 218)
Feb. 21 9:00 am -1:00 pm Polish Student Alliance Pączki Sale Damen Student Center
March 18 All-day Alek Chmielowski Scholarship Application 2019-2020 DUE Online
March 18 All-day Siberian Society Scholarship Application 2019-2020 DUE Online 
March 24 9:45 am - 11:45 am Plocieniak Polish Language Fluency Scholarship Exam Cuneo Hall (Room 211)
April 8 All-day Kujawinski Scholarship Application 2019-2020 DUE Online
April 16 5:00 - 8:30 pm 11th Student Forum on East-Central Europe Crown Center (Room 114)
May 4 11:30 am - 2:00 pm Constitution Day Parade  Balboa and Columbus Dr., Chicago, IL

 

 

Credit: http://naludowo.pl/ 

Fall 2018

Sept. 7-9 All Weekend Polish American Historical Association Conference McCormick Lounge
Sept. 8 11:00 am Film Screening: The Fourth Partition Damen Student Center Cinema
Sept. 8 8:00 pm A Concert for Centennial of Poland's Independence Skowronski Hall
Sept. 12 4:30 pm Polish Student Alliance Meeting Mundelein (Room 204)
Oct. 4 5:30 - 6:30 pm Polish Student Alliance Meeting Cuneo Hall (Room 217)
Oct. 12-19 All Day   Poland
Oct. 30 4:00 - 5:30 pm Dziady Reading and Polish Dinner McCormick Lounge
Nov. 3-18 Evenings Polish Film Festival in America AMC Rosemont, IL

 

Credit: http://naludowo.pl/ 

Spring 2018

Feb. 8 3:00 - 4:30 pm Russia Relations: Rivalry and Future Prospects Lecture McCormick Lounge
Feb. 15 4:00 - 5:00 pm Polish Student Alliance Meeting Cuneo Hall (Room 109)
Mar. 1 8:00 - 10:30 pm 2nd Chopin IN the City-2018 Festival  Mundelein Center for the Arts, Skowronski Hall
Mar. 24 All-day Society of Polish American Pre-Health Professionals Conference 2018

McCormick

Lounge

Mar. 24 9:00 am - 11:00 am Plocieniak Polish Language Fluency Scholarship Competition Cuneo Hall (Room 112)
April 16 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Guest Lecture on Current Situations in Poland McCormick Lounge
April 19 5:00 - 8:00 pm Tenth Annual Student Forum on East Central Europe Crown Center (Room 114)
April 28 1:00 - 4:00 pm ‌PALA Annual Meeting McCormick Lounge
April 29 10:30 - 11:30 am / 11:30 am - 2:00 pm PWA and WLA Mass Brunch Madonna della Strada; Information Commons (IC) - 4th floor
May 5 11:30 am Polish May 3, 1791, Constitution Day Parade Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL

 

Credit: https://www.polartcenter.com 

Fall 2017

Sept. 20 12:35 - 1:25 pm Meet Writer and Editor Yuriy Serebryansky Information Commons (IC) (Room 112)
Sept. 24 6:00 - 8:00 pm Concert In the Spirit of Wanda Landowska... Back to Baroque Music Piper Hall
Sept. 26 5:00 - 6:00 pm Polish Student Alliance Meeting Mundelein Center for the Arts (Room 204)
Oct. 13-20 All Day 12th JFRC Torun 2017 Poland
Oct. 25 6:30 pm Celebrating the 150th birthday of Maria Sklodowska Curie Information Commons (IC) (4th Floor)
Nov. 4-19 Evenings Polish Film Festival in America Gallery Theatre and Muvico Rosemont
Nov. 10 12:35 - 2:30 pm Anthony Bukoski Reading Information Commons (IC) (Room 112)
Nov. 11 11:00 am - 1:00 pm  Anthony Bukoski Reading Chopin Theatre
Nov. 14 6:00 - 7:00 pm Loyola Polish Student Alliance Grand Board Meeting (GBM) Mundelein Center for the Arts (Room 204)
Dec. 2 6:00 - 9:00 pm Celebrating 10 years of the Polish Studies Program Piper Hall

 

Credit: https://www.polskatradycja.pl/ 

Spring 2017

Jan 29 8:00 am - 2:00 pm PSA Aon Step Up for Kids Aon Center Building
Feb 24 8:00 pm PSA Carnival Celebration TBA
March 1  6:00 pm Chopin's Music in Classical, Jazz, and Other Interpretations Piper Hall
March 3 All-day FORUM - Undergraduate Research Forum Submission Deadline Online
April 1 9:00 am Plocieniak Scholarship Test TBA
April 11 5:00 - 8:00 pm  FORUM - The Undergraduate Research Paper Presentations Crown Center (Room 210)
May 6 11:30 am Polish Constitution Day Parade Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL

 

Credit to: https://whyart.co/pl/ 

Fall 2016

Oct. 31 4:00 - 6:00 pm Dziady Reading‌ and Polish Dinner McCormick Lounge
Nov. 5 - 20 Evenings Polish Film Festival of America in Chicago Gallery Theatre and Muvico Rosemont
Nov. 10 11:30 am - 12:45 pm Dr. Malgorzata Pospiech Lecture on Siberian Exiles Cuneo Hall (Room 117)
Nov. 11 10:25 am - 11:15 am Dr. Malgorzata Pospiech Presenting Her Book Miesteczko Mundelein Center for the Arts (Room 607)
Nov. 11 11:30 am - 12:20 pm Dr. Malgorzata Pospiech Presenting Her Book Miesteczko Cuneo Hall (Room 202)
Nov.18 7:00 - 11:00 pm LUC PSA Andrzejki Night Vertigo Sky Lounge
Nov. 30 5:00 - 6:00 pm Loyola Polish Student Alliance Grand Board Meeting (GBM) Cuneo 109
Dec. 3 3:00 - 6:00 pm Polish School Teachers, Students, and Parents Conference PNA Headquarters
Dec. 4 12:00 - 5:00 pm Polish School Teachers, Students, and Parents Conference PNA Headquarters
Dec. 6 2:30 - 4:00 pm Mikolajki Polish Presents Potluck Crown Center Lobby


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Spring 2016

April 11-12 All Day Polish-Jewish Curriculum Workshop and Events University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
April 9 10:00 am - 12:00 am Plocieniak Scholarship Polish Language Exam TBA
April 8 7:30 pm Film: Karski & the Lords of Humanity Copernicus Center, Chicago IL
March 13 All-day Forum Paper Submission Due Online

Credit: Maria Ciechańska 

Fall 2015

Nov. 18 3:00 pm ‌Lecture by Bartosz Rydlinski, Ph.D. Cuneo Hall (Room 116)
Nov. 13 - 14 All-day The Chicago Catholic Immigrants Conference: The Poles McCormick Lounge, Lake Shore Campus (LSC)
Nov. 11 6:30 - 8:30 pm The Fourth Partition Film screening and meeting with filmmakers Damen Student Center Cinema
Nov. 2 All-day Register for Polish Courses Online
Oct. 29 2:30 - 4:30 pm Dramatic reading by students of Dziady Part II
followed by Polish dinner
McCormick Lounge
Oct. 15 4:00 - 6:00 pm Dumbach Hall (Room 227)
Sept. 9 5:30 pm For Polish Student Alliance Meetings please check here.  Cuneo Hall (Room 109)

 

Credit: https://www.lillianlanko.com/ 

Spring 2015

April 16 TBA Meeting with the director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum TBA
April 15 4:00 pm Ida Film screening and discussion with Zbigniew Banas Damen Student Center Cinema
 April 8 4:30 pm Undergraduate Student FORUM #7  TBA
 April 4 All-day  Deadline for Chmielowski and Kujawinski Scholarships Online 
March 19 1:00 - 2:30 pm Śmierć Rotmistrza Pileckiego / The Death of Captain Pilecki with guest actor Marek Probosz Damen Student Center Cinema
February 24 - March 15 --  Operatic Performance of "Passenger" Lyric Opera, Chicago, IL
 February 8 11:00 am

Screening of "Passenger"

Gene Siskel Film Center

 

Credit: www.polishfolkarts.com 

Fall 2014

Nov. 21 9:00 pm - 1:00 am Andrzejki Night  Sky Deck in Willis Tower, Chicago, IL
Oct. 29 4:00 - 6:00 pm Dziady Student Reading Part II  Piper Hall
Sept. 20-21 --  Coming to See Aunt Sophie by Arthur Feinsod Chopin Theatre, Chicago, IL
Sept. 19-20  All-day Jan Karski Conference  
Sept. 18-21 --  Jan Karski Days in Chicago  

 

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Summer 2014

 June 4 4:30 pm Poetry and Freedom - Mexican and Polish Poetry Reading Mundelein Center for the Arts, Palm Court

 

Credit: https://www.galwaycitymuseum.ie/ 

Spring 2014 

April 15 6:00 pm The Grasinski Girls - Mary Erdmans Pala_TT_Polish_Book_Club Polish Museum of America, Chicago, IL
 April 5 5:00 - 8:00 pm Polish Mass Celebration of Canonization of Pope John Paul II  Madonna Della Strada Chapel
 March 31 --   Due: Course Development Application  
 March 27 1:00 - 2:15 pm Women in Propaganda of the Polish People's RepublicPolish_Propaganda_2014  Piper Hall (1st Floor)
 March 18 6:00 pm Story of a Secret State - Jan KarskiTT_Polish_Book_Club_Spring_Schedule  Crown Center (Room 102)
Feb. 23 11:00 am - 4:00 pm  Polish American Librarians Association 4th Annual Meeting Crown Center Auditorium
Jan. 28 1:00 - 2:15 pm Teresa Mikosz-Hintzke Visit - Six Years 'Til Spring, A Polish Family Odyssey Mundelein Center for the Arts (Room 504)

 
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Conferences/Lectures