Loyola University Chicago

Wolf and Kettle Day

Los Lobos de Loyola statue

 The wolves have been released!

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Los Lobos Statue 

Los Lobos de Loyola statue

Wolf and Kettle Day 2012 featured the unveiling of Los Lobos de Loyola, a statue designed by Mexican artist Pancho Cardenas. This will be the third statue, second in the United States, of Cardenas' to be installed on a university campus. University of San Francisco and Universidad Iberoamericana have similar sculptures. Pancho Cardenas is most famous for his statue of Pope John Paul II with Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Recap of the Unveiling - March 21, 2012

During the afternoon of Wolf and Kettle Day 2012, over 1,000 students, faculty and staff gathered on the Lake Shore Campus to unveil Los Lobos de Loyola. Dr. Robert Kelly, Dr. Grace Calhoun and finally President Father Garanzini set the stage for the big event. The crowd cheered loudly, "We're Rambler Proud!" and the crest of the Loyola family in statue form was unveiled. The wolves' temporary resting area was between Dumbach and Cudahy Halls.

Current location

Today, the statue stands guard in front of the Norville Athletics Center and Gentile Arena, and the cauldron is lit up in flames for Rambler home games. The Los Lobos de Loyola statue is a constant reminder for students, faculty, staff and alumni to continue to celebrate the generosity of our Loyola family.