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Director of orchestras chosen as a top conductor for national ensembles

Director of orchestras chosen as a top conductor for national ensembles

Erin Snodgrass

February 23, 2018


Filed under Academic, News, Showcase

Jean Montès, associate professor of music and director of orchestras, has been chosen as one of five conductors to lead more than 500 high school students in Orlando, Florida for the All National Honor Ensembles next Thanksgiving. At the event, singers and instrumentalists will be trained by some...

LUCAP looking for more volunteers

LUCAP looking for more volunteers

Yuichiro Oguma

February 22, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Loyola Community Action Program is supporting two charities on Feb. 24: Students Moving Into the Lives of the Elderly (SMILE) and Habitat for Humanity. Students will be able to volunteer to play games with senior citizens or help build a house for a family in need. The events are taking place to show...

Professors required to make up class time missed during snow days

Professors required to make up class time missed during snow days

Emma Gilheany

February 22, 2018


Filed under Academic, News, Showcase

Professors will be required to make up for the class time missed when classes were canceled due to winter weather in January in order to meet the course requirements set for accredited universities. On Jan. 17 and 18, classes were suspended at Loyola due to winter weather in New Orleans. Because...

Mission and Ministry defers Institutional Examen by a year

Paulina Picciano

February 5, 2018


Filed under Administration, News

Loyola has started to evaluate how it lives up to its mission and identity as a Jesuit university, but the process for doing so has been delayed by a year. In an email sent out to the student body on Jan. 12, the Rev. Ted Dziak, S. J., announced that Loyola will be reflecting on how it lives out its...

Residential Life announces Mardi Gras policies

Residential Life announces Mardi Gras policies

Payton Whittaker

February 5, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

There will be slight changes to residential hall rules during the Mardi Gras holiday. Starting the Friday before Mardi Gras, all of the residential halls’ rules will be altered due to the need for an increase in security over the holiday, according to the Office of Student Affairs’ website. First...

Josefa Salmón named Faculty Member of the Year

Josefa Salmón named Faculty Member of the Year

Rose Wagner

February 1, 2018


Filed under Academic, News, Showcase

The Department of Languages and Cultures is home to a former diplomat, a variety of political activists, a certified interpreter and professors from over five different countries, but it has never been home to the winner of the Dux Academicus award. Until now. Josefa Salmón, Spanish and Latin American...

100th Night returns to Loyola

100th Night returns to Loyola

Cody Downey

January 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

After a two year absence, the 100th Night is back for the seniors of Loyola. The 100th Night is an event that happens exactly 100 nights before the senior class graduates. The event was started in 2012, and the plan was to make it a new tradition for students to look forward to every year. However,...

Loyola Link brings students and alumni together

Payton Whittaker

January 30, 2018


Filed under News

The Career and Development Center, or CDC, has partnered with the Alumni Association and have put together a program called LoyolaLink. This program connects current Loyola students to experienced alumni over the phone in an attempt to mentor students in career networking. The CDC puts together several...

Ament excited to start new adventure

Ament excited to start new adventure

Madison Mcloughlin

January 29, 2018


Filed under Academic, News, Showcase

Nathan Ament has already begun to set sail as Loyola’s new director of admissions. Ament plans on increasing efficiencies and continuing the momentum and growth of the university during his time here. Having never worked for a Jesuit university before, Ament was excited about doing something different....

Loyola club sports struggle to receive transportation funding

Loyola club sports struggle to receive transportation funding

Will Ingram

January 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

Imagine devoting time and energy to practice, meetings, studying plays and working out in order to do your best in the sports you love, yet you are missing one pivotal thing: a way to get to the game.Loyola club sports have not been receiving the funds they need in order to travel and compete to the be...

Founding director of advising excited to make change

Founding director of advising excited to make change

Erin Snodgrass

January 24, 2018


Filed under Academic, News, Showcase

Missy Hernandez, Loyola’s founding director of academic advising, is no stranger to building new academic advising programs. She spent four years working at a government institution in Abu Dhabi as a full-time faculty academic advisor doing introductory and career exploration courses. Following...

Textbooks break students’ banks

Textbooks break students’ banks

Madison Mcloughlin

January 22, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Purchasing textbooks can be one of the most dreaded necessities a college student endures every semester. While there are some classes that don’t require any books, most classes do, many of them requiring more than one book. In an attempt to avoid high prices, many students opt to rent the books...

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