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ACPA Spotlights a Loyola Ph.D. Student in Higher Education

As part of Careers in Student Affairs Month, ACPA invited individuals to share their unique perspectives on the field of higher education. Michael Bumbry shared his thoughts on working in the field, both in student affairs and alumni relations.  More . . .

School Psychology Alumni at ISPA Conference

Pictured left to right: Maggie Norton, Jen Smurlo, Alissa Fitch, and Katie Neidich

Loyola Alums from the Education Specialist School Psychology cohort of 2010 found time to catch up on things during lunch at the Illinois School Psychologists Association’s (ISPA) Fall Conference held in early October. There were many alums at this event which hosted [...]

Theorizing Gun Violence in Schools

The Department of Cultural and Educational Policy Studies and the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago will be hosting a conference, “Theorizing Gun Violence in Schools, on Saturday, October 25.  Flyer Details

Chicago Teacher Partnership Program (CTPP)

2014 graduates of the undergraduate elementary education program and CTPP participants, share their stories as current classroom teachers.  Check it at the Blog developed by Mary Ellen Bleeden, Assistant Professor.

Staff Promotion

Katie Palumbo was recently promoted as the Administrative Assistant to the Deans. For the past year, Katie was the Office Assistant/Receptionist.  Her smiling face greeted you daily as you entered the 11th floor.  You now can find her just a few feet down the hall in 1111. Congratulations!

Chicagoland Partners for English Language Learners (CPELL) Offer Professional Development

On August, 13, 2014, fifty elementary teachers and school administrators these partner districts gathered on Loyola University Chicago’s Lake Shore campus to be trained in the implementation of the WIDA MODEL assessment tool. This day of training, sponsored by the CPELL grant, provided an opportunity for the districts to receive not only a day of [...]

Sierra Magazine – Top Ten Coolest Schools

Loyola was recently recognized by Sierra Magazine for our sustainability initiatives as part of their annual list:

This data was taken directly from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) report that Dr. Tavis Jules and his students played a major role in the project.  Dr. Jules’ course ELPS 555- Seminar on Sustainability, Ethics and Development [...]

Presidential Sessions at AERA 2015

Dr. OiYan Poon, Higher Education faculty, is the lead author/coordinator for a Presidential Session proposal recently accepted for the 2014 AERA Conference. The session, Toward Collective Action to Reclaim Public Narrative for Justice: Ameliorating on Impoverished Cultural Discourse on Affirmative Action in Higher Education is one of nine accepted.  Congratulations!

Community Counseling Student Selected for Prestigious Fellowship

Eddie Burks, MEd student in Community Counseling, has  been selected for the prestigious Schweitzer Fellowship – a year-long service learning program that empowers health professions graduate students to design and implement projects that help address the health needs of underserved Chicago communities. Schweitzer Fellows will provide 200 hours of direct service. Fellows will serve a [...]

Alumnus Presented at the Future Educators’ Associate Conference

Brian G. Ricca, (EdD ’11) presented a session entitled “Relationships and the Superintendency at the April 2014 Future Educators’ Associate Conference sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa.  Dr. Ricca is currently the Superintendent of Schools for Montpelier Public Schools