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Is this a $1M idea?

At first glance, Loyola business students and science students seem to be different breeds entirely. Biology majors conduct research and experiment in laboratories on the Lake Shore Campus, while finance and business majors pitch products and talk numbers downtown. But, as it turns out, they’ve got chemistry.

January’s staff stars

The Commitment to Excellence January staff award winners have been chosen. Read on to check out their profiles. Please also take some time to nominate a staff member that you feel goes above and beyond to represent the University’s mission.

A journey of faith

For its second Cardinal Newman Lecture this spring, the Hank Center invites writer, teacher, publisher, and editor Gregory Wolfe to speak about his journey of faith in the Catholic Church. The lecture will take place Thursday, February 20, at 4 p.m., on the Lake Shore Campus.

“Green” challenges ramp up

As a kickoff to RecycleMania, a two-month recycling competition among U.S. universities, Loyola is celebrating Waste Week. The idea is to help everyone on campus think about the waste we generate and what we can do to reduce it. Click here for the week’s events.

Making the grade

When Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Loyola President and CEO Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., announced a partnership between the University and Nicholas Senn High School in May 2012, the plan was two-fold: to help develop Senn into a quality neighborhood school and to create a wall-to-wall International Baccalaureate (IB) program there.

State of the U is strong

On Wednesday, January 29, Loyolans crowded into the Crown Center Auditorium to hear Father Garanzini discuss the State of the University. Diverting from the standard structure of his past addresses, Father Garanzini took to the podium and fielded questions from the audience to begin, saying that he wanted to create a mixture of a report and a town hall meeting.

March to the Arch

Join your fellow Ramblers in St. Louis for an exciting weekend of college basketball! March 6-9, 2014, the Loyola’s men’s basketball team will make its inaugural appearance at Arch Madness, the Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball tournament.

The State of the University

The Loyola community is invited to attend Father Garanzini’s State of the University address, which will be delivered on Wednesday, January 29, at the Lake Shore Campus. The address will also be streamed live.

Honoring Dr. King’s legacy

On Monday, January 20, the University will observe a day of remembrance in honor of the late Martin Luther King Jr. Later in the week, on Wednesday, January 22, the University will hold its annual tribute to Dr. King’s life and legacy, this year welcoming noted civil rights activist and scholar Lani Guinier to campus as the day’s keynote speaker.

A leader who loves volunteering

During her time at Loyola, Shahtaj Usmani has spent countless hours as a student leader in several groups, including the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the New Life Volunteering Society, a national non-profit organization that she helped establish. These are just a few of the reasons she’s been named the College of Arts and Sciences’s President’s Medallion winner for 2013-14.