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Is completing my degree worth it?

I have a friend who is considering a return to college. He stopped out of Big State U several years ago and has worked in unsatisfying jobs since. He is wondering if the time, effort and money he would have to invest to complete his degree are worth it. Will it really make a difference [...]

Alum Walt Wilk: Encouragement Key To Degree

Alum Walt Wilk: Encouragement Key To Degree

This year marks the centennial year for adult education at Loyola and we are celebrating the anniversary by gathering stories of our alumni who want to share their Loyola experience, and how it has transformed their lives. SCPS changed its name a number of times but it has consistently served adult students.

The following bio came [...]

New Associate Dean at SCPS: Jeanne Widen, PhD

New Associate Dean at SCPS: Jeanne Widen, PhD

We are very proud to announce that Jeanne Widen is the new Associate Dean at SCPS. After an exhaustive search, the best candidate was hidden in plain sight! Jeanne was first hired with SCPS as Director of Online Learning in Fall, 2012. In that role, she established a strong online curriculum and  this is proven [...]

Join us March 5th for the next Career Development Workshop

Ah, break week.  It’s so close.  After the stress of finals, who doesn’t want to just stay home and enjoy a quiet week of not coming downtown before Spring II starts.

Well I hope I can convince you to come back downtown on Wednesday, March 5th for the latest career development workshop co-hosted by SCPS and [...]

More Evidence That Completing The Bachelor’s Degree Matters

More Evidence That Completing The Bachelor’s Degree Matters

We hear so many tales of doubt about the value of completing the bachelor’s degree these days that a dose of economic common sense might help us. A study released by the Pew Foundation makes it clear:

The wage advantage for completion of the bachelor’s degree has grown during the recent bad economic times.

The value [...]

Alum Joseph Arns: Extraordinary Vet, Businessman and Family Man

Alum Joseph Arns: Extraordinary Vet, Businessman and Family Man

Joseph Arns pictured with his wife and seven children on the day of his graduation in 1958, in a photo from the New World Newspaper. The photo in the background is a picture of the graduates on Loyola’s campus. A total of 750 graduated that day.

This year marks the centennial year for adult education at [...]

Alum Nora Scannell’s Impressive Career as a Police Woman

Alum Nora Scannell’s Impressive Career as a Police Woman

This year marks the centennial year for adult education at Loyola and we are celebrating the anniversary by gathering stories of our alumni who want to share their Loyola experience, and how it has transformed their lives. SCPS changed its name a number of times but it has consistently served adult students.

The following bio [...]

Don’t forget your LUC ID in 2014!

Is it me or do classes seem like they’re right around the corner?

Change is a part of life, and that’s especially true at Loyola. You might notice some changes around WTC next week when classes start, one of which will be ID’s are now required for ALL WTC buildings. Yes, even [...]

Online Orientation Thursday, January 2

Online Orientation Thursday, January 2

If you are enrolled in an online course for the Spring, considering taking an online course this year, or would simply like to learn more about online learning at SCPS, please join us for a virtual online workshop on

                Thursday, January 2

          5:30 -6:30 p.m. Central time

The workshop will cover the following topics:

Plans for SCPS programs [...]

Complete Your Degree Transfer Evaluation Night December 10

Returning to school to complete a bachelor’s degree can be overwhelming and we understand that here at SCPS. Make it easy on yourself and attend one of our many Complete Your Degree Transcript Evaluation Nights. Meet the deans and advisors, and others like you, who are thinking about finishing their degree. We will review your [...]