Arabic as an Art: Loyola Visits CPS

Arabic as an Art: Loyola Visits CPS

March 14th, 2018

Our Arabic program at Loyola University Chicago has been privileged in February 2018 to host a one-hour Arabic workshop at one of the Chicago public Schools in the neighborhood.  Five Arabic students’ volunteers (Kyle, Uljana, Maria, Veronika & Sarah) accompanied ustaadha Sawsan in a visit to a second grade classroom.  They introduced basic sounds and […]


Ebru: Finding the Right Balance of Art and Life

Ebru: Finding the Right Balance of Art and Life

November 28th, 2017

Our Arabic program at Loyola University Chicago was honored to welcome well-known Chicago-resident Turkish artist, Sevim Surucu to a special Ebru art workshop with our Arabic students on November 8, 2017.   Sevim is an Ebru (Turkish Paper Marbling) artist with Bachelor of Art degree in Landscape Architecture from Istanbul University. In her marbling designs, […]


Fatena Alghorra – Made in Gaza

Fatena Alghorra – Made in Gaza

October 30th, 2017

Our Arabic program has been delighted to welcome Palestinian poet and journalist, Fatena Alghorra to an informal conversation with our Arabic students at Loyola University Chicago on September 20, 2017. Fatena has four books of poetry; one received a prize for best Arabic translation into Italian. A fifth book is forthcoming in Arabic and Dutch. […]