USGA President talks textbooks, community at State of the Students address

stack-of-books[1]By Annemarie Laredo

Tuesday evening, a large crowd of Loyola University Chicago students poured into The Den in Damen Student Center to hear the president of USGA tell them how students’ voices has been heard, and changes in student life as well as the areas for improvement.

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Jesuit artifacts come to life at LUMA’s Crossings and Dwellings

Wilhelm Lamprecht (Bavarian, 1838-1901) Pere Marquette and the Indians, 1869. Photo from LUMA Tumblr.

Wilhelm Lamprecht (Bavarian, 1838-1901)
Pere Marquette and the Indians, 1869. Photo from LUMA Tumblr.

By Molly Morrison

Crossings and Dwellings, the current exhibition at the Loyola University Museum of Art, honors the 200th anniversary of the Jesuit Restoration and a century of women’s education at Loyola-Mundelein. The Jesuits’ journey is a story of suppression and constant movement, told through five galleries and hundreds of items on display.

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Students, neighbors tour Institute of Enviromental Sustainability

San Francisco Hall. Photo from Loyola University Chicago.

Institute of Environmental Sustainability. Photo from Loyola University Chicago.

Loyola University opened the doors of its Institute of Environmental Sustainability Sept. 23 at a tour for students neighbors interested in exploring the facility and its programs.

Aaron Durnbaugh, Loyola’s director of sustainability,gave the hour-long tour presenting the building, academics and Loyola’s mission regarding environmental issues.

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Alpha Sigma Alpha celebrates 50 years at Loyola

By Abby McDowell

Last weekend, the Gamma Lambda chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha celebrated its 50th anniversary of establishment on Loyola University Chicago’s campus.

Founded in 1964, the sorority’s 50th year makes Gamma Lambda as the oldest chapter on campus.

“While our sorority started out very small, installed with only 6 women, it has since grown to have over one hundred women,” said Kelsey Moore, vice president of alumnae and heritage. “Even though our chapter may have increased in size over the past fifty years, the importance or our sorority and what it means to be a member of Gamma Lambda has remained the same.”

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Loyolans find spiritual home in student-run church

Photo from Loyola University Chicago.

Photo from Loyola University Chicago.


By Sarah Harrington

Every Sunday, a church founded by a small group of Loyola students comes together to worship. Known as Ecclesia, the congregation has grown to include dozens of students, who say they have developed personal and spiritual connections with the church, which is still student-led.

Between 50 and 60 students regularly attend Ecclesia’s interdenominational Christian service, which takes place Sunday nights in Mundelein Center’s Palm Court. Each service starts with a call to worship, and the church is currently in a series on the biblical topic of Kingdom.

“I like Ecclesia because it’s run by students and for students,” said Mary Williams, a member of the church. “It encourages people and their gifts to come together and worship in a community.”

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Engineering program, new strategic plan highlights of fall State of the University address

loyolaBy Christian Minnie

University President and CEO Rev. Michael Garanzini delivered the fall State of the University address this past Tuesday. Covering a range of topics concerning Loyola, Garanzini described the university as being “healthy” overall.

Garanzini opened his address with a discussion of Loyola’s financial situation, describing how the university was “budgeting its debt” and “paying off our loans as we go along.”

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Women’s soccer team trying to kick it to the top


By Ayrealle Beavers

Loyola’s women’s soccer team is trying to bring it all together this season. With a current record of 4-7 overall, the Ramblers turned their season around Friday with a win in Terre Haute, Indiana, against the Indiana State Sycamores, who now have a record of 2-6-3 this season.

Before Friday’s game, seniors Monica and Valerie Gonyo said they were expecting a shift in their season and to make a huge turnaround in Conference play.

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