Corpse flower to bloom this week

It won’t smell pretty, but the Chicago Botanical Gardens is preparing for the exciting bloom of one of its rarest specimens.  Spike, the corpse flower is predicted to bloom within the next few days.  The Chicago Botanical Gardens has owned the five-foot tall plant for twelve years now, but this will be the flowers first blooming in Chicago. DNAnifo Chicago is running a live feed of the event and the Gardens will be offering late admission to the Gardens until 2 a.m. the day of the blooming.

For more information, check out the DNAinfo article here.

New statue welcomes Loyola students on first day

Sitting atop his platform overlooking the Quinlan Life Sciences Building, the new statue of Father Damen welcomed Loyola students on the first day of the fall semester.   Walter Arnold, a native Chicagoan, sculpted the statue of Fr. Arnold J. Damen, S.J. It was installed earlier this August and photos of the statue and its installation can be viewed on Loyola’s Flickr account.

Loyola University Chicago Flickr
Loyola University Chicago Flickr

Click here to read more about the Fr. Damen statue and its architect.

1 dead and 13 wounded in Thursday shootings

Separate shootings on the West and South sides of Chicago have left one woman dead and 13 others wounded. The shootings began early Thursday morning at a South Austin neighborhood liquor store where the gun fight wounded two men and resulted in the death of a 21-year-old woman.  Eight more shootings were reported Thursday into Friday morning.

For more of the story by Alexandra Chachkevitch visit the Chicago Tribune online here.

Kitchfix debuts retail store in Gold Coast

Downtown Loyola students will have a new healthy dining option for the new year just one stop north of campus off of Clark/Division red line stop.  Kitchfix opened its debut retail store in the Gold Coast yesterday, August 20.  Founded in 2013, Kitchfix is known for its prepared food delivery service, however the new restaurant will also offer a fast and casual dining experience that focuses on nutritional, ready to heat-and-eat meals. The three-day grand opening celebration runs through this weekend, Aug. 21-23.

For more information on prices, hours and special promotions, read the full story from DNAinfo here.

Kitchfix is located at 1165 N. State St.

Wishing Sister Jean a Happy 96th birthday

Photo taken by Steve Christensen for Inside Loyola
Photo taken by Steve Christensen for Inside Loyola

Join Loyola in celebrating the university’s favorite nun, Sister Jean, and her 96th birthday.  Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, BVM, was born in San Francisco in 1919 and previously taught at Mundelein College.  She is now a chaplain at Loyola.

“I don’t have to be like someone else, I just have to be me” -Sr. Jean Dolores Schmidt

For more inspirational words from Sister Jean watch, Loyola posted this video in celebration of Sister Jean day.

Arrest made in shooting near school

Site of Shooting. Google Maps.
Site of Shooting.
Google Maps.

Loyola Student Dispatch

A juvenile has been arrested in the recent shooting of a man near an elementary school in Rogers Park.

The suspect allegedly fired multiple shots at the 22-year-old victim in the 7600-block of North Ashland Avenue, ABC-7 News reports.

The June 1 shooting, which occurred during recess at Gale Math and Science Academy, prompted a lockdown of the building and a brief cancellation of recess.

The juvenile is being charged as an adult, police said. No further details were available.

Click here for the entire ABC-7 story: SHOOTING.

Police search for missing Uptown teen

Loyola Student Dispatch

Chicago police are searching for a 14-year-old Uptown girl who left her home following an argument with her mother, according to a missing person report.

Johneka Marshall was last seen at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday leaving her home in the 4400 block of North Magnolia Street, police said.

She is described as being 5-feet, 1-inch tall, weighing 101 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

Tips should be directed to the Area North Special Victims Unit at (312) 744-8261.

McCormick: $1 million to Loyola’s Arrupe

Students register for Arrupe Colege. Photo courtesy
Students register for Arrupe College.
Photo courtesy
The Chicago-based Robert R. McCormick Foundation announced Wednesday that it’s giving a $1 million grant to Loyola University Chicago’s Arrupe College, a two-year associate’s degree program for students with limited funding.
Here is the press release from Loyola:
Loyola University Chicago announced today that it has received a $1 million grant from the Chicago-based Robert R. McCormick Foundation in support of the new Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. Announced in February, Arrupe College is a two-year associate’s degree program for motivated students with limited financial resources and an interest in attending a four-year institution after graduation.
The McCormick Foundation grant will support student scholarships and a variety of operating expenses at the college, including education technology and capital needs. In recognition of the transformative gift, the University will establish the McCormick Scholars Program, which will reward the college’s highest achieving students. These scholars will be selected each year based on academic achievements, leadership qualities, and a proven commitment to social justice.

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Loyola kicks off Summer on the Plaza

Loyola University Chicago kicks off it’s annual Summer on the Plaza today with a farmers market, local musicians, food trucks and family entertainment.
Summer on the Plaza starts this afternoon at 6650 N. Sheridan Road outside the CTA’s Loyola L stop.
Click here for further details: SUMMER ON THE PLAZA

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