- Barricade/hostage incidents
- Severe and threatening weather incidents
- National civil emergencies
- Terrorist or other violent acts
- Health emergencies (as ordered by public health authorities)
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Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on September 17, 2013
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Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on May 21, 2013
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Loyola University Chicago is gearing up for Bike to Work Week with two days of festivities at the university’s Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park.
The school will host the Loyola Bike Commuter Challenge Pit Stop on Wednesday and Thursday, where students, faculty and staff can learn about the Bike Commuter Challenge and get registered, consult with experienced commuters to identify best bike commute routes to/from campus, learn safe bike riding techniques, get maps, tips and tricks, and learn about incentives from the “Drivelesslivemore” campaign to log commutes and win prizes.
Details below from the university:
Loyola Bike Commuter Challenge Pit Stop
Learn More, Get Ready AND Register
Celebrating the Annual Bike Commuter Challenge
(aka Bike to Work Week)
|May 22 and 23, 8:30 am to 10:00 amLoyola Bike Commuter Challenge Pit Stop
SW lawn of Cudahy Science Building
Stop by the Loyola Pit Stop on May 22 or 23rd to learn about the annual Bike Commuter Challenge (aka Bike to Work Week) and how you can join other Loyolans for a week of
commuting to campus by bicycle. This will give you plenty of time to put air in the bike tires and grease up the chain – the Challenge officially starts June 8th.
At the Loyola “Pit Stop” you can:
The Bike Commuter Challenge is a great way to celebrate the region’s Bike to Work Week, June 8 – 14, 2013.
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The Loyola Pit Stop on May 22 and 23rd is a collaboration of Loyola colleagues and students working together to educate and promote non-vehicle modes of transportation to campus.
Check out Loyola’s new Campus Transportation website!
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Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on May 8, 2013
A coyote was seen wandering the lakefront Wednesday morning in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood, according to 48th Ward Ald. Harry Osterman’s office.
The coyote was seen near the lakefront at Rosemont Avenue and near Berger Park, Osterman’s office reports.
Residents who see the coyote are urged to call 311.
Here is Osterman’s email to residents:
This morning, there was a coyote sighting near the lakefront at Rosemont and near Berger Park. Please be careful in this area and notify our office or call 311 if you see any coyotes. We have notified animal Control and will work with them to try to catch this coyote.
Alderman, 48th Ward
Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on May 7, 2013
Chicago police are searching for a suspect in the sexual assault of a woman near a bus stop in the Edgewater neighborhood.
The assault took place near the bus stop in the 6300 block of North Clark Street, police reported.
Here is a portion of the story from the Chicago Tribune:
Police are seeking information from the public about a man who sexually assaulted a woman near an Edgewater bus stop.
The attack occurred around 2 p.m. Thursday when a 22-year-old woman was approached by a man as she sat at the bus stop in the 6300 block of North Clark Street, police said.
The man sat down next to the woman then grabbed her by the throat and told her to come with him. He forced the woman a few blocks northeast to the 1500 block of West Highland Avenue, where he assaulted her, police said. The man then fled with the woman’s credit card.
Police described the attacker as black with a medium complexion, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 300 pounds and wearing a white striped polo shirt and blue jeans.
Police were asking anyone with information to call detectives at Area North, (312) 744-8261.
Read the entire Tribune story here: ASSAULT
Posted by egrande2013 on May 2, 2013
By Elizabeth Grande
Finals week is in full swing, and Loyola University Chicago students are do whatever they can to cope.
As final week enters its last few days, students are using various methods to make it to summer.
Some students have been planning for exams all semester and are using the week to review.
Other students have waited until the last-minute to start studying and are spending this week “cramming” to make up for lost time.
“I make a promise to myself every semester that I will keep up with my class readings and start studying for finals long before the end of the semester,” said Graham Willer, “but somehow I always fall behind and am forced to teach myself a semester’s worth of information in just days.”
Study methods can be a great determinant of the level of stress and anxiety that students’ experience.
“Finals are not my favorite thing in the world but I don’t mind them…in the past four years I have developed really good study habits,” said Christian Krueger, 22, a senior finance major.
Loyola provides resources for students that need help managing the pressures of final examinations.
“As much as I hate finals, I love finals week because of all the cool stuff Loyola plans for us, “said Megan Bupre, 21, a junior nursing major, “I couldn’t even imagine how stressed I would be without it, “
Every year Loyola develops new ways to alleviate exam stress and offer students a break from their studies.
This year students will be able to make hour-long appointments with Tivo, Loyola’s therapy dog.
Students can spend time with the 5-year-old black Labrador retriever at Loyola’s Wellness Center any day this week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“I am so excited for Tivo,” said MadaIina Buscani, “I have a black lab at home in the suburbs that always cheers me up when I’m feeling down.”
Loyola will also offer meditation classes at the Wellness Center this week.
“I’ve personally benefited from the Wellness Center’s mindfulness session, which have allowed me to stop what I’m doing and focus in on the physical and mental strain I may be experiencing…I highly encourage anyone with raised anxiety levels to check them out,” said Pedro Guerrero, 21, a junior political science and international studies major.
Loyola students have to find ways to relive their stress if they want to do well this week because overextension is unhealthy and can cause students to score worse on exams.
“If I could give Loyola students one piece of advice from college, it would be to stay hydrated, get enough sleep and remember to take study breaks during finals,” said Bay Abbot, 21, a junior accounting major. “You will feel better, look better and score better…I promise.”
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Posted by scrissey on May 1, 2013
By Alex Crissey
Many students can get stressed by the amount of work they have to do during finals week. Luckily for them, Loyola University Chicago is organizing several programs to keep up morale and reduce stress during this tough week.
The school is hosting a “Study Day Stress Break” Wednesday at the Information Commons on the Lake Shore Campus and the Terry Student Center at the Water Tower Campus. The event includes ”free massages, time with Tivo (the therapy dog), relaxing activities, mindfulness meditation, stress management plans and more,” according to the school website.
In addition, free Qdoba will be given out in the lobby of Fordham Hall and Santa Clara Hall on Wednesday between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
For more similar events, visit the University Calendar.
Posted by llebeau on April 24, 2013
By Laura LeBeau
The Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA)‘s newest exhibit showcases children’s art with a twist: using a variety of recycled materials.
The second and third graders of Catherine Cook School put together various art pieces including a recycled bottle cap mural for their Art of Recycling exhibition.
The exhibition will be on display in the Push Pin Gallery on the third floor of LUMA until June 2.
Here is the full story from Inside Loyola:
You’re never too young to learn the importance of “being green,” and the Catherine Cook School has spun their environmentally friendly knowledge in a creative way. The Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) is showcasing a unique type of recycled art created by second and third graders from the Catherine Cook School in their two-month exhibition of The Art of Recycling, which will be showcased until June 2.
The Art of Recycling exhibition is part of LUMA’s Push Pin Gallery, a space in the museum for art created by school children from kindergarten to high school that strives to stimulate a child’s creativity and build self-esteem. LUMA works with art teachers to decide what art would be the most beneficial to exhibit, and special consideration is given to students who have little access to the arts.
The Push Pin Gallery is on the third floor of LUMA in a 162-linear-foot space that can only accept two-dimensional art. This hasn’t stopped schools from submitting some truly inspirational pieces. The Art of Recycling specifically mimics 20th century artists, and it’s almost hard to believe the talent that these second and third graders used to create their works of recycled art.
“This exhibition is truly an exceptional one because the end results of these artworks mimic the tradition of 20th century art through collages and assemblage styles,” says Pam Ambrose, director of cultural affairs for LUMA.
The second graders from the Catherine Cook School made recycled robots, the third graders made cereal box monsters, and there is a bottle cap mosaic mural by the Middle School Art Club. The two art teachers, Sandra Kane and Barbara Dawn, inspire their students to creatively reuse found objects and recycled materials.
“We’ve been doing the Push Pin Exhibit for eight years, and we try and work with different schools each time to bring variety to LUMA’s exhibitions,” says Pam Ambrose, director of LUMA. “The Catherine Cook School is known for their exceptional creativity.”
About 90 to 120 works of art are needed to fill the space in the exhibition, and LUMA’s professional art handlers are able to display the art in a way that looks full, but that gives each art piece its own place to shine and be admired by the exhibition viewers.
“They make the art in the classroom, and then LUMA hosts a reception for the students, parents, and teachers who made the artwork that is on display,” says Ambrose. “The students really become empowered when they get to see their art on the walls.”
LUMA is working hard to highlight the Push Pin Gallery and it’s Art of Recycling exhibition because of Loyola’s effort and commitment to sustainable living and the Chicago area’s efforts to go green. Showcasing student work and their recycled art puts the “art” in ‘everyone does their part’ to create a greener, more environmentally friendly city.
If you would like to recommend a school to participate in the Push Pin Gallery, please e-mail Ann Meehan, LUMA’s curator of education, at email@example.com, or for more information about the exhibition, please visit LUMA’s website at LUC.edu/luma.
Posted by llebeau on April 14, 2013
By Laura LeBeau
Hosted in the Gentile Arena at the Lake Shore Campus from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., participants, cancer fighters, survivors, and caretakers walked for a cure to end cancer.
With over 900 registered participants at the event, the fundraiser is one of the larger events Loyola has hosted.
The 24-hour fundraiser consisted of teams who took turns walking around the gymnasium. Events went on throughout the night including themed walking laps, a dance off, and Mr. Relay, a men’s talent contest.
“We conduct relay because we honestly believe the efforts that go into the event help save lives. We also have so many family and friends that have been affected by this dreadful disease and it’s our job to put a stop to it,” said Naushin Vahora 20, a junior a biology and anthropology major and the public relations chair of the event.
Students from sports teams, sororities, fraternities, and other school organizations came together to support the good cause.
“I’m so proud to be a student at Loyola and a part of Relay for Life for 3 years. This event does a wonderful job at gathering students from all types of organizations, so that we can show our solidarity and help fundraise for a great cause like cancer research,” said Megan Beaupre, 21, a junior nursing major and Relay for Life participant.
Loyola raised over $46,000 to go towards cancer research, almost $15,000 more than last year.
“Each person who shares the Relay experience can take pride in knowing that they are working to create a world where this disease will no longer threaten our loved ones or rob anyone of another birthday,” the Relay for Life website stated.
Those who come together and support this cause know that they are making a difference for the future.
“We may not be the ones in labs or the ones conducting clinical trials, but we help in the next best way – by fundraising so that patients are given a fighting chance in their battle against cancer,” Vahora said.