Quinlan School of Business receives $10 million

by Mariah Evely

Alumni John C. Schreiber and Kathy Schreiber donated a $10 million gift to Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business on March 20, 2014. The gift will go toward the construction of a new facility for the business school to be named the John and Kathy Schreiber Center.

Here is the full information from Father Michael J. Garanzini, S.J.:

Mr. Schreiber graduated from our school of business in 1968 and went on to Harvard Business School and a successful career in real estate investment management. He and Kathy have raised a family of eight children and have twelve grandchildren. They have dedicated their gift to F. Virgil Boyd and Raymond C. Baumhart, S.J., deans of the business school during Mr. Schreiber’s time there who provided him with inspiration and guidance. The Schreibers have been significant supporters of many educational institutions in the Chicago area, including Loyola University Chicago, where they established a scholarship endowment fund in 2008 for students from Lake County, Illinois. This $10 million donation for a new facility constitutes a special gift to Loyola University Chicago. It is a testament to the excellence of our past faculty and administrators and an investment in the future of business education at Loyola.

The Schreiber Center will be a state-of-the-art, environmentally sustainable facility that will inspire collaboration, learning, and great debate, transforming the way we deliver—and our students benefit from—our world-class business education. The 10-story building will feature advanced classrooms, innovative social spaces, and a sophisticated system of atria that will harness natural ventilation and harvest daylight, increasing energy efficiency and light throughout the facility. It is expected to be completed by August 2015.

We are very grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Schreiber for this transformational gift and for their commitment to Loyola University Chicago.


Michael J. Garanzini, S.J.
President and CEO

Nacho Average Ping Pong Tournament raises awareness about Domestic Violence

by Mariah Evely

The Alpha Chi Omega Iota Rho chapter will host its second annual Nacho Average Ping Pong Tournament and events throughout the week of March 17-21. All proceeds benefit Between Friends, a nonprofit agency dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence and building a community free of abuse.

Alpha Chi Omega will have tables in Damen Student Center where students can learn more about domestic violence awareness and sign up teams from 11 a.m. -4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday of this week. The Ping Pong Tournament will be held on Saturday, March 22 from 3 p.m. to 6p.m. in Lake Shore Dining and will have a nacho bar.

For more information follow Alpha Chi Omega on Twitter @AXOLUC or like them on Facebook. Students can find the event page here. To sign up a team e-mail Briana Vivacqua at lucaxophilanthropy@gmail.com.


Loyola to host Third Annual ‘Fun Run’


Flyer for the event. From the Fun Run website.

By Mariah Evely

Loyola University Chicago will host its third annual ‘Fun Run’ on Saturday, April 12. This event aims to raise awareness and funding for Kids Caring 4 Kids, a charity with the goal to improve the lives of children across Africa through the efforts of children in America.

The Fun Run route begins at Mundelein Center, at the Lake Shore Campus, at 9 a.m. and ends at the Terry Student Center at the Water Tower Campus, a total distance of 7.8 miles. The suggested cost of the event is $15 per contestant. To register to participate, or for more information click here.

Man jumps on train in Rogers Park

by Mariah Evely

photo from Metrarail.com

photo from Metrarail.com

This morning Metra service was halted on the Union Pacific North line due to a man standing atop an inbound train in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

Passengers on the line witnessed the man jumping from the top of an outbound train to the inbound train heading towards downtown Chicago.

Trains were stopped at the Rogers Park stop during the incident from approximately 7:45 a.m. to about 8:20 a.m. Trains began running again on a 15-30 minute delay, according to the Metra website.

You can read the full story from the Chicago Tribune here.

American Heart Associations awards Loyola $438,740

by Mariah Evely

logo-charity-loyola-stritch-300x218The American Heart Association has awarded Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine $438,740 for cardiac research in 2013, totaling a sum of $10.6 million the organization has donated to Loyola over time.

The Heart Association has funded 122 studies at Loyola since 1984.

Loyola provides complete heart and vascular care, ranging from pioneering the latest technology to teaching heart-healthy lifestyles. For 11 years in a row, World Report and U.S. News has named Loyola as one of the top 50 hospitals nationwide for heart surgery and cardiology. Loyola is ranked 20th in the nation in the current rankings.

Stritch Student Receives Leadership Award from AAMC

by Mariah Evely

Ray Mendez. Photo from Newswise.com

Ray Mendez. Photo from Newswise.com

Ray Mendez, a third-year medical student at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, was named a 2013 Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship recipient. The Nickens awards are administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The five scholarships, amounting to $5,000, are given to students entering their third year of medical school who have shown leadership in efforts to eliminate inequities in medical education and health care and have demonstrated leadership efforts in addressing educational, societal, and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. To read more about how Mendez received the award click here.

Loyola hosts Jesuit Jam 2014

by Mariah Evely


The Loyola University Chicago Jesuit Community’s annual Jesuit Jam will be held on February 6, 2014. The Loyola Ramblers will face the Bradley Braves at 7 p.m. at the Gentile Arena. The first 500 students to arrive at the game will receive free Jesuit Jam 2014 t-shirts.

Free pizza and a chance to meet members of the Jesuit community will be held on the second floor of Norville after the game.

Video uploaded on YouTube by Martin Ngo