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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Video: Students find friendly competition in Greek Week Games

By Annemarie Laredo

Members of Loyola’s fraternities and sororities competed this past Saturday in the annual Greek Games in Halas Recreational Center on the Lakeshore Campus.

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Loyola’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents Hot Mikado

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Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) will end its 2013-2014 main stage theatre season with Hot Mikado by David H. Bell and music by Rob Bowen, directed by Sarah Gabel.

The musical focuses on Ko-Ko, Nanki-Poo, and Yum-Yum–three characters captured in a love triangle, which results in hilarious complications. The musical’s long history of adaptations and revivals has led to a combination of research for Loyola’s own production.

The following information is from Inside Loyola:

Hot Mikado opens Friday, April 4, and runs through Sunday, April 13. An American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will be signing at the Friday, April 11 performance. Thursday through Saturday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. A preview night will be held Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10–$20, with discounts available for students, alumni, faculty, staff, and senior citizens. Preview tickets are available for $5 at the door.

Supernatural spinoff films pilot at Loyola

By Mariah Evely

Photo by Mariah Evely

Film crew set up outside of Dumbach Hall on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus. Photo by Mariah Evely

Students may have noticed the hustle and bustle around Loyola University Chicago’s Dumbach Hall this afternoon as a TV film crew set up outside to shoot a few scenes of the hit CW TV show Supernatural’s spin off pilot episode.

The pilot episode of “Supernatural: Bloodlines” will be a backdoor pilot. This means that it will air in “Supernatural” as a regular episode (Season 9 episode 20).

The spin off  “Supernatural: Bloodlines” has been filming in Vancouver. The show is in Chicago to film exterior scenes to be used in the episode.

The protagonists of the show are Ennis Roth (Lucien Laviscount) and David Hayden (Nathaniel Buzolic). Roth, the son of a cop, becomes a monster hunter after his fiancee gets killed. Hayden is a shapeshifter who gave up the monster life until the death of his brother pulls him back in.

Signs warning students that filming was in progress were posted around Dumbach Hall as were photo release signs. Students were allowed to watch the filming process from a short distance away. Background actors were positioned all around Dumbach Hall’s exterior.

When filming wrapped at around 1:40 p.m. students asked and were allowed to take photos with actor Nathaniel Buzolic.

“Bloodlines” would begin filming its first season in July if it gets the green light.

Nathaniel Buzolic and Loyola sophomore Lauren Stone.

Nathaniel Buzolic and Loyola sophomore Lauren Stone.


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.