OMG! Loyola has social media experts

Social media has really gained a following over the last few years in businesses and personal use. With this following, there are issues that arise as far as how to handle this new monster.

One specific issue in the headlines recently is the use of social media to cyber-bully other children. Loyola University Chicago’s experts are available and qualified to talk about this and any number of social and new media topics, according to Loyola’s website.

Expert List:

Adrienne Massanari, PhD
Assistant Professor,New and Digital Media Director, Center for Digital Ethics and Policy

-Digital Ethics
-Social and Cultural Impacts of New Media
-Youth Culture and Games/Virtual Worlds

James Garbarino, PhD
Professor and Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology

-Social Ecology of Child and Adolescent Development

Bastiaan Vanacker, PhD
Assistant Professor

-Media Ethics and Law
-Philosophy of Mass Communication

Don Heider, PhD
Dean, School of Communication

-Digital Ethics
-Virtual Worlds

Meghan Dougherty, PhD
Assistant Professor, Digital Communication

-Digital Culture
-Communication Technology

David Kamerer, PhD
Assistant Professor, PR and New Media

-New Media Usage
-Social Media Outlets
-Public Relations

To schedule an interview with any of the experts listed above, please contact Loyola’s University Marketing and Communication department and we will coordinate the interviews for you.

-Brendan Healy

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Loyola releases Hunger Week event schedule

Hunger Week Basket
Loyola University Chicago’s Hunger Week will occur Nov. 7-12 and include many events around campus to raise awareness and fundraise for the global issue.

Hunger Week is a series of education, awareness, and fundraising events across campus. The goal of Hunger Week is to engage the entire Loyola community and its neighbors to support those who hunger locally and across the globe.

Here is the complete Hunger Week schedule from Loyola University Chicago’s website:

Sunday, Nov. 7th: Hunger Week 5k Run/Walk
Registration is at 9 a.m. The race starts at 10 a.m. at Halas Field.

Monday, Nov. 8th:

PB&J Sandwich Making with Hillel
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Hillel, 8th floor of Mundelein

Sustainable Dinner at Lake Shore Campus
6:30 – 8 p.m., Gannon Center, 1st floor of Piper Hall.

WTC Sustainable Dinner Food Preparation
9 a.m. – 4 p.m., 4th floor of Baumhart Hall

Humanizing the Homeless: Speaker Forum
7 p.m., WTC Student Life – 303 Terry Student Center

Homelessness is not a statistic or a vague reality.  Come hear the stories of two individuals who have experienced homelessness in Chicago.  Topics will include affordable housing and homeless youth in Chicago.  Presented by the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless’ Speaker Bureau and the Labre Ministry at Water Tower Campus.

Tuesday, Nov. 9th:

Soup and Bread Sales
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Corboy Law Center, Nina’s Cafe

Fast-A-Thon (All Day Event) and Breaking of the Fast
4:30 p.m., MSA, Crown Center Lobby

Sustainable Dinner
7:30 p.m – 9 p.m., Terry Student Center, 2nd Floor

Wednesday, Nov. 10th:

Hillel Bagel Sale
10a.m. – 2 p.m., Mundelein Center, First Floor

Soup and Bread Sales
4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Maguire Hall Lobby
4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Lewis Towers Lobby

Social Class Dinner
7 p.m., Information Commons, 4th Floor

Thursday, Nov. 11:

Soup and Bread Sales
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Lewis Towers Lobby

Talent Show
7 p.m. – 9 p.m., CFSU Lobby

Friday, Nov. 12th;

CUERP Brown Bag Lunch
Noon, Quinlan LSB 312

There are also events occurring all weeklong including t-shirt sales, the WTC Can Drive, the Companion Penny Drive, and the Elegant Dinner donations. More information is to come on these events.

Anyone interested in volunteering with Hunger Week should contact

Donations are being accepted on behalf of Loyola’s Center for Community Service and Action. All proceeds from Hunger Week will go to three different homeless shelters: one local, one national, and one international.

Donations can be sent to the following address:

Hunger Week*
Center for Community Service & Action
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Mundelein Center Suite 804
Chicago, IL 60660

*Please make checks payable to Loyola University Chicago and write “Hunger Week” in the memo line.

Campus Recreation, CUERP, Gannon Center, Gannon Scholars, Hillel, Hindu Students Organization, Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola Companions, Campus Ministry, Muslim Students Association, OxFam Loyola, Protestant Ministry, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Student Centers, WTC Student Life, and the School of Social Work Social Organization are all partners of this year’s Hunger Week.

-Jessica Reynolds

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