Loyola students network with networking guru

By Denise Yanez

Loyola University Chicago hosted an event Tuesday titled, “Building a Network…Keeping a Network with Professor Kevin Lee.”

 The event was sponsored by the Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity on Loyola’s Water Tower Campus.

Building a network is simple–you meet people, you mingle, you “network,” you exchange business cards–now what?

Kevin Lee answered just that. He is an accounting professor at both Loyola University Chicago and Northwestern University and doubles in a career as Vice President of Business Alliances at Footprint Retail Services.

He gave the “dos and don’ts” of networking and expressed the importance of face-to-face networking.

He debunked many generational myths such as the idea that networking events were a thing of the past or the idea behind social media.

“Social media isn’t networking. Social media is a networking tool,” said Lee.

Much to the surprise of the students in attendance, who believed that Linkedin, Facebook, or Twitter would suffice in building their own networks.

Students were buzzing with chatter after the event, many of them, unknowingly,  networked amongst themselves.

“Being a graduate of Loyola University Chicago is going to get us far in terms of networking–but what good will that do us if we can’t keep it. That’s why I came to this event, to learn how to keep it and use it to my advantage–even in my field,” said Danielle Johnson, 21, biology major.

“Dr Kevin Lee gave us his own human insights on how to have a successful network. He shined on his own personal experience and he gave us real life facts that we can work off of,” said Chandni Shah, 21, junior in the School of Communication.


Loyola shuttle bus collides with car

By Jordan Gutterman

One of Loyola University Chicago’s shuttle busses collided with a black Volvo Tuesday when turning off of Hollywood Avenue onto Sheridan Road.

According to the shuttle bus driver, roughly 40 Loyola passengers were on board during the accident occurred, which occurred at about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.  Chicago Police later said that no injuries were reported. 

 However, the students’ opinions in regards to who was at fault differ.

 Caitlin Bussard, a 20-year-old junior majoring in history and anthropology believed the other vehicle to be responsible for the accident. 

 “It seemed to me that the driver of the car crossed into the other lane at the turn going onto Sheridan.  The Loyola shuttle was in the driver’s blind spot so they crossed into the other lane thinking they were in the clear. They were out-of-state and probably thought there was only one lane, not two,” Bussard said.

 However, other Loyola students felt the accident was the bus driver’s fault due to reckless driving. 

 “The shuttle bus was turning off of Lake Shore Drive onto Sheridan Road and hit another car.  Everyone heard a loud thud. We pulled off to the side of the road so the drivers could exchange insurance information,” said Bernice Reyes, a 20-year-old junior majoring in Communications.  “Our driver said we could either wait for the next shuttle bus, or walk.”

 Kaley Stunkard agreed.

 “When the woman driving our bus took a wide turn, the shuttle hit a car’s back bumper.  There didn’t seem to be much damage to the bus, but the car’s bumper was pretty banged up,” said the 21-year-old junior. 

Although the majority of the students chose to get off the shuttle and catch the CTA bus, the accident still prevented them from making it to their next class.

Law School to hold Constitutional Law Colloquium

The Loyola University Chicago School of Law is holding a Constitutional Law Colloquium for scholars of the field at the Corboy Law Center beginning Friday morning and ending midday Saturday.

Here are the details from the department website:

This year’s theme will be “How Democratic is the Constitution?”

This is the first annual Loyola conference bringing together constitutional law scholars at all stages of their professional development to discuss current projects, doctrinal developments in constitutional law, and future goals. We hope to schedule presentations for all who submit. In this way, we will provide a forum for the vetting of ideas and invaluable opportunities for informed critiques. Presentations will be grouped by subject matter.

The Law Center is located on Loyola’s Water Tower campus, near Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile, Lake Michigan, Millenium Park, the Chicago Art Institute, and Chicago Symphony Center.

Participants are expected to pay their own travel expenses. Loyola will provide facilities, support, and continental breakfasts on Friday and Saturday, lunch on Friday and Saturday, and a dinner on Friday night.

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One dead, four wounded in Uptown shootings

Chicago police are investigating separate shootings that killed one man and wounded four others in the Uptown neighborhood, Chicago Breaking ews reports.

The latest shooting that happened about 6:20 p.m. claimed the life of a 35-year-old man.

Marlos Canteberry, 35, was killed Monday night when he was shot in the 1000 block of West Sunnyside Avenue , Chiocago Breaking News reports.

A little more than an hour earlier, three people, one of them a 13-year-old boy, were shot a few blocks away in the 4400 block of North Magnolia Avenue, police said.

All three victims were taken to hospitals in serious-in-critical condition; the boy was taken to Children’s Memorial Hospital, said Quention Curtis, a Chicago Fire Department spokesman. One of the other victims, 17, was taken to Illinois Masonic while the other, also 17, was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, according to Chicago Breaking News.

Meanwhile, about 1 a.m. Monday, a man in his late 20s was shot in his left leg in the 4500 block of North Malden Street, police said. That victim, too, was also taken to Illinois Masonic for treatment, but his condition was not available, Chicago Breaking News reports.

A police spokeswoman this evening could not say whether the three separate shootings were related, other than being in close proximity to one another. And no one was in custody for any of the incidents, accoridng to Chicago Breaking News.

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Magnetic therapy helps patients with depression

Loyola’s use of magnetic therapy is helping people with depression according to Loyola School of Medicine News.

Known as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), the treatment delivers a series of electrical pulses to the part of the brain associated with depression and other mood disorders. The pulses generate an electric current in the brain that stimulates neurons to increase the release of more mood-enhancing chemicals like serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine.

“The electrical pulses target the nerve cells in the region of the brain called the left prefrontal cortex, the region of the brain that regulates our moods,” said Rao, chairman of Loyola’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Services.

A study involving 301 patients that was recently published in the journal Brain Stimulation found TMS to be “an effective, long-term treatment for major depression.”

O’Sullivan’s treatment took place over a span of about three weeks. It involved a series of sessions lasting about a half-hour each, five days a week. He remained awake and alert throughout each session and no anesthesia or sedation was required.

There is nothing new about the use of electricity to treat depression. For years, a treatment called electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) – also known as “electric shock treatment” – has been used to induce seizures in anesthetized patients for therapeutic results.

“But since TMS uses an electrical field, not electricity like ECT, there is very little risk of a seizure from the procedure,” Rao said. “The pulses are mild and painless and patients are able to immediately return to normal activities.”

The short-term side effects of TMS are usually minor. Some patients experience tingling in the scalp or twitching of facial muscles. Others experience a headache, which can be relieved by any over-the-counter pain-relief medication.

TMS is FDA-approved and performed on an outpatient basis in a psychiatrist’s office. Patients sit in a device that resembles a comfortable dentist chair. The chair reclines and has a padded headrest. It also has a touch-screen control panel and an electrical magnetic coil that is positioned on a precise spot on the patient’s head.

– Kaitlin McMurry

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Friends of the Libraries to host fundraiser

The Loyola University Chicago Friends of the Libraries will host a fundraiser  Thursday at Regents Hall, according to a release from the Libraries Department.

The event, titled “An Evening with the Tudors,” will feature a talk by Dr. Robert Bucholz, a Royal Historical Society fellow, Loyola history professor, and author of Early Modern England 1485-1714: A Narrative History. Dr. Bucholz will separate fact from fiction in an entertaining demonstration that compares the popular Showtime series The Tudors with historical events that helped shape English society.

The fundraiser will take place at Loyola’s Water Tower Campus. The program will be in Regents Hall of Lewis Towers beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Loyola and is a fund-raiser for the University Libraries. Each donation of $75 will include a one-year membership in the Friends of the Libraries. Open to members of the public.

For more details, go toLUC.edu/FriendsEvents.

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