Squirrel poison endangers pets in Edgewater, Rogers Park

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Attention pet owners in Rogers Park and Edgewater:

Watch out for squirrel poison on the sidewalks and parkways.

It looks like ground beef, and your dog might think it’s yummy. But it’s actually squirrel poison placed there by an unknown person. And it could harm your pet.

Here is the story from Fox News Chicago:

North Side pet owners in the Rogers Park and Edgewater communities are being warned to be on the look out for squirrel poison.

The poison may look like a pile of grounded beef from a distance, according to an email alert from pet services business Bark Bark Club and Rogers Bark Pet Salon.

Someone is apparently putting the poison out in areas where people walk their dogs.

Several dogs have eaten the poison and died, according to the emails.

Pet owners are asked to report anything suspicious and warned to look out for the pellets.

Loyola unveils Los Lobos de Loyola statue

Photo by Mark Beane/Loyola University Chicago
By Hollie Swidarski

More than 300 students and faculty gathered Wednesday afternoon for the unveiling of the new statue, Los Lobos de Loyola at Loyola University Chicago’s Lake Shore Campus.

The artist C. Fransico “Pancho” Martinez sculpted Los Lobos de Loyola that is currently in between Dumbach Hall and Cudahy Science hall, but will eventually be moved to West Quad, the lawn near the entrance of Halas Sports Center.

There are plans to have a fireplace in front of the statue that will be lit before sports games.

“The minute I saw it, I knew I wanted that statue for Loyola,” said the Rev. Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., president of Loyola.

Garanzini first saw the statue at a Jesuit school in Mexico City, and asked for artist of the sculpture and his contact information.

He soon contacted Martinez and asked him to create a similar statue for Loyola.

“Los Lobos de Loyola is fitting for the campus because it features two wolves and a kettle that are also existing on the university’s crest,” Garanzini said.

The sculpture stands 8 feet tall and weighs more than two tons.

It will be a reminder of Loyola’s history and founder St. Ignatius.  The wolves are a replica of the ones found on his coat-of-arms.

“Los Lobos de Loyola will become a symbol of the university,” said Robert D. Kelly, Ph.D., Vice President of Student Development.

The statue will be a reminder to the students and faculty St. Ignatius, and his willingness to help others.

“It is our mascot come to life,” said M. Grace Calhoun, Director of Athletics. “It will bond us to the Loyola community.”

Students also well received the new addition to the Lake Shore Campus.

“I think it’s great to have something to remind us of our history,” said Julia McGannon, 20, a junior International Studies major.  “Los Lobos will cause students to stop and enjoy the beauty of Loyola.”

Loyola begins contest for students to name new student center

Loyola University Chicago  is sponsoring a contest for students to name the new student center at the Lake Shore Campus.

Student Development is asking for help naming three important areas of the building which will be completed in about a year.

The “Name Game Committee” will be accepting submissions through March 30, 2012, with the winning submission to receive a $500 credit prize.

Here is the email from Student Development:

Loyola Students,

The new student center at the Lake Shore Campus will be completed in about a year and we are looking for creative students to help us name various areas of the building. Specifically, we are asking you to help us name three important areas of the 100,000 square-foot building. This is a great opportunity to be creative, be original, and be a part of Loyola history!

The Process:

Visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GKDPMRB and fill out the submission form with your idea(s) for the spaces. The spaces to be named include:

  • Spirit Shop (1stFloor)
  • Sports Lounge (Basement Level)
  • Common Lounge (area will actually be located on the first floor of the adjacent Halas Sports Center; this area is scheduled for completion in 2014)

Submissions will be accepted through March 30, 2012. At that time, the Name Game Committee, which consists of professional staff members, USGA student reps, and other student leaders, will convene to select the finalists for each of the areas. After finalists are accepted, the Loyola student body will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite names the week of April 9. Winners will then be announced during the Weekend of Excellence on Saturday, April 21.

The Incentive:

Winners will have the opportunity to select from one of three prizes: a $500 Loyola bookstore credit, a $500 airfare voucher, or a $500 Groupon credit. In addition, winners have the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy at Loyola University Chicago.

Questions can be directed to Bryan Goodwin, director of student centers, at bgoodwin@luc.edu.


The Name Game Committee


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