Loyola Newshttps://www.loyola.edu/loyolanewsLoyola Newsen{50F3844F-AAF1-4978-AD69-767DBA3AE551}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/191016-athletics-tied-for-fourth-graduation-rateLoyola Athletics tied for fourth in NCAA’s Division I graduation rateWed, 16 Oct 2019 17:43:41 Z{30D8BCD6-C5B1-45C1-8B39-96E0F043D084}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/191007-green-grey-speakerTrustee Jeffrey A. Nattans, ’89, to speak on leadership experience at Green &amp; Grey Speaker Series<p>Loyola graduate Jeffrey A. Nattans, &rsquo;89, will discuss his experiences at Loyola and role in leadership at Legg Mason as part of Loyola University Maryland&rsquo;s Green &amp; Grey Alumni Speaker Series on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. in McGuire Hall.</p> <p>In his lecture, &ldquo;Holy _____! Are We the First?&rdquo;, Nattans will speak from his experience at Legg Mason, where he is the head of mergers &amp; acquisitions with a focus on strategic investment activities and initiatives. He joined Legg Mason in 2006 as a managing director in administrative management.</p> <p>Following the lecture, the Career Center will host LoyolaConnect Live, a career networking night. Students will have the opportunity to learn about careers by meeting with groups of faculty and alumni focused on business, humanities, education, natural sciences, and social sciences.</p> <p>Prior to Legg Mason, Nattans served as a vice president in the investment banking division with Goldman Sachs in New York from 1996 to 2006. Nattans earned his MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, and his Bachelor of Business Administration, <em>summa cum laude</em>, from Loyola University Maryland. Nattans currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Loyola and previously as the chair of the Board Sponsors of the Sellinger School of Business and Management. He also serves as the vice chair of the Board of Trustees at Calvert Hall College High School.</p> <p>While at Loyola, Nattans played soccer and basketball and was named the Northeast Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was a two-time Academic All-American in soccer. Nattans was also in the first class of the Green &amp; Grey Society. He went on to play for the Maryland Bays of the American Professional Soccer League and was inducted into the Maryland Soccer Hall of Fame, the Loyola Athletic Hall of Fame, and the Calvert Hall Alumni Hall of Fame.</p> <p>For more information and to register for both events, go to <a href="/join-us/green-grey-society/speaker-series">loyola.edu/green-and-grey</a>.</p> <p>The <a href="/join-us/green-grey-society/speaker-series">Green &amp; Grey Alumni Speakers Series</a> invites alumni who were members of Loyola&rsquo;s Green &amp; Grey Society to speak on the Evergreen campus. Since 1989, Loyola University Maryland has selected a small number of members from the senior class who demonstrated excellence in academic, personal, and spiritual integration and committed service to Loyola. In the spirit of Jesuit ideals, the Society has served as advisors to the University leaders by identifying and communicating issues of significance present in the lives of community members.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div>Mon, 07 Oct 2019 13:26:46 Z{C5A5D119-C8D2-4833-8A1C-7709A766738E}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/191003-alpha-sigma-nu-book-awardsLoyola faculty member receives 2019 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award<p>The 40th Annual Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award has been awarded to Mickey Fenzel, Ph.D., professor of pastoral counseling for a book he co-edited, <em>Responding to the Call for Educational Justice: Transformative Catholic-Led Initiatives in Urban Education</em>.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.alphasigmanu.org/awards/asn-book-awards/">Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award</a>, which is in its 40th year, is the only book award that honors scholarly writing at Jesuit universities. Fenzel received the education award within the Professional Studies category.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s an honor to receive recognition from Alpha Sigma Nu for this book,&rdquo; said Fenzel. &ldquo;There are several Catholic initiatives from grades K-12 that are making a difference to improve education for marginalized groups, and the objective of this book was to tell those stories.&rdquo;</p> <p>As part of the award, Fenzel will receive a $1,000 check and a commemorative plaque, which will be presented at an <a href="/join-us/alpha-sigma-nu">Alpha Sigma Nu</a> event held at Loyola at a later date.</p> <p>Fenzel co-edited <em>Responding to the Call for Educational Justice</em> with Melodie Wyttenbach, Ph.D., executive director of the Roche Center for Catholic Education at Boston College. The book focuses on innovative K-12 schools from Cristo Rey schools to Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles and Fe y Alegr&iacute;a schools throughout Central and South America, that are providing high-quality educational programs for underserved children, adolescents, and adults.</p> <p>Robert Helfenbein, Ph.D., associate dean and professor of curriculum studies, and Peter Litchka, Ed.D., professor of education and director of the Educational Leadership Program, also contributed to the book.</p> <p>This is the second Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award Fenzel has received. In 2010, his book, <em>Improving Urban Middle Schools: Lessons from the Nativity Schools</em>, also received an award.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our accomplished faculty conduct research and scholarship in a number of fields,&rdquo; said Amanda M. Thomas, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs. &ldquo;It is especially gratifying when a faculty member&rsquo;s contributions are acknowledged and celebrated at a national level in an area that is focused on marginalized populations. The Jesuits are embracing four apostolic preferences, and this book celebrates two of the four, focusing on the work that is being done to walk with those who have fewer resources, as well as accompany youth. We are very proud of Dr. Fenzel&rsquo;s work and his award.&rdquo;</p> <div>&nbsp;</div>Thu, 03 Oct 2019 15:22:10 Z{24C6D340-8888-439D-B273-5F8344F2DBEF}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190926-jim-forbes-giftLoyola receives $1 million gift to support the Miguel B. Fernandez Family Center for Innovation and Collaborative Learning<p>Loyola has received a $1 million gift from Jim and Hollis Forbes to support the construction of the <a href="/department/advancement/giving-priorities/beatty-innovation-collaborative-learning">Miguel B. Fernandez Family Center for Innovation and Collaborative Learning</a>, which the University will break ground on in 2020.</p> <p>The Forbes Idea Lab, which will be located on the first floor of the Fernandez Center, will be designed to house activities related to the <a href="/department/center-innovation-entrepreneurship">Center for Innovation &amp; Entrepreneurship</a>, which opened last year.</p> <p>Jim Forbes is a 1980 graduate of Loyola and the chairman of Loyola&rsquo;s Board of Trustees. He and his wife want to help advance the momentum around innovation and collaboration that they see growing at Loyola.</p> <p>&ldquo;Instead of traditional classrooms, the Fernandez Center will offer space for more interdisciplinary learning,&rdquo; said Jim Forbes. &ldquo;I would hope that other alumni would pause and reflect on the values they learned at Loyola and how Loyola has helped shape their careers.&rdquo;</p> <p>Jim and Hollis Forbes were inspired by the $5 million gift from Trustee Miguel &ldquo;Mike&rdquo; and Constance Fernandez and the Fernandez Family Foundation, which will contribute to the Fernandez Center and support need-based aid.</p> <p>&ldquo;On behalf of Loyola University Maryland and our students, I thank Jim and Hollis for this generous and transformative gift,&rdquo; said Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m grateful to them for helping launch the Idea Lab, which will be a hub of entrepreneurial growth for our students, and for believing in the bright future of Loyola.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Fernandez Center, which will be located on the Evergreen campus, will be a dynamic, state-of-the-art building that will help Loyola advance its outcomes and reputation as a place for innovation. In addition to the Forbes Idea Lab, the Fernandez Center will include the expanded Dan and Kelly Rizzo <a href="/department/career-center">Career Center</a>, active learning classrooms, and innovative space for faculty.</p> <p>Long-time generous supporters of the University, Jim Forbes, &rsquo;80, and his wife, Hollis, gave $1 million in 2012 to renovate and refurbish Reitz Arena. The basketball court was named Forbes Court to recognize their funding for that project.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div>Thu, 26 Sep 2019 13:07:43 Z{64B1D0B0-8D2D-428A-B4A0-D9E0117F8618}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190925-immigrant-children-presentationLoyola to host panel discussion on experiences of immigrant youth<p>Loyola University Maryland will host a presentation, The Journey of Immigrant Children, on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., in McGuire Hall. The panel discussion will focus on experiences, legal issues, and spiritual perspectives of Central American immigrant youth.</p> <p>The presentation will feature seven panelists, including two speakers who fled El Salvador as teenagers and coauthors of the book, <em>Blessed Are the Refugees: Beatitudes of Immigrant Children</em>, which received an award by the <em>Catholic Press Association</em>.</p> <p>Silvia Delgado, who fled El Salvador at the age of 19, will also sing songs at the event. Other panelists include Rev. Leo J. O&rsquo;Donovan, S.J., director of mission of the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA and president emeritus of Georgetown University; Williams Guevara, who fled El Salvador at the age of 17; Mikhael Borgonos, J.D., managing attorney for the <a href="https://www.catholiccharities-md.org/services/immigration/">Esperanza Center</a>; Andrea Naft, an Esperanza Center volunteer; Cary Plamondon, J.D., pro bono attorney for the Esperanza Center; and Val Twanmoh, J.D., director of the Esperanza Center.</p> <p>The event will be moderated by Scott Rose, J.D., a deacon in the Baltimore Archdiocese and pro bono attorney for the Esperanza Center&mdash;a program of the <a href="https://www.catholiccharities-md.org/">Catholic Charities of Baltimore</a>.</p> <p>A book signing will be held after the event in McGuire Hall. The book will be sold during the presentation and at the University bookstore. All proceeds will benefit the Jesuit Refugee Service and the Esperanza Center.</p> <p>"Loyola University Maryland is proud to be able to offer a space for this critical conversation,&rdquo; said Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president. &ldquo;I hope this discussion will help our community better understand the issues immigrants are facing in our world today&mdash;and offer us insight into how we can better advocate for and support them.&rdquo;</p> <p>The panel discussion is free and open to the public. Registration is not required but encouraged, <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-journey-of-immigrant-children-a-panel-discussion-registration-73757678201?aff=affiliate1">www.loyola.edu/journey</a>. For more information contact Campus Ministry at 410-617-2222 or CampusMinistry@loyola.edu.</p>Wed, 25 Sep 2019 14:32:53 Z{62963421-D854-449E-B753-B58388E2092A}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190923-jane-rauLoyola celebrates the life of Jane Rau, longtime employee of the University<p>Remembered for her smile and friendship, Jane Rau worked for more than 30 years at Loyola University Maryland before passing away on Saturday, Sept. 21. She was 64.<br /> <br /> As a gift analyst, Rau processed, categorized, and tracked gifts for the advancement office for the University.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Jane was a valued member of the Loyola family since October of 1988, and she will be dearly missed,&rdquo; said Terrence Sawyer, senior vice president. &ldquo;Jane was a dedicated and wonderful member of the Loyola advancement team, and an even better person and friend.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Rau&rsquo;s colleagues at Loyola will miss her positive attitude, her ease at conversation, and her concern for those around her.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;There are so many memories. They&rsquo;re all being eclipsed by sadness, but what I remember most is her giant smile,&rdquo; said Tarah Wilson, associate director of advancement services, who worked with Rau for 17 years. &ldquo;She laughed easily and often and made me laugh, too. She was always so interested in others, and I&rsquo;m going to miss her laugh and giant smile. It lit her whole face.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Among the family members who survive Rau are her mother, Janet Morris, who worked in the Jesuit residence at Loyola for many years, and Rau&rsquo;s son, Mark, who graduated from Loyola in 2003.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>Arrangements</strong><br /> <br /> Viewing<br /> Wednesday, Sept. 25<br /> 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.<br /> Lemmon Funeral Home&nbsp;<br /> 10 West Padonia Road<br /> Timonium, Md.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Funeral<br /> Thursday, Sept. 26<br /> 10 a.m.<br /> Lemmon Funeral Home<br /> <br /> Interment&nbsp;<br /> Thursday, Sept. 26<br /> 11:15 a.m.&ndash;noon<br /> Dulaney Memorial Gardens<br /> 200 E. Padonia Road<br /> Timonium, Md.&nbsp;</p> <p> <br /> <br /> </p> <div>&nbsp;</div>Mon, 23 Sep 2019 20:50:35 Z{18B0D920-AC9F-40AD-B16E-21EE636200E0}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190918-loyolavotes-rankingNumber of students registered for voter resources at Loyola ranks highest among universities<p>During the first week of the semester, <a href="https://turbovote.org/">TurboVote</a> ranked Loyola University Maryland No.1 for the total number of <a href="https://www.loyola.edu/join-us/vote">LoyolaVotes</a> sign-ups.</p> <p>LoyolaVotes is a non-partisan campus task force that uses an online platform called Turbovote to provide resources about voter registration, absentee ballots, and election information to students, faculty, staff, administrators, and members of the surrounding community.</p> <p>During Fall Welcome Weekend, student leaders involved with LoyolaVotes and the office of student engagement worked to help students sign up for voting resources through the online platform. Between Sept. 1-4, Loyola had 295 people sign up for LoyolaVotes, which is the highest number of registrations at any college or university that uses TurboVote.</p> <p>Other institutions included in the ranking were the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, ranking No. 2 with 148 students registered to vote, Massachusetts Institute of Technology with 141 students, the University of Minnesota with 114 students, and Harvard University with 109 students.</p> <p>&ldquo;This ranking is an honor for the University because we are recognized for our efforts to engage students in civic responsibility by including this as an important part of their Fall Welcome Weekend experience and orientation,&rdquo; said Elise Gower, associate director of programs for the <a href="https://www.loyola.edu/department/ccsj">Center for Community Service and Justice</a>.</p> <p>Around 1,200 people have registered through LoyolaVotes.</p> <p>&ldquo;We provide information, education, and assistance in order to create a more civically engaged community,&rdquo; said Trevor Tormann, &rsquo;22, student co-leader of LoyolaVotes.</p> <p>LoyolaVotes was developed in response to the University participating in the <a href="https://www.allinchallenge.org/">All-In Challenge</a>, a national awards program and agreement between institutions, which aims to increase student voter registration and engagement. Nearly 1,000 campuses across the United States participate in the All-In Challenge.&nbsp;</p> <p>"It's a part of Loyola's core values to act in pursuit of the betterment of our greater community,&rdquo; said Katie Quigley, &rsquo;22, student co-leader of LoyolaVotes. &ldquo;As members of an ever-changing, politically driven society, we have to understand the power of voting and how it is a crucial pillar of the democracy we often take for granted.&rdquo;</p>Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:19:47 Z{9E5BEEE9-CB85-4BC8-AA01-C28D9FBCDEB6}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190917-tarana-burke-sister-cleophasFounder of ‘me too.’ Movement to deliver the 29th Sister Cleophas Costello Lecture<p>Loyola University Maryland welcomes Tarana Burke, the founder of the &lsquo;me too.&rsquo; Movement and a social justice activist, for the 29th Sister Cleophas Costello Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in McGuire Hall on the Evergreen campus. The lecture with Burke is a question and answer session moderated by Camika Royal, Ph.D., assistant professor of Urban Education. Burke will answer questions fielded through community participation prior to the event.&nbsp;</p> <p>Burke will speak to the origins of the &lsquo;me too.&rsquo; Movement and the premise&mdash;that the power of empathy is key to a survivor&rsquo;s healing &ndash; that it is built on. The &lsquo;me too.&rsquo; Movement&mdash;which Burke started in 2006&mdash;gives strength and healing to those who have experience sexual trauma or harassment. The movement became a national sensation in 2017 when the #metoo hashtag was used on social media after the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse allegations. </p> <p>Burke has dedicated more than 25 years of her life to social justice and laying the groundwork for a movement that was initially created to help young women of color who survived sexual abuse and assault. The movement now inspires solidarity, amplifies the voices of thousands of victims of sexual abuse, and puts the focus back on survivors. </p> <p>Burke was named one of the &ldquo;silence breakers&rdquo; that <em>Time </em>magazine honored as Person of the Year for 2017. She was named <em>The Root 100&rsquo;s</em> most influential person of 2018. Her upcoming book, <em>Where the Light Enters</em>, discusses her personal journey from &ldquo;victim to survivor to thriver,&rdquo; as well as the importance of the &lsquo;me too.&rsquo; Movement.</p> <p>Burke, born in New York, is currently the senior director of programs at the Brooklyn-based Girls for Gender Equality. </p> <p>To submit a question for consideration, you may post your question to Twitter using the hashtag #Cleophas2019 or <a href="/join-us/cleophas-lecture/question">submit your question online</a>.</p> <p><strong>Ticket information:</strong></p> <p>Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, Oct. 2, for $10. A limited number of tickets will be available for students, faculty, and staff on Monday, Oct. 7. For additional event and ticket information, please contact the office of alumni engagement at 410-617-2475 or alumni@loyola.edu, or visit <a href="/join-us/cleophas-lecture">loyola.edu/cleophas</a>.</p> <p><strong>About the Sister Cleophas Costello Lecture Series:</strong></p> <p>Founded in the early 1980s and named in honor of the late Sister Mary Cleophas Costello, RSM, former president of Mount Saint Agnes College, which joined with Loyola University Maryland in 1971, the Sister Cleophas Costello Lecture features addresses by prominent women who embody the ideals Sr. Cleophas espoused, including scholarship, leadership, and artistic ability. Previous Sister Cleophas Costello lecturers have included authors Amy Tan, Mary Higgins Clark, and Piper Kerman, poet Maya Angelou, Olympian Gabby Douglas, and musician Mary Chapin-Carpenter.</p>Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:44:59 Z{0D264BAB-E52D-4291-B0C3-E57665BB871B}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190917-hearing-health-initiativeLoyola Clinical Centers partnership provides free services through Hearing Health Initiative<p>The Loyola Clinical Centers (LCC) is partnering with <a href="https://www.rtbaltimore.org/">Rebuilding Together Baltimore</a> and Cigna to launch a Hearing Health Initiative, which will provide free hearing evaluations and hearing aids to qualified participants, along with wellness screenings to assess mental health and quality of life to eligible members of the Baltimore community.</p> <p>The Hearing Health Initiative, which is grant funded through the <a href="https://www.cigna.com/">Cigna</a> Foundation, will provide 40 eligible community members&mdash;living in Baltimore City&rsquo;s 21212, 21218, and 21239 zip codes&mdash;with free hearing evaluations and wellness screenings.</p> <p>&ldquo;The <a href="/department/clinical-centers">Loyola Clinical Centers&rsquo;</a> partnership with Rebuilding Together Baltimore, along with the generous support from Cigna, will help us identify and support individuals in our own community by providing them with access to services and resources in their community that are often not available or may not be covered by Medicare,&rdquo; said Kara Vincent, &rsquo;91, M.S.&rsquo;93, executive director of the Loyola Clinical Centers.</p> <p>Under the supervision of Donna Pitts, Au.D., assistant professor of speech-language-hearing sciences, and Kathleen Ward, Au.D., clinical faculty member in speech-language-hearing sciences, first-year graduate students will conduct hearing evaluations and fit participants for hearing aids. The first session will take place at the Govanstowne Farmers&rsquo; Market on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019.</p> <p>"The Hearing Health Initiative was purposefully designed to serve some of the most impoverished adults living in Baltimore,&rdquo; said Pitts. &ldquo;In doing so, we are fostering a strong Jesuit identity in our students by providing them the opportunity to learn and serve in a diverse world.&rdquo;</p> <p>The wellness screenings will be administered by Psy.D. students who are supervised by Katherine Hadley Cornell, Psy.D., &rsquo;09, psychology division director of the Loyola Clinical Centers and clinical assistant professor in the psychology department.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is a matter of social justice,&rdquo; said Cornell. &ldquo;Hearing loss is a common occurrence in older adults, yet sadly not all seniors have access to proper hearing health services. Research has shown that untreated hearing loss in older adults is associated with depression, loneliness, social isolation, and overall quality of life. On a small scale, we are hoping to offset some of these negative effects for seniors in our community by increasing access.&rdquo;</p> <p>Participants in the Hearing Health Initiative will be asked to participate in follow-up appointments in their home or community location. Wellness survey reports will be taken during the one, three, and six-month appointments after hearing aids are given to the participants.</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;The community members&rsquo; participation in our Hearing Health Initiative will allow the LCC to research the relationship between social determinants of health such as hearing health and mental health wellness,&rdquo; said Vincent. &ldquo;By providing hearing aids at no cost to qualifying individuals, we aim to improve their ability to socialize and interact in their communities.&rdquo;</p> <p>To be eligible for the study, participants must be at least 65 years or older and meet income requirements. For more information about the Hearing Health Initiative and for eligibility requirements contact the Loyola Clinical Centers at 410-617-1200, <a href="/department/clinical-centers">www.loyola.edu/department/clinical-centers</a> or Rebuilding Together Baltimore at <a href="https://www.rtbaltimore.org/">https://www.rtbaltimore.org/</a>.<br /> &nbsp;</p>Tue, 17 Sep 2019 12:56:43 Z{BA971A97-2E8F-47FC-AE1C-B505B8027C87}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190916-aspire-continuing-educationLoyola launches new platform to expand workforce development offeringsLoyola University Maryland has launched Aspire, an extended learning community and online education platform designed to expand access to lifelong learning opportunities for residents and employees in the Baltimore area and beyond.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The initial launch includes online mini-courses in project management, cybersecurity, data analytics, education, human resources management, leadership, marketing, and sustainability. The University hopes to expand its portfolio to include additional offerings for K-12 educators, as well as courses in personal development.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Aspire will make a Loyola education accessible to all,&rdquo; said Jack Rice, director of the Center for Continuing Education at Loyola University Maryland. &ldquo;The platform will allow us to work with Baltimore businesses and organizations that have an ongoing need to develop their teams in a more customized, personalized way, while also supporting individuals anywhere who have the desire and motivation to learn new skills.&rdquo;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The platform will emphasize a sense of community&mdash;allowing those enrolled to connect with other learners, explore career resources, and meet with leaders and coaches.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> &ldquo;At Loyola, we are dedicated to lifelong learning, developing the whole person, and helping our students challenge themselves and achieve their goals,&rdquo; said Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president. &ldquo;Offering continuing education opportunities through the Aspire platform builds on our decades long work in professional development, and we hope it will create a significantly expanded, more accessible&nbsp; learning community for people with similar professional goals who are trying to better themselves, their careers, and their communities.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> The platform&rsquo;s name, Aspire, is a nod to the Jesuit value of magis, meaning &ldquo;the greater&rdquo; or &ldquo;the more&rdquo;&mdash;which members of the Loyola community embrace in their approach to education and to life.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Continuing education courses are open to the public and will range from personal interest workshops at $20 to custom executive education and corporate training packages for $1,000-$3,000+. The majority of offerings will cost between $99 to $199. The University also intends to offer a series of free courses for community members.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> For more information on Loyola&rsquo;s continuing education offerings, visit <a href="https://aspire.loyola.edu/">loyola.edu/aspire</a>. Join the conversation on social media by following @Loyola_Aspire and #EveryLearner.Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:58:47 Z{501BA281-19E8-45FB-9D90-A7CA5FB12DBE}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190910-cardin-lectureCardin Lecture to feature international bestselling author Daniel MendelsohnInternational bestselling author, award-winning critic, and essayist Daniel Mendelsohn will deliver the 2019 Jerome S. Cardin Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m., in McGuire Hall.<br /> <br /> The lecture, "Latkes with the Priests in Lw&oacute;w: Jews and Christians, Harmony and Horror in Prewar Poland," is free and open to the region&rsquo;s academic and religious communities and the general public. Delving into a rich store of family anecdote and legend, Mendelsohn will explore how relative harmony between diverse cultures and religions can devolve into tales of horror&mdash;and, sometimes, of heroism.<br /> <br /> In addition to serving as editor-at-large of the <em>New York Review of Books</em> and the director of the Robert B. Silvers Foundation, Mendelsohn teaches classics and literature at Bard College. He is the author of eight books, including <em>The Elusive Embrace</em> (a <em>Los Angeles Time</em>s Best Book of the Year); <em>An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic</em> (named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Newsday,<em> Library Journal</em>, <em>The Christian Science Monitor</em> and Kirkus); and The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, about Mendelsohn&rsquo;s quest for information about six relatives who perished in the Holocaust.<br /> <br /> A <em>New York Times </em>and international bestseller, <em>The Lost</em> won the National Books Critics Circle Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Salon Book Award in the United States, as well as the Prix M&eacute;dicis in France and many other honors in the United States and abroad. With more than half a million copies in print, The Lost has been published in over 15 languages.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Mendelsohn&rsquo;s third collection of essays, <em>Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones</em>, will be published in October. These essays examine how we continue to look to the Greeks and Romans as models: some argue for the surprising modernity of canonical works (Bacchae, the Aeneid), while others detect a &ldquo;Greek DNA&rdquo; in our responses to the Boston Marathon bombings and the assassination of JFK.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The Cardin Lecture will be followed by a book signing with Mendelsohn and kosher reception featuring desserts and beverages. Registration is required by visiting <a href="/join-us/cardin-lecture">loyola.edu/cardinlecture</a>. For more information, call 410-617-2973 or email advevents@loyola.edu.<br /> <br /> <strong>About the Cardin Lecture</strong><br /> The Jerome S. Cardin Memorial Lecture was established in 1986 by the Jerome S. Cardin family to foster exploration of topics in the humanities pertinent to the Jewish and Christian traditions, particularly in the area of Jewish-Christian relations. Notable speakers have included Chaim Potok, Cornel West, Taylor Branch, Adam Gopnik, Stephen Greenblatt, Susannah Heschel, and Robert Alter.Tue, 10 Sep 2019 20:35:26 Z{75AC4181-1097-464A-9DC1-FD91262AB01C}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190909-us-news-best-colleges-rankings-loyola-marylandLoyola ranked among top universities in North region by U.S. News &amp; World Report<p>Loyola University Maryland is No. 4 among the best universities in the North region in the <em>U.S. News &amp; World Report&rsquo;s</em> &ldquo;Best Colleges&rdquo; guide for 2020. Loyola has been ranked in the top five for more than a decade.</p> <p>Loyola is tied with The College of New Jersey for the No. 4 spot. Loyola and College of New Jersey are also tied for No. 1 for &ldquo;Best Colleges for Veterans&rdquo; in the North region. Loyola is also listed among the A+ Schools for B Students. </p> <p>In addition, Loyola is ranked:</p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li>No. 6 for &ldquo;Best Undergraduate Teaching&rdquo;</li> <li>No. 40 for &ldquo;Best Value&rdquo;</li> <li>No. 12 (tied) for &ldquo;Most Innovative Schools&rdquo;</li> <li>No. 64 (tied) for &ldquo;First-Year Experience&rdquo;</li> <li>No. 23 (tied) for &ldquo;Service Learning&rdquo;</li> <li>No. 158 (tied) on the list for &ldquo;Top Performers on Social Mobility,&rdquo; highlighting colleges and universities that help enroll and graduate disadvantaged students who are awarded with Pell Grants.</li> </ul> <p>The University&rsquo;s undergraduate engineering program is tied at No. 52 among all schools that do not have a graduate engineering program. No. 112 for &ldquo;Best Undergraduate Business Program.&rdquo;</p> <p>"In today's highly competitive higher education landscape, it's gratifying to see that Jesuit education&mdash;the oldest academic tradition in the world&mdash;continues to deliver on its promise to our students," said Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president. "Our faculty are scholars and mentors who take tremendous pride in providing an invaluable Jesuit, liberal arts education that prepares our students for anything and everything."</p> <p>More information on the 2020&nbsp;<em>U.S. News &amp; World Report</em> &ldquo;Best Colleges&rdquo; rankings is available at <a href="https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges">usnews.com/best-colleges</a>.</p>Mon, 09 Sep 2019 13:30:06 Z{A1B75A8F-CF52-45E3-9728-40719C6E7E7A}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190906-national-science-foundation-grant-ramon-goingsSchool of Education faculty member awarded National Science Foundation grantRamon B. Goings, Ed.D., assistant professor of educational leadership at Loyola University Maryland&rsquo;s <a href="/school-education">School of Education</a> has been awarded a $147,823 two-year grant from the National Science Foundation for his project titled &ldquo;Examining the Persistence and Motivation of STEM Pre-Service Teachers of Color in the Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars Program.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The grant will support Goings&rsquo; investigation into the factors that propel students of color participating in a pre-service teacher education and scholarship program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) to persist as STEM majors and teacher candidates.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Understanding the factors that influence pre-service teachers of color to pursue careers in teaching will ultimately help us better recruit students who want to teach at the K&ndash;12 level,&rdquo; said Goings.<br /> <br /> Goings, a strong advocate for diversifying the teacher and school leader workforce, will provide insights into program components that best encourage students of color to seek to become STEM educators.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> &ldquo;As we think about programmatic efforts to diversify the teacher workforce in Maryland and nationally, I hope this project highlights the important work of the Sherman Scholars Program and how the program can serve as a national model,&rdquo; said Goings.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Goings will work with Lawrence Clark, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics education at the University of Maryland College Park, and Carrol Perrino, Ph.D., professor of psychology and director of the Center for Predictive Analytics at Morgan State University, to expand his capacity to carry out rigorous STEM education research.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The grant is funded by NSF&rsquo;s Education and Human Resources (EHR) Core Research (ECR): Building Capacity in STEM Education Research program.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> For more information about Goings and his research, visit his <a href="http://ramongoings.com/">website</a>.Fri, 06 Sep 2019 13:48:03 Z{72FF64BE-C190-4099-B945-E43807A1AEE0}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190829-class-of-2023-welcome-loyolaLoyola welcomes Class of 2023<p>Loyola University Maryland greeted the Class of 2023 as they arrived on campus on Aug. 29, 2019.</p> <p>At the New Student Convocation today, parents, faculty, and other members of the campus community celebrated the Class of 2023.</p> <p>When Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., addressed the students, the president of Loyola told them their four years at Loyola would be a unique experience with the gift of time and freedom. He urged them to use these gifts wisely. </p> <p>This <a href="/department/messina/common-text">year&rsquo;s common text</a> for <a href="/department/messina">Messina</a> is <em>Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth</em> by Sarah Smarsh. A <em>New York Times</em> bestseller and a finalist for the National Book Award, <em>Heartland</em> is a memoir of working-class poverty in America. Smarsh recounts her experiences with family, education, and the violence that defined many of the relationships she witnessed between men and women while growing up in Kansas. Loyola faculty members, administrators, and students chose this book largely because of the powerful questions it raises about the fundamental assumptions and underlying logic of American society.</p> <p>New students have the opportunity to make connections and get acclimated to college life at numerous events during <a href="/join-us/orientation/fall">Fall Welcome Weekend</a> scheduled through Monday, Sept. 2, 2019.</p> <p><strong>Fun facts about the Class of 2023:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Six new Greyhounds share a birthday with Loyola&rsquo;s president, the Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., on August 25. Three students share a birthday with our patron saint and namesake, St. Ignatius Loyola, on October 23.</li> <li>124 students come from a long line of proud Loyola alumni (meaning at least one parent and/or grandparent is a graduate).</li> <li>The most popular names among incoming students are Matthew, Emily, Michael, Nicholas, Ryan, John, Caroline, and Anna. </li> <li>The longest journey by a first-year student to the Evergreen campus worldwide is 7,100+ miles&mdash;from Pakistan. One new student claims the record for the longest trip within the United States to join the Class of 2023, traveling nearly 5,000 miles to Baltimore from Hawaii.</li> <li>The states represented by the most new students (in descending order) are Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Virginia, Delaware, Florida, Rhode Island. </li> <li>There are five sets of twins in the Class of 2023.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Class of 2023 by the numbers:</strong></p> <ul> <li>3.62 average GPA</li> <li>19% first-generation college students</li> <li>28% students of color</li> <li>Students represent 33 different states and 5 different countries</li> <li>238 students from Maryland</li> <li>1,089 total students enrolled</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p>Thu, 29 Aug 2019 16:27:20 Z{666846CA-D991-4B6B-8C4D-912C872C3A00}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190823-money-magazine-rankingMoney Magazine names Loyola a best value college<p>Loyola University Maryland has been named one of the nation&rsquo;s &ldquo;Best Colleges for Your Money&rdquo; by <em>Money Magazine</em>, which released its 2019-20 <a href="https://www.loyola.edu/admission/undergraduate/outcomes-value/value">higher education value</a> rankings this month.</p> <p>Loyola ranked No. 303 on the list of 744 U.S. colleges and universities on <em>Money&rsquo;s</em> list. Undergraduate alumni report an average salary of $57,500 within five years of graduation, according to the report.</p> <p>One of the heavily weighted variables in <em>Money&rsquo;s</em> calculation is six-year graduation rate. Loyola&rsquo;s graduation rate is about 30 points higher than the national average, as 80 percent of the University&rsquo;s undergraduate students graduate in four years. <em>Money</em> also focused heavily on affordability, as the discussions about the costs of college continue. At Loyola, 85 percent of undergraduate students receive financial aid.</p> <p>&ldquo;Loyola University Maryland offers an exceptional value to our students,&rdquo; said Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president. &ldquo;Our students and their families choose to invest in the Jesuit, liberal arts education Loyola delivers because they recognize how that education and experience gives their students the knowledge and skills they need for all the future holds.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Money</em> focused on three primary factors to rank schools: quality of education, affordability, and outcomes. More information about the rankings is available at <a href="http://money.com/money/best-colleges/">http://money.com/money/best-colleges/</a>.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p>Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:17:14 Z{93AE037E-BB17-4927-822B-6058B799C92B}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190821-payscale-college-salary-report-2019-20-loyolaLoyola ranks in top 7% of U.S. universities for mid-career salary potential <p>A new report from PayScale.com ranks Loyola University Maryland in the top 7 percent of U.S. universities for mid-career salary potential of graduates. Loyola ranked No. 115 on the list of more than 1,500 schools in the 2019-20 report. </p> <p>Loyola alumni submitting salary information to PayScale earned a median early career pay of $59,900 and a median mid-career pay of $111,200. </p> <p>PayScale also ranked Loyola&rsquo;s majors by salary potential:</p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li>Business majors: No. 37</li> <li>Computer Science: No. 73</li> <li>Social Sciences: No. 271</li> </ul> <p>The College Salary Report includes salary data from undergraduate alumni of more than 4,000 schools across the nation who earned a bachelor&rsquo;s degree or went on to earn a higher degree. For more information and the full report, go to <a href="https://www.payscale.com/college-salary-report">https://www.payscale.com/college-salary-report</a>.</p> <p>&ldquo;Seeing our alumni achieve personal and professional success in their lives after graduation is so rewarding for our faculty and all the professionals who mentor students during their time at Loyola,&rdquo; said Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president. &ldquo;Rankings like this only show a small piece of that success, but they help us convey to prospective students and their families just how valuable a Loyola degree is today&mdash;and will continue to be in the future.&rdquo;</p>Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:10:49 Z{A4D0AAB5-D858-4AC7-82DD-E86F9E818E87}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190819-baltimore-murals-partnershipLoyola partnership empowers Baltimore City youth <p>Loyola University Maryland partnered with the Baltimore Office of Promotion &amp; the Arts, York Road Partnership, YouthWorks, and the Baltimore City Planning Department to hire 20 teens and young adults who are residents of Baltimore City, and primarily the Govans neighborhood, to be summer employees.&nbsp; This partnership is part of the larger 21st Century Schools reconstruction process which will bring $50 million of investment to two local schools in Govans.</p> <p>The students were enrolled in the YouthWorks program, through the Baltimore City Mayor&rsquo;s Office of Employment Development. Today, Govans has two new murals in the neighborhood thanks to the Art @ Work program, a five-week program through the Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts where youth learn the skills of community design and public art.</p> <p>Erin O'Keefe, &rsquo;03, director of Loyola <a href="/department/ccsj">Center for Community Service and Justice (CCSJ)</a> and York Road Initiative, helped identify the need for a partnership to support Baltimore City youth.</p> <p>&ldquo;Over the past two years, Loyola has listened to residents&rsquo; desires for more opportunities for young adults in Govans,&rdquo; said O&rsquo;Keefe. &ldquo;Census data also indicates a high number of &lsquo;opportunity youth&rsquo; in our neighborhood, meaning 16- to 24-year-olds who are unemployed or not in school. This partnership is the perfect marriage of employing and empowering local youth, utilizing Loyola&rsquo;s faculty resources for professional development, and strengthening our community through public art.&rdquo;</p> <p>In addition, the <a href="/department/clinical-centers">Loyola Clinical Centers (LCC)</a> served as a meeting place for the students for the five-week program. During their time at the LCC, students participated in professional development workshops. J.P. Krahel, Ph.D., associate professor of accounting, offered sessions in financial literacy, Karsonya "Kaye" Whitehead, Ph.D., associate professor of communication, led sessions in communications, and Marie McSweeney Anderson, &rsquo;11, assistant director of the York Road Initiative, led sessions on community leadership with guests such as&nbsp; Councilman Bill Henry, MBA '06, and local community leaders like Donna Blackwell, York Road Partnership President.</p> <p>"We are an anchor university in Baltimore City, and we take great pride knowing that the LCC can support local youth through programs like YouthWorks,&rdquo; said Kara Vincent, &rsquo;91, M.S., &rsquo;93, executive director of the Loyola Clinical Centers. &ldquo;The location of the LCC along York Road offers us yet another way to welcome our Baltimore community with open arms.&rdquo;</p> <p>The culmination of the Art @ Work program occurred at an event on Friday, Aug. 2, at the Dewees Recreation Center (5501 Ivanhoe Ave.), the location of one of the murals entitled &ldquo;Joy, Happiness, and Fun.&rdquo;&nbsp; The second mural, &ldquo;#OneBaltimore Many Shades,&rdquo; is located at 5313 York Road and Woodbourne Avenue.<br /> &nbsp;</p>Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:44:57 Z{AC79F11B-7CA5-4FDB-9174-BB3FD25D437F}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/0816-forbes-americas-top-colleges-loyolaLoyola University Maryland named to “America’s Top Colleges” list by Forbes<p>Loyola University Maryland has been named to the list of &ldquo;America&rsquo;s Top Colleges&rdquo; by <em>Forbes</em>. </p> <p>Loyola is <a href="https://www.forbes.com/top-colleges">ranked No. 175</a> on the list of 650 colleges. Loyola also ranked No. 126 on the list of private colleges and No. 82 of colleges in the Northeast. </p> <p>&ldquo;We are honored to be named to the list of top colleges by <em>Forbes</em>, particularly because of the intentional ways we have enhanced our <a href="/department/career-center">career services</a> for our students and graduates,&rdquo; said Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president. &ldquo;This recognition shows how valuable our Jesuit, liberal arts education is in preparing our students for anything and everything they will achieve after graduating.&rdquo;</p> <p>For this ranking, Forbes &ldquo;focuses on the direct benefits schools provide their graduates,&rdquo; according to an article about their methodology. The list considers alumni salaries, debt after graduation, the student experience, career accolades, and retention and graduation rates.</p>Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:49:42 Z{4C240855-1C33-4F10-8E95-1DD6A3986ADE}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190814-grand-seminar-2019Molecular parasitologist and virologist Elodie Ghedin to speak at Grand Seminar<p>Loyola University Maryland&rsquo;s academic division of natural and applied sciences will present the 2019 Grand Seminar on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in McGuire Hall. This year&rsquo;s Grand Seminar will feature Elodie Ghedin, Ph.D., a professor of epidemiology and global public health, molecular parasitologist, and virologist at the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology at New York University.</p> <p>Ghedin will present &ldquo;(Microbial) Networking Going Viral,&rdquo; a lecture on how respiratory pathogens, including influenza, interact with drug-resistant variants and impact virus evolution. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required, but registration is encouraged.</p> <p>During the presentation, Ghedin will also discuss the work being done with microbial and viral ecology in the upper and lower respiratory tract. Ghedin&rsquo;s research focuses on genomics, infectious diseases, viral infections, and biology. Her wide-ranging research includes the evolution of influenza and severity of the Zika virus, links between HIV and lung microbiome in lung disease patients, sequencing genomes, and parasites. Ghedin has conducted research at the Institute for Genomic Research in Rockville, Md., and previously worked for eight years as a researcher in genomics and infectious diseases at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.</p> <p>Ghedin earned her bachelor&rsquo;s degree in biology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, master&rsquo;s degree in environmental sciences from the University of Quebec in Montreal, and Ph.D. in Molecular Parasitology from McGill University.</p> <p>Ghedin, who has been named a MacArthur Fellow (2011) and American Academy of Microbiology Fellow (2017), has published many articles related to her expansive research. Two of her recent articles include <em>Taxonomy of the order Mononegavirales: second update 2018</em> and <em>Fungi stabilize connectivity in the lung and skin microbial ecosystems</em>.</p> <p>For more information about the event, go to <a href="/loyola-college-arts-sciences/divisions/natural-applied-sciences/events/grand-seminar">www.loyola.edu/grandseminar</a>.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div>Tue, 13 Aug 2019 18:20:11 Z{B0C9E2CC-8636-491B-A253-EE41BA6AA171}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190813-global-entrepreneurship-conference-ub-loyolaLoyola University Maryland and University of Baltimore to host Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Conference in 2021<p>Loyola University Maryland and the University of Baltimore (UB) have been selected to host the prestigious Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Conference in Baltimore on Oct. 13-16, 2021.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Loyola&rsquo;s <a href="/department/center-innovation-entrepreneurship">Center for Innovation &amp; Entrepreneurship</a> and UB&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.ubalt.edu/merrick/centers/center-for-entrepreneurship-and-innovation/index.cfm">Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation</a> will share hosting duties for the event. The event&rsquo;s theme, &ldquo;Leading with Entrepreneurship: Succeeding in Revitalization,&rdquo; is intended to provide clear examples of how higher education and entrepreneurs are leading the way to create the new companies that are transforming their communities.<br /> <br /> This worldwide gathering of experts, representing higher education and its connections to policymakers, business leaders and consumer interests, is designed to &ldquo;advance excellence in entrepreneurship through the unique role&rdquo; of university-based centers where entrepreneurship is taught and nurtured, according to the <a href="http://www.globalentrepreneurshipconsortium.org/home/">GCEC</a> mission statement. The GCEC is the premier organization of academic entrepreneurship programs around the U.S. and globally.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;We are honored and delighted to co-host this international gathering with the University of Baltimore, and we are particularly excited to have this opportunity to showcase our city,&rdquo; said Kathleen A. Getz, Ph.D., dean of the Sellinger School of Business and Management. &ldquo;At Loyola, where we embrace and promote innovation and entrepreneurship, we look forward to being part of these enriching conversations that will define the future.&rdquo;</p> <p>Baltimore&rsquo;s 26 co-working spaces, 16 incubators, and 60 federal research labs, all within a 30-mile radius, provide a broad, close knit entrepreneurial ecosystem that makes the region a desirable location for starting and growing a business. Paired with the significant contributions of 13 metropolitan colleges and universities to this entrepreneurial environment, the Baltimore region is home to many new, successful companies&mdash;particularly in the tech sector&mdash;that are in turn bolstering the city&rsquo;s ongoing revival.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;This is a great opportunity not only for the two universities but also for the whole Baltimore business community,&rdquo; said Murray Dalziel, dean of the University of Baltimore&rsquo;s Merrick School of Business. &ldquo;It brings together entrepreneurs and thought leaders from around the world, all dedicated to building a brighter future for local, national and global economies. The University of Baltimore was founded by entrepreneurs, so we are proud to be a part of it.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> &ldquo;We are so pleased that GCEC will be going to Baltimore in 2021,&rdquo; explained Michael Morris, a professor at the University of Notre Dame and chair of the GCEC Site Selection Committee. &ldquo;While the competition was quite strong, the two partnering universities put together an exciting proposal that really stood out. We were especially impressed with their emphasis on the transformative potential of university entrepreneurship programs in our contemporary urban communities.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>About the GCEC:</strong><br /> <br /> The GCEC is the premier academic organization addressing the emerging topics of importance to the nation&rsquo;s university-based centers for entrepreneurship. It has become the vehicle by which the top, established entrepreneurship centers, as well as emerging centers, can work together to share best practices, develop programs and initiatives, and collaborate and assist each other in advancing, strengthening, and celebrating the role of universities in teaching the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.&nbsp; Each year a global conference is held on the campus of a GCEC member school.&nbsp; The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship at Rice University serves as the administrative home of the GCEC, and Brad Burke serves as the GCEC Managing Director.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div>Tue, 13 Aug 2019 18:02:25 Z{6663039C-9339-48A7-9FBF-262504531E71}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190808-clinton-scholarship-fallThree Loyola students receive William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship to study abroad<p>Carolyn Al-Ghusbi, &rsquo;21, Jon Broom, &rsquo;21, and Cayla Keach, &rsquo;21, have each been awarded the William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship at the American University in Dubai to study abroad during the fall 2019 semester.</p> <p>Al-Ghusbi, a writing and communication interdisciplinary major and a Gilman Scholarship recipient, is excited to engage in a new culture while studying abroad in Dubai.</p> <p>&ldquo;I have never studied abroad before, so I&rsquo;m excited to experience a new culture,&rdquo; said the Denton, Md., native, who is the president of the Middle Eastern Relief Initiative club at Loyola. &ldquo;I believe it will help me in my future professional career. I hope to work in journalism with a focus on the Middle East.&rdquo;</p> <p>Broom, who is originally from Tyler, Texas, is a marketing major with a minor in information systems.</p> <p>&ldquo;I want to study abroad to expand my awareness about a culture I have never experienced before,&rdquo; said Broom, who is involved with Soccer Without Borders and the Esperanza Center. &ldquo;This scholarship will give me the ability to freely do so without the financial burden that comes with tuition payments.&rdquo;</p> <p>Keach is a psychology major with a minor in gender studies from Saint Johnsbury, Vt. She is involved with the Black Student Association, the intramural volleyball team, the Psychology Club, and the Good Stuff Initiative, which works to eliminate excess waste in the community.</p> <p>&ldquo;For a long time, I didn&rsquo;t think I would be able to attend college let alone travel across the world,&rdquo; said Keach. &ldquo;It allows my dream to study abroad to become a reality.&rdquo;</p> <p>Naomi Githae, assistant director of international programs, said since the study abroad program in Dubai began in fall 2017, the number of students selected for the scholarship continues to rise.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s an honor to continue to see Loyola students recognized for their academic achievements and selected for the Clinton Scholarship,&rdquo; said Githae. &ldquo;The study abroad program in Dubai is a unique experience for Loyola students because it exposes them to many world cultures in one location.&rdquo;</p> <p>About the William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship:</p> <p>The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship at the American University in Dubai seeks to further the goals of the Clinton Presidential Foundation to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. In partnership with the American University in Dubai, the program will provide American students based in the United States the opportunity to expand their educational and cultural horizons by studying in the Arab world. This prestigious award only grants scholarships to 10 students from the United States per semester.&nbsp;</p> <div>&nbsp;</div>Thu, 08 Aug 2019 15:37:43 Z{593B8044-B990-4A6A-A595-6AC93E49D654}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190806-princeton-review-best-385-collegesLoyola named one of the nation’s best colleges for 2020 by The Princeton Review<p>Loyola University Maryland has been named one of that nation&rsquo;s top institutions for higher education by The Princeton Review in its latest annual college guide, <em>The Best 385 Colleges</em>. </p> <p>Loyola again was featured on the &ldquo;Best Northeastern Colleges&rdquo; list. Loyola also ranked No. 10 for Best College Dorms and is the only Jesuit, Patriot League, and Maryland school on the list. </p> <p>&ldquo;Prospective students frequently tell us that when they visit Loyola, it feels like home,&rdquo; said Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president. &ldquo;Our outstanding residence halls help us cultivate the warm sense of community that is so important to our students&rsquo; education and experience.&rdquo;</p> <p>One of the Princeton Review&rsquo;s most popular guides, <em>The Best 385 Colleges</em> publishes rankings that are based on student surveys of 140,000 students among the 385 top colleges. Colleges are chosen primarily for their outstanding academics and are listed in alphabetical order from one to 385. The Princeton Review also reports 62 ranking lists of the top 20 colleges in various categories. </p> <p>A full list of the Princeton Review&rsquo;s best colleges for 2020 is available at <a href="https://www.princetonreview.com/">princetonreview.com</a>.</p>Tue, 06 Aug 2019 18:02:38 Z{49C49BAC-D942-400C-8661-FA74B2B40A3C}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190731-we-are-baltimoreMessage from Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., Loyola’s president: We are Baltimore<em>Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president of Loyola University Maryland, sent the following message to Loyola community on July 30, 2019:</em><br /> <br /> Dear Members of the Loyola Community:<br /> <br /> In recent days, the national conversation has focused on Baltimore, as many of us have seen disheartening comments from President Donald Trump. Those words do not reflect the city I know and love.<br /> <br /> Loyola University Maryland is proud to be an anchor institution in Baltimore. Our city has a rich history, a vibrant blend of diverse cultures, and some of the best health care and educational institutions in the country, as well as thriving businesses. Baltimore also has its challenges, as every city&mdash;every community&mdash;does. Particularly as a Jesuit, Catholic university that is invested in supporting and advancing our city, we join our local leaders in naming those issues and working together to create solutions. Loyola is grateful to partner with organizations and businesses and institutions across this city to work together to strengthen Baltimore&mdash;and our students are a key part of that success.<br /> <br /> It is not just the future, however, that is bright. Right now, we are seeing tremendous growth and opportunity for our city. Baltimore is a place that inspires and cultivates innovation and entrepreneurship. It is a city full of optimism. Those outside the city may not be able to appreciate fully the progress that is happening within Baltimore, but it is well underway&mdash;and we have great hope for the future.<br /> <br /> Each fall when our new students arrive at Loyola, we begin to introduce them to Baltimore&mdash;not just the dynamic theater and cuisine and professional athletic events, but also some of the challenges that every city faces. Throughout their time on our campus and in the community, our students gain a fuller appreciation for how to be persons for and with others. As they serve in internships and volunteer throughout the city, our students receive a more complete educational experience because they are residents of Baltimore. I&rsquo;m pleased that nearly 50% of our Loyola graduates make Baltimore their home after graduation. They see the opportunity that exists here&mdash;and they want to be part of it. Earlier this week, Visit Baltimore shared this <a href="https://twitter.com/BaltimoreMD/status/1155836971727687681?s=20">compelling graphic</a> that shows just a few of the reasons we can be proud of Baltimore.<br /> <br /> The Society of Jesus has traditionally established schools and churches in urban environments, and Loyola was founded specifically to serve the people of Baltimore. This week, as we celebrate the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola&mdash;the founder of the Jesuits and our university&rsquo;s namesake and patron saint&mdash;I can think of no more fitting time for us to renew our commitment to our city. As St. Ignatius said, &ldquo;If you promise anything for tomorrow, do it today rather than put it off.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> May God bless our city of Baltimore and all those who believe in its extraordinarily bright future.<br /> <br /> Sincerely,<br /> <br /> Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J.<br /> President<br /> <br /> <div>&nbsp;</div>Tue, 30 Jul 2019 20:22:42 Z{BD56FFFA-9373-4CFB-A8A4-3193EA837F7A}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190725-kiplingers-best-valueKiplinger’s ranks Loyola one of the best college values for 2019<p>Loyola University Maryland was named one of the top-400 &ldquo;Best College Values&rdquo; by <em>Kiplinger&rsquo;s Personal Finance</em> magazine.</p> <p>The rankings recognize institutions that combine outstanding academic quality with affordability to offer a transformative educational experience that is accessible to students who demonstrate financial need. Kiplinger&rsquo;s analyzes student-to-faculty ratio, test scores of incoming students, graduation rates, and low student debt at graduation. </p> <p>&ldquo;At Loyola University Maryland, we provide our students with a distinctive Jesuit, liberal arts education that poises them to be immediately employable and infinitely adaptable,&rdquo; said Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president. &ldquo;We foster a warm, welcoming community where faculty are teachers, scholars, and mentors who offer personal attention. At a time when the cost of higher education requires a significant investment on the part of a family, our students and their families recognize the value of a Loyola education. We work to ensure that a Loyola education is accessible and possible for deserving students.&rdquo;</p> <p>Approximately 85 percent of all undergraduates receive some form of aid from federal, state, institutional, and private sources.</p> <p>Within six to nine months of graduation, 98% of Loyola alumni are employed, in graduate school, or completing a year of service. Loyola is ranked in the top 2% of more than 2,400 four-year U.S. colleges and universities for economic value added to the mid-career salary of its alumni. A Loyola degree adds about 30% to the predicted mid-career salary of graduates. </p> <p><span></span>The full &ldquo;Best College Values&rdquo; report is available on <a href="https://www.kiplinger.com/tool/college/T014-S001-best-college-values-college-finder/index.php#Table">kiplinger.com</a> and will appear in the September 2019 issue of <em>Kiplinger&rsquo;s Personal Finance</em>.</p>Thu, 25 Jul 2019 16:18:23 Z{1722EFC0-669E-4D9A-A1EA-73935F2DB055}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190724-gilman-scholarshipsThree Loyola students win Gilman Scholarships to study abroad for fall 2019<p>Three Loyola University Maryland students&mdash;Carolyn Al-Ghusbi, &rsquo;21, Ahmed Jackson, &rsquo;21, and Sophia Romano, &rsquo;21&mdash;have each been awarded the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gilmanscholarship.org/">Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship</a>. The scholarship will support their study abroad experiences in fall 2019.</p> <p>Al-Ghusbi will use her Gilman Scholarship to study abroad at the American University of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Al-Ghusbi is a writing and communication&nbsp;interdisciplinary&nbsp;major from Denton, Md.</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m looking forward to meeting new people, living in a new country, experiencing a new culture, and receiving my Middle Eastern Studies certificate,&rdquo; said Al-Ghusbi, who is the president of the Middle Eastern Relief Initiative club at Loyola.</p> <p>Jackson is an English major with a minor in African American studies from Baltimore, Md., who will use his Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Leuven, Belgium. He looks forward to a change of scenery and his personal and professional growth while abroad.</p> <p>&ldquo;My goals while abroad are to become a global thinker, create new friendships, and enhance my network,&rdquo; said Jackson, who has served as the treasurer and president of the Black Student Association and who is involved in the ALANA (African, Latino, Asian, and Native American Services) mentoring program.</p> <p>Romano, who grew up in Appomattox, Va., will study abroad in Montpellier, France. The communication major with specialization in public relations and advertising with a French minor is looking forward to incorporating the French culture into her daily life.</p> <p>&ldquo;The thought of challenging myself not only to go abroad but take classes in the native language really drew me into the program,&rdquo; said Romano. &ldquo;I know by immersing myself in not only the French culture, but that of other countries, I will develop a worldview that will benefit me when working with and for others,&rdquo; said Romano, who is a resident assistant, graphics director for the Public Relations Student Society of America, and the&nbsp;marketing and communications manager for the Irish Dance Team at Loyola.</p> <p>During the 2019 spring semester, five scholarship recipients set a record for the most Loyola students to receive the scholarship in one semester.</p> <p>Andrea Giampetro-Meyer, J.D., professor of law and social responsibility and a faculty member on the National Fellowships Committee, provides mentorship for Gilman Scholarship applicants.</p> <p>&ldquo;Many students assume they can&rsquo;t afford to go abroad,&rdquo; said Giampetro-Meyer. &ldquo;I make students aware of Gilman Scholarship and support them through the application process so that their dream to study abroad comes true.&rdquo;</p> <p>About the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.iie.org/programs/gilman-scholarship-program">Gilman Scholarship</a>:</p> <p>The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship eases the financial burden for exceptional U.S. undergraduate students who study or intern abroad. The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education through its office in Houston, Texas.&nbsp;</p> <div>&nbsp;</div>Wed, 24 Jul 2019 14:01:36 Z{B7DDDD55-D679-4994-B6C7-3809E20AAB66}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190717-caitlin-mcdonald-obitLoyola celebrates the life of Caitlin McDonald, ’22<p>The Loyola community is mourning the loss of Caitlin McDonald, '22, who died on Sunday, July 14, after being involved in a jet ski accident on Long Island. McDonald, who came to Loyola from Rockville Centre, N.Y., was a graduate of South Side High School and was known for her quiet and compassionate nature. </p> <p>Richard Boothby, Ph.D., professor of philosophy, was McDonald&rsquo;s academic advisor and taught her in Messina, Loyola&rsquo;s first-year living learning program. He immediately noticed how smart and capable she was, noting that she was a joy to have in class and struck him as a promising student.<span>&nbsp; </span></p> <p>&ldquo;She had a quiet sparkle. One of the things that impressed me about her was the way you could really see behind her quiet and reserved demeaner,&rdquo; Boothby said. &ldquo;She was always observing what we were talking about in class with excitement.&rdquo;</p> <p>Boothby remembered the annual dinner he hosts for his Messina students at the end of the semester. He recalled how McDonald was ready and willing to help in the kitchen, whether setting up food or cutting the cake. Boothby said that&rsquo;s who she was&mdash;very friendly and helpful. </p> <p>Barbara Vann, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology, also taught McDonald in a Messina course.<span>&nbsp; </span></p> <p>&ldquo;One of the reasons I love teaching in the Messina program is watching students' transformation over the course of their undergraduate career. I often see signs in the first-year students that make me especially curious to see how they will&mdash;I hope&mdash;&lsquo;blossom&rsquo; through the coming years. Caitlin was such a student. Although she was quiet in class, when she did speak it was because she had something to contribute,&rdquo; said Vann.</p> <p>As an honor student in high school, McDonald played the trumpet for her school's band and orchestra. She received the prestigious Gold Award from the Girl Scouts for a project she created, &ldquo;Little Maestros,&rdquo; which incorporated music into the lives of children in her community, hosting educational sessions for parents and their children at her local library. At Loyola, McDonald was the recipient of a Loyola Presidential Scholarship.</p> <p>An obituary for Caitlin McDonald is available on <a href="https://glynnfh.com/tribute/details/808/Caitlin-McDonald/obituary.html#content-start">the Thomas A. Glynn and Son Funeral Home site</a>.</p> <p><strong>Arrangements<br /> </strong>Visitation<br /> Thursday, July 18, 2019<br /> 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.<br /> Thomas A. Glynn and Son Funeral Home<br /> 20 Lincoln Avenue<br /> Rockville Centre, N.Y.</p> <p><strong>Funeral Mass<br /> </strong>10 a.m.<br /> Friday, July 19, 2019<br /> St. Agnes Cathedral<br /> 29 Quealy Place<br /> Rockville Centre, N.Y.</p> <p><strong>Interment<br /> </strong>11:45 a.m.<br /> Friday, July 19, 2019<br /> Holy Rood Cemetery<br /> 111 Old Country Road<br /> Westbury, N.Y.</p> <p>Loyola will have a memorial mass on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at 6 p.m.&nbsp;</p>Wed, 17 Jul 2019 14:59:13 Z{628AFFEE-F2AF-4CF4-9FB4-5356B32D6046}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190701-sarkar-dey-fundRetired faculty member makes endowed gift to advance the natural and applied sciences at Loyola<p>Dipa Sarkar-Dey, Ph.D., associate professor <em>emerita</em> of mathematics and statistics, is making an endowed gift to Loyola University Maryland to create the Choudhury Sarkar-Dey Fund.</p> <p>The fund will help create the Choudhury Sarkar-Dey Medal, which will come with a $500 cash prize for a graduating senior who is studying in the natural and applied sciences. The Choudhury Sarkar-Dey Fund will also support student programs and activities within those academic disciplines.</p> <p>&ldquo;The medal award will be given to a student in the natural and science department who has maintained a high GPA, who has promoted diversity, and who has been active in community service,&rdquo; said Sarkar-Dey, who has taught at Loyola for 35 years. &ldquo;My hope is this award will recognize diversity on campus and encourage the recipient and the Loyola community to be global citizens.&rdquo;</p> <p>Sarkar-Dey came to the U.S. from Bangladesh to attend graduate school at the Johns Hopkins University. She started teaching at Loyola in 1984 and was the first female Asian faculty member to be hired at the University.</p> <p>During her tenure at Loyola, she served as the chair of department of mathematics and statistics and takes pride in the Jesuit mission. Sarkar-Dey retired from Loyola at the end of the 2018-19 academic year.</p> <p>&ldquo;Dipa always says that Loyola took a chance on her. With this gift, she is showing the same trust in us,&rdquo; said Stephen Fowl, Ph.D., dean of Loyola College of Arts and Sciences and professor of theology. &ldquo;This award will have a significant impact on students in the natural and applied sciences."</p> <p>The first recipient of the Choudhury Sarkar-Dey Medal will be named in spring 2020.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div>Mon, 01 Jul 2019 14:55:40 Z{EB4CF0CC-EFE7-4078-B771-EB01B752D607}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190701-smoke-free-campusLoyola University Maryland goes smoke-free<p>Loyola University Maryland is a smoke-free campus as of July 1, 2019. Inspired by Jesuit values and cura personalis, the initiative helps reduce the health risks related to smoking and secondhand smoke for the campus community.</p> <p>In addition to cigarettes no longer being allowed on campus, vapes, e-cigs, and juuls will not be allowed. Although there will not be fines for smoking on campus, everyone is expected to respect the policy.</p> <p>The initiative began in 2016 with the creation of a smoke-free task force comprised of students, faculty, staff, and administrators. The group, many of whom had personal connections to family and friends who have been impacted by smoking and second-hand smoke, drafted a policy after surveying the campus community. A year later, Loyola received a $20,000 grant from the American Cancer Society&rsquo;s Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative (TFGCI).&nbsp;</p> <p>Stephanie Regenold, director of student health and education services, along with Colleen Campbell, director of student athlete support services, spearheaded the efforts.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s exciting to see a policy that students and employees have been working on for the past few years, that serves to promote a healthy and safe campus environment, come to fruition,&rdquo; said Regenold.</p> <p>According to the American Cancer Society, more than one million of the nearly 20 million college and university students in the United States are projected to die prematurely from cigarette smoking. Approximately 90 percent of smokers start by age 18 and 99 percent start by age 26. The TFGCI was created to help accelerate and expand the implementation of tobacco-free college campuses.</p> <p>Loyola joins more than 20 Maryland schools and more than 15 Jesuit schools in becoming smoke-free.</p> <p>For additional information, go to<a href="/department/student-health/health-education/smoke-free-campus"> https://www.loyola.edu/department/student-health/smoke-free</a>.&nbsp;</p>Mon, 01 Jul 2019 13:18:54 Z{15973FEB-D033-463E-AEBE-BFAE42D925D7}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190530-tewaaraton-award-pat-spencerSpencer Receives 2019 Tewaaraton AwardFri, 31 May 2019 01:38:38 Z{52B1A756-D440-4396-A5F7-53780D64F984}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190530-business-leader-2019-marilynn-dukerLoyola names Brightview Senior Living CEO Marilynn Duker as 2019 Business Leader of the Year<p>Loyola University Maryland&rsquo;s Sellinger School of Business and Management named Marilynn Duker, Chief Executive Officer at Brightview Senior Living, the 2019 Business Leader of the Year. The award honors business executives who embody Loyola&rsquo;s Jesuit commitment to community and service in the leadership of their organization.</p> <p>Loyola will honor Duker at the annual Business Leader of the Year Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore.</p> <p>"Selecting our Business Leader of the Year offers us an opportunity to recognize a member of the business community who has a distinctive approach to leadership&mdash;and whose organization is making a difference in our community,&rdquo; said Kathleen A. Getz, Ph.D., dean of the Sellinger School. &ldquo;Marilynn Duker is a leader with strong vision and a deep commitment both to creating high-quality housing and to instilling a wonderful sense of community among the residents who choose Brightview Senior Living.&rdquo;</p> <p>In her role as CEO, Duker directs strategies for operations and long-term growth of the business. Duker joined Brightview Senior Living in 1982, which was then known as the Shelter Group. She began her career as a developer and has been involved in every phase of the company&rsquo;s operations and growth. </p> <p>Duker serves on the Mercy Health Systems Board of Trustees, the University of Maryland at Baltimore BioPark Corporation Board of Directors, the College of Wooster&rsquo;s Board of Trustees, and the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing (NIC) Operator Advisory Board. She is a graduate of the Greater Baltimore Committee LEADERship Program. </p> <p>Prior to Brightview Senior Living, Duker served as a presidential intern at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. She earned her bachelor&rsquo;s degree at the College of Wooster and her master&rsquo;s at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. </p> <p><span>Brightview Senior Living has more than 35 award-winning senior living communities in eight states along the East Coast and has over 4,000 employees.</span></p> <p><span>For more information regarding the 2019 Business Leader of the Year Award Dinner, including tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please visit <a href="/join-us/business-leader">www.loyola.edu/businessleader</a>.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>About Business Leader of the Year:</p> <p>The Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business and Management has honored a Business Leader of the Year since 1983, recognizing those whose vision, dedicated effort, and singular commitment to the highest ideals of business have distinguished them and their organizations as among the very best in the nation. More than 800 executives and managers from Maryland&rsquo;s most prestigious public, private, and nonprofit organizations attend the event each year. Thomas S. Bozzuto, chairman and co-founder of The Bozzuto Group, was honored in 2018.</p>Thu, 30 May 2019 12:43:45 Z{799A9A98-DCE9-480A-9167-2E69FECDB9D9}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190523-kara-vincent-named-loyola-clinical-centers-executive-directorLoyola names new executive director of Loyola Clinical Centers<p>Kara Vincent, &rsquo;91, M.S., &rsquo;93, has been named the next executive director of the Loyola Clinical Centers (LCC) at Loyola University Maryland. She will begin in the role on June 3, 2019.</p> <p>Vincent is no stranger to Loyola or Jesuit values. She received her bachelor&rsquo;s and master&rsquo;s in speech-language pathology at Loyola and has a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech/Language and Hearing Association.</p> <p>After earning her master&rsquo;s, Vincent worked at Kennedy Krieger Children&rsquo;s Hospital and then did private practice working with school-aged students before joining Loyola in 2006 as an undergraduate instructor. After teaching classes for seven years, Vincent took a position in 2013 as the division director for speech-language-hearing sciences. She served as interim executive director of the LCC from December 2015 through September 2016. </p> <p>Vincent was selected as executive director through a search that was conducted this spring.</p> <p>&ldquo;The search committee and I were impressed not just by Kara&rsquo;s experience, but also by her enthusiasm and vision for the continued growth of the Loyola Clinical Centers,&rdquo; said Cheryl Moore-Thomas, Ph.D., NCC, associate vice president for faculty affairs and diversity at Loyola. &ldquo;Under her leadership, we can all look forward to seeing the Loyola Clinical Centers continue to make a positive difference for our students and in our Baltimore community.&rdquo;</p> <p>Although Vincent didn&rsquo;t expect her career path would take her back to her <em>alma mater</em>, she has enjoyed the past 13 years at Loyola and is ready to take on a new challenge. </p> <p>&ldquo;I am fortunate that I&rsquo;ve worked closely with the current leadership team at the LCC and the talented clinical faculty, and I&rsquo;m inspired by the work they do,&rdquo; said Vincent. &ldquo;I plan to continue to mentor and support their work.&rdquo;</p> <p>Vincent plans to continue the LCC&rsquo;s work within the community by offering additional collaborative experiences. This year, the LCC hosted a free tax clinic for the York Road neighborhood, a collaborative effort between Loyola&rsquo;s Sellinger School of Business and Management students and the LCC. Loyola graduate students offer speech-language, literacy, audiology, and psychology services throughout the year with other partnerships in area schools and community agencies. Vincent hopes to expand these offerings by partnering with area organizations and meeting community members where they are. </p> <p>&ldquo;We truly believe the work the LCC does is Loyola&rsquo;s mission in action. The focus for me&mdash;and us&mdash;is that we are closely aligning with Loyola&rsquo;s strategic plan, <em>The</em> <em>Ignatian Compass</em>. Our work is integrated with the idea of <em>cura personalis</em>, caring for the whole person, as we serve our clients, students, faculty, staff, and members of our communities,&rdquo; Vincent said. &ldquo;We educate, reflect, then we act.&rdquo;</p> <p>As an alumna and a faculty member, Vincent wants to ensure that graduate student training and excellent client care remain a priority at the LCC. The LCC offers hands-on experiences to graduate students in literacy, speech-language-hearing sciences, and psychology that many other institutions don&rsquo;t offer, Vincent said.</p> <p>Vincent lives with her family in Sykesville. She is the mother of three daughters, including one who is a rising sophomore at Loyola.</p> <p>The LCC operates from three locations: Belvedere Square and Loyola/Notre Dame Library in Baltimore City and Loyola University Maryland's Columbia Graduate Center in Columbia, Howard County. Some services are also provided off-site through partnerships with schools and community agencies. More information can be found at <a href="/department/clinical-centers">loyola.edu/clinics</a>.</p>Thu, 23 May 2019 12:18:52 Z{8A528E31-51E2-421F-93A7-B293F07FD672}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190518-commencement-2019Loyola celebrates Class of 2019 at 167th Commencement<p>More than 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students received degrees at Loyola University&rsquo;s 167th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Royal Farms Arena in downtown Baltimore. </p> <p>The Commencement address at this year&rsquo;s ceremony was delivered by Rev. William Watters, S.J., the founder of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and the assisting priest at St. Ignatius Catholic Community in Baltimore.</p> <p>&ldquo;I thank you for your spirit of commitment to helping others. It is that dedication to a faith that does justice which is foundational to Jesuit education,&rdquo; Watters told the Class of 2019, after commending the class for showing a keen interest in social justice before they even started their first year. &ldquo;Now, as you complete your years at this University, you have the challenge to engage as men and women for others in our deeply wounded and divided world. It is that world where you will live out your strong truths and put into practice the full values of your Jesuit education.&rdquo;</p> <p>Justin Montague, &rsquo;19, a biochemistry major from Philadelphia, Pa., delivered a Commencement address on behalf of the Class of 2019.</p> <p>&ldquo;By now, whether we&rsquo;re leaving today with an undergrad or a graduate degree, we know that a Loyola education is rooted in the mission to inspire students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world,&rdquo; Montague said. &ldquo;Now, more than ever, we are poised to answer this call to action. We possess the necessary tools to understand varying perspectives and empathize deeply with others; while also possessing the courage to call out discrimination and stand in solidarity with the marginalized.&rdquo;</p> <p>Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president of Loyola, led the Class of 2019 in a brief Commencement examen, a form of spiritual reflection used by Loyola&rsquo;s namesake and patron, St. Ignatius of Loyola.</p> <p>&ldquo;As you look back on your time at Loyola, pay attention to the experiences and emotions that come to mind. Look at what brought you joy along the way&mdash;and think about why. Ask yourself, what is it about your experience that you&rsquo;re grateful for? Is there something unfinished&mdash;something you want to carry forward as you take this next step in your life?&rdquo; Fr. Linnane said. &ldquo;Then as Ignatius would ask you to do, let&rsquo;s look toward tomorrow. Tomorrow is full of promise.&rdquo;</p> <p>At the ceremony, Strong City Baltimore received the Milch Award; Carol Abromaitis, Ph.D., professor of English at Loyola, received the Newman Medal; Gerry Holthaus, &rsquo;71, Loyola&rsquo;s 2008 Business Leader of the Year, received the President&rsquo;s Medal; and Karen Paterakis Philippou, &rsquo;90, secretary of the board of trustees, received the Carroll Medal.</p>Sat, 18 May 2019 18:25:11 Z{90E8F6AC-7AC7-4390-AC62-9DEF321D0263}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190502-goldwater-scholarshipZachary Metzler, ’20, awarded Goldwater Scholarship <p>Loyola student Zachary Metzler, &rsquo;20, was awarded the Barry Goldwater Scholarship for 2019. Metzler is a physics and mathematics major who came to Loyola from Timonium, Md.</p> <p>The award is given to students who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.</p> <p>&ldquo;Applying for national fellowships like the Goldwater Scholarship is a valuable learning experience regardless of the outcome,&rdquo; said Joe Ganem, Ph.D., professor of physics and faculty coordinator for the Goldwater Scholarship. &ldquo;Students work with a faculty committee to craft a strong essay and application. They learn to refine and communicate their ideas to a professional audience&mdash;a skill that will be of great value in any future career.&rdquo;</p> <p>A member of the Honors Program and Loyola&rsquo;s men&rsquo;s swimming and diving team, Metzler feels that this scholarship will help him to continue to set high goals for himself and pursue advanced opportunities in the areas of physics and mathematics. He is thankful for the support of his research mentors and the research opportunities that he has pursued at Loyola, the Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Receiving the Goldwater Scholarship is more than a recognition of the hard work I&rsquo;ve done so far. It comes with an expectation that I continue to perform well in research both here at Loyola and externally,&rdquo; said Metzler.</p> <p>The Goldwater scholarship program was authorized by the U.S. Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who served for 56 years as a soldier and statesman. The creation of this program fosters and encourages excellence in science and mathematics and provides a continuing source of highly qualified individuals to those fields of academic study and research. Up to 300 scholarships are awarded each year, and monetary awards can be used for tuition, fees, books, and room and board in the subsequent academic year.<br /> <span> </span></p>Thu, 02 May 2019 20:20:10 Z{62031036-A36A-48B6-A471-54D4A1B748B2}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190429-montessori-speaker-eventLoyola to host Emerging Leaders in Montessori Summer Speaker Event<p>Loyola University Maryland&rsquo;s School of Education and Loyola&rsquo;s Center for Montessori Education will host the fifth annual Montessori Summer Speaker event on Friday, June 28, 2019, from 1-2:30 p.m. in McManus Theatre.</p> <p>The event, Emerging Leaders in Montessori, will feature three panelists, Robin Howe, Ed.D., Jennifer Robinson, M.Ed. &rsquo;16, and Katherine Rucker, M.Ed. &rsquo;18, who will share ideas and opportunities about the future of Montessori education.</p> <p>&ldquo;At Loyola University Maryland, we have been preparing Montessori teachers for almost 30 years,&rdquo; said Jack Rice, director of Loyola&rsquo;s Center for Montessori Education. &ldquo;The emerging leaders at the event will talk about their experiences. We hope their stories of struggle and achievement will also inspire our current students to reach beyond their grasp, and to embrace exciting leadership opportunities that may be closer than they appear.&rdquo;</p> <p>Howe is a Montessori educator, international baccalaureate coordinator, and school accreditation specialist, who currently serves as the co-head of the NewGate School&mdash;a lab school of the Montessori Foundation&mdash;in Sarasota, Fla. Howe, who attended Montessori schooling throughout his childhood at the Barrie School in Maryland, holds his American Montessori Society (AMS) and Association Montessori International (AMI) adolescent certifications. He received his bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Spanish and religion from Dickinson College, master&rsquo;s degree in bioethics from the University of South Florida, and doctorate in Education Leadership from Argosy University.</p> <p>Robinson is a Montessori instructor from Chicago who has been guiding children since 2012. She received her training at the Montessori Institute in Denver, Col., and earned her Master of Education from Loyola in 2016.</p> <p>Rucker is the founder and head of school at Moore Montessori Community School (MMCS) in Southern Pines, N.C. Rucker earned her AMI primary diploma from the Washington Montessori Institute and her Master of Education from Loyola in 2018. In her current role, she has helped to guide her school to public charter. MMCS was one of 10 schools nationwide to win a 2018 Charter School Planning Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.</p> <p>The lecture is free and open to the public. However, registration is required. A beverage reception will follow the event. For more information and to register, visit <a href="/school-education/academics/graduate/montessori/summer-speaker">loyola.edu/montessori/speaker</a>.<br /> &nbsp;</p>Mon, 29 Apr 2019 13:27:26 Z{03EE2061-0B1B-4776-BA52-13DBDC008F8D}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190426-payscale-reports-2018Loyola earns top ranks in Payscale reports<p>Loyola ranks in top 8% of U.S. universities for return on investment and in the top 5% of U.S. colleges and universities for mid-career salary potential according to two recently released reports by Payscale.com. </p> <p>Loyola ranked No. 89 out of the more than 1,600 U.S. universities in the 2018-2019 College Salary Report. Loyola ranked No. 2 in Maryland for salary potential. Loyola also ranked in the top 6% for private schools, the top 2% for religious schools, and the top 12% for sports fans.</p> <p><span>&nbsp;</span>PayScale also ranked Loyola&rsquo;s majors by salary potential:</p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li>Communication majors: No. 19 </li> <li>Business majors: No. 38</li> <li>Engineering majors: No. 77</li> <li>Computer science majors: No. 91</li> <li>Science majors: No. 275</li> <li>Humanities majors: No. 133</li> <li>Social science majors: No. 308</li> </ul> <p>The College Salary Report includes salary data from undergraduate alumni of more than 1,600 schools across the nation who earned a bachelor&rsquo;s degree or went on to earn a higher degree. For more information and the full report, go to <span><a href="https://www.payscale.com/college-salary-report">https://www.payscale.com/college-salary-report</a></span>. </p> <p>In addition to Loyola ranking No. 142 on PayScale&rsquo;s College ROI Report, PayScale included Loyola on a variety of category-specific lists: </p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li>Highest Return on Investment: No. 142 (top 8% nationally)</li> <li>Best Value Private Colleges: No. 61</li> <li>Best Value Religious Colleges: No. 11</li> <li>Best Value Colleges for Sports: No. 70</li> <li>Best Value Colleges for Humanities Majors: No. 61</li> <li>Best Value Colleges for Business Majors: No.62 (tied)</li> <li>Best Value Colleges for Business Careers: No. 80 (tied)</li> <li>Best Value Colleges for Art Careers: No. 218 (tied)</li> <li>Best Value Colleges for Marketing Careers: No. 168 (tied)</li> <li>Best Value Colleges for Technology Careers: No. 441 (tied)</li> </ul> <p>Loyola&rsquo;s ranking in the 2018 College ROI Report is based on the net income a graduate will earn 20 years after graduation after subtracting both what he or she would have earned as a high school graduate and the total cost of college attendance. For more information and the full report, go to <span><a href="https://www.payscale.com/college-roi">https://www.payscale.com/college-roi</a></span>.</p>Fri, 26 Apr 2019 12:56:09 Z{BEC53536-7AC1-43DB-AA3D-EF5DE4D89354}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190416-caulfield-lecture-sam-davis-capital-gazetteBaltimore Sun editor to discuss Capital Gazette tragedy in Caulfield Lecture<p>Loyola University Maryland welcomes Sam Davis, managing editor for the Baltimore Sun Media Group, for the Caulfield Lecture on Tuesday, April 16, at 5 p.m. in McGuire Hall West. This year&rsquo;s lecture is titled, &ldquo;The <em>Capital Gazette</em> Tragedy: How We Reported Our Own News Story.&rdquo;</p> <p>Davis, a Baltimore native, started at <em>The Baltimore Sun</em> as a clerk in 1980. He climbed the ranks in the organization and was named managing editor in 2016. Davis is the first African-American to hold the position. In his role of managing editor, he oversees day-to-day coverage of all the Sun Media Group&rsquo;s publications. </p> <p>The <em>Capital Gazette </em>staff has been awarded a special citation from Pulitzer Prize Board for the coverage of the shooting. The staff was also a Pulitzer finalist in the editorial writing category. </p> <p>The event is free and open to the public. </p> <p><strong>About the Caulfield Lecture:</strong></p> <p>Now in its 31<sup>st</sup> year, the Caulfield Lecture series at Loyola was established by the family of Clarence J. Caulfield, a 1922 alumnus who spent 26 years as an editor at <em>The Baltimore Sun </em>and was a mentor to such prominent writers as J. Anthony Lukas and Russell T. Baker. Hosted by the communication department, the Caulfield Lecture brings journalists and commentators of national stature to Loyola every year.</p>Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:01:33 Z{5C7E383F-4940-4331-B6DA-817011552DDF}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190412-guggenheim-fellow-david-careyDavid Carey, Jr., Ph.D., named a Guggenheim Fellow<p>David Carey, Jr., Ph.D., the Doehler Chair in History, has been named a Guggenheim Fellow by the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.</p> <p>The fellowships are given to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.</p> <p>Carey was chosen for his research, Pandemic Politics in Guatemala and Ecuador: 1900-1950: Race, Healing, and Public Health, which focuses on the way scientific methods in medicine were combined with traditional healing methods of the indigenous peoples in Guatemala and Ecuador. Carey has been working on this research for many years and says the award is an endorsement of what he&rsquo;s done and what&rsquo;s to come. </p> <p>&ldquo;Dr. Carey&rsquo;s Guggenheim Fellowship is just recognition of the immense creativity and innovation he brings to the study of history.&nbsp; His project compares public health initiatives and responses to disease in Guatemala and Ecuador in the early twentieth century as a way of providing deep insight into how race interacts with the politics of public health,&rdquo; said Steve Fowl, Ph.D., dean of Loyola College of Arts and Sciences. &ldquo;Winning a Guggenheim is an extraordinary achievement and highlights the significance of his research.&rdquo;</p> <p>Carey, who became Doehler Chair in 2014, received his bachelor&rsquo;s in political science from the University of Notre Dame and his Ph.D. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University. He is the co-recipient of the Latin American Studies Association&rsquo;s Bryce Wood Book Award for his book, <em>I Ask for Justice: Maya Women, Dictators, and Crime in Guatemala, 1898-1944</em><span>.</span> His other books include <em>Engendering Mayan History: Kagchikel Women as Agents and Conduits of the Past, 1875-1970</em> and <em>Our Elders Teach Us: Maya-Kagchikel Historical Perspectives</em>. </p> <p>&ldquo;I am humbled and honored by the Guggenheim Foundation&rsquo;s award. Being awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship inspires me to continue my passion for advancing social justice through scholarship. This achievement is also firmly rooted in Loyola&rsquo;s commitment to faculty scholarship and its efforts to improve the lives of marginalized people in Baltimore and beyond,&rdquo; Carey said. </p> <p>Since its establishment in 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has granted more than $360 million in Fellowships to more than 18,000 individuals, among whom are scores of Nobel laureates, Fields Medalists, poets laureate, members of the various national academies, and winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Turing Award, National Book Award, and other significant, internationally recognized honors. </p> <p>For more information about the fellowships and the foundation, go to <span><a href="http://www.gf.org/">http://www.gf.org</a></span>.</p>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 18:17:42 Z{C633B7AE-BB85-4CA2-82C7-A285F619B58C}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190412-fulbright-scholarshipLoyola sets new record with eight Fulbright Scholarships<p>Loyola University Maryland is celebrating a record number of Fulbright Scholarships this spring, as five graduating seniors and three recent alumni have received the prestigious award.</p> <p>The 2019 Fulbright winners are undergraduate students Maggie Gillen, &rsquo;19, Lena Haaf, &rsquo;19, Justin Montague, &rsquo;19, Nicole Schneider, &rsquo;19, Allie Weis, &rsquo;19, and alumni Carla Blackwell, M.Ed. &rsquo;16, <span>Keenan Gibbons, &rsquo;18,&nbsp;</span>and Marco Orsimarsi, &rsquo;15.</p> <p>"As a university, we are so proud of the high-achieving, innovative students and graduates who have earned these prestigious Fulbright Scholarships," said Amanda M. Thomas, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs. "Our faculty are exceptional teachers and scholars who are invested in mentoring our students and supporting them in securing this transformative experience that enhances not only their career options but their lives as a whole."</p> <p>The Fulbright U.S. Student Program facilitates cultural exchange provided in more than 140 countries around the world through opportunities to engage in research in a foreign country or teach English for students of various age groups. Through engagement in the community, grantees interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Senate and various organizations in the host countries.</p> <p>Blackwell, who earned her master&rsquo;s in education from Loyola in 2016, will use her Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in South Africa.</p> <p>Gibbons was a history major and political science minor at Loyola and she will conduct history research in Germany.</p> <p>Gillen is a psychology major with a sociology minor who has previously studied abroad in Cork, Ireland. She will use her Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in the Netherlands.</p> <p>Haaf, who will be teaching English in Argentina, is a Global Studies major with a minor in Spanish and peace and justice studies.</p> <p>Montague, who is a biochemistry major, will use his scholarship to conduct public health research in Chile.</p> <p>Orsimarsi studied economics and political science at Loyola and will teach English in Galicia, Spain.</p> <p>Schneider will do machine learning research in Cagliari, Italy, and is a computer science and applied math double major at Loyola.</p> <p>Weis studied abroad in Leuven, Belgium, last spring. The psychology major with a minor in philosophy will use her Fulbright Scholarship to return to Belgium to teach English.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 14:19:56 Z{801D6C9A-60B6-42F2-93A9-BF16EECD4E0B}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190412-interprofessional-simulation-labLoyola partners with Notre Dame to prepare students for collaborative practice<p>Speech-language-pathology graduate students at Loyola University Maryland joined nursing students from Notre Dame of Maryland University to participate in a series of simulation labs at Notre Dame on Monday, April 8, 2019.</p> <p>Designed to improve the quality of patient care in the medical field, the interprofessional simulation lab titled, Enhancing Collaboration Between Nursing and Speech-Language Pathology Students for Improved Quality of Patient Care, challenged students with a two-part lab series.</p> <p>&ldquo;The simulation has stemmed from the success of Loyola&rsquo;s early efforts with Notre Dame,&rdquo; said Rebecca Zukowski, Ph.D., executive director of Loyola Clinical Centers. &ldquo;We are looking forward to continuing to build upon these activities in order to graduate students with a solid foundation in interprofessional collaborative practice.&rdquo;</p> <p>In the first lab of the event, Loyola speech students performed a clinical swallowing evaluation on nursing students who portrayed a patient with a stroke. The goal of this exercise was to have the speech students complete a thorough exam while following best protocols.</p> <p>During the second lab, nursing students educated the speech students on correct protocol when performing tracheostomy suctioning. Then the speech students had to demonstrate sterile suctioning procedure on the mannequins.</p> <p>&ldquo;This simulation lab helps to better prepare our students for their externship interviews and placements in acute care facilities,&rdquo; said Andrea Atticks, clinical instructor and affiliate professor of speech-language-hearing sciences. &ldquo;Our students will be able to work in a hospital setting&mdash;alleviating some of the apprehension that comes with the unknown&mdash;before their externship placements.&rdquo;</p> <p>Darian Roffe, M.S. &rsquo;20, a first-year speech graduate student at Loyola, said this lab experience helped prepare her for her upcoming internship.</p> <p>&ldquo;By gaining hands-on experience in this simulation lab, I am more prepared to begin my clinical internship at the Washington DC VA Medical Center this summer,&rdquo; Roffe said. &ldquo;Not only am I prepared, but this lab helped me become more confident in my abilities to assess, diagnose, and treat those with dysphagia.&rdquo;</p> <p>Gabriella Cameron, M.S. &rsquo;20, also a first-year speech graduate student, said this collaboration with Notre Dame will help to improve communication in the medical field.</p> <p>&ldquo;I think it&rsquo;s really important for future medical professionals to understand the amount of collaboration that occurs and the necessity of communication in a hospital setting,&rdquo; said Cameron. &ldquo;In order to provide the best care for patients, each medical professional needs to be communicating with each other about the status of the patient.&rdquo;</p> <p>Zukowski believed the simulation labs and the increased collaboration with Notre Dame reflect how Loyola is living out its mission.</p> <p>&ldquo;Addressing the needs of the whole person from an interprofessional perspective embodies the spirit of cura personalis&mdash;focusing on the whole person,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;Activities such as this specific simulation support our core Jesuit/Ignatian approach to teaching and learning.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;</p>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:03:02 Z{38076595-EC2D-4DA9-896F-25FDCFCA9DE1}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190409-janet-headley-obitLoyola celebrates the life of Janet Headley, Ph.D.<p>Known for her support of her students and their success, Janet Headley, Ph.D., professor of fine arts and former chair of the department, died April 5.</p> <p>Headley came to Loyola in 1986 as an assistant professor after teaching at University of Maryland, College Park, and College of Notre Dame. During her time at Loyola, she chaired the fine arts department for 20 years and spearheaded the creation of separate majors in the separate fields of music, theater, art history, and visual arts.</p> <p>&ldquo;Her devotion to students and her fellow faculty members was truly exceptional,&rdquo; said Amanda M. Thomas, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs. &ldquo;She wanted the best for each of her students and was animated by the opportunities she had for mentorship through advising in Messina and with students studying art history. She had a multitude of alumni with whom she had kept in touch, following their careers and lives.&rdquo;</p> <p>Headley also secured the space where the fine arts department is now on the Evergreen campus, according to Gayla McGlamery, Ph.D., associate professor of English. The space was formerly home to the College Center pool, which was demolished, and is now the home of the Black Box theater, classrooms, studio space, and student lounge space.</p> <p>&ldquo;I will remember her for all these things, but especially her generosity, intelligence, and wicked wit,&rdquo; McGlamery said.</p> <p>Headley earned her bachelor&rsquo;s in art history from the University of Delaware. She received her master&rsquo;s at Temple University and her doctorate at University of Maryland, College Park. She was the Andrew Mellon Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities at Harvard University from 1991 to 1992. She also had fellowships with the Smithsonian over her years as a scholar.</p> <p><img alt="Janet Headley, Ph.D., with students" src="/-/media/news/images/2019/190410-janet-with-students-fullwidth.ashx?h=400&amp;w=720&amp;la=en&amp;hash=5F26EFFA23C41976DEF053CED2D3297AB144ED4D" style="height: 400px; width: 720px; vertical-align: top;" /></p> <p> </p> <p>At Loyola, she was known for being dedicated to advising and mentoring her students throughout their time at Loyola and beyond.</p> <p>Headley often spent her weekends taking her art history students on field trips to area museums, so the students could see the art they were studying in the classroom in person, according to Martha Taylor, Ph.D., professor and chair of classics.</p> <p>Taylor also remembered Headley as generous and friendly.</p> <p>&ldquo;She could make a connection with anyone because she was so genuinely kind and interested in everyone she met. Her generosity was shown by how many Loyola faculty had significant life events celebrated at her house,&rdquo; Taylor said.</p> <p>Headley would host parties at her home for her fellow faculty members, from baby showers to book parties for fine arts faculty who became published.</p> <p>To her colleagues, she will be treasured as a dedicated and thoughtful professor and administrator.</p> <p>&ldquo;Whenever I met her for coffee or for lunch&mdash;or just to sit in her office to catch up&mdash;she made me feel that there was nothing more important to her, nothing more interesting in the world, than being there, in those moments, with me,&rdquo; Cindy Moore, Ph.D., associate vice president of academic student affairs and professor of writing.</p> <p> Headley was predeceased by her husband, Phillip McCaffrey, Ph.D., a much-loved English professor at Loyola and a former chair of the writing department.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Arrangements:</strong></p> <p>A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. in Loyola's Alumni Memorial Chapel. Immediately following the service, all are welcome to continue fellowship at a reception in the 4th Floor Program Room in the Andrew White Student Center. </p> <p>In lieu of flowers, contributions in Janet&rsquo;s memory can be made to the Janet Headley Memorial Fund. The fund will support student activities and/or scholarship in the Fine Arts Department of Loyola College of Arts and Sciences.&nbsp;For questions or info on how to make a gift, please contact Samantha Dowd at szdowd@loyola.edu or 410-617-2797.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>Tue, 09 Apr 2019 17:47:31 Z{486C46E7-8B7C-4EAA-9DE7-847146089853}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190405-greyhounds-giveGreyhounds Give 2019: 1,400 donors raise nearly $300,000Loyola University Maryland raised more than $296,000 from 1,400 donors during the fifth annual Greyhounds Give one day of giving on April 5, 2019, surpassing the set goal of raising $250,000 in 24 hours.<br /> <br /> Greyhounds Give is designed to raise money to create greater access to the Loyola experience, including the Evergreen Annual Fund, which funds need-based financial aid and scholarships.<br /> <br /> "When we set our goal for Greyhounds Give this year, we thought we might be aiming high. But you can never underestimate the power of this amazing community of alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and administrators," said Terrence M. Sawyer, J.D., senior vice president. "The success of Greyhounds Give demonstrates that our community believes strongly in increasing access to a Loyola education for even more deserving students."<br /> <br /> Alumni from the Classes of 2017 and 2018 made the most gifts of any alumni class year, followed by the Classes of 2015, 2016, and 2013. More than 400 current students made gifts, setting a University record for the student participation.<br /> <br /> Of current students, the Classes of 2019 and 2021 made the most gifts. In addition to students, more than 300 parents made gifts as well. More than $77,000 was raised from donors through the Loyola Athletics Giving Challenge.<br /> <br /> More information, including a board of social media posts and the Greyhounds Give videos, is available on the <a href="https://www.givecampus.com/schools/LoyolaUniversityMaryland/greyhounds-give/">Greyhounds Give challenge site</a>. Please note: Loyola is still in the process of tabulating the totals of donors and dollars raised.Fri, 05 Apr 2019 19:14:14 Z{64D83AB6-D701-4168-A484-410226066D49}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190402-busch-lectureLoyola to host inaugural Busch Lecture to highlight professionals in innovation and entrepreneurship<p>Robin Thurston, CEO of Helix, will deliver the inaugural Busch Lecture, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Lessons Learned Along the Way, on Thursday, April 11, at 6 p.m. in the 4th Floor Program Room.</p> <p>Helix is a consumer genomics company located in San Carlos, Calif. Prior to Helix, Thurston was the co-founder and CEO of MapMyFitness, a workout-training app that was acquired by Under Armour in 2013. Thurston earned his master&rsquo;s degree in finance from the University of Colorado at Denver. During the first 10 years of his career, Thurston built a mutual fund classification and ratings platform at Lipper, a financial services firm, as well as a risk and compensation platform at American Century Investments and Wellington Management.</p> <p>The Busch Lecture, which is supported by the Anheuser-Busch Foundation, aims to feature leaders in business who have led innovative and entrepreneurial initiatives and are of interest to the academic, business, and civic communities.</p> <p>The Anheuser-Busch Foundation also designates a Busch Scholar, a faculty member who conducts and publishes high-quality research in a business discipline. Gerard Athaide, Ph.D., professor of marketing, was named the first Busch Scholar in fall 2017.</p> <p>&ldquo;The main idea of the Busch Lecture is to have students experience the speakers&rsquo; first-hand involvement with launching new businesses and achieving success in the field, thus fostering an innovation emphasis,&rdquo; said Athaide, who has taught at Loyola for 28 years. &ldquo;My passion is to guide students toward being innovative. I hope this presentation gets students even more excited about innovation and entrepreneurship.&rdquo;</p> <p>The lecture is free and open to the public; however, registration is required. For more information and to register, visit <a href="/sellinger-business/busch-lecture">www.loyola.edu/sellinger-business/busch-lecture</a>.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div>Tue, 02 Apr 2019 14:54:45 Z{3D670486-4055-4B95-A12D-1FDD081A900C}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190322-open-doors-report-2018Loyola’s study abroad programs ranked No. 3 in nation among master’s institutions<p>Loyola University Maryland is ranked No. 3 in the nation among master&rsquo;s institutions that had the most students who studied abroad in mid-length programs for the 2016-17 academic year.</p> <p>The ranking is part of the 2018 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, which is published by the Institute of International Education (IIE), the leading not-for-profit educational and cultural exchange organization in the United States.</p> <p>More than 62 percent of Loyola students participate in Loyola&rsquo;s various study abroad opportunities. Loyola sponsors 34 study abroad programs, as well as offers 5 summer programs for students unable to go abroad during the academic year. In the fall of 2018, Loyola opened a new program in Budapest, Hungary.</p> <p>&ldquo;It is a great pleasure and privilege to be able to offer such a transformative international experience to our students and to be recognized, as an institution, for our efforts in international education &rdquo; said Andr&eacute; Colombat, Ph.D., dean of international programs.</p> <p>Open Doors is published by the Institute of International Education (IIE), which has conducted an annual statistical survey on international students in the United States since its founding in 1919 and in partnership with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) since 1972. Open Doors also reports on the number of international scholars at U.S. universities and international students enrolled in pre-academic Intensive English Programs.</p> <p>More information about the Open Doors 2018 report is available on <a href="https://www.iie.org/en/Research-and-Insights/Open-Doors">IIE&rsquo;s website</a>.</p>Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:24:53 Z{C79E4454-39CE-4FA8-AC87-E4BD3E82D60C}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190321-understanding-islamophobiaLoyola to host lecture on Understanding Islamophobia<p>Loyola&rsquo;s office of international programs will host a lecture to explore the complexity of Islamophobia. The lecture, Understanding Islamophobia, will be given by Peter Hopkins, Ph.D., professor of social geography and the dean of social justice at Newcastle University, United Kingdom.</p> <p>Understanding Islamophobia will be held on Tuesday, April 9, at 5 p.m. in McGuire Hall East. The event is free and open to the public.</p> <p>The lecture, which will also mark Loyola&rsquo;s 23-year-old collaboration with Newcastle University, will focus on the impacts of Islamophobia on society. Hopkins will reflect on several research projects regarding racism, Islamophobia, and Muslim identities during the presentation.</p> <p>&ldquo;This event aims to support conversations and discernment on our role as educators and young leaders for social justice,&rdquo; said Andr&eacute; Colombat, Ph.D., professor and dean of international programs. &ldquo;Such events help us better understand how our own cultures and societies constantly need to be examined and questioned if we want to make sure our communities are able to protect and promote peace and justice for all.&rdquo;</p> <p>Hopkins earned his doctorate from the University of Edinburgh and his bachelor&rsquo;s degree from University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. His research and teaching focus on how racism, sexism, Islamophobia, sizeism, and ageism shape people&rsquo;s everyday lives, including the resources available to them.</p> <p>&ldquo;Hopkins&rsquo; entire work and career are directly connected to Loyola&rsquo;s core values, including promoting diversity, inclusive communities, and justice through education and research,&rdquo; said Colombat. &ldquo;His focus on social geography and Newcastle University&rsquo;s close collaboration with the city of Newcastle are similar to Loyola&rsquo;s commitment supporting Baltimore City and our own local communities.&rdquo;</p> <p>For more information about the event, contact Andr&eacute; Colombat, office of international programs, <a href="mailto:acolombat@loyola.edu">acolombat@loyola.edu</a>.</p>Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:04:45 Z{4E018085-1CC5-4C44-B49A-4B22E88DE944}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190321-zhang-boli-tiananmen-square-lectureFormer Chinese student activist to speak on Tiananmen Square movement<p>Loyola University Maryland will host Zhang Boli, a leader in the Tiananmen Square student movement, to give his lecture, &ldquo;The Price of China&rsquo;s Success: A 1989 Tiananmen Democracy Leader&rsquo;s Personal Journey,&rdquo; on Wednesday, April 3, at 6 p.m. in McGuire Hall.</p> <p>&ldquo;At a time when the news discusses the U.S.-China trade war, the Chinese Communist Party&rsquo;s brutal treatment of Uighur Muslims, harassment of Chinese Christians, human rights lawyers, and other activist groups, Zhang Boli&rsquo;s personal story of the 1989 Tiananmen Square movement is very timely. On a grand scale, he tells it on the 30<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the largest democracy movement in the history of modern China. On a more personal level, his journey reflects how the June 4 crackdown was a watershed moment, as many Chinese became disillusioned with Chinese Communist Party rule.&rdquo;</p> <p>As a student at Peking University in 1989, Zhang was a leader in the Tiananmen Square student movement, serving in multiple leadership roles, such as executive member of the Beijing University Preparatory Committee, editor in chief of the student-published newspaper, deputy commander of hunger strikes, deputy of the Defend Tiananmen Square Headquarters, and president of the Tiananmen Square University of Democracy. Because of his extensive participation, he was named among the Chinese government&rsquo;s 21 most-wanted student movement leaders. He spent two years evading arrest before fleeing to the United States, where he became a Christian pastor. </p> <p>Zhang is the author of <em>Escape from China: The Long Journey from Tiananmen to Freedom</em>. He currently resides in Ontario, Calif., and leads a global network of churches. </p> <p>The event is free and open to the public. The lecture will be translated live from Mandarin Chinese to English. </p> <p>For more information, please contact Nadine Fenchak, program assistant in the department of history, at <span><a href="mailto:nfenchak@loyola.edu">nfenchak@loyola.edu</a></span> or 410-617-2326.</p>Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:49:48 Z{1166E007-91EE-4124-803B-781590D3A9AB}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190319-commencement-speaker-father-watters-2019Jesuit priest Rev. William Watters, S.J., named 2019 Commencement speaker<p>Rev. William &ldquo;Bill&rdquo; Watters, S.J., the founder of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore, will deliver the Commencement address at Loyola University Maryland&rsquo;s 167th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Md. </p> <p>Fr. Watters, currently the assisting priest at St. Ignatius Catholic Community in downtown Baltimore, has played a positively transformative role in Baltimore. When he was first sent to be the priest at St. Ignatius, he was meant to determine whether the struggling parish should close. Instead, he renovated the church and created an education system through the church.</p> <p>Fr. Watters also started a middle school, high school, and preschool to be associated with St. Ignatius and serve Baltimore youth. St. Ignatius Academy, the middle school, opened in 1993. Cristo Rey Jesuit High School opened in 2007 and the preschool, Loyola Early Learning Center, opened in 2017. </p> <p>Fr. Watters&rsquo; extensive education includes a bachelor&rsquo;s in speech and communications from Fordham, a Master of Religious Education from Loyola University Chicago, and an M.A. from Toronto University. </p> <p>&ldquo;Every year we intentionally select a speaker for Commencement who understands the Jesuit values of Loyola and can inspire our undergraduate and graduate students to infuse those values into their lives. I am delighted this year to announce that the Fr. Watters will deliver the 2019 Commencement address,&rdquo; said Rev. Brian Linnane, S.J., president. &ldquo;Throughout his more than 50 years as a priest and more than 60 as a Jesuit, Fr. Watters has made a dramatic impact on the city of Baltimore, and particularly its youth, through his innovative, faith-filled approach to creating educational opportunities in the community.&rdquo;</p> <p>Also honored at Commencement will be Gerry Holthaus, &rsquo;71, Loyola&rsquo;s 2008 Business Leader of the Year, who will receive the President&rsquo;s Medal; Karen Paterakis Philippou, &rsquo;90, secretary of the board of trustees, who will receive the Carroll Medal; Carol Abromaitis, Ph.D., professor of English at Loyola, who will receive the Newman Medal; and Strong City Baltimore, which will receive the Milch Award. </p> <p>More information about Loyola&rsquo;s 2019 Commencement Exercises is available at <a href="/join-us/commencement">loyola.edu/commencement</a>.</p>Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:41:28 Z{C7F06582-F0E8-49E0-8901-858FEC449CFB}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190315-literacy-leaders-awardsLoyola announces winners of 12th annual Loyola Literacy Leadership Awards<p>Loyola University Maryland&rsquo;s <a href="/school-education">School of Education</a> announced this year&rsquo;s winners of the Literacy Leader Award and Educator of the Year Award.</p> <p>The Literacy Leader Award recognizes graduates of Loyola&rsquo;s literacy master&rsquo;s program specializing in either reading or literacy who promote literacy, demonstrate innovation in practices, exhibit principal leadership within the school or community, and model lifelong learning as a member of the professional literacy community.<br /> <br /> Hannah MacDonald, M.Ed, nominated by the literacy program co-directors, is one of Loyola&rsquo;s 2019 Literacy Leaders. She graduated from Loyola with a bachelor&rsquo;s in elementary education and master&rsquo;s in the reading specialist program. MacDonald has taught classes in both the Reading Specialist and Master of Art in Teaching graduation programs, and is passionate about mentoring and connecting with students.<br /> <br /> Monica Sample, principal of Overlea High School, was also named a 2019 Literacy Leader. She is passionate about education and uses literacy to connect with both teachers and students. By identifying the strengths of her faculty to help lead initiatives within the school, Sample established a leadership team, which provides the opportunity for teachers to present and learn from one another. Sample is also the administrator in the Loyola/Overlea PDS partnership, where she helped Overlea win a grant from the Learning Forward Foundation for Equity in Student Learning.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The Educator of the Year Award recognizes a Maryland educator who demonstrates accomplished practice and innovation in literacy teaching and learning, fosters a literacy-rich and welcoming classroom community, models lifelong learning, enhances colleagues, and exhibits principled practice in the classroom, school, and/or community.<br /> <br /> Erin Nutsugah, a high school English teacher in her seventh year in Baltimore City Public Schools, has been named this year&rsquo;s Educator of the Year. Nutsugah has held several leadership roles during her time in Baltimore City and is committed to using arts integration and creative thinking to build student ownership of literacy skills.<br /> <br /> The winners will receive their awards during a ceremony on March 26, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the Loyola/Notre Dame Library Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public; however, <a href="/join-us/literacy-leadership-awards/reserve-seats">registration is required</a>.&nbsp;</p>Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:40:09 Z{0499024E-0249-481F-B99D-B6E19E74945C}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190312-sellinger-us-news-world-report-rankings-2019Sellinger MBA specialty programs ranked by U.S. News<p>The part-time MBA and specialty programs in Loyola University Maryland&rsquo;s Sellinger School of Business and Management were ranked in the &ldquo;2020 Best Graduate Schools&rdquo; rankings by <em>U.S. News &amp; World Report</em>. </p> <p>The <a href="https://www.loyola.edu/sellinger-business/academics/graduate/part-time-mba">part-time MBA program</a> was ranked No. 127. The ranking is based on five factors&mdash;average peer assessment, GMAT and GRE scores, GPA, number of years of work experience, and enrollment. </p> <p>The specialty rankings are based on ratings by business school deans and directors of accredited MBA programs. The national specialty rankings for the Sellinger School are:</p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li>Accounting: No. 20</li> <li>Finance: No. 35</li> <li>Management: No. 26</li> </ul> <p>"The Sellinger School takes great pride in the education we offer to our students, and it&rsquo;s always gratifying to be ranked among other exceptional institutions,&rdquo; said Kathleen A. Getz, Ph.D., dean of the Sellinger School. &ldquo;We help students appreciate that business is good for a community and that their contributions as business leaders can make a difference in their field and in the world.&rdquo;</p>Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:45:01 Z{0E855669-8DD0-4C21-87E7-AEAC4A16867E}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190311-vice-president-enrollmentEric Nichols to serve as vice president for enrollment management<p>After a national search, Loyola announced today that Eric Nichols will be Loyola&rsquo;s vice president for enrollment beginning July 15, 2019. Nichols is currently vice president for enrollment and dean of admission at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., where he has served in leadership positions on the admission team since 2012.</p> <p>&ldquo;With the changing higher education landscape and the challenges faced in recruiting undergraduate and graduate students, the vice president for enrollment management role is an integral one,&rdquo; said Amanda M. Thomas, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs. &ldquo;Eric brings a great deal of experience and expertise, an understanding of the need for innovative, data-driven decisions in admission, and an appreciation for Catholic, liberal arts education.&rdquo;</p> <p>Prior to joining Saint Anselm as director of admission, Nichols worked in admission and career counseling roles for Brown University and Stonehill College. When he visited Loyola, he was struck by the location, the enhancement of Loyola&rsquo;s career services, and the beauty of the Evergreen campus.</p> <p>&ldquo;Being located near a metropolitan area provides students with a fantastic opportunity to access dynamic experiential learning opportunities,&rdquo; Nichols said. &ldquo;There is also tremendous potential for growth in graduate programs. It&rsquo;s an exciting time to have this role at a time when the University is forward-thinking and considering how to grow its footprint in the community.&rdquo;</p> <p>In his seven years at Saint Anselm, Nichols has increased the number of prospective students visiting campus by 57% and enrollment by 7%&mdash;with the college&rsquo;s record undergraduate population of 2,000 students for the first time this fall. Five of the six strongest academic classes in Saint Anselm&rsquo;s history have enrolled during his tenure, and the college has also seen record-high retention and graduation rates in that time. Those metrics have contributed to helping Saint Anselm move up 35 spots in the <em>U.S. News &amp; World Report&rsquo;s</em> National Liberal Arts rankings since 2012.</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m a strong believer in Catholic higher education and the values of a liberal arts education,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;The common thread among the Catholic institutions I&rsquo;ve been associated with has been the ability to produce not just strong outcomes but also good people&mdash;who are more likely to get involved in their communities, and give back to others. I know Loyola is transforming lives in this same way and I&rsquo;m looking forward to being a part of this community."</p> <p>Nichols has a bachelor&rsquo;s degree in political science from Stonehill and a Master of Education in Counseling from Providence College.</p> <p>&ldquo;One of the biggest challenges in higher ed is affordability,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;Families want to know their investment is a good one, and that&rsquo;s why Loyola&rsquo;s commitment to enhancing career services is essential. In addition students are looking for hands-on, applied learning opportunities&mdash;and Loyola&rsquo;s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a great addition to the campus.&rdquo;</p> <p>Nichols grew up in Quincy, Mass., just outside of Boston, the son of a single mother. He became the first in his immediate family to graduate from college.</p> <p>&ldquo;I didn&rsquo;t see higher ed as a possibility, so I bring that with me in this role. I know there are many students who feel the same way. You need to get in front of those students and let them know it is a possibility,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;I was lucky enough to be able to go to college because of a generous financial aid package. At the time, I didn&rsquo;t have much guidance through the process. To now be in a position where I can help students like me is hard to put into words. Now I am able to make a difference in a student&rsquo;s life&mdash;not just for first-generation students, but for all students.&rdquo;</p> <div>&nbsp;</div>Mon, 11 Mar 2019 16:53:50 Z{48EB4607-14DB-441F-9BF5-3DCCDEA77830}https://www.loyola.edu/news/2019/190311-rise-summer-scholarshipStudent receives science research scholarship to study in Germany<p>Hannah LaMond, &rsquo;20, has received the <a href="https://www.daad.de/rise/en/">Research Internships in Science and Engineering</a> (RISE) summer research scholarship to study abroad and conduct research in Hanover, Germany.</p> <p>The RISE science summer research internship in Germany gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work alongside doctoral students, who will serve as mentors to the students.</p> <p>LaMond, who is a biochemistry major and writing minor, is looking forward to conducting research in Germany.</p> <p>&ldquo;I want to diversify my skillset by learning and immersing myself in Germany&rsquo;s culture,&rdquo; said LaMond, who came to Loyola from Doylestown, Pa.</p> <p>LaMond believes the different techniques and technologies she will use during her internship will prepare her for the real world.</p> <p>&ldquo;This experience will help me in the future. Though I have yet to decide what area of research I will pursue, I am planning to go to graduate school,&rdquo; said LaMond, who is a performance manager at Phonathon and a teaching assistant for the general chemistry laboratories at Loyola. &ldquo;Researching in Germany will give me the skills and knowledge to advance my career path,&rdquo; she said.</p> <p>Theresa Geiman, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, has served on the National Fellowships Committee since 2015 and enjoys mentoring Loyola students.</p> <p>&ldquo;For students in the sciences, gaining research experience is often essential for entrance into graduate school programs,&rdquo; said Geiman. &ldquo;Gaining hands-on scientific research experience in an international environment gives students in the RISE program an incredibly valuable experience that will help them tremendously as they advance in their scientific careers.&rdquo;</p> <p>About the RISE Scholarship:</p> <p>Undergraduate students from the United States, Great Britain, and Ireland can apply for this internship opportunity. Selected interns receive a monthly stipend to cover daily costs. Roughly 300 scholarships are available each year. </p> <p>The objective of the program is to promote student exchange to Germany in the science field and to assist with teaching undergraduate students about research and study opportunities in Germany.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <div>&nbsp;</div>Mon, 11 Mar 2019 13:11:53 Z