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LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO

PARENT ENGAGEMENT

  THE PARENT RAMBLES
Winter 2014

Feature Story

Greetings Loyola Parents and Families!

The Office of Parent Engagement continues our efforts to engage parents and families to be a part of the life of Loyola University Chicago. We collaborate with campus partners to develop and maintain meaningful relationships between families and the University to enhance the student experience and promote and support the mission of Loyola University Chicago. We hope our quarterly newsletters highlight meaningful information and resources that are beneficial to your family.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Tivo the Therapy Dog!

Tivo the Therapy DogStudent Wellness is a top priority here at Loyola. With the brutal Chicago winter in full force, it's important for our students to take care of themselves and have the resources they need to stay healthy—physically, mentally, and emotionally. The Wellness Center provides health services to the students and is staffed by psychologists, social workers, physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, a laboratory technician, dietician, health educators and administrative staff. And one very special employee, Tivo the therapy dog! Tivo has been a part of the staff for 18 months and has made a great impact on student well-being. He's the most popular member of the staff. Read more

Tivo has his own Facebook page!  Click Here

Parents and Families Make a Difference

The Parent Fund offers an opportunity for parents to make targeted annual contributions that directly impact the student experience and enhance our Jesuit identity. Last year, 1,243 parents made contributions directly supporting Student Development initiatives and priorities. Say YES! Be a part of the community of parent donors today. Make A Gift

Parent Leadership Council – Leaders Wanted!
Next on campus meeting:
Saturday, April 12, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Damen Student Center, Lake Shore Campus


The Parent Leadership Council is comprised of a group of dedicated Loyola parents who serve as ambassadors to the Loyola parent community. Members endorse Loyola's mission by supporting the University with an annual leadership gift and are recognized as members of the Parent Leadership Giving Society. Members reach out to other families through regional parent events, campus events and University communications to promote and support the mission of Loyola University Chicago. Click here for more information and updates from the Council.

Interested families please contact Jessie Reick, jreick@luc.edu.

Loyola Parents Share!

Each e-newsletter, we hope to share parent testimonials to uncover and celebrate what being a part of Loyola means for some of our families.

Lee and Anne Colpi (son Nicholas, '08)
Parent Leadership Council members

"As parents of six children, my wife and I have always tried to be as involved in their education as we were able. We both believe that our involvement positively influenced our children's enthusiasm and ultimate educational outcome…"
Read more


Kari Logan (daughter Britt, '13)
A Loyola Mom story

"Mothers send their kids to Loyola for many reasons, but the one that stood out to me that morning has to do with care and support. We are a community of faith, love and service to others and it begins with "Father G" and flows down to faculty, staff, students and parents…" Read more

Have a testimonial you'd like to share? Send your story to parents@luc.edu.

Rambler Family Day Scores!

Thank you to all the parents and families who joined Loyola Athletics in cheering our men's basketball team to victory against in-state rival Illinois State University on February 9th! The first Rambler Family Day allowed Loyola families the opportunity to enjoy a pregame reception with pizza, popcorn, raffle prizes and plenty of Rambler spirit! Click here to view pictures from the event. Visit Loyola Athletics for sports stories, schedules and game updates.

Upcoming Family Events

March to the Arch

Join your fellow Ramblers in St. Louis for an exciting weekend of college basketball! March 6-9, 2014, the Loyola's men's basketball team will make its inaugural appearance at Arch Madness, the Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball tournament. Visit loyolaramblers.com/archmadness for more information.


4th Annual Weekend of Excellence

Scheduled for April 11-13, 2014, this weekend will serve as the culmination of a year of student achievement and a celebration of student accomplishment. The Center for Experiential Learning hosts Loyola's Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium, where students present their research and community engagement projects from the previous year. The event features hundreds of student presenters and draws a large audience, including campus leadership, making it a key event during Loyola's Weekend of Excellence. Families and friends are invited to come to campus to participate in the various events with their students. You can read more about the event at its website here.


Save the Date!


Upcoming Signature Student Celebration Events from the Division of Student Development

Senior Send-off
The Senior Send-off Committee is busy planning unique opportunities for seniors to spend time together during their last semester with fun, memorable experiences that are uniquely Chicago. Visit www.luc.edu/seniors to see what's in store!

Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Legacy Celebration
Join the department of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs as we recognize students of color, first generation, and LGBTQI students graduating this year. Registration required; friends and family are encouraged to attend. Contact Miguel Macias at mmacias2@luc.edu for more information.

Halfway to Graduation Celebration
Encourage your student to celebrate the milestone of completing their second year and receive their Commitment Key (matches the Convocation key). Students will also have the opportunity to meet their new academic advisors and upper-class students. Celebration takes place on Saturday, April 12th as part of the Weekend of Excellence on campus.

Campus Resources Highlight

Inside Loyola
Inside Loyola online is the Loyola community's primary source for University news. The site features daily updates of campus news and Loyola-related feature stories. It also highlights upcoming events and showcases campus photography and videos. Read Online

Are you a parent and alum? Be sure to check out the Alumni Relations website for even more campus updates and events!



PARENT RESOURCES

Residence Life
Academic Calendar
Bursar Access
Campus Safety
Wellness Center

THE LOYOLA EXPERIENCE

Sacramental Life
Career Development Center
Study Abroad
University News

GET INVOLVED

Visit our website at luc.edu/parents or contact the University Advancement office at parents@luc.edu or 312.915.6599. Click here to update your contact information.