Weekend of Excellence 2017

April 11, 2017

Dear Loyola Community,

Since 2011, Loyola University Chicago has celebrated and showcased its current students during the month of April as part of a tradition known as the Weekend of Excellence. Now in its seventh year, the weekend represents the culmination of a year of student achievement and a celebration of student accomplishment. A number of academic and student leadership events are scheduled throughout the weekend that are emblematic of Loyola’s Jesuit, Catholic heritage: an education that is transformative in its outcomes and manifests in multiple forms and formats.

This year’s Weekend of Excellence will be held Thursday, April 20, through Sunday, April 23. On behalf of Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD, Loyola president, we invite you—all Loyola students, faculty, and staff—to join us in supporting this year’s nearly 1,500 Weekend of Excellence student participants, presenters, and achievers, representing academic programs and schools from across the University. Whether you are attending a student performance in the fine arts, listening to a research presentation by a graduate student, browsing research posters by undergraduate students, or attending an award ceremony for a student leader you know, we hope to see you there. So many of you on our faculty and staff are already serving as research mentors, advisors, judges, and evaluators in competitions for the weekend, and for that we are most grateful; you are the key to the continued development of the next generation of scholars and leaders who we are so proud to call Loyola alums.

We invite you to view Dr. Rooney’s video introduction of the weekend, review the schedule of events, and browse profiles of some of our student participants at LUC.edu/excellenceweekend. We look forward to seeing you during this year’s Weekend of Excellence.


John P. Pelissero, PhD
Provost and
Chief Academic Officer

Margaret Faut Callahan, CRNA, PhD, FNAP, FAAN
Provost, Health Sciences Division

Jane Neufeld,
Vice President for
Student Development