Loyola University Maryland

The Office of Academic Affairs

Academic Excellence Weekend

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Schedule of Events | Parking Directions 

Student academic excellence is at the heart of our university’s mission and our work as scholars and educators. We are committed to celebrating student achievement and building the campus culture that spurs our students, graduate and undergraduate alike, to cultivate their own creative and scholarly voices and to aspire to make their own marks as researchers, artists, and scholars. Knowing that you share these commitments, we ask that you encourage your students to participate in the weekend's activities.

The weekend will feature several honor society inductions (including Beta Gamma Sigma and Alpha Sigma Nu); the Undergraduate Student Research and Scholarship Colloquium; Emerging Scholars: A Celebration of Graduate Research; a lunch honoring both the students formerly recognized at the Honors Convocation and those who received Dean's List honors last academic year; and additional activities highlighting our students' academic accomplishments.

Please contact Kristen Fisher if you are interested in hosting an event during Academic Excellence Weekend.

Inductee and participant lists only include students who allow their directory information to be shared. It may not be a comprehensive list of all students being inducted in a particular society or participating in an event.

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 22

2 - 3 p.m.

National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association Honor Society Induction*

The National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is the national organization for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the study of normal and disordered human communication. There are currently 13,000 members with chapters at more than 300 colleges and universities. NSSLHA chapter allows members to collaborate as rising clinicians and provide one another with information and support to advance our clinical knowledge and experience. Together the NSSLHA chapter at Loyola allows members to share experiences and collaborate as a group to form a strong community with our peers as well as with the greater community.

View complete list of NSSLHA inductees.

4th Floor Program 
2:30 - 6 p.m.

Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Colloquium

Once a year, Loyola University Maryland hosts a campus-wide forum highlighting undergraduate student research. The goal of the Colloquium is to encourage scholastic endeavors that focus on the generation of new knowledge and the creative integration of existing scholarship. Please visit the USRSC website for more information.

Oral Presentations
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Sellinger Hall 003, 008, 203, 221, and 223

Poster Presentations and Reception
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
McGuire Hall

View complete list of USRSC presenters.

McGuire Hall and various classrooms
5 - 6 p.m.

Pi Epsilon Pi Induction* 

Pi Epsilon Pi is a national writing honor society, founded by Loyola in 2006. The purpose of the writing honor society is to function as an honor and professional society for undergraduate students pursuing studies in writing. In fulfilling this role, the organization will support activities that stimulate creative and scholarly work in writing studies and that cultivate the appreciation and recognition of the art and craft of writing. As the society's name announces, "petens eloquentiam perfectam" embodies the Jesuit ideal of seeking eloquence in written expression.

View a complete list of Pi Epsilon Pi inductees.

Loyola/Notre Dame Library Auditorium
6 - 8 p.m.

Emerging Scholars Graduate Symposium

Loyola graduate students and recent graduate alumni will present research posters at the eleventh annual “Emerging Scholars: A Celebration of Graduate Research". A poster session allows most presenters a forum to informally present their work to the Loyola community.  Selected students in the Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program will conduct a brief oral presentation. The celebration of research also features an awards ceremony and a wine and cheese reception, creating a perfect setting to allow attendees to view presenters' posters, ask questions, and discuss ideas. Please visit the Emerging Scholars website for more information.

3rd Floor Andrew White Student Center

Saturday, April 23

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Beta Gamma Sigma Induction*

Founded in 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma is the international business honor society for AACSB-accredited schools, which are the top 5% of business school programs around the world. Inducted as students, BGS members go on to serve in critical leadership roles in corporate, entrepreneurial, government, non-profit, and academic sectors. Members currently reside in all 50 U. S. states and more than 190 countries. Notable members include Nobel Prize winners, Olympians, inventors, CEOs of major global companies and nonprofit organizations, deans of the top business schools, and others who are making the world a better place at all levels of contribution through social enterprise, service, and leadership.

View a complete list of Beta Gamma Sigma inductees.

McGuire Hall West
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Pi Mu Epsilon Induction*

Pi Mu Epsilon is dedicated to the promotion of mathematics and recognition of students who successfully pursue mathematical understanding.

View a complete list of Pi Mu Epsilon inductees.

4th Floor Program Room
12:30 - 2 p.m.

Global Studies Poster Session

Capstone projects are showcased in an annual poster session. For the capstone, Global Studies seniors work together with community partners to develop a project that applies a local solution to a global issue.

View a complete list of Global Studies Poster Session participants.

McGuire Hall East

Sunday, April 24

12 - 1:30 p.m.

Academic Excellence Luncheon*

A signature event during Loyola's Academic Excellence Weekend, this luncheon is a chance for the Loyola community to recognize students formerly recognized at the Honors Convocation, students who have received Dean's List honors during both the Fall and Spring semesters, as well as to celebrate all participants in Academic Excellence Weekend. For more information, please visit the Academic Excellence Luncheon page.

View a complete list of Academic Achievement Awards and Dean's List honorees.

Reitz Arena
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Alpha Sigma Nu Induction*

Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit institutions of higher education, recognizes those students who distinguish themselves in scholarship, loyalty and service. The only honor society permitted to bear the name Jesuit, ΑΣΝ encourages its members to a lifetime pursuit of intellectual development, deepening Ignatian spirituality, service to others, and a commitment to the core principles of Jesuit education.

View a complete list of Alpha Sigma Nu inductees.

Alumni Chapel
4 - 5 p.m.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon Induction*

The computing and information disciplines are relatively young. Yet despite their comparative youth, the computing and information disciplines have had an unparalleled effect on almost every aspect of contemporary life. Indeed it is difficult to predict the ultimate place of the computer in our world. It is the express purpose of Upsilon Pi Epsilon to promote the computing and information disciplines and to encourage their contribution to the enhancement of knowledge.

View a complete list of Upsilon Pi Epsilon inductees.

Sellinger VIP

*by invitation only

Parking Information for Families and Guests

Parking will be available on North Charles Street and Cold Spring Lane as well as in the Butler and Triangle parking lots. Jenkins Hall parking will be available for $10 on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24.