Culture and Popular Art (WR100)
In this class, students and plan and write mainly argumentative essays, drawing upon readings that deal with television, film, music, the media and other interesting topics related to influential aspects of contemporary culture. We will consider essays by George Orwell and other, more current writers who address cultural and artistic topics in a wide range of publications. In addition to writing research-supported critical or argumentative essays, students in "Culture and Popular Art" will also have the opportunity to practice other aspects of essay writing, including the development of voice, tone and style.
Brian Murray, PhD., teaches in the Writing Department, the Honors Program, Film Studies and Liberal Studies. He has written two books on Charles Dickens and has published essays and reviews on many subjects in a wide range of popular and scholarly publications.
Survey of Art: Paleolithic to Gothic (AH110)
This course surveys the developments of art and architecture from prehistory through the medieval period (circa 40,000 B.C.–1400 A.D.) that were foundational to Western artistic traditions. Through a chronological series of case studies, we will analyze how objects and built environments provided powerful means to define notions of selfhood and identity, both individual and collective, by constructing sociocultural boundaries that delineated and stratified past societies.
Kerry Boeye received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and specializes in the study of medieval art. In his classes, he guides students to explore ideas through questioning and discussion, and enjoys joining his students in the intellectual discoveries that Art History has to offer.
Born and raised in Indiana, Drake earned his Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2013 and Masters of Science in Kinesiology emphasizing in Physical Activity, Fitness, & Wellness in 2017 from Indiana University where he served as the Graduate Assistant for Aquatics in Campus Recreational Sports. As a Graduate Assistant Drake was responsible for the oversight of the lifeguard and aquatic lead staff as well as coordinating aquatic events with athletics. Drake also started IU’s Key Log Rolling program that has since spawned the creation of a club sport and assisted in the development and management for other aquatic and recreational sport special events.
As the Assistant Director of Aquatics & Special Events, Drake is responsible for the oversight of aquatic operations, programming, and collaborating with athletics and user groups for aquatic events. He also works with Late Night programming to develop opportunities for students to engage with each other on campus during the evening. Drake oversees the lifeguard, swim instructor, and American Red Cross Instructor staff.
Drake is huge advocate for leisure recreation and creating inclusive environments where all feel welcome. As mentioned, his favorite aquatic activity is Log Rolling and loves the rush of getting to participate in such a unique activity. His three dogs keep him busy as this Midwesterner learns how to navigate life in the East Coast.
Andy Black joined the Loyola staff in August 2013 as Associate Director of Facilities and Risk Management after spending seven years as both Coordinator and Assistant Director of Facilities at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. In his position as Associate Director, Andy provides support and direct supervision of daily operations at the Fitness and Aquatic Center.