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Spotlight Events

Spotlight Events

Collage of campus events images including the Chimes, biology events, and Light City

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Mark Bowden Lecture

Mark Bowden LectureLoyola welcomes Mark Bowden, ’73, author of New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down, for Hue 1968, a Q&A with Mark Bowden, on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in McGuire Hall. Bowden is the author of 13 books, including his most recent, Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam, which will be the book of discussion during the event. The lecture will be conducted as a Q&A moderated by Thomas Scheye, Ph.D., Loyola Distinguished Service Professor and senior advisor to the president. A book signing will follow the lecture. 

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Thursday, February 22- Sunday, February 25, 2018

Evergreen Players Performance 

The Heidi ChroniclesEvergreen Players will present The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein and directed by Julia Brandeberry. Performances will be held in the Black Box Theatre from Feb. 22-25. For box office information and ticket sales, please call 410-617-5932.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Humanities Symposium Keynote Address

Frederick DouglassThe 2018 Humanities Symposium will feature a keynote address,“Good Religion and Bad Faith in the Age of Abolition: Frederick Douglass’ Afro-Evangelicalism,” by Maurice Wallace, Ph.D., associate professor and associate director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. 

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Bryan Stevenson Lecture 

Bryan StevensonBryan Stevenson is one of the country's most visionary legal thinkers and social justice advocates. A MacArthur fellow and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson is a founding leader of the movement against mass incarceration in the U.S. He recently served on President Obama's task force on 21st-century policing. An inspiring and unflinchingly honest speaker, Bryan Stevenson will talk about defending some of America’s most rejected and marginalized people. The stories he tells are heartbreaking, yet inspiring, and motivate audiences to make a change. 

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Tuesday, March 20 - Thursday, March 22, 2018

Building a Better World Through Business Event Series

Better Business

Loyola presents "Building a Better World Through Business," an annual series of events designed to celebrate the good that business does for society as it works to transform the world through sustainable economic and social development. A number of distinct events will be featured as part of the 2018 Building a Better World Through Business series. On Tuesday March 20, Casey Gerald, co-founder of MBAs Across America (MBAx), will deliver the keynote address, Purpose Is the New Bottom Line.

Visit the 2018 Building a Better World Through Business Website

Monday, March 26, 2018

Sister Helen Prejean Lecture

Sister Helen PrejeanSister Helen Prejean is known around the world for her tireless work against the death penalty. She has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on capital punishment and in shaping the Catholic Church’s newly vigorous opposition to all executions. She is the author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States, which has ignited a national debate on capital punishment and it inspired an Academy Award winning movie, a play, and an opera. 

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Hanway Lecture in Global Studies

Hanway Lecture

American environmentalist and author, Paul Hawken will deliver the sixth Hanway Lecture in Global Studies. Paul Hawken has started ecological businesses, written about nature and commerce, and consulted with heads of state and CEOs on climatic, economic and ecological regeneration. Hawken will discuss his interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to global warming.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Ella Baker Day

Ella Baker Day

Ella Baker Day is a way to honor and celebrate Ms. Baker’s lifetime of community organizing and civil rights activism on behalf of communities, especially women, of color. The 2018 Ella Baker Day will feature a social justice-themed art contest from local middle and high school aged youth. Finalists will be invited to read, present, and perform during our Ella Baker Day event on Thursday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Power of One: The One Million Abolitionist Project in Baltimore


Kenneth Morris, Jr, the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass, will speak about Frederick Douglass and inspire activism against human rights abuses today to an audience of local middle and high school students, their teachers, community members, and Loyola faculty, staff, and students involved in the One Million Abolitionists Project--a national initiative launched at the Library of Congress in honor of the bicentennial of Douglass’ birth. After his talk, Morris will sign copies of a special edition of Douglass' slave narrative.

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Thursday, April 19 - Sunday, April 22, 2018

Evergreens Players Performance 

ProductionEvergreen Players will present The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard and directed by James Bunzli. Performances will be held in the Black Box Theatre from April 19-22. For box office information and ticket sales, please call 410-617-5932.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

2018 Baltimore Area Finance Conference

Baltimore Area Finance Conference

Join us for the 2018 Baltimore Area Finance Conference hosted by the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola University Maryland. The conference brings together finance researchers to present on corporate finance, financial institutions, and investment. The one-day conference is free to attend, but registration is required.

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Commencement, Class of 2018 

Student at graduation

The 2018 Commencement Ceremony will be held at the Royal Farms Arena (201 W. Baltimore Street) on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Doors to the arena will open at 9 a.m. and the processional will begin at 10:45 a.m. The Commencement program begins promptly at 11 a.m.

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Friday, June 1 - Sunday, June 3, 2018

Milestone Reunion

Milestone Reunion

Milestone Reunion 2018 will take place on Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 3. This Spring 2018, the undergraduate classes of 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013 will celebrate a milestone reunion.  

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Friday, June 8 - Sunday, June 10, 2018

Cosmos & Creation


The 36th Annual Cosmos & Creation Conference will be held Friday, June 9, through Sunday, June 11. The annual Cosmos & Creation Conference began in 1982 with the vision that working scientists would find it fruitful to share their religious awareness with other scientists. The group has been ecumenical, although most who have participated have been mainline Christians.

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Friday, October 26 - Sunday, October 28, 2018



Loyola’s first University-wide Homecoming will welcome all Greyhounds past and present for a community gathering of pride and connection. The Loyola family is invited to save the date for a fall weekend to be filled with great on-campus activities for students and alumni that will celebrate the Loyola experience.  

Visit the Homecoming Website