This past Saturday, we celebrated the end of the school year with a colloquium. Scholars presented their research and fielded questions from the audience, then they and their guests joined Susan Ramonat, Dr. Karamanski, and Marie in a celebratory toast! Finally, this year’s winner of the Susan Ramonat Award for Scholarly Excellence was announced–congratulations to Garrett Gutierrez, this year’s winner!
This weekend, the 2016-2017 Ramonat scholars lived like “holy fools” at the White Rose Catholic Worker Farm. With open hearts and helpful hands they contemplated a life of voluntary poverty, one committed to sustainable stewardship and local and global anti-violence.
Check out our blogroll in the coming days to read the scholars’ reflections on their experiences and the philosophies of the Catholic Workers Movement.
On Saturday, April 16th, Loyola held its annual Weekend of Excellence, a showcase of the research achievement of bright undergraduate and graduate students. The Ramonat Scholars were present in full force throughout the day sharing their scholarship!
Ramonat Scholar Bianca Barcenas listens to fellow scholar Dan Snow’s presentation.
Ramonat Scholar Brendan Courtois explains his research to fellow Scholar Maya Sheikh.
Ramonat Scholar Hector Bahena shares his poster “Cardinal George William Mundelein: Chicago Catholicism from 1929 to 1933.”
Ramonat Scholars Dan Snow, Brendan Courtois, and Andrew Kelly in front of Dan and Brendan’s poster.
Ramonat Scholars Hector Bahena and Olivia Raymond, Secondary Education and History Major Kyle Jenkins, and Prof. Kyle Roberts.
Ramonat Scholar and Mulcahy Scholar Hector Bahena gives an oral presentation on “Cardinal George William Mundelein: Chicago Catholicism from 1929-1933.”
Ramonat Scholar Olivia Raymond gives an oral presentation on “Fabiola: or, The Church of the Catacombs.”
Ramonat Scholar Claire Blankenship explains her poster, “The Cultural Defiance of Women Religious,” to Patrick Green, Director of the Center for Experiential Learning.
Claire Blankenship talking to another judge about her poster in the first session.