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Forney '06 a National Finalist in Sprite Films Competition
4/15/2014

Robert Forney '06 is currently finishing an MFA program at Columbia College Chicago for filmmaking and was recently selected as a national finalist in this year's Sprite Films Competition.

Click on the link for details about the Sprite Films competition and his short film titled "Thirsty Enough":

http://blogs.colum.edu/press-releases/2014/03/20/columbia-college-director-a-finalist-in-the-2014-sprite-films-competition/#.Uy5KejK9LCS

You can view his short film at www.sprite.com/films from now until May 15th.

MAKOWSKI ‘65 RETURNS TO TALK CLASSICS
4/10/2014

John Makowski ‘65, professor of Classics at Loyola University of Chicago, recently visited Dr. Jay Wood’s Latin and Greek classes to talk to our students studying the classics. 

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Jesuit Nation Networking Event in Milwaukee
4/9/2014

Hartigan ’64 Running for Third Vice President of the ISBA
4/8/2014

The Hon. Russell W. Hartigan ’64 is running for Third Vice President of the ISBA. Voting is open until the end of April so please consider him. Voting can take place here: http://www.isba.org/elections 

 

Melissa Durkin '89 Running for Judge
4/8/2014

Melissa Durkin '89 was named a finalist for Associate Judge. Her campaign began in late March and all the Full Circuit Judges will receive their ballots by April 11, 2014 and voting will conclude April 25, 2014. 

 

B-Metro Gives Carmody '60 Lifetime Achievement Award
4/8/2014

Richard Carmody '60 has been recognized by B-Metro Magazine with a Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring legal professionals in the Birmingham community for their career professional and community achievements. Click HERE to read the article.

BUSINESS SOCIETY NETWORKING AND SPEAKING EVENT - 4/30
4/7/2014


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CLICK HERE to register for this free event.

Women’s Society Free Networking Event Tonight - 4/3/14 6PM
4/3/2014

Please join the Saint Ignatius Women’s Society for a free networking event "Women in the Workplace: Balancing it All" on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm in the Alumni Lounge (1019 S. May St. – the building behind Holy FamilyChurch). Parking will be available in the lot behind the church. 

Ignatius alumni will share their broad experiences followed by a small break out where all attendees are welcome to share their stories and what has helped along the way. 

The Women's Society is comprised of a diverse community of parents, alumni, and friends. We look forward to having you and welcome your input to further connect in meaningful ways for the Saint Ignatius community. See you on April 3rd!

SCHOOL ATHLETIC TRAINER FEATURED ON WCIU
3/27/2014

Saint Ignatius Athletic Trainer Bobby Delmore was featured on WCIU for a segment entitled, "I Love My Job". View the segment, which was filmed in the Ignatius gym and training facilities, here: http://www.wciu.com/youandme.php?section=home&assets=videos&assetID=10012743 

STUDENTS VISIT NATIONAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FREEDOM CENTER
3/26/2014

Ignatius teachers, Kitty Hooper, and Rose Paluch, recently took some students to Cincinnati for St. Xavier Prep Jesuit Secondary Education Association Student Diversity Conference. The purpose of this conference is for Jesuit high school students to increase cultural competency. The photo below shows Kiana Salazar '14 and Michael Adegoke '15 in front the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The students met famed resident Carl Westmoreland who spoke about the Underground system, John Rankin and John Parker.

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Sun Times Features SICP as Preseason Fave for Girls Water Polo
3/24/2014

The Sun Times High School Cube Article Headline Predicting High School Girls Water Polo Rankings for Upcoming Season: 

"Defending State Champions St. Ignatius Primed for a Repeat"

Way to go, girls! GO WOLFPACK! 

Read the article:http://www.highschoolcubenews.com/news_article/show/369252?referrer_id=599124

FORMER WORLD RECORD HOLDER TRAVELS WITH BOYS TRACK TO D.C.
3/21/2014

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SAVE THE DATE - ANNUAL GOLF OUTING 6/25/14
3/20/2014

It's time to start thinking golf! Please save the date for this year's Golf Outing. All proceeds go towards the Ignatius Tuition Assistance Program. 

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WOMEN'S SOCIETY NETWORKING EVENT - 4/3/14
3/17/2014

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Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw ‘70 Walked 6 Miles Through Storm To Save Patient
3/14/2014

Read about the incredible story here:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/31/269380564/brain-surgeon-walks-six-miles-through-storm-to-save-patient?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=share&utm_campaign=storyshare

 

Hurley and Easom Recognized at Scholastic Press Association of Chicago/McCormick Foundation Media Awards
3/13/2014

Recently two Ignatians were recognized at the Scholastic Press Association of Chicago/McCormick Foundation Media Awards. Caroline Hurley '15 was awarded a McCormick Fellowship entitling her to up to $1500 toward a summer journalism workshop. Hurley 15 and Lindsay Easom '15 each won Superior awards in the Media Awards contest.

MAZUREK ‘80 SPEAKS TO STUDENTS STUDYING LATIN
3/11/2014

Tadeusz Mazurek ‘80, professor of classics at the University of Notre Dame, recently visited Dr. Jay Wood’s Latin class and addressed the students. 

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SISTER HELEN PREJEAN, C.S.J. VISITS SAINT IGNATIUS
3/6/2014

This year, on Ash Wednesday, the entire school held its third Ignatian Values Day (IVD).  These are days of prayer, mission-reflection, and worship.  As a community, Saint Ignatius College Prep engages in creative, faculty and student-generated reflection activities that feature speakers, prayer experiences, and alternative cross-curricular programming that seek to form students and adults alike in the vision of the Graduate at Graduation Statement. IVDs are planned and facilitated by a committee comprised of student leaders, faculty, and staff who share in the responsibilities of providing an experience for the entire community on these days.  Saint Ignatius was excited to welcome Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J. as the day’s keynote speaker as she encouraged Ignatians to stand up for justice and protect human life. 

Sister Prejean is one of the world’s leading advocates for the abolition of the death penalty.  Her anti-capital punishment efforts began in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1981.  In 1982 an acquaintance asked her to correspond with convicted murderer located in the Louisiana State Penitentiary.  She agreed to be his spiritual adviser in the months leading up to his execution and the experience gave Prejean greater insight into the process involved in executions, and she began speaking out against capital punishment. 

Prejean has since ministered to many other inmates on death row and witnessed several more executions.  She served as National Chairperson of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty from 1993 to 1995.  In 1998, Prejean was given the Pacem in Terris Award, named after a 1963 encyclical letter by Pope John XXIII that calls on all people of good will to secure peace among all nations.  Pacem in Terris is Latin for "Peace on Earth."
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CHRIS KORABIK '14 SIGNS WITH DEPAUL
3/3/2014

Chris Korabik, co-captain  of the Saint Ignatius boys cross country and track teams as a senior, has signed a letter of intent to attend DePaul University next year.  Korabik was a ninth-place medal winner at the IHSA 3A state championship track meet last spring as part of the Ignatius 4x800 meter relay team.  He was Chicago Catholic League champion in the 3200-meter run in 2013.  In cross country he was the Lawless Award winner as the top senior at the CCL championship, and he finished 27th at the state 3A cross country championships last fall.  His state meet time of 15 minutes and 3 seconds for three miles on the historic Detweiler Park state course makes him the fourth fastest Ignatius runner in state meet history.

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Advani '14 and Diamond '14 Honorable Mentions on IHSA All-State Academic Team
3/3/2014

Seniors Matt Advani and Gabby Diamond were selected as Honorable Mention IHSA All-State Academic Team Members for their performance in the classroom and athletics.  Both are among the top students in the senior class.  Matt has been a four-year member of the baseball and football teams while Gabby has played basketball and volleyball during her four years at Saint Ignatius.  They are among 50 students throughout the state who were selected for this honor. 

STUDENTS TAKE PART IN JESUIT DAY OF SERVICE
2/27/2014

Students from the Archdiocese of Chicago's four Jesuit high schools — Christ the King Jesuit College Prep, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Loyola Academy and Saint Ignatius College Prep — visited 11 service sites during the third annual Jesuit Day of Service earlier this month. It's a day when students from Chicago's four Jesuit High Schools collaborate on various service projects throughout the city. Abigail Montoya '14 from Saint Ignatius shares a laugh with resident Debra Green while taking a break from a card game at Jackson Square Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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Ignatian Partners and Media Nun Use Contemporary Film & TV to Explore Lent
2/26/2014

The Chicago-Detroit Province Jesuits, along with the IN Network, an online platform supported by creative media company Loyola Productions, is launching a Lenten Film Series via the original show The INNdustry with Sister Rose Hosted by Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP, this seasonal series features film and TV clips that many will know from mainstream programming to highlight Lenten themes and foster reflection and conversation.

“The Lenten Film Series offers viewers a unique, media-driven way to journey through Lent using a variety of TV and film programs as meaningful spiritual guideposts,” said Sr. Rose. “The breadth and depth of the programming across genres and subject matter is inspiring. Loyola Productions has done a wonderful job producing the series that will make Lent more meaningful for those who watch one or all of the episodes.”

To learn more about this Lenten opportunity, visithttp://getinn.tv/lent-2014.

BOYS TRACK TAKES 2ND AT JESUIT INVITE
2/25/2014

The Wolfpack boys track team finished 2nd in the Jesuit Invite at Georgetown Preparatory School outside Washington, DC, this past weekend. They defeated Regis and Xavier from New York City, Gonzaga and Georgetown Prep from the DC-area, and  Loyola-Blakefield from Baltimore, but lost to New York City’s Fordham Prep, 122-112. Spectators at the meet included the trip benefactor Ray Mayer ‘51, Tom Coyne ’51, and Tom O’Hara ’60. O’Hara was a United States Olympian in 1964 and former world record holder for the indoor mile run who traveled with the team from Chicago for the weekend. “We fell just short of winning,” said Coach Ed Ernst. “But it was a wonderful weekend with our alumni friends and Tom O’Hara. We had some great performances.”

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GLORIAM 2014 EVENING RAFFLE ITEMS!
2/24/2014

We have four incredibly exciting raffle items that we will be offering during Gloriam 2014. Raffle tickets for two of our items will be available during the cocktail portion of the evening. Two other raffle items will be made available exclusively during the After Party portion of the evening. 

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Tiffany “Atlas” Pendant  

With its bold numeric motif and strong, sleek lines, this collection honors one of Tiffany's most celebrated symbols. The “Atlas” Pendant in 18k white gold with round brilliant diamonds is valued at $4500.00. A limited number of tickets for this incredible raffle item will only be sold during the Gloriam Cocktail Reception from 6:00pm-7:30pm. 
Tickets will be $100.00 each or 3 tickets for $250.00. This item was generously provided by Tiffany & Co. 

Saint Ignatius Tuition Raffle 

A limited number of tickets will be made available on line from March 1st-March 7th at www.sicpgloriam.com, as well as during the Gloriam Cocktail Reception from 6:00pm until 7:30pm. 
Tickets will be $50.00 each. 

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$1000.00 Tiffany Gift Certificate 

Have your eye on that perfect gift at Tiffany’s, but just need a little bump to get you there? We are here to help. The winning ticket will assure you a $1000.00 Tiffany’s Gift Certificate that is yours for the choosing. This card may be used towards purchases from any U.S Tiffany & Co. store, catalogue or Tiffany.com. A limited number of tickets for this fabulous raffle items will only be sold during the Gloriam After Party Extraordinaire, taking place from 10:00pm until Midnight. Tickets will be $50.00 each. 

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Autobahn Experience at the Autobahn Country Club 

The winner of this unique raffle will experience a truly thrilling driving experience and memories that will last a lifetime. The winner will be joining the Autobahn Country Club Racing Pros for a half day of exhilarating, breathtaking high performance track time! This also allows the winner to get behind the wheel of a high performance sports car from their extensive fleet. Learn more at www.autobahncc.com. A limited number of tickets for this unique experience will only be sold during the Gloriam After Party Extraordinaire, taking place from 10:00pm until Midnight. Tickets will be $50.00 each.
 

Fred Conforti ’59 just published a new book, “Beyond Goals...Beyond LEAN”
2/21/2014

Beyond Goals...Beyond LEAN

Take your company beyond historical performance levels! This guide offers a practical prescription for moving a company, your company, beyond sporadically setting goals or implementing a singular LEAN project. It will step you through establishing a process of continuous improvement leading to enhanced growth and profitability.

Executives will see, as a benchmark, the symptoms and shortcomings that underperforming companies exhibit. You will then learn how to assess the condition of your department, operation or company, and empower your workforce, creating a self-motivating setting that leads to a more thriving enterprise. By using the GAMES© protocol, executives will reset the culture of their company and maximize results for customers, employees and owners. Applying the prescribed GAMES©. method, one company went from insolvency to profitability in six months and then beyond to become the largest supplier of residential smoke detectors. Another company went from the brink of closing to the leading brand in the fire controls business in twelve years.

Time after time, companies have used the GAMES©. method to execute dramatic improvements and turnarounds. Executives at these companies empowered coworkers and created self-motivated cultures and thriving enterprises—you can do the same. Learn how to assess the condition of your company; gather feedback from customers, conduct a SWOT analysis, develop a continuous Plan and move beyond traditional business practices. Charts, images, and key tenets make it easy to follow the strategies, so you can eliminate problems, energize employees, and move Beyond Goals … Beyond Lean.

Fred J. Conforti ’59 was president and a founder of First Alert, the leading home smoke detector brand. He founded System Sensor, the largest provider of commercial smoke detectors, which is now part of Honeywell. He also founded Wyreless Access now a part of Ingersoll Rand. He received his MBA from Northwestern University and his bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He currently consults for a variety of company CEOs. www.conforticonsulting.com Beyond Goals...Beyond LEAN is now available from Archway Publishing or Amazon. See more at: http://bookstore.archwaypublishing.com/Products/CategoryCenter/BUS/BUSINESS--ECONOMICS.aspx#sthash.DaaP7fvb.dpuf http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Goals-Lean-Prescription-erpetually/dp/1480802778/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid

SHANAHAN ’14 FEATURED IN LOCAL NEWSPAPER
2/20/2014

Please CLICK HERE to read a great article about Wolfpack wrestler, Michael Shanahan ’14, from a recent edition of the Beverly Reviewnewspaper. 

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Safe Haven's Run! To End Homelessness - July 13, 2014
2/17/2014

Safe Haven's largest fundraiser, the 4th Annual Run! To End Homelessness, will be held on Sunday, July 13th in Douglas Park. Click on the following link to learn more:

http://www.asafehaven.org/th_event/save-the-date-4th-annual-run-to-end-homelessness-sunday-july-13-2014/

Celebrating Clergy Contributions to Science
2/17/2014

At the Adler Planetarium onFebruary 18th, Br. Guy Consolmango will participate in

"Celebrating Clergy Contributions to Science".

 

To know more about this event please click on the link below:

 

 

http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=227877

  

Brother Guy will also talk about his research on meteorites and asteroids, such as the meteorite that broke up over Chelyabinsk, Russia in 2013 at the daily “Current Space News” program at the Adler at 11:05 a.m. the same day. 

 

Your support always has a profound impact on the future of the Church’s

astronomical research and educational programs.  Thank you!

 

Contact Information:  Katie Bannan Steinke, (805) 901-6591 or katie@vaticanobservatory.org

 

TASTE OF TAYLOR ST. - 3/6/14
2/11/2014

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DILEO '14 SIGNS WITH DARTMOUTH
2/7/2014

Congratulations to Rocco DiLeo '14 on recently signing his letter of intent to play football at Dartmouth next fall. He can be seen here with his parents. 

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STUDENTS TAKE PART IN MARCH FOR LIFE
2/7/2014

Many Saint Ignatius students and faculty recently took part in the pro life March for Life in Washington, D.C. Pictured below from left to right is Kayla Cabrales, Haden Miller, Clare Littleton, Maura Littleton, Maggie Skalitzsky, Maggie Suszka, Elizabeth Sherlock, Patrick Kennedy, Megan Mayer, John Devitt, Marti Luby, and Annie Fitzsimmons.

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GLORIAM 2014 - AFTER PARTY EXTRAORDINAIRE TICKETS ON SALE 2/7/14
2/6/2014

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Scholastic Bowl Sweeps North Metro League
2/3/2014

Over the weekend both the frosh-soph and varsity scholastic bowl teams won the North Metro League.  Here is the frosh-soph team celebrating the win with coaches Maureen Lonergan and Matthew Miller.

GLORIAM 2014 TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT
2/3/2014

Thank you for your support of Gloriam 2014. Tickets for this event have now sold out. Please stay tuned for information regarding the Gloriam 2014 After Party Extraordinaire. Tickets for this great event will be available in the coming days.  

GLORIAM 2014 TICKETS ON SALE THIS MONDAY - 2/3/14 @ 8AM
1/31/2014

Saint Ignatius School Community… 
Gloriam 2014 tickets will go on sale this Monday, February 3, 2014 starting at 8AM. 

Tickets will be sold online only.

Please visit www.sicpgloriam.com for information and to purchase your tickets.    

Thanks for your support!
 

LIVE BROADCAST - JESUIT CUP BOYS BASKETBALL 1/31/14 @ 7PM
1/31/2014

Please CLICK HERE to watch a live stream of tonight's Jesuit Cup basketball game between Saint Ignatius and Loyola Academy. The varsity game starts at 7PM on 1/31/14. Go Wolfpack! 

SIMUN Wins Big at Chicago International Model United Nations Conference
1/29/2014

120 members of the SIMUN team participated in the Chicago International Model UNited Nations Conference January 23-26th.  The following students earned major awards:

 

Best Delegate Winners:

Paul Witry and Thomas Duff representing Georgia in the Disarmament and International

Security Committee

Michael Belica and Thomas Dowling representing Chad in the Committee on the Proper Use of Space 1971

            Rachel O’Grady representing Novosti (Russia Today) on the International Press Delegation

            Brian Forcier representing Dmitri Medvedev in the Russian Cabinet

            Ian Klatzco representing the Chinese Foreign Minister in the China Cabinet

 Delegates’Choice Winners (voted on by committee members)

            Rachel O’Grady

            Jack Whalen

Michael Belica

Thomas Dowling

Ian Klatzco

 Outstanding Delegate Winners

Kent Hutchison and Max Wolfgang Rosner representing the Syrian Arab Republic in the General Assembly

Patrick Manglano and Patrick Holland representing El Salvador in the Historical General Assembly

            Isaac Wink and Rokas Kersys representing Tanzania in the Commonwealth of Nations

            Jack Whalen representing the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs in the U.S. Historical Cabinet 1971

Honorable Mention Delegate Winners

            Michael Duncan and Rebecca Cunningham representing the Syrian Arab Republic in DISEC

Tyler Christian representing the Syrian Arab Republic in the Historical Security Council

            Gordon Young and Michael Milito representing Tanzania in the Historical General Assembly

            Spender Manahan and Linda Kohlndorfer representing Zambia in the Commonwealth of Nations

 Special Recognition Award:

Best Party to the Debate Overall:  Ian Klatzco (rounding out his trifecta!)

 

THANK YOU FOR HELPING US REACH THE GOAL
1/24/2014

 

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MROZ ’14 SISTERS COMPETE IN CHICAGO REGIONAL BRIDGE BUILDING CONTEST
1/22/2014

Recently, two Saint Ignatius students participated in the Chicago Regional Bridge Building Contest at the Illinois Institute of Technology. From a field of 25 Chicago high school participants, seniors Morgan Mroz and Briggs Mroz placed 10th and 11th respectively. Each of their bridges held 15 kg (about 33 pounds), which means they held about 800 times their own mass. Both students have built bridges for the last three Saint Ignatius/Walsh Construction Bridge Contests.  As sophomores this would have fulfilled an Integrated Science 1 class requirement, but they continued to build bridges for enjoyment the past two years.  They both independently placed within the top five bridge builders in the last three school contests. This was Briggs's third time at the Chicago Regional contest and Morgan's second. Congrats to both on this great achievement. 

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GLORIAM 2014 LIVE AUCTION - BANDON DUNES GOLF TRIP!
1/21/2014



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Charles Lindbergh Visits Ignatius
1/17/2014

Megan Holland '16 dressed up as Charles Lindbergh, and Nick Puente '16 dressed as a stock broker for their recent U.S. History 1920's presentations.

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33RD ANNUAL LAW LUNCHEON - 2.28.14
1/15/2014

Please CLICK HERE to register for this year's Law Society Luncheon.

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HALL OF FAME INDUCTION POSTPONED
1/7/2014

Given the challenging weather of this week and its effects on travel, we are postponing this Friday’s Alumni Hall of Fame induction until Friday, March 21, 2014. Watch the school website for more details as the date approaches. 

YOU HELPED US REACH OUR MATCHING GIFT GOAL OF $250,000!!!
1/2/2014

Saint Ignatius is pleased to announce that the $250,000 fundraising goal was achieved before midnight on 12/31/13! As a result, two parents of alumni will be matching that amount with an additional gift of $250,000. An enormous thank you goes out to the entire school community. Your generosity has made an incredible impact on the Saint Ignatius tuition assistance program. We thank you for your support and for rising to the challenge. 

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NEW VIDEO - CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS FROM SAINT IGNATIUS
12/20/2013

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WE ARE AT 88% - PLEASE GIVE BEFORE 12/31/13!
12/20/2013

We’re getting so close! If you haven’t given to the Challenge yet, you can still join in. Help push us over the top by making a gift before 12/31. http://www.ignatiusalumni.org/donate

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Mui '80 Publishes 'Killer Apps' Book
12/19/2013

Chunka Mui '80, a contributor to Forbes.com and managing director of "The Devil's Advocate", a consultancy that helps business leaders design and stress test their innovation strategies, has published a new book called The New Killer Apps: How Large Companies Can Out-Innovate Startups.  He is also the coauthor of Unleashing the Killer App: Digital Strategies for Market Dominance (Harvard Business School Press, 1998) and Billion-Dollar Lessons: What You Can Learn from the Most Inexcusable Business Failures of the Last 25 Years.  To learn more, you can visit the book's website at www.killerappsbook.com. 

Phantasm Named Crown Finalist by CSPA
12/19/2013

Congratulations to the staff and students who worked on the latest issue of Phantasm!  The literary magazine was named a Crown Award finalist for 2014 by the Crown Scholastic Press Association!
Phantasm was selected as one of 190 from among 1,236 publications to receive either a Gold or Silver Crown Award in March 2014.

IHSA State Champions Banner Raised for Girls Water Polo Team
12/17/2013

Congratulations to the reigning IHSA water polo champs for the most recent banner hung in SICP's Gentile Gym! It looks great up there!

STUDENTS GIVE BACK TO KIDS IN NEED
12/17/2013

Students, faculty, and staff recently brought presents and Christmas cheer to special needs children at the annual Christopher Christmas service day.

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FUTURE FAIR AIMS TO CREATE A BETTER SOCIETY
12/13/2013

Students from Chicago History, Introduction to Sociology, and Society and Technology presented projects that focused on creating a better society during the semi-annual Future Fair. 

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MODEL UN TAKES FIRST PLACE AT LYONS TOWNSHIP CONFERENCE
12/12/2013

SIMUN dominated in every committee at SILTMUN.  The following are the individual award winners: 
  
First Place “Best Delegate”
                Max Rosner and Mike Duncan in the General Assembly 
                Collin Andrews in the G-77 
                Thomas Duff in the Organization of American States 
                Mike Belica and Thomas Dowling in the Security Council 
                Christian Johns in the European Union 
                Gordon Young in the UN Environmental Program 
                Michael Payne in the Joint Cabinet Crisis-Israel 
  
“Outstanding Delegate”
                Brendan Stelmach in the Joint Cabinet Crisis-Japan 
                Michael Defilippis and Nat Marrinson in the Security Council 
                Maddie Jirgal in the Historical Duma Cabinet 
                Michael Levesque in the Joint Cabinet Crisis-Egypt 
                Barbara Taylor in the International Atomic Energy Agency 
 
“Honorable Mention”
                Christopher Scott in the Joint Cabinet Crisis-USA 
                Brian Hofmann and Breanna Miller in the General Assembly 
                Spencer Manahan in the International Atomic Energy Agency 
                Brendan Narko in the G-77 
                Henry Rigsbee in the Organization of American States 
               Alexandra Quigley in the Council of American Presidents

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GIRLS WATER POLO STATE CHAMPS BANNER RAISING - 12/13/13
12/11/2013

Friday Night Lights: Come on out and cheer on the Boys basketball team as they take on Bishop McNamara this Friday in the first Friday night home game of the season. At half-time, the Wolfpack will honor the 2013 Girls Water Polo team with a banner presentation to celebrate the team's historic accomplishment of being the first team in the school's 144 year history to win an IHSA State Championship last May.  Game time is 7 pm Go Wolfpack! 

JESUIT POPE FRANCIS NAMED TIME MAGAZINE'S PERSON OF THE YEAR
12/11/2013

Please CLICK HERE to read about Pope Francis being named Person of the Year.

WE'VE MADE IT TO 80%. PLEASE HELP US REACH 100% BY 12/31/13
12/11/2013

Despite the weather in Chicago, the mercury is rising and we are up to 80% of reaching our goal!  Please make a gift by 12/31 so we reach the $250,000 matching donor goal.  CLICK HERE to make a gift today. 

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WE'VE RACHED 67% OF THE GOAL - HELP IGNATIUS GET TO 100%
12/4/2013

Please CLICK HERE to make a donation today. 

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MADRIGAL DINNER PERFORMANCE - 12/10/13
12/3/2013

The Bella Voce choir and Chamber Orchestra invite you to our annual Madrigal Dinner, next Tuesday December 10 at 6:00 in Tully Hall. The evening last about 90 minutes. The evening is one of music and food and fun complete with a Nativity Play. Make your reservations to attend. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children 7- 18, under 6 free of charge. Contact kim.pagels@ignatius.org for tickets today. 

ALUMNI CHRISTMAS HAPPY HOUR FOR THE CLASSES OF 1960-1979
12/2/2013
Please join us for an Alumni Christmas Happy Hour for the Classes of 1960-1979 at the Fornelli '51 Alumni Lounge at 1019 S. May Street 

Friday, December 6th 
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks and Pizza are included with the $10 registration fee. 
BYOB for spirits 

Free parking is available in the lot directly behind 1019 S. May Street or in the gravel lot behind Holy Family Church 

Please forward, post, or otherwise convey this message to your classmates 

The more, the merrier! 
AMDG 

*due to a recent scheduling change there is not a boys basketball game on this date 

Questions? robert.hutchison@ignatius.org 
Friday, December 06, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Register at:  https://www.ignatiusalumni.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=300
NEW VIDEO - HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM SAINT IGNATIUS
11/26/2013


On behalf of the students, faculty and staff 
at Saint Ignatius College Prep 
I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. 

May the beauty and blessings of Thanksgiving 

bring warmth and peace to your home this season. 
 
CLICK HERE 

to watch a special Thanksgiving video starring 

the students and faculty of Saint Ignatius. 

Be sure to watch the outtakes at the end of the video.  

 

Fr. Michael Caruso, SJ 
President - Saint Ignatius College Prep


Girls Swimming Finishes 12th in State Tournament
11/25/2013

The girls swimming and diving team finished 12th at the IHSA State Championships on Saturday.  The Wolfpack picked up 13 All-State performances and 11 All-American performances.  Nikol Lagodzinska posted a pair of 7th place performances in winning the consolation final of the 100 free and 200 free.  Both times earned All-American status and the 200 free was a new school record.  Marysol Arce also finished 7th in the 500 free earning All-American honors and setting a new school record.  Rebeca Martinez had two All-State performances finishing 8th in the 200 IM and 12th in the 100 fly.

 

In relay action the 400 free relay of Natalie Tapia, Arce, Martinez and Lagodzinska took 7th place picking up All-American honors and setting a new school record.  The 200 free relay of Tapia, Clare MacNamara, Martinez and Lagodzinska finished 9th earning All-American status.  The 200 medley team of Nina Mantich, Jamie Doherty, Arce and Emma Dolan finished 23rd.

 

Additional individual performances include Tapia finishing 18th in the 100 free and 22nd in the 50 free.  MacNamara had an 18th place finish in the 500 free.  Mantich was 34th in the 100 back, Doherty was 48th in the 100 breast as was Tammy Stelnicki in the 1 Meter Diving.

 

Varsity Records

  • 200 Freestyle – Nikol Lagodzinska – 1:51.36
  • 100 Butterfly – Rebeca Martinez – 57.25
  • 500 Freestyle – Marysol Arce – 4:55.89
  • 400 Freestyle Relay – Natalie Tapia, Marysol Arce, Rebeca Martinez, Nikol Lagodzinska – 3:28.91

 

Meet Notes

  • 13 All-State Performances
  • 11 All-American Performances
  • The team set four new varsity records

 

NEW VIDEO - RICHARD H. DRIEHAUS '60 ARCHITECTURAL LEGACY
11/21/2013

Richard H. Driehaus graduated from Saint Ignatius College Prep in 1960. On the occasion of his 50th reunion, Mr. Driehaus targeted a most generous gift for the completion of the central sky-lit area among the science labs and classrooms at Saint Ignatius College Prep. This area was originally intended as a seating area for students and a place to display the school’s collection of architectural artifacts which had been donated by Mr. Driehaus and other benefactors, most from buildings by well-known Chicago architects of the late 19th and early 20th century. 
  
The idea to collect these objects had come about because of the ongoing destruction of notable architectural buildings which celebrated the diverse culture of Chicago. Much as Saint Ignatius celebrates the diverse culture of the city. Mr. Driehaus and Fr. Rowe believed that these visual enhancements to the campus could help educate students on the culture and architecture of the city of Chicago. Mr. Driehaus asked that the gallery be named the Father Donald F. Rowe, S.J. Architectural Gallery and also asked Fr. Rowe to design the area, as he had designed the other areas of the school and new buildings, as well as the landscaping of the school’s grounds. 

The purpose of displaying these pieces is to enrich the students’ opportunity to be visually literate, as they are literate in school subjects — and to become knowledgeable about the great architectural history of Chicago. On November 13, 2013 the school community formally dedicated the new gallery. Below is the speech Richard H. Driehaus ’60 gave during the dedication ceremony. Watch the video highlighting the Richard H. Driehaus '60 Architectural Legacy here:http://www.youtube.com/user/SICPChicago 

BRUSEK '14 & COACH EASTMAN PICKED VOLLEYBALL ALL-STAR GAME
11/20/2013

Jana Brusek '14 and Volleyball Head Coach, Erik Eastman, have been nominated by their peers to participate in the 4th Annual Illinois High School All-Star Game hosted by SportsTownChicago for the 2013 season. Head Coach Erik Eastman has been asked to coach TEAM WHITE and Jana Brusek has been named captain of TEAM WHITE. Coach Eastman crossed the 225 win mark in 2013 leading the pack to a 24-12 record. Jana Brusek was named All-GCAC for the second time and made the All-Tournament team at the Waubonsie Valley Invite while leading the Wolfpack with 53 aces, 384 serve attempts, a serve percent rating of 2.375, 363 digs, 2.25 serve receive passer rating and 188 3+ serve receive passes. Congratulations on this great honor!

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2008 5 YEAR REUNION ON NOVEMBER 27TH, 2013
11/19/2013

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
6:00pm-9:00pm
Tully Dining Hall 
  
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW! 
   
Please contact Megan McDonald Paulson ’94 at Megan.McDonald@ignatius.org or at 312.432.8347 with questions regarding the event. 

CLASS OF 2013 YEARBOOK SIGNING PARTY - 11/27/13
11/19/2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 1:00 PM in the 3rd Floor Gym.

Get your yearbook and visit with former classmates at the Yearbook Signing Party to be held in the 3rd floor gym. Park in the visitor’s lot east of the school and enter through the Walsh Garden gate. Pizza, salad, pop and water will be served so come hungry! 

If you plan to attend, you must RSVP by November 20th, 2013 at https://www.ignatiusalumni.org/registration  

Contact Megan McDonald Paulson '94 with questions about the event at megan.mcdonald@ignatius.org or at (312) 432-8347. 

WE'RE 29% THERE... AND NEED YOUR HELP!
11/15/2013

If we raise $250,000 it will be DOUBLED! We're 29% there, but we need YOUR help! Visit  http://www.ignatiusalumni.org/donate to donate now. Please share this post with your friends to help spread the word.

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HAIL IGNATIUS! INTO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AFTER BOYS SOCCER WINS IN SUDDEN DEATH PENALTY KICKS!!!
11/8/2013

The boys team will now play in the State Championship game on Saturday, November 9 at 1PM at Hoffman Estates High School., located at 1100 W, Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates. Watch the game winning penalty kick stop here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/SICPChicago 

COME AND SUPPORT VARSITY SOCCER IN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!
11/7/2013

The boys varsity soccer team is competing in the IHSA Soccer Final Four for the first time in school history.  Please join the many Ignatian students, parents, faculty and alumni who are coming to support the team as they compete for the state championship! 
 
The game is (tomorrow) Friday, November 8 at 11 AM at Hoffman Estates High School., located at 1100 W, Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates
 
If we win, we play for the title at 1:00 PM on the same site on Saturday.  If we lose, we play for 3rd place at 11:00 AM on Saturday. 
 


DIRECTIONS TO HOFFMAN ESTATES HIGH SCHOOL:

Hoffman Estates High School is located on the north side of Higgins Road (Route 72), west of the Higgins Road and Golf Road (Route 58) intersection and east of Barrington Road.  
BOYS SOCCER WINS SUPERSECTIONAL!
11/6/2013
The Wolfpack next play on Friday, November 8 vs. Wheaton Academy. 

St. Ignatius scored in the 21st minute and that tally held up throughout a spectacular goalkeeping duel as the Wolfpack edged Antioch 1-0 Tuesday in the Class 2A Stevenson Supersectional. The Wolfpack advance to the state semifinals and will play Wheaton Academy on Friday. Antioch calls it a season at 18-5-3 and the pride with advancing further in the state playoffs than any soccer team in school history. Bryan Long took a pass from Zak Soeen, worked into the middle of the box and beat diving keeper Tommy Tritschler just inside the post for the game’s tally. The rest of the game was a goalie clinic, with Tritschler making a brilliant save on a PK at one end and St. Ignatius goalie John Marks stoning Evan Hernandez on a free kick at the other. 
“We got lucky last week, a lot, and our luck ran out. We didn’t play very well,” Antioch coach Marni Polakow said. “We didn’t win second balls. We were not offensively threatening unless Danny Brito was throwing the ball. Heck, he had like 25 throws today and we still didn’t score.” 

The coach had kind words for her seniors, who have gotten this program back on the prep soccer map. “We didn’t have this kind of senior leadership last year. We were good last year, but we should have been way better than we were. It was our seniors that brought us this far,” Polakow said. “They’re the reason we’re here. They really held it together for us. I think our juniors, who we rely on on the field, have learned from them and will be able to put it together next year.” 
On the other side of the field, the biggest smile belonged to St. Ignatius coach James Luzzi. This is his 44th season as head coach and he’s the only soccer coach the school’s ver had. This will be his second trip to the state tournament, having made it in 1998 when it lost in the quarterfinals. 

“This one is special because it’s was so unexpected. These guys really worked hard all season long to get to this point. They were so focused,” Luzzi aid. “They listened to the coaches. They trusted each other. We had a group that went to the final 8 in 1998 and lost in the first game 1-0. That’s when they sent eight teams down. That was Class A. A lot of those guys were here tonight. It means so much to the school, and for me personally it’s just the cap.” 
Marks was heroic in goal, especially early on when the game was still scoreless. 

“He’s been coming up big all season long. He’s a good goalie,” Luzzi said. “We missed him last year. He missed the last half of last season because he hurt his hip and shoulder. He’s a ‘game’ goalie. He directs his defense, and he sees the whole field. What he tells us at halftime, the kids go out and execute in the second half.” Long’s goal was his 12th of the season. He’s the team’s leading scorer. 
“I saw my winger Zak Soenan make a hustle play to get to the ball, so I figured, why not make a run? I got onto the ball and I was able to get in,” Long said. “There were two people on me strong, so I decided to cut in. One of the defender’s gave me space so I decided to hit it with my left and was able to put it in. 

“This is the first time we’ve made it this far,” he said. “The last team from our school that made it here was 1998. It feels great to make history for our school. Last year we had a really good team, but we felt our season got cut short. We lost in the regional final. We wanted to make a point. Our motto this year was ‘Take care of unfinished business.’ We had a bad taste in our mouth, so we wanted to show people what we could do.”

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IGNATIUS LANDS FOUR PLAYERS ON FOOTBALL ALL-CONFERENCE LIST
11/1/2013

Congratulations to our All-Conference football representatives:  Frankie DiLeo, Rocco DiLeo, Brendan McNally, and Kyle Robinson. These four outstanding football players were named All-Conference players in the Catholic League White Division by the League’s coaching staff! This is Frankie DiLeo’s second time as an all-conference honoree. At Strong Safety he had 4 sacks, 7 passes defended against, and numerous tackles. o DiLeo’s play at Defensive End, which included several sacks and excellent special-teams performance as punter. Brendan McNally is Ignatius’ running back and ended the year with nearly 1000 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns on the season. Kyle Robinson, with his second time as all-conference player, played Free Safety with 2 interceptions, numerous tackles, and fine special teams play. The players can be seen here with head coach, Pat Jennings.

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BOYS SOCCER WINS SECTIONAL SEMI-FINAL!
10/30/2013

The Wolfpack Varsity Soccer team beat CPS Champion, Lakeview, 5-0 last night to clinch the Sectional Semi-Final. The team next plays on Friday, November 1, 2013 @ 5:00 PM @ Ridgewood HS in Niles. This is the IHSA Sectional Final and Ignatius will play the winner of match 2. 

PROVINCIAL OF THE CHICAGO-DETROIT PROVINCE OF THE SOCIETY OF JESUS VISITS IGNATIUS
10/29/2013

School president, Fr. Michael Caruso, SJ, welcomed the Provincial of the Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Timothy Kesicki, SJ, to Saint Ignatius on October 29, 2013. Fr. Kesicki celebrated Mass for the school community and then signed a Sustaining Agreement between the Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus and Saint Ignatius College prep. This document confirms our school's strong relationship with the Jesuits and the Chicago-Detroit Province. Fr. Kesicki, SJ can be seen below on the left, with school Board Chairman, Jack McKinney '64, and school President, Fr. Michael Caruso, SJ.

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LIVE BROADCAST - WOLFPACK VOLLEYBALL
10/29/2013

High School Cube is pleased to announce that the St. Ignatius broadcast club will be broadcasting the Semifinals and Championship Games at the IHSA St. Ignatius Volleyball Regional. 
  
St. Ignatius vs. winner Fenwick/Curie – Regional Semifinal 
Varsity Volleyball  – 6:00 PM 
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 
  
Lyons Township vs. winner Downers Grove South/Simeon – Regional Semifinal 
Varsity Volleyball  – 7:00 PM 
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 
  
Winners of Regional Semifinals – Regional Championship 
Varsity Volleyball – 6:00 PM 
Thursday, October 31, 2013 
  
Click the link here to watch: http://www.highschoolcube.com/tournaments/st-ignatius-girls-volleyball-regional-illinois
 

5th Annual Law Society Continuing Legal Education Course - Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
10/22/2013

Register for the 5th Annual Law Society Continuing Legal Education Course - Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 - Brunswick Room at Saint Ignatius College Prep (4th floor). Parking is available in the Roosevelt/Racine lot, enter through the ground floor doors.

5:00pm Networking
6:15pm Welcome & Dinner
6:30pm CLE Course Begins (Topic will announced soon) 
*this course will qualify for 1.5 ethics credits in IL

Course Presenters: Tom Luetkemeyer ’75 & Carlos Ortiz ’97 of Hinshaw & Culbertson

Cost: $75 Law Society Member, $100 Non-Law Society Member

Visit http://www.ignatiusalumni.org/lawsociety to register. Please RSVP by October 31st

Not-yet-members of the law society are invited to attend the CLE as well as guests and friends of those invited.

Contact Christine Cesak at christine.cesak@ignatius.org or at (312) 432-8412 with questions about the event.

SIMUN Wins First Place Best Delegation at Wash U Conference
10/21/2013

41 members of the Saint Ignatius Model United Nations team (SIMUN) competed this weekend at the Washington University Model UN Conference in St. Louis.  For the fifth year in a row, SIMUN won First Place Best Delegation.  In addition to the coveted team award, many SIMUN members won idividual committee awards:

 

 

Best Delegate Awards:

Max Wolfgang Rosner in the Constitutional Convention

Kirubell Asmamaw in the European Council

Rebecca Cunningham in the IAEA

Isaac Wink in Nixon's Cabinet

Mikey Defilippis in the Potsdam Cabinet

Claire Reardon in the Rio Olympics Committee

Tyler Christian In Security Council

 

Outstanding Delegate Awards

Anne-Marie Downey in the Potsdam Cabinet

Kylie Ruscheinski in Security Council

Jabari Copeland in Star Wars Simulation

John Paul Simon in the Islamic World Committee

 

Honorable Mention Awards

Nickolai Davidovitch in the DeBeers Committee

Thomas Dowling in Nixon's Cabinet

Michael Levesque in the Princely States

Christian Johns in the Rio Olympics Committee

 

Verbal Commendations

Gordon Young in the Constitutional Convention

Katie Tangen in the DeBeers Committee

Damian Richardson in the IAEA

John Foot in the Potsdam Cabinet

Maddie Jirgal in the Princely States

Spencer Manahan in the Star Wars Simulation

Joshua Steinfels-Saenz in the Islamic World

 

HARLEQUINS PRESENT MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS - 11/1-2 AND 11/8-9
10/21/2013

The Harlequins are proud to present Meet Me in St. Louis. Based on the 1944 MGM musical film, this classic charmer tells the story of an American family living in St. Louis at the time of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair in 1904. Featuring such classic tunes as “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, “The Trolley Song” and “Skip to My Lou”, this touching story of family is bound to please. The cast includes:  Theresa Bertini, Liam Bower, Agnes Connolly, Tyler Daniels, Connor Fieweger, Tim Frye, Colum Goebelbecker, Roisin Goebelbecker, Trinity Gore, Molly Green, Kelly Harris, Elena Lucci, Tommy Lucci, Jack Mahon, Fiona McMahon, Michael Milito, Alec Milkint, Fiona Morrison, Joe Noonan, Jacqueline Novy, Madeleine O’Keefe, Kate Perry, Natalie Plys, Anna Podkowski, Claire Reardon, Everett Sarich, Margaret Sheils, Emily Sierra, Connor Sterling, Nerija Vietaite. Performances are November 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 7:30pm and November 10 at 2pm. For tickets call 312-421-5900 and ask for Kim.  

NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT OUTSTANDING PARTICIPANTS NAMED
10/4/2013

We are very pleased to announce that the following students have been named Outstanding Participants in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. These students scored in the top 3 percent of more than 160,000 Black Americans who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Congratulations to Aaron Allen, Enyinnaya Asonye, Leanna Brown, and Ashley Robinson. The students can be seen here with school President, Fr. Caruso and school Principal, Brianna Latko. 

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IPaintMyMind Grand Opening – 10.5.13
10/2/2013

IPaintMyMind Grand Opening – 10.5.13 from 5-9pm. IPaintMyMind is a nonprofit arts media group and advocacy organization founded by Evan La Ruffa '01. Their mission is to facilitate public engagement with emerging art & music through ads-free media, artist support services, and cross-sector arts initiatives. The goal is to create a vibrant ads-free arts media network supported by some innovative revenue streams, as pertains to the nonprofit sector. They just opened a gallery in Logan Square and will be hosting a grand opening in conjunction with Chicago Artists' Month on 10/17. Visit the event page at:https://www.facebook.com/events/405370366255205/ 

RSVP at: https://chicagois.eventbrite.com/

SEMIFINALISTS NAMED IN 2014 NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
10/1/2013

Please join us in congratulating the following students on being named Semifinalists in the 2014 National Achievement Scholarship Program: Milton Drain, Sylvia Edoigiawerie, Charles Foster, Jordan Harris, Ikpindi Nabine, and Kyle Robinson. More than 1,600 Black American high school seniors who have been designated Semifinalists now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 800 scholarship awards worth about $2.5 million that will be offered next spring. The students can be seen here with school President, Fr. Michael Caruso, SJ, and Principal, Brianna Latko.

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SEMIFINALIST NAMED IN 2014 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST
9/30/2013

Please join us in congratulating the following students on being named Semifinalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Contest: Tyler Christian, Kiley Delaney, Michael Duncan, Charles Foster, Kent Hutchison, Katherine Luchette, William Martinson, Joseph Miller, Catherine Oksas, Catherine Valentine, and Cara Zadeik. These students have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,000 scholarships worth about $35 million that will be offered next spring. The students can be seen here with school President, Fr. Michael Caruso, SJ, and Principal, Brianna Latko. 

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EASOM ’14 AND MCDONALD ’14 EARN PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD
9/18/2013

Please join us in congratulating Lindsay Easom and Casey McDonald for receiving the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Both students have been very involved in Circle of Friends, putting in many volunteer hours of service. Circle of Friends helps mentally handicapped / developmentally challenged young adults to lead meaningful and happy lives with dignity and respect. In association with the Ray Graham Training Center, our members contribute as friends to such events as sporting games, dances, holiday parties, a clothing drive, a concert, etc. The members benefit from ongoing education and training in the areas of mental and physical disabilities. The group is about social inclusion and making real friends. The students can be seen here with Principal, Brianna Latko.

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Mr. Chandler calling. Apparently, you have JUG
9/17/2013

TWO SWIMMERS MAKE SCHOLASTIC ALL-AMERICA TEAM
9/16/2013

Each year, USA Swimming recognizes its members who excel both in the classroom and in the pool. The Scholastic All-America Team is made up of high school student-athletes who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and who have achieved the required junior national bonus time standard in a single event.  Saint Ignatius had two swimmers on the USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Team for the 2012-13 school year. Congrats to Marysol Arce ‘14 and Billy Barth ‘14 who achieved this great honor.  

NEW VIDEO – WATCH THE STUDENT PRODUCED VIDEO ABOUT IPAD USAGE
9/12/2013

As many of you know, Saint Ignatius implemented the use of iPads for all students this school year. As part of the recent Ignatian Values Day, some creative students produced a hilarious video that explores iPad tips and etiquette for the learned Ignatius. Watch it here:http://www.youtube.com/user/SICPChicago

WOMEN'S SOCIETY ANNUAL WINE & CHEESE OPEN HOUSE - 9/19
9/11/2013

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Service JUG! 10/19
9/10/2013
SICP Young Alumni Service Committee hosts the first-ever Young Alumni Service JUG. Join us for fun, friends, snacks and service on Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. to noon. For more details and to register visithttp://www.IgnatiusAlumni.org/ServiceJUG

 

WATCH WOLFPACK FOOTBALL ONLINE TONIGHT!
9/6/2013

The following event will be broadcast LIVE on High School Cube. The broadcast will be streamed live on the Internet, iPhones, iPads and Droid devices with a replay and highlight clips available.

St. Ignatius vs. Elmwood Park

Varsity Football – 7:25 pm

Friday, September 6, 2013

Produced by the St. Ignatius broadcast club     

http://www.highschoolcube.com/schools/st-ignatius-college-prep-chicago-illinois



WOMEN'S SOCIETY ANNUAL WINE & CHEESE OPEN HOUSE - 9/19
9/5/2013

Please join us for the SICP Women's Society Annual Wine & Cheese Open House. Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM in the McLaughlin Room at school. Learn more about the Women's Society and gather with current and past parents, alumnae and spouses of alums. There will be food, wine, soft drinks and a fabulous raffle prize. This event is free and a great way to get involved with the school community.

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Saturday JUG
9/4/2013

This is one Saturday JUG you’ll actually WANT to attend. For more details and to register visithttp://www.IgnatiusAlumni.org/ServiceJUG

FR. BRIAN PAULSON, SJ, FORMER PRESIDENT OF SICP NAMED NEXT PROVINCIAL OF CHICAGO-DETROIT PROVINCE
9/3/2013

Fr. Michael P. Caruso, SJ, President of Saint Ignatius College Prep, would like to share the following news with you regarding Fr. Brian G. Paulson, SJ, the former President of Saint Ignatius. Let us join together in prayer and best wishes for Fr. Paulson as he prepares for this new role.

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(CHICAGO, IL, August 30, 2013) — Fr. Brian G. Paulson, S.J., has been appointed by Fr. General Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., as the next provincial of the Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). 

Fr. Paulson will begin his leadership role in July 2014. He succeeds Fr. Timothy P. Kesicki, S.J., who was named provincial of the Detroit Province in 2008 and, additionally, of the Chicago Province in 2009 before the two provinces were united under his leadership in 2011. As part of an ongoing national realignment of Jesuit provinces, Fr. Paulson will become the provincial of the new USA Midwest Province when the existing Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin Provinces come together by 2017. 
Fr. Paulson has served in a variety of leadership positions as a Jesuit. After 11 years as president of Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago (1999 to 2010), he was assigned to his current role as rector of the Loyola University Jesuit Community in Chicago. From 1993 to 1998 he was the vocations director for the Chicago Province (now Chicago-Detroit Province). 

“As I finish my term as provincial of the Chicago-Detroit Province, I couldn’t be happier that Fr. General has named Fr. Paulson to be the next provincial,” says Fr. Kesicki. “He has the proven capacity and the gifts to care for the Jesuits and the ministries of our province. I have known Brian my entire Jesuit life, and I am grateful for his deep and abiding love for the Society and its service to the Church. Our staff looks forward to assisting Fr. Paulson in this new mission, and I look forward to working with him in my new role as president of the Jesuit Conference.” 

“I am deeply humbled to accept this call of Fr. General to lead and serve my brother Jesuits as provincial of the Chicago-Detroit Province,” says Fr. Paulson. “The Society of Jesus has formed my mind, heart, and spirit since I was a student at Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, back in the 1970s. In my 32 years as a Jesuit, I have been richly blessed with Jesuit and lay friends, along with tremendous opportunities for ministry, all of which I treasure. Our common task over the next several years is to realize the hope and promise of the USA Midwest Province for the greater glory of God and ‘the help of souls’ in the footsteps of St. Ignatius.” 

Fr. Paulson entered the Society of Jesus at Loyola House Jesuit Novitiate in Berkley, MI, on September 12, 1981. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 13, 1992, and professed final vows on March 25, 2001. A native of Waukegan, IL, he attended St. Anastasia Grade School and Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie du Chien, WI. When the school closed in 1975, he finished his high school education at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, IL, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in international economics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Since joining the Jesuits he has earned a master’s degree in political philosophy from Loyola University Chicago, a bachelor of sacred theology degree (STB) from Centre Sevres in Paris, a master’s degree in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a licentiate in sacred theology (STL) from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology. He currently serves on the board of trustees at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School, and the Lumen Christi Institute of Chicago, and is a trustee associate at Boston College after 16 years of service on the board of trustees. 
URGENT MESSAGE FROM POPE FRANCIS
9/3/2013

Pope: Angelus Appeal for Peace

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has called for a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, in the entire Mideast region, and throughout the whole world to be held this coming Saturday, September 7th, 2013. The Pope made the announcement during the course of remarks ahead of the traditional Angelus prayer this Sunday. Below, please find the full text of the Holy Father's Angelus appeal.

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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Hello!

Today, dear brothers and sisters, I wish to make add my voice to the cry which rises up with increasing anguish from every part of the world, from every people, from the heart of each person, from the one great family which is humanity: it is the cry for peace! It is a cry which declares with force: we want a peaceful world, we want to be men and women of peace, and we want in our society, torn apart by divisions and conflict, that peace break out! War never again! Never again war! Peace is a precious gift, which must be promoted and protected.

There are so many conflicts in this world which cause me great suffering and worry, but in these days my heart is deeply wounded in particular by what is happening in Syria and anguished by the dramatic developments which are looming.
I appeal strongly for peace, an appeal which arises from the deep within me. How much suffering, how much devastation, how much pain has the use of arms carried in its wake in that martyred country, especially among civilians and the unarmed! I think of many children will not see the light of the future! With utmost firmness I condemn the use of chemical weapons: I tell you that those terrible images from recent days are burned into my mind and heart. There is a judgment of God and of history upon our actions which are inescapable! Never has the use of violence brought peace in its wake. War begets war, violence begets violence.

With all my strength, I ask each party in this conflict to listen to the voice of their own conscience, not to close themselves in solely on their own interests, but rather to look at each other as brothers and decisively and courageously to follow the path of encounter and negotiation, and so overcome blind conflict. With similar vigour I exhort the international community to make every effort to promote clear proposals for peace in that country without further delay, a peace based on dialogue and negotiation, for the good of the entire Syrian people.

May no effort be spared in guaranteeing humanitarian assistance to those wounded by this terrible conflict, in particular those forced to flee and the many refugees in nearby countries. May humanitarian workers, charged with the task of alleviating the sufferings of these people, be granted access so as to provide the necessary aid.

What can we do to make peace in the world? As Pope John said, it pertains to each individual to establish new relationships in human society under the mastery and guidance of justice and love (cf. John XXIII, Pacem in Terris, [11 April 1963]: AAS 55, [1963], 301-302).

All men and women of good will are bound by the task of pursuing peace. I make a forceful and urgent call to the entire Catholic Church, and also to every Christian of other confessions, as well as to followers of every religion and to those brothers and sisters who do not believe: peace is a good which overcomes every barrier, because it belongs all of humanity!

I repeat forcefully: it is neither a culture of confrontation nor a culture of conflict which builds harmony within and between peoples, but rather a culture of encounter and a culture of dialogue; this is the only way to peace.
May the plea for peace rise up and touch the heart of everyone so that they may lay down their weapons and be let themselves be led by the desire for peace.

To this end, brothers and sisters, I have decided to proclaim for the whole Church on 7 September next, the vigil of the birth of Mary, Queen of Peace, a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, the Middle East, and throughout the world, and I also invite each person, including our fellow Christians, followers of other religions and all men of good will, to participate, in whatever way they can, in this initiative.

On 7 September, in Saint Peter’s Square, here, from 19:00 until 24:00, we will gather in prayer and in a spirit of penance, invoking God’s great gift of peace upon the beloved nation of Syria and upon each situation of conflict and violence around the world. Humanity needs to see these gestures of peace and to hear words of hope and peace! I ask all the local churches, in addition to fasting, that they gather to pray for this intention.

Let us ask Mary to help us to respond to violence, to conflict and to war, with the power of dialogue, reconciliation and love. She is our mother: may she help us to find peace; all of us are her children! Help us, Mary, to overcome this most difficult moment and to dedicate ourselves each day to building in every situation an authentic culture of encounter and peace. Mat, Queen of Peace, pray for us!

Join us in telling Congress: Don't authorize U.S. military force in Syria.

 

Click the link below to sign the petition:  http://act.credoaction.com/sign/dont_bomb_syria/?sp_ref=9594198.4.541.e.0.2&referring_akid=8802.399661.TUfwoZ&source=mailto_sp

Service JUG - 10/19/13
8/29/2013

Please join the Ignatius Young Alumni Service Committee for our inaugural Service JUG event! On Saturday October 19th, 2013, in partnership with Big Shoulders, we will be visiting St. Agnes school to volunteer our time and talents to help them kick off their school year. This event is free and all participants will get a tee shirt, light breakfast and transportation from Ignatius to St. Agnes and back. Family and friends are welcome. Register at https://www.ignatiusalumni.org/ServiceJUG.

8-8:30 AM Check In/Breakfast at the Alumni Lounge (1019 S. May St. behind Holy Family Church)
9-12 PM Service at St. Agnes School

Holy Family Featured on LUC Students Tumblr Page
8/22/2013

Loyola University Chicago students have comprised a Tumblr page highlighting the stories of Chicago Catholic Churches including SICP neighbor, Holy Family. Click on the link below to view the page.
http://chicagochurches.tumblr.com/

FINAL VOWS CHRISTINE PACOLD '97
8/19/2013

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DOMINICAN SISTERS RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM, FEATURED ON NPR
8/19/2013

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, recently established a mission in Chicago. They also have two Sisters teaching at Saint Ignatius this school year in Religion and Science. We are now excited to announce that the Sisters of Mary are releasing their debut album titled Mater Eucharistiae. The story of the new album was recently profiled on NPR and tells not only tells the story about the making of the CD, but also introduces the Dominican Order. Read more by CLICKING HERE. You can buy a copy of the new album by CLICKING HERE.

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NEW VIDEO - CLASS OF 2017 ARRIVES AT SCHOOL
8/19/2013

Freshmen arrived for their first day of school today. Watch video if the Class of 2017 here: http://www.youtube.com/user/SICPChicago 

The Sisters Have Arrived!
8/15/2013

 

Saint Ignatius College Prep welcomes the Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist who have established their first mission in Chicago. Two of these Sisters will be joining the faculty at SICP, two others will be an elementary school. We are delighted to have them join our mission.

 

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL RECEIVES TEAM ACADEMIC AWARD
8/14/2013

For the 4th consecutive year, the Wolfpack Girls Volleyball program received the AVCA Team Academic Award for maintaining a G.P.A. of 3.3 or higher. The 2012 Wolfpack had a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.57 becoming one of only 229 girls high school programs throughout the country to receive this award. The Wolfpack had a great season on the court as well winning the GCAC Championship for the first time since 1987 by defeating Mother McAuley for the first time in school history and winning their 19th IHSA Regional title. 

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Boys and Girls Swimming Competes at Speedo Sectional Championships
8/13/2013

Several current and former Ignatius swimmers participated in the Speedo Sectional Championships this summer at the University of Minnesota. Nikol Lagodzinska ’14 picked up her first two US Junior National standards. Rebeca Martinez ’14, Marysol Arce ’15 and Natalie Tapia ’16 all achieved Junior National Bonus times. Additional participants include Brayden Amendola ’12, James Haney ’13, Jesus Juarez ’15 and Reilly Shields ’16.

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LAW SOCIETY NETWORKING RECEPTION - 9.23.13
8/9/2013

Please join us for the Saint Ignatius Law Society networking reception. We welcome all who are involved in the fields of law, government and/or public interest. This is an opportunity to broaden your legal professional network and enjoy dinner and drinks with the Saint Ignatius law community.  

Monday, September 23 from 5:30 p.m. -- 8:30 p.m. at Quartino - 626 N. State Street 

Pricing: 
$50 Regular Rate
$35 Public Interest/Government/New Lawyer
$10 Law Student  
Includes soft drinks, beer, wine, call cocktails, antipasti buffet and passed pizza. 

Register at: http://www.ignatiusalumni.org/registration

 

FR. CARUSO, SJ & STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN EWTN RADIO
8/8/2013

The Eternal World Television Network radio program, “At Home with Jim and Joy” recently welcomed Fr. Caruso, S.J. along with Emily Tenuta ’13, Dan Klein ‘13, and Anna Tenuta ’14 to the airwaves to talk about getting ready for school and college. You can download the podcast of the radio show for listening online anytime or for downloading at:http://www.ewtn.com/multimedia/audio_radio.asp?servertime=201210151405 (and scroll down to the show “At Home with Jim and Joy”. The show will encore tonight on EWTN Radio at 10:00 p.m. CDT. It airs on 230 EWTN AM & FM affiliates across the U.S., as well as Sirius Satellite Radio’s channel 130. It also broadcasts around the world on web stream through http://www.ewtn.com/radio, via mobile devices (EWTN, iHeart and TuneIn apps,) and of course—what first made EWTN go global 20 years ago—our EWTN Shortwave Radio signal traveling the globe.

KYLEIGH SPEARING ‘16 IS THE #1 RANKED YOUTH ELITE TRIATHLETE
8/7/2013

Spearing, who swims for Saint Ignatius under Coach Dave Stephens, was a sectional champion and a state qualifier last year. She is very excited to begin the upcoming 2014 fall season. While swimming is certainly her sport passion at Ignatius, her cycling and running ability has elevated her performance in the sport of Triathlon. Kyleigh was recently runner-up at the USA Triathlon Youth Elite Junior National Championships in West Chester, OH. Furthermore, Kyleigh is the #1 ranked Youth Elite Triathlete (13-15 year olds) in the U.S.  Here she is on the #1 podium spot for this award. Rankings are based on cumulative performances at the USA Triathlon Elite Cup Series, a four race series during the summer with stops in Richmond, VA;  Monroe, WA; DesMoines, IA; and West Chester, OH.

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David Sally '78 Publishes New Book on Soccer Analytics
8/6/2013

David Sally '78 has published a new book about soccer analytics called “The Numbers Game:  Why Everything You Know About Soccer Is Wrong”. The book was launched in London on May 30 to very flattering reviews. Billy Beane of the Oakland A's and “Moneyball” fame called it "a must-read" and says, "Be warned:  The Numbers Game will change the way you think about your favorite team or player, and change the way you watch the beautiful game."  The Times of London stated that the book "could change the game forever." The book launched this week in the US and again, the initial reviews and buzz are very good. More at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPDR3E2

 

MODEL UN SCORES MAJOR AWARDS IN BEIJING, CHINA
8/5/2013

The Saint Ignatius Model United Nations team scored major awards at the World Expo Model United Nations Conference held in Beijing, China July 31- August 4. With 59 schools from 22 countries participating in the conference, the Saint Ignatius team won 12 awards in multiple committees. 

  
BEST DELEGATE AWARDS 
     1. Kent Hutchison and Max Rosner representing The Russian Federation in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization 
     2. Charles Helding representing the Venezuelan Minister of Energy in the Union of South American Nations 
     3. Colin Downey representing Turkey in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization 
     4. Michael Duncan representing the Russian Federation in the UN Security Council 
     5. Anne-Marie Downey representing the Russian Federation in the Yale World Health   Organization 
     6. Gordon Young representing the Russian Federation in the Harvard World Health Organization 
  
OUTSTANDING DELEGATE AWARD 
     1. Rachel O'Grady representing the Russian Federation in the World Bank 
  
HONORABLE MENTION AWARDS 
     1. Charles Foster representing the Uruguayan Senior Media Correspondent in the Union of South American States 
     2. John Paul Simon representing the Russian Federation in the Legal Committee 
     3. Michael Belica representing Turkey in the United Nations Peace Building Commission 
  
BEST POSITION PAPER AWARDS 
     1. Thomas Duff representing the Russian Federation in the United States Commission on Population and Development 
     2. Lukas Ambraziejus representing the Russian Federation in the United Nations Peace Building Commission.

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SUMMER MAGAZINE NOW AVAILABLE
8/2/2013

Click the link here to open a PDF of the Summer 2013 Saint Ignatius Magazine. http://www.ignatius.org/intranet/web_news_pdf/Summer 2013 mag.pdf

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DANIEL MURPHY SCHOLARSHIP FUND GOLF OUTING - 9.9.13
8/1/2013

This is the Fund's first annual Women's Golf Classic and all are welcome for a fun day of guilt free golf! Join us at LaGrange Country Club on 9.9.13 for 18 or 9 holes of golf. Register today at http:www.dmsf.org. Since 1989, DMSF has awarded over 2,000 high school scholarships to bright 8th grade students from economically disadvantaged families to prepare them for college. 

We wish you a very happy Feast Day of St. Ignatius - July 31
7/31/2013

St. Ignatius was born in the family castle in Guipúzcoa, Spain, the youngest of 13 children, and was called Iñigo. When he was old enough, he became a page, and then a soldier of Spain to fight against the French. A cannon ball and a series of bad operations ended his military career in 1521. While St. Ignatius recovered, he read the lives of the saints, and decided to dedicate himself to becoming a soldier of the Catholic Faith. Soon after he experienced visions, but a year later suffered a trial of fears and scruples, driving him almost to despair. Out of this experience he wrote his famous "Spiritual Exercises". After traveling and studying in different schools, he finished in Paris, where he received his degree at the age of 43. Many first hated St. Ignatius because of his humble lifestyle. Despite this, he attracted several followers at the university, including St. Francis Xavier, and soon started his order called The Society of Jesus, or Jesuits. There are 38 members of the Society of Jesus who have been declared Blessed, and 38 who have been canonized as saints. He died at the age of 65.

Amaze your friends tomorrow, on the Feast Day of St. Ignatius!
7/30/2013

Amaze your friends tomorrow, on the Feast Day of St. Ignatius, with Ten Things They May Not Know about the Jesuits!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8cboOd17lE&feature=c4-overview&list=UURDK_MRRmJJzx2enCHAS9QQ

Do You Own or Manage a Restaurant or Bar?
7/26/2013

Saint Ignatius school community… do you own or manage a restaurant or bar? If so, we’d like to hear from you. The school is working to compile a list of restaurants and bars that are owned or managed by Ignatius alumni, families, or friends. Please reply here if you know of any or you can email the names directly to the Alumni Director at sean.maccready@ignatius.org. We thank you for your help.

Insalaco '13 and Stelnicki '14 receive All-American recognition for the 2013 Water Polo season
7/15/2013

Two members of the Wolfpack’s 2013 IHSA State Championship Team received Speedo All-America Team honors from the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (N.I.S.C.A) for their efforts during the 2013 high school season.  Senior Becky Insalaco was named to the First team and Junior Tammy Stelnicki received Third team honors.  The Ignatius student –athletes are 2 out of 137 players nationally to receive All-American status and 2 out of 9 players from the state of Illinois. Insalaco is the first team member since 2010 to receive First team honors and Stelnicki is the first junior to be selected since her older sister Katie ‘10 was awarded the honor in 2009.  Respectively, the girls are the 7th and 8th player in the program's history to receive All-American recognition.

Brittany Bosca ’14 Annual Sno-Cone Benefit - 7.20.13
7/15/2013

This year's event will be held at the Chicago Fire House, 1129 West Chicago Ave. This is Brittany's final benefit before going off to college. She has raised over $100,000 to send burned children to attend “Camp I Am Me” every summer. For more information please go to www.brittanysburncampbenefit.com.  Hope you are able to stop by.

Medina '13 Plays Soccer with Messi
7/9/2013

Congrats to Brandon Medina '13 who played soccer in "Messi and Friends vs World XI" this past Saturday at Soldier Field:

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130703/BLOGS04/130709913/major-roster-changes-for-messi-friends-game-at-soldier-field

Girls Water Polo in IL House of Representatives Resolution
7/8/2013

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AD MAJOREM DEI GLORIAM PROJECT AT 1611 S. ALLPORT IN CHICAGO
6/28/2013

As some of you may know "the sisters" are coming to Saint Ignatius and we are preparing a home for them and need your help!

The Dominican Sisters of Mary of Ann Arbor (you may know them from their appearance a few years ago on the Oprah Show) will be in Chicago in July and we have a lot of work to do to prepare the residence at St. Procopius, 1611 S. Allport, Chicago, for their arrival.  Bring your friends, your parents, siblings and be a part of our very own service project.  ALL ARE WELCOME!  We will be there from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday, July 1 and Tuesday July 2.  Be prepared to wash window, paint, pull up carpet and garden. Food and drink will be provided.  We hope to see the spirit of Saint Ignatius come alive as we scrub, paint and clean all for the "Greater Glory of God!"     
With questions, please contact: Ellen Tully 773-230-0148 and etully1@aol.com; and Marti Doherty 773-813-0430 and dohertymrsm@aol.com   Thanks!

Saint Ignatius Crew Finishes 2nd in Nation
6/27/2013

by Scott Fredericks – Beverly Review

It lacks experience, and its facilities don’t compare; but for all the uphill battles that the St. Ignatius College Prep girls crew team (ICC) faces, the Wolfpack has managed to overcome them en route to becoming one of the top programs in the nation. The Wolfpack Junior 4 with coxswain raced to a silver medal at the Scholastic National Championships in late May in Camden, N.J. The crew of juniors Katie Luchette, Annie Zwick, Briggs Mroz, Morgan Mroz and coxswain Caroline Hurley were second in the nation, racing crews that had advanced from six separate regions to the national championships. 

“The girls did an outstanding job, particularly when you realize they are competing against many girls who are bigger and more experienced,” said ICC Coach Tony Brooks, who competed for the U.S. in the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympic Games. “Our girls are smaller, but they are outstanding technicians. They are very efficient and able to beat someone larger than them. The great thing for us is that all of them are juniors. We are already looking forward to next year. We want to repeat the success from this year and compete for a national championship.”

Zwick, of Beverly, said the runner-up finish is something she and her teammates will never forget.
“When we crossed the finish line, it was almost like we didn’t have words for what we accomplished. Our jaws dropped. On our way back to the dock, we were hugging and splashing the water,” said Zwick. “Briggs yelled to us that we were going to win the gold next year. It motivates us to get back there and win it next year.”

In the preliminary heats on May 24, the Wolfpack won with the fastest time of the event. The following morning, ICC finished second in the semifinals. With strong winds reaching 30 mph, the Wolfpack sprinted to the silver medal, just falling short to gold medal winner, Merion Mercy, in the last 250 meters. The Wolfpack qualified for the national championships by finishing second in a field of 30 teams at the Midwest Scholastic Rowing Championships in Zanesville, Ohio. St. Ignatius was 1.5 seconds behind the first-place squad but 11 seconds ahead of third. The Wolfpack won a championship at the Greater Chicago Junior Rowing Championships against some of the top rivals from the Chicagoland area, including New Trier and Loyola Academy, in early May.

The dedication level of a competitor in the sport of rowing is unlike any other. According to Brooks, members of the squad wake up every day at 4 a.m. during the nice weather portion of the season to practice on the South Chicago River branch. The team shifts its focus indoors during the winter. “Getting up that early for a practice is not very common in any other sport,” said Brooks. “They work very hard. During the winter, we focus on weightlifting and rowing on machines. If you don’t train all winter, you won’t be very strong in the spring. The girls practice for a couple hours, shower at school and then go to class. They are very dedicated.”
Zwick said the hard work paid off in the long run. “It’s tough, but it’s worth it. We had a hard winter season that was tougher than usual with the weather, but we earned our medals in the winter,” said Zwick. “Everyone is up by 4 and at practice by 5. It’s nice to be a part of something where everyone is willing to put in so much work.”

Each race for the Junior 4 is 1,500 meters. Brooks said the race takes between five and six minutes, depending on the wind. The team practices for about 10 months. St. Ignatius will begin its next season in mid-August.
“It’s a tremendous amount of training and commitment for only a short time of competition,” said Brooks. “We only compete in a handful of regattas each year.”

Fr. Michael Caruso, SJ to Appear on EWTN Network – 7.7.13
6/25/2013

Tune into the EWTN Global Catholic Network on Sunday, July 7, 2013 when Fr. Caruso will talk about his book, When the Sisters Said Farewell during the EWTN show, “Bookmark”. The show will air at 8:30AM & 10:30PM. Each week, the show brings its audience the must-reads of Catholic literature. Meet the authors and hear a firsthand account of their works, Christian themes, and inspiration during this informative half-hour program. Click below for more. http://www.ewtn.com/bookmark/index.asp

A Thank You from John Chandler
6/24/2013

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Frank Ruffolo ‘11 Chosen for Sigma Phi Epsilon Honor
6/19/2013

Frank Ruffolo ‘11 was recently chosen to represent his John Carroll University chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at the Frank J. Ruck Leadership Institute in Richmond, Va. The Frank J. Ruck Leadership Institute is an intense five-day event for SigEp’s top rising leaders.  The Fraternity’s best and brightest gather in Va. over the summer for a program focused on personal leadership skills and the Balanced Man Ideal.  Prominent SigEp alumni serve as mentors and guide Ruck scholars through competitive challenges and lessons in leadership.

Keelan '13 Finishes 4th, 2nd at Nationals
6/17/2013

At the New Balance Outdoor Nationals championship track meet in Greensboro, NC, on the weekend, graduated senior Jack Keelan finished fourth in the 5000-meter run with a time of 14 minutes and 29.20 seconds on Friday and then second in the 1600-meters in 4:08.73 on Sunday.  He earned all-american status in both races.  Keelan has now finished his high school career.   He holds three official varsity school records in the 3200 (8:50.74), the 1600 (4:05.8), and cross country (14:05 on the state championship Detweiller course).  He holds unofficial records in the mile (4:07.50) and the 5000.  Keelan will move on to Stanford University, where he will run for the cross country and track teams.  

 

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St. Ignatius Picks Blackhawks in Stanley Cup
6/12/2013

Our school's patron saint has put on his Blackhawks red in support of the team as they begin the Stanley Cup Finals.

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Hutchison ’14, Gross ‘15 and Richardson ’16 Receive Service Awards
6/11/2013

Congratulations to this year’s service award recipients. They are Kent Hutchison ’14, Hallie Gross '15 and Damian Richardson ’16. They can be seen below with Dr. Cathy Karl and Fr. Michael Caruso, SJ.

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Scalise and Eden Rep SICP at NCFL Grand National Tournament
6/11/2013

Freshman Erica Scalise and Junior Jonathan Eden, represented Saint Ignatius at the 62nd Grand National Tournament of the National Catholic Forensic League held in Philadelphia Memorial Day weekend. They were in a field of over 2000 speech competitors;  Erica participated in the Declamation category and Jonathan in the Extemporaneous Speaking category. 

Keelan Sets 1600 Record--Again
6/11/2013

Newly graduated from Saint Ignatius but still running for the Wolfpack’s summer and off-season running club, the Chicago Pack-Men, Jack Keelan won the mile run at the Midwest Distance Festival held on Saturday, June 8, at Illinois Benedictine University, setting a new school record of 4 minutes and 5.8 seconds (hand timed) in the 1600 meter run on the way to a 4:07.50 mile (FAT).  Keelan broke his own record in the 1600, set earlier this year, of 4:09.62.  When he began his assault on the school record book in the spring of 2012, the record was held by Mike Patton ’81, 4:14.0.  Freshman Dan Santino also competed for the Pack-Men at the all-star event, running 9:31.37 for two miles, passing 3200 meters in 9:28.0.  It was a personal best for Santino, and, unofficially, the fastest time ever run by an Ignatius freshman.  Among frosh soph runners, only Keelan has run faster as he holds the 3200-meter frosh soph mark of 9:14.38.  “Jack’s new mark seemingly puts that metric mile record out of reach for a long time,” said coach Ed Ernst.  “But two years ago, we felt like Mike Patton’s records were out of reach, too.  Dan Santino is ahead of pace as a freshman in terms of catching up to those records.  He’s run a lot faster than Keelan ran as a freshman.  So tonight was kind of like a passing of the torch.”   Keelan will run next weekend at the New Balance Nationals track championships in Greensboro, NC, competing in the 5000-meters and the mile run.

Tori Dremonas '11 Writes for Sun-Times, Grid
6/7/2013

Tori Dremonas '11 is interning with the Chicago Sun-Times, Grid news outlet. Read her recent article at the link below.

http://www.chicagogrid.com/news/amazonfresh-chicago-peapod/

Dr. Michael Doyle '77 was recently awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from UIC.
6/6/2013

Dr. Michael Doyle '77 was recently awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from UIC. Read more at: http://glenellyn.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/uic-honors-glen-ellyn-resident-with-distinguished-alumni-award

Drama Teacher, Kevin Bellie, Wins Jeff Award
6/5/2013

Congratulations to school drama teacher, Kevin Bellie, on his recent 2013 Non-Equity Jeff Award. Kevin won in the Artistic Specialization category for his projection design in the play, “When the Rain Stops Falling” by Circle Theater.

Top Honors at IL Latin Tournament
6/3/2013

In the 2013 Illinois State Latin Tournament, three Saint Ignatius students qualified for the finals: freshmen Jonathan Ashbeck and Juliana Babich, and junior Fiona Littleton. At the finals, Jonathan Ashbeck received an Excellent Award in Latin I (the top award for Latin I). Juliana Babich received a Cum Laude award in Latin I and Fiona Littleton achieved a Cum Laude award in Latin III.  

Eric Jacobson '11 Named to 2013 Academic All-Big 10 Team
5/30/2013

Eric Jacobson '11, a member of the University of Michigan baseball team, was recently named to the 2013 Academic All-Big 10 team.  In his time at Saint Ignatius, Jacobson was a 4-year varsity starter for the Wolfpack baseball team and was also named to the Chicago Catholic League All-Academic Team for 4 consecutive years.

Sailing Team Captures 2nd Consecutive IL State Championship
5/29/2013

Led by captains Grant Egan’13 and Rose Edwards ’14, the Saint Ignatius Sailing team captured their 2nd consecutive Illinois State Sailing Championship on May 18 at the Sheridan Shore Yacht Club in Wilmette.  Juniors Michael Duncan, Morgan Gaudet, and Will Pollard rounded out the winning team. The team was coached by Martha Pitt and Bobby Collins of the Chicago Yacht Club. Grace Curtin ‘14, Kate O’Donnell ‘15, and Abby McFadyen ’16 also competed on the spring season team which saw Saint Ignatius finish in 6th place out of 38 teams in the Midwest Interscholastic Sailing Association standings.  The team concluded their successful season by qualifying for the National Invitational Team Race Regatta at the Milwaukee Yacht Club and finishing in 6th place.

Gloriam 2014 - Save the Date
5/28/2013

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Boys Track Takes 4th in State
5/28/2013

Boys Track finished fourth at the IHSA 3A state championship track meet on Saturday with 28 points, the best finish ever by a Saint Ignatius track team.  Senior Jack Keelan won both the 3200- and 1600-meter runs (8:57.61and 4:12.11).  Junior Conor Dunham placed third in the 300-meter hurdles, setting a school record with his time of 38.36 seconds.  The 3200-meter relay team of senior Sean Kampe, senior Elliot Gibson, senior Andrew Reardon, and junior Chris Korabik won the ninth-place medal and set a school record, 7:54.50.  All medal winners earn all-state status.  Congratulations to the entire Wolfpack track team for a great season.

Sylvia Edoigiawerie ’14 Wins Congressional Art Competition
5/21/2013

Congressman Bobby L. Rush recently announced that Sylvia Edoigiawerie ’14 is the winner of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition for Illinois’ First District.  Edoigiawerie edged out the competition with a self-portrait entitled, Nigerian American, an oil painting that she states is a reflection of her unique heritage. “This artwork is dedicated to my Nigerian American heritage,” said Edoigiawerie.  “My two distinct backgrounds, which are represented by the red, white and blue and the green and white hair have given me a unique personality and a unique view of the world. The mixed eye color represents my two perspectives.” Congrats to Sylvia.

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Band Plays National Anthem at Wrigley Field
5/20/2013

The Saint Ignatius band, led by Don Rescigno, played the National Anthem before the Cubs V. Mets game on May 17 at Wrigley Field. Mr. Rescigno is retiring from Saint Ignatius this year after over 40 years of teaching at the school. CLICK HERE to watch a video of the band’s performance.

GIRLS WATER POLO - STATE CHAMPS!!!
5/20/2013

On Saturday, May 2013, the girls water polo team made school history when they beat Lincoln Way Central 12-9 in the IHSA State Championship game at Stevenson High School. The win marked the first time in the school’s 144 year history a team sport won an IHSA State Title.

 

Led by Metro Catholic Aquatic Conference Player of the Year Becky Insalaco and All-State Standout Tammy Stelnicki, the Wolfpack put together an overall season record of 22-4-1 heading into the State Tournament were they would familiar foes on their road  to destiny.  

 

In the State Quarter-Final game, the Wolfpack faced Suburban powerhouse Naperville Central in a rematch of last year's State Semi-Final. This time the Wolfpack had the Redhawks number with a 15-6 victory. The Wolfpack then matched up with Catholic League rival and the state's top ranked team, Mother McAuley. The game proved to be an epic battle with neither team having more than a one goal lead at any given time. But as time expired, the Wolfpack were the 8-7 victors and earned another trip to the state championship game for the program's third time in the past seven years.

 

The Title was truly a team effort with offensive contributes from Insalaco, Stelnicki, Juniors Rebecca Martinez, Maggie Maloney, Nikol Lagodzinska, Sophmore Karen Juarez, and Freshman Diana Fernandez. On the defensive end, the Pack lived up to its reputation as one of the stingiest in the state behind Freshman Goalie Jenny Stelnicki who had over two and half dozen saves in the net.

 

Water Polo received varsity status at Saint Ignatius in the Spring of 2000, since then the program has won nine IHSA sectional championships, one MCAC conference title, earned third in state honors three times, and has been the State runner up twice. The championship is a true testament to the program's motto of "Players Graduate Tradition Continues".

Click below for Chicago Tribune and Sun-TImes coverage.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/highschool/waterpolo/ct-spt-0519-prep-g-water-polo-state-final-20130518,0,7969349.story

http://seasonpass.suntimes.com/news_article/show/256819?referrer_id=599124

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Girls Water Polo Advances to Semi-Final
5/17/2013

Last night, The Girls Water Polo team beat Naperville Central 15-6 to advance to the IHSA state tournament Semi-final against Mother McAuley. Becky Insalaco scored 6 goals in the win and Tammy Stelnicki added 4. Goalie Jenny Stelnicki made 16 saves in the net. The Pack will play McAuley at 10:15 am on Saturday morning at Stevenson High School. The winner will advance to the state championship game.

Boys Tennis Wins Chicago Catholic League Title
5/14/2013

Congratulations to the St. Ignatius Boys Tennis Team! For the first time since 1991, the Boys Team captured the Chicago Catholic League Conference title. The team's number one singles, number one doubles and number two doubles all placed first. Last year, under Susan Markvart's coaching, the Boys Tennis Team won the IHSA Sectional title for the second time in its history and four of its players advanced to State, but the Conference title narrowly eluded them (making Friday's victory especially sweet). This Friday and Saturday, May 17-18, St. Ignatius will host the Sectional Championship as the favorite.

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Girls Water Polo Wins IHSA Chicago Sectional Cchampionship
5/13/2013

On Saturday, the Girls Water Polo team won the 2013 IHSA Chicago sectional championship by beating Lane Tech 14-7. Also, four members of the Wolfpack received MCAC All-Conference recognition: juniors Tammy Stelnicki and Becca Martinez and freshman Jenny Stelnicki. Senior Becky Insalaco was named Catholic League player of the year.

Boys Track Win Chicago Catholic League
5/13/2013
Boys Track Win Chicago Catholic League

Boys track: has not been Chicago Catholic League champion for 22 years. But on Saturday the Wolfpack scored 139 points to defeat second place Providence, which scored 90—and 11 other CCL schools. All-conference honors went to Chris Hawkins, Chris Korabik, Sean Stevens, Conner Hatzopoulos, Taylor Dugas, Andrew Musur, and Jack Keelan. The Wofpack scored points in 16 of 18 events, winning five. Keelan, who won both the 800 and 1600, was selected as Lawless conference athlete of the year.
 
 
Girls Track Heads to State Finals
5/10/2013

The Girls Track team won its second consecutive Sectional title on Thursday by scoring 171 points, well ahead of the 2nd place team (103 pts) and the rest of the field. The Wolfpack had 12 individual state qualifiers and two relay state qualifiers. Congratulations and good luck at next weekend's State Finals.

Captain Charles D. Connor, US Navy (Ret.) '68 Honored by Blackhawks
5/9/2013
Captain Charles D. Connor, US Navy (Ret.) '68 (far left) was honored by the Chicago Blackhawks during the center ice national anthem singing as the Blackhawks began the first series of their Stanley Cup quest at United Center on April 30. He began following the Blackhawks during his time at SI when he was an Andy Frain usher at the old Chicago Stadium.

Caroline Coughlan ‘14 Wins Frederick Douglas & Susan B. Anthony Award
5/9/2013

The University of Rochester recently named Caroline Coughlan as the winner of the Frederick Douglas & Susan B. Anthony Award. It is named in honor of two of Rochester’s most significant pioneers of social justice. It recognizes Caroline’s commitment to understanding and addressing difficult social issues. Congrats to Caroline on this wonderful achievement. She can be seen below with Dr. Catherine Karl and social studies teacher, Marty Kelley.

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National Winners in the National French Contest 2013
5/8/2013

Congratulations to the following students who have achieved national top 10 rankings in the National French Contest (Grand Concours) 2013:

French 1:
5th: Claudia Sierra, Alexandra Dobrov
7th: Eriq Lucero, Gabriella Manzari, Isabella Lorenz
8th: Julia Downey, Breanna Marcelin
9th: Diana Fernandez, Jesus Juarez, Morgane Tatchoum, Harrison Dewitt
10th: Natalie Tapia, Victoria Nieto, Ashley Sablich

French 2:
2nd: Daniela Pasturczak
4th: Emilia Esquivel, Mona Kharoofa
5th: Cayley Krkljes, Helen Roach
7th: Genevieve Lotus, Marianna Bojkewycz, Olivia Gaweda, Quinn Abbate, Rowan O’Scannlain, Sophie Kofoid
8th: Caitlin McCauley, Isabel Irvine, Jasmin Roman, Joshua Barber, Mackenzie Krage, Michael Gupta, Stephanie Gonzalez, Lili Gurry
9th: Randy Martinez, Richard Thompson
10th: Meghan Pintozzi

French 3:
9th: Jack Mahon
10th: Ikpindi Nabine

French 4:
6th: Kent Hutchison, Lucy Capone
7th: William Martinson

Tapia '16 Selected to Illinois Elite Camp for Swimming, Trains with Olympian Franklin
5/6/2013

Natalie Tapia ’16 was selected to the 14&Under Illinois Elite Camp this spring.  She got to travel to the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado to train and work with several of the Olympic swimmers and coaches.  While there Natalie had the opportunity to train with four-time Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin (picture).  During her freshman year at Ignatius, Natalie was a 4 time state qualifier and was a two-time All-American.

Mateo ’13 Wins 4th Gold Medal in Latin Exam
5/3/2013

This year, senior Samantha Mateo, won her 4th gold medal in recognition of their outstanding achievement on the National Latin Exam. She has now won a medal in each of her four years at Saint Ignatius College Prep. Samantha won a copy of the Maureen O’Donnell Oxford Classical Dictionary for her efforts.

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St. Francis Xavier Parish Seeks Youth Minister
5/3/2013

CLICK HERE to read the full job description.

Karnatz ’13 Signs Track & Field Letter of Intent to Notre Dame
5/3/2013

Congratulations to senior Madlen Karnatz for her commitment to compete in Track & Field at the University of Notre Dame.  Madlen earned All-State honors in the hurdles at the 2012 IHSA State Track Finals, owns three Frosh-Soph school records and three Varsity school records, and led the team to the Sectional title in 2012.  She has won all hurdle races (the 55m Hurdles, 100m Hurdles and 300m Hurdles) at the indoor and outdoor conference championships since freshman year and also won the indoor GCAC High Jump title in March.  Madlen is looking forward to a great post-season this year and is excited about continuing her track career at Notre Dame. She can be seen below with her parents and Coach Erin Luby.

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5 Students Win Writing Contest
4/29/2013

Congrats to the students who won cash prizes for their writing samples in the Saint Ignatius writing contest. The contest is sponsored through the Tony D’Souza and Mary Paulson Hawes Endowments. The students are: Amanda Murphy ‘16, Isaac Wink ‘15, Madeleine O’Keefe 14, Raven Noble ’13 and not pictured - Emily Burke. Then can be seen below with English teachers Elaine Mueller and Elizabeth Wagenschutz.

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Ivan ’13 and Tomas ’13 Dilnyy Receive HEAR Foundation Scholarships
4/29/2013

Congrats to Ivan and Thomas on being selected a HEAR Scholar. The HEAR Scholarship program began in 2010 with the goal of helping college-bound students with financial need who had demonstrated a commitment to their schools and communities. Their scholarship recipients have gone on to Marquette, Loyola University Chicago, Northeastern University Chicago, and Northeastern University Boston. So far $100,000 in scholarships has been awarded to students in the Chicagoland-area. Ivan (left) and Thomas (right) can be seen below with Ray Pollina from the HEAR Foundation.

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Fr. Caruso Appears on EWTN Radio Show
4/26/2013

Fr. Caruso was a recent guest on the live EWTN Radio show At Home with Jim and Joy. The podcast for this show will be loaded very soon for listening online anytime or for downloading at: http://www.ewtn.com/vondemand/audio/seriessearchprog.asp?seriesID=6696&T1=at+home

Ignatius Band Leader, Don Rescigno, Leads His Final School Concert 5.5.13
4/24/2013

Please join us on Sunday, May 5, 2013 for the Concert Band Spring Concert. The event will take place at school starting at 3:00 p.m. This concert will be Mr. Don Rescigno’s final one at Saint Ignatius— a career that has spanned over 40 years. Mr. Rescigno has made a lasting impact on the lives of so many of his students and this final concert will sure to be a fitting tribute to him and the scores of students he has taught. If you are unable to attend the concert, please know that Mr. Rescigno will also be leading the band for a final playing of the National Anthem before the Cubs game on May 17 at Wrigley Field. 

Emily Beltran '13 Selected for International Science Institute
4/24/2013

Emily Beltran '13 will be attending the 45th annual Dr. Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel this summer. She was one of 19 students chosen to represent the United States and there are 70 participants in the program all together. Emily will be studying and working on science research projects for three weeks at the institute and then working at a field school in the Judean Desert for the last week.

Denenberg '09 to Represent U.S. at Maccabiah Games this Summer
4/22/2013

Nicole Denenberg '09, a senior at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, has been selected to play for the United States women's soccer team at the 2013 World Maccabiah Games. Denenberg earned a spot on the team after a series of tryouts and will represent the U.S. at the 19th World Maccabiah Games July 17-30 in Jerusalem, Israel.

 

The Maccabiah Games are the world's largest Jewish competition and sometimes referred to as the “Jewish Olympics."  The Games are the third largest sporting event in the world with over 7,000 athletes competing and are held in Israel the year following the Olympic Games.

 

Denenberg helped Illinois reach its fifth Big Ten Tournament Championship game and advance to the second round in its 11th NCAA Tournament appearance during the 2012 season. She was an Academic All-Big Ten selection and scored two goals during the year. Her first goal came in the 3-1 win over Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and she also scored the game-tying goal in a 1-1 draw at Purdue.

 

For more information on the U.S. women's soccer team at the 19th Maccabiah Games, visit the homepage HERE.

Ignatius Welcomes Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
4/22/2013

Saint Ignatius recently welcomed the Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater which is in residence at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago. The dancers included: Sara Samuels, Principal Dancer, Julia Hinojosa, Evelyn Sanchez, Israel Sanchez, Juan Castellon, Company Dancers with Guest musicians Patricia Ortega, Flamenco Singer and David Chiriboga, Flamenco guitarist.

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Jane Delaney Accepted to 2013 ASNE Reynolds Journalism Institute as a Fellow
4/22/2013

Congratulations to Saint Ignatius English teacher, Jane Delaney, on her acceptance into the 2013 ASNE Reynolds Journalism Institute as a Fellow at Kent State University. The program will take place for two weeks in July with all expenses paid. 

Saint Ignatius Uncovered - Misconception #9
4/19/2013

There are many misconceptions about the financial realities of operating Saint Ignatius College Prep. Here’s the ninth installment in our list of the top 10 misconceptions.

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Wagenschutz Selected to Judge for Columbia Scholastic Press
4/19/2013

Saint Ignatius English teacher, Elizabeth Wagenschutz, was recently selected to be a judge for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. This is one of the premiere literary magazine and school publication ratings organizations. Congratulations to Elizabeth on this wonderful honor. 

Ferrer '13 Wins President's Volunteer Service Award
4/18/2013

Jessica Ferrer '13 was just awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award at the Field Museum for over 100 hours of service. She was given the award at the Field Museum's Volunteer Recognition Ceremony and Reception on April 17, 2013. Congrats to Jessica!

Model UN Performs Well at Northwestern Conference
4/18/2013

Congratulations to the Saint Ignatius Model UN team for their excellent performance at the Northwestern Conference. Senior Mike Parilla earned his 6th first place gavel! Outstanding Delegate award winners were Charlie Helding, Lauren McGowan and Kelsey Grant. Honorable mentions went to Colin Downey, Mike Duncan, Becca Cunningham, Isaac Wink and Michael Milito.

Note from Fr. Caruso in Mater Eucharistiae
4/17/2013

Below is the recent note Fr. Caruso had in Mater Eucharistiae, the publication of the Domincan Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist.

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100th Anniversary of the Chicago Catholic League Dinner
4/15/2013

Dear Friend of the Catholic League:

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Chicago Catholic League - the oldest high school athletic conference still in existence in the United States.  I am sure you are proud of your association with our great conference-regardless of your role as a coach, educator, athlete, student or supporter.  I would like to invite you and your family to attend the centennial dinner celebration. 

Saint Ignatius College Prep was one of eight parochial schools that met at the Great Northern Hotel (demolished in 1992) in downtown Chicago on October 3, 1912 to establish the Chicago Catholic League. To commemorate this historic event, a dinner will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at the Drury Lane in Oak Brook, Illinois (in lieu of the annual Hall of Fame induction dinner).  Particulars for the evening include:  


6:00 p.m.

Cocktails
7:15 p.m. Welcome and Dinner
8:30 p.m. Program
9:30-10:30 p.m. Social (Open Bar)
10:30 p.m. - ?? Cash Bar
Dress Business Attire

Jim Prunty - Athletic Director
Sincerely,

to purchase tickets. We hope you will be able to join us! jim.prunty@ignatius.orgI realize May is a busy time of the year; however, this is a chance to celebrate the role our school played in helping to found the Catholic League.  Tickets are $65 each or $600 for a table of ten.  Please contact me at 312-432-8355 or

Rev. L. Scott Donahue, President of Mercy Homes, Awarded 2013 Dei Gloriam Award
4/15/2013

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Restko '09 Raising Money for St. Baldrick's Foundation
4/15/2013

Amy Restko '09 will be shaving her head this month for St. Baldrick's Foundation in solidarity with those who have fought and are fighting cancer. The funds raised will go towards childhood cancer research.

Her goal is to raise $4,000. Follow the link below and click on "Make a donation".

>http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/amyrestko

Saint Ignatius - In Focus TV Video Ready for Airing
4/15/2013

Back in November, the film crew from the Public TV program, In Focus with Martin Sheen, visited Saint Ignatius to film interviews and campus shots for the Public Television program. That video segment has now been completed and can be seen on the school’s YouTube channel by CLICKING HERE.
 
In the video, Saint Ignatius shows how students at Catholic college prep schools are enriched beyond the content of their curriculum to live spiritual and faith filled lives inspired by the Gospel. The short film includes interviews with faculty, staff, and students and captures shots of the campus. These “short form” editorial videos are often used to bridge the gap between longer Public Television programs. They air independently as stand-alone segments on individual Public TV stations.

The airings of the Saint Ignatius College Prep segment will be taking place in select cities during peak and prime time on various cable networks from April 15 to April 30. Additionally, we anticipate the Saint Ignatius story being distributed to Public Television affiliates the week of April 22.  The exact dates and times of the airings are at the discretion of the network programmers and affiliate stations.

Saint Ignatius Uncovered - Misconception #8
4/12/2013

There are many misconceptions about the financial realities of operating Saint Ignatius College Prep. Here’s the eighth installment in our list of the top 10 misconceptions.

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Bulman Receives Rising Star Teacher Award
4/11/2013

Math Teacher Sandie Bulman was awarded the Rising Star Teacher award by the Chicago area Chicago Mathematics Teacher Association at a dinner held last night at Nazareth High School.  She can be seen here with her medal and the rest of the SICP Math department.

Jennifer Przybylo ‘03 Writes New Book
4/10/2013

Jennifer Przybylo ‘03 has co-authored a new book titled Do Good Well. It offers a comprehensive and readily adaptable guide to social innovation that not only captures the entrepreneurial and creative spirit of our time, but also harnesses the insights, wisdom, and down-to-earth experience of today's most accomplished young leaders. See more at: http://www.amazon.com/Do-Good-Well-Leadership-Innovation/dp/1118382943.

Girls Water Polo Earns Tie in Weekend Tournament
4/8/2013

The Girls water polo team beat Stevenson, McAuley and Florida's St. Thomas Aquinas to advance to the championship game of the Fenwick tournament on Saturday night. The Girls tied Fenwick 6-6 in the title game and split the championship with the Friars. CLICK HERE for more coverage from the Chicago Sun-Times.

Social Studies Teacher, Diane Haleas Hines, Wins Prestigious Singer Priz
4/5/2013

Saint Ignatius College Prep is pleased to announce that Social Studies teacher, Diane Haleas Hines, has recently won the Singer Family Prize from the University of Rochester.  All senior students at the University have the opportunity to recognize and honor a high school teacher who significantly influenced them.  Diane Haleas Hines was nominated by Jiore Craig, who graduated from Saint Ignatius in 2009.
 
The annual Singer Family Prize is giving for excellence in secondary school teaching.  Diane was one of twelve finalists for this Prize, all of them excellent teachers deserving of recognition.  Diane stood out among this select group and is one of the four teachers who will be recognized this year at an awards ceremony at the University in May.  The Singer Prize comes with a cash award for both Diane and Saint Ignatius College Prep.
 
When asked about the award, Diane, said, “I am very honored and humbled by this award.  It means a great deal to me that one of my students, Jiore Craig'09, would nominate me.  I am so thrilled that she was inspired by her participation in Saint Ignatius Model UN and her study of international relations, government, and politics in my AP Comparative Politics class.  As a result of her exceptional work in her social studies classes at Saint Ignatius, Jiore was selected as the recipient of the Rochester University Social Studies Award and Scholarship.  While at the University, Jiore has pursued studies in international relations, worked for a semester at the European Union Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, and has been an award-winning member of the Mock Trial team.” 

Saint Ignatius Uncovered - Misconception #7
4/5/2013

There are many misconceptions about the financial realities of operating Saint Ignatius College Prep. Here’s the seventh installment in our list of the top 10 misconceptions.

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Business Society Inaugural Networking Event - 4.23.13
4/3/2013

Saint Ignatius College Prep would like to welcome you to a networking and speaking event on Tuesday, April 23rd in the Brunswick Room at Saint Ignatius.

6 PM Drinks and Hors d’oeurves
7 PM Presentation from alumnus Chunka Mui ‘80
                                                           
Chunka Mui '80 will preview research from his current book project, a Kindle Single book entitled, "Driverless Cars: Trillions Are Up for Grabs."  He'll talk about the race between automakers and Google to build self-driving cars and how those cars will disrupt the industries that share in the trillions of dollars of car-related revenue spent annually in the US.  (Car dealers and insurance agents, in particular, should come prepared for some gloomy talk.)

The yearly Business Luncheon has brought together a great group of Ignatians for the past two years.  To grow our network amongst alumni, parents, and friends, Business Society chairman Tom Egan ’79 and the rest of the leadership team look forward to this inaugural networking event in April.

To register for this free event, CLICK HERE.

 

Saint Ignatius Uncovered - Misconception #6
4/1/2013

Here's our next installment in the Top 10 Misconceptions about finances at SICP.

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Jack Keelan '13 Featured in Sun-Times for Cross Country
4/1/2013

Click below to read the recent Sun-Times article about Jack's cross country career.

http://seasonpass.suntimes.com/news_article/show/242719?referrer_id=599124

New Video - Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist Coming to SICP
3/27/2013

The Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist, have decided to establish a new mission in the Archdiocese of Chicago and they are going to make two Sisters available to work at Saint Ignatius. Cardinal George has been very eager to ...have the sisters come to the Archdiocese and our Jesuit Provincial, Fr. Timothy Kesicki, SJ, is very enthusiastic about their willingness to serve at Saint Ignatius. We hope you will join us in welcoming this dynamic group of sisters. Click below to watch a video they produced about their first learning of the election of Pope Francis.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GScyqXchS6c&feature=player_embedded

SICP Uncovered - Misconception #5
3/22/2013

Here's our next installment in the Top 10 Misconceptions about finances at SICP.

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Karina Fabian '13 Named Top Violinist
3/20/2013

Karina Fabian '13 is a top violinist with Merit School of Music Suzuki-Alegre Strings Ensemble. Karina was recently selected from more than 200 students citywide, who train with Merit’s Suzuki-Alegre Strings program, to participate in the 16th Suzuki Method World Convention this month in Matsumoto, Japan. Karina and her 17 fellow violin and cello players depart soon for this world-renowned event. Please join us in congratulating Katrina.

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Fernandez '12 and Fleming ’10 Win Water Polo Honors
3/19/2013

Stephanie Fernandez '12 was recently named the Southern Division Rookie of the Week for water polo. Stephanie was last year's team captain and SICP’s first athlete to be on a team that finished in 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the state during her tim...e at the school. See more at: http://www.collegiatewaterpolo.com/varsity/news/2012-13/031413SouthROW

Sarah Fleming ’10 claims the February 11 Midwest Division Player of the Week for water polo. Sarah was the goalie of the 2012 SICP state runner-up team. Read more at:
http://www.collegiatewaterpolo.org/news/2012-13/021313MidwestPOW. Both girls were teammates at SICP in 2010.

Bereavement of John Tracy - Former Dean of Students
3/18/2013

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John Brian Tracy Jr. was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois on January 22, 1946, to the late John Brian Tracy and Elizabeth (Dean) Tracy.

John attended Brother Rice High School, graduating in 1964.  While at Brother Rice he competed in every varsity basketball game during his four years, earning All-Catholic League as a junior and senior, and also All-State honors.  He is the school’s third leading scorer.  He attended the University of Notre Dame on an athletic scholarship, graduating in 1968.  At Notre Dame he earned the basketball varsity letter, and during his senior year he also served as a student assistant coach.  In 1968, John came to Marquette Catholic High School, Michigan City to serve as head basketball coach, where his teams won four conference titles and four tournament titles.  He was also awarded “Area Coach of the Year” on four separate occasions.  John then returned home to Chicago to serve as assistant basketball coach under former Notre Dame coach Gene Sullivan at Loyola University from 1988-1989.  In 1991 he became the Dean of Students and head basketball coach at Chicago’s Saint Ignatius College Prep. Under his direction, the Wolfpack basketball program won one North Sectional title, one York Tournament title, and, in 2000, captured SICP’s first Catholic League title in 42 years. One highlight of John’s coaching career was the school’s first and only Illinois Sweet Sixteen appearance.  From 2009-2011 John was a television and radio color analyst for the Loyola University Ramblers.   In 2011, he was inducted into the inaugural class of Brother Rice’s Circle of Champions, and in 2012, John was inducted into the Chicago Catholic League’s Hall of Fame.

John is survived by his children John Tracy III (Cheri), Mill Creek, IN, Kristine Tracy Lewis (Matthew), Carmel, IN, and stepdaughter Lauren Laramore, Wallingford, CT;  grandchildren Quentin Tracy, MacKinnon Tracy, Alexander Tracy, Holly Tracy, Elizabeth Lewis, Ted Lewis, and Ben Lewis; mother of his children, Mary Laramore; brothers James Tracy (Deborah), Pleasanton, CA, Timothy Tracy (Anita), Ft. Thomas, KY,  and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  He is loved by many and will be missed by us all. John was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Thomas Tracy.

Visitation on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Saint Ignatius College Prep (Tully Hall), 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608 at 10:30 a.m., will precede the Funeral Mass at neighboring Holy Family Church at 12:30 p.m.  A reception in Tully Hall will follow the Mass.

The family would like to express a special thanks to the St. Anthony Hospice staff, Donna Suida RN and Pat Sandberg for the loving care of our Dad.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Marquette Foundation-John Tracy Award, 306 West 10th Street, Michigan City, Indiana 46360, or Brother Rice High School, 10001 S. Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60655, or Saint Ignatius College Prep, 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608.

To sign the guestbook please visit www.otthaverstock.com and then select John Tracy from the list on the right-hand side of the webpage.

 

Here's our next installment in the Top 10 Misconceptions about finances at SICP.
3/15/2013

New Video - Fr. Caruso Speaks About the First Jesuit Pope
3/14/2013

Click below to watch Fr. Michael Caruso, SJ on the 3/14 broadcast of "Good Day Chicago" as he discusses the first-ever Jesuit Pope.

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/video?clipId=8622959&autostart=true

Thanks for Supporting Gloriam 2013 - See More Ways to Make a Difference
3/12/2013

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BUY AN iPad! There is still time to support a student in the Tuition Assistance Program through the purchase of an iPad. Please CLICK HEREto order online.                                            

CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from Gloriam 2013.

Watch the inspiring video featured at Gloriam by CLICKING HERE.

 

Fr. Patrick Fairbanks, S.J. Named Next Pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church in Cincinnati
3/12/2013

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. www.stxchurch.orgFr. Fairbanks currently serves as Chaplain within the Formation and Ministry office at Saint Ignatius. Working at  Saint Ignatius was Fr. Fairbank’s first assignment after his ordination in August of 2000. He remained working at the school until May 2005. After a year of tertianship, Fr. Fairbanks served as Vocations Director for the Jesuit’s Chicago-Detroit Province from 2006 to 2012. After several months away, Fr. Fairbanks then returned to SICP in January 2013. On July 1, 2013, he will begin a 6-year term as pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church in Cincinnati. This is an assignment approved by the Jesuit’s Chicago-Detroit Province Office and in cooperation with the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Fr. Fairbanks new parish is the original parish from where St. Xavier High School and Xavier University sprang forth. Fr. Fairbanks said, “Ever since my first Mass here in the Cuneo Chapel, I have made many close ad holy relationships among the adults and students here at Saint Ignatius. Since every Jesuit is apostolic, I move on with the grace of God.” Find out more at

NEW VIDEO - Fr. Caruso, SJ Talks About the Conclave on Fox News
3/12/2013

Click below to see Fr. Caruso's segment from the 3/12 Fox News broadcast of "Good Day Chicago" talking about the Conclave.

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/video?clipId=8600748&autostart=true

NEW VIDEO - Thank You for Supporting Gloriam 2013!
3/12/2013

Over 800 current and past parents, alums, and friends of the school turned out on March 9 to raise funds for Saint Ignatius College Prep. Your generosity helped raise money for the Tuition Assistance Program--helping qualified students attend Saint Ignatius regardless of family income.

Your support will put iPads in the hands of students in need as Saint Ignatius prepares to roll out this technology to all students next year. The efforts of this year's Gloriam will also go towards much needed improvements to the infrastructure of the school's entryway.

I am grateful for your continued support of our school and its mission.
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,

Fr. Michael Caruso, SJ

P.S. Many inquired the evening of Gloriam if once again I would be offering the "Christmas Eve  with Fr. Caruso, SJ" auction item that was available at last year's Gloriam. After prayerful consideration, the school is delighted to announce this item is again open for bidding. We will accept bids until 3:00 p.m. on March 20, 2013. If you would like to bid, please email
ryan.bergin@ignatius.org with the word "Christmas" in the subject line. Please include your name and the amount of your bid.

                                         CHRISTMAS EVE WITH FR. CARUSO, SJ
 This auction item includes Fr. Caruso, SJ leading a Christmas liturgy in your family's home on Christmas eve. After prayer, it is time to mangia and, like any good Italian, Father won't come empty-handed when he arrives at your home with the finest assortment of Italian hors d'oeuvres. Father will also bring his very own limoncello, a recipe passed on to him by Sr. Rita. Finally, Father Caruso will bring his homemade cannolis to your Christmas Eve celebration. Value: Priceless.
                                           
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from Gloriam 2013.

Watch the inspiring video featured at Gloriam by CLICKING HERE.
     

SICP Model UN Wins First at Berkeley Conference
3/11/2013

The Saint Ignatius Model United Nations team traveled to San Francisco to compete in the prestigious Berkeley Model UN Conference March 7-10, winning First Place "Best Club" out of over 100 schools for the second year in a row.  In addition to the overall club award, the following team members won individual committee awards.

Best Delegation:  Kent Hutchison and Thomas Trezek

Outstanding Delegations:  Michael Parilla, Colin Downey, Tyler Christian, Katie Loftus, and Lauren McGowan

Commendations:  Rachel O'Grady, Max Jakubowski, Franco Reda, Charles Foster, John Paul Simon, and Max Rosner

Research Awards:  Kent Hutchison, Thomas Trezek, Rachel O'Grady, Lukas Ambraziejus, Patrick Manglano, Charles Foster, and John Paul Simon.

Other members of the winning team:  Seniors:  Angel O'Donnell, Jay Hartman, Tom Boyle, Emily tenuta, Claiborne Lord, and Tim Hatzopoulos.

Juniors:  Antonio Gutierrez, Breanna Miller, Barbara Taylor, and Grace Curtin.

Sophomores:  Rebecca Cunningham, Becky Warner, Lyra Tali, Chris Kreid, and Brendan Stelmach.

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SICP Uncovered - Misconception #3
3/8/2013

Here's our next installment in the Top 10 Misconceptions about finances at SICP.

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Model UN Wins 22 Individual Awards in Boston
3/4/2013

The Saint Ignatius Model United Nations team(SIMUN) enjoyed great success at the Boston Invitational Model UN Conference February 21-24.  The team won 22 individual awards and was recognized as among the top 5 teams out of 70 competing. In addition, several SIMUN alums attending Boston College, Harvard, and MIT joined the team for the traditional Saturday night team dinner. (Braeden Lord, Johnny Cox, Billy Fitzsimmons, Jack McGrath, Ben Oleniczak, Joel Cunningham, Jenna McGugan, Anna and Luke Fieweger).

Award winners:
Best Delegates: Michael Parilla and Charlie Helding Outstanding Delegates: Mike Duncan, Rebecca Cunningham, Max Rosner, and Michael Belica Honorable Mention Delegates: Lauren Hand, Henry Rigsbee, Isaac Wink, Becky Warner, and Denzel Bibbs Verbal Commendations: Rachel O'Grady, Kent Hutchison, Charles Foster, Kelsey Grant, Brian Forcier, and Anne-Marie Downey Best Position Paper Awards: Paul Witry, Ian Klatzco, Clare Egan, and Lisa Kohlndorfer. Here's the group outside Fenway Park:

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SICP Uncovered - Misconception #2
3/1/2013

There are many misconceptions about the financial realities of operating Saint Ignatius College Prep. Here’s the second installment in our list of the top 10 misconceptions.

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March Alumni E-news Available
3/1/2013

CLICK HERE to read this month's alumni enews. Enjoy!

NEW VIDEO - SICP Faculty/Students in News Segment on Retiring Pope
3/1/2013

Please click the link below to watch the NBC 5 news segment on the retirement of Pope Benedict. Fr. Caruso, religion teacher Chuck Thompson, and students are featured in the video.  

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Pope-Benedict-XVI-Last-Day-As-Pontiff-193806791.html

Boys Track Wins Jesuit Invite
2/27/2013

The Wolfpack boys track team traveled to Washington, DC, on Friday, February 22 to compete in the Georgetown Preparatory Schools’ Jesuit Invite indoor track meet against the home team and Gonzaga from the DC area, three teams from New York city (Fordham Prep, Xavier, and Regis), and Loyola-Blakefield from Baltimore.  Saint Ignatius triumphed with a comeback win, 101.5 to 97 for Fordham Prep, after falling behind 71 to 10 after five events.  Senior co-captain Jack Keelan, who recently signed a letter of intent to run at Stanford next year, won the 1600-meter-run (4 minutes and 25.05 seconds) and the 3200 (9:11.48).  Junior Chris Hawkins finished second in the 55-meter-hurdles (7.97 seconds), second in the triple jump (41 feet and 8 inches), and third in the long jump (19-10.5).  The trip came at the invitation—and the generosity—of DC-area resident Ray Mayer, Ignatius 1951, who covered the costs with a generous gift.  Mayer attended the meet with former Ignatius classmates Paul O’Shea and Tom Coyne.  “We promised Ray Mayer a win,” said Ignatius coach Ed Ernst. “We just added a little bit of suspense for him when we started the meet a little bit slowly.”

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NEW VIDEO - Fr. Caruso on Fox News Discussing Selection of New Pope
2/26/2013

Fr. Caruso was on Fox News this morning discussing the selection of the new Pope. Watch the video at: http://www.myfoxchicago.com/video?clipId=8491635&autostart=true

Join Fr. Caruso, SJ in Sicily October 2013!
2/26/2013

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SICP Uncovered - Misconception #1
2/22/2013

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We'll be posting a new misconception every Friday so be sure to check back.

 

John Tracy Honored Before SICP v. Brother Rice Game
2/20/2013

The folks over at High School Cube sent along a convenient highlight clip from the recent boys basketball game between Brother Rice and Saint Ignatius.  Before the game, there was a brief moment to honor John Tracy as he watched on his iPad in Michigan City.  Jim Casey, the alumni director at Brother Rice, and Sean O'Connor, the Assistant Dean at Saint Ignatius, worked on getting this ceremony together. Thanks to everyone involved. 
 
Here is the link: http://www.highschoolcube.com/highlight/1964-brother-rice-graduate-joh-54876

Keelan ’13 and Beltran ’13 Make IHSA All-State Academic
2/20/2013

Congrats to Jack Keelan ’13 and Emily Beltran ’13 who made the IHSA All-State Academic Team. More at: http://tinyurl.com/b3n2mty

Kampe '13 & Medina '13 Sign Letter of Intent for Soccer
2/19/2013

Sean Kampe recently signed to play soccer at St. Francis in Indiana. He can be seen below with his parents, coach Luzzi and the St. Francis head coach.

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Brandon Medina just signed to play soccer at Northwestern University. He can bee seen below with his parents, Fr. Caruso, S.J., Coach Luzzi and Athletics Director, Jim Prunty.

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Students Become "Enlightened" Thinkers
2/19/2013

World History students recently dressed up as Enlightened thinkers such as Locke and Voltaire in order to present their thoughts in Miss Paluch's "salon". The students are (left to right) Oliver Carr, Tyler Biermann and Augie Buzby. 

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Medina '13 Named Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year - Soccer
2/19/2013

Congrats to Brandon Medina '13 on being named the Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year for soccer. More at: http://www.usatodayhss.com/article/illinois-boys-soccer-poy-brandon-medina

Boys Swimming/Diving Wins 11th Consecutive IHSA Sectional
2/18/2013

The boys swimming and diving team captured their 11th consecutive IHSA sectional championship over the weekend.  For the first time in many years the Wolfpack went into the meet as underdogs and they responded to the challenge qualifying 17 performances to the IHSA state meet and setting 8 new school records.  John Murphy started off the meet with a new school and meet record in winning the 1 Meter diving to advance to state for the 4th year in a row.  The 200 medley team of Duncan Martinson, Kevin Walsh, Jesus Juarez and Billy Barth finished 2nd, but made the state time.  James Haney and Reilly Shields had a 1-2 finish in both the 200 free and 500 free.  Juarez took first in the 200 IM to advance to state and Gunnar Glaab finished 3rd.  Billy Barth advanced to state in the 50 free with a runner up performance that broke a 10 year old school record while Walsh was 6th.  Juarez qualified again for state in the 100 fly and Tom Dowling took 6th.  Barth and Martinson finished 2nd and 3rd in the 100 free both eclipsing the state standard.  The 200 free relay of Shields, Walsh, Jeremy Knapp and Haney finished second.  Martinson took first in the 100 back to complete a 1-2 sweep for the Pack with Knapp.  Walsh finished 2nd in the 100 breast to go with Knapp’s 5th place performance.  The foursome of Martinson, Juarez, Haney and Barth then closed out the meet with a win to capture the team title.
 
State Qualifiers
Billy Barth – 200 medley relay, 50 free, 100 free, 400 free relay
James Haney – 200 free, 500 free, 400 free relay
Jesus Juarez – 200 medley relay, 200 IM, 100 fly, 400 free relay
Duncan Martinson – 200 medley relay, 100 free, 100 back, 400 free relay
Reilly Shields – 400 free relay
Kevin Walsh – 200 medley relay
 
State Alternates – Gunnar Glaab, Jeremy Knapp, Tom Dowling
 
New Team Records
Billy Barth – Varsity 50 free / Fr So 50 free / Fr So 100 free
James Haney – Varsity 200 free / Varsity 500 free
John Murphy – Varsity 1 Meter 11 dives
Jesus Juarez – Fr So 100 fly
Reilly Shields – Fr So 500 free

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Finalists Named in 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program
2/18/2013

The National Merit Program has now determined which of the 16,000 Semifinalists named in 2012 have met all requirements to advance to Finalist standing in the competition. All Finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarships to be offered in 2013. Each of the following students received a Certificate of Merit and is now in the running to receive a Merit Scholarship this spring. Congratulations to: John Browne, Jared Deveau, Duncan Gammie, Sean Goebelbecker, Anne Hamilton, Charles Helding, Daniel Klein, and Sara Winfrey.  

Fr. James Arimond, S.J. Named Alumni Chaplain
2/18/2013

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Girls Basketball Wins IHSA Regional Championship
2/15/2013

Congratulations to the Wolfpack girl's basketball team who won the IHSA Regional championship 59-55 against Fenwick!! The Wolfpack will now play at Trinity on Tuesday, 2/19 @ 7:30pm. Come out and support the Wolfpack!!!

Another SIMUN Victory!
2/4/2013

The Saint Ignatius Model United Nations team co-hosted SILTMUN III with Lyons Township High School on Saturday, February 2nd at LT. The conference was led by SIMUN Executive Board member and  Co-Secretary General Kent Hutchison.  Representing SIMUN as committee chairs and political officers were Lisa Kohlndorfer, John Paul Simon, Barbara Taylor, Mike Duncan, Pat Manning, Lukas Ambraziejus, Becca Cunningham, Brian Forcier, Isaac Wink, Clare Egan, and Brian Hofmann.

The SIMUN team swept the conference, winning awards in every committee and taking home the coveted "Best Delegation" team award.

Individual Committee Award winners:

Best Delegates: Lauren McGowan, Katie Loftus, Becky Warner, Mike Parilla, and Michael Milito.

Outstanding Delegates: Claire Reardon, Kylie Ruschenski., Christian Johns, John O'Neill, Charles Foster, Collin Andrews, Colin Downey, John Foot, Christopher Scott, Kelsey Grant, and Mike Belica

Honorable Delegates: Jack Whalen, Vaishnavi Paudel, Damian Richardson, Maura Caruso, Nicholas Sanchez-Plesha, Michael Payne, Joshua Steinfels-Saenz, Henry Rigsbee, Tom Trezek, Angel O'Donnell, Patrick Holland, Jack Mignin, Richard Podkowski, Anne-Marie Downey, and Denzel Bibbs. 

Moore '88 Featured in Sun Times
2/4/2013

Torrence Moore '88 was recently featured in the Sun Times for his role in mentoring Chicago's youth.  In the piece, Moore reflects on the formative role his mentor had in his life and what he currently is doing now as a mentor for Chicago teens.  Click HERE to read this inspiring article.

February Alumni E-news Now Available
2/1/2013

CLICK HERE to read this month's issue. Enjoy!

Michael Shanahan '14 Featured in Sun-Times for Wrestling
2/1/2013

CLICK HERE to read the inspirational story from an orphanage in a remote area of Kazakhstan to being one of the top wrestlers in the state of Illinois. Saint Ignatius' Michael Shanahan has made quite the journey.

 

HALL OF FAME INDUCTION – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013
1/30/2013

This year, we will hold a private reception and  ceremony for the 2013 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees prior to the 7pm Boys’ Varsity Basketball game versus St. Joseph. This year’s inductees are: The Class of 1920 Football team (to be accepted by Paul Moroney ’57 & Athletic Director) Deceased Alumni: Mr. Richard L. Free (Dec'd) '40 (track) (Will be accepted by son, Richard Free, Jr. ’63) Alumni Mr. Michael C. Fountain '86 (track) Mrs. Meghan Gilhooly Burke '96 (track and field) Mr. Richard Gray ’93 (tennis) Mr. George W. Groble '53 (football) Hon. Russell W. Hartigan '64 (student athlete, coach, referee) Dr. Arturo T. Menchaca '71 (track and cross country) Mr. Malik T. Murray '92 (basketball) Ms. RaKina P. Payne '93 (tennis) 

Brianna Latko Named Next Principal of Saint Ignatius College Prep Chicago
1/30/2013

Chicago, IL – January 30, 2013

Rev. Michael Caruso, S.J., President of Saint Ignatius College Prep, is proud to announce that Brianna Latko has been selected as the 39th Principal of Saint Ignatius College Prep, effective summer of 2013.

Brianna Latko will come to Saint Ignatius from Jesuit High School in Sacramento, California, where she has served as Principal since 2009. Prior to that, Ms. Latko worked at Saint Ignatius College Prep in a number of different capacities, including: Assistant Principal for Academic Programs, 2007 – 2009; Assistant Principal for Student Services, 2003 – 2007; Director of Student Activities, 2002 – 2003; and Admissions, 2001 – 2002. Ms. Latko was also an English teacher at Saint Ignatius from 1998 to 2001 and an Assistant Swim Coach from 2000 to 2008.

Ms. Latko holds a Master of Education Degree from Loyola University Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Y.M.C.A. Camp MacLean in Burlington, Wisconsin.

Regarding the new appointment, Rev. Michael Caruso, S.J., said, “Ms. Latko brings a wealth of experience to Saint Ignatius in addition to her passion for Catholic and Jesuit education. I have great confidence in her abilities to lead our school community with a strong faith toward fulfilling our mission of educating outstanding leaders for the Church and society.”

When asked about becoming Principal at Saint Ignatius, Ms. Latko said, “Saint Ignatius College Prep is blessed with an abundance of talented and dedicated students and adults sharing their gifts for the greater glory of God. I am humbled and grateful to have the opportunity to return to Saint Ignatius and serve as its next Principal. Under many wonderful Jesuit and lay mentors, I learned what it means to be an educator in the Jesuit tradition at Saint Ignatius. It will be a privilege to take on my new responsibilities in the school community.”

Rev. David Suwalsky, S.J, the President of Jesuit High School in Sacramento, California, said, “Brianna is an exemplary principal whose professional talents and personal character has lifted up Jesuit High School these last four years. Although we’ll be saddened to see Brianna leave us, her journey to Saint Ignatius will serve all of us who believe so deeply in the value (and values) of Jesuit secondary education.”

The Chairs of the Principal Search Committee were English teacher, Megan Doherty, and Director of College Counseling, Kurt Schmidt. Additionally, Board member, Michelle Whitehead, and Fr. Michael Caruso, S.J. served on the Executive Committee of the Principal Search. Michelle Whitehead said, “Briana Latko will bring to Saint Ignatius College Prep not only her strong leadership skills and talents but also a deep love for the school. She is committed to Jesuit education and will enable young men and women to live lives of faith, love, service and leadership, hallmarks of the mission of the school.“

Megan Doherty, said, “I am very excited about Ms.Latko's return to Saint Ignatius. Her unique combination of humility and professionalism will make this transition an easy one for all constituents. She has a deep and genuine passion for Saint Ignatius. Ms. Latko is very excited to take on the challenges that will come with Strategic Initiatives, and her excitement will bring a great positive energy to the integration of the initiatives.”

Kurt Schmidt, said, “We welcome Ms. Latko back to the halls of Saint Ignatius College Prep as Principal during an exciting chapter of innovation and change in our history. She is the ideal candidate to lead that change with her balance of good judgment and humility, her professionalism, her ability to relate well with all constituents of the school and her passion not only for Jesuit secondary education as a whole, but in particular, Saint Ignatius College Prep. We are truly blessed to have Ms. Latko return to Chicago and our community.

I would also like to thank the whole Saint Ignatius community; from the Board of Trustees, to the Parent Organization, to the faculty, staff, administrators and students: that were all so open and welcoming to each of the candidates during their time on campus. All of you were integral in showcasing the mission of this fine institution and the people behind it. Thank you!“

Please join us in welcoming Brianna Latko as Principal of Saint Ignatius College Prep. For additional information please visit the school web site at www.ignatius.org.

MISSION STATEMENT: Saint Ignatius College Prep, a Jesuit Catholic school in the heart of Chicago, is a diverse community dedicated to educating young men and women for lives of faith, love, service and leadership. Through outstanding teaching and personal formation, the school challenges its talented student body to intellectual excellence, integrity, and life-long learning and growth. Inspired by the gospel of Jesus Christ, this community strives to use God's gifts to promote social justice for the greater glory of God.

 

 

SIMUN Shines at Columbia University
1/28/2013

The Saint Ignatius Model United Nations had another stellar
performance at the competitive and prestigious Columbia University
Model United Nations Conference in New York City over Martin Luther
King weekend.  Over 50 schools from around the country participated in
the conference.  The following SIMUN members won awards in their
committees:

First Place Best Delegate Awards:  Colin Downey, Charlie Helding, KentHutchison, and Michael Parilla

Honorable Mention Awards:  Michael Duncan, Lauren McGowan, Brian
Hofmann, and Barbara Taylor

Verbal Commendations:  Lukas Ambraziejus, Kelsey Grant, Franco Reda,
Charles Foster, and Max Rosner

The photo features the four Best Delegate Winners in the order listed above. 

Watch Fr. Caruso's Interview on EWTN Radio!
1/28/2013

You can now watch Fr. Caruso's January 23, 2013 interview on EWTN Radio about his book When the Sisters Said Farewell by clicking HERE.

Please Join Us for Our Two Musicals
1/25/2013

Freshman Choir and Orchestra presentsA Midsummer Night'sDreama musical based on the play by William Shakespeare
Saturday January 26, 2013 - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday January 27, 2013 - 3:00 p.m.
 
Next Weekend...
 
Sophomore's, Junior and Senior Choir and Orchestra Students - Bye Bye Birdie!
 
Friday Feb. 1st-  7:30 p.m.
Saturday Feb. 2nd  7:30 p.m.
 Sunday Feb.  3rd   3:00 p.m.
 
Tickets are $5/ $6 at door for Midsummer Night's Dream and $7/ $8 at door for - Bye Bye Birdie! 
 
Seating is reserved.  Please contact Kim.Pagels@ignatius.org for tickets.

Semester One Honor Roll Now Available
1/23/2013

Please click the links below to open PDFs of the semester one honor rolls.

Honor with Distinction

First Honors

Second Honors

 

 

Keelan ’13 Named Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year
1/21/2013

In its 28th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced Jack Keelan ’13 as its 2012-13 Gatorade Illinois Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. Keelan is the first Gatorade Illinois Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year to be chosen from Saint Ignatius College Prep.
 
The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the racecourse, distinguishes Keelan as Illinois’s best high school boys cross country runner.  Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year award to be announced in January, Keelan joins an elite alumni association of past state award winners in 12 sports.
 
The 5-foot-11 senior raced to the Class 3A individual state championship this past season with a time of 14:05. Keelan also won the Niles West Sectional, the Chicago Catholic Championships, the Pat Savage Invitational, the Connelly Polka Invitational, the First to the Finish Invitational and the ICOPS Invitational. He finished fifth at the Nike Cross Nationals Midwest Regional championships and was 26th nationally at the NXN Final.
 
Keelan has maintained a 3.86 GPA in the classroom. A mentor in his school, he has volunteered locally on behalf of a church soup kitchen and a child-care center.
 
“Jack faced severe disappointment as a junior when he failed to qualify for the state championships,” said Saint Ignatius coach Edward Ernst. “He showed tremendous character and grit overcoming that disappointment, and was a dominant runner this year. He’s been a leader for his teammates, and we’ll be a better team next year because of his example and the high bar that he has set.”

Mike Borkowski ’13 Raises Money for Children's Hospital
1/21/2013
Every year, Mike puts together a team to participate in Step Up For Kids. The event is an 81 floor climb up the Aon Building to raise money for the new Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's hospital. Mike has undergone two open heart surgeries at Children's and is extremely grateful for the excellent ongoing care provided by the entire Cardiology staff.  Over the past couple of years, Mike's team has been one the biggest fund raisers and also had one of the largest teams- including many of his Ignatius classmates. His team for the climb, "And the Beat goes On...!" is raising money to support the new Heart Center at the hospital. If you’d like to participate or contribute to Mike's team, visit:  http://foundation.luriechildrens.org/goto/thebeat. To make a donation, click the purple button, "Support the Beat Goes On..." and to join the team, click the orange "Join" button.
Fr. Caruso, SJ to Appear on Eternal World TV Network – 1.23.13
1/18/2013

Fr. Michael Caruso, SJ will talk with Fr. Mitch about the work that he is doing as President of Saint Ignatius College Prep. The live TV interview will look at how our Jesuit Catholic school in the heart of Chicago, is dedicated to educating young Catholic men and women for lives of faith, love, service and leadership. CLICK HERE to visit the Eternal World TV Network for more details and to watch the video interview on January 23, 2013.   

Mueller, SJ to Take Final Vows in Society of Jesus
1/18/2013

Father General has called Fr. Paul R. Mueller, S.J., former trustee and teacher, to final vows in the Society of Jesus. Paul, currently a member of the Roman Delegation, serves as the superior of the Jesuit Community of the Vatican Observatory.

Paul will take final vows on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 12:00 noon at the Church of the Gesu in Rome. Please keep him in your prayers.

Borkowski '13 Fundraising for "Step Up For Kids"
1/17/2013

Mike Borkowski '13 is putting together a team to participate in Step Up For Kids. The event is an 81 floor climb up the Aon Building to raise money for the new Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's hospital. Over the past couple of years,  Mike's team has been one the biggest fund raisers and also had one of the largest teams (including many of his Ignatius classmates). His team for the climb, "And the Beat goes On...!" is raising money to support the new Heart Center at the hospital.If you would like to participate or contribute to Mike's team, click on the following link: http://foundation.luriechildrens.org/goto/thebeatTo make a donation click the purple button, "Support the Beat Goes On..." and to join the team click the orange "Join" button.

Egwu '11 Featured on Illini Headquarters for Promising Basketball Career
1/15/2013

Illini Headquarters features Nnanna Egwu '11 in an article about his basketball career, including his days as a member of the SICP Wolfpack! Click HERE to read the story. Best wishes to Nnanna for a great season with the Illini!

Ignatius Varsity Hockey Team to Play at Soldier Field
1/14/2013

The Saint Ignatius Varsity Hockey Team will play at Soldier Field on Friday, Februrary 8, 2013 at 3pm against Latin as part of the Hockey City Classic Outdoor Winter Festival!

Tickets for the Ignatius vs. Latin game are available at the school for $5 or at the door for $7. Please contact Pat McGovern, Assistant Athletic Director, at pat.mcgovern@ignatius.org to purchase tickets.

The team is also selling tickets to the Hockey City Classic college games on Sunday February 17. Tickets are good for both college games (Minnesota vs. Wisconsin and Notre Dame vs. Miami).

Information on the Hockey City Classic can be found at http://www.hockeycityclassic.com.

Request for Well Wishes for John Tracy--Dean of Students
1/7/2013

Below is a message from school Principal, Dr. Cathy Karl, regarding long-time Dean of Students, John Tracy. 
   
Dear All,
 
As we all know our dean of 21 years John Tracy has not been with us during this school year.   As some know, John has been dealing with a serious illness for some time now, but had hoped to be able to return.   He chose to keep the details of this private.   This fall it became evident that John would not return and would instead take care of himself as he needs to do. 
 
He has spent most of the last few months in Michigan City, but was able to come back to Chicago for a while and was happy to see many of his friends here.   Currently he has moved to hospice back in Michigan City, IN near his family.   I saw him there on New Year's Day, and he was in great spirits.   He shared much of his fondness for Saint Ignatius and the thousands of students that he has known over the years as well as the hundreds of colleagues that he has known so well. He wants people to know that his stay in hospice could be for a while, and that he is at peace.
 
He is also tremendously happy at the birth, on December 29, of his 7th grandchild Holly Tracy, the 4th child of his son Jack and wife Cheri.
 
His address is:  
John Tracy
Rittenhouse
4300 Cleveland Ave.
Michigan City IN  46360
 
Please feel free to send cards and messages.

A Request from Fr. Caruso, SJ as the New Year Approaches
12/27/2012

Support the students of Saint Ignatius with your gift before the December 31 tax deadline!
 
The financial aid students of Saint Ignatius depend upon each year the generosity of you, our benefactors.  As 2012 comes to an end, don't let time run out before making your gift to the school.  Every gift is vital and makes a difference to our current students and those yet to come. Every gift enables young men and women from marginalized economic circumstances to benefit from the academic, spiritual, and formation programs. You may choose how to designate your support with either a gift or pledge. Or you can choose from one of the following:
 
    * Your gift of $100 provides lunch for a student for a month
    * A gift of $300 pays for a retreat fee for a student on financial aid
    * Your gift of $500 pays for books for a semester
    * Gifts over $1,000 help us meet the financial aid awards for this year
    * A gift of $2,500 sponsors one financial aid student
    * Your endowment gifts strengthen our financial aid program in perpetuity
 
We are so grateful for your continued generosity to Saint Ignatius College Prep. Here are some tips for donating in the 2011 tax year:
 
•    DONATE ONLINE by 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2012 at https://www.ignatiusalumni.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=298
 
•    MAIL A CHECK, postmarked by December 31, 2012, to the school at the following address:
     Saint Ignatius College Prep - Fr. Michael Caruso, SJ, President - 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. - Chicago, IL 60608
 
•    GIVE OVER THE PHONE, have your questions about gifting answered, or inquire about a STOCK TRANSFER by calling either David Stephens or John Chandler at 312.432.8321. The office will be open until 6pm of December 31, 2012.
 
Thank you for your continued support of our students and have a Happy New Year!

Students Create Videos on Fiscal Cliff
12/27/2012

Economics teachers, Jim Owens and Sandie Bulmann, recently had their AP Macroeconomics students do a video project on the fiscal cliff.  CLICK BELOW to see one of the outstanding videos created by students Ana Carvalho, Ashley Holt, Jessica Kulawiak, and Tony Russo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljZkLNnZy08

Phantasm Named 2013 Crown Finalist
12/27/2012

SICP’s student-run literary magazine, Phantasm, was recently named a 2013 Crown Finalist by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Each year, the Crown judges select examples from each publication, and together with written comments, create a CD/DVD of the winning publications to share with CSPA member schools. A total of 1,344 print, digital and hybrid publications, magazines and yearbooks published during the 2011-2012 academic year were eligible in the 2013 Crown Awards program. The grand total of 210 Crowns consists of 44 magazines, 48 print newspapers, 10 digital news sites, 30 hybrid media and 78 yearbooks. Of these, 167 Crowns will be given to scholastic publications and 43 Crowns to collegiate publications.

New Video - Christmas Message from Saint Ignatius
12/21/2012

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Caroline Kohler '10 Earns Big Sister of the Year Award
12/20/2012

Caroline Kohler, a member of the Saint Ignatius Class of 2010, was recently chosen as 2013 Big Sister of the Year by the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston.  Caroline is a junior English and Psychology major at Boston College.  She is one of five Big Sisters in the Boston area selected for the award and will be recognized for her achievement at the TD Garden in Boston on January 22nd.  While she was a student at Saint Ignatius, Caroline was a member of the Cross Country and Track & Field teams and participated in SADD, NHS, Latin Honors Society, and retreats.  Please CLICK HERE to read the article written about Caroline in the Boston College Chronicle.

2012 SICP Bridge Building Contest
12/14/2012

Congratulations to all of our Saint Ignatius Bridge Builders. 260 students participated by building over 170 bridges. Seniors Lauren Petersen and Diane Casini won our contest. Their bridge held 15 bricks, which is over 72 pounds and 1700 times its own mass. Freshmen Michael Tolan and Luke Soenen earned 2nd place honors, their bridge held 14 bricks, which is 68 pounds and about 1320 times its own mass. Sophomore Kallin Khan came in third place. His bridge held about 1170 times its own mass. Juniors Briggs Mroz and Maddie Travnik placed fourth. Their bridge held about 1020 times its own mass. These students are invited to rebuild their bridges in order to participate in the Chicago Regional Bridge Building Contest to be held at IIT in February. Congratulations to all!

Wai Lok Lai ’12 Earns One of Only 17 Perfect Scores in the World on AP Exam
12/10/2012

Advanced placement Exams are based on composite scores of 1 to 5, where 5 is equivalent to a grade of A in the corresponding college course. Wai Lok not only received the to s core of 5—ranking among 15.5% of students to fall within this top score category in 2012—but in doing so, was one of only 17 students in the world to earn every point possible on the Macroeconomics Exam, answering every multiple choice question correctly and earning full points on each of the essays in the free-response section of the exam. Wai Lok earned 90 out of 90. In total, 99,903 students took the AP Macroeconomics Exam in 2012. Note that he accomplished this with English not being his first language.
School Principal, Dr. Catherine Karl, said, “Angus was an outstanding student here.  He has tremendous academic ability, but also has great humility, compassion, and care for others.  He was always the first to help when help was needed and was a real team player on Math Team and Scholastic Bowl as well.  MIT is fortunate to have Angus in their freshman class this year.  Congratulations, Angus, from all of us!”
Ignatius math teacher, Jim Owens, said, "Angus did exceedingly well in all his classes including mine, but I was most impressed by how well liked he was, and I'm sure still is, by his classmates.  He was a leader here, and I'm sure he will be a leader in whatever he chooses to do."

Saint Ignatius College Prep applauds Wai Lok for his hard work and congratulates him on this outstanding accomplishment.  The school also recognizes his AP teacher, James Owens, for his ability to engage students and enable them to excel in a college-level course.

Pass the Boot for Herbie!
12/10/2012

Orchestra & Bella Voce Choir Present Madrigal Dinner 12.11.12
12/5/2012

SICP Chamber Orchestra and Bella Voce Choir

Present

Welcome Yule- Madrigal Dinner

Usher in the Christmas season at our Renaissance Madrigal Celebration
Dinner, strolling musicians, song, dance and a Medieval Nativity Play!
 
Tuesday evening, December 11th 
6:00 PM in Tully Hall

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizes/students/children over 7. Children 6 and under free.
Contact Kim Pagels at 312-432-8313 or
maryellen.schneider@ignatius.org.

Five Swimmers Earn All-State status
12/4/2012

The Illinois Swimming Association recognized the following swimmers with All-State status at the All-State Banquet. Marysol Arce, Nikol Lagodzinska, Clare MacNamara, Rebeca Martinez and Natalie Tapia attended the event and all 5 earned All-American honors as well for their performances.

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Boys Basketball Beats #5 St. Rita - Off to 5-0 Start
12/3/2012

CLICK HERE to read a recent Chicago Tribune article about the team's win over #5 St. Rita. CLICK HERE for the athletics page and game schedules.

Students Decorate Trees Around Campus
11/30/2012

Students, faculty, and staff took advantage of the recent mild weather to put Christmas decorations on the trees in the Fr. Grant, S.J. Quadrangle.

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NEW VIDEO - Happy Thanksgiving From Saint Ignatius
11/20/2012

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Three Volleyball Players Sign Letters of Intent
11/20/2012

The Wolfpack had three girls sign with their respective schools on Monday, Sophia Dodd with Wake Forest, Casey Harris with University of Illinois Chicago and Camille Evans with University of Connecticut. The three girls led the Wolfpack to a combined 86-28 record in the past three seasons. Sophia Dodd ends her career with 648 kills, 120 aces, 1,836 assists, 177 block assists, 21 block solos and 826 digs. Casey Harris ends her career with 246 kills, 169 block assists, 49 block solos and hitting percentage of .334. Camille Evans ends her career with 776 kills, 61 aces, 87 block assists, 13 block solos, 294 digs and a hitting percentage of .359. Congratulations to all three girls!

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Warner '11 Named to 2012 All-Midwest Conference Men's Soccer Second Team
11/19/2012

Benjamin Warner '11 has been named to the 2012 All-Midwest Conference Men’s Soccer Second Team. Warner is a member of Grinnell College's Men's Soccer Team. To read more on the story, click HERE.

Girls Swimming Wins Sectional Championship
11/12/2012

Congrats to the girls swim team on a great sectional meet today.  This sectional championship is the 8th in a row and 9th overall.  Ignatius qualified an individual and relay to state in every event and had double qualifiers in four more.  Thanks to all of the parents for their help and all of the swimmers for their support. 
 
State Qualifiers
200 Medley Relay - Nina Mantich, Jamie Doherty, Natalie Tapia, Danielle Mantich
200 Freestyle - Clare MacNamara (new Fr/So team record)
200 IM - Rebeca Martinez, Marysol Arce
50 Freestyle - Natalie Tapia, Nikol Lagodzinska 1M Diving - Melanie Doweiko
100 Butterfly - Kyleigh Spearing
100 Freestyle - Nikol Lagodzinska
500 Freestyle - Marysol Arce, Clare MacNamara
200 Freestyle Relay - Rebeca Martinez, Clare MacNamara, Natalie Tapia, Nikol Lagodzinska
100 Backstroke - Nina Mantich, Rebeca Martinez
100 Breaststroke - Jamie Doherty
400 Freestyle Relay - Rebeca Martinez, Marysol Arce, Natalie Tapia, Nikol Lagodzinska
 
Complete sectional results - http://center.ihsa.org/reports/swg.htm

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MISSA Ranks SICP Fifth
11/8/2012

The Midwest Interscholastic Sailing Association (MISSA) released their fall 2012 rankings and the Ignatius Sailing Team nabbed the #5 spot! Congrats to our sailors!

Luetkemeyer '75 Receives Francis J. Rooney/St. Thomas Moore Award
11/8/2012

Thomas Luetkemeyer ’75 was recently awarded the prestigious Francis J. Rooney/St. Thomas Moore Award from Loyola University School of Law. This award was originated in 1970 and is given annually by the School of Law in recognition of continuous and outstanding loyalty and dedicated service to the School of Law. The ceremony was October 23 at the University Club in Chicago.

Keelan '13 Wins IHSA 3A Cross Country State Individual Championship
11/5/2012

Saint Ignatius senior co-captain Jack Keelan won the IHSA 3A cross country state individual championship yesterday. His time of 14 minutes and 5 seconds was the tenth fastest time in state meet history. Keelan becomes the second Ignatius runner to win the state meet, and his 14:05 sets a new school record, breaking the record of 14:24.3 set by Mike Patton in his 1980 state championship run. Junior Chris Korabik also had a great day, running 15:08 for 57th place and almost a 30-second Detweiller personal best. Seen below: Jack Keelan takes a ten second lead down the final straightaway to win the IHSA 3A cross country championship at Detweiller Park on Saturday, November 3.  Photo by Steven Bugarin. Visit http://www.youtube.com/user/SICPChicago to see footage of the school pep rally in honor of Jack's championship.

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November Alumni E-News Available
11/1/2012

The Novemeber Alumni E-news is now available. CLICK HERE to read it today.

Former IHSA Cross Country State Champion Visits Practice
10/26/2012

On Wednesday, as the Saint Ignatius College Prep boys cross country team finished its workout at 41st Street/Oakwood Beach and prepared to board a school van for a trip back to campus, the arrival of a special guest interrupted their practice.  Mike Patton, class of 1981 and 1980 IHSA cross country state champion, dropped in for a visit.  The Wolfpack run Saturday at 2:30 on the Niles West High School campus in Skokie at the IHSA sectional qualifying meet.  A top five finish sends the team to the state championship race next week in Peoria.  Senior co-captain Jack Keelan is rated among the favorites for the state individual championship.  Photos by Steven Bugarin.

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New Interactive Viewbook Now Available
10/24/2012

The newly redesigned viewbook has now been made into an interactive PDF on the school's Admissions page. In addition to pages that scroll across rather than up and down, this version includes many lives links to our website – including (but not limited to) the Curriculum Guide, Admissions information, and department pages. Some links are indicated by underlined text, others “live” within photos and page titles. Take a look by CLICKING HERE today.

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Fall Sports Updates from SICP!!
10/23/2012

1.      The Girls Volleyball team moved to 26-9 to become GCAC Red Champions for the first time in school history this weekend. The Wolfpack defeated Mt. Assisi, Resurrection, avenged their loss to De La Salle on Friday and defeated Trinity Saturday morning giving Coach Eastman and Coach Ryan their 200th win since taking the program over in 2005. In the afternoon the Wolfpack defeated #2 ranked Mother McAuley 25-17, 15-25, 25-23 for the championship. This was the first time in school history Ignatius has ever defeated the Mighty Macs and ended their 13 year reign as champions of the GCAC.

2.      Congratulations to the Model United Nations team who won first place "Best Delegation" at the Washington University Conference this past weekend. This win marks four years in row in first place!

3.      Congratulations to the SIMUN individual committee award winners at the Washington University Model UN Conference this weekend: First Place Best Delegate Awards: Kent Hutchison, Max Rosner, and Becky Warner. Outstanding delegate award winners: Charlie Helding, Colin Downey and Rebecca Cunningham. Honorable Mentions were won by Kelsey Grant, Charles Foster, Tyler Christian, and Isaac Wink.

4.      On Friday, the varsity soccer season ended with a 3-2 overtime loss to Hinsdale Central in the regional final. The team wants to thank all the teachers and students that attended the game and contributed to the exciting afternoon with their support and loud voices. Those that attended proved that Saint Ignatius has the best students anywhere.

5.      Michelle DeMeo and Bethany Lynch had an outstanding showing at the State tennis tournament this weekend. The pair won their first four matches before losing in the quarter finals. They then entered the back draw and won their final three matches to finish 7-1 for the tournament and a 5th place finish.

6.      The Varsity Scholastic Bowl novice teams played in a tournament at Fenton H.S. this weekend. The "A" team finished the day 6-2 and the "B" team had a 4-4 record. Congrats to the players on both teams.

7.      Congratulations to the sophomore football team--Red Division Champs. The sophomores, 7-2, beat Gordon Tech 19-13. Great team work!

8.      Congratulations to the varsity football team—Red Division Conference Champs—on their 48-14 victory over Gordon Tech. TDs scored by Luke O’Connell, Zeb McLaurin, Brendan McNally, JT Schlegel, Rocco DiLeo, and Joe Javorski with 2 pick 6s. Anthony Hunt was 6/7 on PATs. Critical plays made by Brandon Bobor and Malcolm May. The Pack is hosting our first playoff game in history Friday at 3:15 on the Saint Ignatius turf.

9.      Girls Cross Country won their 10-team IHSA Regional. Jill Porretta and Olivia Meyer were medalists.


Beltran '13 Semi-Finalist in Siemens Competition
10/23/2012

The Siemens Foundation recently announced the semifinalists and the finalists for the 2012 Siemens Competition. Senior Emily Beltran was named a semi-finalist based on research that she conducted last year through the SICP Science Department's Independent Research Program. Emily's research was conducted off campus at the Illinois Institute of Technology. She was supervised by teachers Mara Dobrov and Laura Majerczyk. Click HERE to learn more about the Siemens Competition. Congrats, Emily!!

Fr. Caruso, S.J. Blesses New Crew Shell
10/17/2012

Fr. Caruso recently traveled to Rockford, IL to offer Mass for the Crew team and to bless the team’s new shell, the Bushido. The team's assistant boys varsity coach, Bryan Cheung, is a Canadian national and the terms of his visa prevent him from being paid by any U.S. entity other than his sponsoring employer.  So Ignatius Chicago Crew, in lieu of paying him a stipend, awarded him naming rights for the new shell which will be primarily used by the varsity boys A boat.  Bryan chose the name Bushido, which is Japanese for the “Way of the Warrior.”  Bryan explained it to the ICC board as follows: Bushidō includes the preservation of one's name and making sure the relationship between learning and the way of the warrior is clearly articulated, one being a natural partner to the other. The Bushidō code is typified by seven virtues: rectitude, courage, benevolence, respect, honesty, honor, loyalty.  In addition to naming the boat, Bryan designed a special team shirt setting forth the seven Bushido virtues under the Japanese characters.  You can see one of the athletes wearing the shirt in the photo below and you can also see that it was used on the shell rather than the English transliteration.

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Andrea V. Salone '99 to Speak at Dartmouth College
10/16/2012

Andrea V. Salone, Esq. class of '99;  judicial law clerk for Justice John O. Steele of the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, has been tapped to speak October 25, 2012 at Dartmouth College, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association.  Locally, Andrea V. Salone sits on the community council of the Junior League of Chicago, and is co-chair of the Cook County Bar Association’s Centennial Gala, and member of the job fair committee.  Ms. Salone also serves as a mentor for law students with Minority Legal Education Resources, and at risk youth with the Neighbor’s Development Network.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Dartmouth College where she later served as the youngest Alumni Council member to chair the student life committee.  Salone also earned a juris doctorate from The John Marshall Law School.

Saint Ignatius College Prep to Implement Apple iPads for All Students and Teachers
10/16/2012

At the beginning of the current school year, Rev. Michael P. Caruso, S.J., the President of Saint Ignatius, announced that this school year would have the important goal of determining what was needed for Saint Ignatius to become an iPad school by the start of the next school year.  As the officers of the school, along with its technology, library, and academic administration departments continued to explore this goal, it has been determined that it is feasible and desirable for the school to move forward on this important project.   

Saint Ignatius College Prep is now excited to announce that all students in the school will have access to an Apple iPad for the 2013-2014 school year. 
 
Saint Ignatius has been investing in technology upgrades for years. As a result, the iPad program put forth by Fr. Caruso, S.J., was very much in line with work that the school’s technology committee had been doing over the past several years. This includes the current “bring your own” program that has allowed students the option to bring their own computing devices to school.

School Principal, Dr. Catherine Karl, said, “We fully anticipate that each student will have an iPad next year and will be using it in all classes, in most cases replacing textbooks.  A complete plan including a timeline is forthcoming, but we will be getting iPads into the hands of teachers first so they can get a jump start on this new technology.”  

Professional development and training for teachers on using the iPad will take place throughout the current school year and will also occur in department meetings, during the school’s February in-service day and at other times. Recently, members of the school’s technology committee attended an all-day session at the Apple offices in Chicago regarding the iPad program. This group was able to bring information back to school departments and will be instrumental in planning ongoing professional development once teachers receive their iPads.  

When asked about the iPad program, English teacher, Tony Harris, said, “I'm encouraged by the possibilities the iPad will bring into my classroom.  I already have several students with e-readers who have demonstrated how valuable it is to have instant access to dictionaries for the texts we read in class.  The iPads move this executive function up the ladder of cognition.” 

Saint Ignatius has been working with Apple on a work template that will include continued infrastructure upgrading, compatibility with current systems, hardware and software including APPS.  This multi-layer initiative will come to life during the year.  

John Chandler, Saint Ignatius College Prep’s VP of Development and Operations, said, “In order to ensure a smooth implementation of the iPad program, the school is finalizing plans for the infrastructure support and developing a cost analysis for those needed improvements.  The school is also committed to making this program affordable for all families.”                                             

Currently, textbooks can cost anywhere from $500 or more per year for each student. As students get into the upper grades, the costs go up from there, especially if the student is taking Advanced Placement classes. Greg Gleason, the School’s Vice President of Finance, said, “I’m very excited about iPads coming to Saint Ignatius in the classrooms. Although it may seem there would be a large upfront cost to acquire this technology, the reduced text book expenses over the next four years will be financially beneficial to our families and students.”

Teacher Megan Doherty, said, “I think this will change the culture of our learning community in a very positive way. This is going to transform the classroom experience and provide for individualized learning opportunities outside the classroom. Students can come to class with their individualized portfolio of photos, poems, movie clips, music videos, examples of an assigned archetype—all stored in one place—and share with a small group. Instead of seeing a couple of examples from the teacher directed class, students will have an unlimited number of examples to reinforce their understanding of the concept.” 

The next step of the project is to begin with teachers and to put iPads with APPs in their hands as soon as possible.  The Board of Trustees of Saint Ignatius has enthusiastically affirmed the direction and timing of the iPad initiative that will include purchase of iPads, APPs, and infrastructure upgrades necessary to support this program.   

Please visit the links below for more information about the benefits of using iPads in the classroom.

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Boys & Girls Cross Country Win CCL, GCAC Championships!
10/15/2012

Boys Varsity Cross Country won the Chicago Catholic League Championship on October 13. Senor co-captain Jack Keelan won the race and set a course record. He was also the Lawless Award winner for 2012. Freshman Dan Santino was third, junior Chris Korabik fourth, and sophomore Andy Weber seventh- winning All-Conference honors. 
  
Girls Varsity Cross Country won the GCAC Championship. JV Race: Even though the Wolfpack placed six runners in the top 11 finishers, the junior varsity girls cross country team finished a close second in the GCAC Championship on Saturday.  Clare Egan finished 4th to lead the team.  Helen Roach (6th), Caroline McGowan (7th), Catie Tresslar (8th) and Maddy Giella (9th) finished within 16 seconds to complete the runner-up team score.  Grace Troy (11th) and Kate Shanahan (19th) were also medalists.     
 
Varsity Race: The varsity girls cross country team won its first GCAC Championship in four years on Saturday at Turtlehead Lake.  The Wolfpack placed five runners in the top eight finishers to record a 22-39 victory over runner-up Loyola Academy in the 12-team meet.  Senior Veronica Boswell became GCAC Athlete of the Year with her 23-second victory.  Boswell moved ahead of the field after the first half mile and ran unchallenged for the remainder of the race.
 
Sophomores Jill Porretta (3rd), Olivia Meyer (4th), Alexis Jakubowski (6th) and Maggie Connolly (8th) earned all-GCAC honors with Boswell.  The sophomore quartet finished within 15 seconds of each other to secure the team championship.  Juniors Cara Zadeik (16th) and Kirstyn Ruiz (17th) also were medalists.   
 
Open Race: Senior Mary Kate Skalitzky's rain-soaked victory highlighted the Open team's runner-up finish in the GCAC Cross Country Championship.  Skalitzky's time of 19:39 is believed to be a meet record.  Seniors Sarah Devitt (4th) and Riley Barsella (6th) followed close behind.  Isabel Irvine (10th) and Sasha Dobrov (13th) completed the team score.  
 
Meg Keane, Claire Mangan, Mallory Fitzpatrick and senior Elly Hayn also were medalists with top-20 finishes in a field of 160 runners.  Kelly Riley, Marti Luby, Elizabeth Sherlock, Tara Lanigan, Natalie Olechno recorded personal best times even as the course conditions deteriorated. 

Saint Ignatius Selected for Public Television Program
10/12/2012

Saint Ignatius College Prep Chicago is excited to announce that the school will be the subject of an upcoming Public Television program In Focus with Martin Sheen.

Saint Ignatius will be included in a program entitled, “Shaping Our Children Through Education” that will examine how students at Catholic college prep schools are enriched beyond the content of their curriculum to live spiritual and faith filled lives inspired by the Gospel. The In Focus film crew will be at Saint Ignatius for filming on Friday, November 9, 2012. Filming will begin at 7:15 a.m. during a specially scheduled Mass at Holy Family Church. All members of the Saint Ignatius school community are welcome to attend this Mass as this will provide the best opportunity for everyone to participate in the filming project.

In addition to being part of the program, Saint Ignatius College Prep will be the subject of an interstitial program.  Interstitials are "short form" editorials that are three to five minutes in length that are used to bridge the gap between longer Public Television programs. They air independently as stand-alone segments on individual Public TV stations. The name of the Public Television program Saint Ignatius will take part in is In Focus with Martin Sheen and Mr. Sheen will serve as host of the Public TV program although he will not be present for the filming that will take place on the Saint Ignatius campus.

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Girls Tennis Takes 1st in GCAC Tournament
10/9/2012

The Varsity Tennis Team had an amazing GCAC tournament and took 1st place beating Loyola Academy 26 to 23. All the girls advanced to the finals and everyone brought home medals. Michelle DeMeo defeated De La Salle in straight sets to win first place at #1 Singles. Bethany Lynch at #2 Singles defeated Loyola in straight sets to finish in first place. Kate Ryan and Carla O'Bryne at #1 Doubles defeated Loyola in straight sets to finish in first place. Diane Casini and Lauren Woznicki finished in 2nd place. Finally Maura Lynch and Margaret McPherrin had a close three set match with Loyola and took second place. The last time the Wolfpack won the GCAC was in 2006.

Prep Yearbook Earns Top Designation
10/5/2012

Prep moderator, Raymond Kizelevicus, and the Saint Ignatius yearbook staff, were recently recognized for their hard work and dedication in achieving the Jostens National Yearbook Program of Excellence designation for the 2011-12 school year. Jostens developed the Program to recognize schools that continually strive to create a great yearbook program for their students. In achieving this award, the Prep yearbook program met the criteria of creating an inclusive yearbook, generating school engagement, and successfully managing the yearbook process meeting all the deadline goals. The yearbook staff received a personalized plaque and a large banner signifying the honor. Congrats to Mr. Kizelevicus and the entire Prep staff on this outstanding achievement. Mr. Kizelevicus can be seen in the middle below along with Dr. Cathy Karl and the Jostens representative.

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You Can Make a Difference
10/4/2012

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Javorski '09 Rewarded for Hard Work at BC
10/4/2012

Mike Javorski '09 earns football scholarship from Boston College in his senior year. Click HERE to read more about his extraordinary work ethic and wonderful accomplishments at BC.

New Video - Jack and Mary Jo George Receive 2012 Founders’ Award
10/2/2012

The Founders’ Award is given in honor of Saint Ignatius College Prep’s first founder, Fr. Arnold Damen, S.J., and second founder, Fr. Donald F. Rowe, S.J. This award is presented to men and women who, through their loyalty and generosity, continue the good works of both Fr. Damen and Fr. Rowe. The 2012 Founders’ Award recipients were Jack and Mary Jo George. CLICK HERE to watch a tribute video for Jack and Mary Jo that was shown at this year’s President’s Dinner. 

All Souls Day Mass — 11.2.12
10/2/2012

All are welcome to attend Mass on November 2, 2012 as the school community celebrates a day of remembrance for the alumni, family members and friends who have passed away this year. This Mass will be celebrated in conjunction with the school’s regular First Friday Masses that take place the first Friday of each month throughout the school year. The All Souls Mass will be at Holy Family Church starting at 7:15 a.m. You may send the names of your deceased relatives and friends to christine.cesak@ignatius.org with "All Souls" in the subject line.

Annie '80, Clare '87, and Mary Duggan Highlighted on Fox Business
10/1/2012

Annie '80, Clare '87, and Mary Duggan were recently highlighted on Fox Business. Click below to read their amazing story! http://tinyurl.com/9nx389h

October Alumni eNews Now Available
10/1/2012

Please CLICK HERE to read this month's newsletter. Enjoy!

Law Society CLE Course 11.5.12
9/28/2012

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The Hon. Mel R. Jiganti ’50 Endowment is Pleased to Sponsor the Fourth Annual Saint Ignatius Law Society Continuing Legal Education Course - Monday, November 5, 2012
 
Saint Ignatius College Prep - Brunswick Room  5:15 – 8:00 p.m.
5:15 – Registration begins; cocktails and networking
6:15 – Welcome and dinner
6:30 – CLE course begins, presented by Tom Luetkemeyer ‘75 & Carlos Ortiz ‘97 of Hinshaw & Culbertson on "Lessons Learned From Sandusky : Internal Law Firm Investigations and Hiring Practices"
 
Why take this course? Earn CLE credit – this course qualifies for 1.5 credits in Illinois and network with other Ignatius lawyers and guests.
 
How much will it cost? $75 program fee includes cocktails, dinner, and CLE course.  A discounted rate of $50 is being offered to members of the Saint Ignatius Law Society.

Register at https://www.ignatiusalumni.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=300 

Not-yet members of the Law Society and guests of invitees are welcome to attend! Please RSVP by October 29, 2012.

Questions? Contact Christine Cesak at 312.432.8412 or christine.cesak@ignatius.org

Commended Students Named in National Merit Program
9/28/2012

About 34,000 Commended students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 competition by taking the Preliminary SAT test. Congratulations to the students, their families, and teachers. The students are: Samantha DiCaro, Melanie Doweiko, Jessica Ferrer, Amelia Blauw, Nathaniel Kier, Angela Korabik, Nina Livermore, John Lotus, Tyler Lowmiller, Samantha Mateo, Elizabeth Simon, Mary Skalitzky, Peter Voss, Veronica Boswell, and Colum Barbato. The students can be seen below with Fr. Caruso, S.J. and Dr. Karl.  

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Dr. Catherine Karl Announces Final Year as Principal
9/27/2012

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Dear Friends,

Dr. Catherine Karl recently announced to the Saint Ignatius community that this would be her last year as principal after serving nine very productive years in this capacity.  I know you will join me in acknowledging her untiring efforts to make Saint Ignatius College Prep the outstanding school it is today.  Among her many accomplishments I would cite the following:

Expansion of Fine Arts programming 
Implementation of WOLFPACK schedule 
Increase in ACT scores each year for the past 7 
Highest enrollment in the history of the school @ 1400 + this year 
Post-prom and prom "in the neighborhood"
 
Dr. Karl has distinguished herself as a leader of leaders.  During her years at SICP she has served on the following boards:  The Jesuit Secondary Educational Association, Christ the King Jesuit Academy, and the National Catholic Educational Association.  She is widely sought for her wisdom and advice in leading high schools.
 
Many will recall that Dr. Karl taught English at Saint Ignatius from 1978-1987, so we actually are celebrating eighteen years of service.
 
I am personally grateful for her friendship and guidance in my transition as president.  She has always been a voice of clarity and seeing the positive in people and opportunities.  I have been especially impressed with her love for our students and always challenging them to be men and women for others. 
 
As the year unfolds there will be opportunities to celebrate and recognize her leadership.  She is looking forward to the gift of time and some free evenings to discern the next chapter of her professional life.  Please join me in thanking her for service to the mission of Saint Ignatius College Prep.
 
Sincerely,
Fr. Michael P. Caruso, SJ

Please CLICK HERE to read a letter from Dr. Karl regarding this announcement. 

Elliot Gibson ’13 Named National Achievement Semifinalist
9/26/2012

More than 1,600 African American high school seniors who have been designated Semifinalists in the 49th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program were announced today. These talented students now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship awards worth more than $2.5 million that will next offered next spring. Congratulations to Elliot, his family, and teachers on this outstanding accomplishment. Elliot can be seen below with Dr. Karl and Fr. Carsuo, S.J.

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Vendor Registration Now Open for Women’s Society Holiday Shopping Event
9/25/2012
Vendor registration is now open for the SICP Women’s Society Holiday Shopping Event!!! The event will take place on December 6, 2012 from 6pm to 9pm at school in Tully Hall. CLICK HERE to visit the Holiday Shopping Event webpage for full details and to download the vendor application. This Event is a fun evening of shopping and socializing while showcasing small businesses which are owned by members of the Ignatius community. Throughout the entire evening, there are opportunities to purchase items from businesses, win fantastic prizes donated by the businesses, and contribute to the Women’s Society annual philanthropy project.

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Student Photographs Spell "IGNATIUS"
9/21/2012

Saint Ignatius photography teacher, Teegan Ness, asked her class to spell IGNATIUS in photos and only using objects and arctecture from around the school. Some of the finished projects can be seen below, including that of Ms. Ness.  

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School Gardens Featured in Chicago Journal Newspaper
9/21/2012

A recently published article looks at our campus gardens and many of the salvaged architectural pieces that can be found surround the school. CLICK HERE to read the article today. 

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Jim Connelly Obituary Printed in Tribune
9/20/2012

Saint Ignatius alum, Ronnie Reese ’92, recently wrote an article about Coach Connelly for the Chicago Tribune. You can access the article by CLICKING HERE

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Jack Keelan '13 Named Athlete of the Week at MileSplit.com
9/19/2012

The track and cross country running web site, MileSplit, recently named Jack Keelan as their Athlete of the Week. Click the link here to read the full details. http://il.milesplit.com/articles/92578-athlete-of-the-week-keelan-ackerman 

Girls Swimming & Diving Travel Michigan
9/18/2012

The girls swimming and diving team traveled to the Detroit area over the weekend to square off against the Michigan state runner-up Grosse Pointe South Blue Devils and the Illinois state runner-up Fenwick Friars.  The Wolfpack were led by double event winner Nikol Lagodzinska (50 free and 100 free) as she dipped under the state time in both events.  Marysol Arce won the 500 free and she teamed up with Lagodzinska, Rebeca Martinez and Nikol Lagodzinska to in the 400 free relay in exciting fashion as all 3 school were within one second of each other.  Martinez, Danielle Mantich, Tapia and Lagodzinska finished 2nd in the 200 free relay breaking the pool record.  Rebeca Martinez posted a season best 200 IM time breaking the pool, but finished second in the race.  D. Mantich, Jaime Doherty, Martinez and Tapia finished 3rd in the 200 medley relay.  Top 5 performances include Clare MacNamara (200 free / 500 free), Danielle Mantich (200 IM), Marysol Arce (100 fly), Kyleigh Spearing (500 free), Nina Mantich (100 back) and Tammy Stelnicki (100 back).  Up next for the Wolfpack are the Whitney Young Dolphins (VAR / JV) and De La Salle Meteors (JV) on Wednesday.

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Women's Society Fall Open House this Thursday - 9/20/12
9/17/2012

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Lieutenant David Sears '83 Publishes Book About Flying Career
9/14/2012

Lieutenant David Sears '83 has published a new book about his career in flying entitled “Memories of an Emerald World” under the pseudonym Michael Bleriot.  Sears graduated from the Inter-American Defense College in Washington D.C. on June 21, 2012.  He is a pilot in the US Air Force and was selected to attend the IADC last year.  David is now stationed at the Pentagon.

Semifinalists Named in 2013 National Merit Program
9/13/2012

Today officials of the National Merit Scholarship Program announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. Congratulations to the students, their families, and teachers on this outstanding accomplishment. The Semifinalists can be seen below with Fr. Michael Caruso, S.J. and Dr. Cathy Karl. They are: John Browne, Jared Deveau, Duncan Gammie, Sean Goebelbecker, Anne Hamilton, Charles Helding, Daniele Klein, Judson Richardson, and Sara Winfrey.   

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Quinlan Awards Kistner '68 with Baumhart Award
9/12/2012

On September 15, 2012, the Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago, will award William Kistner '68 the "Raymond C. Baumhart, S.J., Award" at the inaugural gala, Celebrating Excellence.  Bill is an alumnus, class of 1972.  The award is given to an individual who demonstrates outstanding leadership in his/her field of endeavor, exemplifies ethics and social responsibility in the practice of management, participates actively in community activities and engages actively in the affairs of the University.

Lumen Christi Institute and Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago Present "Religious Freedom in America Today"
9/11/2012

The Lumen Christi Institute and The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago present "Religious Freedom in America Today" by Richard Garnett of University of Notre Dame Law School.

Wednesday, September 26, 5:30 PM
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
155 North Wacker Drive, 28th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

5:00 PM: Registration and Refreshments
5:30 PM: Welcome and Introduction
5:35 PM: Presentation
6:45 PM: Wine and Cheese Reception

Registration required.
$30 general/$10 students.
Free for University of Chicago students.
Register at http://www.lumenchristi.org/religious_freedom/
or call 773-955-5887.

About the Event
As President Clinton observed, “religious freedom is . . . our first freedom.” It was central to the Founders’ vision for the American political community. They did not always agree about what religious freedom means or requires, but they knew that it matters, and that it should be respected in policy and protected by law. James Madison, the Father of our Constitution, hoped that America’s religious-liberty experiment “promised a lustre to our country.” This lecture will take stock of this experiment and consider the rights of religious believers and institutions and their roles and voices in American public life today.

Speaker
Richard Garnett is Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Professor of Law and Concurrent Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame Law School. A graduate of Duke University and Yale Law School, Garnett has been visiting professor at the University of Chicago Law School, Northwestern Law School and other institutions. In 1996-1997, he served as clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist. His work focuses on the freedoms of speech, association, and religion, and on constitutional law more generally. He is working on a research project entitled Two There Are: Understanding the Separation of Church and State. A regular contributor to national print and broadcast media, he writes for several law-related blogs, including “Mirror of Justice,” “PrawfsBlawg,” and “Law, Religion, and Ethics.”

For More Information: http://www.lumenchristi.org/religious_freedom/
Questions: info@lumenchristi.org or 773-955-5887

The Lumen Christi Institute for Catholic Thought was founded in 1997 by Catholic scholars at the University of Chicago. Its intellectual programs complement the work of the Catholic campus ministry and engage the culture of the University of Chicago with resources drawn from the Christian intellectual tradition. The Institute’s programs include lectures, symposia, master classes, and non-credit courses. The Institute also sponsors summer seminars for graduate students, a national Program for Catholic Social Thought, and Cultural Forum events for the educated lay public.

Keller '13 Takes 3rd in International Journalism Competition
9/7/2012

Kent Keller '13 was recently awarded third place in an international environmental journalism competition by the Foundation for Environmental Education. Young reporters from around the world submitted articles reporting on an environmental issue in their area and highlighting potential solutions. Keller was third place after Morocco and Malta. His article was selected by a panel including representatives from UNESCO, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the European Environmental Agency (EEA), the IIIEE, and the Times newspaper. Keller was also just invited by the National Wildlife Federation to be a featured guest blogger for September.

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Jesuits' Daily Prayer Website and App
9/6/2012

Daily prayer is essential for nourishing our relationship with Christ.  Now the Jesuits have made prayer even easier to do on a daily basis with the Jesuit Prayer website and application for the ipad, iphone, or android.  Visit http://jesuitprayer.org/about/ to learn more and to download the app.

Livermore ’13 and Mateo ’13 Named Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars
9/5/2012

The College Board recently announced that Nina Livermore ’13 and Samantha Mateo ’13 were named National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars for 2012-13. The Program was founded in 1983 to identify outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students. This year, about 5,000 were selected from a pool of over 253,000 who took the 2011 PSAT. Livermore and Mateo achieved a minimum PSAT score and had GPAs of 3.5 or higher to earn the scholar designation. Congrats to both students, their parents, and teachers. They students can be seen below with Dr. Cathy Karl and Fr. Caruso.

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Dan Brasic '11 Featured in Video on His Call to the Priesthood
9/4/2012

Dan Brasic, from the Class of 2011, is a featured seminarian reflecting on his call to priesthood.  Watch the video by CLICKING HERE and then scrolling down the page for the video link. 

Ernst's Tribute to Coach Connelly
8/31/2012

English teacher and track and cross country coach Ed Ernst posted a heartwarming tribute to coach Jim Connelly on his blog “Running Not as Simple as it Seems”.  The entry honors Connelly’s tireless efforts as a teacher, coach, mentor, and father.  Click on the following link to read the piece. http://ernstblog.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/a-visit-with-coach-jim-connelly/

In Memoriam - James V. Connelly
8/30/2012

The Saint Ignatius College Prep school community mourns the death of long time teacher, coach and parent of 10 alums -- James V. Connelly. Jim died yesterday at home in the presence of his family. Please keep Jim and the entire Connelly family in your prayers. His children and alums of Saint Ignatius were: Pat, Pete, Frank, Tim, Kevin, Tom, Mary, Nora, Terry and Chrissy.

A funeral mass of Christian burial will be held on September 1 at 10:00am at St. Alexander Catholic Church in Villa Park, Illinois. A wake will be held at St. Alexander's, 300 S. Cornell, Villa Park, IL, on Friday from 2:00pm to 9:00pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to St. Alexander School Tuition Assistance Fund, 136 S. Cornell, Villa Park, IL, to Easter Seals, 830 S. Addison Avenue, Villa Park, IL or to the Pro-Life Action League, 6160 N. Cicero Avenue, Chicago, IL 60646.

Fr. Caruso’s Radio Interview Now Available
8/28/2012
King '85 to Return to SICP for Ignatian Values Day
8/28/2012

Friday, September 7th marks the first Ignatian Values Day of the school year. This dedicated day away from class routines is a special moment of prayer for our entire community, centered around the Eucharist, reflecting on God’s Word, and sharing the fruit of our personal Examen prayer in small groups. The focus of our IVD reflection will be the Grad-at-Grad values, Open to Growth and Intellectually Competent, and Ignatius Alumnus Mr. Tim King '85, the President of Urban Prep Academies, will share pieces of his journey in becoming open to growth and intellectually competent at Ignatius, Georgetown University, and beyond. We are excited to welcome Tim back to campus!

SLU Bonoma '12 Has Match-High 13 Digs vs. ND
8/27/2012

Read all the details at the link below!

http://missourisportsmag.com/?p=73594

Varsity Soccer Wins Quincy Senior Tournament
8/27/2012

Over this past weekend, the varsity soccer team won the Quincy Senior Tournament with victories over Metamora 2-1, Missouri Ladue 3-1 and the host team 2-1.

Click below to read the Quincy hometown coverage of the last game and a quote from Coach Luzzi.  
http://www.whig.com/story/19377214/qhs-boys-soccer-team-cant-capitalize-on-chances-sees-40-game-home-winning-streak-end

Click below to watch the local TV news report.  http://www.wgem.com/story/19377279/saturdays-area-scores-august-25

Danielle Hrzic ‘91 Named Rising Star by Women’s Business Development Center
8/22/2012

Hrzic will receive the 26th Annual Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year – Rising Star award at the group’s ceremony on September 20, 2012. Inspired by the desire to provide healthier meals to her sons’ school in Chicago’s south loop, Hrzic co-founded Gourmet Gorilla. The foodservice delivers healthy meals to more than 90 pre-schools and elementary schools throughout northern Illinois. More at www.gourmetgorilla.com.

Knight ‘10 Honored with Award in Classical Greek
8/21/2012

William Knight ‘10 was honored with the Peter G. Theis Award for Excellence in Classical Greek from Marquette University's Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Knight is working toward his bachelor of arts in classical languages with a second major in philosophy. The Peter G. Theis Award is given in memory of a former Marquette University classics professor whose dedication and long years of inspired teaching fostered the study of classical Greek on campus. The award is a certificate and a cash prize provided by Eta Sigma Phi, the Classics Honorary Society.

Girls Volleyball Ranked in Top 100 in the Nation
8/20/2012

The team was recently ranked 97th by Prep Volleyball’s preseason poll for the first time in the program’s history.  Last year the team was ranked at 523. Last year’s loss to Hinsdale Central in the regional final provided a disappointing end to an otherwise solid 29-8 season. However, the Wolfpack graduated just four players from that team and return one of the best setters in the business in 5-11 Wake Forest recruit Sophia Dodd. Dodd will set 6-1 Connecticut recruit Camille Evans (252 kills) and 5-11 outside Rachelle Lock (166 kills) on the left and should love setting athletic 6-3 sophomore Kristen Somerville, one of the standouts for the Michio 15 Open national championship team, in the middle. Illinois-Chicago recruit Casey Harris, a big blocker, is the other middle, while sophomore Kristi May will also set so that Dodd can attack from the right side in three rotations. Jana Brusek takes over as the full time libero.

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New Video – Class of 2016 Arrives for First Day
8/17/2012

The Class of 2016 was welcomed to school on August 17 by our Arrupe Mentors (see in black t-shirts) as they began their four years at Saint Ignatius College Prep. CLICK HERE to watch a short video of the enthusiastic arrivals.

Mobile App Fix Now Available
8/17/2012

If you have experienced any difficulties with launching Saint Ignatius College Prep's Mobile Application please uninstall your app and then reinstall it via a WiFi connection for an important iPad and iPhone related fix. Thanks for staying connected to the school!

Saint Ignatius Partners with Provision Theater
8/16/2012

Saint Ignatius is excited to announce our partnership with Provision Theater. Provision Theater Company, located at 1001 W. Roosevelt, will begin their 2012-2013 season with the opening of SHAW VS. CHESTERTON: THE DEBATE, adapted and arranged by Provision Theater Founding Artistic Director Timothy Gregory. This comedic drama is based on actual debates and exchanges between George Bernard Shaw and G.K. Chesterton - two of the greatest literary minds of the 20th century - as they square off in an electric, humorous, and relevant war of words. Witness actual exchanges between these great intellectual heavyweights as they battle it out over multiple topics that sound remarkably relevant today. The play also explores the complexities and deep admiration these "friendly enemies" had for each other that solidified their relationship for decades.

ProvisionTheater will be offering administration, faculty, students, and alumni $5 off adult admission throughout the entire run of the show, which is Sept. 8 - Oct. 28. The code to receive this discount is "wolfpack" so we'll just want to make sure this is included in the newsletter so people know the code for when they call in to purchase tickets. To purchase tickets, call 312-455-0066.

Spalding Posts Latest Blog Entry
8/16/2012

Jim Spalding has posted his latest entry on his blog "1076 Reflections" about long-time Latin teacher and archivist, Don Hoffman. Read his piece at http://1076reflections.blogspot.com/.

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