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Mundelein College was the first college to be housed in a modern urban skyscraper.

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Mundelein College was a private, independent, Roman Catholic women's college in the United States. Located in the Rogers Park and Edgewater neighborhoods of Chicago, Illinois, Mundelein College was once the largest Roman Catholic women's college. Founded and administered by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mundelein College was famous for pioneering women's studies and women's leadership programs now taught in most colleges and universities throughout the world. This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Womens colleges in the United States were primarly founded during the early 19th century. ... Mundelein College at Loyola University Chicago was once the tallest building in Rogers Park. ...   Edgewater is a north Chicago, Illinois, community bordering the neighborhoods of Rogers Park and Uptown. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... BVM Sisters Logo Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, known by their initials BVM, is a Roman Catholic religious order founded in the United States by Mother Mary Frances Clarke. ... Womens studies is an interdisciplinary academic field devoted to topics concerning women, feminism, gender, and politics. ...


In 1991, Mundelein College became an incorporated college of Loyola University Chicago, a member institution of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Loyola University Chicago is a private co-educational religious-affiliated university established in Chicago, Illinois in 1870 as Saint Ignatius College. ... The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities or AJCU is an American voluntary service organization based in Washington, D.C. whose mission is to serve its member institutions, the 28 colleges and universities in the United States administered by the Society of Jesus. ...

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Establishment

On November 1, 1929, exactly three days after the stock market crash that heralded the start of the Great Depression, Sister Mary Justitia Coffey and Mother Mary Isabella Kane of the BVM Sisters presided over the groundbreaking of the landmark Mundelein College Skyscraper at 1000 West Sheridan Road in Rogers Park. Mundelein College was the first college in the world to be housed in a modern high-rise building. The building is now known as the Mundelein Center of Loyola University. November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Great Depression redirects here. ... BVM Sisters Logo Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, known by their initials BVM, is a Roman Catholic religious order founded in the United States by Mother Mary Frances Clarke. ...


On June 3, 1931, the Skyscraper was dedicated in a ceremony to open its doors for the first time. The Art Deco building is fifteen stories high with two towering and striking statues at the entrance, acting as a beacon of invitation to opportunities never before imagined for women. June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (155th in leap years), with 211 days remaining. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ...


The Mundelein College building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is the USAs official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects worthy of preservation. ...

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Innovation

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Not only did Mundelein College pioneer women's studies and women's leadership programs, it also pioneered continuing education programs designed for adults who have previously dropped out of college. In 1969, Mundelein College became the first school to structure a master's program facultied completely by women holding doctoral degrees. The Graduate Program in Religious Studies became a model for other women's colleges throughout the nation. In 1972, Mundelein College established the Hispanic Institute. The first school of its kind, it offered encouragement and support for bilingual and bicultural education in the various Chicago neighborhoods. The institute offered courses for people wishing to work in those neighborhoods with Hispanics. Download high resolution version (400x681, 31 KB) This work is copyrighted. ... Download high resolution version (400x681, 31 KB) This work is copyrighted. ... Continuing education may refer to one of two types of education. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish Hispano, from Latin Hispānus, adjective from Hispānia, Iberian Peninsula) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, its people and culture. ...

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Recognition

U.S. News & World Report cited Mundelein College as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the United States. The college ranked sixteenth among all women's colleges in the nation and second among liberal arts colleges in the state of Illinois for the number of women graduates who went on to obtain the Ph.D. degree. U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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Incorporation

In 1991, Mundelein College became an incorporated college of neighboring Loyola University Chicago. The Jesuit institution began to manage the BVM Sisters' college buildings: Skyscraper, Coffey Hall, Piper Mansion and the Jeanne and Joseph Sullivan Center. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Even though the BVM Sisters retired from their administration of Mundelein College, their ideals and values continued through the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership, established by Loyola University Chicago. They also continue to teach courses and chaplain to the spiritual needs of Loyola University Chicago students. A chaplain is typically a member of the clergy serving a group of people who are not organized as a mission or church; lay chaplains are also found in some settings such as universities. ...

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See also

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This is a list of current and historical womens universities and colleges. ...

External links

  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Gannon Center for Women and Leadership
  • Mundelein College Alumni
  • Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Mundelein College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (516 words)
Mundelein College was the first college to be housed in a modern urban skyscraper.
In 1991, Mundelein College became an incorporated college of Loyola University Chicago, a member institution of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.
The college ranked sixteenth among all women's colleges in the nation and second among liberal arts colleges in the state of Illinois for the number of women graduates who went on to obtain the Ph.D. degree.
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