Cathedral Highlights Magazine

Recently University Loft was written up in Cathedral Highlights Magazine for involving their students in our Arbor Day 2011 Celebration.

Planting more than trees on Arbor Day

Students in Lisa Ford’s pre-calculus course spent a recent class learning absolute values of a different kind when they visited the local headquarters of University Loft, owned by James Jannedides, ’84 (right in blue jacket).

The students were invited as part of ULoft’s second-annual Arbor Day celebration. Ford and her students toured the headquarters and spoke at length with Jannetides.

“Mr. Jannetides’ emphasis on making good choices is exactly the message that we at Cathedral send on a daily basis,” Ford said. “He was able to convey the message in a fresh way, and he credits his success to the decisions that he made as a young adult and to those that he continues to make. His point to the students was that God gives us the free will to make our own choices, so it’s up to us to make the right ones, even when they aren’t popular or easy.”

Students and other guests also received red pine tree seedlings to take home to plant in celebration of Arbor Day.

About University Loft Company and our solid wood modular residence life furniture:

Since 1984, when James Jannetides built a loft configuration for his own dorm room at Southern Illinois University, hundreds of thousands of college students have enjoyed better campus living thanks to University Loft furniture. Today, University Loft serves more than 1,200 colleges, universities and related student housing partners. As Jannetides’ says: “We are always learning, always innovating, and always improving … our environment, our products, and our service. We are University Loft Company.”