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Speakers Bureau Workshop Series Continues Success

Speakers Bureau Workshop Series Continues Success

The latest event of the series, titled “When Task and Ministry Collide,” explored Western culture, along with the call of the Vatican II which describes the goal of communion for the Church.

Presenter: Carole Veronesi, IPS Parish Consultant (licensed organizational development professional)

During the workshop, the 150 plus attendees were given time [...]

Student Feature: Meet Daniel Guzman

Student Feature: Meet Daniel Guzman

Just from answering a few questions, it is evident that Guzman is the type of person to have a lasting, positive affect on people. With a personality that leaps off the page, Guzman would like to tell you a little more about himself:

Nickname: Guzy

A favorite thing: I’m a HUGE Golden State Warrior fan!!!

Hometown: Hayward, California

What [...]

Alpha Sigma Nu Recognizes Extraordinary Loyola Student

Alpha Sigma Nu Recognizes Extraordinary Loyola Student

This past Sunday, Alpha Sigma Nu held its annual Induction Ceremony to welcome new members and recognize the most outstanding new inductee with the Rev. Ronald J. Ferguson, S.J., Award.

This year, that honor went to Staycie Flint from IPS. Congratulations!

The award recognizes a student who has shown extraordinary commitment and care for his or her [...]

Student Feature: Meet Rebekah

Student Feature: Meet Rebekah

Starting this week, IPS will feature a different student on our blog once a week.

It’s a chance to get to know our students better and for our students to connect with one another.

So without further ado…

Meet Rebekah.

Full name: Rebekah Turnbaugh

From: Sacramento, CA

What is your previous education?
I graduated in 2008 with a BA in Sociology from [...]

Speakers Bureau Explores Hospitality in the Church

Speakers Bureau Explores Hospitality in the Church

One of the biggest factors that affect a person’s experience of a church is whether or not they feel welcomed. But what does it truly mean to be welcoming, and what difference does hospitality really make?

Loyola IPS explored answers to those questions and more during its first Speakers Bureau Workshop Series event held last week.

Carol [...]

Loyola Looks to the Future with New Archbishop

Loyola Looks to the Future with New Archbishop

This past weekend, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Washington, to succeed Cardinal Francis George as the Archbishop of Chicago.

We would like to personally add our congratulations to Archbishop-designate Cupich and look forward to working with him to meet the needs of the Archdiocese of Chicago!

This is a time of joy and hope [...]

IPS Welcomes New Graduate Assistants

Monday morning marked the first day of work for IPS’s two new graduate assistants.

Layli Carsey and Laine Davis have very different backgrounds, but both came here eager to offer their knowledge and help further improve IPS. They also have only been living in Chicago for about six weeks. Welcome ladies!

Layli, our new Research Assistant, has [...]

Mary Pimmel-Freeman, 2010 IPS MASJ grad, contributes art honoring the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador

From the Ignatian Solidarity Network website:

Commemorate the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador and their companions with a special 25th anniversary poster. The paintings were originally created by Mary Pimmel-Freeman (Rockhurst University ’07) as an undergraduate thesis project. Since then, the paintings have been displayed at the annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice as a reminder of [...]

Dr. M. Therese Lysaught promoted to Associate Director of the Institute of Pastoral Studies

We are very proud to announce that Dr. M. Therese Lysaught has been promoted to Associate Director at IPS. Dr. Lysaught joined IPS last year as a Professor and also as Graduate Program Director of the MA in Pastoral Studies and the MA in Healthcare Mission Leadership. At Loyola University Chicago she also holds a [...]

IPS Director Participates in Dialogue with Council on Foreign Relations on Pope Francis’ First Year

IPS Director, Dr. Brian Schmisek, participated in a conference call last week with the council on foreign relations regarding the first year of pope Francis. A question he asked around the 30 minute mark sparked a provocative response about the pope’s leader of the council of 8 cardinals. Listen to the audio here: