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Alumnus Mark Bersano Managing Growth of Continuing Education at IPS

Alumnus Mark Bersano Managing Growth of Continuing Education at IPS

January 23, 2018

IPS is now home to the Chicago Catholic Scripture School, a program that provides in-depth knowledge of the Bible within a Roman Catholic framework to parish leaders, deacons, catechists, staff members, and anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of scripture.  The IPS Chicago Catholic Scripture School (IPS CCSS) falls under the Continuing Education […]

A Prolific IPS Faculty: Publications from 2015-2017

A Prolific IPS Faculty: Publications from 2015-2017

January 17, 2018

Did you know that in the last three years, several IPS Faculty have published over fifty-plus scholarly works?

Congratulations to Michael Canaris, Jean-Pierre Fortin, Peter Jones, Therese Lysaught, Daniel Rhodes, Heidi Russell, William Schmidt, Brian Schmisek, and Deborah Watson for continuing to uphold IPS’s tradition of dynamic scholarship as an integral component […]

Loyola-IPS Receives Grant from Henry Luce Foundation for Legacy Leaders Fellows Program

Loyola-IPS Receives Grant from Henry Luce Foundation for Legacy Leaders Fellows Program

December 12, 2017

Loyola-IPS Receives Grant from Henry Luce Foundation for Legacy Leaders Fellows Program

     

The Henry Luce Foundation board of directors has just awarded a $250,000 grant to Loyola University Chicago-IPS in support of its proposed Legacy Leaders Fellows Program.

The Legacy Leaders Fellows Program, to be coordinated under the IPS Continuing Education umbrella, […]

Meet ‘Masters in Spirituality’ Student: Br. Lee Colombino

Meet ‘Masters in Spirituality’ Student: Br. Lee Colombino

December 8, 2017

Meet Masters in Spirituality Student: Br. Lee ColombinoCan you tell us a bit about yourself?

By origin, I am a yooper donchaknow, eh?!  But, most of my life has now been spent outside the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  A few years after undergraduate studies, I entered the Society of Jesus and I have been […]

IPS Faculty Therese Lysaught and Dan Rhodes Continue Research On Theological Action Research Teams (TART)

IPS Faculty Therese Lysaught and Dan Rhodes Continue Research On Theological Action Research Teams (TART)

November 29, 2017

This past summer, The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) awarded the Institute of Pastoral Studies and Dr. Dan Rhodes with an Innovative Projects grant to aid in developing a new approach to Contextual Education (CE) in the model of Theological Action Research Teams (TART).

As part of the research associated with this ATS grant, […]

IPS Student Alessandra Menendez Awarded 2017 President’s Medallion

IPS Student Alessandra Menendez Awarded 2017 President’s Medallion

November 14, 2017

Each year, Loyola University Chicago honors its most outstanding students with the President’s Medallion.  This award recognizes students who exemplify the three words etched on the medal: leadership, scholarship and service.  Representing IPS in the roster of university-wide medallion recipients this year is Alessandra Menendez, a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (MAPS-Religious […]

60: IPS Dean Schmisek Reflects On A Troubling Number

60: IPS Dean Schmisek Reflects On A Troubling Number

September 21, 2017

In light of recent events, IPS Dean Brian Schmisek penned an opinion piece reflecting on the rising sentiments of racism and sexual assault we are seeing in the national discourse.

Add your thoughts to the discussion below.

By Brian Schmisek

60.  That number is the percent of white Catholics who voted for President Trump, the candidate […]

No Room at the Inn: A Bold Response to Street Homelessness Home and Abroad

No Room at the Inn: A Bold Response to Street Homelessness Home and Abroad

     
On April 6, 2017, The Institute of Pastoral Studies and Alumni Relations cosponsored a panel discussion event to discuss homelessness at the international, national and local levels. The panel of distinguished guests was made up of: Mark McGreevey from the Institute of Global Homelessness, Dr. Nonie Brennen, the CEO of All Chicago, Making […]

Meet Elesha West

Meet Elesha West

Meet Elesha West, she’s a recent grad of Baylor University in Waco,Texas. During her undergraduate career she studied Medical Humanities and Religion. Over the years she has been actively involved in outreach and evangelism ministry in the capacity of running a summer outreach program for the south suburbs of Chicago for six consecutive […]

What is the role of the Jesuit universities?

What is the role of the Jesuit universities?

A university as a straight line from the Jesuits must point to a global formation, not only intellectual, a formation of the whole human person. In fact if the university becomes simply an academy of ideas or a «factory» of professionals or a mentality centered on business prevails in its structure then it is truly […]