Monthly Archives: July 2011

Loyola Chicago Celebrates Feast of St. Ignatius

On Tuesday July 26, 2011,
Loyola and Chicago Cares will partner together and take on a number of
painting and beautification projects at Cesar E. Chavez Multicultural
Center, located at 4747 S. Marshfield, in the Back of the Yards
neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago.

On Friday, July 29, 2011 the University will celebrate the feast day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola with a Mass
held in the Madonna della Strada Chapel at 11 a.m. and our annual
picnic on the Simpson parking lot on the Lake Shore Campus, at 12:15
As always, there will be food, games, and activities for all ages.

To see a video from last year’s mass and celebrations click here.

Shut Out

I’m sure all you out there have heard of the no-hit game a few days ago, pitched  by the Los Angeles pitcher Ervin Santana.  Usually I associate a no hit game with a score where one teams ends with zero runs. In this game, the other side managed to score because of an error and a wild pitch.

Don’t get “shut out” of the class you really want to take.  Once classes are closed, we won’t be able to help you with a “wild pitch.”   Speaking of “wild pitches” – take a look at what we have to offer.  I’m sure one or more of our classes is the “pitch” you’re looking for.

Is Anyone There?

A recent story in the New York Times addressed the issue of sending e-mails and not getting a response.  The title of the article was “Anyone There?” 

Did you know that you have a Loyola e-mail account?  All important information from the university and from IPS will be sent to your Loyola e-mail account.  You can access that account by going to the main web page of IPS and then look in the upper right hand corner for the word “Links.”

Clicking on “Links” will open a menu. To get to your student e-mail, click on “GroupWise Web Access” and enter your user name and password.   Be sure to check this e-mail account regularly.  Someone will be sending you information.

IPS student, Olive Poliks, Presents at the National Jesuit Leadership Conference

IPS student, Olive Poliks, was a recent presenter at the National Jesuit Leadership Conference, “Go Forth and Set the World on Fire.” This conference is held every year for Jesuit students from all over the country. The goal of the conference is for Jesuit student-leaders to cultivate their leadership skills and reach their potential. Poliks presentation was titled “How to Set the World on Fire without Getting Burned.”


When Neil Armstrong first stepped foot on the moon in the summer of 1969, he uttered these words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”   

Journeys begin with that first step/choice that bring us to new beginnings/new possibilities.  Journeys also begin with questions.  Am I ready for this new phase in my life?  What if  I explored this option?  How can this happen, am I ready for it?  Is this where I am being called in my life?  What education do I need to follow my passion?  What possibilities does life hold for me?  Am I ready to take the risk? 

The Institute of Pastoral Studies is ready to help you explore the answers to those questions.  We invite you into the dialogue of what life can hold for you.  We offer you the real chance of finding not only answers but a life path as well.  Come and explore with us.