Monthly Archives: March 2013

LUC President, Fr. Michael Garanzini shares an Easter message

Dear Loyolans,
As our Jewish brothers and sisters observe Passover, our new Jesuit pope, Pope Francis, prepares to celebrate his first Easter as the leader of the Catholic Church. He chose the name Francis in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi and as a reminder to himself and the Church of our need to care for the poor and least among us.
In all that we do for our students, each other, and our community, may we share in the desire of Saint Francis that God would “enlighten the darkness of our hearts, give us true faith, certain hope, and perfect charity, sense, and knowledge, that we might carry out God’s holy and true command.”
With my wishes for a blessed Holy Season,
Michael J. Garanzini, S.J.
President and CEO

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Promoting Peace

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Pacem in Terris, events are scheduled to commemorate and enliven the message of Pope John XXIII.

On March 23, all are invited to a working conference called “Building Peace in Chicago and Beyond,” featuring four interactive panels with Loyola faculty and Chicago community organizations from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons. The discussion will center on ways the community can reduce violence and increase peace.

On Wednesday, April 3, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., in Beane Hall, Robert Ludwig, PhD, will present on Pacem in Terris and the Professional Life. Mark Bosco, S.J., will moderate a panel discussion comprised of panelists from Loyola’s professional schools. The focus will be on the encyclical and how its themes play a role in their professional lives.

The third event falls on the exact 50th anniversary of the issuance of the encyclical. On April 11, former Maine Senator George Mitchell will speak about “Making Peace by Negotiation and Agreement, and not by Recourse to Arms.” His presentation will be at 7:30 p.m. in Kasbeer Hall.

All events are free and open to the public, but registration is recommended for the working conference on March 23.

Water Tower Bookstore Relocates

WTC students recently were informed about the relocation of the campus bookstore.

Due to construction in the Terry Student Center, the Water Tower Campus bookstore will temporarily relocate this semester to the 7th floor of the Corboy Law Center, at 25 E. Pearson.

The Water Tower Campus bookstore will be closed the week of March 18 – March 22nd so that the packing up and unpacking at the new location can be completed. The bookstore will reopen this Saturday, March 23, at 10 a.m., with normal hours of operation resuming on Monday, March 25, at 9 a.m.

The Water Tower Campus bookstore will return to the Terry Student Center in the middle of August, 2013, but it will be located on the 2nd floor.

Feature Profile: Kevin Chears, MDiv student and upcoming Open House panelist


After working in the business world for much of her adult life, Kevin Chears felt the call to full-time ministry work. She came to IPS in 2007, pursuing the MA in Pastoral Studies, which she compeleted in 2010. After some discernment, Kevin again felt called into the Master of Divinity progam at IPS. She was able to roll all 36-credit hours of her MAPS degree into our MDiv program. Kevin is currently working as a parish intern at St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Parish in the city’s north side Edgewater neighborhood. She is set to graduate in May with the MDiv degree.

You can learn much more about Kevin on Saturday, March 23, at our Spring Open House! To register for this event, click here:

Art Institute free to all students, faculty, and staff

Dear Friends,

Instead of paying the Art Institute for a membership – have I got news for you!

This spring 2013 semester the University is partnering with the Art Institute of Chicago to pilot a program to provide students, faculty, and staff with free access to the museum and its exhibits till the end of the semester.

To gain access to the museum, simply show them your Loyola ID.

For more information about University Partner benefits, please contact the museum’s Corporate Relations office at 312.443.3121 or

Spring Forward!


It’s the weekend to spring ahead for daylight saving time. Most Americans will get an hour less sleep but will gain an hour more of evening sunlight in the coming months.

Officially, the change starts Sunday at 2 a.m., though most people are likely to reset their clocks before going to bed Saturday night.  Make sure to check all your clocks – not just your alarm clock.

It’s also a good time to put new batteries in warning devices such as smoke detectors and hazard warning radios.

Daylight saving time ends Nov. 3. See you next week, hope you all enjoyed your break week.

2013 IPS Damen Award Winner Jimmie L. Flewellen, Sr., MPS ’83

IPS Damen Award Recipient 2013

Named for Loyola University Chicago’s primary founder, Arnold Damen, S.J., this award is granted to an alumnus(a) from each of Loyola’s schools and colleges.  It recognizes the qualities of leadership in industry, leadership in community, and service to others.  This year IPS is proud and pleased to announce that Father Garanzini will bestow this award upon


Jimmie L. Flewellen, Sr. is a native of Columbus, Georgia, born in 1926.   He completed high school in Columbus and was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1945.  After his service he married and moved to Chicago.  He converted to the Roman Catholic faith in 1960. In 1970 he joined the training program for Permanent Deacons in the Archdiocese of Chicago, and was ordained a deacon as a member of the first class, in 1972.  He began service in his home parish, St. Thaddeus, a ministry he continued for 34 years.  In 1985, he was appointed a Catholic Chaplain for the United States Justice Department.  In this appointment he was the first African American Catholic Chaplain in the History of the United States.  He served as prison chaplain in Springfield, Missouri from 1985 to 1993.  In 1993 he was transferred to the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago as its Head Chaplain.  He held that position for nine years, until his retirement.  Deacon Flewellen received a Master of Pastoral Studies in 1983.  This award will be presented at Founders’ Day, June 8, 2013.