Monthly Archives: July 2013

Evelyn and James Whitehead honored

Long time IPS adjunct faculty, Evelyn and James Whitehead, were recently notified that their new book from Orbis Press — NOURISHING THE SPIRIT: The Healing Emotions of Wonder, Joy, Compassion and Hope — received an award from the National Catholic Press Association.

The National Catholic Press Association had this to say, “Here is another wonderful new book from the Whiteheads. They continue to help us to understand and nurture the spiritual ideas that lead to feelings of well-being and lives of wholeness as they guide us to the positive emotions that nurture mind, body, and spirit.”

Congratulations on the much deserved recognition, Evelyn and Jim!

IPS in Rome

This week kicks off our inaugural IPS Summer Rome Program! Along with 24 participants, Drs. Heidi Russell, Steve Krupa and Brian Schmisek, are teaching the courses:

Dr. Russell has kindly shared photos from the groups’ first few days in Rome! Enjoy them HERE.


New Faces at IPS

In the past few weeks we have been privileged to welcome several new faces to the IPS faculty and staff!

Dr. Therese Lysaught, will serve as the graduate program director for the MA in Healthcare Mission Leadership and MA in Pastoral Studies. Dr. Lysaught joins us from the Department of Theology at Marquette University. For more information on Dr. Lysaught, click HERE.

Dr. Peter Jones, is joining us as clinical instructor, teaching courses for our MAPS and MDiv students. Dr. Jones received his PhD in Religious Studies -Ethics from Southern Methodist University.

Gina Lopez, comes to IPS from a long affiliation with Loyola’s Center for Urban Research and Learning. Gina will serve as the executive administrative assistant to IPS director Dr. Brian Schmisek.

Dr. Kate DeVries, an IPS alumna, joins us as the coordinator of parish leadership and management programs. Kate joins us from the Archdiocese of Chicago after nearly 25 years as the co-director of their young adult ministry program.

Gosia Czelusniak, a current MA in Pastoral Studies student, joins us as administrative support for our INSPIRE project. Gosia also joins us after serving the Archdiocese of Chicago in various roles over the last several years.

We have several new adjunct faculty joining us this Fall, as well! Including Rabbi Niles Goldstein, among others!

Be sure to stop by the IPS office and say hello to our new faculty and staff when you get the chance! We extend a warm Loyola welcome to each of them!


Stanley Cup

Did you ever want to get up close and personal with the Stanley cup, brought home to Chicago by our beloved Blackhawk team?

The Water Tower Campus of Loyola had just such a chance last week while it made a stop at the Bentley Gold Coast dealership (across from the Water Tower Campus) in downtown Chicago on Thursday, June 27.

Take a look at the Cup’s visit by clicking here.