The Honorable Miguel Diaz, former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See (2009 to 2012), and Dr. Marian Diaz have accepted faculty appointments at Loyola University Chicago.
IPS launches Master of Arts in Social Justice
Institute of Pastoral Studies Director, Brian Schmisek, invites you and a guest to gather with fellow alumni and friends in Anaheim, CA. As many of you are in town for the Religious Education Congress, we ask that you join us for an evening at The Hilton Anaheim to enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while we reconnect, network, and hear IPS updates.
The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage is pleased to invite you to a special panel discussion, "Habemus Papam+1: The First Year of Pope Francis." The panel discussion will take place on Thursday, March 27th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Information Commons. Please visit our website for more information about the panelists and the program. Please join IPS Director, Brian Schmisek, immediately following the panel discussion for a special alumni reception in Piper Hall at 5:30 p.m. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
The Institute of Pastoral Studies welcomes the IPS community (graduates, students, faculty, alumni, friends of IPS, and staff) to attend the IPS Commissioning Ritual and Party on Tuesday, May 6th at 6:30pm in Kasbeer Hall. This ceremony and party honors all students who graduated or will graduate during the 2013-2014 academic year (December '13, May '15, and August '14). The event will begin with the Commissioning Ritual at 6:30 PM in Kasbeer Hall, which is located on the 15th floor of the Corboy Law Center. The party will begin immediately after the commissioning in the same space. The entire IPS community is welcome to attend. Graduates are also welcome to bring up to and including four (4) guests. Registration for the Commissioning and Party is required. Please RSVP through our Market Place site. Graduates, in addition to your name and number of guests, please designate your degree.
We are pleased to announce that the Registration for IPS Rome Program, Summer 2014 is open! This year's trip will take place July 6-16, 2014. All participants choose from one of three graduate-level courses, all of which are three semester credit hours. Participants stay at a 4 Star hotel only blocks from campus. Classes are held at Loyola's John Felice Rome Center and onsite at some of Rome's most famous sites. Check out the complete proposed itinerary for more details.
Questions and answers regarding some upcoming changes to the MA in Social Justice and Community Development program.
The Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago invites you to join us as we host a public lecture by Dr. Massimo Faggioli, entitled "Gaudium et Spes and Catholic Higher Education." The lecture will be held at 4:30 p.m., Monday, February 17th, in Corboy Hall, room L14. Dr. Faggioli, an assistant professor in the Department of Theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, was one of the five translators of Pope Francis' interview published in America magazine, "A Big Heart Open to God."
IPS has a limited amount of scholarships funds to support international study. Priority for these funds is given to IPS degree-seeking students attending IPS international study programs. Please read the full announcement and get the application.
We work, study, but also we party at IPS. On November 9th, Faculty, Students, and Staff members, gathered together with their families to celebrate each other. Brian Schmisek, the IPS Director recognized the importance of our relationships, and sharing our time and table together. On that evening we had no lectures, talks, or class, we just had a blast! Please see the photos.
IPS has been able to secure funds to support student travel/conferences. We will be making 10 yearly awards of up to $500 each. Please see the application form for more information and to apply for these funds. A faculty committee will be reviewing applications and making determinations.
Did you know that IPS currently offers three Master's degrees that can be completed entirely online? Click here to find out more.
Learn about online learning options with Loyola University Chicago's Institute of Pastoral Studies. Several Loyola degree programs may be completed entirely online.