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Dr. Ansel Augustine had his article "It Took a Village: The Refuge That Was St. Peter Claver Catholic School" in the Spring 2021 issue of Momentum, the magazine of the National Catholic Education Association. The article pays tribute to the school and also highlights the need to support and preserve safe spaces for Black youth. Read the article here.

"Social Traps and Social Trust: Institutional Transformations in an American City following a Natural Disaster" is the issue of the New England Journal of Public Policy guest-edited by Michael Cowan, Ph.D. The articles in this issue examine the lessons learned from pursuing institutional change in the aftermath of Hurrican Katrina in New Orleans. Read the issue here.

Antiqua Smart DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PHNA-BC, a full-time assistant professor in the School of Nursing, was recently selected as a member of the inaugural National Organization of Nurse Practitioners Faculties (NONPF) Telehealth Committee. The NONPF Telehealth Committee provides national recommendations on telehealth education for nurse practitioner faculty members and nurse practitioner students.

Master of Pastoral Studies student Mary Gibbons-Georgevich was recently interviewed by The Blade, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper in Toledo, Ohio, about her work as a chaplain at Mercy Health — St. Anne Hospital. In it, she discusses the challenges presented by the pandemic and the ministry of presence she provides. Read the article»

Alumna Jennifer Rogers is involved in two ministries in her parish: Food for Seniors and Welcome Home, a jail/prison and re-entry ministry. Both grew out of a data-gathering and testing process that Jennifer led. “It has been wonderful to see the response by our parish-community once these ministries hit the ground running!” she says.

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Carol Lenox, MPS, is inspired by spirituality's connectedness to nature. Her article "The Exterior Silence of the Forest--Merton's Guidance for Environmentalists" draws together her work as an environmental researcher in North Carolina with her interestest in Creation theology. About this article, published in the Spring 2021 issue of The Merton Seasonal: A Quarterly Review, she says, "The path that led to this definitely has much of its origin in my studies at Loyola. In fact, in the article I use 2 quotes from the Berry Collection." Continue reading»

Milissa Else, a student in the Master of Pastoral Studies program, will be conducting 2 webinars for members of the North American Forum for Small Christian Communities (NAFSCC). The webinars will take place on Wednesday, April 21, and Wednesday, May 19. Current and new NAFSCC members will receive access to this webinar. View full details»

Dr. Christine Ebrahim introduced a new “Crisis Intervention” elective in the Counseling Department that now has a permanent place amid our course offerings.

Dr. John Dewell received the University Senate Award for Community Service, recognized for his work as clinical director of the Loyola Center for Counseling & Education (LCCE).

Student leaders from Chi Sigma Iota, counseling honors society, continue to promote service, advocacy, and community during COVID through their organization of a socially distanced day of service, virtual participation in the NAMI Walk and fundraiser, and a peer mentorship program for counseling graduate students.

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