Congratulations to LIM graduate Kathy Smith who, as a result of her studies in Religion and Ecology at LIM, is the founder and Executive Director of Baptist Creation Care Initiative! Its mission is to offer a distinctly Baptist voice of faith, enriched by science and action, and empowered by biblical insight and a love of creation. She writes, "We strive to be a venue where Baptists of many different traditions can discuss the place of both the Bible and science in our shared understanding of God's wonderful creation.
Kathy Williams (MPS '15) was recently named Director of Communications for the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville.
Congratulations to Becky Eldredge (MPS '08 from Baton Rouge) who recently published Busy Lives and Restless Souls: How Prayer Can Help You Find the Missing Piece in Your Life (Loyola Press, 2017)!
Becky also writes a blog, speaks, and gives retreats. For more on her, see her website: https://beckyeldredge.com
The article explores the intersection of the study of materiality, a medieval instance of the sensus fidelium in the eucharistic Feast of Corpus Christi, and the paradox that the bodily senses other than taste and touch can be a means of encounter with the divine. In doing so, the article gestures toward implications for laity, spirituality, and theology today.
This year Loyola Faculty and Students have been accepted to present at the ACA 2017 Conference in San Francisco, California. We would like to congratulate these individuals for their hard work and dedication to the field.
Student led poster board presentation accepted:
Integrating Gestalt Play Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing in the Treatment of Traumatized Children, by Patricia M. Hickham
BSN-DNP student Melody Eschete has been announced as the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners (LANP) Nurse Practitioner Student of the Year. This award is given to one LANP student member for her or his outstanding character, school performance, leadership, and interpersonal skills. It is the second year in a row that a Loyola University New Orleans student was awarded this honor.
LIM encourages students to connect their studies to practical concerns, and Grant Tregre has done so in all his coursework. His study of the system of mass incarceration and its impact on African Americans led him to develop a New Jim Crow Ministry in St.
Dr. Thomas Foster and Counseling Student Patty Hickham recently were selected to lead a roundtable presentation at the upcoming 2017 American Counseling Association national conference, which will be held in March 2017 in San Francisco, Calif.
The topic of the roundtable will be "Difficult Cases with EMDR: Collective Supervision using Multiple Trauma Theories."
"It has been an exciting journey since I embarked on the MPS program with LIM. I enjoyed the robust discussions online and the exchange of experiences with my course mates and instructors. The program is flexible, and I am able to continue my full time work as a pastoral worker in the Archdiocese of Singapore. In fact, I am able to take what I have learned in the program and apply it to the work that I am doing straight away! I have also discovered that while we may be divided by time zones, some of our pastoral issues and concerns are very similar.