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Dr. LeAnne Steen recently held a continuing education (CE) entitled “Expressive Play Therapy for Mental Health Professionals: Drama, Movement, Art” on June 9th, 2023. 

Loyola Center for Counseling and Education (LCCE) will be the recipient of a 2.5 million dollar grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of HRSA.


With support from this grant, the LCCE aims to improve outcomes for children from birth to 12 years of age by developing, maintaining, and enhancing infant and early childhood mental health promotion, intervention, and treatment services. Providing services to this target population will be addressing a significant need in the community. 


Meaghan McCarthy Silver, MS, MPS, was spotlighted in Saint Joseph Academy's "25 under 35." In her role as Pastoral Minister at St. Mark Catholic Church, she works closely with other parish staff to run the RCIA program for adults coming into the Catholic faith, oversees the sacramental preparation of children, volunteers with the Youth Group, coordinates seasonal programs such as the Advent Reflection, and organizes other opportunities for parishioners like young adult trivia nights.


On May 11, 2023, the faculty and graduates of the Loyola Institute for Ministry met virtually with colleagues from the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) to discuss their shared work in promoting small Christian communities (SCCs) and synodality.

Dr. Emily Jendzejec reviewed Daniel Hendrickson's Jesuit Higher Education in a Secular Age: A Response to Charles Taylor and the Crisis of Fullness. Hendrickson's book is published by Georgetown University Press (2023); the press's website describes its focus:

Ansel Augustine, D.Min, recently shared his thoughts on the readings for the fourth Sunday of Easter (April 30, 2023) with the audience of US Catholic. By asking the question, "How can we be church in the world?", Ansel opens a reflection on being truly present to those around us, sharing their struggles, and living our faith in the process. Read the article and watch the video here.

Fr. Joseph Onyait, who has studied at LIM focused on Small Christian Communities, embarked on an ambitious plan to train facilitators in the Diocese of Soroti in Uganda so that they might lead Small Christian Communities in their parishes. He helped to create a plan to train catechists, Parish Council members, and parish priests, among others, and presented it to the Bishop of Soroti, Rev. Dr. Joseph Eciru Oliach. 

Dr. Cherie Burke, Director of the School of Nursing and Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program has received her second doctoral degree in May 2023. Her Ph.D. was awarded from Duquesne University. 

Dean Collins has written an invited blog for the series Call the Midwife since its inception. Click to read more

Congratulations to Dr. Melissa LeBrun, Family Nurse Practioner Program Director, who passed her certifcation fo the Associate in Infection Prevention and Epidemiology (a-IPC). She has also accepted a position on teh Finance, Capital Development and Marketing Committee for the National Organization of Nurse Practicioner Faculty. 


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