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Welcome to Spring Semester!
Greetings IPS students! We hope the Spring 2017 semester is going well.

While we hope that everyone has settled into their class schedules, we understand that sometimes changes need to be made. That said, please pay close attention to the academic calendar in making the necessary adjustments to your class schedule. Failure to do so can result in academic and financial penalties!

Please remember that if you are receiving federal financial aid such as the federal Stafford loan, you must be considered a half time student which is at least 4 credit hours. You can find more information here

We’ve created the following chart for your convenience:

Date Activity
March 27 Last day (5:00 p.m.) to withdraw with a grade of "W", after this date, the penalty grade of "WF" is assigned
March 30 Fall 2017 Registration Begins
April 14 Good Friday , No classes (offices closed)
April 13-17  
Easter Holiday: No classes Thurs evening (classes that start 4:15 p.m. or later are canceled) through Mon afternoon (classes beginning on or after 4:15 p.m. will be held)
April 28 Spring Semester classes end


Fall 2017 Registration
Fall 2017 Registration begins on Thursday March 30th .

here and here for instructions on how to search and enroll in classes.  Please review these items and enroll yourself in classes.  While we do encourage you to register yourself for classes, if you are having trouble registering, you can email Bianca at with your LUC ID number, the class and section number you are attempting to enroll in (ex: IPS 402- section 1).  Please keep in mind that classes will close once they reach capacity, so do not wait to register. As a reminder, when searching for your classes in LOCUS, you will need to use IPS as the course subject.  If you are not sure about what classes to enroll in, please contact your advisor.

Please click
here for a list of the classes IPS is offering this Summer.
Please login to LOCUS and check to see if you have any holds.  Many of you may have holds on your account that will prevent you from registering for classes.  You can find this in LOCUS, on the home screen, in the “Enterprise Menu” under the “Personal Portfolio” tab.


If you have any holds on your account that have been placed by the Wellness Center or the Dean of Students regarding “Local Off Campus Address” or “Emergency Contact”, IPS cannot remove these holds for you.  If you have a hold from the Wellness Center, please call them at 312-915-7221. If you have a Dean of Students hold, it could be for 1 or 2 reasons. Either you need to update or confirm with no changes, both your emergency contact and/or local address.  You just have to go back into LOCUS and update both sections. Your local address and permanent addresses can be the same address. 
Please note, verification of required data takes place each year. If you have not completed this process before registration, a LAD hold will be placed on your account to prevent registration for classes.

Please follow the steps below for both sections and then the Dean of Students should remove this hold in less than 24 hours. Email them with any questions:

To remove the holds, follow the steps listed below:
  • Login to LOCUS
  • Under the Enterprise Menu, you will see the tab, “Personal Portfolio” .  Click this tab.
  • You will find both the sub-tab for Addresses & Emergency Contacts.
Off Campus Hold: 

1.)          Login to
2.)          Click on “Personal Portfolio” and then “Addresses” in the upper left hand corner
3.)          Click the green “new address” button
4.)          Type in your local off campus address
5.)          Click Continue
6.)          Checkmark, “Local off campus” on the right hand side
7.)          Click the green save button


 Emergency Contact Hold:
1.)   Login to
2.)   Click on “personal information.”
3.)   Click the Emergency Contact link
4.)   Click the green "Add Emergency Contact" OR
5.)   Click the red “Confirm Info with No Changes” link
6.)   Click the green Save button


Commencement Information
All students who have or are graduating in either Fall/ December 2016, Spring/May 2017, or Summer/August 2017 are all invited to attend the University’s Commencement occurring on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 3:00pm, in Gentile Arena on Loyola University Chicago’s Lake Shore Campus.  Tickets are not required for guests attendance.  For more information about Commencement 2017, please visit their website:   Please continue to check you LUC email for additional emails from Bianca Bulliner.

The University started sending registration emails for the Commencement to your LUC email address in late February. You will receive this email whether or not you plan on attending the Commencement Ceremony. If you are graduating and do not receive this email, please email Bianca Bulliner at  The university only hosts one ceremony per year for all the Fall, Spring and Summer graduates. 

On Monday, May 8, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Beane Hall  (13th floor, Lewis Tower) 111 E. Pearson - Water Tower Campus, The Institute of Pastoral Studies will host the IPS Graduation Party.  IPS welcomes the IPS community (graduates, students, faculty, alumni, friends of IPS, and staff) to attend.   This ceremony honors all students who graduated or will graduate during the 2016–2017 academic year (December '16, May '17, and August '17). Graduates are also welcome to bring up to four (4) guests. Registration for this event is required. RSVP at the following link: .
Please make sure to include the following when registering: your name, non-Loyola email address, number of guests, designate your degree and your plans for after graduation.

The IPS Commissioning and Graduation Party will include a brief reflection that will last around 10 minutes and will be provided by one of our graduates as well as a series of short prayers of petition, which will be one to two sentences long, offered in the variety of languages spoken by our students. We are asking that you tell IPS if you speak a language other than English and the name of a student or yourself, that you would like to nominate to be our speaker.  Please submit your nominations at the following link by April 14th:

***Please note:  Attending the ceremony does not equal degree conferral.  You will have officially graduated and completed the program once your degree has been conferred.***
Online Technology Training for IPS students
In preparation for Fall 2017 Registration, which takes place on March 30, 2017, IPS is offering an online training for both New and Current students.  Your attendance at this meeting is not mandatory, but is encouraged.  We want to help familiarize students with all things Loyola University Chicago and the Institute of Pastoral Studies.  This training session will begin with a presentation by Bianca which will last about an hour followed by time for any Q & A.
During this training, we will address the following topics:
  • Locating your Loyola ID number and your Loyola Username
  • How to Search for Classes
  • How to add classes to your Shopping Cart
  • How to Register or Swap a class and how to Withdraw from a course
  • How to Recognize and Address Holds on your account
  • How and where to find the required books for a class
  • Scholarships and Grants offered by IPS vs Financial Aid” What is the difference?
  • Curriculum Planning Worksheets
  • Tuition and Billing
  • Making Payments
  • Using Loyola Email and
  • How to navigate and use Sakai & Adobe Connect for classes
  • What department to contact for various situations:Registration issues, financial issues, inquiries about what class to enroll in
  • Where to find an academic calendar that includes deadlines and registration dates
  • Syllabi/ Exemplars
  • Marketing from other LUC partners such as Graduate, Professional, & Adult Student Life
This online training session will be held on Friday, March 31st, from 12pm-2pm central/standard time. We understand that it is last minute, but we wanted to do this when registration started, so the information would be fresh. We will be referencing the New Student Orientation class that can be accessed through Sakai with your Loyola Username and password.  If you are doing the online session, it is assumed that you've visited and gone through the Sakai New Student Orientation, which can be found here: .
If you wish to join us, please login through this link:  We will be using Adobe Connect, which is a program that is free and does not require any special downloads; however, you may have to do updates or add-ins.  We encourage you to do a Diagnostic Test on your computer to make sure it has all of the latest add ins and connections for a successful meeting, by visiting this website:
Contact Bianca Bulliner with any questions or concerns.
Course Update
The Office of Contextual Education is moving to a year-long IPS 580 course starting in the Fall of 2018 with preparation work for this new structure beginning in Spring 2018. If you are seeking to graduate in the 2017 - 2018 academic year this is you must alert us of your intention to enroll in the Fall 2017 IPS 580 course immediately. Again, this course will be offered on the old model for the final time in the Fall of 2017 and preparation assignments typically are completed in the Spring semester. Please disregard this email if you have already completed the 580 course and/or are graduating this summer.If you need more information about the structure of the Contextual Education course, don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr. Dan Rhodes at or email You may also direct your attention to the IPS website

IPS Events

To learn more about the panel and to register:
Interested in learning about more University events? Simply take a look at the University Calendar for all the things going on, here

If you need information on our campuses:

Lake Shore Campus (LSC) Map
Water Tower Campus (WTC) Map
LSC Parking & WTC Parking


Division of Student Development

Announcing the Plan 2020 Student Innovation Fund

Dear Students,

We are writing you today about an exciting new opportunity related to Loyola’s strategic plan, "Plan 2020: Building a More Just, Humane, and Sustainable World."

To encourage involvement in Plan 2020, we are announcing that Dr. Rooney has created the Plan 2020 Student Innovation Fund for student-generated initiatives that advance our collective work. The fund will allow for ideas from our entire student community to be considered; undergraduate, graduate, professional students, and registered student organizations may apply for funds each semester.

Funded proposals must align with and support Plan 2020 and enhance or improve an aspect of student life and Loyola’s mission and values—curricular, co-curricular, community-building, service-oriented, etc. We invite you to be creative, collaborative, and enterprising.

Applications will be accepted through April 18, 2017 for initiatives that will be implemented during the fall 2017 semester. The application can be found here. Received proposals will be reviewed by a committee composed of representatives from the Office of the Provost and the Division of Student Development, as well as the student representative of Plan 2020’s Strategic Plan Implementation and Steering Committee.

For further information please contact us directly via e-mail at and

We look forward to creative and collaborative ideas that will move our community forward and make Loyola more just, humane, and sustainable on campus and in our communities.


Patrick M. Boyle, PhD
Vice Provost and Interim Director,
John Felice Rome Center

Jane Neufeld
Vice President for Student Development

WTC Campus Ministry- Save the Dates
Save the Dates
Water Tower Campus Ministry upcoming events:
  • Thursday, April 27th Night of Reflection: (flyer)
IPS In Action Blog

Kevin O'Connor offers a thoughtful  reflection on the readings for the Fourth Sunday of Lent. Click the title link above to watch the video.

To read some of the previous blog posts click here .

Job Opportunities
Members of the IPS Community often share job postings that may fit our students' needs. Take a few moments and check out the job opportunities listed below: 

Director, Office for Worship, The Diocese of Grand Rapids is seeking a full-time Director of the Office for Worship who is dedicated to promoting and supporting liturgical life throughout the diocese.  The director will work closely with the Director of Music and Cathedral staff to plan and coordinate diocesan liturgies as well as train and assist with the ongoing development of parish professionals and volunteer liturgical ministers.  The director also serves as ex-officio chairperson of the Church Art and Architecture Commission and reviews the diocesan Sacramental Policies and Guidelines Handbook and makes recommendations for updating.Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: Human Resources, Diocese of Grand Rapids 360 Division Ave., Grand Rapids, MI  49503  Or

Director, Ministry Leadership Formation,  Providence Health & Services in Renton, WA. We are seeking a Ministry Leadership Formation (MLF) Director to guide and facilitate the design and fulfillment of leadership formation programs so that “leaders and all caregivers of PHSJ are inspired by the heritage and the Catholic tradition entrusted to us by the Sisters of Providence and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, integrating our Mission and core values into all aspects of our ministry.” details

Sr Manager Ministry Leadership Formation, Providence Health & Services in Renton, WA .We are seeking a Senior Manager Ministry Leadership Formation to guide and facilitate the design and fulfillment of leadership formation programs so that “leaders and all caregivers of PHSJ are inspired by the heritage and the Catholic tradition entrusted to us by the Sisters of Providence and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, integrating our Mission and core values into all aspects of our ministry.” details 

Graduate Assistant, Institute of Environmental Sustainability at Loyola University Chicago.  Looking for someone with a passion to make on-campus change around our social justice-focused sustainability programs including the Loyola's Farmers Market, Waste Reduction and Diversion, Sustainability Metrics and Tracking, Student Programs, Staff/Faculty Support and Community Engagement efforts. The position will be 20 hours per week, year-round starting in the late summer of 2017 and provide a full stipend ($16K) with full tuition remission for two years. The ideal candidate will have an existing line of study or research that includes or aligns with sustainability directly and can find additional research and publishing opportunities from their on-campus work. This could be either a Master's or PhD student. This is a great opportunity for any faculty that is looking to take on another student and is willing to partner with me. You would mentor their research and I would oversee their on-campus work and provide tuition. Contact: Aaron N. Durnbaugh, Director of Sustainability, phone 773 508-7558, email

Director of Youth Ministry
, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish: OLPH in Glenview, Illinois has a wonderful and dynamic new opportunity for a full time Director of Youth Ministry.  In joint collaboration with the Pastor, the Director of Youth Ministry will create, build, and lead an effective OLPH youth ministry program for high school and middle school youth to enhance and foster our youths’ spiritual formation. A primary goal will be to actively engage our parish teens beyond Confirmation which occurs in 8th grade. Please click here for a job description.  For more information or to apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and two professional references to

Substitute Teacher, Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart (Wicker Park, Chicago): is seeking candidates for substitute teaching, as needed, for high school teachers using personal, professional, and sick days.  If interested, please contact Laura Forbes at   

Assistant Director of University Ministry/Coordinator of Social Justice Formation, Lewis University. Reporting to the Director of University Ministry, the Assistant Director of University Ministry/Coordinator of Social Justice Formation develops and supports programs that encourage students to live and understand social justice from a Catholic perspective. The Assistant Director will also manage the Ministry facilities (Sancta Alberta Chapel, Miguel Center for University Ministry and the LaGrippe Pastoral Center), oversee the program calendar, and serve on standing committees. The Assistant Director will work closely with the Director to lead the Department in visioning and in responding to opportunities.  

Associate pastor,  First Congregational Church of Naples.The Associate Pastor will join with the Senior Pastor in celebrating the life and mission of the congregation at all levels, including leadership in the services of worship, celebrating the sacraments, ministries of healing and concern, and outreach both to the congregation and the world.  The Associate Pastor shall report to the Senior Pastor concerning duties of administration and the spiritual life of the church. 
Director of Religious Education, Queen of All Saints Basilica (Chicago, IL): The Director of Religious Education serves the parish mission of evangelization and catechesis through relationships and programs which foster growth in faith, enhance ecclesial belonging and offer outreach opportunities. The Director of Religious Education reports to the Pastor and is a member of the parish pastoral staff. This is a full-time (40 hour) exempt position.  Evening and weekend hours are to be expected.  Salary is commensurate with level of education and experience according to the scale of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Please see attachments here for more information about the position and here for how to apply.

Coordinator of Faith Formation/Director of Faith Formation, St. Norbert Parish. St. Norbert Parish in Northbrook, IL, a suburban parish of 2100 families, is currently seeking a full-time Director or Coordinator of Faith Formation. This person will be responsible, along with the pastoral staff, for developing and implementing a plan for lifelong comprehensive and systematic catechesis as it pertains to children in grades K-8. Send Cover letter and Resume to: Rev. Bob Heinz, Pastor

Event Coordinator, Archdiocese of Chicago (Chicago, IL): The event coordinator will collaborate with key professionals as well as Parish Vitality and Mission staff to assist in executing events and calendared projects.  He or she will be responsible for the successful completion of system events, including (but not limited to) professional gatherings and retreats, award ceremonies, fund-raisers, technology conferences, and other events furthering systemic growth. For more information about this position please see attached flyer and contact Krystle Frey and Anna Dudek
Site Coordinator and Cook  for Young Neighbors in Action. Coordinate Catholic service-learning weeks for high school youth groups.  The time commitment is 1 week during the summer, and a couple hours a week (mostly for emails/phone calls) starting in the next month or so. The stipend is $1400. We are especially looking for help the week of June 25-July 1, but July 9-15 is also kind of up in the air as well. Cook, would be comfortable preparing 2 meals a day for groups of 80-100, in case you know of anyone with that particular skill set. Contact:

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (Multiple Locations): NFCYM has several openings for positions in youth ministry.  To inquire about these positions and how to apply please visit

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Educator, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital (Ann Arbor, MI) The CPE Educator provides Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), which is professional training for ministry within clinical settings, to Chaplain Interns and Chaplain Residents in programs accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), an educational provider recognized by the US Department of Education. Please contact Tara Kopasz for more information: 248-345-1826 or email your resume/CV to: Candidates should also apply online at CPE Educator – St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor. More information on this position can be found here.

Rector, Notre Dame University (Notre Dame, IN): The heart of the Notre Dame experience is its residence life, and Notre Dame rectors make that experience unique, formative, and cherished. With the vision and leadership of rectors, students experience a residence life unique to Notre Dame. Students become life-long friends, and residence halls become communities of faith and learning, where students discover how to integrate and live out the intellectual, spiritual, and social dimensions of their education. Rectors include priests and brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross—the founding order of the University—women and men from other religious orders, and married and single lay women and men. Working with hall staffs, other student life professionals, and the wider University community, Notre Dame rectors help the University achieve its mission to bring young men and women to completeness, educating their minds and hearts to be a force for good in the world. The Rector application will be found on the website when it is posted in the early spring. If interested, please email Margaret Morgan Director of Residential Life: Rector Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention at
Family Therapist, MaineStay Youth & Family Services (Park Ridge, IL): Maine Township’s MaineStay Youth & Family Services in Park Ridge is seeking to hire a full-time Family Therapist to provide counseling to youth, adults, couples, and families. This position requires a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy, counseling, psychology, or a related field; experience working with youth and families; excellent communication, organizational, and computer skills; and the ability to work day and evening hours. A clinical level license (LMFT, LCPC, LCSW) is preferred; AMFT, LPC, LSW license will be considered. Excellent benefits. To apply, please email cover letter and resume to MaineStay Director Richard Lyon at
Please visit for other career related news and the job board, Ramblerlink 
IndyCAN Seeks a 
Communications Director
(Please share with your networks!)

Are you a master storyteller? Want faith, race and power at the center of the Public Square? IndyCAN seeks a dynamic, justice-focused, communications guru and online organizer that can hit the ground running. This is a pivotal role that will shape the moral compass of Indiana and elevate the voice of marginalized people in the public arena.
Indianapolis Congregation Action Network (IndyCAN) is a catalyst for marginalized peoples and faith communities to act collectively for racial and economic justice. IndyCAN organizes immigrants, youth of color, excluded workers and multi-faith clergy through congregations and community organizations to lead successful campaigns to end mass incarceration and gun violence, protect immigrant rights and promote economic dignity. IndyCAN is a member of the PICO National Network, the largest faith-based organizing effort in the nation. Learn more at and

Application Process

All applicants must apply for this position online at Please have the following three (3) documents ready to upload to your online application:

1.      An electronic file of your resume (preferably in PDF format) including 3 references and salary history;
2.      A cover letter (stating why you would be the ideal person for this position);
3.      1 writing sample that demonstrates both writing skills & design (brochure, urgent action email, video or graphic)This is where the meat of the announcement will go.
Upcoming LUC Related Events
Looking for a way to make a difference?  Volunteer with Loyola Alumni and friends on National Jesuit Alumni Service Day, April 1st. RSVP by 3/24.
Registration is now LIVE for the 2017 BLM Conference at Loyola University Chicago. The registration fee is $20. A limited number of scholarships are available for groups of 5 or more and for those who need financial assistance. Please email us at for more information on scholarships.
Workshop proposals are still open for the conference as well! Deadline: Saturday, March 11 at 11:59PM

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