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Registration for Fall '15 is Now Open
Registration for Fall 2015 has been open since April 9th 2015 1:00pm CST. Certain classes are filling up fast so we highly recommend that you make sure to successfully register for the courses you need.
You can find the curriculum to most Degrees and Certificates by clicking into the individual program and clicking “Curriculum.”
If you are uncertain about what classes you need, please contact your academic advisor by logging > Clicking on Academics (on the left hand side) > Click View my advisor. The first advisor listed should be your primary academic advisor.
Although officially LOCUS is the most accurate source of information for courses, IPS has also put together a handy PDF document of all the classes that are being offered in the fall. The website also outlines how to find the books you need. Books may not be there yet if the Professor has not submitted that information to the bookstore. You can find that, here.
If you have difficulty with registration, please follow this step by step PDF guide located here.  If you prefer video tutorials, you can find that here.

Sweets and Tweets - Meet with Director Schmisek
Join IPS Director Brian Schmisek on Wednesday April 22nd  from 3:00 to 4:00pm CST for a Sweets and Tweets Event in Room 1704, Lewis Towers or Online via Twitter!
Local students can join in person to chat with the Director and ask him questions informally. Our distance and online students can tweet him @BrianSchmisek with questions and he will answer back during the event.
Take a little break before the semester concludes and join in the conversation with the Dr. Schmisek while enjoying some provided sweets and coffee or tea if you are joining in person.

Thank You for Celebrating With Us
We want to thank all in the IPS community who came out to celebrate the work and dedication of the faculty who are retiring this year. We had an incredible time with you and your presence was sincerely appreciated by the honorees and the IPS staff and faculty. 

For those of you who want to get a recap,  check out this video of Fr. Steve Krupa singing or take a look at the event photos

If you were unable to attend but want to share your thoughts and well wishes for the retiring faculty, please share them here:
Graduation Information
Interested in celebrating with Graduating Students? Join us for the IPS Commissioning and Student Party. All guests of the IPS family are welcome.

For more information and/or to register for graduation events, please click the following links: Commencement CeremonyCommissioning & Graduation Party

Be sure to check out the IPS blog as we are profiling some of our incredible graduates like Elizabeth and Pearl
First Friday Club with Archbishop Cupich
Join Archbishop Blasé Cupich at the First Friday Club on Friday, May 1st at noon as he delivers a speech on "The State of the Archdiocese of Chicago through a New Set of Eyes". 

Interested students should send a RSVP to Koonal Patel,; RSVP by April 24th 2015. 

More information on the talk can be found, here
 IPS Speakers Bureau Workshop Series
IPS Parish Leadership and Management Programs, in conjunction with the LUC School of Continuing and Professional Studies, is sponsoring a Speakers Bureau Workshop on Lectoring on Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Facilitator Kevin, O’Connor - adjunct in both IPS and SCPS.- will leads this workshop of practical thinking and skills that can make sacred scripture come to life for the faithful in your parish.

For more information, please view the informational flier here
Social Justice Graduate Assistant Position 
The the Provost Office for Social Justice Initiatives is hiring a graduated assistant for the 2015-16 academic year. The Graduate Assistant will help advance the work of the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership and the work of the Provost Office for Social Justice Initiatives through a variety of projects, research initiatives, and inter-university collaborations. 

For additional information and application instructions, please click here
Job Opportunities
Members of the IPS Community often share job postings that may fit our student needs. Take a few moments and check out the job opportunities listed below: 

Director of Faith FormationHoly Name Cathedral (Chicago, IL): Holy Name Cathedral is currently seeking a full-time Director of Faith Formation. This person will plan, develop, organize and evaluate the Faith Formation Program for the Cathedral parish including Baptism Preparation, Young Adult Ministry, Adult Faith Formation and RCIA. He or she also will supervise the Director of Children’s Faith Formation as well as the Coordinator of Baptism Preparation. For additional information on this position, please follow this link.

Part-time Chaplain, NorthShore Hospice (Skokie, IL): 
NorthShore Hospice is currently seeking a Staff Chaplain for our Hospice department located in Skokie. This is part-time (28hours/week) position and is benefits eligible. Hours will be scheduled Monday-Friday, must be flexible, possible on-call responsibilities. For more information, view the job description flier found here

Associate DirectorDiocese of Joilet (Joliet, IL): Work cooperatively with the Director to promote total family ministry in the diocese.  Facilitate, support, and encourage ministry to the divorced, widowed, and other hurting/healing families in the diocese, and empower parishes to do the same. For a full job description, please follow this link

Family and Youth Ministries CoordinatorSt.Michael's Episcopal Church (Barrington, IL): St. Michael’s Church is a 750-member Episcopal parish in the Chicago suburb of Barrington and is seeking a full-time Family and Youth Ministries Coordinator. The Coordinator will have primary responsibility for all aspects of our ministries with children and youth from birth through high school graduation and members of their households. The individual with the best fit for St. Michael’s will possess a strong faith, excellent people and communication skills, creativity and flexibility.For additional information, access this link

ChaplainCreighton University (Omaha, NE): The School of Pharmacy and Health Professions seeks a permanent second full-time chaplain to join the School beginning this 2015-2016 academic year. Qualified candidates should possess a Master’s degree in Theology, Ministry, Spirituality or related discipline and a minimum of one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education. Please click here for a more detailed job description. 

RectorUniversity of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN): The University of Notre Dame is accepting applications for Rector positions. The Rector serves as the primary pastoral leader, chief administrator, community builder and University resource for 29 single-sex undergraduate halls and two coed graduate facilities. The Rector position is a live-in, full time position, which is 10 months in the undergraduate halls and 12 months in the graduate facilities (with new Rectors arriving early for orientation and training). The position offers full-time benefits, including a retirement plan, a furnished apartment and a meal plan. For additional information on this position and application instructions, please follow this link

Coordinator of Faith FormationSt. Norbert Parish (Northbrook, IL): St. Norbert Parish in Northbrook, IL, a suburban parish of 2100 families, is currently seeking a full-time 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. For additional information on this position and application instructions, please click here.

Spiritual DirectorThe Dwelling Place (Brooksville, MS): The Dwelling Place, a retreat facility in east-central Mississippi, is looking for a Spiritual Director who desires to lead a life of service within a mission community. This individual would lead private and directed retreats as well as offer prayer and spiritual counseling for retreat attendees. For additional information on this position, please follow this link
Upcoming Events
Water Tower Campus Block Party - Thursday, April 23, 2015, 11 am to 2 pm (WTC)
Come join the Loyola community and rock out at the Spring Water Tower Block party where all of Pearson Street will be blocked off for Loyola students, to eat, dance, chat, and win prizes! See the informational poster, here

Tea with the Jesuits: James Erler, SJ - Friday, April 24, 2015, 3 pm, LUMA (WTC)
Have you ever wondered how one becomes a Jesuit? How one identifies the calling? Why one chooses to the Jesuits over other orders?  What it takes in terms of intellectual and spiritual training to become a Jesuit in the modern world? Join us for this series of afternoon teas to meet two Loyola University Jesuits in different stages of their training. Hear their stories. RSVP to or 312.915.7608.

LUCES End of the Year GalaFriday, April 24, 2015,  6:30 pm, Kasbeer Hall, Lewis Towers (WTC)
The LUCES Gala is a formal end of the year celebration in recognition of all our community members, the women who create our family of Women of Color here at Loyola University Chicago. The End of the Year Gala recognizes the accomplishments of our women who have accomplished great things in our community. RSVP and find information, here

Finals Breakfast Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 9:00pm - 10:30pm Gentile Arena (LSC)
This free, late-night breakfast for students is a finals week tradition at Loyola University Chicago. Finals Breakfast provides students a chance to take a study break, refuel, and catch up with their friends before the last stretch of final exams. Faculty and staff participate in serving students' meals to provide support and boost morale during this stressful time of the semester! Check it out, here

Art Exhibit - Dorris Salcedo - Until May 24, 2015 - Museum of Contemporary Art (Off Campus) 
Check out this art exhibit that a student recently attended and felt would be great for other IPS students to see. The exhibit features 30 years of work put forth by Dorris Salcedo on Sociopolitical issues. Find more information, here
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