May – What’s Happening Blog

by Nicole Snyder

Happy Tuesday Meaning Making Readers!

Continuing this month in Meaning Making we have included the summaries of a few events you might have missed in April and a list of events coming up in May. If you have something you would like included for June’s addition, please let us know!  Enjoy and thanks for reading!

What you might have missed in April:

April 2nd: at 9am Ph.D. Candidate Latoya Moss had her Final Defense titled: Survivors of Personal and Professional Trauma: Exploring the Lived Experience and Continuous Career Decision of Female Clergy Diagnosed with Cancer.  If you’d like to learn more about her work, she can be reached at: lsmoss@loyola.edu

April 3: at 2pm Ph.D. Candidate Paul Deal had his final defense.  His dissertation was titled: Sanctification Within the Middle Ground: Narrative Phenomenology of How Nature Becomes Sacred.  If you’d like to know more about his work, he can be reached at: pjdeal@loyola.edu

May 1: Dr. Christine Berger led a discussion about the interplay between counseling and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).  Some CAM modalities mentioned were healing touch, Reiki, body scanning, and meditation.  If you are interested on this topic and unable to make it, Dr. Berger has some suggested readings.  She can be reached at: ccberger@loyola.edu.

Coming up:

May 2: Jeffreys Institute for the Study of Loss and Bereavement in co-sponsorship with The Maryland Psychological Association are offering 2 workshops (one morning and one afternoon) for CEs at Loyola Columbia Campus (questions: Dr. Shep Jeffreys 443-956-9480/  jeffreys3@verizon.net)

May 16: Loyola Pastoral Counseling Department will host the Pastoral Counselors Graduate Reception at the Columbia Sheraton Hotel from 6-8pm. (Registration: register online http://alumni.loyola.edu/pc_grad_reception; questions: Brenda Helsing (bhelsing@loyola.edu).

May 17: GRADUATION! – Loyola’s 162nd Commencement Ceremony will be held at Baltimore Arena (201 W. Baltimore Street) on Saturday, May 17th. Doors will open at 9 a.m. and the processional will begin at 10:45 a.m. The Commencement program begins promptly at 11 a.m. A live stream of the Commencement Exercises will be available at the following link: www.loyola.edu/commencement. Congratulations to all graduates!

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