Loyola University Maryland


The Visionary Course Pairing

Two Dimensional Design- The Artist as Visionary (SA224)

This course provides students with a study of the essential elements of design- line, shape, texture, value and color, combined with an exploration into the artist as visionary. Fulfills fine arts core requirement. Prerequisite for most studio arts courses. Requirement for visual arts majors with a concentration in studio arts and studio art minors.

Faculty Biography

Mary Beth Akre is an Professor in the Department of Fine Arts. She received a B.A. from Loyola College, a B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and a M.F. A. from Radford University. Her artwork is primarily landscape paintings that are completed on-site around northern Baltimore County and southern York County. She has been exploring issues of social justice including sustainability and diversity in her courses. Her paintings can be found in numerous corporate, public, and private collections, including the Infusion Center at the University Medical Center at Princeton Plainsboro in Princeton, NJ. Ms. Akre serves as a cook for St. Ignatius church's Loaves and Fishes meal program for people experiencing homelessness in Baltimore. Along with her students, she contributes bags of food to VIVA House, another Loyola community partner.

Criminal Law and the Wire in Baltimore (LW109D)

Provides a foundation for students who wish to explore the role that law plays in social, political, economic, and cultural life as it pertains to business behavior. The coursework provides a foundation of knowledge regarding the basic concepts necessary to understanding how business operates, the rules of law, and the influences and effects of law on the social and economic system. The course goal is to provide students with an understanding of the nature and functions of law in society and how law influences business behavior.

Faculty Biography

Fr. Brown was born and raised in Michigan.  He continued his higher education at Georgetown, Fordham, and George Mason University.  Currently, Fr. Brown is an Associate Professor of Law in the Sellinger School of Business and Special Assistant to the President for the Office of Mission Integration.  Fr. Brown helped pioneer service learning at Loyola University and has a great concern for improving justice in the world.  He has a passion for teaching and inspiring students to make a contribution in the world.

Mentor Biography

Mary Ellen Wade, Associate Director of Messina, earned her Master’s in Higher Education Administration from Rowan University in 2006. Prior to working with Messina, she was an Assistant Director of Student Life for the Hillside and Gardens Areas at Loyola. Mary Ellen is originally from Southern New Jersey and her interests include painting, hiking and traveling. Mary Ellen’s interest in Jesuit education began during her previous employment at Georgetown University.

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