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Encountering the Mission

Members of the Loyola University Maryland community discuss ways in which they, their students, their departments, and the University as a whole, approach and support the institution's mission. (Videos created in 2019)

Mary Beth Akre

Mary Beth Akre discusses how she encourages students to contemplate how to use art as a powerful tool for advocacy.

Sean Bray

Sean Bray, director of Campus Ministry, discusses how Loyola gives students the tools for discernment and opportunities to practice that reflection as they prepare for the work environment.

Fr. Tim Brown

Fr. Tim Brown, associate professor of law and social responsibility, discusses how the magis means putting the most quality of your time and attention into each situation.

Rita Buettner

Rita Buettner, director of university communications, discusses how we live out our mission through the online community and think about how those exchanges can be more personal.

Stephanie Flores-Koulish

Stephanie Flores-Koulish discusses how the curriculum and instruction for social justice program prepares teachers to address the challenges in schools today related to race, racism, and injustice.

Tracy Frey

Tracy Frey, program director for academic assessment and effectiveness, discusses how the magis is at the heart of all we do, from welcoming students with programs like Messina and continuing through their time at Loyola as they explore careers.

Rachel Grover

Rachel Grover discusses how she ensures students and local organizations get the most out of her service-learning classes.

Charlie Hiebler

Charlie Hieber, associate director for alumni engagement, discusses how Loyola provides students the opportunity to go outside of their comfort zone and learn more about themselves, which in turns helps them give more to society.

JP Krahel

JP Krahel discusses how his students provide free tax services to local residents and, in the process, expand their worldview.

Fr. Brian Linnane

Fr. Linnane, president emeritus of Loyola University Maryland, discusses how he tries to examine all situations through the lense of the magis, or "more;" and how Loyola's presence in Baltimore is a great witness to our mission.

Jonathan Malis

Jon Malis, assistant professor of fine arts and photography, discusses how his students use the foundations of photography and visual arts to tell the stories of Baltimore and enact positive social change in the world.

Cheryl Moore-Thomas

Cheryl Moore-Thomas, acting provost and vice president for academic affairs, discusses how our community is deeply interwoven with commitments to social justice and therefore best prepared to find solutions to community issues and world problems.

Erin O'Keefe

Erin O'Keefe, former director of the Center for Community, Service, and Justice, discusses how we can contribute as citizens of Baltimore—extending our heart, community, and talents out into our city.

Fr. John Savard

Fr. Savard discusses the hope, talent, and perseverance that students—current teachers from local schools—bring to the School of Education, and the drive to generate change in the public and catholic schools in Baltimore.