Loyola University Maryland

IgnatianQ Conference

2018 IgnatianQ Conference


Loyola University Maryland
February 9-11, 2018

Welcoming Message from 2018 Conference Planning Committee

The theme of the 2018 IgnatianQ conference is “Cura Personalis: Resilience in Our Wholeness". In the spirit of our Ignatian call for honoring cura personalis and cura apostolica, we acknowledge that caring for the whole unique person and caring for a diverse community is hard work. We honor the legacy of the past four conferences and seek to incorporate past conference themes of acknowledgement (2014), contemplation (2015), celebration (2016), and community (2017). We also wish to build on these themes and look to the future as we focus on building resilience in our community.

Through building our resilience we can also build our resistance to expectations that we leave certain identities at the door and push various communities to the fringes. We believe that resilience allows us to step forward as we are, who we are, in our wholeness. This theme calls us, as members of Jesuit institutions, to consider wholeness in a broken society. In these fractious times, this has never been truer. We seek to build on the sturdy foundation we will be handed and look forward to our continued process of becoming, both as individuals and community.

Rosie Waniak '18 & AJ Drexel '18
Conference Co-Chairs


Emilie Joseph
Postdoctoral Fellow - Counseling Center

Elise Gower
Assistant Director - Campus Ministry

Aaron Barnes
Staff Psychologist - Counseling Center

Tim Cherney
Associate Director - Student Life

2018 Conference Schedule

Friday, February 9, 2018

4:00pm-8:00pm Conference Check-In - Humanities Porch/Hug Lounge
8:00pm-10:00pm Optional Conference Paint Night and Social - 4th Floor Programming Room

Saturday, February 10, 2018

8:00am-8:30am Extended Conference Check-In/Breakfast - 4th Floor Programming Room
8:30am-9:15am Icebreakers, Welcome & Introductions - 4th Floor Programming Room
9:30am-10:00am Opening Address & Interfaith Prayer - McManus Theater
10:00am-11:00am Keynote: An Interview with Fr. James Martin, S.J. - McManus Theater
11:00am-11:30am Keynote Wrap UpMcManus Theater
11:45am-12:45pm Breakout Session 1Various Locations
1:00pm-2:00pm Networking Lunch4th Floor Programming Room/Reading Room
2:15pm-3:15pm Breakout Session 2Various Locations
3:30pm-4:15pm Group Reflection4th Floor Programming Room
4:30pm-5:30pm Keynote: Rienne Jahnai4th Floor Programming Room
5:30pm-6:00pm Keynote Wrap Up4th Floor Programming Room
6:00pm-8:00pm Break - On your own
8:00pm-11:00pm Spectrum's Do-Over Prom - McGuire West

Conference Attendees are invited to join Loyola students in the culminating event of Sexual and Gender Diversity Awareness Week

Sunday, February 11, 2018

7:30am-8:15am Breakfast - 4th Floor Programming Room
8:30am-9:30am Breakout Session 3 - Various Locations
10:00am-11:00am Keynote Panel: Intersections of Identities - 4th Floor Programming Room
11:00am-Noon Mass/Spiritual Practices - Alumni Memorial Chapel
12:15pm-12:30pm IgnatianQ 2018 Closing - Alumni Memorial Chapel

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