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Center for Innovation in Urban Education hosts spring events as part of Faculty Speaker Series

| By Molly Cochran
From upper left to lower right: Robert Helfenbein, Ph.D., associate dean of Loyola’s School of Education and professor of curriculum studies, L. Mickey Fenzel, Ph.D., ’85, professor and chair of the pastoral counseling department, Walter Reap, principal of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Qi Shi, Ph.D., assistant professor of education in the School Counseling program, and Peter Litchka, Ed.D., professor and director of the educational leadership program
From upper left to lower right: Robert Helfenbein, Ph.D., L. Mickey Fenzel, Ph.D., ’85, Walter Reap, Qi Shi, Ph.D., and Peter Litchka, Ed.D.

The Center for Innovation in Urban Education (CIUE) within the School of Education is presenting two events this spring as part of the Center’s Faculty Speaker Series.

The CIUE Faculty Speaker Series, which features the research of faculty from Loyola’s School of Education, aims to build community through intimate gatherings that promote dialogue and foster shared learning with Baltimore-area schools. Undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty, administration, and members of the community are invited to attend and engage in conversation.

“The CIUE Faculty Speaker Series is a chance to showcase the work of faculty and the rich, varied partnerships between Loyola’s School of Education and the Baltimore community,” said Robert Helfenbein, Ph.D., associate dean of Loyola’s School of Education and professor of curriculum studies. “From issues related to school counselling to innovative approaches in education reform, the series continues its focus on the project of creating more equitable schooling environments for all our children.”

Three faculty members and a principal will offer a panel, “Responding to the Call for Educational Justice: Catholic-led Initiatives in Urban Education,” on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in McGuire Hall West from 6–7:45 p.m.

Serving on the panel will be Helfenbein, L. Mickey Fenzel, Ph.D., ’85, professor and chair of the pastoral counseling department, Peter Litchka, Ed.D., professor and director of the educational leadership program, and Walter Reap, principal of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore, Md.

They will discuss the differences in education systems available for students in urban settings from the book, Responding to the Call for Educational Justice: Transformative Catholic-Led, which Fenzel co-edited.

Erin O’Keefe, ’03, director of the Center for Community Service and Justice and the York Road Initiative, will moderate the event. A pre-event reception will be held in McGuire Atrium from 5:30–6 p.m.

The second event of the Faculty Speaker Series for the spring semester will include a lecture on “What do African American 9th graders discuss with school counselors?” Qi Shi, Ph.D., assistant professor of education in the School Counseling program, will share her research on topics African American students discuss during individual counseling sessions. The lecture will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from 5:30–7 p.m. at Loyola’s Timonium Graduate Center.

Cheryl Moore-Thomas, Ph.D., associate vice president for faculty affairs and diversity, will moderate the event. A pre-event reception will be held in the Lounge from 4:45–5:15 p.m.

All the events are free. However, registration is required. For a full list of event details and to register, go to loyola.edu/department/ciue/events/faculty-speaker-series.

For information about event parking on the Evergreen campus, visit the parking information page. Parking at the Timonium Graduate Center is free. 

 
 
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