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Faculty and Staff Reconnecting Events & Convocation

Loyola press release - December 21, 2005

Faculty and Staff Reconnecting Events & Convocation

Students in Distress: Helping Students in the Post-Katrina World

Tuesday-January 3

9:30-10:30 or 1:30-2:30

Senior Common Room

This workshop is designed to assist faculty and staff deal with the many emotional sequelae students experience following Katrina. We will discuss how to deal with distressed students including recognizing signs of potential problems, the role of faculty and staff in helping students, how to make a referral, and crisis intervention. We will also discuss how to facilitate a classroom discussion of Katrina and its aftermath, a topic that may be distressing to some students in class. Lastly, we will look at resources for faculty and staff as we all recoup following the trauma of this fall.

Presenters – Alicia Bourque, Ph.D., Staff Counselor

Connie Briscoe, Ph.D., Staff Counselor

Christopher Flynn, Ph.D., Director & Staff Psychologist

Counseling & Career Services Center

Tuesday-January 3

10:30-12:00 noon

Loyola Reconnecting: Sharing Our Experiences and Hopes

All faculty and staff are invited to the Orleans Room for this event. As we come together to begin the spring semester, we need to reconnect with each other and re-form the Loyola community. Before we begin to help students deal with their experiences of the aftermath of Katrina, faculty and staff need to pay attention to ourselves and each other. This gathering will allow faculty and staff members to talk about their recent experiences, listen to each other’s stories, and articulate where we find hope. Fr. Kevin Wildes, S.J. will offer a brief reflection. Our conversations will flow into a prayer service rooted in our shared experiences and hopes.

Sponsored by the Jesuit Center, Center for Student Leadership Development, Counseling & Career Services Center and University Ministry. Refreshments of coffee, tea and hot chocolate will be available. We encourage you to continue your conversation over lunch which is a la carte.

Thursday-January 5

Faculty and Staff Convocation

Nunemaker Auditorium

3:00 p.m.

Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., president, will give remarks to faculty and staff on Loyola University and the coming year. A reception will follow.