Campus Services and Support
Events and Social Activities
To facilitate community life, the Institute regularly sponsors social gatherings of students, faculty, staff, and their families. The Student Life Concerns Committee coordinates many of these functions and student attendance is encouraged and welcomed. Details are circulated by the Office of Student Services via e-mail, mailboxes and are posted on bulletin boards in the Student Lounge. See the calendar (link to event calendar) for more details on upcoming events. Some activities include the President’s Picnic, Game Nights with the Faculty, Staff and Students, Thanksgiving potluck, Chili Cook-off, Advent Soup Lunch, Capitol Tour, Edible Encouragement (for exam week), and the SLCC Spring Picnic.
As part of the academic curriculum, students attend the Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman Lecture Series throughout the year. The series features speakers who are widely recognized for their contributions to the fields of psychology, moral and political philosophy, theology, and law. The Institute promotes this interdisciplinary dialogue to advance the integration of modern social, psychological and Catholic thought.
See the current topics and speakers here.
Living the Call
Successfully juggling a career as a mental health professional with the demands of marriage and family life can prove to be quite challenging. Sponsored by the IPS Office of Student Services, “Living the Call,” aims to assist current students and alumni in facing the difficulties of professional service in order to flourish. With lectures offered throughout the academic year, the series provides practical advice on issues related to living out one’s vocation as a Catholic psychologist.
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