Loyola Academy: Freshman Retreat March 6
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Apr 2010, p. 25, 26

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Loyola's Campus Ministry led the annual all-day Freshman Retreat March 6. Loyola parent David Hollander of Lincolnwood donated the boxes from his moving and storage company. Loyola President Reverend Patrick E. McGrath presided at Mass. Other participants included Steve Freedman of Chicago (60646) and Emily Mohr of Winnetka, Aleksandra Kurzydlowski of South Barrington and her mother, Michelle Kurzydlowski, Maggie Simons of Glenview and her father, John Simons, The Nierzwicki Family of Glenview, including parents Ronald and Peggy Nierzwicki, and daughters Maureen and Bridget, Grace Bowen of Kenilworth, Claire Cosgrove of Kenilworth, Elizabeth Cushing of Evanston, Annie Feifar and Tom Feifar both of Inverness, Jennifer Goodwin of Glenview, Katie Leinenweber of Evanston, Shannon McKeough of Glenview, Mo Nierzwicki of Glenview, Emily Picchietti of Lake Forest, Kate Ryan of Lake Forest, Colleen Smith of Wilmette, guidance counselor Sarah B. Kennedy of Chicago (60640) and retired math teacher Jerome Spellman of Park Ridge, Dana Trotta of Chicago (60646), Mike Felish of Wilmette, Aidan Gleber of Mundelein, campus ministers Mike and Kate Gregg.

"Having Faith...Beginning an Interfaith Dialogue" was the theme for this year's Diversity Week in March. On Tuesday, poets Kevin Coval and Roger Bonair-Agrad gave a presentation to juniors and sophomores. A teacher panel on interfaith dialogue during fourth and fifth periods on Thursday concluded this year's Diversity Week. Teachers participating in the discussion included security guard Sula Manis of Northbrook, who represented the Greek Orthodox faith; social studies teacher Denise Garfield of Evanston and guidance counselor Tyler Vradenburg of Chicago (60618), who represented the Jewish faith; and theology teachers Rosanne Coury of Park Ridge, Spencer Daniel of Chicago (60626) and Christopher Penna of Chicago (60613), who represented the Catholic faith. Guidance counselor Sarah B. Kennedy of Chicago (60640) organized Diversity Week.

Approximately 300 Loyola families gathered for the annual Mother/Student Mass and Breakfast March 14, hosted by the Fathers' Club. Loyola President Reverend Patrick E. McGrath presided and delivered the homily. Peter Kennedy of Wilmette and his mother, Caroline Kennedy, delivered the readings. Tayler Crimaldi of Chicago (60646) read the petitions and Tom Feifar and Anne Feifar both of Inverness and Isabelle Yisak of Glenview served as Eucharistic ministers. The music was provided assistant dean of students Lauren Bonner of Lincolnshire, formerly Loyola's choir director; Mike Felish of Wilmette; Emelia Gleber of Mundelein; Amanda Smith of Glenview; and Caroline Williams of Wilmette.

Reverend John Trout, an Irish ordained Catholic priest, was a guest speaker at the modern fiction classes of English department chairwoman Mary Clare White of Wilmette in March.

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Loyola Academy: Freshman Retreat March 6

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