Virtual Ignatian Inquiry Sessions

Virtual Ignatian Inquiry Sessions

The JSN is eager to encourage a spirit of inquiry across the many layers of our work in Jesuit education. With our Virtual Ignatian Inquiry Sessions we seek to promote content-based resources for the schools and tell the stories of our schools and the educators in them. 

Recent Sessions

Putting “Learning by Refraction” Into Practice: Ventures in IPP Enrichment
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 3 p.m. ET

How do we move away from the IPP as a framework that’s “in the air,” and move towards intentionally using the IPP in the design of learning experiences across all classrooms, programs, and non-academic offices?

 How do Ignatian educators engage students in deep reflection that leads to inner transformation and authentic action? 

In this session, the Mission & Formation team at Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon will share how they implemented their learning from the 2022 IPP Master Class on Learning By Refraction through their design and facilitation of workshops and retreats at Jesuit and within the JSN.

About the Speakers

Greg Allen is the current Ignatian Formation Director and Theology faculty, having held the positions of Campus Minister and Theology chair over his 34 year tenure at Jesuit.

Russ Fiorella is about to complete his second year of teaching within the Theology Department at Jesuit High School. Russ’s professional interests include project-based learning, instructional leadership, and designing workshops and programs for adult learners. He will be starting doctoral studies at Gonzaga University this summer. 

Jennie Kuenz (pronounced “Kenz”) teaches Physics and works in Jesuit’s Arrupe Center where she oversees Global Networking and Ecological Justice. She is an alumna of the school and is in her 19th year teaching at Jesuit.

Sports and Ignatian Identity in Jesuit Schools

Yogi Berra says it best: “Love is the most important thing in the world but baseball is pretty good too.”  Dr. John Krambuhl will share his ​pdf icon dissertation research findings on the relationship between sports and Ignatian Identity.  While the Society of Jesus and Jesuit schools have long honored the engaging and educational possibilities of physical activity and sports, the contemporary environment in the United States presents both opportunities and challenges in linking athletics with the Ignatian mission.  This conversation will be of particular interest to all those charged with leading and supporting athletic programs in our schools, and will be of interest to all leadership, faculty and staff across the Provinces who are called to support students.

About the Speaker

Dr. John Krambuhl Biography

Dr. John Krambuhl is the Director of Mission and Ministry at Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda, Maryland.  He graduated from Gonzaga College High School in 1997 and has worked in Jesuit education for nearly 20 years, first as a teacher and coach at Gonzaga, then in campus ministry at Jesuit High School of Tampa, and for the last 11 years at Georgetown Prep.  He is a husband and a Dad to nine-year-old identical twin boys.  John had a deep and memorable experience praying the Spiritual Exercises and subsequently participated in Holy Trinity parish and Georgetown University’s Faber Program to Give the Spiritual Exercises. He has led Ignatian prayer groups in spiritual conversation and communal discernment for several years. 

 Dr. Krambuhl earned a doctorate in education from George Washington University in 2020 with a dissertation on the relation between sports and Ignatian identity in Jesuit schools.  This research gave him the opportunity to bring his love of playing and pondering sports into conversation with spiritual growth and Ignatian educational mission.