News category Michael F. Andrews, PhD, Appointed Director of the John Felice Rome Center We are pleased to announce that Michael F. Andrews, PhD, has been appointed to serve as the next director of the John Felice Rome Center. Dr. Andrews joins us from the University of Portland, where he is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences as well as professor of philosophy, director of the Catholic Studies program, and McNerney-Hanson Endowed Chair in Ethics. Read more. category Read the fall/winter issue of Il Bollettino This issue features an inspiring story about JFRC students who discovered a Roman villa's remains, a letter from John Felice, JFRC couples who met at the Rome Center, and more. Download the issue. category 2016 Felice Award recipient Named for the founder of the Rome Center, the Felice Award is conveyed annually at the Loyola University Chicago Founders’ Dinner to an alumnus(a) for leadership in business and community along with support of the Rome Center. Meet the 2016 recipient, Katie Vogelheim (JFRC ’77–’78). category Meet the 2016–17 Ricci Scholars The Ricci Scholars Program offers an unparalleled study abroad, immersion, and global scholarship opportunity for qualified students. The program awards selected students with scholarships for travel and research during their junior year. category A letter from John Felice In the lobby of the Rome Center hangs a handwritten letter from John Felice, written to students shortly before his passing. A fascimille of the letter itself is in the fall/winter 2016 edition of Il Bollettino. Click here for the typed version. category Rome adventure: then and now It was easy to tell that they were students—sitting together in groups, speaking a bit louder than other airline passengers—and they were young, very young. They were anxious and excited at the same time. And they were traveling out of their comfort zones, perhaps for the very first time. category A passion for international human rights What do you get when you put a dancer, a mathematician, and a political scientist in the same room? You would get Jacquelyn Pavilon (JFRC Spring ’10, BA ’12), who happens to be all three.