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Heartland Delta Faculty Conversations Conference

Under Pressure: Cura Personalis and Apostolica

Feb. 21-23, 2020

Saint Louis University invites Jesuit college and university faculty members to come and explore matters of our shared mission raised by the latest issue of Conversations Magazine. Through presentations and discussions with colleagues, participants will thoughtfully engage the experiences of the contemporary Jesuit institution. 

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 Online Registration for SLU Faculty

All Other Registrants

Conference Schedule

Friday, February 21, 2020

Saturday, February 22, 2020

  •  8-9 a.m.
    Breakfast: Sinquefield State Room, DuBourg Hall Fourth Floor
  •  9-10:15 a.m.
    Session I: Hope Rekindled by the Rising Temperatures: Well-being, Humanism, and Education, Kevin Cloninger, Anthropedia
    Sinquefield State Room, DuBourg Hall, Fourth Floor
  • 10:35 - 11:50 a.m.
    Session II: Student Well-being: An Examen Faculty Panel, Renady Hightower, Ph.D., University of Detroit Mercy; Karla Scott, Ph.D., Saint Louis University; and TBA
    Sinquefield State Room, DuBourg Hall, Fourth Floor
  • 12 p.m.
    Lunch: Pere Marquette Room, DuBourg Hall, Second Floor
  • 2-3:15 p.m.
    Session III: Moving Beyond Crisis: The Value of Listening and Mission-driven, Community-led Change, William P. Johnson, J.D., SLU School of Law
    Sinquefield State Room, DuBourg Hall, Fourth Floor
  •  3:30-4:45 p.m.
    Faculty Cohort Discussion Breakout Sessions
    Sinquefield State Room, DuBourg 404 & 406, DuBourg Hall, Fourth Floor
  • 5:15 p.m.
    Mass: St. Francis Xavier College Church (Please sit together in designated area.)
  • 6:15 p.m.
    Dinner on-your-own, recommendations provided.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

  •  8-9 a.m.
    Breakfast: Sinquefield State Room, DuBourg Hall, Fourth Floor
  •  9-10:15 a.m.
    Session IV: To Be Good Stewards: Alignment and Integrity of Cura Personalis and Cura Apostolica, Molly Schaller, Ph.D., SLU School of Education
    Sinquefield State Room, DuBourg Hall, Fourth Floor
  • 10:30 a.m.
    Box lunch and end of conference
    Sinquefield State Room, DuBourg Hall, Fourth Floor


The Angad Arts Hotel ( and Hotel Ignacio ( are the designated conference hotels. Both are within close walking distance of the conference sites on SLU's campus.

A special conference rate of $139 per night is available at the Angad. Hotel Ignacio offers a rate of $155 per night. To reserve a room using these rates, please contact a hotel directly and mention "Faculty Conversations Conference" as soon as possible since a limited number of rooms are available.

Transportation, Parking and Safety 

Participants staying at the Angad and Hotel Ignacio are within walking distance of all conference venues. We encourage attendees staying further away from campus to use ride hailing services such as Uber or Lyft or taxi service through Laclede Cab. Those relying on their own vehicles may use on-street pay parking around SLU or the Laclede Garage at 3602 Laclede Avenue. Please remember to secure vehicles and keep valuables out of sight.

Anyone wanting a safety escort while walking on campus or needing a ride to any location on or adjacent to campus may call our Department of Public Safety at 314-977-7433.

For any emergency, please call DPS at 314-977-3000.