SLU Delegation Presents at Jesuit Higher Education Conference
Fourteen SLU faculty, staff members and administrators represented the University
at the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) conference, “Through the Eye of the Needle, Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education,” at Seattle University from Aug. 10 to 13.
SLU presentations at the conference included:
- “Intentional Course Design for Social Justice: A Workshop,” presented by Debie Rudder
Lohe, Ph.D., and Gina Merys, Ph.D., of the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching
- “Operationalizing Mission for Our Students in Healthcare,” Kelly M. Everard, Ph.D.
and Fred Rottnek, M.D., of the Department of Family and Community Medicine.
- “Magis Ignited: A Panel Discussion on the Intersection of Business and Justice,” Bonnie
Wilson, Ph.D., of the Cook School of Business’ economics department.
- “Teaching International Students: Ignatian Pedagogy and Best Practices in Service-Learning
and Blended Classrooms,” Lisieux M. Huelman, Ph.D., Lisa A. Fischer, Ph.D., and Ann
K. Meechai, Ph.D. Huelman and Fischer represented the INTO SLU program and Meechai
is an assistant professor of instruction – English as a Second Language.
- “Making Meaning, Meeting Others: A Dialogue Facilitation Workshop on Identity, Difference,
and Social Justice,” Karla Scott, Ph.D., Department of Communication.
University Provost Dr. Nancy Brickhouse also attended as part of the Ignatian Colleagues
The conference was made up of over 400 participants from all 28 U.S. Jesuit colleges
and universities as well as attendees from Jesuit institutions and organizations from
around the world. The conference is held every four years, and began in 2000 at Santa
Clara University, where Peter Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., Jesuit General Superior, delivered
his famous “gritty reality” speech, calling on universities to push students towards
more experiential learning in the communities that surround campus, “through contact,
rather than concepts.”