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The ACCU calendar lists events taking place around the country and the world with a focus on Catholic higher education. Included are both conferences sponsored by ACCU and those that are related to member campuses. To submit an event that may be of interest to Catholic higher education, please e-mail accu@accunet.org.

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March 2017
Soul of Development: 50th Anniversary of Populorum Progressio  
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - Saturday, March 25, 2017
University of Notre Dame, IN

Registration is now open for this 2017 Catholic Social Tradition Conference.

April 2017
IFCU-ACISE International Conference 2017  
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - Friday, April 21, 2017 - All Day
Universite´ Catholique de l’Ouest, Angers, France

What are the perennial foundations on which Catholic universities are based? While we have many established practices, values, beliefs, methodologies, and theories, we also need to take into account developments in digital literacy, the growing role and involvement of the family, the constant search for creative pedagogies in the university, and more. More information and the call for papers can be found at the link below.

May 2017
Call for Papers Due: Pope Francis, A Voice Crying Out in the World: Mercy, Justice, Love and Care for the Earth  
Monday, May 1, 2017

The Institute for Catholic Social Thought at Villanova University is hosting a celebration of the fifth anniversary of the election of Pope Francis, scheduled for April 13-15, 2018. The goal of the conference is to provide a theological and historical analysis of this pontificate.

Call for Papers: Suggested concurrent session themes include: Francis’ Theology of the Church, Francis and Vatican II, Francis’ Vision of Mission and Discipleship, Amoris Laetitia and Moral Theology, Francis’ Critique of Inequality, Laudato si’ and Creation, Francis and International Affairs. Proposals for concurrent sessions due by May 1, 2017. Papers due by December 1, 2017, to executive editor barbara.wall@villanova.edu.

June 2017
Mission Integration Institute  
Monday, June 5, 2017 - Friday, June 9, 2017 - All Day
University of San Diego, CA

Explore, reflect, and develop a deep understanding of the role and mission of a Catholic institution! Enrollment is limited; register by May 15, 2017.

Contact:   
ccs@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4784
Collegium: Pause at 25  
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - Saturday, June 24, 2017 - All Day
St. Catherine University, MN

Collegium turns 25 in 2017. Therefore, in place of the normal 2017 summer colloquy, Collegium will hold a larger but shorter conference — a “Pause at 25” to examine the state of Catholic higher education today, and to consider our future work. Each Collegium member school is invited to send a team of three participants in 2017, providing a chance for alumni/ae to re-engage with Collegium.

World Union of Jesuit Alumni  
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - Sunday, July 2, 2017 - All Day
John Carroll University, OH

The World Union of Jesuit Alumni (WUJA), founded in 1956, holds an international Congress every four years to gather Jesuit friends and alumni—from as many as 50 countries representing a global network of Jesuit ministries—to build international networks and affirm Jesuit centric values for a greater good.


From June 28-July 2, 2017, WUJA will meet for the first time ever in North America, at John Carroll University, in Cleveland, Ohio. WUJA 2017 will gather renowned, world-class speakers committed to Uniting Our Jesuit Frontiers in the arts, business, science, law, spirituality, theology, faith and leadership, service, and justice.


Attendees, made up of alumni and friends of Jesuit institutions, will enjoy countless opportunities to connect, learn and celebrate, providing a unique platform for participants to take shared experiences back to their country to help shape our society for the common good.


July 2017
Institute of Administrators in Catholic Higher Education  
Monday, July 10, 2017 - Thursday, July 13, 2017 - All Day
Boston College, MA

Each July, the Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education hosts a four-day seminar providing a singular opportunity for administrators and leaders at Catholic colleges and universities around the globe to interact with some of the nation’s most outstanding scholars and practitioners as they address issues that Catholic higher education faces on a daily basis.

Call for Papers Due: A Distinctive Vision? Catholic Higher Education 50 Years After Land O’Lakes  
Monday, July 17, 2017 - All Day
Saint Louis University, MO

Saint Louis University announces an interdisciplinary symposium on Catholic higher education 50 years after the Land O’Lakes statement on the nature of the Catholic university -- a watershed moment in contemporary American Catholic history. Some consider the statement a revolutionary road map for Catholic education in the modern world; others have declared a half-century of devastation. Still others designate it a mixed legacy. This conference, scheduled to take place on September 20-22, 2017, will provide a thoughtful forum for revisiting enduring questions about the relationship between the Church and the contemporary university.

Call for Papers: Topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • The historical context and legacy of Land O’Lakes
  • Pluralism and the Catholic university
  • The relationship between research and mission
  • Changing face of leadership in Catholic higher education

Presentation proposals should be approximately 250 words in length and include one’s current institutional affiliation and positions. Proposals should be submitted to gbrion1@slu.edu no later than April 17. Scholars will be notified of the status of their proposals by May 1. Graduate students are encouraged to submit.

2017 ASACCU Annual Conference  
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017
Neumann University, PA

Join ASACCU to explore "Journey for the Dream: Catholic Higher Education as a Compass for Our Students."

Mission Leadership Institute  
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - All Day
Lewis University, IL

Join us in summer 2017 for the second ACCU Mission Officer Institute. Details and registration information coming in early spring.

August 2017
Interfaith Leadership Institute  
Friday, August 11, 2017 - Sunday, August 13, 2017 - All Day
Chicago, IL

Offered by Interfaith Youth Core, ILI trainings equip undergraduate students and educators with the skills to engage diverse worldviews, and to build the interfaith movement on campuses nationwide. Discounts and scholarships available.

October 2017
Young People and Inequalities  
Monday, October 16, 2017 - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - All Day
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy

This meeting will be the fourth International Congress of the International Federation of Catholic Universities' social sciences group. Review the call for papers at the link below.

November 2017
The Global Refugee and Migrant Crisis: Responsibility and Responses of Universities  
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - Saturday, November 4, 2017 - All Day
Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Rome

With the number of displaced people in the world at more than 65 million in 2016, the plight of refugees has gained new prominence as countries have taken in displaced people. To address the issue, universities have an important role to play through the missions of teaching, research, and services. The International Federation of Catholic Universities, together with the Pontificia Università Gregoriana, the Center for Religious Understanding (USA) and Being the Blessing Foundation (USA) will hold an international conference next November at the Gregorian University in Rome and then create an international network of universities and institutions willing to collaborate going forward in responding to that crisis. In the spring, IFCU and its partners will dedicate an online resource portal to this topic, in order to provide academics and field actors with studies, reports, policy papers, and so forth likely to contribute to the discussions of the conference.

 

Registration details and additional information will be posted as it is made available.

 

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