All Events

The ACCU calendar lists events taking place around the country 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


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June 2015
Liturgical Art and Design after Vatican II: A Catholic Research Resources Alliance Symposium and Annual Meeting  
Monday, June 1, 2015 - Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL

The symposium will explore post-Vatican II changes and current activities in preserving and providing access to the archives of liturgical designers and artists, as well as engage scholars and students who use these resources

Contact:    Jennifer Younger
Sacra Liturgia USA 2015
Monday, June 1, 2015 - Thursday, June 4, 2015
New York, NY
This international conference on liturgical formation in light of the new evangelization will carry the theme, "Culmen et Fons Vitae et Missionis Ecclesiae." Topics addressed will range from broad subjects like the relationship between liturgy and culture, Catholic identity, youth, the arts, and Catholic education, to specific questions like the mid-20th-century changes to Holy Week and the post-Vatican-II reform of the calendar and lectionary.

The Mission Integration Institute: Catholic Higher Education Program
Monday, June 8, 2015 - Friday, June 12, 2015
University of San Diego, CA

Designed for entry-level and mid-career professional administrators working in Catholic higher education. Deepen your knowledge and understanding of Catholic higher education and contemporary moral issues. Register by April 15, 2015— enrollment is limited.

(619) 260-4585
ACCU Rome Seminar  
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - Thursday, June 18, 2015
Rome, Italy
Contact:    Sandra Kerr-Porcari
Collegium Summer Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life
Friday, June 19, 2015 - Friday, June 26, 2015
Saint John's University, MN
July 2015
25th IFCU General Assembly
Monday, July 13, 2015 - Friday, July 17, 2015
Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is hosting the 25th General Assembly of the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU), 13–17 July 2015 in Melbourne, Australia, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the establishment of ACU.

     The theme of the IFCU 25th General Assembly is “Times change. Values endure." Over five days, delegates will discuss, analyse, and reflect on the challenges Catholic universities face in today’s ever-changing world. We look forward to an engaging, rich, and relevant exchange of ideas that will impact the way we manage change, while keeping true to the values and ethos of Catholic higher education.

     Aligned to the IFCU 25th General Assembly will be a series of satellite events held in Melbourne, which ACU is also hosting, including:

  • AUSJAL General Assembly on 6-7 July 2015
  • Jesuit Higher Education Conference on 7-10 July 2015
  • Presidents’ Roundtable on 11-12 July 2015, focusing on the theme of internationalisation

Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education
Monday, July 13, 2015 - Thursday, July 16, 2015
Boston College, MA
St. John Bosco Conference  
Monday, July 13, 2015 - Thursday, July 16, 2015
Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH

Spend part of your summer gaining new skills to better teach the faith. Learn from noted Catholic speakers, participate in certification tracks for a variety of disciplines, and network with other campus ministers and catechists.

National Campus Ministry Association Conference  
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - Friday, July 17, 2015
Albion College, MI

Theme: "Global Citizenship in the 21st Century." The event will offer resources, fellowship, and new ideas about the field of higher education. Keynote speakers include Sharon Parks and Josh Feigelsen. New in 2015: The NCMA Conference will offer pre-conference networking opportunities for all denominations. Come meet with other Catholic campus minsters to discuss current ministry issues and topics vital to your ministry.

ASACCU Annual Conference: "Widening Our Embrace"
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - Friday, July 24, 2015
Providence College, RI

In light of this year’s theme, Widening Our Embrace, conference organizers invite not only administrators working within typical student affairs departments (residence life, student activities, community standards, orientation, recreation and club sports, etc.), but also campus partners from athletics, diversity offices, campus police/security, career education, mission and ministry, and faculty. The highlight of the conference will be a series of keynote panels that will focus on inclusive excellence, hospitality, solidarity, and love.  Each panelist will offer insight about how we can make our campuses authentically inclusive and supportive for increasingly diverse student populations.

October 2015
Transcending Orthodoxies: Academic Freedom in Religiously Affiliated Universities  
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - Sunday, November 1, 2015
University of Notre Dame, IN

A reexamination of the secular principles of academic freedom, and a discussion of how a theological understanding might build on and further develop it. Call for papers now open.

November 2015
Still Guests in Our Own House? Women and the Church since Vatican II  
Friday, November 6, 2015 - Saturday, November 7, 2015
Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago will mark the 50th anniversary of the conclusion of Vatican II with a public symposium that explores how women's lives across the globe have changed since the Council, and how these changes have affected the Church. Women have taken on new roles, challenged traditional teachings, and raised new questions:

  • What has and has not changed for women in the Church since the Second Vatican Council?
  • What positions do women have and what roles do they play in the Church today?
  • What is the future for women in the Church? What should be the agenda of engagement for the next half century?

Interested scholars are invited to submit a 100-200 word proposal for a panel, roundtable or paper by June 1, 2015, to A decision will be conveyed by June 15, 2015. More details below.

National Catholic Collegiate Conference  
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - Saturday, November 21, 2015
Indianapolis, IN

Sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry and the National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association (NCYAMA), this conference will draw young adults around the theme, "Here I am, Lord."

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