CATHOLIC HIGHER EDUCATION and CULTURE:
Advancing Gospel Values and Cultivating Civility

January 28-30, 2012  ~  The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE & PRE-MEETING EVENTS

Thursday, January 26
3:00 PM Catholic Mission Institute for New Presidents
Friday, January 27
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Catholic Mission Institute for New Presidents
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Lorraine Sloma-Williams, Ed.D., ACCU
Noon - 1:30 PM ACCU Executive Committee Luncheon
2:00 - 5:00 PM ACCU Board of Directors

Saturday, January 28

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Registration
5:00 - 6:15 PM
Opening Eucharistic Liturgy
Most Rev. Joseph P. McFadden, Celebrant, Bishop of Harrisburg
Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., Homilist, President, DePaul University
Choir, Villanova University
6:15 - 7:15 PM Opening Reception
7:15 - 8:45 PM
ACCU Banquet & Awards Presentation
Presentation of the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC, Award
Sr. Joel Read, S.S.S.F., President Emerita, Alverno College
Presentation of the Monika K. Hellwig Award
Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, Th.D., Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University 
Presentation of the Presidents' Distinguished Service Award
Margaret O'Brien Steinfels and Peter Steinfels, Ph.D., Co-directors, The Fordham Center on Religion and Culture, Fordham University 

Sunday, January 29

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Registration
7:00 - 7:30 AM
Eucharistic Liturgy
Celebrant: Rev. James Patrick Shea, President, University of Mary
7:30 - 8:45 AM Continental Breakfast
  International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) Breakfast Meeting
 
Graduate Student Seminar
Michael James, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education
Sr. Candace Introcase, C.D.P., President, La Roche College
 
Presidential Spouses' Breakfast: ACCU 101
Paula Moore, ACCU Director of Communications
Andy Costigan, ACCU Conference and Membership Coordinator
8:00 - 8:45 AM Journal of Catholic Higher Education Reception for Peer Reviewers
9:00 - 10:00 AM
Opening Prayer
Plenary Session
Discerning Culture and Advancing Gospel Values
Peter Steinfels, Ph.D., Co-director, The Fordham University Center on Religion and Culture; author of A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America
Eboo Patel, Founder and President, Interfaith Youth Core; author of Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim in the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation
Jennifer Lindholm, Ph.D., Project Director, "Spirituality in Higher Education: A National Study of College Students," UCLA; Co-author of Cultivating the Spirit: How College Can Enhance Students' Inner Lives
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Concurrent Sessions
Implications for Catholic Higher Education in Discerning Culture and Advancing Gospel Values
I.   Peter Steinfels: A Theological Perspective
      Moderator: Sr. Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, President, Chestnut Hill College
II.  Eboo Patel: Engaging Interfaith Dialogue
       Moderator: Joanne Burrows, Ph.D., President, Clarke University
III.  Jennifer Lindholm: Student Spirituality Today
       Moderator: Joseph McGowan, Ph.D., President, Bellarmine University
Noon - 1:00 PM Luncheon
1:15 - 2:30 PM
Plenary Session
American Catholics: I Have Some Good News and Bad News
David Campbell, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Political Science; Director, Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, University of Notre Dame; Co-author with Robert Putnam of American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us
Moderator: Carol Ann Mooney, J.D., President, Saint Mary's College
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Concurrent Sessions
I. Catholic Higher Education Research: Tools for Assessing Catholic Mission and a Model of Inter-institutional Collaboration
    Ellen Boylan, Ph.D., Marywood University, Catholic Higher Education Research 
     Cooperative (CHERC) Associate Chair
     Laura Uerling, Stonehill College, Research in Higher Education Co-Chair, CHERC
     Michael Cogan, Ph.D., University of Saint Thomas, Research in Higher Education
     Co-Cahir, CHERC
     Moderator: Mark Gunty, University of Notre Dame, Board Chair, CHERC
II. Trustees Ensuring Catholic Mission
    Most Rev. Joseph McFadden, Bishop of Harrisburg
     Thomas Longin, Senior Fellow, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and 
     Colleges
     Moderator: Rosalie Mirenda, Ph.D., President, Neumann University
III. Serving the (Increasingly) Diverse U.S. Catholic Community
       Katherine M. Sisoian, Vice President for Student Development, St. Mary's University
       Antoine Garibaldi, Ph.D., President, University of Detroit-Mercy
       Moderator: Msgr. Franklyn Casale, President, St. Thomas University
4:15 - 5:15 PM
Plenary Session
Cultivating Civility: Pro-Life & Social Justice Pursuing the Kingdom Together
I. Introductory Remarks on Civility Collaboration
     Rev. Jeffrey von Arx. S.J., President, Fairfield University 
II. Presentation, Church Perspective
     John Carr, Executive Director, USCCB Department of Justice, Peace, and Human
     Development
     Tom Grenchik, Executive Director, USCCB Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities
III. Campus Examples, Student Stories
      William K. Thierfelder, President, Belmont Abbey College
     Sr. Elise Kriss, O.S.F., President, University of Saint Francis
5:30 - 6:30 PM
Reception
7:00 PM
Dinner on Your Own

Monday, January 30

7:30 AM - Noon
Registration 
7:00 - 7:30 AM Eucharistic Liturgy
Celebrant: Rev. Larry Hostetter, President, Brescia University      
7:45 - 8:45 AM
Continental Breakfast
 
Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education (IACHE) Breakfast Meeting
Michael James, Ph.D., Director
 
Presidents of Diocesan Colleges and Universities Breakfast Meeting
 
Catholic Relief Services Presidential Delegation Breakfast Meeting
Mary Lyons, Ph.D., President, University of San Diego
 
Charism Directors Breakfast Meeting
Michael Galligan-Stierle, Ph.D., President, ACCU
8:45 - 10:50 AM
Presidential Track (Presidents Only Meeting)
9:00 - 9:50 AM
Executive Track
Concurrent Sessions

I. Integrating Catholic World View: Best Practices for Academic Affairs
      Joseph Saliba, Ph.D., Provost, University of Dayton
     Evelyn Quinn, Provost, Georgian Court University 
     Moderator: Frank Lazarus, Ph.D., Provost, Assumption College

II. Integrating Catholic World View: Best Practices for Student Affairs 
       Lisa Kirkpatrick & Rev. Richard Scott Wilkinson, St. Edward's University
       Andrew Brereton & Tara Hart, Seton Hall University
     Moderator: Maryellen Gilroy, Ed.D., Vice President for Student Affairs, Siena College
III. Integrating Catholic World View: Best Practices for Spouses
       Rev. Philip Lowe, University Chaplain, Neumann University
     Sr. Kati McMahon, RSM, Special Assistant to the President for Mission and Planning,            Gwynedd-Mercy College
10:00 - 10:50 AM
Executive Track
Centers and Institutes in Catholic Higher Education: Practical Suggestions for Innovative Programming
I. Center for Religion and Public Discourse, Saint Xavier University
      Sr. Sue Sanders, R.S.M., Director
     Sr. Joy Clough, R.S.M.
II. The Non Profit Center, LaSalle University
       Laura Otten, Ph.D., Director
 
Catholic Colleges and Universities Working for Immigration Reform 
      His Eminence Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles
     Kevin Appleby, Director of Migration Policy and Public Affairs, USCCB
     David Koelsch, J.D., Director of the Immigration Law Clinic, University of Detroit Mercy
     Sr. Diane Kennedy, O.P., Vice President of Mission and Ministry, Dominican University
11:00 AM - Noon Plenary Session and Adjournment
Advancing Gospel Values and Cultivating Civility: The Compelling Story of Catholic Higher Education
Sr. Maryanne Stevens, R.S.M., President, College of St. Mary
Fr. Tom Curran, O.S.F.S., President, Rockhurst University
12:15 - 1:15 PM Buffet / Boxed Lunch
12:30 - 2:30 PM  Orientation Meeting for New Board Members
   
   
 

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