Letter from the Editor

By Deanna I. Howes, Director of Communications, AJCU

This month's issue of Connections features examples of stellar student research taking place at five Jesuit institutions: Creighton University, Gonzaga University, Loyola University Chicago, Saint Louis University and The University of Scranton. Across the country, students at all levels (undergraduate through professional programs) are working alongside professors in classrooms and labs; some are even working in their local communities. Their numerous contributions are helping to advance knowledge and benefit individuals both on and off campus.

Our Federal Relations report features the latest appropriations information from Capitol Hill for FY17. With the threat of a government shutdown looming, you'll want to hear from Cyndy Littlefield, our Vice President for Federal Relations, on how this could affect higher education.

It's been a very busy spring at AJCU and for all of our institutions, many of which are hosting AJCU conferences. For a full schedule, check out the new online calendar on our website. In the last few weeks of the academic year, we wish all faculty and students the best of luck and look forward to an exciting commencement season ahead!