May 2019 Connections:
Campuses at Commencement
This issue of Connections is bittersweet, as we pay tribute to Wheeling Jesuit University, which will no longer be affiliated with the Society of Jesus after this academic year. But we also celebrate the class of 2019 from WJU, as well as all of the newest Jesuit-educated graduates from all of our schools!
On Saturday, May 4, Wheeling Jesuit University hosted its final commencement ceremony as an institution affiliated with the Society of Jesus. We invited alumni and friends of the school to share memories from their time as students and/or employees, and to describe the impact that Wheeling Jesuit made on their lives.
Rockhurst University is proud to be a part of the fabric of Kansas City, MO—so proud, that every year at commencement, graduates take a "Hawk Walk" right through the heart of downtown. In just ten years, it's become one of the most beloved traditions for graduates, families and friends.
As part of their multi-day commencement activities, Georgetown University hosts a “Social Justice Send-Off” ceremony every year, to give special recognition to graduates who had been actively involved in social justice work during their time at Georgetown.
Newman College (affiliated with the University of Melbourne) is the newest associate member of AJCU. Every fall, Newman offers a Valete Mass for its graduating members; we are pleased to share the homily from the 2018 Mass, delivered by Rev. Bill Uren, S.J., rector of the College.
Although Congress and the Administration have not reached an agreement on how to adjust budget caps for FY20, the House Appropriations Committee has approved its version of the FY20 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Appropriations bill, which provides some increases for student financial aid and other higher education programs.
September 2015: The Impact of HEA Reauthorization on AJCU Campuses
October 2015: 100th Anniversary of Alpha Sigma Nu
November 2015: The Jesuit Mission of Graduate & Professional Programs
December 2015: Celebrating the Arts on Jesuit Campuses
January 2016: The Impact of STEM Programs on Jesuit Institutions
February 2016: Diversity on Jesuit Campuses
March 2016: The Jesuit Mission of Athletic Programs
April 2016: Eco-Jesuit: Campus Responses to Laudato Si'
May 2016: How Jesuit Institutions Help Alumni Live the Mission
AJCU Connections Archive (2015-Present)
March 2019: Eloquentia Perfecta
February 2019: Interdisciplinary Learning on AJCU Campuses
January 2019: The Food & Drink Issue
November 2018: Jesuit Schools Trace the Path of St. Ignatius
October 2018: Jesuit Schools Get Out the Vote!
September 2018: The Migration Crisis | How Are Jesuit Institutions Responding?
September 2017: How Jesuit Institutions Serve Under-Served Populations
October 2017: Jesuit Business Education
November 2017: Breakthroughs in Faculty Research
December 2017: The Mission of Jesuit Medical & Nursing Programs
January 2018: Young Jesuits in Higher Education
March 2018: Forming Ignatian Leaders on Jesuit Campuses
April 2018: Finding God in All Things: Prayer Spaces on Jesuit Campuses
May 2018: Building a Culture of Philanthropy
September 2016: Town & Gown Partnerships for Jesuit Schools
October 2016: Election 2016 on Jesuit Campuses
November 2016: Distinguished Faculty on Jesuit Campuses
December 2016: Impact of GC36 on Jesuit Education
January 2017: Social Innovation on Jesuit Campuses
February 2017: Fostering Mission & Identity on Jesuit Campuses
March 2017: Honors Programs at Jesuit Institutions
April 2017: Celebrating Student Scholarship at Jesuit Institutions
May 2017: Marketing the Mission of Jesuit Education