Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Editing Connections every month always makes me acutely aware of the responsibilities of my own job. This is why, over the past six years, Eloquentia Perfecta has become more than just a favorite "Jesuit catch phrase." It's something that motivates me to become more persuasive, more reasoned and more just in everything that I write or say.

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The Jesuit Conference on Rhetoric & Composition: Transforming Eloquentia Perfecta for the 21st Century

The Jesuit Conference on Rhetoric & Composition: Transforming Eloquentia Perfecta for the 21st Century

How can we re-imagine and renew a 500-year-old tradition in our digitally mediated, multi-cultural, globally connected age? The Jesuit Conference on Rhetoric and Composition comes together to answer this question through “nuestro modo de proceder” – listening, sharing and attending to both what is common and what is unique about our distinct institutional contexts, then moving forward together.

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Re-Envisioning Rhetoric at the University of San Francisco

Re-Envisioning Rhetoric at the University of San Francisco

When the faculty in the Department of Rhetoric and Language (R&L) at the University of San Francisco (USF) began re-envisioning their course curriculum in 2014, they decided to highlight Eloquentia Perfecta as a key element of the new 3-course sequence. A backbone of Jesuit education, the concept of Eloquentia Perfecta (affectionately known in-house as EP) became a means to unify the department’s composition and public speaking courses.

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Federal Relations

Federal Relations

In an effort to bolster critical investments in higher education, AJCU has signed on to a coalition letter to the bipartisan leadership of the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging a significant increase in the proposed FY20 budget allocation available to the Subcommittees that fund the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education.

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