Seattle University Honors President of the University of Central America in Nicaragua

Seattle University Honors President of the University of Central America in Nicaragua

On Sunday, June 16, Rev. José Alberto “Chepe” Idiaquez, S.J, president of the University of Central America (UCA), a Jesuit institution in Managua, Nicaragua, received an honorary degree during the undergraduate commencement ceremony at Seattle University. The degree was conferred by Seattle University’s president, Rev. Stephen Sundborg, S.J., at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA.

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AJCU Welcomes New Director of Government Relations

AJCU Welcomes New Director of Government Relations

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) is pleased to welcome Jenny Smulson as Director of Government Relations. A proud Georgetown University graduate with nearly two decades of experience advocating on higher education issues, Smulson comes to AJCU from the American Psychological Association (APA), where she served as senior legislative and federal affairs officer.

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'Professional Humans': AJCU Career Service Leaders Explore Jesuit Education and the Future of Work

'Professional Humans': AJCU Career Service Leaders Explore Jesuit Education and the Future of Work

On Wednesday, June 5, members of the AJCU Career Service Leaders affinity group gathered at the 2019 National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) conference in Orlando, FL. The AJCU Career Service Leaders hosted a panel discussion and networking reception for guests, exploring the theme of Professional Humans: Jesuit Education and the Future of Work.

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In Commencement Address, AJCU President Calls Loyola Chicago Graduates to Rebuild U.S. Catholic Church

In Commencement Address, AJCU President Calls Loyola Chicago Graduates to Rebuild U.S. Catholic Church

On Tuesday, May 7, Rev. Michael J. Sheeran, S.J., president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), became an honorary Rambler when he received an honorary degree from Loyola University Chicago. The degree was conferred during the commencement ceremony for graduates of Loyola’s Graduate School and Institute of Pastoral Studies, for which Fr. Sheeran served as commencement speaker.

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Markus Howard & Makenzie Mason Named National Jesuit Basketball Players of the Year

Markus Howard & Makenzie Mason Named National Jesuit Basketball Players of the Year

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) is pleased to name Markus Howard of Marquette University and Makenzie Mason of the University of Scranton the National Jesuit Basketball Players of the Year. This award honors two student-athletes, one man and one woman, who best display excellence on the basketball court while maintaining core values of Jesuit education: men and women for others who are committed to academic excellence, service, leadership and caring for the whole person.

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AJCU Partners with Loyola University New Orleans to Establish Cyndy Littlefield Memorial Scholarship

AJCU Partners with Loyola University New Orleans to Establish Cyndy Littlefield Memorial Scholarship

As we mourn the passing of Cyndy Littlefield, who served as vice president for federal relations at the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) for more than two decades, we are reminded time and again about the extent of her work on behalf of low-income students across the country. To honor Cyndy’s advocacy for financial aid programs to help low-income students attend college, AJCU has partnered with her alma mater, Loyola University New Orleans, to endow a need-based scholarship there in her name.

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AJCU Welcomes New Associate Member

AJCU Welcomes New Associate Member

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) is pleased to announce its newest associate member: Newman College of the University of Melbourne in Australia. The AJCU Board of Directors voted unanimously to accept Newman as an associate member during its annual winter board meeting in Washington, D.C. on February 2. Newman joins two associate members: Campion College at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan and St. John’s College in Belize.

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Jesuit Schools Celebrate Christmas 2018

Jesuit Schools Celebrate Christmas 2018

It has become a tradition for our schools to produce Christmas videos featuring greetings and well wishes from presidents, faculty, staff and students. We want to give a special thank you to the AJCU Marketing & Communications Network for sharing these beautiful videos and photos with us, and for putting so much time and energy into their productions. We hope you enjoy seeing Christmas on campus this year!

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Jesuit Schools Stand Against Hatred, Racism & Anti-Semitism

Jesuit Schools Stand Against Hatred, Racism & Anti-Semitism

Over the past six days, Jesuit campuses have hosted community gatherings, Masses and interfaith prayer services to honor the lives of the victims who were killed in the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday, Oct. 27, as well as the victims of recent hate crimes in Kentucky and other parts of the country. Click on the image to learn more about these events, and to read reflections from presidents and administrators of the nation's Jesuit colleges and universities.

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Alpha Sigma Nu Triennial Highlights Scholarship, Loyalty & Service to Jesuit Education

Alpha Sigma Nu Triennial Highlights Scholarship, Loyalty & Service to Jesuit Education

On October 11-13, more than 100 people from Jesuit institutions across the world gathered at Seattle University in Seattle, WA for the 34th Alpha Sigma Nu Triennial Conference. Sponsored by Alpha Sigma Nu (ASN), the only academic honor society to bear the name “Jesuit,” the conference drew student leaders from 31 ASN chapters; faculty advisers and coordinators from 18 chapters; and leaders of 11 alumni clubs.

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Jesuit Student Government Presidents Form Alliance

Jesuit Student Government Presidents Form Alliance

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) is pleased to welcome the Jesuit Student Government Alliance (JSGA) into its network of conferences and affinity groups. The group consists of the presidents of all 28 student governments on Jesuit college and university campuses across the United States, as well as AJCU’s associate member institution, St. John’s College in Belize.

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AJCU Honors Scott Fleming with Appreciation Award

AJCU Honors Scott Fleming with Appreciation Award

On Thursday, September 27, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) honored Scott Fleming, former Associate Vice President for Federal Relations at Georgetown University, with the AJCU Appreciation Award. Fleming recently retired from a distinguished 17-year career serving his alma mater as an administrator and dedicated advocate for students.

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Jesuit Colleges & Universities Mark Constitution Day 2018

Jesuit Colleges & Universities Mark Constitution Day 2018

This week, Jesuit colleges and universities across the United States are hosting a variety of events to commemorate Constitution Day. The U.S. Congress approved the declaration of Constitution Day in 2005 in response to legislative efforts led by the late Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-WV) to formally recognize the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787 (constitutionday.com).

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